Friday, February 5, 2016

Kids & Canker Sores: The Dental Connection!

According to the American Association of Pediatric Dentistry, roughly one in five children suffers from canker sores. Canker sores are small sores that appear inside the cheeks, on the lips, on the surface of the gums and under the tongue.

Even though canker sores are NOT contagious, they do tend to run in families. There are several reasons a child may suffer from canker sores.


  • Vitamin B12, iron, or folic acid deficiencies
  • Food allergies
  • Lip of cheek biting
  • Any injury to the mouth
  • Brushing too hard
  • Toothpaste ingredients
  • Emotional stress


  • Avoid Acidic Foods
  • Use a soft bristled toothbrush
  • Avoid mouthwash and toothpaste that contain SLS
  • Avoid known food allergy items

If you have any questions or are in need of an appointment, call our office at 918-455-0123!

God Bless,

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