Mouth ulcers are oval or round inflamed sores that form in the mouth. They are usually found on the inside of the cheeks, lips or on the edge of the tongue. They can be red, white, grey or yellow in colour, usually with a red outer edge. Some ulcers are only mildly painful where they are almost unnoticeable and easily ignored. Others are extremely painful, causing constant throbbing and difficulties with speaking, eating and processing the saliva in the mouth.
Many factors have been linked to the development of mouth ulcers, and different people report different triggers. Some of the most common triggers are:
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