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what are the causes of cancker sores in your mouth?

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Dr. James Goodpaster
Dentistry 29 years experience
Canker Sore: Or apthous ulcers are generally brought on by increased stress. Some patients see a reduction by taking multi-vitamins or a supplement of l-lysine. Most medications available reduce the discomfort. We beleive they are autoimmune in nature (like allergies) in that the immune system attacks healthy tissue because of the stressors in life. See your dentist/md to be sure it isn't something else.
Dr. John Vravick
Periodontics 32 years experience
Canker sores: These sores are the result or stress it trauma. They will stay for 7 to 10 days! treatment is with topical anesthetic!
Dr. Sal Aragona
Dentistry 41 years experience
Prevention: Canker sore or more specifically aphthous ulcer can be prevented by avoiding a common foam detergent found in most toothpastes called sodium laurel sulfate. Switching to biotene or other toothpaste not containing this ingredient can be the cure in preventing this painful condition.
Dr. Thomas Yash
Dr. Thomas Yash commented
Dentistry 46 years experience
The toothpastes can be one cause for cancer sore outbreaks. However, it definitely not a CURE for the affliction. There are many triggers for these sores.
Apr 27, 2014

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