What Causes Mouth Ulcers?

Public survey, 274331 votes for 395 causes since October 2002.

395 Causes, votes, since.
Currently sorted by total number of votes in descending order
Causes them Exacerbates No effect
Abrasions, cuts or bites to mouth or tongue (10755 votes since 19 Nov 02) 42% (4483) 23% (2450) 36% (3822)
Chocolate (3897 votes since 30 Dec 02) 13% (495) 23% (877) 65% (2525)
Lack of sleep (or poor sleep) (3311 votes since 27 Sep 02) 39% (1290) 41% (1341) 21% (680)
Stress (3129 votes since 27 Sep 02) 66% (2070) 27% (833) 7% (226)
Sweets (2907 votes since 15 Jan 03) 12% (350) 25% (736) 63% (1821)
Acidic foods & drinks (2475 votes since 23 Feb 03) 27% (670) 33% (812) 40% (993)
Toothpaste with SLS (2369 votes since 27 Sep 02) 15% (348) 40% (955) 45% (1066)
Orange juice (2345 votes since 27 Sep 02) 20% (477) 33% (780) 46% (1088)
Pineapple (2301 votes since 15 Jan 03) 17% (382) 23% (537) 60% (1382)
Digestiive disorder (intestinal) (2220 votes since 14 Apr 03) 10% (214) 26% (572) 65% (1434)
Bacteria (2199 votes since 23 Nov 02) 30% (666) 45% (995) 24% (538)
Tomatoes (2189 votes since 8 Nov 02) 18% (403) 28% (607) 54% (1179)
Generally run down (2184 votes since 9 Feb 03) 64% (1399) 26% (565) 10% (220)
Lack of Vitamin B (2069 votes since 14 Nov 02) 19% (383) 52% (1082) 29% (604)
Fizzy drinks (2041 votes since 26 Jan 03) 8% (163) 24% (485) 68% (1393)
Salad Cream (2033 votes since 17 Oct 02) 4% (83) 15% (303) 81% (1647)
Hormonal cycle (1984 votes since 27 Nov 02) 23% (459) 35% (701) 42% (824)
Detergent (left on plates/cutlery etc) (1983 votes since 23 Oct 02) 3% (59) 20% (391) 77% (1533)
Sleeping with mouth open (1939 votes since 2 Mar 03) 9% (184) 30% (580) 61% (1175)
Chewing gum (1932 votes since 6 Jan 03) 9% (183) 19% (365) 72% (1384)
Zinc deficiency (1928 votes since 14 Nov 02) 13% (258) 53% (1022) 34% (648)
Fatty foods (1923 votes since 26 Mar 03) 5% (92) 19% (370) 76% (1461)
After a cold (1911 votes since 26 Jan 03) 25% (477) 39% (740) 36% (694)
Peanuts (1910 votes since 30 Dec 02) 7% (127) 17% (319) 77% (1464)
Red wine (1904 votes since 25 Nov 02) 5% (104) 20% (387) 74% (1413)
Onions (1903 votes since 26 Nov 02) 3% (60) 15% (286) 82% (1557)
Burns or scalds to mouth (1887 votes since 24 Jan 06) 28% (530) 26% (494) 46% (863)
Prelude to another illness (1867 votes since 29 Jan 03) 28% (519) 38% (705) 34% (643)
Eggs (1857 votes since 11 Jan 03) 2% (34) 8% (151) 90% (1672)
Citric acid (1828 votes since 4 Mar 03) 23% (424) 28% (516) 49% (888)
Pollution/fumes (1821 votes since 25 Nov 02) 3% (52) 22% (409) 75% (1360)
Giving up smoking (1764 votes since 25 Feb 03) 10% (181) 13% (229) 77% (1354)
anti-inflammatory drugs (1729 votes since 27 Jan 03) 7% (127) 23% (405) 69% (1197)
Aluminium (1727 votes since 15 Jul 03) 3% (55) 14% (250) 82% (1422)
Genetic pre-disposition (1699 votes since 23 Feb 03) 30% (506) 31% (521) 40% (672)
Drop In Immune System (1688 votes since 20 Apr 03) 48% (817) 34% (572) 18% (299)
Iron deficiency (1665 votes since 19 Feb 03) 14% (230) 46% (774) 40% (661)
Folic Acid deficiency (1645 votes since 14 Feb 03) 9% (149) 42% (685) 49% (811)
Having a Brace or Dental treatment (1625 votes since 6 Apr 03) 36% (591) 23% (377) 40% (657)
Glandular fever (1624 votes since 10 May 03) 12% (198) 26% (422) 62% (1004)
Wheat, rye or barley (1603 votes since 22 Feb 03) 5% (77) 17% (265) 79% (1261)
