How to Prevent Mouth Ulcers Naturally

By Max. D Gray. Updated: January 16, 2017
How to Prevent Mouth Ulcers Naturally

Mouth ulcers appear for different reasons: ranging from emotions (stress, nerves, etc.,) to hygiene. They show up inside your mouth causing irritation, pain and generally annoying you for up to 14 days. Normally, if you get mouth ulcers, they are likely to return within the next few months.

At OneHowTo, we want to help you enjoy a healthy life and that is why we show you how to prevent mouth ulcers naturally with some simple tricks to keep your mouth free of these annoying sores.

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Steps to follow:

One of the ways that you can prevent mouth ulcers naturally is to avoid eating very hot food and drinks. Very hot food can burn the mouth leading to an ulcer. The best thing to do is to leave the food or drink to cool for a while before putting it into your mouth.


Stress is another factor that can cause mouth ulcers. When we are very nervous, our bodies react to this and ulcers then appear. To reduce your stress levels, OneHowTo recommends relaxation exercises such as yoga or meditation. Also, you can check out our article with useful tips to reduce stress and anxiety. Stress has very negative effects on your body so reducing it will cause you to be much healthier overall.


Another way to prevent mouth ulcers is through a balanced diet full of vitamins and minerals. Nutrients help us to keep our body tissues in good condition. Above all, it is recommended that you increase your intake of foods containing lysine and B vitamins such as fish, chicken, eggs and potatoes. More so, as ulcers are worsened by acid, avoid acidic foods like lemon and tomatoes and instead eat a lot of basic foods like milk and yogurt.

Also, certain crunchy foods can damage your mouth, causing sores that can lead to ulcers. Foods like chips, hard bread, sour candy and other irritating foods can all do this and should be avoided or limited.


Drinking a lot of water will prevent mouth ulcers. Keeping your mouth perfectly hydrated is essential to avoid this mouth condition from appearing. Therefore, it is recommended that you drink approximately 1 and a half litres of water a day to keep your mouth in perfect health.


Also, to prevent mouth ulcers, you need to maintain good oral hygiene. It is recommended to floss, brush your teeth, tongue, and use a mouthwash after every meal. Above all, make sure you do not use any toothpaste or mouthwash containing SLS (sodium lauryl sulphate).

Take a look at our article on how to care for your teeth and gums properly.


Another habit that you need to kick if you want to prevent mouth ulcers is to avoid putting bacteria or things that can cause bacteria in your mouth. Smoking, for example, is a bad habit that can cause mouth ulcers. Children are also likely to develop ulcers from putting objects in their mouths such as toys, dirty fingers, etc.

This article is merely informative, oneHOWTO does not have the authority to prescribe any medical treatments or create a diagnosis. We invite you to visit your doctor if you have any type of condition or pain.

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