_Simply changing your toothpaste could prevent Canker Sores!
Do You Suffer with Canker Sores or Cold Sores?
Canker sores have been around for a long time. It seems like everyone has had to deal with a them at one time or another. There's nothing worse than having a canker sore that rubs on your teeth. Ouch! Fortunately, there are many home remedies floating around out there, and some of them work!
Is there a difference between canker sores and cold sores?
First, let's cover what a canker sore is not. A cold sore is not the same as a canker sore. Although the two are used interchangeably, a cold sore differs in origination and location.
A cold sore is caused by the herpes simplex virus. Don't panic! This type of virus (herpes simplex virus type 1) generally only infects those body tissues that lie "above the beltline" and it is Type 1 that causes cold sores in the majority of cases.
Also, a cold sore is generally found near the edge of a person's lip, or on the surface of the skin near a person's mouth. In other words, they are most often visible to others.
A canker sore, on the other hand, is a type of mouth ulcer and is thought to develop as part of a reaction from your own immune system. They are usually found on the inside of the mouth. Because of this, cold sore remedies are not going to be helpful with this type of problem and won't help you rid canker sores from your mouth.
Are there any cold sore remedies or canker sore remedies available?
Cold sore remedies are primarily limited to medications of various sorts, but many people report relief by the use of ice, tea bags, or petroleum jelly. While none of these cold sore remedies will stop a cold sore in its tracks, they have proven to relieve the pain in some cases.
There are many ways to end up with a canker sore, but one of the most common seems to come from the presence of a common ingredient in almost all commercial toothpastes called "sodium lauryl sulfate" or SLS for short. SLS is added to toothpaste to create a foaming action, to make you think that something is really happening when you are brushing your teeth. Often times, the only thing happening is the beginning of a canker sore!
One reason that people struggle to rid canker sores from their mouth is due to using cold sore remedies to treat them, instead of canker sore remedies. Once you have correctly identified your problem as a canker sore, it is much easier to deal with using proper canker sore remedies.
For some people, certain foods will often trigger a canker sore outbreak. Pay close attention to the things you eat and notice if there is any correlation between a certain food item and the onset of canker sores.
Also, be sure to use a toothpaste and/or mouthwash that does not contain Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS).
Mōdere has never had Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS or SLES) in any of their products including toothpaste, shampoo, bath & shower gel, face cleansers, shaving gels, baby shampoo, baby bath gel, bubble bath, dish soap, laundry detergent, etc
If you suffer from canker sores, this will be welcome news: Simply changing your toothpaste could prevent these lesions. A common toothpaste ingredient, sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS), dries the mucus lining that protects against irritants such as acidic foods - a major cause of the sores, says Pal Barkvoll, an oral surgeon in Oslo, Norway. After having 10 canker-prone people brush with an SLS-free toothpaste for three months, Dr. Barkvoll found that the incidence of sores dropped by 70 percent. Check the labels for SLS-less toothpastes.
96 COSMOPOLITAN MAY 1997
HEALTH AND BENEFIT NOTES
Presented as a public service by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Utah, an Independent Licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association March, 1996.
Can toothpaste contribute to canker sores? Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) is the detergent found in most toothpastes. But research from Oslo, Norway indicates SLS may precipitate canker sores in people already prone to get them. Oral surgeon Paul Barkvoll found a 70 percent decrease in occurrence of canker sores when susceptible persons switched to a toothpaste that did not contain SLS. Barkvoll suspects the ingredient dries out the protective mucous layer lining the mouth, leaving the gums and cheeks vulnerable to irritants like acids in foods.
Mōdere Toothpaste or Mouthwash does not contain SLS or Fluoride!