How To Avoid Mouth Ulcers

Mouth Ulcer

White or yellow in color, red area around it.
White or yellow in color, red area around it. | Source

What Is Mouth Ulcer?

  • Mouth ulcers are painful white or yellow in color lesion, surrounded by red area.
  • These ulcers are usually formed on the gums, mouth or tongue.
  • It is hard to swallow food or drinks and talking are painful, sometimes excessive saliva keeps dripping from the mouth.
  • In addition, bad breath happens.
  • Usually one ulcer or more develops rapidly.
  • Children and toddlers frequently get mouth ulcers because they don't drink enough water to hydrate their little bodies.
  • Thus, the temperature rise which will cause ulcers popping up especially if they accidentally bite their own tongue and knock their gums against something hard when they fall down.

What causes Mouth Ulcers?

  • Accidentally biting own tongue or mouth, fish bone poke onto the gum or side wall of the mouth.
  • It is best not to gobble up your food or talk while eating because accidents tend to occur.
  • It is wise to remove all tiny fish bones before consumption.
  • Fish bones accident usually happens when adults consume fish without biting the flesh thoroughly.
  • When fish bones poke onto the gum, it will bleed and the wound could not recover immediately.
  • Therefore, bacteria and gum infections occur especially when open wounds are not treated at once.
  • Lack of iron. When your blood streams are shortage of iron, the oxygen is reduced in the blood that your body organs especially mouth, tongue and gums to easily bruised when slightly hit or bitten.
  • Hormone changes. This usually happens to young teens, ladies and middle age women who frequently develop mouth ulcers during their monthly menses

What are the symptoms?

Firstly, your body temperature will rise. Then, you could feel a burning sensation on your tongue, mouth or gum. It feels like your flesh is being slice by a knife. Eww!

Why did it happen?

Poor Oral Hygiene. You need to brush your teeth twice a day and use mouth wash everyday, preferably after every meal.

Lack Of Vitamins. Vitamin B and C. Good sources of Vitamin B are potatoes, banana, lentils, tempeh, beans, Marmite and molasses. Vitamin C can be found in guava, papaya, orange, strawberry, kiwi, cantaloupe and grapefruit.

Pressure or Lack of Sleep. Relax your body and mind to relief pressure and stress. Exercise is a good way to keep your body up and going. Sleep 8 hours daily.

Short of Water. Drink lots of water,preferably, 8 glass of water per day. You can choose fruit juice or soups. Avoid coffee, carbonated drinks or alcoholic drinks.

How long will it go away?

Takes around 7 to 10 days.

Home Treatment And How To Avoid Ulcers

  • Eat plenty of fruits with vitamin C especially blackcurrant, guava, orange, strawberry and papaya.
  • Drink a bottle of yogurt daily.
  • Gurgle and rinse mouth with 1tsp of salt water mix with 1 glass of warm water 3 times a day. Don't swallow it. Spit it out.
  • Drink orange or tomato juice.
  • Consume Vitamin C supplement.
  • Eat raw tomatoes, 1piece-big ones or 5 pieces-small cherry tomatoes.
  • Don't use any toothpaste with SODIUM LAUREL SULFATE.
  • Change toothbrush because it may contain bacteria or plague.
  • Avoid spicy food, fried food, carbonated or alcohol or hot drinks.
  • Rub a pinch of salt on the ulcer until it bleeds. Be informed that it is extremely painful and might leave a scar.

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NurHaziqah 4 years ago

saya ada ulcer!!

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peachpurple 4 years ago from Home Sweet Home Author

gunalah garam, gosok sampai berdarah. Walaupun sakit, lebih ceat sembuh. You can also use watermelon seed powder to bubuh on your ulcer. Can purchase at pharmacy.

pokeyoat 3 years ago

I hate getting mouth ulcers. Sometimes it seems like the come from out of nowhere, but now I see what causes them. Thanks for the information!

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peachpurple 3 years ago from Home Sweet Home Author


yeah, i hate mouth ulcers too, spoil my appetite and troublesome to catch the dripping salivas!

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Indian Chef 3 years ago from New Delhi India

Very useful blog on mouth ulcers. They happen to everyone. I was told that they can happen because of any changes in body, if you have tummy upset, tensions and even drug reactions.

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peachpurple 3 years ago from Home Sweet Home Author

True, the temperature of our bodies will affect mouth ulcers too. If we are dehydrated, bacteria forms and result to these lesions. Thanks for sharing yr thoughts.

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christin53 22 months ago from UK

I am prone to mouth ulcers so I found this interesting to read. I do suffer from lack of sleep so I probably need to work on that to avoid mouth ulcers.

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peachpurple 22 months ago from Home Sweet Home Author


yeah, lack of sleep makes our body temp goes up and dry up our lips too. Prone to bacteria.

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Peggy W 15 months ago from Houston, Texas

Mouth ulcers can be very painful. Gargling with the salt water several times a day is good advice.

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peachpurple 15 months ago from Home Sweet Home Author

yes, it is very painful, gargling with water and salt helps to reduce the bacteria activity

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