What Causes Mouth Ulcers?

Public survey, 278414 votes for 396 causes since October 2002.

396 Causes, votes, since.
Currently sorted by Maybe in ascending order
Causes them Exacerbates No effect
amalgam dental fillings (15 votes since 17 Jan 14) 7% (1) 0% (0) 93% (14)
Potatoes (they turn to sugar) (18 votes since 14 Jan 14) 11% (2) 0% (0) 89% (16)
Sjogren's Syndrome (14 votes since 17 Apr 13) 14% (2) 0% (0) 86% (12)
Rocket herb (15 votes since 16 Oct 13) 7% (1) 0% (0) 93% (14)
Nicorandil (angina drug) (10 votes since 2 Mar 15) 10% (1) 0% (0) 90% (9)
Xanthan Gum (15 votes since 6 Mar 14) 13% (2) 0% (0) 87% (13)
too much oral B vitamin (17 votes since 8 Apr 13) 18% (3) 0% (0) 82% (14)
candida (11 votes since 24 Mar 15) 18% (2) 0% (0) 82% (9)
White wine, should be here but cannot fi (17 votes since 1 Jan 14) 18% (3) 0% (0) 82% (14)
Dermatitis herpetiformis/coeliac disease (17 votes since 25 Mar 13) 18% (3) 0% (0) 82% (14)
Chewing of tobacco i.e. Gutkha etc, etc (13 votes since 3 Oct 13) 0% (0) 0% (0) 100% (13)
behcets syndrome (79 votes since 29 Jan 10) 18% (14) 3% (2) 80% (63)
sweeteners (31 votes since 12 Nov 11) 13% (4) 3% (1) 84% (26)
constipation (30 votes since 12 Nov 11) 10% (3) 3% (1) 87% (26)
Anti Snoring Spray (275 votes since 28 Dec 06) 2% (5) 4% (10) 95% (260)
Change in Altitude (lower oxygen) (241 votes since 6 Jul 07) 5% (13) 4% (9) 91% (219)
mirena iud (184 votes since 28 Oct 07) 4% (7) 4% (7) 92% (170)
cox-2 antiinflammatories (121 votes since 23 Sep 08) 7% (9) 4% (5) 88% (107)
modafinal (322 votes since 1 Aug 06) 2% (7) 4% (14) 93% (301)
coeliac disease (130 votes since 21 Jul 08) 13% (17) 5% (6) 82% (107)
Sulfa antibiotics (192 votes since 21 Oct 07) 9% (18) 5% (9) 86% (165)
sesame oil (20 votes since 8 Jan 13) 5% (1) 5% (1) 90% (18)
Multiple Sclerosis (155 votes since 8 Jan 08) 5% (8) 5% (8) 90% (139)
Hormone Replacement Therapy (135 votes since 25 May 08) 7% (10) 5% (7) 87% (118)
pemphigus vulgaris (38 votes since 9 Apr 11) 8% (3) 5% (2) 87% (33)
acidic body ph: from sugar,dairy,wheat (19 votes since 1 Nov 12) 11% (2) 5% (1) 84% (16)
Almonds definitely inc extract in cakes (90 votes since 20 Nov 09) 8% (7) 6% (5) 87% (78)
Wellbutrin (prescription) (287 votes since 29 Nov 06) 2% (6) 6% (16) 92% (265)
Pistachio (317 votes since 4 Jan 07) 6% (19) 6% (18) 88% (280)
Lichenoid Reaction ie allergies (69 votes since 27 Apr 10) 13% (9) 6% (4) 81% (56)
Blue cheese (171 votes since 9 Feb 08) 4% (7) 6% (10) 90% (154)
CGD Carrier (17 votes since 5 Dec 12) 6% (1) 6% (1) 88% (15)
L-Arginine (17 votes since 28 Jan 13) 6% (1) 6% (1) 88% (15)
during pill sugar strip (during period) (144 votes since 2 Apr 08) 6% (9) 6% (9) 88% (126)
sugar sweetened cereal (30 votes since 30 Jan 12) 10% (3) 7% (2) 83% (25)
Chlorine (pool water) (74 votes since 20 May 10) 7% (5) 7% (5) 86% (64)
H. Pylori (73 votes since 21 Mar 10) 5% (4) 7% (5) 88% (64)
methotrexate (392 votes since 26 Feb 06) 5% (18) 7% (27) 89% (347)
Ibuprofen taken for consecutive days (29 votes since 1 Nov 12) 31% (9) 7% (2) 62% (18)
Red 40 food coloring (245 votes since 13 Jun 07) 5% (13) 7% (17) 88% (215)
QUITTING SMOKING (43 votes since 15 Jun 11) 14% (6) 7% (3) 79% (34)
avocado (728 votes since 12 Nov 04) 2% (16) 7% (51) 91% (661)
Immunosupression med after transplant (299 votes since 7 Nov 06) 8% (25) 7% (21) 85% (253)
straws (suction) (366 votes since 24 Jul 06) 4% (14) 7% (26) 89% (326)
Wheat (70 votes since 24 Jun 10) 11% (8) 7% (5) 81% (57)
Neurofen/Ibuprofen (224 votes since 11 Oct 07) 12% (26) 7% (16) 81% (182)
electronic cigarettes (14 votes since 7 May 13) 7% (1) 7% (1) 86% (12)
