Myths and Facts

Many of us in our childhood believed that telling lies would cause a mouth ulcer. Well, by now, we all know that it was a traditional way to discipline us. Yet, there are many misconceptions about a mouth ulcer which many still believe. Below we are busting some myths about mouth ulcers.

Myth 1 – Mouth ulcers are contagious
Fact: Mouth ulcers are not contagious. You cannot get a mouth ulcer by kissing someone or sharing utensils, food or drink with the affected person. 

Myth 2 – Recurring mouth ulcers indicate cancer
Fact – Recurrent mouth ulcers are pretty common. The exact reason is unknown, but various reasons have been cited. Injury to the mouth, stress, vitamin deficiencies, some food allergy, etc. could be some reasons for repetitive mouth ulcers.
If you get mouth ulcers more than twice a month, consult a doctor who can assess the cause and advice the right treatment.

Myth 3 – Increased body heat causes a mouth ulcer
Fact – This is the most believed myth in Indian households. An increase in body temperature does not cause mouth ulcer; however in rare cases, a mouth ulcer can cause fever and body aches.

Myth 4 – Mouth ulcer is same as Herpes
Fact – Herpes is an infection that is caused by the Herpes simplex virus (HSV). Such ulcers are also known as cold sores and usually occur outside the lips or around the mouth, unlike a mouth ulcer which happens inside the mouth.

Myth 5 – Having more than one mouth ulcer is a serious disease
Fact – It is common to get multiple mouth ulcers at the same time due to mouth injury, or stress. Multiple mouth ulcers do not indicate a serious disease. However, you may consult a doctor if it is extremely painful and lasts for more than 3 weeks.

Myth 6 – Mouth ulcer will heal if I do not brush for a few days
Fact – Maintaining good oral hygiene is crucial in preventing mouth ulcers from occurring. If you have a mouth ulcer, it is obvious that you would want to avoid touching it. Use a soft-bristled brush and gently brush your teeth avoiding the affected area.

Myth 7 – There is no treatment for mouth ulcer
Fact – Smyle Mouth Ulcer Gel is a 100% herbal, powerful, safe, and quick treatment to get rid of mouth ulcers. Apply it 4-5 times a day for complete relief from the painful mouth ulcer.

Myth 8 – I can pop a mouth ulcer for faster healing
Fact – Popping a mouth ulcer can only aggravate the pain and damage the lining of the mouth further. It is advisable not to fiddle with the mouth ulcer and instead gently apply Smyle Mouth Ulcer Gel over the affected area for a faster recovery.

Myth 9 – Applying toothpaste will shrink the mouth ulcer
Fact – Toothpaste does not shrink the ulcer, but the mint present in the toothpaste can cause irritation and pain. Apply Smyle Mouth Ulcer Gel to heal a mouth ulcer quickly and avoid experimenting with a mouth ulcer.