Mouth ulcers, also known as canker sores, are small sores that appear on the inside of your mouth, on your lips, or on your tongue.
Mouth ulcers are harmless but they can be really painful and irritating as you wait for them to heal.
This is why many people reach for pain relief that can be used inside your mouth, easing the irritation caused by mouth ulcers and other causes of oral pain, such as poorly fitting dentures or braces.
Here at Chemist4U, we stock a wide range of mouth ulcer and oral pain relief, including products from Iglu, Bonjela, Anbesol, and Orajel.
Mouth ulcers, which are also known as canker sores, are pleasant little sores that appear in your mouth and cause all kinds of irritation until they’re gone.
They’re usually harmless and aren’t contagious, but they can be seriously irritating and painful while you wait for them to heal.
Mouth ulcers appear on the insides of your mouth or lips, on your gums, or on your tongue and they look like little round white, yellow, or grey sores.
You’ll usually remember that your mouth ulcer is there when you try to eat, drink, talk, or brush your teeth and annoy that little sore, causing a pain that makes you want to give up on using your mouth altogether until it’s healed.
There are lots of reasons why you may have a mouth ulcer, and luckily a lot of them are preventable, including:
However, sometimes mouth ulcers just can't be prevented, so you'll just need to let them heal and move on.
Some causes of mouth ulcers that can't be prevented include:
Mouth ulcers usually go away by themselves after a week or so, so you’ll need to take care to keep from aggravating the area until then.
We’d recommend avoiding spicy, rough, or very hot or cold foods until your mouth ulcer has passed.
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