Surprisingly, canker sores (mouth ulcers)
are quite common. In fact, nearly 20% of the population
suffers from these oral ulcers. Yet, almost everybody
suffers in silence.
The first canker sores usually occur between the ages of 10
and 20. During life, episodes usually, but not always, become
less frequent and less severe. Interestingly, women often
report increased susceptibility to canker sore formation during
certain times of their menstrual cycle.
Usually canker sores (mouth ulcers) clear within 7-14 days
without treatment. During this time, however, the canker sores
can be painful, especially when people eat or drink.
Interestingly, canker sores (mouth ulcers) affect people
with varying degrees of severity. Some people may get an
occasional outbreak of canker sores once or twice a year, while
others may suffer near continuous overlapping episodes of
canker sores (mouth ulcers).
The exact cause of canker sores is unknown. Current theories
suggest that canker sores are created when the body's own
immune system attacks the cells lining the inside of the
While the exact cause is unknown, it has been observed that
certain "triggers" intitiate the formation of canker sores.
These triggers include trauma to the inside of the mouth, an
ingredient found in almost all toothpastes, certain foods, a
lack of particular vitamins, and stress.
The elimination of these triggers is the key to wiping
out canker sores, once and for all..
Later in this guide we'll examine these triggers, for by
eliminating them, you can prevent canker sores (mouth
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