Mouth sores or canker sores are painful lesions in the mouth, and can have a significant effect on the way you eat, chew, or even speak. Mouth sores that do not go away after a long period of time should be seen by a dentist, but here are a few ways that you can do in the comfort of your own home to hasten the healing process.
Chew Your Food Slowly
Eating too fast can lead to biting the inside of the mouth; the resulting lesion may develop into a mouth sore. Slowly chewing on food can help you avoid biting the inside of your mouth.
Watch What You Eat
Food items you are allergic to can cause mouth sores, and should be avoided. Spicy and highly acidic food items (such as citrus fruits) may also cause a reaction inside your mouth that triggers the development of mouth sores.
Try Antiseptic Creams, Rinses, or Mouthwashes
Look for antiseptic over the counter products specifically geared towards healing mouth sores to alleviate the symptoms and discomfort.
Aggressive tooth brushing can aggravate,