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How to Prevent Canker Sores at Home

Updated on September 14, 2013

Yes, you can prevent canker sores!

Canker sores can be quite difficult to prevent as their causes are not clearly known. They may appear due to a variety of reasons – from deficiency of vitamins to hormonal changes. Most people who get frequently occurring canker sores are women, adolescents and young adults. From the type of people who are more susceptible to getting canker sores, we can deduce that most people get them due to hormonal shifts. But in this article, we are going to talk about how to prevent canker sores from recurring and also to avoid getting them.

But if we can’t visibly tell how canker sores come about, then how exactly are we going to prevent canker sores?

Chill out, dude! Stressing out at everything can be inviting canker sores to snuggle up in your mouth. Meditation can help relax your mind and help you prevent canker sores.
Chill out, dude! Stressing out at everything can be inviting canker sores to snuggle up in your mouth. Meditation can help relax your mind and help you prevent canker sores.

How to prevent Canker sores at Home

  • Stress free life. Take it easy, man. One of the causes of canker sores is emotional stress and tension. Canker sores may be physical signs showing that you are stressed. Regular exercise, enough sleep and a healthy diet is what you need to relieve body stress.
  • Diet rich in vitamins and nutrients. If you have a weak immune system, then you are more inclined to various bacteria and germs attacking your body. This includes bacteria that cause canker sores in the mouth. So regularly consume foods rich in anti-oxidants, vitamins and minerals for a general healthy immune system.
  • Reduce high intake of acidic foods. Oranges, lemons, strawberries, vinegar are all foods that you mustn’t overly consume as they may be set offs for canker sores.

Ahhh...doesn't this water look refreshing? Go ahead and drink plenty of water to get your body hydrated and prevent canker sores!
Ahhh...doesn't this water look refreshing? Go ahead and drink plenty of water to get your body hydrated and prevent canker sores!
  • Take a lot of fluids. Most oral infections and wounds are as a result of a dehydrated body. In case you hate drinking water, then eating foods with water like watermelon and cucumber should do. Increase your water intake to keep hydrated and steer clear from canker sores.
  • Hygiene. Although different people have their own particular triggers for canker sores, make sure you regularly clean your teeth and tongue to prevent toxins and unpleasant substances from clinging to your tongue or gums and eventually cause canker sores.

Eurgh, nasty! Make sure to maintain your mouth's natural pH levels with proper hygiene in order to prevent canker sores like this.
Eurgh, nasty! Make sure to maintain your mouth's natural pH levels with proper hygiene in order to prevent canker sores like this.

How to prevent Canker sores using practical measures

  • Table manners help! “Don’t talk while chewing!” Your mother must have repeated that more than enough. And it’s very good advice! As well as sending food particles all over the place, you can also trigger canker sores in your mouth. How? Well, when talking while chewing, it is highly likely that you might end up biting your tongue or the insides of your cheek, and in so doing you may cause a canker sore to form in your mouth.
  • Use a soft toothbrush. Avoid using hard bristled toothbrushes as these may be harsh on your gums, resulting in small cuts in your gums. It is very possible that these cuts will turn into pesky canker sores.
  • Eating sharp or rough textured foods. Examples of such foods are cheerios, pretzels, cornflakes and potato chips. These sharp edged foods may injure your mouth when you are eating them. If you often get scratched by such foods and frequently suffer from canker sores, then I suggest you abandon such foods. But if those are your favorite foods and you just can’t chuck them, then just be careful when crunching on them.
  • Avoid toothpastes containing SLS (sodium lauryl sulfate). You may be allergic to such toothpastes or they may be the reason for causing irritations in your mouth and in that way they also end up causing canker sores.

With these how to prevent canker sore tips, I’m sure you’ll steer clear of those irritating canker sores!

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