Brushing teeth and mouth ulcers?

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I've got ulcers past five days I'm suffering like anythng I'm not able to have anythng though I'm hungry.. I'm not even able to brush my teeth my gums pains badly.. Ulcers has spread on tongue below in sides all over the mouth plzzz help me out..
Sana 8 December 17
Hi,
Recently, I've been struggling with a ulcer on the side/back of my tongue and it hurts like hell when I gulp or do anything related to using my mouth.
I haven't brushed my teeth for 4 days because of this, even opening my mouth hurts.
Joe.F 6 April 17
apply honey to it before bed with cotton swab a did it for my daughter for a week and a noticed the redness left and she could eat and drink comfortably. The ulcer can still be there but it at least take the pain and discomfort, my child lost some weight due to the sever pain but after using honey she is much better. Honey can cause a burning sensation so take it easy when you put it on to your ulcer. After the redness does leave try to find a aloe vera plant and use the gel inside and apply it with a cotton swab or salt and hyrdogen peroxide and take it like a mouth wash you could also use these remedies instead of honey.
Hannah 27 March 17
Plz help me I got mouth ulcers on my skin next to the tooth I don't know what to do

I tried everything mouthwash ,salty water, bonjela ,salt
Chantelle grey 18 January 17
Plz help me I got mouth ulcers on my skin next to the tooth I don't know what to do
Chantelle grey 18 January 17
I just got diagnosed with hand foot mouth disease. I have so many ulcers that are on my lips and throughout my whole mouth with the exception of the top right side of my tongue, that get worse each day. I gave up trying to brush for two days until today when I attempted to try and brush just my teeth. FAIL. The pain was immense! So I opened my mouth and allowed water to just pour in and then I used my finger. This really made a difference. The pain was helped by the running water and all the build up came off gum,cheeks, and roof of mouth.It's not a thorough clean but better than nothing or ripping mouth apart with toothbrush. Then I used floss to gently clean between teeth. I also have lidocain 2% form dr and mix 1.1.1 with baby benedryl and mylanta which numbs pain for maybe 30 minutes. This is the worst virus I think I have ever had.
KristieR 1 July 16
Well you can put salt on the toothbrush hurts like hell but that means it working but ulcers normally stay in your mouth for about 2 weeks :/
Jasmine Patterson 4 August 11
This site is so helpful I never thought to switch toothpastes but the Crest 3D white has turned the inside of my mouth into a shred fest :(
Candace 4 August 11
I have hand foot mouth disease, thus causes me to have painful sores in my mouth. when i went to the doctor they prescribed me some "magic mouth wash" so the pain wouldnt be so intense.
Cherne 17 October 10
As mentioned above, how you brush your teeth is also important. Perhaps more important than which toothpaste you're using. A hard toothbrush can penetrate your gums, irritate the tissues beneath, and thus open the gate for nasty bacteria and viruses which are abundant in the mouth. So, take it easy with that toothbrush:)
Berky 23 June 10
I am a teenager and i get these's uclers right below my lower teeth. it hurts so bad to put the tooth brush in that spot. i dont think the problem is in the tooth paste. it doesnt matter wat goes near it, it just hurts like hell with anything. i dont know wat i need to do to get rid of them, ive gone to my mom but we still havent seen a doctor. i cant continue dealing with this pain. and i definatly dont want my boyfriend to get them because of me. i dont know what to do.
KayleeLynn 17 June 10
You can buy this stuf over the counter now, its like a cotton wool bud, and when u break one end, da liquid n da tube goes down to the other end. You then rub it over the ulcer, it sting like hell when you do so, but the pain is gone within a few minutes. Cant remember the name but definately ask your pahrmacist :)
Dave 11 June 10
To Clyde. I haven't checked the site since 2/8, and didn't see your reply until today. Thanks for the tip about the sls-free shampoo. I'll definitely look into it. Meanwhile, the Squigle toothpaste seems to keep me from getting the ultra-painful ulcers, though it hasn't eliminated all ulcers completely. Still, the results have been good enough (in almost three months of steady use) for me to want to stay with it.
Billy from Philly 22 March 08
To Billy from Philly. It has been awhile since I cheked on this website. I have experimented going back to my old shampoo with the sodium lauryl sunfate and within a few days ended up with sores that took a couple of weeks to elimant after I went back to my SLS free shampoo. If I work up the courage once again I will try the experiment again. (my wife thinks I am nutsfor doing it again). I went to a health food store in tucson to find liquid hand soap. The shampoo is Shikai and their website is shikai.com. There must be others but read the fine print. They are hard to find.
Clyde in Tucson 2 February 08
Since my last post on 1/19, I had two ulcers inside my left cheek come and go in a few days without much pain, but then I got one on the inside of my lip close to my front teeth that hurts a lot. Now I have one on inside of my right cheek that's killing me. I've heard people say you need to give Squigle time to work. I've been taking it since before Christmas, so if it doesn't kick in soon, I might be back to square one.
Billy from Philly 2 February 08
