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FAQ

Oral Canker Sores, also known as Mouth Ulcers, are

NOT CONTAGIOUS

Cold Sores, Fever Blisters, and Herpes HSV-1 are HIGHLY CONTAGIOUS

Common Places for Canker Sores

A. Gingiva, Mucosa

B. Lip

C. Posterior Gingiva, Mucosa

D. Vestibule, Anterior Gingiva, Mucosa

E. Hard Palate

F. Soft Palate, Tonsillar Area

G. Floor of Mouth, Ventral Surface of Tongue

H. Lateral Border of Tongue

 

 

 

 

 

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 Top 6 Causes of Canker Sores? 

Both Canker Sores and Cold Sores are triggered by

1. allergies - 2. stress - 3. citric acid - 4. hormones - 5. injury 

6. There is also evidence showing those who have had COVID-19 have an increased susceptibility to canker sores/mouth ulcers.

https://www.mdpi.com/1648-9144/57/11/1189

Home Canker Sore Treatments

 to help soothe pain:

Be sure to keep the oral area clean, continue to brush your teeth, tongue, and rinse your mouth. Be gentle around the infected area.

Gargle with whole milk.

Avoid fruits, candy, sugary, salty, and spicy foods.

And avoid gum with an active canker! 

How To Get Rid Of Canker Sores

Why The Canker Spanker?

 

The Canker Spanker is the new proven fast, easy, and effective answer to relief from mildly painful to chronic canker sores/mouth ulcers.

Our products are formulated with premium ingredients to help soothe, heal, and prevent canker sores/mouth ulcers quickly.

​Our topical and oral pill formulations can be used separately or together. 

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CALM

a pain-free, topical soothing melt for active canker sore/mouth ulcer breakouts 

to soothe pain on contact. 

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THE CANKER SPANKER

(Original and Severe) 

small, easy-to-swallow pill to quickly start your healing process from the inside out and a preventative measure to reduce or eliminate future canker sore/mouth ulcer breakouts

by up to 75% if taken daily.

*Individual Results Vary

 

 

Mechanism of Action:​​

The Canker Spanker has antimicrobial properties that work by disrupting the structure and function of bacterial membranes. Additionally, it contains components that bind to porphyrin and globin chains, helping to form hemoglobin. Hemoglobin is essential for delivering oxygen to the body's tissues.

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Are canker sores contagious?

No, canker sores are not contagious. Unlike cold sores, which are caused by the herpes simplex virus, canker sores result from factors like stress, nutritional deficiencies, and minor mouth injuries.

Can canker sores spread?

No, canker sores cannot spread from person to person as they are not contagious. These ulcers develop due to factors like stress, hormonal changes, and minor mouth injuries rather than through transmission.

How canker sores form

Canker sores, or aphthous ulcers, form when the delicate lining of the mouth sustains minor injuries or trauma, potentially triggered by factors like accidental bites, dental work, or vigorous tooth brushing. These localized injuries create an opportunity for inflammation, and as a result, small, painful ulcers emerge within the oral mucosa. The lesions are typically round or oval with a whitish or yellowish center and a red border, causing discomfort and sensitivity in the affected area.

When canker sores turn white

When canker sores turn white, it usually indicates that the sore has reached a stage where the top layer of tissue has been damaged or removed, revealing the underlying tissue. The white or yellowish color is often associated with the formation of a protective layer of fibrin, which covers the ulcer and aids in the healing process. While this can be a sign of the body's natural response to repair the damaged tissue, it can also contribute to increased sensitivity and discomfort in the affected area.

Where canker sores come from

Visit our blog on the 6 main causes of canker sores.

What are canker sores?

Canker sores, or aphthous ulcers, are painful and shallow sores that form inside the mouth. Unlike cold sores, canker sores are not contagious and are not caused by a virus. These oral ulcers can be triggered by factors such as stress, minor mouth injuries, hormonal changes, and nutritional deficiencies, leading to discomfort and sensitivity in affected individuals.

