“Why do I get sores in my mouth?” This is a common question that many people have.
Though sores can be painful, most often, they are a result of something that you ate. Sores or soreness are a common result of eating too much citrus or other acidic foods, spicy food, or extremely hot foods. The inside of the mouth can blister and become irritated by these types of foods. Some people are more sensitive to acidic foods or hot foods than others, so may experience more soreness as a result. If the pain from a mouth sore goes away after a few days, there is no real cause for concern.
However, if the sores does go away and the pain persists, that could be a sign of something more serious. A lack of vitamin A can be a contributing factor to mouth sores and soreness. Vitamin A is important for collagen and connective tissues – what your tongue and cheeks are made of. To get more vitamin A in your system, eat foods rich in vitamin A such as sweet potatoes, spinach, and carrots, or take a vitamin A supplement.
If you have questions about sores in your mouth, always feel free to contact your dentist.