Updating my post from 12/22, I've been using Squigle toothpaste 3 times a day since then, and also taking two 500 mg. capsules of L-Lysine every day. The ulcers I had when I started stayed around a few days, and then I got a couple more when the first ones faded, but the new ones didn't seem to hurt much. I had one ulcer when I had my teeth cleaned by a hygienist on 1/10, and since then have had a few minor mouth irritations (normal after a cleaning) but no new ulcers. I'm not ready to declare victory yet, but I'm definitely going to buy more Squigle and L-Lysine. Another good thing about Squigle is that, when you do have ulcers, it doesn't burn the crap out of them like other toothpastes--even some that say they have no SLS. After suffering one wave of sores after another since Sept., I'm enjoying the break.
Billy from Philly 19 January 08
Erm, try not brushing your teeth so hard. Mine I think are caused by this (or the stress of moving). I always seems to brush my teeth too hard with a strong toothbrush and cut my gums. Hey presto, instant ulcers. TRy not brushing so hard!
Anna 7 January 08
Clyde, Can you recommend a soap, shampoo and/or shaving cream that doesnít contain SLS? I checked the products I use, and they all have SLS as an ingredient.
Billy from Philly 28 December 07
I have had mouthsores for 35 years, ever since a very stressful time in my life and for the last year I have had more than ever before. They also were lasting longer and for the 1st time they migrated to my throat where they lasted for weeks-until I got SLS out of my life. Not only is this substance in toothpaste but in hand soaps, shampoos, shaving lather and some mouthwashes. The mouthsores slowly disappeared as I eliminated this chemical from my life. Now when I bite my cheek or tongue it doesnít progress immediately to a mouthsore like it used to. The inside lining of my mouth used to feel ĒuncomfortableĒ like it was ready to break out out any time (even if I didnít have mouthsores). Now it feels so much more ĒrelaxedĒ. I now also change toothbruses every month and keep it in Listerine soaking (change the solution every 2 or 3 days) and use both baking soda to brush and a fluoride rinse after. There is still a tremendous amount of stress in my life but I use prayer to try to turn my problems over to God. May God bless all sufferers and may you find some relief for your problems.
Clyde in Tucson 26 December 07
Andy, I hope Squigle works for me the way it has for you. Iím 55 and have gone no more than a few days without ulcers in my mouth since I was around 5. This year, my ulcers werenít bad through early Sept. Ever since then, though, itís been one painful wave after another--usually 5 or 6 at a time. Right now, I have just two of the buggers--one on the tip of my tongue and another on the inside of my cheek--but theyíre both killing me. I just discovered this site a couple of weeks agio, and I ordered two tubes of Squigle from the manufacturer. They just arrived today. At the same time, Iíve started taking L-Lysine (a 500 mg. capsule in the morning, and another at night). Iíll post again in a couple of weeks to update my progress.
Billy from Philly 22 December 07
Emily, I had exactly the same problem. My gums/mouth lining seemed to shred every time I brushed my teeth. I stumbled on this site unable to sleep because I was in agony. Squigle toothpaste seemed the top of the survey so I ordered 4 tubes from the site to see what would happen. After 4 tubes I was down to 1 ulcer a week, sometimes none. Now 2 years later, I hardly every get them. Really. Except today, Iíve got one growing...but even then I know that it will go in 2 or 3 days, not a week as it used to be. Squigle isnít cheap, and Iíve heard you can get SLS-free toothpaste (SLS is allegedly the problem chemical) from other places, but if you are as demented with them as I used to be then Iíd buy it first, and do the market research later! This sounds like an advert, but it isnít, honest: I just feel a bit of an evangelist for it given the effect it had for me.
andy 16 December 07
My son suffers from canker sores regularly. One thing he does use that helps lessen the pain while brushing his teeth is Rembrandt toothpaste for canker sores. It is a little pricier than regular toothpastes, but there is an agent in it that is gentler on the teeth and gums when you have an ulcer outbreak. There are about 3 or 4 different Rembrandtís for different uses (stain, whitening, gentle - which is what he uses and I donít remember the other) but definitely try it. I can only find it in a drugstore, if it isnít on the shelf, ask your pharmacist and he can order it for you. Good luck.
Sandy M. 13 December 07
I think there are infections of either the bacterial or viral kind that can go after the gums. Maybe changing to a softer toothbrush, a toothpaste like Squigle or another that doesnít have the detergent sodium lauryl sulfate and then ending the brushing session with a good swish and gargle with an antiseptic mouthwash would help. It is also possible there is some kind of nutritional deficiency that is causing the gums to bleed, although I know if I donít brush every day my gums can bleed slightly, and the same if I quit flossing for a time then resume. I think the gums just have to be ĒattackedĒ daily to keep them from bleeding.
TomF 10 December 07
Hi,
Everythime I seem to brush my teeth my gums bleed and then for the next few days I suffer with ulcers all over my gums which makes brushing my teeth very painful and sometimes impossible. Could I be allergic to something in toothpaste or is it because I stop brushing them as much when I have the ulcers - should I just put up with the pain and brush them anyway and hope that my gums get used to it?
Emily 10 December 07

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Brushing teeth and mouth ulcers?

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