Canker sores are sores that form inside your mouth on the soft tissues. Often times they are caused by biting the inside of your cheek or other oral injuries, however may also be a side effect of a weak immune system. Cold sores are very different from canker sores, they are contagious due to the fact that they are a form of herpes simplex. They form outside your mouth, usually on or around your lips or nose. It is common for them to keep reappearing after time and it is recommended that you visit a dentist for help treating these sores so you can feel confident again when they fade. A healthy diet and good oral hygiene is a great starter point for preventing cold sores or canker sores. Further treatment includes special rinses or topical creams, or even medication.
The friendly dentists at Smiles at SummerHill Dental can help you with canker sore treatment as well as cold sore treatment. For more information, call or visit Smiles at SummerHill Dental in Newmarket, Ontario today!