Do you experience Canker Sores… you could be lacking in B12
They may look pale or yellow like an ulcer with a red outer ring, they are not contagious. You may experience one, or more at a time, and for reason unexplained women seem to get them more than men.
The cause of canker sores is not clear.
It may be due to:
Weakened immune system (for example, from the cold or flu)
Lack of certain vitamins and minerals in the diet, including vitamin B12 or folate
Less commonly, mouth sores can be a sign of an illness, tumor, or reaction to a medication.
This can include:
Cancer of the mouth
Infections such as hand foot mouth disease
Weakened immune system — for example, if you have AIDS or are taking medication after a transplant
Drugs that may cause mouth sores include aspirin, beta-blockers, chemotherapy medicines, penicillin, sulfa drugs, and phenytoin.
If you are experiencing Canker sores frequently and you would like to schedule a dental exam contact our International Patient Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
Or call us today at 305 280 2272