Cheese (153 votes since 18 Jul 08) 7% (11) 7% (11) 86% (131)
Amlodipine tablets (97 votes since 20 May 09) 4% (4) 7% (7) 89% (86)
Nicorette (stop smoking patches) (548 votes since 30 Apr 05) 3% (16) 7% (40) 90% (492)
Dairy products - high amine only (41 votes since 15 Jun 11) 7% (3) 7% (3) 85% (35)
Hi Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) (67 votes since 15 Jun 10) 10% (7) 7% (5) 82% (55)
Peanut butter (290 votes since 11 May 07) 7% (19) 8% (22) 86% (249)
Vasculitis (338 votes since 14 Jul 06) 5% (16) 8% (26) 88% (296)
gluten (156 votes since 30 Mar 08) 12% (19) 8% (12) 80% (125)
Codiene (141 votes since 4 Jul 08) 4% (6) 8% (11) 88% (124)
Eggs (1933 votes since 11 Jan 03) 2% (34) 8% (151) 90% (1748)
naproxen anti inflammatory drug (115 votes since 31 Dec 08) 11% (13) 8% (9) 81% (93)
Too much meat (beef, pork, chicken) (112 votes since 17 Apr 09) 3% (3) 8% (9) 89% (100)
Soy (containing Wheat) (62 votes since 5 Aug 10) 13% (8) 8% (5) 79% (49)
sunburn to lips (294 votes since 5 Feb 07) 9% (27) 8% (24) 83% (243)
HPV Human Papilloma Virus, Oral (24 votes since 8 May 12) 17% (4) 8% (2) 75% (18)
Anything w/ the food dye: Yellow #6 (275 votes since 30 Mar 07) 4% (11) 8% (23) 88% (241)
Olives (858 votes since 5 Mar 04) 2% (17) 8% (72) 90% (769)
Sucralose (Splenda) (238 votes since 28 Jul 07) 4% (10) 8% (20) 87% (208)
after an attack of Raynaud's Phenomenon (47 votes since 23 Oct 10) 4% (2) 9% (4) 87% (41)
mint (186 votes since 9 Feb 08) 6% (12) 9% (16) 85% (158)
menstrual migranes (58 votes since 19 Jun 10) 17% (10) 9% (5) 74% (43)
Bulimia (46 votes since 17 Nov 10) 13% (6) 9% (4) 78% (36)
Tongue piercing (91 votes since 1 Aug 09) 10% (9) 9% (8) 81% (74)
cannabis use (illegal) (509 votes since 6 Aug 05) 5% (26) 9% (45) 86% (438)
Antiobiotics (general) (79 votes since 15 Apr 10) 18% (14) 9% (7) 73% (58)
Pill jaw (Ecstacy use - ILLEGAL) (484 votes since 9 Aug 05) 8% (39) 9% (43) 83% (402)
HOT WEATHER (168 votes since 26 Mar 08) 5% (8) 9% (15) 86% (145)
Meat Of All Kind (676 votes since 10 Feb 05) 3% (18) 9% (61) 88% (597)
sangria (11 votes since 11 Jul 15) 9% (1) 9% (1) 82% (9)
Herpes (22 votes since 12 Sep 12) 32% (7) 9% (2) 59% (13)
surfactants (22 votes since 30 Jul 12) 14% (3) 9% (2) 77% (17)
Licorice (401 votes since 18 Apr 06) 3% (13) 9% (37) 88% (351)
dried fruits (as in fruit cake) (691 votes since 13 Jan 05) 5% (38) 9% (64) 85% (589)
Pizza (heated cheese) (151 votes since 18 Jul 08) 10% (15) 9% (14) 81% (122)
Smoking cigars (431 votes since 8 Dec 05) 8% (33) 9% (40) 83% (358)
Dental Desensitizer (354 votes since 14 Jul 06) 5% (16) 9% (33) 86% (305)
dr. pepper (394 votes since 2 Jul 06) 7% (28) 9% (37) 84% (329)
red meat (911 votes since 28 Jan 04) 2% (22) 9% (86) 88% (803)
Advil (423 votes since 3 Mar 06) 4% (16) 9% (40) 87% (367)
Illegal drugs - magic mushrooms (454 votes since 28 Sep 05) 4% (18) 9% (43) 87% (393)
Auto-immune diseases (95 votes since 12 Feb 10) 36% (34) 9% (9) 55% (52)
Ear Infection (42 votes since 11 Jun 11) 10% (4) 10% (4) 81% (34)
Vitamin C (94 votes since 10 Nov 09) 14% (13) 10% (9) 77% (72)
Having Dental Surgery (104 votes since 22 Jul 09) 31% (32) 10% (10) 60% (62)
Iced Tea (regular or excessive) (71 votes since 29 Jul 10) 1% (1) 10% (7) 89% (63)
Vitamin B and folic acid deficiency (10 votes since 29 Oct 15) 50% (5) 10% (1) 40% (4)
any flavoured spicy coated crisps. (40 votes since 21 Sep 11) 25% (10) 10% (4) 65% (26)
airplane travel (517 votes since 27 Aug 05) 6% (29) 10% (52) 84% (436)
Nicorette (stop smoking gum) (1097 votes since 11 Jul 03) 5% (56) 10% (111) 85% (930)
