Whether it’s brought on by stress, too much sugar, or just something that’s going around, a canker sore is never fun. Not only does it makes eating less enjoyable, it’s a constant bother throughout the day. When you’ve got a canker sore, you want relief fast. Here are some of the best ways to get rid of it…
1. Apply some aloe vera.
Aloe vera can be a great way to treat your canker sores. Its anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and curative properties make it so useful, that we added it to our Super Relief Dental Gel formula. To use aloe by itself, simply purchase an aloe plant, cut off a healthy leaf, slice it open, extract the gel, and apply it to your canker sore. You can also swish some aloe vera juice in your mouth 2-3 times a day to bring down the sore.
2. Use raw honey.
Raw honey is also very healing. This gift from Mother Nature is filled with vitamins and enzymes and does a fantastic job at fighting harmful bacteria. You can use raw honey on your canker sore, simply by taking a dollop and applying it directly to the inflamed area. You can also mix turmeric powder with the honey for an extra boost of antibacterial, anti-inflammatory power!
3. Swish with sea salt water.
This easy solution will help draw some of the liquid from the sore. Simply warm up a small glass of purified water (about a cup) and add a teaspoon of salt. Mix it up and swish the water in your mouth for 30 seconds. You might have to do this twice to use up all the salt water. Afterwards, add a pinch of salt to the canker sore. This might sting at first, but it will help the healing process move along.
4. Swish with sage essential oil (or leaves).
Sage has been shown to help canker sores quite a bit. It will help to reduce the pain and inflammation of the sore. You can simply add sage essential oil to water and swish it around or apply sage oil directly to the infected area. Instead of oil, you can also use sage leaves: boiling them, then allowing them to cool before swishing. Or simply leave some sage leaves on the spot that’s hurting for 3-5 minutes.
5. Use Oxyfresh Super Relief Dental Gel
Quite possibly the best solution of all is to use dentist-recommended Super Relief Dental Gel. This is a fantastic aide to keep around the house – especially if you are prone to canker sores. Our carefully-crafted formula combines aloe vera, chamomile, zinc, our patented ingredient Oxygene®, and more to help solve any mouth pain. Listen to what one customer had to say…
“I absolutely love everything about the Oxyfresh Super Relief Gel! If I get a canker sore I put the gel on it and its gone in a day. Since using this product my gums are much firmer and don’t bleed anymore.” – Ann M., North Kingstown, RI
We make our Super Relief Dental Gel for people like Ann who want immediate relief from canker sores or any kind of mouth irritation! You never know when a sore might strike, so it’s best to keep the remedies on hand so you can knock them out at the first sign of inflammation.
How About You?
What are your most time-tested ways to get rid of canker sores? Share in the comments below!