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What can I do to stop canker sores! when 1 goes away 2 more takes it place! my mouth is sore all the time help!

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Dr. Mary Engrav
Emergency Medicine
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In brief: Canker

Canker sores (aphthous ulcers) are a common problem and are very uncomfortable.
They can be caused by stress, weight loss, lack of sleep, or immune system problems. They are more common when patients have braces on. To prevent them, do not use a mouthwash with alcohol in it. Use a mild toothpaste. Be sure you are eating a healthy diet. There are some studies that show a zinc supplement can help. If you continue getting them, and especially if they look infected (bright red, increased pain), or if you have diarrhea (this can be a sign of crohn's disease with aphthous ulcers) then you must be seen medically.

In brief: Canker

Canker sores (aphthous ulcers) are a common problem and are very uncomfortable.
They can be caused by stress, weight loss, lack of sleep, or immune system problems. They are more common when patients have braces on. To prevent them, do not use a mouthwash with alcohol in it. Use a mild toothpaste. Be sure you are eating a healthy diet. There are some studies that show a zinc supplement can help. If you continue getting them, and especially if they look infected (bright red, increased pain), or if you have diarrhea (this can be a sign of crohn's disease with aphthous ulcers) then you must be seen medically.
Dr. Mary Engrav
Dr. Mary Engrav
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Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein
Dentistry - Cosmetic

In brief: Find the source.

Canker sores can occur from numerous causes.
It can be from certain food types, such as citrus fruits. It can be from trauma as in banging the toothbrush into the gum accidentally. It can be an autoimmune response. It can be of viral cause such as herpes simplex. See a dentist for investigation of the cause and for treatment solutions.

In brief: Find the source.

Canker sores can occur from numerous causes.
It can be from certain food types, such as citrus fruits. It can be from trauma as in banging the toothbrush into the gum accidentally. It can be an autoimmune response. It can be of viral cause such as herpes simplex. See a dentist for investigation of the cause and for treatment solutions.
Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein
Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein
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