sodium valproate (1586 votes since 20 Jan 03) 3% (49) 24% (379) 73% (1158)
Throat infection that moved to mouth (1577 votes since 6 Apr 03) 25% (393) 33% (513) 43% (671)
Diaretics (Caffiene, Alcohol, Heat!) (1573 votes since 25 Mar 03) 9% (140) 29% (454) 62% (979)
Bananas (1570 votes since 28 Mar 03) 6% (88) 14% (219) 80% (1263)
Spicy Foods (Curries) (1562 votes since 19 Apr 03) 13% (200) 24% (372) 63% (990)
Oral Sex (1558 votes since 15 Apr 03) 11% (172) 20% (304) 69% (1082)
Kiwi fruit (1558 votes since 24 Mar 03) 9% (134) 18% (281) 73% (1143)
Herpes simplex (1540 votes since 19 Jul 03) 13% (199) 24% (374) 63% (967)
Crohn’s Disease (1536 votes since 14 Feb 03) 7% (103) 25% (384) 68% (1049)
Vitamin C deficiency (1526 votes since 27 Dec 03) 16% (239) 43% (649) 42% (638)
Manual teeth brushing (1516 votes since 30 Apr 03) 16% (248) 30% (457) 53% (811)
Reaction to Antibiotics (1494 votes since 6 Apr 03) 13% (198) 27% (403) 60% (893)
marmite (1492 votes since 21 Mar 03) 2% (35) 11% (169) 86% (1288)
Smoking (1422 votes since 25 Apr 03) 10% (148) 18% (259) 71% (1015)
Behcets Disease (1406 votes since 12 Mar 03) 5% (64) 20% (278) 76% (1064)
Dirty fingers in mouth (1401 votes since 11 May 04) 13% (179) 26% (364) 61% (858)
Intolerance to foods with yeast in (1396 votes since 25 Apr 03) 7% (104) 23% (315) 70% (977)
Nuts or seeds (1394 votes since 11 May 03) 6% (84) 17% (232) 77% (1078)
Lack of Health (vitamin defficiency (1392 votes since 11 Jun 03) 35% (491) 34% (480) 30% (421)
During a cold or flu (1391 votes since 30 Jun 03) 35% (484) 32% (447) 33% (460)
White wine (1390 votes since 12 May 03) 6% (77) 16% (217) 79% (1096)
SALT (1378 votes since 5 Jun 03) 9% (118) 26% (355) 66% (905)
Coke - not just any fizzy drink (1377 votes since 25 May 03) 9% (126) 20% (270) 71% (981)
Sodium Benzonate (soft/fizzy drinks) (1360 votes since 6 May 03) 8% (108) 21% (287) 71% (965)
Yeast infection candida (1360 votes since 3 May 03) 10% (130) 22% (299) 68% (931)
soy sauce (1352 votes since 9 May 03) 4% (54) 16% (217) 80% (1081)
Anxiety (1346 votes since 11 Sep 03) 43% (578) 33% (449) 24% (319)
Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME (1332 votes since 10 May 03) 15% (202) 28% (370) 57% (760)
Apples (1306 votes since 13 Jun 03) 7% (88) 14% (177) 80% (1041)
irregular brushing of teeth? (1306 votes since 27 Jun 03) 19% (242) 31% (407) 50% (657)
Lupus (1302 votes since 25 Apr 03) 7% (89) 17% (217) 76% (996)
Raw walnuts (1262 votes since 13 Jun 03) 7% (83) 10% (132) 83% (1047)
Dehydration (1258 votes since 3 Jul 03) 14% (175) 31% (395) 55% (688)
Depression (1255 votes since 19 Aug 03) 27% (341) 38% (478) 35% (436)
Biscuits and bread etc (1252 votes since 20 Jun 03) 5% (65) 13% (169) 81% (1018)
Ulcerative Colitis (1251 votes since 12 May 03) 8% (97) 23% (292) 69% (862)
Passive smoking (1238 votes since 11 Jun 03) 5% (68) 15% (189) 79% (981)
Hunger (low blood sugar?) (1238 votes since 25 Jun 03) 7% (90) 22% (275) 71% (873)
Calcium deficiency (1223 votes since 30 May 03) 4% (43) 26% (324) 70% (856)
Poor dental/mouth hygiene (1221 votes since 6 Sep 03) 31% (375) 35% (425) 34% (421)
Celiac disease (1197 votes since 16 Jul 03) 6% (74) 17% (201) 77% (922)
Full mouth dentures (1189 votes since 17 Jun 03) 13% (157) 18% (218) 68% (814)
Vinegar (1179 votes since 24 Jul 03) 8% (95) 24% (279) 68% (805)
