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Can canker sores be prevented?

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Although there is no cure for canker sores -- and they often recur -- you may be able to get them less often by:

1. Avoiding foods that irritate your mouth, like citrus fruits, acidic vegetables, and spicy foods

2. Not chewing gum

3. Brushing with a soft-bristled brush after meals and flossing daily, which will keep your mouth free of foods that might trigger a sore

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Mayo Clinic.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on November 19, 2019

SOURCE: 

Mayo Clinic.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on November 19, 2019

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