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will apple cider vinegar cure a canker sore?

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Dr. Harlan Wilson
44 years experience Dentistry
No: Apple cider vinegar is an acid. Ouch! it might leave a nice scar. Treat by relaxation and time.
Answered on Jan 27, 2016
Dr. Simon Rosenberg
45 years experience Dentistry
No, too strong acid: Would suggest warm saline rinse (1 tspn salt per 8 ounces warm water). If you can find a dentist with a biolase waterlase they can use that laser to relieve pain and speed healing 2 days versus 7-10 days by putting a "laser bandage" on the ulcer.
Answered on Mar 12, 2019
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Dr. John Leander Po
17 years experience Infectious Disease
No- try this...: Resolution of ulcers is slowed by a heavy bacterial burden in the mouth.Apart from a salt water gargle, one can also gargle listerine 60 sec , twice a day.
Answered on Oct 13, 2018

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