Ulcers and Toothpaste
Ulcers: More than an annoyance for some
Oral ulcers are painful sores that occur in the membrane lining our mouths, and are usually painful events for many of us. For some of us, they are a constant occurrence that is disruptive to everyday activities like eating and talking. In severe cases the intensity of the pain and the number of ulcers can actually make such activities difficult to the point it starts to have an impact on one’s quality of life.
Toothpaste can affect those with sensitive mouths
Many toothpastes contain sodium lauryl sulphate (SLS), a chemical used in many cleaning products, as it is a foaming agent.
However, more than one study has found that it can cause irritation to some people and may cause long term health issues. If you are using a mainstream toothpaste, chances are it will have SLS in it.
A herbal, SLS-free solution
Oral Kare’s Zen Herbal Toothpaste is formulated with 11 herbs and no SLS, and is ideal if you have been struggling with oral ulcers. Works best with the Oral Kare Plaq Away Diamond Brush.