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Desquamation and Sloughing of the Oral Mucosa Associated with Sodium Lauryl Sulfate in a Dentifrice

Specialty:

Neurology, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology

Objective:

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Description:

Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) is a detergent and foaming agent included in toothpaste and other dentifrices. Too much for too long can result in desquamation of the oral mucosa with epithelial sloughing.

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