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How To Help Denture Mouth Sores


Posted on 2/15/2024 by Weo Admin
Woman smiling with dentures that she got at  Lehigh Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Allentown, PAMouth sores cause discomfort in an individual and can be extremely annoying. They appear on the inside part of the mouth, usually around the cheek or lip area. They are lesions that appear and disappear independently, although the phenomenon of why they do has never been understood.

Effective Strategies for Managing and Alleviating Mouth Sores


Mouth sores can arise from many causes, including bacterial oral infections, temporary hormonal fluctuations, accidental bites, immune system disorders, nutritional deficiencies, and inadequate saliva production. Despite these varied origins, there are effective strategies to implement and manage mouth sores. These methods can significantly reduce discomfort and accelerate the healing process.

Maximum Dental Hygiene


A sore in the mouth, essentially an open wound, can easily become a breeding ground for infections, especially from food particles or bacterial invasions. This makes maintaining impeccable oral hygiene a crucial defense against the development of these sores. Regular tooth brushing and staying well-hydrated are vital practices in both healing existing sores and preventing new ones. Additionally, it is important to avoid introducing objects like fingers or pencils into your mouth. These items are often not sterile and can harbor germs that contribute to the formation of sores, undermining your oral health efforts.

Regular Mouthwash and Rinsing


Regular mouthwashes and rinses are essential in preventing mouth sores. Rinsing the mouth with saline solutions such as salty water three times a day should reduce sores in the mouth. Also, bicarbonate water is a good rinsing product as it has disinfecting abilities and helps heal the sores. The bicarbonate water is made by making a bicarbonate solution in the water needed to perform the rinse. However, if bicarbonate water is unavailable, baking soda may be used; plus, it is easier to make.

In conclusion, dental sores are easily eliminated when the cause of their formation is known. If the sores become severe and painful, you must seek dental assistance from our dentist to know the root of the problem and get a better dental solution.


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