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What Causes Cancor Sores
Several: The exact cause of most canker sores is unknown. Stress or tissue injury is thought to be the cause of simple canker sores. Certain foods -- including citrus or acidic fruits and vegetables (such as lemons, oranges, pineapples, apples, figs, tomatoes, and strawberries) -- can trigger a canker sore. Sometimes a sharp tooth surface, dental appliance, braces, or ill fitting dentures can trigger them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Really canker sores?: Answered before on healthtap, canker sores are common aphthous ulcers of the surface of the mouth that occur situationally, often in response to stressors, are bacterial or viral, & can be treated topically w/many otc products that reduce local discomfort & potentially speed healing. However, a # of systemic diseases cause canker sore-like lesions--crohn's, behcet's, std (sexually transmitted). ...Read more
Triggers: Have been identified/linked & not really causes. It is multi-factorial, but some triggers include: food allergies, nutritional deficiencies (b12, folic acid, vit. C), emotional stress, smoking, dental appliances, other autoimmune illnesses (bechet's, lupus, crohn's), menstruation, hormone therapy, pregnancy. Some studies have linked toothpastes containing sodium lauryl sulfate. ...Read more
Unknown: One of the mysteries of medicine. No known causes. ...Read more
Not very well known: The exact cause of canker sores is unknown. Stress or tissue injury is thought to be the main cause of simple canker sores. Certain foods can also cause these sores. Sometimes a sharp tooth surface or dental appliance, such as braces or ill-fitting dentures, can also trigger canker sores.Some cases of complex canker sores are caused by an underlying health condition, such as an impaired immune sys. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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