Pop-tarts (375 votes since 13 Jul 06) 3% (13) 10% (38) 86% (324)
Ice Pops (791 votes since 14 May 04) 4% (34) 10% (81) 85% (676)
Wine gums (448 votes since 15 Feb 06) 6% (25) 10% (46) 84% (377)
piercings (350 votes since 1 Aug 06) 7% (25) 10% (36) 83% (289)
Over-exercising (1157 votes since 24 Jul 03) 4% (49) 10% (120) 85% (988)
cheese (77 votes since 27 May 10) 5% (4) 10% (8) 84% (65)
vegetarian diet (577 votes since 9 May 05) 3% (19) 10% (60) 86% (498)
Raw walnuts (1264 votes since 13 Jun 03) 7% (84) 10% (132) 83% (1048)
Champagne (986 votes since 20 Nov 03) 4% (40) 10% (103) 85% (843)
Cerebral Palsy - muscular tension (436 votes since 2 Nov 05) 3% (11) 11% (46) 87% (379)
Cinnamon, Sodium Bernzoate,Benzoic Acid (47 votes since 11 Mar 11) 15% (7) 11% (5) 74% (35)
soy lethecin (471) (534 votes since 14 Jun 05) 3% (17) 11% (57) 86% (460)
marmite (1570 votes since 21 Mar 03) 2% (35) 11% (169) 87% (1366)
Malaria profilaxis, Paludrin (789 votes since 22 Feb 04) 3% (20) 11% (86) 87% (683)
Lip balms (1152 votes since 19 Apr 04) 4% (42) 11% (126) 85% (984)
Oral Lichen Planus (318 votes since 9 Jan 07) 7% (23) 11% (35) 82% (260)
FRUITY BROWN SAUCE (190 votes since 3 Jan 08) 9% (17) 11% (21) 80% (152)
Allergy to any fruit (54 votes since 23 Nov 10) 28% (15) 11% (6) 61% (33)
Diabetes medications (36 votes since 2 Jun 11) 3% (1) 11% (4) 86% (31)
SOY (108 votes since 28 Mar 09) 8% (9) 11% (12) 81% (87)
Blackcurrent (845 votes since 9 Mar 04) 3% (29) 11% (94) 85% (722)
onions (179 votes since 29 Feb 08) 5% (9) 11% (20) 84% (150)
plums (1151 votes since 22 Jul 03) 4% (49) 11% (129) 85% (973)
Glucose syrup (791 votes since 6 Apr 04) 3% (22) 11% (90) 86% (679)
blackcurrent liquorice boiled sweets (158 votes since 23 Mar 08) 8% (12) 11% (18) 81% (128)
playing a musical instrument (i.e.flute (751 votes since 31 Aug 04) 6% (44) 11% (86) 83% (621)
Guava fruit (157 votes since 11 Mar 08) 6% (9) 11% (18) 83% (130)
Cinnamon (818 votes since 12 Aug 04) 5% (42) 12% (95) 83% (681)
Gum shield to prevent teeth grinding (274 votes since 18 Apr 07) 8% (21) 12% (32) 81% (221)
use of anti-coagulants (633 votes since 18 Jan 05) 2% (15) 12% (74) 86% (544)
yoghurt (647 votes since 3 May 05) 3% (18) 12% (76) 85% (553)
Constipation or Bowl irregularities (51 votes since 3 Nov 10) 12% (6) 12% (6) 76% (39)
regular alcohol consumption (85 votes since 24 Apr 10) 18% (15) 12% (10) 71% (60)
Radiotheraphy (458 votes since 1 Oct 05) 7% (31) 12% (54) 81% (373)
msg (84 votes since 16 Feb 10) 11% (9) 12% (10) 77% (65)
Quinine (Tonic water) (84 votes since 10 Feb 10) 2% (2) 12% (10) 86% (72)
Catching them from someone else (687 votes since 14 Jun 05) 10% (72) 12% (82) 78% (533)
Holiday break from work (918 votes since 27 Dec 03) 5% (47) 12% (110) 83% (761)
Beer (1009 votes since 27 Nov 03) 5% (55) 12% (121) 83% (833)
Garlic (464 votes since 15 Mar 06) 2% (11) 12% (56) 86% (397)
OCD (Eating Mouth) (280 votes since 29 Mar 07) 16% (45) 12% (34) 72% (201)
werthers originals (518 votes since 23 Aug 05) 5% (26) 12% (63) 83% (429)
cherries (106 votes since 12 Aug 09) 8% (8) 12% (13) 80% (85)
dentist- local anaesthetic (puncture) (137 votes since 8 Sep 08) 18% (24) 12% (17) 70% (96)
Giving up smoking (1841 votes since 25 Feb 03) 10% (181) 12% (229) 78% (1431)
Biting of inside of mouth and lip (225 votes since 5 Apr 09) 70% (158) 12% (28) 17% (39)
following dentl surgery (321 votes since 6 Jan 07) 18% (59) 12% (40) 69% (222)
Jelly Belly candies (16 votes since 7 Nov 13) 6% (1) 13% (2) 81% (13)
the pill (336 votes since 27 Aug 06) 7% (23) 13% (42) 81% (271)
Melon (903 votes since 16 Feb 04) 6% (55) 13% (113) 81% (735)
