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Causes Of Canker Sores On Tongue  

It is quite possible that you wake up one morning to find that your tongue feels as if it was attacked by razor blades in the night. You check out your tongue in the mirror only to figure out that you have ulcers on it, which were not there the previous day. Unfortunately, you are one of those people who have managed to get canker sores on your tongue.

Causes of Canker Sores on the Tongue:
Medically canker sores are known as aphthous ulcers or aphthae. You can get canker sores on your tongue because of immune system problems, vitamin deficiency, cancer, or HIV infection. However, some of the common causes of canker sores on the tongue are as follows:

  • Vitamin B Deficiency: Many people get canker sores when they have deficiency of vitamin B, primarily vitamin B12 and folic acid. If you suffer from canker sores and have a vitamin B deficiency, it is advisable to take multivitamin and mineral supplements on a daily basis.
  • Sensitivity to Toothpaste: Many toothpastes have an ingredient called sodium lauryl sulfate, which is a foaming agent. People who suffer from canker sores could be allergic to this agent and many sufferers note a great improvement in their symptom once they stop using toothpaste that contains it.
  • Genetic Disposition: If your parent suffers from canker sores on the tongue, the likelihood of you getting them are very high. If a parent has canker sores, the chances of children getting them increase by 90 percent.
  • Tongue Injuries: Canker sores can occur on the tongue it you cause injuries to the insides of your mouth by biting, with a toothpicks or brushing your teeth too vigorously.
  • Hormonal Changes: When a women is about to menstruate, her body undergoes hormonal changes and the possibility of canker sores increases. So also when a person is stressed out, the body experiences hormonal changes which can cause canker sores on the tongue.

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