Sodium lauryl sulphate (SLS): Does SLS-free toothpaste use benefit patients with recurrent aphthous stomatitis

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This review of the effects of sodium lauryl sulphate (SLS) free and SLS-containing toothpastes in patients with recurrent aphthous stomatitis (RAS) included 4 small RCTs with the findings suggesting that patients with RAS may benefit from using SLS-free toothpaste. However the quality of teh availabel studies is very low.

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Study shows dexamethasone ointment had positive effect on recurrent aphthous ulceration

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Yesterday we looked at a study that looked at multivitamins for the treatment of recurrent aphthous stomatitis (RAS). Today we have another study whose aim was to explore the efficacy and safety of dexamethasone ointment in the treatment of RAS.  What did they do This was a multi-centre trail conducted across 5 centres in China. [read the full story…]

Daily multivitamins did not reduce risk of mouth ulcers

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Recurrent aphthous stomatitis (RAS), is one of the most common oral mucosal diseases. Minor RAS is the most common form of the disease.  The exact cause of RAS is still unknown and genetics, vitamin deficiencies, trauma, and immune dysfunction have been cited as possible causes.  The aim of this study was to see whether  a [read the full story…]

Stress associated with onset of recurrent mouth ulcers

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Recurrent aphthous stomatitis (RAS) is a common and painful oral disease. It is characterised by recurring mucosal ulceration in an otherwise healthy individual.  Its prevalence is commonly estimated to be between 5% and 25%  with a peak age of onset between 10 and 19 years although they may continue throughout the patient’s life span.  An [read the full story…]