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Why You Should Suspect Your Toothpaste if Stomatitis Persists Despite Nutritional Supplementation and Adequate Sleep

If stomatitis occurs frequently despite nutritional supplementation and sufficient sleep, toothpaste should be suspected.

Entered 2024.03.08 07:01 Entered 2024.03.08 07:01 Modified 2024.03.07 18:07 Views 201

If you often get stomatitis even though it is not due to fatigue or lack of sleep, you need to check the toothpaste you use and your brushing habits every day. [사진=게티이미지뱅크]We have entered the season change season, when immunity is prone to decline. At this time of year, it is easy to develop stomatitis if you are overly stressed or do not eat a healthy diet. On the other hand, there are people who are prone to stomatitis even if they are not physically tired. In this case, you may be suspicious of the toothpaste you use every day.

Stomatitis is classified according to its cause and symptoms. ‘Recurrent aphthous stomatitis’ is a 1cm-sized white, round sore that appears inside the mouth. It is the most common type of stomatitis, and it worsens into inflammation when the mucous membrane inside the mouth is irritated when the immune system is weakened. Once it occurs, it disappears naturally after about 10 to 14 days. If it persists for more than 3 weeks, it is best to visit a hospital.

For recurrent aphthous stomatitis, it is important to maintain immunity through a balanced diet, sleep, and exercise. It is best to avoid habits that cause irritation, such as biting the inside of your mouth or eating hot and spicy foods. When using toothpaste, it is helpful to check whether it contains surfactants. Toothpaste mainly contains synthetic surfactants such as sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS). It has strong cleansing power and is an ingredient used in toothpaste, shampoo, and detergent.

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS)… It has a strong cleansing effect, but it irritates the skin and mucous membranes and causes stomatitis.

Although SLS can be beneficial for oral hygiene management, it has the disadvantage of irritating the skin and mucous membranes. According to a publication in The American Journal of Medicine, continuous mucosal irritation caused by SLS can cause stomatitis. In one experiment, a man who had not had stomatitis for several years developed aphthous stomatitis after using toothpaste containing SLS.

A similar study was published in Norway. People prone to aphthous stomatitis were asked to use toothpaste containing SLS for the first three months and toothpaste without SLS for the next three months. The results of the experiment showed that participants had fewer instances of stomatitis while using SLS-free toothpaste.

Frequent stomatitis, use toothpaste without SLS or rinse your mouth several times when brushing your teeth.

If you repeatedly suffer from unexplained stomatitis, it is best to choose a toothpaste that does not contain SLS if possible. Synthetic surfactants like SLS can dry out your mouth. When the inside of your mouth is dry, not only does it feel stuffy, but bacteria can multiply easily and wounds can easily form. Animal testing results from the Korea Food and Drug Safety Evaluation Institute also confirmed that long-term, high-dose exposure to SLS causes dryness in the mucous membrane of the mouth and tooth staining.

If you have no choice but to use toothpaste containing SLS, you must get into the habit of rinsing thoroughly on a regular basis to prevent stomatitis. The surfactant in toothpaste is easily washed off with water. It is helpful to rinse your mouth as many times as possible, not just once or twice.

Meanwhile, the appearance of several small blisters of 2 to 3 mm on the lips or around the mouth is called ‘herpetic stomatitis’. It appears when a herpes virus carrier has a weakened immune system. The area where the blisters appear may be stinging and itchy. Stomatitis can also be caused by the fungus Candida. Causes include colds, decreased salivation, and long-term use of antibiotics.

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2024-03-07 22:03:24

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