Aphthous ulcers, also referred to as canker sores, are a very common oral health problem. It is one of the most common kinds of oral lesions, which affects nearly 20% of people. In fact, women are more prone to get canker sores than men.
Canker sores are actually small, round sores that develop on the soft tissues in the mouth or at the base of the gums. In addition, they can occur anywhere inside the oral cavity, under the tongue, on the inside of the cheeks and lips, etc. Unlike cold sores, canker sores do not appear on the surface of the lips. Canker sores are not contagious, but can be very painful. They can also make talking and eating quite difficult.
Canker sores can be triggered by multiple factors, such as injury to the mouth, autoimmune disorders, stress, hormones, vitamin deficiencies, or spicy or acidic foods.
Luckily, the unpleasant condition can be treated with a simple natural remedy in a matter of minutes.
Put a teaspoon of salt in a glass of water and rinse your mouth with the solution or gargle it in the morning.
Warm up some water in the evening, then squeeze a lemon inside it and drink the beverage.
When you wake up in the morning, the canker sore should be gone.