What is Aftamed?
Aftamed by dental hygiene brand GUM has been specifically designed to promote healing of mouth ulcers, also known as aphthous ulcers or canker sores. The Aftamed product range consists of a mouthwash, gel and spray which provide effective relief from pain and reduce the chance of the infection spreading. Aftamed contains the active ingredient hyaluronic acid, a medicine that promotes the healing process in the mouth. The active ingredient polycarbophil ensures that the medicine adheres well to the mucous membranes in the mouth.
What are Aftamed products used for?
Aftamed products are used to treat sores or ulcers on the inside of the cheeks or lips, on the tongue or on the palate. Mouth ulcers are usually triggered by damage to the mouth from a sharp filling or appliance (e.g. orthodontic braces) or a virus. They cause soreness that is often made worse by hot or sour food. Aftamed submits a thin layer on the sore spot. This helps to reduce the pain and, at the same time, the active ingredient promotes the healing process.
How to use Aftamed products
There are various Aftamed products available, including:
- Aftamed mouthwash: easier and quicker to apply in the case of widespread mouth ulcers. To use, swish 10 ml of mouthwash in your mouth for one minute three to four times a day. Do not swallow.
- Aftamed gel: ideal for treating one or a few ulcers. To use, apply one to two drops of gel to the ulcer three to four times a day using the applicator. Avoid contact between the ulcer and the applicator and do not touch the sore for two minutes after application. Do not eat or drink for at least one hour following treatment.
- Aftamed Junior: gel with pleasant chewing gum flavour, designed especially for children. Does not contain any preservatives or colourants.
- Aftamed mouth spray: easy-to-use spray. To use, simply apply one to three sprays directly to the affected area.
Read the package leaflet or the label instructions on the package before use.
Aftamed products are generally well tolerated. If you do experience side effects, consult a doctor or dentist.
When not to use Aftamed products
Do not use if you are allergic to the active ingredient hyaluronic acid, polycarbophil or any other ingredient in Aftamed. For a full list of ingredients, please consult the package leaflet or package.
Aftamed products are safe for use during pregnancy and do not interact with alcohol or affect your ability to drive safely.