Antibiotics from Cancer surgery (922 votes since 18 Oct 03) 6% (52) 13% (116) 82% (754)
Losec (Omeprazole) (814 votes since 25 Jan 04) 2% (14) 13% (103) 86% (697)
Allergic reaction (102 votes since 3 Jul 09) 26% (27) 13% (13) 61% (62)
ear infections/antibiotics (39 votes since 26 Jun 11) 15% (6) 13% (5) 72% (28)
Systemic Yeast Infection (78 votes since 24 Feb 10) 13% (10) 13% (10) 74% (58)
Cancer Treatment - Chemotherapy (592 votes since 28 Mar 05) 11% (66) 13% (76) 76% (450)
Dry mouth due to prescribed medications (70 votes since 22 Jul 10) 23% (16) 13% (9) 64% (45)
General anaesthetic (652 votes since 18 Jan 05) 5% (34) 13% (84) 82% (534)
Paracetamol (1097 votes since 31 Jul 03) 3% (28) 13% (142) 85% (927)
Asthma inhalers (932 votes since 8 Feb 04) 5% (46) 13% (123) 82% (763)
hand, foot, mouth disease (984 votes since 14 Sep 03) 11% (109) 13% (130) 76% (745)
Class A drug use - Cocaine (1070 votes since 22 Jul 03) 8% (84) 13% (142) 79% (844)
lip gloss (451 votes since 21 Feb 06) 4% (20) 13% (60) 82% (371)
Bananas (1646 votes since 28 Mar 03) 5% (88) 13% (219) 81% (1339)
Seasonal (75 votes since 30 Apr 10) 7% (5) 13% (10) 80% (60)
Biscuits and bread etc (1253 votes since 20 Jun 03) 5% (65) 13% (169) 81% (1019)
Apples (1307 votes since 13 Jun 03) 7% (88) 14% (177) 80% (1042)
Anything fermented (66 votes since 3 Jun 10) 8% (5) 14% (9) 79% (52)
A virus..fatigue first.. swollen gland (22 votes since 5 Apr 13) 23% (5) 14% (3) 64% (14)
Strong Tea (856 votes since 6 Apr 04) 4% (32) 14% (117) 83% (707)
Pregnancy (777 votes since 22 Apr 04) 5% (40) 14% (107) 81% (630)
Gluten (747 votes since 18 Aug 04) 7% (54) 14% (103) 79% (590)
Biting nails (94 votes since 9 Jan 10) 13% (12) 14% (13) 73% (69)
Concentrated drinks (squash!) its true! (336 votes since 12 Nov 06) 10% (33) 14% (47) 76% (256)
benzoates (575 votes since 8 Apr 05) 4% (25) 14% (81) 82% (469)
skittles (533 votes since 2 Sep 05) 12% (65) 14% (76) 74% (392)
Salad Cream (2110 votes since 17 Oct 02) 4% (83) 14% (303) 82% (1724)
Mouth shut and still for many hours (187 votes since 9 Jan 08) 10% (18) 14% (27) 76% (142)
Onions (1978 votes since 26 Nov 02) 3% (60) 14% (286) 83% (1632)
Aluminium (1728 votes since 15 Jul 03) 3% (55) 14% (250) 82% (1423)
Specifically Big Red Cinimmon Gum (400 votes since 11 May 06) 7% (27) 15% (58) 79% (315)
Alpha-linolenic acid (778 votes since 4 Mar 04) 4% (28) 15% (113) 82% (637)
Bread (and other yeasty foods) (356 votes since 30 Oct 06) 8% (28) 15% (52) 78% (276)
sulphides (643 votes since 13 Jan 05) 4% (24) 15% (94) 82% (525)
excessive alcohol consumption (157 votes since 21 Jul 08) 17% (27) 15% (23) 68% (107)
Passion Fruit (409 votes since 26 May 06) 6% (25) 15% (60) 79% (324)
haribo sweets (109 votes since 2 May 09) 8% (9) 15% (16) 77% (84)
cancer (520 votes since 5 Jun 05) 9% (45) 15% (77) 77% (398)
Menopause (829 votes since 10 Feb 04) 5% (38) 15% (123) 81% (668)
L-Term effect of childhood mononucleosis (653 votes since 27 Dec 04) 3% (22) 15% (97) 82% (534)
Glandular Fever (146 votes since 17 Apr 08) 16% (23) 15% (22) 69% (101)
Passive smoking (1239 votes since 11 Jun 03) 5% (68) 15% (189) 79% (982)
illegal drug use (speed) (1140 votes since 30 Jun 03) 10% (109) 15% (174) 75% (857)
Fizzy Sherbert (alone or coating sweets) (463 votes since 6 Jan 06) 11% (53) 15% (71) 73% (339)
diet ( lacking in fruit and vegetaBles (26 votes since 16 Mar 13) 19% (5) 15% (4) 65% (17)
Licking / biting lips (143 votes since 10 Jan 09) 36% (52) 15% (22) 48% (69)
certain strong cheddar cheeses (527 votes since 18 Sep 05) 5% (28) 16% (82) 79% (417)