Birth Control Pills (1176 votes since 13 Sep 03) 5% (56) 19% (224) 76% (896)
Food Allergy (1171 votes since 5 Aug 03) 20% (238) 27% (318) 53% (615)
Oranges (1161 votes since 26 Oct 03) 21% (244) 24% (276) 55% (641)
Over-exercising (1156 votes since 24 Jul 03) 4% (49) 10% (120) 85% (987)
Lip balms (1151 votes since 19 Apr 04) 4% (42) 11% (126) 85% (983)
plums (1150 votes since 22 Jul 03) 4% (49) 11% (129) 85% (972)
suttons disease (1140 votes since 9 Jun 03) 2% (27) 16% (186) 81% (927)
illegal drug use (speed) (1139 votes since 30 Jun 03) 10% (109) 15% (174) 75% (856)
strawberries (1116 votes since 17 Sep 03) 10% (115) 17% (188) 73% (813)
Sorbitol -often found in gum, mints etc (1106 votes since 25 Jul 03) 6% (65) 18% (199) 76% (842)
Paracetamol (1096 votes since 31 Jul 03) 3% (28) 13% (142) 84% (926)
Nicorette (stop smoking gum) (1096 votes since 11 Jul 03) 5% (56) 10% (111) 85% (929)
Gastric reflux (1092 votes since 25 Jun 04) 15% (168) 25% (272) 60% (652)
Tomato Ketchup (1091 votes since 26 Oct 03) 14% (153) 21% (233) 65% (705)
Wisdom teeth / dental problems (1087 votes since 14 Sep 03) 26% (284) 24% (260) 50% (543)
Kissing (1078 votes since 4 Nov 03) 7% (74) 18% (192) 75% (812)
Class A drug use - Cocaine (1069 votes since 22 Jul 03) 8% (84) 13% (142) 79% (843)
Milk and dairy products (1069 votes since 22 Jan 06) 5% (54) 16% (172) 79% (843)
Before period (females) hormonal change (1066 votes since 30 Oct 03) 22% (239) 26% (275) 52% (552)
Losing temper / anger (1055 votes since 1 Nov 03) 13% (137) 25% (262) 62% (656)
parodontological treatment (1043 votes since 25 Jul 03) 7% (75) 17% (177) 76% (791)
Beer (1008 votes since 27 Nov 03) 5% (55) 12% (121) 83% (832)
Fungal Cause (991 votes since 10 Oct 03) 9% (92) 23% (225) 68% (674)
grapefruit (990 votes since 21 Jan 04) 17% (170) 21% (210) 62% (610)
Champagne (985 votes since 20 Nov 03) 4% (40) 10% (103) 85% (842)
hand, foot, mouth disease (983 votes since 14 Sep 03) 11% (109) 13% (130) 76% (744)
Low B12 in blood work (979 votes since 2 Dec 03) 15% (144) 33% (325) 52% (510)
Braces (962 votes since 31 Mar 05) 28% (273) 17% (161) 55% (528)
Virus (952 votes since 27 Dec 04) 19% (183) 29% (274) 52% (495)
monosodiumglutamate MSG (945 votes since 23 Oct 03) 5% (45) 19% (180) 76% (720)
Asthma inhalers (931 votes since 8 Feb 04) 5% (46) 13% (123) 82% (762)
diabetes (926 votes since 4 Nov 03) 5% (45) 16% (147) 79% (734)
too much rich food (924 votes since 2 Jan 04) 8% (76) 20% (185) 72% (663)
Antibiotics from Cancer surgery (921 votes since 18 Oct 03) 6% (52) 13% (116) 82% (753)
Holiday break from work (917 votes since 27 Dec 03) 5% (47) 12% (110) 83% (760)
red meat (910 votes since 28 Jan 04) 2% (22) 9% (86) 88% (802)
ketchup or mayanaise (902 votes since 5 Mar 04) 11% (97) 16% (142) 74% (663)
Melon (902 votes since 16 Feb 04) 6% (55) 13% (113) 81% (734)
After finals or midterms (894 votes since 26 Jan 04) 13% (118) 22% (195) 65% (581)
Strong coffee (881 votes since 28 Mar 04) 7% (58) 18% (157) 76% (666)
Sugar and too much sugary food (860 votes since 10 Aug 04) 18% (157) 26% (224) 56% (479)
Olives (857 votes since 5 Mar 04) 2% (17) 8% (72) 90% (768)
Strong Tea (855 votes since 6 Apr 04) 4% (32) 14% (117) 83% (706)
Aspartame (845 votes since 10 Feb 04) 4% (37) 16% (133) 80% (675)
Blackcurrent (844 votes since 9 Mar 04) 3% (29) 11% (94) 85% (721)
