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03 May 2011 @ 12:42 pm
Well after about a year (i think? certainly over six months) of using the new magical toothpaste i finally managed to bite my lip hard enough to get a canker sore. If i can keep it down to one canker sore per year i think i shall consider that more than good enough :) And on the even more plus side it doesn't actually seem to be growing in size, at least not noticeably. I <3 my toothpaste :)

(Of course given that it's technically not approved by the ADA we'll see if i still feel that way after my next trip to the dentist =)
the coproduct of doomoonh on May 3rd, 2011 07:49 pm (UTC)
what sort of toothpaste is it?
DonAithnendonaithnen on May 3rd, 2011 07:55 pm (UTC)
The one i'm using is called "Biotene", but that was just the only one i was able to find at our store that didn't have Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, which is the important factor. Or at least so i've been told.

I suppose i could keep looking to see if i could find some other SLS-free toothpaste that is ADA approved and see if it works just as well.
Squidceph on May 3rd, 2011 11:39 pm (UTC)
I use Rembrandt's "For Canker Sore Sufferers" variety, which is the only other SLS-free toothpaste I know of. (I buy it on Amazon.com, usually.) Don't know if it's ADA-approved, but it seems to work fine. As I understand it, thoroughness of brushing is much more important than one's actual toothpaste, from a cavity-avoidance standpoint.
Sister Atom Bomb of Courteous Debateakiko on May 4th, 2011 09:24 pm (UTC)
Well, and fluoride. That's what typically gets it the ADA seal of approval.
mglpe72 on May 4th, 2011 02:41 pm (UTC)
canker sore toothpaste
My wife has many fewer canker sores since we started using toothpaste
without the detergent SLS. We use Rembrandt Canker Sore formula, which is
sold by Johnson & Johnson. It doesn't carry the ADA seal, but at least is
made by a reputable company, and contains fluoride.

Our dermatologist prepares a paste that greatly speeds healing. The shelf
life of the paste is only a few days, so we have to get a fresh batch every
time it's needed. The doctor opens one capsule of Monodox and mixes the
powder inside with one tube (2 grams) of Cormax. The resulting paste is
applied directly to the sore. These are off-label uses of both of these
products, so extra caution is a good idea.