Dental Problems

How to Prevent Mouth Ulcers?

Mouth ulcer is one of the common diseases, that is diagnosed in many people quite often, and they are very painful. Ulcer appears in the form of open sore inside your mouth, they can be in pink or white color. Most of the time nerves in the mouth get exposed because of these ulcers, making them prone to many other problems. These ulcers may last for couple of weeks, but it is also dependent on the individual’s overall health.

How Mouth Ulcers Form

Mouth Ulcers start with

  • Physical damage inside your oral cavity due to accidental biting of your tongue or cheeks, or wear and tear because of vigorous licking, or puncture wounds caused by sharp objects like crisps.
  • For some persons deficient biological agents or overreaction of immune system or allergic reaction can initiate the formation of ulcers
  • Initially damage happens underneath the mouth surface, where the connective tissue get destroyed because of cell loss. After a while the damage reaches mouth surface, making it look like the ulcer appeared from nowhere.
  • Once the ulcer is above the surface it is attacked by different kind of bacteria present in our mouth, causing even more cell damage and produce toxins that can damage every cell inside the oral cavity.

Symptoms of Mouth Ulcers

  • Open sores inside your oral cavity, usually these sores will be in pink shade or white.
  • Bad breath
  • Severe pain while having any hot or spice food

Treatment for Mouth Ulcers

In most of the cases, you can get rid off mouth ulcers using home remedies. Some of them include

  • Maintaining oral hygiene
  • Rinsing you mouth with lukewarm salt water every half hour through out the day
  • You can use light mouth wash to reduce the bad breath

If you have any other medical conditions like sugar, high blood pressure, oral cancer, or heart disease then proper medical treatment is very important

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