Menopause (828 votes since 10 Feb 04) 5% (38) 15% (123) 81% (667)
Hereditary (parents & children suffer) (821 votes since 28 Oct 04) 34% (281) 25% (203) 41% (337)
Cinnamon (817 votes since 12 Aug 04) 5% (42) 12% (95) 83% (680)
Losec (Omeprazole) (813 votes since 25 Jan 04) 2% (14) 13% (103) 86% (696)
TMJ/teeth grinding (793 votes since 18 Aug 04) 16% (129) 25% (200) 59% (464)
Ice Pops (790 votes since 14 May 04) 4% (34) 10% (81) 85% (675)
Glucose syrup (790 votes since 6 Apr 04) 3% (22) 11% (90) 86% (678)
Mercury tooth fillings (789 votes since 19 May 04) 5% (43) 18% (140) 77% (606)
Malaria profilaxis, Paludrin (788 votes since 22 Feb 04) 3% (20) 11% (86) 87% (682)
Lemons (778 votes since 7 Jan 05) 18% (141) 23% (178) 59% (459)
Alpha-linolenic acid (777 votes since 4 Mar 04) 4% (28) 15% (113) 82% (636)
Pregnancy (776 votes since 22 Apr 04) 5% (40) 14% (107) 81% (629)
MSG (monosodium glutamate) (772 votes since 1 May 04) 6% (49) 16% (121) 78% (602)
when glands play up (760 votes since 16 Sep 04) 14% (105) 27% (204) 59% (451)
sensitive skin inside & out? (758 votes since 21 Sep 04) 14% (108) 26% (200) 59% (450)
Lips too dry (758 votes since 15 Dec 04) 12% (88) 25% (193) 63% (477)
After period (females) hormonal change (755 votes since 9 Nov 04) 20% (154) 27% (201) 53% (400)
Regurgitating and/or Vomiting (753 votes since 26 Aug 04) 10% (76) 21% (159) 69% (518)
playing a musical instrument (i.e.flute (750 votes since 31 Aug 04) 6% (44) 11% (86) 83% (620)
Gluten (746 votes since 18 Aug 04) 7% (54) 14% (103) 79% (589)
hot peppers (736 votes since 9 Dec 04) 9% (67) 19% (137) 72% (532)
avocado (727 votes since 12 Nov 04) 2% (16) 7% (51) 91% (660)
ph balance in mouth (713 votes since 18 Jan 05) 18% (131) 36% (259) 45% (323)
Lack Of Veg (706 votes since 10 Feb 05) 13% (92) 29% (205) 58% (409)
Tothpaste with Flouride (699 votes since 4 Feb 05) 7% (52) 25% (177) 67% (470)
SHORT BLOOD PRES. ELEVATION , ANGER (695 votes since 28 Nov 04) 11% (73) 19% (134) 70% (488)
dried fruits (as in fruit cake) (690 votes since 13 Jan 05) 6% (38) 9% (64) 85% (588)
After surgery (689 votes since 30 Nov 04) 10% (66) 17% (119) 73% (504)
Catching them from someone else (686 votes since 14 Jun 05) 10% (72) 12% (82) 78% (532)
Physically & mentally exhausted (686 votes since 2 Aug 05) 47% (320) 31% (211) 23% (155)
air conditioning (682 votes since 30 Jan 05) 3% (21) 16% (112) 80% (549)
excessive dieting (681 votes since 23 Dec 04) 6% (41) 17% (113) 77% (527)
auto-immune disease (hypothyroid) (675 votes since 18 Jan 05) 13% (88) 19% (129) 68% (458)
Meat Of All Kind (675 votes since 10 Feb 05) 3% (18) 9% (61) 88% (596)
L-Term effect of childhood mononucleosis (652 votes since 27 Dec 04) 3% (22) 15% (97) 82% (533)
General anaesthetic (651 votes since 18 Jan 05) 5% (34) 13% (84) 82% (533)
yoghurt (646 votes since 3 May 05) 3% (18) 12% (76) 85% (552)
sulphides (642 votes since 13 Jan 05) 4% (24) 15% (94) 82% (524)
feeling mentally and physically low (634 votes since 24 Aug 05) 42% (267) 29% (181) 29% (186)
use of anti-coagulants (632 votes since 18 Jan 05) 2% (15) 12% (74) 86% (543)
Pesticide residues on fruit (618 votes since 6 Mar 05) 4% (27) 20% (124) 76% (467)
Not eating enough fruit (610 votes since 29 Jun 05) 12% (73) 33% (201) 55% (336)
fever (609 votes since 7 May 05) 13% (81) 23% (141) 64% (387)