White wine (1391 votes since 12 May 03) 6% (77) 16% (217) 79% (1097)
MSG (monosodium glutamate) (773 votes since 1 May 04) 6% (49) 16% (121) 78% (603)
Aspartame (846 votes since 10 Feb 04) 4% (37) 16% (133) 80% (676)
ketchup or mayanaise (903 votes since 5 Mar 04) 11% (97) 16% (142) 74% (664)
Wheat, rye or barley (1682 votes since 22 Feb 03) 5% (77) 16% (265) 80% (1340)
diabetes (927 votes since 4 Nov 03) 5% (45) 16% (147) 79% (735)
soy sauce (1353 votes since 9 May 03) 4% (54) 16% (217) 80% (1082)
Peanuts (1986 votes since 30 Dec 02) 6% (128) 16% (319) 77% (1539)
Milk and dairy products (1070 votes since 22 Jan 06) 5% (54) 16% (172) 79% (844)
restless tongue (154 votes since 28 Mar 08) 9% (14) 16% (25) 75% (115)
Licking envelopes (548 votes since 3 Aug 05) 6% (32) 16% (89) 78% (427)
suttons disease (1141 votes since 9 Jun 03) 2% (27) 16% (186) 81% (928)
Excessive Vitamin C (391 votes since 13 Jun 06) 9% (35) 16% (64) 75% (292)
Tissue drying out during dental work (397 votes since 22 Jun 06) 14% (55) 16% (65) 70% (277)
air conditioning (683 votes since 30 Jan 05) 3% (21) 16% (112) 81% (550)
excessive dieting (682 votes since 23 Dec 04) 6% (41) 17% (113) 77% (528)
Nuts or seeds (1396 votes since 11 May 03) 6% (85) 17% (232) 77% (1079)
Lupus (1303 votes since 25 Apr 03) 7% (89) 17% (217) 77% (997)
dentist (294 votes since 30 Apr 07) 16% (48) 17% (49) 67% (197)
Braces (963 votes since 31 Mar 05) 28% (273) 17% (161) 55% (529)
sinusitus (185 votes since 22 Jan 08) 9% (17) 17% (31) 74% (137)
Celiac disease (1198 votes since 16 Jul 03) 6% (74) 17% (201) 77% (923)
strawberries (1117 votes since 17 Sep 03) 10% (115) 17% (188) 73% (814)
parodontological treatment (1044 votes since 25 Jul 03) 7% (75) 17% (177) 76% (792)
lollipops (536 votes since 2 Sep 05) 11% (58) 17% (92) 72% (386)
Kiwi fruit (1638 votes since 24 Mar 03) 8% (135) 17% (282) 75% (1221)
stomach bug (354 votes since 30 Sep 06) 18% (64) 17% (61) 65% (229)
After surgery (690 votes since 30 Nov 04) 10% (66) 17% (119) 73% (505)
GERD (acid reflux) (86 votes since 16 Jan 10) 14% (12) 17% (15) 69% (59)
Mercury tooth fillings (790 votes since 19 May 04) 5% (43) 18% (140) 77% (607)
Kissing (1079 votes since 4 Nov 03) 7% (74) 18% (192) 75% (813)
Strong coffee (882 votes since 28 Mar 04) 7% (58) 18% (157) 76% (667)
Any toothpaste with whitening in it (28 votes since 21 Mar 12) 11% (3) 18% (5) 71% (20)
Sorbitol -often found in gum, mints etc (1107 votes since 25 Jul 03) 6% (65) 18% (199) 76% (843)
oestrogen levels female (89 votes since 20 Sep 09) 15% (13) 18% (16) 67% (60)
Chewing gum (2008 votes since 6 Jan 03) 9% (183) 18% (365) 73% (1460)
Smoking (1423 votes since 25 Apr 03) 10% (148) 18% (259) 71% (1016)
Full mouth dentures (1190 votes since 17 Jun 03) 13% (157) 18% (218) 68% (815)
cinnamon gum (49 votes since 25 Mar 11) 10% (5) 18% (9) 71% (35)
Using a new toothbrush (573 votes since 4 Jul 05) 10% (56) 18% (106) 72% (411)
Fatty foods (2000 votes since 26 Mar 03) 5% (92) 19% (370) 77% (1538)
chewing tongue (377 votes since 28 Nov 06) 31% (118) 19% (70) 50% (189)
Oral Sex (1636 votes since 15 Apr 03) 11% (172) 19% (304) 71% (1160)
hot peppers (737 votes since 9 Dec 04) 9% (67) 19% (137) 72% (533)
Behcets Disease (1481 votes since 12 Mar 03) 4% (64) 19% (278) 77% (1139)
Artificial flavors colors & preservative (568 votes since 14 Jun 05) 6% (34) 19% (107) 75% (427)
Detergent (left on plates/cutlery etc) (2060 votes since 23 Oct 02) 3% (59) 19% (391) 78% (1610)
monosodiumglutamate MSG (946 votes since 23 Oct 03) 5% (45) 19% (180) 76% (721)
Birth Control Pills (1177 votes since 13 Sep 03) 5% (56) 19% (224) 76% (897)
