Toothpaste for Canker Sores

Canker Sore is a small shallow ulcer that appears in the mouth and can often make eating and talking uncomfortable. While simple canker sores can appear 3-5 times in a year and can last for up to one week, complex ones often occur in people who have previously had the same oral problem.

While stress or tissue injury could be the cause of a canker sore, acidic & citrus fruits and vegetables can make the problem worse. Deficiency of vitamin B-12, iron, or zinc can also lead to the problem.

The Irritation of Canker Sores

The exact cause of canker sores is unknown, but one possible cause is chemical irritants like the sulfates (foaming agents) used in most toothpastes. The most common is Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, which creates the foaming action generated when brushing. Sulfates can be found in both toothpaste and mouth rinses.

Using the Right Canker Sore Toothpaste

To eliminate the irritation in your oral care routine, use a soft bristled brush, floss gently, and switch to CloSYS Sulfate-Free Fluoride Toothpaste and Alcohol-Free mouth wash.

Using Sodium Lauryl Sulfate free toothpaste is just the first step. There could be several other canker sore triggers in toothpaste, which need to be identified. If you suffer from the problem of canker sores, you need to use the mildest canker sore toothpaste.

The CloSYS Sulfate-Free toothpaste will also help reduce the chances of gum disease, tooth decay, and bad breath problems better than the regular toothpaste. People with ongoing mouth ulcer or canker sore problems can use the toothpaste as it will not cause further pain.

References:
Herlofson B, Bropdin P, Aasrs H. Increased human gingival blood flow induced by sodium lauryl sulfate. J Clin Periodontol1996; 23:1004-1007