Robert J. Moretta, D.D.S., F.A.G.D.

Robert J. Moretta, D.D.S., F.A.G.D. - Sea Cliff Dental
18652 Florida St #300 Huntington Beach, CA 92648

(714) 848-4247

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How to Make Canker Sores Go Away

How to Make Canker Sores Go Away

Canker sores are fairly common and can be quite bothersome. It is a shallow sore that can appear on your lip, tongue or mouth tissues and have a red borderline with a yellow or white center. Unlike cold sores, canker sores cannot be transferred between people. Individuals of all ages can get canker sores, but it is more common in women, teens and young adults.

Canker sores can develop due to:

  • Stress
  • Having your menstrual cycle (women only)
  • Hurting your mouth such as biting, or hitting it
  • Food allergies
  • Vitamin or mineral deficiencies
  • Consuming too many acidic drinks

Although canker sores usually resolve within a few weeks on their own, there are many things that can be done to help relieve pain and help heal them. This includes the following:

  • Eat soft, bland food items that are easy to chew and swallow
  • Cold fluids help relieve pain
  • Brush teeth carefully so that you don’t irritate the sore further
  • Rinse your mouth twice daily with salt water
  • Take a pain reliever
  • OTC medicines may help as well. Some to try include Zilactin, Orabase, canker melts or canker covers

Our dental office also offers treatment for these painful canker sores, so call us today for an appointment or for any questions regarding any of our other services. We look forward to hearing from you!

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