auto-immune disease (hypothyroid) (676 votes since 18 Jan 05) 13% (88) 19% (129) 68% (459)
tonsilitis (26 votes since 14 Jul 12) 19% (5) 19% (5) 62% (16)
SHORT BLOOD PRES. ELEVATION , ANGER (696 votes since 28 Nov 04) 10% (73) 19% (134) 70% (489)
Red wine (1979 votes since 25 Nov 02) 5% (104) 20% (387) 75% (1488)
Coke - not just any fizzy drink (1378 votes since 25 May 03) 9% (126) 20% (270) 71% (982)
Overactive Salivery Glands (454 votes since 24 Nov 05) 6% (26) 20% (89) 75% (339)
Tissue Damage in the Mouth before (238 votes since 31 Jan 08) 47% (111) 20% (47) 34% (80)
After / During Suffering Sore Throat (126 votes since 16 Apr 09) 25% (32) 20% (25) 55% (69)
Acid build up - need more protein intake (398 votes since 28 Apr 06) 12% (47) 20% (79) 68% (272)
too much rich food (925 votes since 2 Jan 04) 8% (76) 20% (185) 72% (664)
Pesticide residues on fruit (619 votes since 6 Mar 05) 4% (27) 20% (124) 76% (468)
High Sugar Intake- (84 votes since 14 May 10) 18% (15) 20% (17) 62% (52)
prescribed drugs (510 votes since 19 Sep 05) 10% (49) 20% (104) 70% (357)
Sodium Lauryl/Lauryth Sulfate (554 votes since 26 Aug 05) 16% (90) 20% (113) 63% (351)
Sour Candy ie Sour Patch Kids (436 votes since 12 Apr 06) 16% (68) 20% (89) 64% (279)
crisps/chips (especially with 622 flavor (190 votes since 11 Mar 08) 18% (34) 21% (39) 62% (117)
Overactive immune system (475 votes since 10 Nov 05) 12% (55) 21% (98) 68% (322)
cutting gums with toothbrush (226 votes since 4 Jan 08) 38% (86) 21% (47) 41% (93)
abrasions from dental hygienist (19 votes since 8 Apr 13) 47% (9) 21% (4) 32% (6)
Indigestion (465 votes since 24 Nov 05) 8% (39) 21% (98) 71% (328)
Sodium Benzonate (soft/fizzy drinks) (1361 votes since 6 May 03) 8% (108) 21% (287) 71% (966)
Regurgitating and/or Vomiting (754 votes since 26 Aug 04) 10% (76) 21% (159) 69% (519)
grapefruit (991 votes since 21 Jan 04) 17% (170) 21% (210) 62% (611)
Tomato Ketchup (1093 votes since 26 Oct 03) 14% (153) 21% (234) 65% (706)
BEFORE a cold/sore throat (228 votes since 25 Nov 07) 33% (75) 21% (49) 46% (104)
Pollution/fumes (1897 votes since 25 Nov 02) 3% (52) 22% (409) 76% (1436)
After finals or midterms (895 votes since 26 Jan 04) 13% (118) 22% (195) 65% (582)
Yeast infection candida (1361 votes since 3 May 03) 10% (130) 22% (299) 68% (932)
natural fruit acid (118 votes since 15 Jun 09) 21% (25) 22% (26) 57% (67)
Chocolate (3972 votes since 30 Dec 02) 12% (495) 22% (878) 65% (2599)
Hunger (low blood sugar?) (1239 votes since 25 Jun 03) 7% (90) 22% (275) 71% (874)
Having a Brace or Dental treatment (1703 votes since 6 Apr 03) 35% (591) 22% (378) 43% (734)
Allergies (422 votes since 16 May 06) 22% (93) 22% (94) 56% (235)
anti-inflammatory drugs (1806 votes since 27 Jan 03) 7% (127) 22% (405) 71% (1274)
Salt (437 votes since 1 Jul 06) 9% (38) 22% (98) 69% (301)
Intolerance to foods with yeast in (1397 votes since 25 Apr 03) 7% (104) 23% (315) 70% (978)
Abrasions, cuts or bites to mouth or tongue (10836 votes since 19 Nov 02) 41% (4487) 23% (2450) 36% (3899)
Pineapple (2377 votes since 15 Jan 03) 16% (382) 23% (538) 61% (1457)
Fungal Cause (992 votes since 10 Oct 03) 9% (92) 23% (225) 68% (675)
Spicy Foods (Curries) (1640 votes since 19 Apr 03) 12% (200) 23% (372) 65% (1068)
sodium valproate (1663 votes since 20 Jan 03) 3% (49) 23% (379) 74% (1235)
Fizzy drinks (2118 votes since 26 Jan 03) 8% (163) 23% (485) 69% (1470)
Lemons (780 votes since 7 Jan 05) 18% (141) 23% (179) 59% (460)
Pure fruit juice (13 votes since 8 Apr 15) 15% (2) 23% (3) 62% (8)
fever (610 votes since 7 May 05) 13% (81) 23% (141) 64% (388)
