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Stress, poor diet and oral hygiene
When you’re stressed, you may also pick up some unhealthy eating habits, such as snacking on sugary foods or drinks, which increases the likelihood of tooth decay. In the long run poor nutrition can also increase your chances of gum disease.
Depending on your symptoms, we can recommend specific treatments.
Canker sores (Mouth ulcers)
There are two types simple canker sores and complex canker sores. The exact cause of most canker sores is unknown. It could be a problem with the immune system or due to bacteria or viruses. Stress and tissue injury are the most common causes of the simple variety. Most canker sores will disappear within 10 days. For relief, we recommend avoiding spicy foods or anything with a high acid content, such as citrus fruits and use an over-the-counter “numbing” analgesic ointment.
Complex canker sores are typically caused by an underlying health condition, such as an impaired immune system, dietary problems or gastrointestinal tract disease, such as Celiac or Crohns disease.