How to prevent and cure mouth sores with natural remedies
When the mouth sores, also known as canker sores, they appear with relative frequency can be indicative of some problem or disorder in the health. They are quite annoying and usually appear in different areas inside the mouth, on the gums, on the inside of the upper and lower lips, on the tongue, on the inside of the cheeks or on the sides of the cheeks and also on the bottom of the mouth.
Women are more predisposed to suffer from sores in the mouth than men, although in a certain sense the reason why they tend to have a greater predisposition is unknown.
The reasons why these sores appear are not entirely clear, however some causes may be related to their appearance as the lack of some B vitamins, such as B1, B2, B6, B12, folic acid and minerals such as iron in the diet, have low defenses, stress, hormonal changes, digestive problems, food intolerance or gluten.
The sores in the mouth can also appear as a result of having suffered an irritation in the area, as a result of having bitten on one side of the mouth, the inside of the mouth, lips or tongue, for having burned us eating or drinking something, due to the friction of a poorly adjusted dental prosthesis, the rubbing or cutting of a damaged or broken tooth or tooth, or getting hurt with the toothbrush.
When the sores take more than three weeks to heal, we must go to the doctor, we should also see the doctor if they appear very frequently.
Natural tips to prevent its appearance
As we have said before, the lack of some vitamins and minerals can be the cause of the appearance of sores in the mouth, therefore if we have predisposition to suffer from sores in the mouth, it would be convenient to reinforce our diet with these vitamins and minerals.
We must increase the intake of foods rich in B vitamins, present in foods rich in animal and plant proteins, fish, blue fish, seafood, red and white meats, whole grains, bread, dairy products, eggs, leafy vegetables greens, peas, lentils, beans, sunflower oil, nuts.
The Foods rich in beta-carotene, vitamin A, we must also include them in the diet as they help to strengthen the mucous membranes of the mouth and throat, we can find it in foods such as pumpkin, carrot, papaya, mango, oranges, peach apricots, in dairy products, in the egg .
Also foods rich in iron like, red meat, liver and mollusks, twice a week, eat lentils, spinach, watercress.
Include probiotic foods, rich in probiotic bacteria like Lactobacillus Acidophilus, that we will find in the fresh yoghurts and fermented milks.
The moment we have the sores we may have to avoid some foods that can contribute to further irritate the sores with what will sting us and with which the discomfort will increase.
At those moments we must avoid drinks or very hot foods, fruit or acid juices, salty foods, dressings with vinegar, spicy foods or hot sauces.
Then we provide a series of home remedies to prepare mouthwashes that will help us to alleviate the discomfort, as well as to cure the sores.
Natural remedies to treat mouth sores
The sage It is a medicinal plant with many properties and in this case we emphasize the astringent and disinfectant property of this plant.
This mouthwash prepared with an infusion of sage is good for healing sores in the mouth and also for the care and cleaning of the mouth.
To prepare this infusion we need a teaspoon of sage and a cup of mineral water that we will boil.
Once boiling add the sage, remove from heat, cover and let it sit for 6 to 10 minutes.
Uncover the infusion, strain it and let it cool.
Once it is cold we do the rinses.
We can make these salvia rinses every time we eat, and after brushing our teeth.
Aloe vera mouthwash and water
Aloe vera has beneficial properties among which we highlight, antiseptic, refreshing, anti-inflammatory, healing.
To prepare this mouthwash we will need a spoonful of aloe vera gel or fresh aloe vera pulp if we had at home the aloe vera plant and a glass of water.
We mix and gargle.
We can gargle three or four times a day, after brushing our teeth.
Tea tree essential oil
Tea tree essential oil has antiseptic, analgesic and healing properties.
We moisten a stick with a little tea tree oil and put it on the sore, we keep a few seconds. This remedy we can repeat it three times a day.
Oxygenated water on the sore
Oxygenated water helps prevent possible infections while healing and healing sores.
We moisten a cotton or a stick in oxygenated water and put it on the sore, keeping it a few seconds. We can repeat this remedy three times a day. This article is published for informational purposes only. It can not and should not replace the consultation with a Physician. We advise you to consult your Trusted Doctor.