Monday, May 02, 2011

Causes of mouth ulcers.

  • Emotional stress.
  • Local trauma in the form of ill-fitting dentures or a sharp tooth.
  • Allergy to local applications like toothpaste.
  • Vitamin deficiency, especially B-complex, folic acid.
  • In females, sometime in association with menstrual cycle.
  • Hereditary, familial tendencies are also seen.
  • Smoking.
  • Poor oral hygiene such as not brushing teeth regularly.
  • Alcohol.
  • Spicy food.
  • Drugs like antibiotics.
  • Low immunity in any illness from TB to AIDS.
  • Infectious origin like some bacteria or virus.
  • Tartar in tooth surface.

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