Canker Sore Causes

Are Canker Sores Hereditary?

October 5, 2012
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For some, getting canker sores may run in the family

There may be something to the theory that canker sores run in the family.  About 30 to 40 percent of those who experience frequent mouth sores, referred to as recurrent aphthous stomatitis (RAS) have a family history of the condition. If both parents get mouth sores regularly, you have an approximate 90% chance of getting…

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Canker Sores and Kids – Why Do Children Get Them?

August 9, 2012
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Canker Sores and Kids – Why Do Children Get Them?

There are many causes of canker sores, including physical trauma to the mouth, food allergies or sensitivities, nutritional deficiencies, hormonal fluctuations, immune system problems and stress, and heredity appears to be yet another factor. So if you get mouth sores, chances are (about 90% to be exact) your offspring will get them too. They Are…

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Are Recurrent Canker Sores a Sign of Gluten Sensitivity

July 12, 2012
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Are Recurrent Canker Sores a Sign of Gluten Sensitivity

There can be a number of reasons for getting frequent mouth ulcers, which are called Recurrent Aphthous Stomatitis (RAS). Some people are deficient in vitamin B, folic acid or iron, get irritations from acidic foods, suffer from mild physical trauma to the mouth (such as braces rubbing the inside of the cheek), or have a…

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Are Your Braces Causing Canker Sores?

June 12, 2012
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Are Your Braces Causing Canker Sores?

The ugly appearance of throbbing canker sores after  getting braces is quite common. In fact small cuts and abrasions, accidentally biting the inside of the cheek or tongue, and dental work are common triggers, and braces can be a particular aggravation.  Many teens as well as adults who get  braces suddenly find themselves with constant…

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Foods That Can Trigger Canker Sores

June 1, 2012
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Foods That Can Trigger Canker Sores

Did you know the mere act of eating can trigger a canker sore in some people? Also called recurrent aphthous stomatitis, these small flat ulcers are extremely tender and often trigger a big jolt of pain when eating or drinking. Unfortunately, for some people the foods they eat will actually cause them to develop a…

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Why Do Smokers Get Fewer Canker Sores

May 16, 2012
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It seems to be true, smokers get fewer canker sores on their gum, and other typical locations including tongue, inner lips, inside cheeks and soft palate.  It is rather ironic, because you would think that cigarette smoke would be an irritant to the mucous membrane inside the mouth and cause those nasty, painful mouth ulcers,…

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Latest Research on Canker Sore Treatments

May 14, 2012
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Latest Research on Canker Sore Treatments

It may be somewhat surprising to learn that in spite of ongoing research, no one know the exact cause of aphthous ulcers, also know as recurrent aphthous stomatitis (RAS) and more commonly known as canker sores. These are small ulcers that can appear inside the mouth and cause a lot of pain and annoyance until…

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When to See a Professional About Your Canker Sores

April 30, 2012
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When to See a Professional About Your Canker Sores

Even if you  think you know what is a canker sore and that  most of the time it is self-limiting and will go away in about a week, if this is the first time you are experiencing one  it would be a good idea to see your doctor or dentist to have it checked out.…

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What Causes Canker Sores in Women

April 18, 2012
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What Causes Canker Sores in Women

Just why so many women are plagued by canker sores is somewhat of a mystery. Women tend to get canker sores more often than men; this may be due to the hormonal changes brought by the menstrual cycle among women. However, it is important to note that evidence to support this factor still remains scarce.…

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