Your toothpaste COULD be the cause!
Many toothpastes contain the chemical detergent Sodium Lauryl Sulphate – a harsh chemical detergent AND Triclosan – a chemical preservative. My mantra is (as always) READ the label and consider changing to a toothpaste without these.
SO why are they in your Toothpaste? SLS causes the foam in your mouth and Triclosan is an antibacterial and antifungal preservative. What are they and why are they causing mouth ulcers, sores, thrush and gum/tooth sensitivity?
TRICLOSAN – an ANTIBACTERIAL THAT ATTACKS THE SKIN
Triclosan, a preservative with anti-fungal and antibacterial properties, is widely used in toothpastes, soaps, handwashes, deodorants and antibacterial hand gels. It is absorbed through the mouth and skin. Prolonged exposure to triclosan can also disrupt the skin’s protective barrier, prompting an itchy rash or eczema. It is particularly common on the hands, after use of handwash and antibacterial gels.
SODIUM LAURY SULPHATE – a CHEMICAL DETERGENT and KNOWN SKIN IRRITANT
This harsh chemical detergent has it’s very own blog on my website as it’s a proven major skin irritant ……… it’s in skincare, toiletries, toothpastes, clothes wash, dish wash! It can damage the immune system; causing separation of skin layers and inflammation. Orally, it causes mouth ulcer, thrush, sensitivity and can even trigger mucosal irritation of the membranes. Its also a known carciogen!
Can you imagine what these chemicals are doing to your mouth, tongue, throat, gullet, stomach, skin…………..?
To prevent sores, ulcers, sensitivity and thrush etc in your mouth, avoid Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) and Triclosan in your toothpaste. Toothpastes without SLS AND Triclosan are – Sensodyne Daily Care, Corsodyl Original, Aloe Dent, Zendium Total Protection, Truthpaste, Jack and Gill.