Q6. What causes mouth ulcers?

A6. There are several causes of mouth ulcers which include:

  • Diet and lifestyle
  • Stress
  • Hormones (women)
  • Vitamin deficiency
  • Medical conditions such as Crohn’s Disease
  • Allergies
  • Bacterial infection
  • Mouth injury
  • Poor dental hygiene
  • Immune system disorder
  • Side effects of medication
  • Genetics
  • Stopping smoking

These are all discussed in greater detail in our causes of mouth ulcers section.

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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