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Top Five Ways to Deal With Mouth Sores

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When you get a canker sore in your mouth, everything becomes challenging, including eating, speaking, and drinking. It’s important to have mouth sores treated, regardless of whether they developed as a result of a mouth injury, eating hot or acidic foods, wearing braces or dentures, or another abrasion. It’s critical to halt any potential infection and have your canker sore healed.

Additionally, canker sores can be brought on by recent stress. These tiny mouth ulcers have been linked to increased levels of stress and nutrient deficiencies. During your orthodontic treatment, canker sores may develop for a variety of reasons and they may not even be connected to your braces! In any case, if they do occur, there are treatments you may do.

Apply Coconut oil

Due to the significant quantity of lauric acid in coconut oil, research has shown that it possesses antibacterial properties. It could aid in the treatment of bacterially-induced canker sores and stop them from spreading. Additionally an effective natural anti-inflammatory, coconut oil may lessen discomfort and redness. And it tastes fantastic! Apply coconut oil liberally on the sore. Apply again many times throughout the day until the canker sore is healed.

Rinse with saltwater

For a number of oral diseases, salt water is a great all-natural therapy option. A saltwater solution works well to reduce germs and dry up the canker sore. Sometimes the best solution is the simplest one. Warm water with salt is swished about in your mouth for around 30 seconds. Sodium chloride acts to draw water from the surrounding healthy tissues in your mouth and deliver it to the mouth sore, this tried-and-true approach is very successful at treating mouth sores. 

It aids in the healing of the mouth sore by supplying it with beneficial fluids. This is a fantastic treatment option for abscesses as well. Gargling with salt water every few hours helps stop your braces from causing your cheeks to become swollen, painful, or irritated.

Take a B-complex vitamin supplement

If your diet is lacking in vitamin B12, you can have canker sores more often. The precise mechanism by which vitamin B12 treats canker sores is unknown. Research has shown that individuals receiving 1,000 micrograms of vitamin B12 daily had fewer canker sore breakouts, overall fewer sores, and less discomfort than those receiving a placebo.

Other B vitamins might be beneficial. All eight B vitamins, including B12, are included in vitamin B complex supplements. Before using vitamin B complex pills, speak with a doctor since they may have negative effects.

Apply Honey

The antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties of honey are well established. According to studies, honey is excellent in lowering the size, redness, and agony of canker sores. It could also aid in avoiding subsequent infections. Apply honey to the sore four times each day. Not all honey is made equally. Most grocery store honey is pasteurized at high heat, which renders the majority of the nutrients inert. 

Avoid foods that aggravate mouth sores

It may seem obvious, but finding the cause of your canker sore can help you stop it from coming again. Think about the meal you just had. How did you start your day? Have you had any citrus fruits recently, such as oranges or lemon juice in a smoothie? Additionally, pineapples and other acidic fruits might irritate your mouth. If you prefer fruit, choose fruits with less acidity, such as watermelon and bananas.

Call us at 407-876-2991 for a free consultation or visit Tringas Orthodontics at our Orlando location in Lake Nona where we also serve St Cloud residents. We are located at 13250 Narcoossee Rd, Suite #100, Orlando, FL 32832. Our Windermere office, where we also serve Dr. Phillips, Winter Garden, Metro West and Ocoee, is located at 422 Main St, #2, Windermere, FL 34786.

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