Canker sores are a common oral health issue. Also known as aphthous ulcers, cancer sores are very painful. They can appear anywhere inside the oral cavity – on the inside of your lips and cheeks, the base of your gums, on or under your tongue. They are different from fever blisters, which typically appear on the outside of your lips or the corners of your mouth.
Interestingly, canker sores take a couple of days before they reach their peak in terms of pain and irritability. In other words, they don’t start hurting immediately upon occurrence, which gives you some time to deal with it before it gets really bad.
It is one of the most common kinds of oral lesions, which affects nearly 20% of people. In fact, women are more prone to get canker sores than men.
Thankfully, curing them is quite easy, and inexpensive. While it may seem odd, Himalayan pink sea salt makes a wonderful mouthwash that can provide a number of benefits. Due to its classification as an isotonic solution, it contains minerals that are also found inside of your body. It is because of this that it won’t further the inflammation as it rids your mouth of bacteria and infection.
- Simply purchase some high-quality Himalayan sea salt at your local grocery store, and measure out a half of a teaspoon. Then add this to one cup of warm water. Gargle it as you would your normal mouthwash about three times per day. Within a few days, the sore will be gone.