MOUTH ULCERS

Mouth Ulcers commonly known as canker sores are painful lesions in the mouth or at the base of the gums or inside cheeks or lips. In scientific terms, it is the loss of tissue lining in the mouth. These are nothing to worry about as they are non-contagious and go away in around a week or two. However, if these are not healed in the period as said so or are large and extremely painful then it is advised to visit a dentist. The pain sometimes can be to the extent that it can make eating, talking and drinking difficult and uncomfortable.
CAUSES OF MOUTH ULCERS
Women, children and the one having a family history are most prone to developing Mouth Ulcers. Though the exact cause of Mouth Ulcers could not be known several factors can attribute to the same:
  • Trauma or Injury from hard brushing, sports injury, accidents or dental work
  • Bacterial or Fungal infections
  • Stress can also be a reason and is most common in teens
  • Intake of acidic food or drinks
  • Hormonal changes
  • Mouth rinses which contain sodium lauryl sulfate
  • Lack of vitamins such as B-12, zinc, folate, and iron

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