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Canker Sores: Causes, Symptoms, and Prevention

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Introduction to Canker Sores

Canker sores, also known as aphthous ulcers, are small, painful lesions that develop in the mouth or at the base of the gums. These sores can make eating and talking uncomfortable, and they can recur frequently in some individuals. While canker sores are not contagious, they can cause significant discomfort and affect daily activities. Understanding the causes, symptoms, and preventive measures for canker sores is essential for managing and minimizing their impact on daily life.

One way to prevent canker sores is to avoid foods that may cause irritation, such as acidic or spicy foods. Maintaining good oral hygiene, managing stress, and getting enough vitamins and minerals in the diet can also help reduce the likelihood of developing canker sores.

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