Mouth ulcers are oval or round inflamed sores that form in the mouth. They are usually found on the inside of the cheeks, lips or on the edge of the tongue. They can be red, white, grey or yellow in colour, usually with a red outer edge. Some ulcers are only mildly painful where they are almost unnoticeable and easily ignored. Others are extremely painful, causing constant throbbing and difficulties with speaking, eating and processing the saliva in the mouth.
Many factors have been linked to development of mouth ulcers and different people report different triggers. Some of the most common triggers are:
Xylotene is a trademarked, advanced formulation produced naturally by Sweet Cures and containing two beneficial sugars as combined in nature to be at their most effective: Xylitol and D-Xylose. Both of these healthy sugars are present in some fruit and vegetables but food processing and manufacturing can significantly deplete them.
Xylitol is used in some chewing gums and mints as a tooth-friendly sugar substitute as it looks and tastes like sugar but without the harmful side effects. Xylitol fights cavities, increases saliva flow and is highly effective in fighting bacterium responsible for ulcers and tooth decay such as mutans streptococci. Xylitol helps the body with calcium remineralisation; this increase in calcium absorption is excellent for maintaining healthy teeth and bones and preventing sensitive teeth. Though it is available in some toothpastes and chewing gums, many of these products do not contain the levels of Xylitol necessary to be effective.
D-xylose compliments Xylitol beautifully, since it increases its bioavailability and also increases calcium absorption to help re-mineralise teeth.
Xylotene is highly effective in treating mouth ulcers due to its ability to target many of their causes:
Xylotene also gives rapid pain relief to mouth ulcers and prevents reoccurrence by treating the underlying causes. It can be used as a mouthwash (diluted in water, rinsed around the mouth for one minute and then gargled) or applied directly on a clean finger to affected areas in the mouth. It can be swallowed for added health benefits such as increasing calcium absorption in the gut where it also acts a prebiotic.
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