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What is in Toothpaste that could cause dry mouth

I have a patient that has severe dry mouth (she is not on any medications) and tested negative for sjorgen’s syndrome. It wasn’t until we changed her toothpaste ( she was using arm and hammer complete care) that her symptoms stopped.
I was wondering what could gave caused such dry mouth I tried looking up the ingredients and really couldn’t find a definite answer.
Thank you



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Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) can cause dry mouth for some patients. Some patients are very sensitive to it and it can also cause canker sores and allergic reactions.

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