Prone to canker sores and can’t figure out how to stop the painful sores littering your mouth?
While the exact cause of canker sores remains unknown, there has been a wide variety of causes linked to these unwanted mouth ulcers. Canker sores may stem from stress, hormones, food sensitivities, immune system problems, genetics, and believe it or not, your toothpaste.
Many toothpastes include the ingredient known as sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS). SLS is a foaming agent and typically found in household products such as laundry detergent and dish soap. AKA it should not be in your mouth. It is used in toothpaste to help create a feeling of cleanliness and freshness when you brush your teeth. However, since it is a chemical, it can be abrasive and strip your mouth of its protective lining, making it vulnerable to irritants that can lead to canker sores. Additionally, when your oral biome gets out of balance, it changes the immune response and can lead to canker sores.
It was found in a study that out of 10 patients with recurrent canker sores (average of 17.8 canker sores within 3 months), their number of canker sores dropped to 5.1 after brushing with an SLS-free toothpaste for 3 months. An ORL customer who frequently struggles with canker sores said, “I have had canker sores constantly my whole life and have tried countless remedies to help relieve them. I didn’t realize my toothpaste was the main culprit the whole time. I decided to try ORL since it was free of all harmful ingredients and now I rarely get them! It has made a huge difference switching to a natural toothpaste free of SLS.”
Switching to an SLS-free toothpaste is one of the simplest lifestyle changes you can make to help combat canker sores. ORL’s toothpaste also balances your oral biome with its perfect 7.0 pH balancing formula which may help your mouth fight off canker sores. Natural ingredients and organic keep your mouth and body healthier and happier, therefore helping to fight against these painful sores.