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#1 Lynnie

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Posted 10 July 2011 - 05:49 PM

Hi Everyone. It's me ..again! :emoticons-group-hug:

Does anyone have a problem with cleaning your teeth?

For the last month when I am cleaning my teeth my mouth and tongue hurts during and afterwards, it's as if the toothpaste is burning the membranes and leaving my mouth sore and raw and hypersensitive.

I have purchased all different types/brands of toothpaste and I get the same reaction it is so weird, it's affected to a degree my sense of taste as well.

I mentioned to my dentist about it when I had my tooth extracted last week and he had never heard of anyone being allergic to toothpaste, but could not rule it out, I bought some apple flavoured kids toothpaste and that is totally fine! :emoticon-dont-know:.

So if anyone has had the same issue I would be pleased to hear and to know my stupid body is not alone in doing weird and wacky things :thank-you:

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Posted 10 July 2011 - 10:25 PM

Hi Lyn,

Sorry about your reaction to your toothpaste. I find it hard to get one that suits me too. I have Sjogrens and all sorts of things 'burn' my mouth. There used to be a 'bubblegum' flavoured one here which I liked but that has gone off the market. I was interested to read about your apple flavoured one. Is that a dentist only one?

I have a granddaughter who will not use toothpaste because of the mint flavour so would be interested for both of us.

Unfortunately we live in New Zealand but if it is a UK or US only product there is always a way to acquire things. Our son-in-law has a sister in London who is a devoted aunt to the children, she would help.

You might like to PM me about where you got it from.

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Posted 11 July 2011 - 01:04 AM

Hi Lynn,

Ooh, that does sound horrible; it must really make you dread cleaning your teeth. :sorry:

I must admit I've never suffered with this problem myself but I know how irritating and unpleasant burning and mouth ulcers can be. The apple flavoured toothpaste sounds a good idea; in the dim, distant past I seem to remember 'bubblegum' flavoured toothpaste such as Judy has described?

I've included a link on Dental problems for you which does have advice on mouth ulcers.

I'm glad you've found an solution to the problem; you might have to use apple flavoured toothpaste for a long time but at least it makes cleaning your teeth a little less traumatic! ;)

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Posted 11 July 2011 - 02:36 AM

Hi Lynn,

I get sores in my mouth and tongue but they are not caused by the toothpaste. I do however have a lot of trouble with the mintiness of the toothpaste and have to go for flavours that are not to strong. My grandfather used to only brush his teeth with baking soda or bicarbonite of soda for the UK peeps hehe. He had all but one of his teeth when he died so it must of done something for him. The taste is a bit to get past for me though! Best of luck with finding something that helps and I hope you get relief soon.

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Posted 11 July 2011 - 01:02 PM

I have problems with mint toothpaste and have used a fennel one for sometime. I do get some dreadful sores in my mouth so use a very gentle sensitive mouthwash as well.


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#6 Jeannie McClelland

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Posted 11 July 2011 - 02:41 PM

Hi Lynn,

I use the Biotene line of products which aren't strongly flavored and don't have alcohol in them. I also use a battery powered toothbrush with a small, soft round head and try very hard not to bump my gums or tongue too much. Now this next part is going to sound daft, but when my mouth is really sore, I used distilled water when I brush my teeth and rinse with it too. Our 'city water' isn't the greatest and sometimes it gets a hefty chlorine smell.

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#7 Lynnie

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Posted 11 July 2011 - 03:51 PM

:emoticons-group-hug: :emoticons-line-dance: Oh Girls thanks so much for the great replies it has settled my mind I was not infact going crazy!! Kids toothpaste and mouthwash for me from now on :emoticons-yes:

Judy, I certainly will PM you if your family cannot get it for you. Please pm me if she has any difficulties and we will take it from there.

Thanks to all of you once again :you-rock:
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Posted 19 July 2011 - 12:56 PM

You can get some favourless toothpastes; you won't buy it in supermakets though.

Try biotine toothpaste.

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Posted 24 July 2011 - 06:38 AM

Hi Lynnie :emoticons-group-hug:

I too have mouth problems, due to Sjogrens and suffer from a 'burning' mouth when cleaning my teeth. I seem to either constantly have mouth ulcers or painful areas around the gums, which are irritated by most toothpastes and mouth washes, so I will try biotine or the apple-flavoured kids' toothpastes from now on.

I wake up with my mouth either completely dry or with a rime of 'goo' (very attractive!!) so need to use mouth products very frequently during the day to fight off vampire breath!

Thanks for the post, doesn't Sclero and all its quirks make ya feel good! Currently practising for the Sleeping Olympics due to fatigue.

However, the Sun is shining today so thank heavens for small mercies. :thank-you:
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#10 Amanda Thorpe

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Posted 25 July 2011 - 09:50 AM

Hello Suze

Count me in for the Sleeping Olympics! Today I got up at 4:30 p.m.!! I glanced at the clock at 2:00p.m. and thought I'll get up in just a minute...next thing 4:30p.m.!! :emoticon-dont-know:

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#11 rubydoo

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Posted 06 September 2011 - 04:15 PM

Hi Lynne,

i know exactly what you mean but I thought it was the chemo that I had for my interstitial lung disease that had left me with a really sensitive mouth and gums. I have to really steel myself some days to brush my teeth and must have tried every brand of toothpaste on the market.

I don't know why but I never thought that it could just be part of the skin problems that I have already developed on my face. DOH! Will try my 6 year old son's Mr Happy toothpaste when I get up in the morning.
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Posted 06 September 2011 - 06:02 PM

Hello Rubydoo

Welcome to the forums! Mr Happy toothpaste first thing in the morning sounds just the ticket and I hope it provides relief for you. Please come back and let us know.

Take care and keep posting.
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Posted 07 September 2011 - 01:04 AM

Hi Rubydoo,

Welcome to these forums!

Sorry to hear that you've been experiencing mouth pain and discomfort; it can be really miserable! I've never heard of 'Mr Happy' toothpaste but it sounds like a really good idea, if only to cheer you up when you use it! :lol:

Do post again and let us get to know you.

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