Get Rid of Canker Sores Naturally - Remedies for Relief
One of the best ways to get rid of canker sores is to prevent them; however, you can't prevent them if you currently already have one.
A canker sore occurs in the mouth. Common places are on the insides of the cheeks, on the lips, at the base of the gums, and on the tongue. Many times, they will occur due to some kind of trauma or injury to the area.
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For instance, if you were brushing your teeth and your toothbrush slipped and gouged your gum, you may wind up with a canker sore in that area. You might also find that if you bite your tongue or your cheek, you wind up with a canker sore.
These are painful red sores that will often develop a whitish coating. They can take anywhere from a few days to a couple of weeks to go away on their own. The good news about these painful little sores is that they are not contagious at all and they won't spread. Since canker sores are not caused by viruses, you may find that once you have treated your existing sores, you can reduce your chances of ever getting one again.
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Get rid of canker sores
It is said that one of the best ways to deal with canker sores is to wait them out and make sure to keep your mouth clean. You should brush your teeth several times daily and rinse with antibacterial mouthwash (preferably one made with natural ingredients, of course), which could help to speed the healing of the canker sore. However, if you want to try to get rid of your canker sore even more quickly, you might find some of the following treatments and remedies helpful to you.
Consider taking an acidophilus capsule up to four times daily, or consider eating more yogurts. It's been said that this can boost the immune system and encourage healing. You might also want to consider rinsing with aloe vera juice or making a mixture of baking soda and salt water to rinse with; these can help you to get rid of canker sores.
In addition, you might find that the spice alum is helpful in easing your pain and speeding the healing process, but it is said to burn very, very badly.
Prevent new canker sores
Once you have managed to get rid of canker sores which you presently have, you are going to want to do what you can to reduce your chances of getting them again. It is thought that certain B vitamin deficiencies might cause you to wind up with more canker sores, so consider taking a B complex supplement, not only for a healthier mouth, but for an overall healthy body. In general, we prefer whole food supplements (e.g. barley grass or acai berries) to single-nutrient or single-substance ones (e.g. zinc or vitamin A).
It is also thought that your toothpaste, namely the ingredient sodium lauryl sulfate, can cause you to suffer from more canker sores. Consider changing your toothpaste to a kind which has less of this ingredient, or none at all. You don't need to have bubbles in your mouth to get clean teeth.
Sometimes, when you suffer from a sudden outbreak of canker sores, it might be possible that you have a more serious health issue, so if you are suddenly suffering from many canker sores at one time or you notice that it is a recurring problem, you may want to seek professional attention.
Most of the time, you will find that you can get rid of canker sores with little or no trouble, and that you can often prevent them just as easily. By taking a few simple steps, you will likely find that you have managed to get rid of canker sores and prevent them from coming back.
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