6 Common Causes of Mouth Ulcers

November 24th, 2014Oral Health CareComments:0

Have you ever had a mouth ulcer? This irritating and painful dental problem may be caused by several factors, such as:

Hormonal changes

pregnant hormones

This is common in women who are pregnant, during their monthly periods, or during menopause.

Accidental biting

mouth sore

Biting on the soft tissue inside the mouth can cause mouth ulcers to form, especially if the trauma site gets infected.

Allergies

Do you have food allergies? If you do, consumption of the food you are allergic to can irritate the inner lining of your mouth, resulting to the development of mouth sores.

Stress

stress

Stress can trigger the formation of painful mouth ulcers.

Medical conditions

medical condition

Vitamin deficiency (such as iron and vitamin B12 deficiency) can cause mouth ulcers to form. Other medical conditions such as Crohn’s disease, Celiac disease, reactive arthritis, and immunodeficiency can trigger the formation of mouth sores.

Medications

medications

Mouth sores can also be triggered by taking medications such as beta-blockers, or NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs).