Mouth Ulcers


My current battle.

Well after nearly 6 months of incessant mouth ulcers (canker sores for the yanks) I seem to have solved the riddle. The humble old toothpaste was to blame... though still not 100% sure it was the cause, it was definitely stopping my mouth from healing. I accidentally bit the inside of my mouth a few days ago which would normally result in an ulcer forming, but nothing. It was a little raised for a day and has since healed 3 days later.

Within 3-4 days of switching paste my mouth has completely healed and I haven’t had any outbreaks. It has also appeared to have lessened the whiting on one side of my tongue. E.g. possibly candida. Which I’ve had forever, so that’s a welcome change.

I've now changed to a natural toothpaste from a “supposable” healthy one. Be aware of not only what is in your food but what is in the products you are using daily. If it comes packaged and has ingredients, ensure you read them!

An extra plus is my teeth appear to be whitening.

I won’t brand shame but here are the ingredient lists for comparison. Toothpaste A being the original and B the new.

Toothpaste A

INGREDIENTS: Dicalcium Phosphate Dihydrate, Water (aqua), Xylitol, Glycerin (Vegetable), Sorbitol, Silica, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Cellulose Gum, Natural Flavours, Stevioside (Stevia). Natural flavour contains extracts of: Mint Oil, Eucalyptus Oil, Cardamon, Celery, Caraway, Coriander, Dill, Thyme, Rosemary & Sage. Not tested on animals. Certified Vegan. Contains no genetically modified ingredients, mineral oils or microbeads. Manufactured under GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices).

Toothpaste B

INGREDIENTS: Purified Water, Bentonite Clay, Xylitol, Cinnamon Essential Oil, Sea Salt, Tea Tree Oil.

So if you run into any weird issues try and track down what might be the underlying cause. Sometimes it's the simplest of things you would never even think of!

Extra Update:

I have had one single ulcer since I've changed toothpastes. That's right 1! This was self inflicted. I got a little over zealous talking and eating, leading to the bitting of the inside of my mouth. And when I say biting, I mean mistaking it for a bit of steak... so it sure did hurt and bleed for a good while after it! The good thing is it did not take overly long to heal! So I'm now 100% sure.