Author: Valerie Grant

Are Canker Sores Hereditary?

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.…

Magic Mouthwash for Canker Sores

Often known as Duke’s Magic Mouthwash because the original recipe was first developed at Duke University, this special concoction may help relieve the pain and inflammation of severe mouth sores. The formula  is often used for people undergoing chemo or…

Canker Sore Stages

Although there are three main types of canker sores, which are based on the size, how long they last and whether or not they leave scarring, they all  go through the same stages before healing. Prodromal Stage Before a mouth…