What Causes Mouth Ulcers?
Date: August 27, 2013 Richard Jones


Have you ever experienced the discomfort of having a mouth ulcer? If you have, you will understand how irritating it can be, and how that small sore inside your mouth can affect your mood for a few days – until the ulcer has healed and gone away.

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Knowing the causes, or at least the risk factors, that contribute to mouth ulcer development can be very helpful to you if you want to avoid mouth sores. If there is a way to prevent the development of this dental problem inside your mouth, wouldn’t you grab that chance so you can avoid the painful and irritating mouth sores?

Mouth Ulcer Causes

  • Food – There are certain food items that can trigger the onset of a mouth ulcer. If you are allergic to certain food items, that allergic reaction can cause the sensitive tissue inside your mouth to be irritated, and mouth sores are not too far away from that irritation.
  • Stress – When are feeling particularly stressed or anxious, you have a higher risk of developing mouth ulcers. You might notice that these pesky sores make their presence felt during you are pressured or stressed – and the discomfort of having these ulcers inside your mouth will not help your stress level!
  • Changes in Hormonal Levels – Women who have their monthly period have a higher likelihood of developing mouth ulcers, compared to the time in between periods.
  • Vitamin Deficiency – A deficiency in Vitamin B12 and Iron can cause mouth sores to develop on a frequent basis. Addressing these deficiencies can help you prevent this dental problem from coming back again and again.
  • Medical Conditions – Medical conditions, especially those that deal with the body’s immune system, can be the culprit of frequent mouth ulcer attacks. Other medical conditions that can aggravate the presence of mouth ulcers include Crohn’s disease, Coeliac disease, and reactive arthritis.
  • Certain Medications – Mouth ulcers can be the reaction of your body to certain medications, such as beta-blockers (for blood pressure and heart conditions), non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).

Do you frequently suffer from mouth ulcers? What do you do to avoid mouth sores? Please LEAVE A REPLY below, and share your experiences and comments with us!

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