Who do canker sores affect?

Canker sores can affect a wide range of individuals, regardless of age or gender. While they are a common oral health issue, certain factors may make some people more susceptible to their development. Those with a history of stress, hormonal fluctuations, nutritional deficiencies, or a tendency to experience minor mouth injuries may be more prone to canker sores. Additionally, individuals with compromised immune systems or certain underlying health conditions may also be at an increased risk of developing these painful oral ulcers.

Why do canker sores form?

Canker sores, or aphthous ulcers, form due to a complex interplay of factors impacting the delicate lining of the mouth. These factors lead to the development of painful sores that can cause discomfort during various oral activities. Understanding the intricate processes involved in the formation of canker sores helps in addressing and managing this common oral health concern.

Will canker sores go away on their own?

Yes, canker sores typically heal on their own within one to two weeks without medical intervention. The Canker Spanker will provide relief, healing, and prevention, but if the sores persist or worsen, consulting a healthcare professional is advisable.

What could canker sores be a sign of?

Persistent or unusually large canker sores could potentially be a sign of an immune system dysfunction or an inflammatory condition, warranting consultation with a healthcare professional for further evaluation.

Why do my canker sores last for weeks?

Canker sores can last for weeks due to several factors. The healing time of canker sores is influenced by the size and severity of the ulcer, as well as individual healing rates. Additionally, the location of the sore within the mouth can affect the duration of the healing process. While most canker sores resolve within one to two weeks, larger or more severe sores may take longer to heal. Persistent or recurrent sores may also be indicative of underlying health issues, and seeking medical advice is recommended for proper evaluation and management.

Are canker sores herpes?

No, canker sores are not caused by the herpes simplex virus, and they are not a form of herpes. Herpes, including oral herpes or cold sores, is caused by the herpes simplex virus. While both conditions may cause similar-looking oral lesions, they have distinct causes and characteristics.

Where canker canker sores form?

Canker sores, or aphthous ulcers, can form anywhere inside the mouth. Common locations include the inner surfaces of the lips, cheeks, tongue, gums, and the roof of the mouth (palate). These shallow and painful sores can occur in single or multiple spots within the oral cavity. While they typically don't extend beyond the mouth, in rare cases, canker sores may appear on the throat or the base of the gums, uvula, and tonsils.

Canker sores and covid-19

See our blog about the connection between canker sores and covid-19.

Why aren't my canker sores healing?

Several factors can contribute to canker sores not healing as quickly as expected. Here are some possible reasons:

  1. Size and Severity: Larger or more severe canker sores may take longer to heal than smaller ones.

  2. Underlying Health Issues: Persistent or recurrent canker sores may be a sign of underlying health issues, such as immune system disorders or nutritional deficiencies.

  3. Oral Irritants: Continued irritation from factors like spicy or acidic foods, aggressive tooth brushing, or certain oral care products can hinder the healing process.

  4. Stress: High stress levels can delay the healing of canker sores, as stress is a known trigger for their development.

  5. Infection: Secondary bacterial infection may impede the healing process. If a canker sore appears infected (increased redness, swelling, or discharge), medical attention is advisable.

Canker sores and a sore throat

The discomfort in your throat associated with a canker sore may be due to its proximity to or location on the soft tissues at the back of the mouth or the base of the gums. Canker sores can cause irritation and discomfort, especially when swallowing or moving the tongue. Additionally, the natural movements of the mouth and throat may exacerbate the pain, making your throat feel sore.

 

Canker sores vs cold sores

Canker sores and cold sores are distinct oral conditions. Canker sores, or aphthous ulcers, are shallow, painful sores that form inside the mouth and are not caused by a virus. On the other hand, cold sores, also known as fever blisters, are caused by the herpes simplex virus, typically manifesting as fluid-filled blisters on or around the lips. While canker sores are not contagious, cold sores can be transmitted through direct contact, and they may recur due to the persistent nature of the virus. - See our blog about Canker sores vs Cold sores

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