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Canker sores are annoying and painful, and can make simple activities like eating and talking unpleasant. Generally, these sores don’t require dental treatment, and should fade on their own after a week or two. However, we strongly recommend visiting a dentist if you have a particularly persistent or painful sore. While no one is exactly sure what causes canker sores, some of the potential triggers include:

While no one is exactly sure what causes canker sores, there are many potential triggers. For example, if you brush too hard or unintentionally bite your cheek, a canker sore could form. Similarly, you may discover that your mouth is sensitive to particular foods. These foods could include strawberries, chocolate, cheese, and even eggs. However, other conditions, such as health conditions and stress can also be responsible for canker sores.

Unfortunately, since no one knows why canker sores appear, even avoiding these triggers may not always prevent you from getting a canker sore. In fact, getting frequent or recurrent canker sores can be hereditary. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to alleviate the discomfort caused by these annoying sores—including visiting your dentist for mouthwashes that reduce pain and swelling and using painkillers.

If you are interested in learning more, please don’t hesitate to contact us soon. We are excited to hear from you.