What Causes Mouth Ulcers and How Are They Treated?

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Mouth ulcers are also called canker sores or aphthous ulcers and can be extremely painful. They can often develop when people are stressed or do not receive enough sleep, and are also be a sign of gastrointestinal diseases. If you don’t eat properly, you could be deficient in vitamin B folic acid, increasing your risk of mouth ulcers. Sometimes brushing your teeth improperly or allergies to certain foods can cause mouth ulcers.

Most mouth ulcers heal naturally, but the following tips might help them to heal a little faster or will reduce your risk of developing them in the future.

  • Apply glycerin, honey or catechu to the ulcers, up to six times daily.
  • Use over-the-counter gels for mouth ulcers to relieve the burning sensation.
  • Make sure you get a good night sleep.
  • Eat healthily and ensure your diet is rich in leafy greens that contain essential vitamins and minerals.
  • If you are stressed, try to reduce your stress, which will boost your immune system. Even taking a half-hour walk, meditating or doing some yoga can be helpful.

If your mouth ulcers fail to heal after two weeks, contact us so we can check the ulcers and offer more help.

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