Mouth Ulcers

Mouth ulcers are painful. They can catch on your teeth, become inflamed when you eat and irritated when you drink.
For some people – perhaps as many as one in five – mouth ulcers are a recurring problem.

There is no medical consensus on what causes mouth ulcers, However, most doctors agree that they are not contagious. The most likely scenario is that they are an allergic reaction, a symptom that your run down or lacking vitamins or simply caused by damage to the inside of the mouth by simple hard brushing.

Gargling with soluble aspirin or rinsing your mouth with iced water can help settle the discomfort. As can Avoid eating hot, spicy foods and hot drinks. There are a number of over-the-counter treatments for mouth ulcers you can try from the pharmacy. Eat a healthy diet that gives your body an abundance of vitamins and minerals. This will usually include lots of fresh fruit and vegetables. If you have an ulcer or feel one coming on, take vitamin supplements and eat yoghurt and pro-bio-tic products.
maintain good oral hygiene. Use a soft toothbrush and visit your dentist regularly to remove plaque and debris from your teeth.

If you suffer from mouth ulcers on a regular basis consult your dentist and doctor rather than suffering in silence.

There are a number of more serious conditions of which mouth ulcers can be a symptom. These include immunodeficiency diseases and mouth cancers, so you should always seek a professional opinion and advice.

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