August 15, 2005
Health Tip: Preventing Canker Sores
Avoid abrasive and spicey foods
(HealthDayNews) -- If you're prone to canker sores, you can ease the pain and help prevent them from returning with these tips from the Nemours Foundation:
- Avoid eating abrasive foods, such as potato chips and nuts. These can irritate gums and other delicate mouth tissue.
- Use only soft bristle toothbrushes, and brush your teeth and gums gently.
- Avoid spicy, salty and acidic foods, which can aggravate tender mouth sores.