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My teeth were starting to deteriorate, and I was running out of options to repair them. The dentist gave me a choice. I could wait until the bone loss was so bad that I would have to have my teeth removed and get dentures, or I could have them removed now and get dental implants. I opted for the implants. If you’re thinking of getting dental implants, you probably have a lot of questions. I love mine, but they took some getting used to. In this blog, I’m sharing my experience and all the information that I picked up throughout my implant experience. You can find out what the procedure entails, how to prepare for your implants, and how to care for them once they’re in.


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About Canker Sores

by Alfredo Moore

The chances are good that you have had a canker sore or even many more throughout your life. If so, then you know just how horrible those little sores can be to deal with. Although small in size, they can be quite large with regards to pain and suffering. This article will give you all the information you need on canker sores, so you can decrease your chances of dealing with them and know what the best course of action is when you do end up with one.

What exactly is a canker sore?

A canker sore is a small and very painful ulcer that forms in the inner lining of your mouth. A canker sore is often confused with a cold sore. However, cold sores are contagious, where canker sores are not. You can get canker sores on your tongue, your lips, your gums and even on the insides of your cheeks. While it's still unclear what the true causes are for canker sores, there are some things that are known to increase a person's chances of getting them. Some of these things include, but are not limited to:

  • Acidic foods like tomatoes and citric fruits
  • Changes in hormones
  • An allergy flair-up
  • Vitamin deficiencies
  • Minor injuries, such as biting your tongue
  • Sensitivity to the chemicals in certain foods
  • A sensitivity to certain nuts

What can you do to alleviate some of the pain and discomfort of canker sores?

When you do get a canker sore there are several things you can do that will help to ease the pain and irritation of them. You can get some instant relief by holding an ice cube on the canker sore until it melts. You can also gargle and swish with warm salt water. You can purchase products, such as Campho-Phenique, that also help to give you pain relief. Avoid eating spicy foods and foods that are still at a hot temperature while you are dealing with a canker sore, or it can become more irritated.

Should you see a dentist about canker sores?

You generally don't need to go to the dentist for treatment with a canker sore. They should go away all on their own. However, if you have one that gets very large, continue getting them often or have one that lasts longer than a couple of weeks, then you should go in to a family dentistry clinic to have it examined.