Dry Mouth (604 votes since 15 Jun 05) 15% (91) 25% (153) 60% (360)
Anaemia/low levels of stored iron (595 votes since 25 May 05) 14% (86) 31% (185) 54% (324)
Cancer Treatment - Chemotherapy (591 votes since 28 Mar 05) 11% (66) 13% (76) 76% (449)
vegetarian diet (576 votes since 9 May 05) 3% (19) 10% (60) 86% (497)
benzoates (574 votes since 8 Apr 05) 4% (25) 14% (81) 82% (468)
Using a new toothbrush (572 votes since 4 Jul 05) 10% (56) 19% (106) 72% (410)
Artificial flavors colors & preservative (567 votes since 14 Jun 05) 6% (34) 19% (107) 75% (426)
Sodium Lauryl/Lauryth Sulfate (553 votes since 26 Aug 05) 16% (90) 20% (113) 63% (350)
Licking envelopes (547 votes since 3 Aug 05) 6% (32) 16% (89) 78% (426)
Nicorette (stop smoking patches) (547 votes since 30 Apr 05) 3% (16) 7% (40) 90% (491)
lollipops (535 votes since 2 Sep 05) 11% (58) 17% (92) 72% (385)
soy lethecin (471) (533 votes since 14 Jun 05) 3% (17) 11% (57) 86% (459)
skittles (532 votes since 2 Sep 05) 12% (65) 14% (76) 73% (391)
vitamin b2 deficiency (527 votes since 1 Sep 05) 15% (78) 36% (190) 49% (259)
certain strong cheddar cheeses (526 votes since 18 Sep 05) 5% (28) 16% (82) 79% (416)
cancer (519 votes since 5 Jun 05) 9% (45) 15% (77) 76% (397)
werthers originals (517 votes since 23 Aug 05) 5% (26) 12% (63) 83% (428)
airplane travel (516 votes since 27 Aug 05) 6% (29) 10% (52) 84% (435)
prescribed drugs (509 votes since 19 Sep 05) 10% (49) 20% (104) 70% (356)
L-Lysene Deficiency (508 votes since 3 Sep 05) 9% (46) 25% (125) 66% (337)
cannabis use (illegal) (508 votes since 6 Aug 05) 5% (26) 9% (45) 86% (437)
Spicy, hot food (489 votes since 1 Apr 06) 15% (72) 24% (117) 61% (300)
pressure at work (486 votes since 2 Jun 06) 31% (153) 33% (160) 36% (173)
Pill jaw (Ecstacy use - ILLEGAL) (483 votes since 9 Aug 05) 8% (39) 9% (43) 83% (401)
Worry over forthcoming event (480 votes since 11 May 06) 36% (173) 30% (143) 34% (164)
Already having ulcers (i.e Multiplying) (476 votes since 22 Sep 06) 51% (245) 28% (131) 21% (100)
Overactive immune system (474 votes since 10 Nov 05) 12% (55) 21% (98) 68% (321)
Indigestion (464 votes since 24 Nov 05) 8% (39) 21% (98) 70% (327)
Garlic (463 votes since 15 Mar 06) 2% (11) 12% (56) 86% (396)
Fizzy Sherbert (alone or coating sweets) (462 votes since 6 Jan 06) 11% (53) 15% (71) 73% (338)
Radiotheraphy (457 votes since 1 Oct 05) 7% (31) 12% (54) 81% (372)
Overactive Salivery Glands (453 votes since 24 Nov 05) 6% (26) 20% (89) 75% (338)
Illegal drugs - magic mushrooms (453 votes since 28 Sep 05) 4% (18) 9% (43) 87% (392)
lip gloss (450 votes since 21 Feb 06) 4% (20) 13% (60) 82% (370)
Wine gums (447 votes since 15 Feb 06) 6% (25) 10% (46) 84% (376)
Salt (436 votes since 1 Jul 06) 9% (38) 22% (98) 69% (300)
Sour Candy ie Sour Patch Kids (435 votes since 12 Apr 06) 15% (67) 20% (89) 64% (279)
Cerebral Palsy - muscular tension (435 votes since 2 Nov 05) 3% (11) 11% (46) 87% (378)
Smoking cigars (430 votes since 8 Dec 05) 8% (33) 9% (40) 83% (357)
Advil (422 votes since 3 Mar 06) 4% (16) 9% (40) 87% (366)
Allergies (421 votes since 16 May 06) 22% (93) 22% (94) 56% (234)
worrying over phobia/getting worked up (420 votes since 5 Aug 06) 28% (118) 30% (124) 42% (178)
Being intensely upset for short time (410 votes since 11 Sep 06) 32% (131) 24% (98) 44% (181)
Passion Fruit (408 votes since 26 May 06) 6% (25) 15% (60) 79% (323)
