How to Treat Mouth Ulcers Naturally

  posted by: Dennis

 

Mouth ulcers, also called as canker sores and aphthous ulcers, are characterized by soft, and round or oval ulcerations which are usually seen on the inside of an individual’s mouth. Oftentimes, they appear together with white to yellowish sores. Common area of affectation for the sores include the cheeks, lips, throat, and as tongue ulcers. Unlike a cold sore, a mouth ulcer isn’t contagious, and these generally heal in a week or two, but the main problem that arises during this condition is the extreme discomfort it brings as it’s really painful at times.

The specific cause for the condition is unknown, however there are some triggers pinpointed to have caused the condition such as the following:

  • Stress
  • Acidic and spicy foods
  • Trauma or injury to the oral area due to ill-fitting braces, dentures, or tooth decay
  • Sensitivity to chemicals

If you’re faced with the situation, you know that this is quite unbearable. So most probably, you’re looking for ways on how to treat natural ulcers naturally. Lucky you, as there are many treatments that you can do to address the issue at the comfort of your home. What are they? Let’s see.

Home Remedies on How to Get Rid of Mouth Ulcers

  • Practice good oral hygiene. Be sure to crush your teeth on a regular basis and opt for toothpaste which doesn’t contain sodium lauryl sulphate which are thought to increase occurrence of mouth blisters.
  • Saltwater is always the best home remedy which can help in reducing inflammation as well as fighting off bacteria which may have caused the situation. With this, you can mix half a teaspoon of salt in a cup of warm water. Gargle the solution on a regular basis.
  • Another way on how to treat mouth ulcers naturally is by having a lemon squeezed and mixed with a glass of warm water and a teaspoon of honey. This may be drunk as home treatment for the condition.
  • A few amount of baking soda mixed with water until a paste-like consistency has been achieved can dabbed on the affected area.
  • Herbal cures such as Chamomile and Echinacea are also beneficial in addressing the issue. They may be drank atleast thrice daily.
  • Including foods and supplements rich in Vitamin C and Vitamin B complex are also beneficial in reducing the incident of sores in the mouth. Vitamin C, on the other hand, strengthens your immune system thus helping you when it comes to treating cold, sore throat, flu, and mouth sores.
  • Yogurt and Kefir can be added on the list as well. They are considered probiotic foods which help to cure or remove the problem.

When it comes to dealing with mouth sores as well as any other problem, they say prevention is always better than cure. True enough, one must take extra measures on how to prevent the situation. This can be done by avoiding acidic, spicy, and greasy foods as well as the dairy products. Ill-fitting dental accessories may be consulted to your dentist, too to prevent occurrence of such condition.

 

 

 

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Date: July 13, 2011 | Category: General Health
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