Aphthous Ulcer or Canker Sore Patients

Many patients suffer from recurrent irritation and ulceration of the mucosal membranes, known as Recurrent Aphthous Ulcers. Sodium lauryl sulfate, a common detergent found in toothpaste, shampoo and detergents, has been implicated in the cause and duration of aphthous ulcers. It appears that sulfates increases blood flow in the gums, increasing mucosal and gingival sloughing, which may cause the increase in minor aphthous ulcers.

Patient Home Use Recommendation:

  • Brush With A Pea Sized Amount Of CloSYS Toothpaste
  • Floss Daily
  • Use A 10:1 Solution Of Water And CloSYS Rinse In An Oral Irrigator (WaterPik)
  • Rinse Whole Mouth With CloSYS Rinse For 30 Seconds
Herlofson B, Bropdin P, Aasrs H. Increased human gingival blood flow induced by sodium lauryl sulfate. J Clin Periodontol 1996; 23:1004-1007