Some conditions in the mouth aren’t necessarily dangerous, yet they are never-the-less irritating in central Leeds and one spiteful little brute is the canker sore. What triggers these sores off is still a little bit of a mystery, but they are considered to be stress-related in some way and coupled with a pretty wild lifestyle as well, this can diminish your immune system and leave you vulnerable to outbreaks such as these. Sharp objects in the mouth from dentures, braces or even a chipped tooth can also set the canker ball rolling, as well as acids from certain foods. These sores don’t tend to hang around for long though- in general, just a few days or so, but they can be quite painful throughout….so what to do? Well for starters, you can try and avoid all of the above when one breaks out in your mouth; there are soothing gels such as BONJELLA that you can buy across the counter and that will take the heat out of the sore and relax it. However, though they may seem as just a nasty little irritant that come and go, they can indicate something more sinister going on if they stick around, so you should get along to your dentist for extra treatment.