Ulcerative Colitis (1252 votes since 12 May 03) 8% (97) 23% (292) 69% (863)
Vinegar (1181 votes since 24 Jul 03) 8% (95) 24% (280) 68% (806)
Crohn’s Disease (1613 votes since 14 Feb 03) 6% (103) 24% (384) 70% (1126)
Oranges (1163 votes since 26 Oct 03) 21% (244) 24% (277) 55% (642)
chocolate (172 votes since 4 Aug 08) 16% (27) 24% (41) 60% (104)
Being intensely upset for short time (411 votes since 11 Sep 06) 32% (132) 24% (98) 44% (181)
Spicy, hot food (490 votes since 1 Apr 06) 15% (72) 24% (117) 61% (301)
poor oral care, diet, gingivitusk stress (67 votes since 15 Jul 10) 21% (14) 24% (16) 55% (37)
Wisdom teeth / dental problems (1088 votes since 14 Sep 03) 26% (284) 24% (260) 50% (544)
lemonade (112 votes since 20 Aug 09) 13% (15) 24% (27) 63% (70)
acidity in stomach (29 votes since 3 Apr 12) 10% (3) 24% (7) 66% (19)
strawberries, nectarines, peaches, kaki (91 votes since 24 May 10) 14% (13) 24% (22) 62% (56)
Herpes simplex (1542 votes since 19 Jul 03) 13% (200) 24% (374) 63% (968)
L-Lysene Deficiency (509 votes since 3 Sep 05) 9% (46) 25% (125) 66% (338)
Hereditary (parents & children suffer) (823 votes since 28 Oct 04) 34% (282) 25% (203) 41% (338)
Sweets (2983 votes since 15 Jan 03) 12% (350) 25% (736) 64% (1897)
Losing temper / anger (1056 votes since 1 Nov 03) 13% (137) 25% (262) 62% (657)
Digestiive disorder (intestinal) (2299 votes since 14 Apr 03) 9% (214) 25% (572) 66% (1513)
Gastric reflux (1093 votes since 25 Jun 04) 15% (168) 25% (272) 60% (653)
Generally run down (2261 votes since 9 Feb 03) 62% (1401) 25% (565) 13% (295)
raw tomatoes (251 votes since 14 Nov 07) 22% (54) 25% (63) 53% (134)
TMJ/teeth grinding (794 votes since 18 Aug 04) 16% (129) 25% (200) 59% (465)
Tothpaste with Flouride (700 votes since 4 Feb 05) 7% (52) 25% (177) 67% (471)
Dry Mouth (605 votes since 15 Jun 05) 15% (91) 25% (153) 60% (361)
Lips too dry (759 votes since 15 Dec 04) 12% (88) 25% (193) 63% (478)
Reaction to Antibiotics (1570 votes since 6 Apr 03) 13% (198) 26% (403) 62% (969)
SLS in toothpastes (35 votes since 11 Jun 12) 34% (12) 26% (9) 40% (14)
SALT (1379 votes since 5 Jun 03) 9% (118) 26% (355) 66% (906)
Before period (females) hormonal change (1067 votes since 30 Oct 03) 22% (239) 26% (275) 52% (553)
Dirty fingers in mouth (1402 votes since 11 May 04) 13% (179) 26% (364) 61% (859)
Glandular fever (1625 votes since 10 May 03) 12% (198) 26% (422) 62% (1005)
Stress (3206 votes since 27 Sep 02) 65% (2071) 26% (834) 9% (301)
Sugar and too much sugary food (861 votes since 10 Aug 04) 18% (157) 26% (224) 56% (480)
Burns or scalds to mouth (1888 votes since 24 Jan 06) 28% (530) 26% (494) 46% (864)
sensitive skin inside & out? (759 votes since 21 Sep 04) 14% (108) 26% (200) 59% (451)
Calcium deficiency (1224 votes since 30 May 03) 4% (43) 26% (324) 70% (857)
Lack of exercise (347 votes since 18 Oct 06) 7% (25) 27% (92) 66% (230)
After period (females) hormonal change (756 votes since 9 Nov 04) 20% (154) 27% (201) 53% (401)
when glands play up (761 votes since 16 Sep 04) 14% (105) 27% (204) 59% (452)
Tomatoes (2268 votes since 8 Nov 02) 18% (403) 27% (608) 55% (1257)
Food Allergy (1172 votes since 5 Aug 03) 20% (238) 27% (318) 53% (616)
Citric acid (1905 votes since 4 Mar 03) 22% (425) 27% (517) 51% (963)
chilli peppers (106 votes since 3 Nov 09) 11% (12) 27% (29) 61% (65)
Diaretics (Caffiene, Alcohol, Heat!) (1652 votes since 25 Mar 03) 8% (140) 27% (454) 64% (1058)
Already having ulcers (i.e Multiplying) (477 votes since 22 Sep 06) 51% (245) 28% (132) 21% (100)
Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME (1333 votes since 10 May 03) 15% (202) 28% (370) 57% (761)
