Do you experience Canker Sores… you could be lacking in B12

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)

Hormone changes


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:

Autoimmune disorders

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

Or call us today at 305 280 2272

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Keven Peoples