Did you know that stress can wreak havoc on your mouth? In fact, stress can cause your mouth to have troubling issues, like teeth grinding and mouth sores. The unfortunate problem with stress is that you can’t help what it does to your body, but keep your head up and do what you can to unwind after the work day!
To get more into the nitty gritty: sores in your mouth, like canker sores, are small spots that are grayish or white bases that will have red borders. They’ll show up inside your mouth, whether that means on your gums, inside your lips or your cheeks. Don’t be surprised, for these sores to show up in numbers too. Unfortunately, experts haven’t pointed out what causes these tiny annoyances in our mouths. They have theories that point towards a weak immune system or due to an underlying virus or bacteria infection. Stress only raises the chances of getting them.
If you have mouth sores, what are you to do? if you’re looking to ease the irritation that these little sores can cause, make sure you’re avoiding spicy, hot or acidic foods. Foods, such as citrus fruits and tomatoes, should not be eaten. These sores, also known as canker sores, will likely disappear within a week to 10 days. If you’re searching for an over-the-counter relief to numb the pain, talk with a pharmacist at your nearest drug store or give our family dentistry office a call in Woburn, we’d love to help!