Following on from previous posts regarding chemotherapy skincare, another problem lots of people suffer from is mouth ulcers and the feeling that your teeth are about to fall out of your mouth.
For me it was not a gradual process, one day I was sitting eating dinner and all of a sudden I became aware my teeth felt incredible loose. It was a horrible feeling.
I started to do some research to try to combat this, and this was when I came across Weleda. It promised to tighten gums which was exactly what I was looking for. I was unsure if a toothpaste would be able to do such a thing, but thought it was worth a go.
After about a week I really noticed an improvement and that tooth falling out feeling disappeared completely through out my whole chemo.
It also kept the mouth ulcers at bay. Weleda Toothpaste does not contain SLS so does not foam , but in turn, it did not irritate my mouth. The mouth ulcers went away, and only returned when I had to use a normal toothpaste for a couple of days as I had ran out of this one. But they disappeared again as soon as I started to use this.
Weleda Ratanhia Toothpaste 75ml £4.50
Image from Weleda UK
Contains soothing ratanhia, used for its astringent properties, to naturally strengthen the gums and help keep mouth and gums in good condition. Peppermint and spearmint leave your mouth feeling. Suitable for vegans
INCI: Water (Aqua), Calcium Carbonate, Glycerin, Magnesium Aluminium Silicate (Fullers Earth), Alcohol, Flavour (Aroma), Krameria Triandra (Ratahnia) Root Extract, Commiphora Myrrha (Myrrh) Resin Extract, Xanthan Gum, Ammonium Glycyrrhizate, Limonene*. *from natural essential oils.
Available from health food shops or direct from Weleda