Home Remedies For Canker Sores

Canker Sores

There is no doubt about it, canker sores are extremely uncomfortable and many times very painful. Canker sores occur in the mouth, along the gum line, inner lip,cheeks, and occasionally the tongue. There isn’t a concrete cause for canker sores, but the consumption of acidic foods and beverages is believed to increase the severity of the sores.



Canker sores tend to go away on their own within one to two weeks. However, there are several canker sore treatments that you can do at home to help speed up the healing process.

Baking Powder



The most important thing to keep in mind when it comes to canker sore treatment is to keep your mouth clean. This can be done a variety of ways. You can create a paste from baking powder and apply it directly to the sore. Baking powder helps reduce the occurance of bacteria within the mouth.
Salt Water

Another effective canker sore treatmentis to use a mouthwash. Simply mix a pinch of salt into some lukewarm water and rinse your mouth out with it 2-3 times a day. Speed up the healing process by adding 3 parts water to one part hydrogen peroxide and rinsing your mouth out with that. Tea tree oil, which you can find at most health food and whole food stores, is another good canker sore treatment option. Apply a tiny bit of the tea tree oil to a q-tip and apply directly to the sore to help aid in pain relief and healing.

Raw Onion

It has been reported that apply raw onion directly to the canker sore helps relieve the pain and speeds up the healing process. Also, eating a little bit of a raw green pepper has also proven to be an effective home remedy for canker sore treatment.

Tooth Paste

Another way to help prevent canker sores from forming and to help aide in the healing of any existing canker sores,  consider switching to a SLS (Sodium Lauryl Sulfate) free toothpaste. SLS, which is found in most name brand toothpastes, can increase irritation of your mouth’s tissues, which will make it more prone to the occurrence of canker sores..


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