Q10. Can you get a mouth ulcer from brushing your teeth?

A10. It is possible. If you use excessive force when brushing your teeth then this may damage the soft tissues of the mouth, leading to an ulcer. A toothbrush with very hard bristles may also lead to a mouth ulcer.

Biting or accidentally chewing the inside of the mouth can also cause an ulcer as can a mouth injury.

Consider changing your toothbrush for a soft bristled one and use soft, gentler strokes when cleaning your teeth.

Mouth Ulcers FAQs Index:

Mouth Ulcers FAQs

  1. What is a mouth ulcer?
  2. What is a ‘canker sore?’
  3. What is an ‘aphthous ulcer?’
  4. Is there more than one type of mouth ulcer?
  5. Can anyone get a mouth ulcer?
  6. What causes mouth ulcers?
  7. What are the signs of a mouth ulcer?
  8. Does stress cause mouth ulcers?
  1. Why do women get mouth ulcers more than men?
  2. Can you get a mouth ulcer from brushing your teeth?
  3. Do children develop mouth ulcers?
  4. Can you inherit mouth ulcers?
  5. Can you treat mouth ulcers at home?
  6. How do you treat mouth ulcers?
  7. Can you prevent mouth ulcers?

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