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how to get rid of canker sores.?

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Dr. Sal Aragona
40 years experience Dentistry
Prevention: Canker sore or more specifically aphthous ulcer can be prevented by avoiding a common foam detergent found in most toothpastes called sodium laurel sulfate. Switching to biotene or other toothpaste not containing this ingredient can be the cure in preventing this painful condition.
Answered on Apr 23, 2014
Dr. David Campbell
26 years experience Ophthalmology
Warm saltwater: Swish with very warm, saltwater, very salty, several times a day. If accessible, place salt on a premoistened finger directly to the ulcer, and hold for several minutes. It's painful, but if it is an aphthous ulcer, it will provide relief very quickly.....Personal experience.
Answered on Sep 29, 2016

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