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Are There Dangerous Chemicals In Your Toothpaste?

Are There Dangerous Chemicals In Your Toothpaste?

While toothpaste is made to be safe for brushing teeth, it is not meant to be swallowed, and can contain chemicals such as sodium lauryl sulfate, artificial sweeteners, fluoride, propylene glycol, and microbeads that are unsafe or a risk for some people.

Written By Kassandra Foreman / Reviewed By Ray Spotts

Canker Sores And How To Treat Them

Canker Sores And How To Treat Them

While a canker sore will generally resolve on its own, it can be an uncomfortable and even painful concern.

Written By Kassandra Foreman / Reviewed By Ray Spotts

Sore Gums: What You Can Do To Relieve The Pain

Sore Gums: What You Can Do To Relieve The Pain

When your gums feel sore, it can be hard to concentrate on anything else. That type of pain isn’t easy to ignore. And ignore you shouldn’t for it could be a sign of something more serious.

Written By Jennifer Raskin / Reviewed By Ray Spotts

Mouth Ulcers – What Causes Them And What Can You Do

Mouth Ulcers – What Causes Them And What Can You Do

While there is no definitive cause, there are many contributing factors that can lead to the development of mouth ulcers.

Written By Abigail Wise / Reviewed By Ray Spotts     

How Stress, Anxiety, And Depression Can Result In Poor Dental Health

How Stress, Anxiety, And Depression Can Result In Poor Dental Health

It has been established that issues such as stress, anxiety, and depression while seemingly unrelated can harm your dental health.

Written By Mandy Bular / Reviewed By Ray Spotts

How To Find Relief While You Rid Yourself Of Mouth Sores

How To Find Relief While You Rid Yourself Of Mouth Sores

You don’t have to suffer in pain though while your canker sores heal. You can try a few tricks at home that will both bring relief and help speed along the healing process.

Written By Jennifer Raskin / Reviewed By Ray Spotts
How To Prevent Canker Sores

How To Prevent Canker Sores

Most canker sores heal within 10 to 14 days. Sores that last longer than this should be examined by a professional to make sure its not something serious. Some recurrent sores may be due to underlying systemic conditions like food sensitivities (gluten or acidic foods) or triggered by stress and anxiety.
The Signs And Symptoms Of Canker Sores

The Signs And Symptoms Of Canker Sores

Canker sores are usually smaller than cold sores, only taking up about three to six millimeters of space. They are round or oval with a red or raw appearance. If you have multiple canker sores or canker sores in the throat, it is most likely due to a virus such as the strain that causes cold sores.
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