Baking soda pulls double duty when it comes to canker sores
, working as both a mouthwash and a topical.
Most people have their first bout with canker sores
between the ages of 10 and 20.
About 20% of the population suffers from occasional canker sores
; women are more prone to them than men.
No one knows the cause of canker sores
. The evidence points towards an altered local immune response caused by stress, trauma, or local irritants such as acidic foods (i.e.
Two rare skin diseases, lichen planus and pemphigus, may also produce sores very much like canker sores
. Persons having frequently recurrent canker sores
should therefore seek medical attention to rule out more serious problems.
Wyeth Consumer Healthcare offers its Anbesol oral medication for canker sores
and cold sores in several different varieties.
are pin head to pea-sized ulcers that develop in the month, on the tongue, or gums.
Even the most conscientious consumers are subject to toothaches and such minor mouth irritations as canker sores
from time to time.
NEW YORK -- Oral pain is difficult to ignore; thus products to treat canker sores
, toothaches and other painful conditions of the mouth are strong sellers in chain drug stores.
Like Orajel, other leading brands have developed specialized products for specific types of pain, such as cold or canker sores
on the one hand or teething pain in babies.
While such products as Violight's UV sanitizers and Orahealth's treatments for canker sores
and its soon-to-be-released formulas for other oral health conditions have helped take the category in new directions, most industry insiders note that in recent years makers of oral care products have also made strides in advancing the effectiveness of the items they market.
, long a scourge of oral health, has been dealt a blow by Quantum Inc.
As a result, products to treat toothaches, canker sores
and other painful conditions of the mouth are strong sellers in America's drug stores.
NEW YORK -- When consumers head to an oral care section seeking relief from the pain of toothaches, canker sores
or cold sores, they want effective products that address their specific needs.
The antiseptic formula kills bacteria in the mouth that may cause sores, and promotes the healing of canker sores
, gum irritation, cheek bites and denture irritation.