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Category: canker sores

  • Curing Canker Sores with Diet

    Does excluding dairy products, food additives, and gluten-containing grains from one’s diet help those with recurring canker sores (aphthous ulcers)? Recurring canker sores are the single most common inflammatory and ulcerative condition of the mouth, affecting as many as one in five people.  As I discuss in my video The Role of Dairy and Gluten […]

  • Treating Canker Sores with Honey

    What works better against aphthous ulcers? Honey applied with a cotton swab three times a day after meals was compared head-to-head against an over-the-counter soothing pain-relieving paste and a prescription steroid cream.  We’ve known about painful aphthous ulcers, commonly referred to as canker sores, for thousands of years. “They are the most common lesion of the oral mucosa,” the lining of our mouths, perhaps named by […]

  • Is Cocamidopropyl Betaine in Toothpaste Better Than Sodium Lauryl Sulfate?

    For those with recurrent canker sores, is it better to use a toothpaste with SLS, CAPB, or no foaming agents at all? Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) had already been used as a foaming agent in toothpastes for more than a half-century by the time a study was published showing tissue damage in most of those […]

  • Is Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) in Toothpaste Safe?

    Just because the sodium lauryl sulfate in toothpaste doesn’t cause cancer doesn’t mean it can’t cause problems. Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) is a common detergent used in toothpaste. It was featured in a famous Internet hoax nearly 20 years ago. Colgate toothpaste contains SLS, which was supposedly proven to cause cancer, but at least buying […]