ORAL HEALTH : Why does my young child keep having mouth ulcers ?

Mouth ulcers are little sores that come up inside the mouth, on the tongue or on the gums. Mouth ulcers can be quite painful, but your child doesn’t usually need to see a doctor.


Mouth ulcers usually look like round, white sores on the inner lining of your child’s mouth, or on the surface of her gums or tongue. 

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These sores can be painful, especially when your child eats salty or spicy foods. Sometimes your child might even refuse food until the ulcers begin to heal.


 

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