What are the best tips to prevent mouth ulcers/canker sores?

Pattern? Canker sores usually are triggered by something that you do. Keep track of what common things that you eat or do just before the canker sore appears. The trigger can activate a virus that displays itself as the canker sore.
None. There is no way to prevent them. Many people experience them with illness or stress. Avoid these two things and you might have fewer.

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What is the best way to take care of mouth ulcers/canker sores?

Many types? . There are different kinds of mouth ulcers, traumatic, aphthous, and some related to medical conditions. The type and cause determines the best treatment. Two options: one- get some orabase to cover or orajel to numb the area since we don't know what you have or two- see a dentist who can diagnose it and then give you the best advice. Read more...
Canker Sores. are the most common oral lesions. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. The cause is not known. The aphthous ulcers are usually self-limiting. Try to keep adequate oral hygiene as possible. If concerned see your dentist for exam. Read more...

What are the most effective treatments to take care of mouth ulcers/canker sores?

See your dentist. If they occur frequently, see your dentist who can use a laser to speed up healing. If infrequent, try colgate orabase to protect and slightly "numb" the area (only use if nt allergic to any of its ingredients). Also: use a toothpaste without sodium lauryl sulfate (read the ingredient listing). Read more...

What can I do to treat painful mouth ulcers also known as canker sores quickly?

Comfortable. Anything that makes you comfortable. It takes about 2 weeks to go away no matter what you seem to do. However check with your pharmacy for a few items that may make you more comfortable - remember that they generally do not shorten the 2 week time. Read more...

How do I stop getting so many mouth ulcers or canker sores?

Oral ulcer treatment. Cause of oral ulcers unknown. Some cases related to the tooth paste detergent sodium lauryl sulfate so avoidance may help. Some cases related to celiac or inflammatory bowel disease so treatment of GI symptoms may help. Deficiencies of iron, vitamin b, Folic Acid cause some cases so replacement of these substances results in resolution. Using a corticosteroid in an oral gel can decrease symptoms. Read more...
Avoid acids. You must stop drinking and eating acidic foods and drinks. Stay away from coffee, tea, soda tomatoes tomato sauce oranges and orange juice and other similar foods and drinks. Try taking an ounce of mylanta liquid using this to swish around in your mouth after each meal and before bed. Often saliva can be acidic and lead to ulcers. Read more...

I always get canker sores\mouth ulcers. What is the cause of this?

A virus. A good economical fix is to go to your local pharmacy an buy a product called zilactin. Dry the ulcer with cotton tip applicator the apply a small pea sized drop of the gel. Wait until the gel becomes opaque. Plain zilactin stings. Zilactin recognized this and added Benzocaine to their product. The mixture is called zilactin b. You might have a vitamin deficiency. Check with your primary care. Read more...

Are my mouth ulcers always canker sores or can they be something else?

Usually. If they occur frequently then most likely canker sores. If you have swelling and the sore is adjacent to a tooth that is sensitive or painful, it may be an abscess (infection) caused by either a tooth nerve problem needing root canal treatment or a gum problem needing periodontal treatment. Photo of canker sore . Read more...
2 types. Typical mouth ulcers are caused by viruses and are generally 2 types: herpes or aphthous. They both last about 10 - 14 days. Aphthous ulcers are found on the loose, moving tissue in the mouth -- inside lips, under tongue, near cheek folds. Herpes are on firm tissue -- gums around teeth and roof of mouth. Herpes is very communicable and you can pass it along to other areas of the body (eyes, esp.). Read more...

I believe what I have under my top lip are 3 Canker sores or mouth ulcers how do I know for sure? What causes them? How do I make them go away?

Exam. You really can't know for sure but a doctor or dentist can usually tell by looking at it. This should resolve in a few days but may last a little longer. It's probably best just to wait for it to resolve on it's own. I know it's miserable but there isn't any treatment to make it resolve sooner. Read more...

My 3yr old has two sores inside her mouth on her gums, are they canker sores or mouth ulcers she's not sick or no fever is present.

Nonspecific sore. It is very likely that she has nonspecific mouth ulcer associated with viral illness. Canker sore is not common at this young age. Read more...
Canker sores/ herpes. It is most likely canker sores or herpes. If it is herpes (a dds would need to diagnose it), then a supplement called lysine is very effective and safe, but some what slow. Do not use lysine if child has phenylketonuria. There are also some anti-viral medications, but they are prescription. If canker sores, use a topical local anesthetic from the pharmacy. Read more...