Mouth Ulcers

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Mouth ulcers also known as canker sores are small lesions that occur on the soft tissues in your mouth or at the base of your gums. These are non-contagious but they can be painful and go away in around a week or two. It is advised to go check with your dentist if they persist.

Causes

  • Injury from dental work.
  • Vigorous brushing.
  • Using toothpaste containing sodium lauryl sulfate.
  • Food sensitivities.
  • Diet lacking in vitamin B-12.
  • An allergic response to certain bacteria in your mouth.
  • Hormonal shifts during menstruation.
  • Emotional stress.