Licorice (400 votes since 18 Apr 06) 3% (13) 9% (37) 88% (350)
Specifically Big Red Cinimmon Gum (399 votes since 11 May 06) 7% (27) 15% (58) 79% (314)
Acid build up - need more protein intake (397 votes since 28 Apr 06) 12% (47) 20% (79) 68% (271)
Tissue drying out during dental work (396 votes since 22 Jun 06) 14% (55) 16% (65) 70% (276)
dr. pepper (393 votes since 2 Jul 06) 7% (28) 9% (37) 83% (328)
methotrexate (391 votes since 26 Feb 06) 5% (18) 7% (27) 88% (346)
Excessive Vitamin C (390 votes since 13 Jun 06) 9% (35) 16% (64) 75% (291)
Worrying about money (387 votes since 22 Sep 06) 28% (110) 28% (110) 43% (167)
chewing tongue (376 votes since 28 Nov 06) 31% (118) 19% (70) 50% (188)
Pop-tarts (374 votes since 13 Jul 06) 3% (13) 10% (38) 86% (323)
straws (suction) (365 votes since 24 Jul 06) 4% (14) 7% (26) 89% (325)
Bread (and other yeasty foods) (355 votes since 30 Oct 06) 8% (28) 15% (52) 77% (275)
Dental Desensitizer (353 votes since 14 Jul 06) 5% (16) 9% (33) 86% (304)
stomach bug (353 votes since 30 Sep 06) 18% (63) 17% (61) 65% (229)
piercings (349 votes since 1 Aug 06) 7% (25) 10% (36) 83% (288)
Lack of exercise (346 votes since 18 Oct 06) 7% (25) 27% (92) 66% (229)
Vasculitis (337 votes since 14 Jul 06) 5% (16) 8% (26) 88% (295)
the pill (335 votes since 27 Aug 06) 7% (23) 13% (42) 81% (270)
Concentrated drinks (squash!) its true! (335 votes since 12 Nov 06) 10% (33) 14% (47) 76% (255)
modafinal (321 votes since 1 Aug 06) 2% (7) 4% (14) 93% (300)
following dentl surgery (320 votes since 6 Jan 07) 18% (59) 13% (40) 69% (221)
Oral Lichen Planus (317 votes since 9 Jan 07) 7% (23) 11% (35) 82% (259)
Pistachio (316 votes since 4 Jan 07) 6% (19) 6% (18) 88% (279)
Immunosupression med after transplant (298 votes since 7 Nov 06) 8% (25) 7% (21) 85% (252)
sunburn to lips (293 votes since 5 Feb 07) 9% (27) 8% (24) 83% (242)
dentist (293 votes since 30 Apr 07) 16% (48) 17% (49) 67% (196)
Peanut butter (288 votes since 11 May 07) 6% (18) 8% (22) 86% (248)
Wellbutrin (prescription) (286 votes since 29 Nov 06) 2% (6) 6% (16) 92% (264)
OCD (Eating Mouth) (279 votes since 29 Mar 07) 16% (45) 12% (34) 72% (200)
Anti Snoring Spray (274 votes since 28 Dec 06) 2% (5) 4% (10) 95% (259)
Anything w/ the food dye: Yellow #6 (274 votes since 30 Mar 07) 4% (11) 8% (23) 88% (240)
Gum shield to prevent teeth grinding (273 votes since 18 Apr 07) 8% (21) 12% (32) 81% (220)
raw tomatoes (250 votes since 14 Nov 07) 22% (54) 25% (63) 53% (133)
Red 40 food coloring (244 votes since 13 Jun 07) 5% (13) 7% (17) 88% (214)
Change in Altitude (lower oxygen) (240 votes since 6 Jul 07) 5% (13) 4% (9) 91% (218)
Sucralose (Splenda) (237 votes since 28 Jul 07) 4% (10) 8% (20) 87% (207)
Tissue Damage in the Mouth before (237 votes since 31 Jan 08) 47% (111) 20% (47) 33% (79)
BEFORE a cold/sore throat (227 votes since 25 Nov 07) 33% (75) 22% (49) 45% (103)
cutting gums with toothbrush (225 votes since 4 Jan 08) 38% (86) 21% (47) 41% (92)
Neurofen/Ibuprofen (223 votes since 11 Oct 07) 12% (26) 7% (16) 81% (181)
Biting of inside of mouth and lip (223 votes since 5 Apr 09) 70% (157) 13% (28) 17% (38)
Sulfa antibiotics (191 votes since 21 Oct 07) 9% (18) 5% (9) 86% (164)
crisps/chips (especially with 622 flavor (189 votes since 11 Mar 08) 18% (34) 21% (39) 61% (116)
FRUITY BROWN SAUCE (189 votes since 3 Jan 08) 9% (17) 11% (21) 80% (151)
