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What is the cause of ulcers on the side of your tongue?
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kellyraeanderson posted:
It is circular, a red meaty color in the center, with a white outer edge. This has been going on for two weeks!
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steffanymohan responded:
There are several ways to prevent and manage mouth ulcers. However, the best prevention of the disease unarguably requires sound dental hygiene which eliminates the presence of harmful microbes in the mouth. Avoid spicy, acidic or salty foods and drinks, which tend to predispose to it.
 
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atti_editor responded:
Hi kellyraeanderson,

As this article says, no one really knows what causes canker sores, but they often seem related to physical or emotional stress. Foods such as those that are acidic, tomatoes, eggplant, and possibly gluten, in addition to ingredients in toothpaste may also cause them to develop. Here are some treatment options you might try. It is also possible that you are suffering from a traumatic ulcer, which looks a lot like a canker sore. These are caused by a slip of the toothbrush or hot food. If your sore refuses to go away with home treatment, it would be a good idea to make an appointment with your dentist for an evaluation. I hope that you are able to find a treatment that works to get rid of your canker sore!

Best wishes,
Atti


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