August 2011

Canker Sores

Maybe it’s the stress of heading back to school, or summer coming to an end but for some reason we have seen a number of patients with canker sores recently.  It is estimated that at any given time 20% of Canadians suffer from canker sores – The precise cause of canker sores remains unclear.  Researchers feel a variety of factors, including allergies, injury, genetics, stress, and a weakened immune system may contribute to the development of these painful sores.  Canker sore treatments and remedies vary depending on their type and severity.