Mouth shut and still for many hours (186 votes since 9 Jan 08) 10% (18) 15% (27) 76% (141)
mint (184 votes since 9 Feb 08) 6% (11) 9% (16) 85% (157)
sinusitus (184 votes since 22 Jan 08) 9% (17) 17% (31) 74% (136)
mirena iud (183 votes since 28 Oct 07) 4% (7) 4% (7) 92% (169)
onions (178 votes since 29 Feb 08) 5% (9) 11% (20) 84% (149)
chocolate (171 votes since 4 Aug 08) 16% (27) 24% (41) 60% (103)
Blue cheese (170 votes since 9 Feb 08) 4% (7) 6% (10) 90% (153)
HOT WEATHER (167 votes since 26 Mar 08) 5% (8) 9% (15) 86% (144)
blackcurrent liquorice boiled sweets (157 votes since 23 Mar 08) 8% (12) 11% (18) 81% (127)
excessive alcohol consumption (156 votes since 21 Jul 08) 17% (27) 15% (23) 68% (106)
Guava fruit (156 votes since 11 Mar 08) 6% (9) 12% (18) 83% (129)
gluten (155 votes since 30 Mar 08) 12% (19) 8% (12) 80% (124)
Multiple Sclerosis (154 votes since 8 Jan 08) 5% (8) 5% (8) 90% (138)
restless tongue (153 votes since 28 Mar 08) 9% (14) 16% (25) 75% (114)
Cheese (152 votes since 18 Jul 08) 7% (11) 7% (11) 86% (130)
Pizza (heated cheese) (150 votes since 18 Jul 08) 10% (15) 9% (14) 81% (121)
Glandular Fever (145 votes since 17 Apr 08) 16% (23) 15% (22) 69% (100)
during pill sugar strip (during period) (143 votes since 2 Apr 08) 6% (9) 6% (9) 87% (125)
Citrus Fruits (143 votes since 19 Jun 09) 26% (37) 33% (47) 41% (59)
Licking / biting lips (141 votes since 10 Jan 09) 37% (52) 15% (21) 48% (68)
Codiene (140 votes since 4 Jul 08) 4% (6) 8% (11) 88% (123)
dentist- local anaesthetic (puncture) (136 votes since 8 Sep 08) 18% (24) 13% (17) 70% (95)
Hormone Replacement Therapy (134 votes since 25 May 08) 7% (10) 5% (7) 87% (117)
Salt And Vinegar Potato chips (132 votes since 19 May 09) 15% (20) 37% (49) 48% (63)
coeliac disease (129 votes since 21 Jul 08) 13% (17) 5% (6) 82% (106)
Lack of sleep (127 votes since 25 Jan 10) 41% (52) 29% (37) 30% (38)
After / During Suffering Sore Throat (125 votes since 16 Apr 09) 26% (32) 20% (25) 54% (68)
balsamic vinegar (121 votes since 10 Jun 09) 7% (9) 34% (41) 59% (71)
cox-2 antiinflammatories (120 votes since 23 Sep 08) 8% (9) 4% (5) 88% (106)
natural fruit acid (117 votes since 15 Jun 09) 21% (25) 22% (26) 56% (66)
naproxen anti inflammatory drug (114 votes since 31 Dec 08) 11% (13) 8% (9) 81% (92)
Too much meat (beef, pork, chicken) (111 votes since 17 Apr 09) 3% (3) 8% (9) 89% (99)
lemonade (110 votes since 20 Aug 09) 14% (15) 24% (26) 63% (69)
haribo sweets (108 votes since 2 May 09) 8% (9) 15% (16) 77% (83)
SOY (107 votes since 28 Mar 09) 8% (9) 11% (12) 80% (86)
cherries (105 votes since 12 Aug 09) 8% (8) 12% (13) 80% (84)
chilli peppers (105 votes since 3 Nov 09) 11% (12) 28% (29) 61% (64)
Very spicy / hot food with chilli (103 votes since 9 Mar 10) 17% (17) 33% (34) 50% (52)
Having Dental Surgery (102 votes since 22 Jul 09) 30% (31) 10% (10) 60% (61)
Allergic reaction (101 votes since 3 Jul 09) 27% (27) 13% (13) 60% (61)
Amlodipine tablets (96 votes since 20 May 09) 4% (4) 7% (7) 89% (85)
Auto-immune diseases (93 votes since 12 Feb 10) 35% (33) 10% (9) 55% (51)
Biting nails (93 votes since 9 Jan 10) 13% (12) 14% (13) 73% (68)
Vitamin C (91 votes since 10 Nov 09) 12% (11) 10% (9) 78% (71)
strawberries, nectarines, peaches, kaki (90 votes since 24 May 10) 14% (13) 24% (22) 61% (55)
Tongue piercing (90 votes since 1 Aug 09) 10% (9) 9% (8) 81% (73)