Worrying about money (388 votes since 22 Sep 06) 29% (111) 28% (110) 43% (167)
feeling mentally and physically low (635 votes since 24 Aug 05) 42% (268) 29% (181) 29% (186)
Grapefruit, lime (91 votes since 3 Mar 10) 19% (17) 29% (26) 53% (48)
Virus (954 votes since 27 Dec 04) 19% (185) 29% (274) 52% (495)
Sleeping with mouth open (2017 votes since 2 Mar 03) 9% (184) 29% (582) 62% (1251)
Lack of sleep (128 votes since 25 Jan 10) 41% (52) 29% (37) 30% (39)
Lack Of Veg (707 votes since 10 Feb 05) 13% (92) 29% (205) 58% (410)
Genetic pre-disposition (1778 votes since 23 Feb 03) 29% (508) 29% (521) 42% (749)
worrying over phobia/getting worked up (421 votes since 5 Aug 06) 28% (118) 29% (124) 43% (179)
Worry over forthcoming event (481 votes since 11 May 06) 36% (174) 30% (143) 34% (164)
Manual teeth brushing (1517 votes since 30 Apr 03) 16% (248) 30% (457) 54% (812)
worry (66 votes since 10 Feb 11) 42% (28) 30% (20) 27% (18)
Physically & mentally exhausted (687 votes since 2 Aug 05) 47% (321) 31% (211) 23% (155)
Throat infection that moved to mouth (1655 votes since 6 Apr 03) 24% (393) 31% (513) 45% (749)
Anaemia/low levels of stored iron (596 votes since 25 May 05) 14% (86) 31% (185) 55% (325)
irregular brushing of teeth? (1307 votes since 27 Jun 03) 19% (242) 31% (407) 50% (658)
Dehydration (1259 votes since 3 Jul 03) 14% (175) 31% (395) 55% (689)
Acidic foods & drinks (2554 votes since 23 Feb 03) 26% (670) 32% (813) 42% (1071)
During a cold or flu (1394 votes since 30 Jun 03) 35% (485) 32% (448) 33% (461)
Orange juice (2424 votes since 27 Sep 02) 20% (477) 32% (781) 48% (1166)
Citrus Fruits (144 votes since 19 Jun 09) 26% (37) 33% (47) 42% (60)
Very spicy / hot food with chilli (104 votes since 9 Mar 10) 16% (17) 33% (34) 51% (53)
pressure at work (487 votes since 2 Jun 06) 31% (153) 33% (160) 36% (174)
Not eating enough fruit (611 votes since 29 Jun 05) 12% (73) 33% (201) 55% (337)
Low B12 in blood work (980 votes since 2 Dec 03) 15% (144) 33% (325) 52% (511)
Anxiety (1347 votes since 11 Sep 03) 43% (579) 33% (449) 24% (319)
balsamic vinegar (122 votes since 10 Jun 09) 7% (9) 34% (41) 59% (72)
Drop In Immune System (1690 votes since 20 Apr 03) 48% (818) 34% (572) 18% (300)
Hormonal cycle (2057 votes since 27 Nov 02) 22% (459) 34% (701) 44% (897)
Lack of Health (vitamin defficiency (1393 votes since 11 Jun 03) 35% (491) 34% (480) 30% (422)
Poor dental/mouth hygiene (1223 votes since 6 Sep 03) 31% (375) 35% (426) 35% (422)
vitamin b2 deficiency (528 votes since 1 Sep 05) 15% (78) 36% (190) 49% (260)
Prelude to another illness (1945 votes since 29 Jan 03) 27% (521) 36% (705) 37% (719)
ph balance in mouth (714 votes since 18 Jan 05) 18% (131) 36% (259) 45% (324)
Salt And Vinegar Potato chips (133 votes since 19 May 09) 15% (20) 37% (49) 48% (64)
After a cold (1986 votes since 26 Jan 03) 24% (477) 37% (740) 39% (769)
Depression (1256 votes since 19 Aug 03) 27% (342) 38% (478) 35% (436)
Toothpaste with SLS (2448 votes since 27 Sep 02) 14% (348) 39% (955) 47% (1145)
Lack of sleep (or poor sleep) (3388 votes since 27 Sep 02) 38% (1291) 40% (1342) 22% (755)
Folic Acid deficiency (1720 votes since 14 Feb 03) 9% (149) 40% (685) 52% (886)
Vitamin C deficiency (1527 votes since 27 Dec 03) 16% (239) 43% (649) 42% (639)
Bacteria (2274 votes since 23 Nov 02) 29% (666) 44% (995) 27% (613)
Iron deficiency (1743 votes since 19 Feb 03) 13% (231) 44% (774) 42% (738)
Lack of Vitamin B (2147 votes since 14 Nov 02) 18% (383) 50% (1083) 32% (681)
Zinc deficiency (2008 votes since 14 Nov 02) 13% (258) 51% (1023) 36% (727)