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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.
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