Dental Problems

How to Get Rid of Canker Sores?

Tips-To-Cure-Fever-Blisters-On-Lips-At-HomeCanker sores can occur due to various reasons in the mouth. But, the cure for canker sores is not yet been found. Canker sores can occur on the inside of the lips, inside of the cheeks and on the tongue, which are quite painful. So, this is the reason why this article is written- to help you how to get rid of canker sore. Some of the basic things which can help you are discussed below.

Tips to get rid of canker sores

  • Avoid physical trauma:

    This is one of the common causes of developing canker sores in the mouth. It can be due to accidentally biting of the cheeks, lips and tongue while eating food or chewing gum, mouth injury during sports or improper dental work like dentures or braces. So, if you find any of these causes for the development of canker sores then you can avoid eating chewing gums, avoid eating food fast and consult your dentist to cover the edges of dentures and braces with orthodontic wax.

  • Avoid acidic foods:

    You can make a note of those foods which trigger out canker sores in the mouth. Some of these foods are potato chips, pretzels and acidic foods such as oranges, lemon and pineapple which one needs to avoid.

  • Replenish nutritional or vitamin deficiencies:

    This is another reason why people develop canker sores. Some of the nutrients and vitamins include selenium, calcium, iron, folic acid, zinc, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin B6 and vitamin B12. Consult your doctor about the food journal and go for a blood test to find if any of these thing are lacking.

  • Avoid SLS (sodium lauryl sulfate):

    Almost all the available toothpaste in the market contain SLS as one of the main ingredient. SLS is also used as a floor cleaner, engine degreaser and a powerful surfactant. Toothpaste companies add this as one of the main ingredient, because it creates happy bubbles in the mouth while you brush. It is better to change your toothpaste to one which doesn’t contain SLS.

  • Avoid stress:

    It has been noticed that high levels of psychological or emotional stress can also lead to canker sores. One needs to reduce stress, so take a break at regular intervals to break down stress and also for canker sore cure.

These are a few tips which can help you to get rid of canker sores.

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