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I had painful canker sores for about 10 years, usually occurring about once a month. Now I've only had one mild one in a year. I found out they can be caused by Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, the ingredient in toothpaste that makes it foam up. I found a toothpaste that doesn't have that and it's called Biotene and is made for dry mouth. I found it at K-Mart and CVS, but haven't seen it at Wal-Mart. The tube costs $7 - $8, but it's sooo worth it not to have canker sores! K-Mart (here) stocks theirs beside denture cream instead of toothpaste. I hope it works for you!

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I switched from Crest to Sensodyne a week ago---the entire bottom and sides of my tongue are COVERED in canker sores. I suspected the toothpaste but wasn't sure. Thanks for the name of the ingredient causing the trouble!


Two types of Sensodyne toothpaste do not
have sodium laurel sulfate. One is the
whitening kind, but read all the labels,
as most kinds of Sensodyne do. This is the only toothpaste I can find without it, including those at the health food store. But Sensodyne doesn't cost any more than other toothpastes


Sodium Lauryl Sulphate is a foaming agent (found in most shampoos too.) It aggrivates any sores and makes them take longer to heal.
'The Green Beaver Co' Toothpaste doesn't have it... available in Canada. I still get sores once and awhile but they go away way faster then when I use regular toothpaste.

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