One of the most common oral health issues is a canker sore or an aphthous ulcer. They can appear in all areas of the oral cavity, on or under the tongue, on the base of the gums, on the inside of your lips and cheeks, and cause great pain.
However, this pain does not start in its full intensity as soon as the canker sore appears, but it culminates after a few days. Therefore, if you know the right remedy, you have enough time to prevent its peak.
Luckily, there is an incredibly effective remedy which quickly treats this common issue, in a completely natural way- salt.
Start by mixing a teaspoon of salt in a glass of water. Swish around your mouth and gargle for a couple of minutes then spit out.
The next thing you do is warm up some water, preferably before going to bed, then squeeze some lemon juice and drink it. Don’t add any sugar in it. That’s it.
You’ll be amazed to see that your cancer sore will disappear completely by the next morning.
We will also suggest several other effective natural remedies for canker sores:
Baking soda neutralizes the acidity and relieves the pain and inflammation caused by canker sores. You should add some water to a teaspoon of it to prepare a paste, and apply it on the affected area. After a few minutes, rinse with lukewarm water. Repeat 3-4 times during the day.
Take a fresh aloe Vera leaf, extract the gel from it and apply it on the tissue 3-4 times during the day. Aloe Vera has fights the inflammation, bacteria and also accelerates the healing process.
Apply honey around the canker sore a few times during the day. Due to the antiseptic and antibacterial properties of the honey, it may hurt a little in the beginning but the pain goes away in just a few minutes.
Sage is an herb that can successfully and naturally treat this problem, providing relief in no time. This is what you need to do: in 2 cups of boiling water add 3 teaspoons of sage leaves. When the mixture cools down, use it to wash your mouth with it.
Honey has always been known for its antiseptic and antibacterial properties, so you can fight canker sores by using it. Apply some honey around the affected spot a few times a day. You might feel some pain, but it should not worry you because the sore will be soon gone. Pain disappears in less than 10 minutes, and redness and blisters don’t even develop. There is no a sweeter revenge, is it?