It’s that time of year again where you will start seeing or feeling mouth ulcers can canker sores. Even if you don’t have a cold sore, you might have one of these spots on your tongue, on your lips, or on your cheeks. Sometimes, they will pop up on your gums. Normally, they’ll heal after a week or so. Either way, here is a guide on how to deal with them!
Using Gels or Patches
One way to help the sores get better is by using medicating gels or patches. At least for the time being, it can protect the canker sores or mouth ulcers from being aggravated by whatever you eat or drink. Sometimes, a specially-formulated bandage can fit inside your mouth to help protect the sore wherever it might grow, whether or not it is on your tongue.
Rinsing Your Mouth
Another idea is to try rinsing your mouth. Regular mouthwashes can help make a difference, but you should avoid using any that have alcohol as an ingredient. Instead, find one with antiseptic properties that can help prevent infections and temporarily numb the affected area so the pain will stop for a few hours. Swishing with salt water may not seem like an appealing solution, but it can help you. Using a clove oil rinse can also help, as essential oils may be more soothing than medicinal applications. See which one helps you feel better!
Improving Dental Hygiene
It’s always a good idea to stick to a healthy dental hygiene routine. Maybe you’re not using mouthwash or flossing enough, even if you are persistent enough to brush twice a day. For right now, use a softer brush that won’t bother the mouth ulcers. If you can keep your teeth and gums clean, it will also help prevent troublesome infections that could lead to even worse problems.
Get More Vitamins
You’ll also have to balance out your diet. Take more vitamins every day. Consider supplementing your intake of Vitamin C and Vitamin B12. Vitamin B12 especially helps since it can help your brain and nervous system help and also help get rid of canker sores and mouth ulcers.
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