The canker sores are superficial ulcerations of the oral mucosa. Here are some practical tips for preventing and treating these small, usually benign but painful wounds.
The canker sores are lesions or ulcerations of the oral mucosa. These small painful wounds can lodge in any part of the mouth: the gums, the palate, the tongue or the inside of the cheeks.
These ulcerations are not at all contagious and are usually benign.
They appear isolated in people free of any disease and disappear spontaneously after ten days, without leaving a scar.
- Where do the canker sores come from?
It is unclear what the origin of these painful ulcers is.
The occurrence of canker sores could be related to nutritional or psychological factors such as stress and fatigue.
Injuries to the mucous membranes (from over-energetic tooth brushing or poorly fitting braces) can also result in a canker sore.
- Prevention of mouth ulcers
If you are frequently touched by these small sore of mouths, it is recommended to avoid certain foods known to favor mouth ulcers:
- dried fruits and especially nuts
- alcohol vinegar
- acidic fruits such as citrus, pineapple, kiwi or strawberries.
Good oral hygiene, including regular tooth brushing, is also essential to prevent these ulcers.
- Treat mouth ulcers
To relieve the pain when you do not have treatment on hand, you can also try some of her grandmother’s remedies and herbal remedies:
- apply on the sore mouth a bag of wet black tea
- apply on the sore mouth the mother tincture of calendula officinal is
- make the mouthwashes with sage tea or the tincture of calendula diluted in a glass of water.