Canker sores can appear at any time and often for no apparent reason. Although over-the-counter treatments are available, home remedies may also reduce the pain and irritation and promote healing. Here are some suggestions on how to get rid of canker sores naturally.
Remember to consult your dentist if you have concerns about your oral health, as home treatments do not replace professional care.
1. Salt Water
A salt water rinse may help dry out canker sores. Dissolve one teaspoon of regular household salt in half a cup of warm water and swirl the solution around your mouth for 15 to 30 seconds before spitting it out. You can continue to rinse with salt water every few hours if needed.