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How to get rid of Canker Sores

Everyone gets sores in their mouth, sometimes they get it on a regular basis, whereas in most of the cases, it happens very rarely in 3 or 6 months. The thing is, if a person gets Canker Sores, it hurts and makes us uncomfortable because we may not properly speak, eat, chew, or smile properly, as if we do any activity, it hurts a lot. Usually, the Canker Sores appear on the tongue and mostly in the inner part of the cheeks lining, throat, and lips. If you notice anything in that area, you should see if it is grey, white, or yellow in color, and also, that it will be surrounded by a red border.

Sometimes, people bite their tongue or inner lips and assume it as a Canker Sores, but that’s not true; if your bite your lips, you will see everything in red color, the border and the center part, but with Canker Sores, the borders are in red, and the center part is in white.

If you have got or noticed the Canker Sores for the first time, don’t be worried as it happens to around 20% of people, and women get more sores than men. Also, these canker sores can be inherited, that means it can run from families to families.

So how to get rid of them? Well, before we talk about the best way to get rid of canker sores, we will first know why this happens.

Actually, there are several reasons due to which a person might get Canker Sores; some of them are listed below:

1: Injury to mouth:

If you’ve met any injury which has also hurt your mouth, then there are chances that you may get canker sores; the injury also includes doing rough brushing, getting sports accidents, or not wearing braces or dentures properly.

2: Acidic Foods:

We all eat different kinds of food which are sugary, acidic, and of different types. So if you eat acidic food, then it is mostly seen that the chances of getting sores are quite high. Also, if you already have Canker Sores, we highly recommend you not to eat acidic foods that include citrus fruits also.

3: Medications:

Also, if you’re going through any medications, then you may also get canker sores because sometimes the medications affect the whole body, so if you notice canker sores only when you take medicines, then you may ignore and then tell your doctor about this issue; otherwise, you should talk to your dentist.

These are just three primary reasons due to which a person might get canker sores. 

So when you get sores, you should also know about which kind of canker sore you’ve got. Usually, there are only three types of canker sores.

Minor Canker Sores:

They appear just up to four or five times in 12 months and are widely seen in teenagers. The size of these sores is quite small.

Major Canker Sores:

These types of sores are seen in adults, and they last longer too. Apart from this, if we talk about the size, then they may go beyond 1 centimeter.

Herpetiform Canker Sores:

When you get this kind of sores, you will notice multiple clusters of sores placed at different areas, though they don’t last long but may give a lot of pain.

Now you’re all aware of Canker Sores and its types. Let us finally know:

Best Cures for Canker Sores

If you have sores, you should see if they appear on a regular basis, say, if that appears every week or every ten days, then it is a clear symptom that your body is dealing with any problem, so it is highly recommended that you should visit a dentist near you. Also, if your mouth is not healthy and you notice these sores, then you have to connect with your dentist and ask for the solution.

But otherwise, if it has appeared after a long time, so nothing to worry about, it will go on its own. And if you want to cure it by doing some home treatments, then here are the few options available.

Rinse Your Mouth:

It is one of the best canker sore treatments because it does not require time or money to heal. You can just take salt and water, boil it, and then rinse your mouth with warm water. You should do this at least twice a day for around two or three days. Once you do this, you will notice that sores are disappearing. Though you may feel some pain while rinsing because the salt hurts your lips, it is a good option for treating canker sores.


If you have been using mouthwash to keep your mouth clean and with a good odor, then you should not stop doing it when you notice sores because mouthwashes have good effective properties that can work as a layer which is applied on the canker sores, which as a result will treat the sores quickly. In this case, you won’t feel any pain, but this process may take more time than the saltwater rinse process.

Nutritional Supplements:

Sometimes, when there is any deficiency of minerals or protein in your body, a lot of changes are seen; having a canker sore is one of them. So if you get sores multiple times and if you know that you have a lack of any protein, mineral, or vitamin, then you should immediately take the nutritional supplement as per the prescription of your doctor or dentist; this will help you get rid of canker sores too.

When you follow these home remedies, you should soon see the results. But in a few cases, it is seen that home remedies may not help if the canker sore is happening due to any other reasons. So if that’s the case with you, then you need to go to a dentist. The dentist will examine your body and will let you know if there is anything wrong with it, and will examine your mouth to know the problems or infections that happen within the mouth. Once you are aware of these things, you need to immediately take precautions and treatments.
If you want to get your mouth examined and treated by expert professionals, then you should connect with West Keller Dental because we have treated more than 1000 patients with 100% satisfactory results. The staff is good, and the dentistry in Keller offers 360-degree dental solutions. And the best part is, this dentistry accepts insurance and also is open on weekends, so if you have any problems related to your mouth or teeth, you can book an appointment or call 817-431-5953.

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