• What are mouth sources?
    • Mouth ulcers are an ulceration of the mucosal membrane in the mouth. Often confused with cold sores (which are related to herpes and form on the lips or face), mouth ulcers are not viral or contagious and form only inside the mouth.
  • What causes mouth sores?
    • Research has yet to identify exact mouth ulcer causes, but studies have found links with:
      1. Stress
      2. Oral trauma
      3. Genetics
      4. Inflammatory bowel disease
      5. Triggering foods and/or chemicals
  • How long do mouth sores last?
    • Mouth ulcers typically form on the floor of the mouth, the cheeks, the tongue, or on the soft palate and last 1-2 weeks.