Grapefruit, lime (90 votes since 3 Mar 10) 19% (17) 29% (26) 52% (47)
Almonds definitely inc extract in cakes (89 votes since 20 Nov 09) 8% (7) 6% (5) 87% (77)
oestrogen levels female (88 votes since 20 Sep 09) 15% (13) 18% (16) 67% (59)
GERD (acid reflux) (85 votes since 16 Jan 10) 14% (12) 18% (15) 68% (58)
regular alcohol consumption (84 votes since 24 Apr 10) 18% (15) 12% (10) 70% (59)
msg (83 votes since 16 Feb 10) 11% (9) 12% (10) 77% (64)
High Sugar Intake- (83 votes since 14 May 10) 18% (15) 20% (17) 61% (51)
Quinine (Tonic water) (82 votes since 10 Feb 10) 2% (2) 12% (10) 85% (70)
Antiobiotics (general) (78 votes since 15 Apr 10) 18% (14) 9% (7) 73% (57)
behcets syndrome (78 votes since 29 Jan 10) 18% (14) 3% (2) 79% (62)
Systemic Yeast Infection (77 votes since 24 Feb 10) 13% (10) 13% (10) 74% (57)
cheese (76 votes since 27 May 10) 5% (4) 11% (8) 84% (64)
Seasonal (74 votes since 30 Apr 10) 7% (5) 14% (10) 80% (59)
Chlorine (pool water) (73 votes since 20 May 10) 7% (5) 7% (5) 86% (63)
H. Pylori (72 votes since 21 Mar 10) 6% (4) 7% (5) 88% (63)
Iced Tea (regular or excessive) (70 votes since 29 Jul 10) 1% (1) 10% (7) 89% (62)
Wheat (69 votes since 24 Jun 10) 12% (8) 7% (5) 81% (56)
Dry mouth due to prescribed medications (69 votes since 22 Jul 10) 23% (16) 13% (9) 64% (44)
Lichenoid Reaction ie allergies (68 votes since 27 Apr 10) 13% (9) 6% (4) 81% (55)
poor oral care, diet, gingivitusk stress (66 votes since 15 Jul 10) 21% (14) 24% (16) 55% (36)
Hi Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) (66 votes since 15 Jun 10) 11% (7) 8% (5) 82% (54)
Anything fermented (65 votes since 3 Jun 10) 8% (5) 14% (9) 78% (51)
worry (65 votes since 10 Feb 11) 43% (28) 31% (20) 26% (17)
Soy (containing Wheat) (61 votes since 5 Aug 10) 13% (8) 8% (5) 79% (48)
menstrual migranes (57 votes since 19 Jun 10) 18% (10) 9% (5) 74% (42)
Allergy to any fruit (52 votes since 23 Nov 10) 27% (14) 12% (6) 62% (32)
Constipation or Bowl irregularities (50 votes since 3 Nov 10) 12% (6) 12% (6) 76% (38)
cinnamon gum (48 votes since 25 Mar 11) 10% (5) 19% (9) 71% (34)
after an attack of Raynaud's Phenomenon (46 votes since 23 Oct 10) 4% (2) 9% (4) 87% (40)
Cinnamon, Sodium Bernzoate,Benzoic Acid (46 votes since 11 Mar 11) 15% (7) 11% (5) 74% (34)
Bulimia (45 votes since 17 Nov 10) 13% (6) 9% (4) 78% (35)
QUITTING SMOKING (42 votes since 15 Jun 11) 14% (6) 7% (3) 79% (33)
Ear Infection (41 votes since 11 Jun 11) 10% (4) 10% (4) 80% (33)
Dairy products - high amine only (40 votes since 15 Jun 11) 8% (3) 8% (3) 85% (34)
any flavoured spicy coated crisps. (39 votes since 21 Sep 11) 26% (10) 10% (4) 64% (25)
ear infections/antibiotics (38 votes since 26 Jun 11) 16% (6) 13% (5) 71% (27)
pemphigus vulgaris (37 votes since 9 Apr 11) 8% (3) 5% (2) 86% (32)
Diabetes medications (35 votes since 2 Jun 11) 3% (1) 11% (4) 86% (30)
SLS in toothpastes (34 votes since 11 Jun 12) 35% (12) 26% (9) 38% (13)
sweeteners (30 votes since 12 Nov 11) 13% (4) 3% (1) 83% (25)
constipation (29 votes since 12 Nov 11) 10% (3) 3% (1) 86% (25)
sugar sweetened cereal (29 votes since 30 Jan 12) 10% (3) 7% (2) 83% (24)
acidity in stomach (28 votes since 3 Apr 12) 11% (3) 25% (7) 64% (18)
Ibuprofen taken for consecutive days (28 votes since 1 Nov 12) 32% (9) 7% (2) 61% (17)
Any toothpaste with whitening in it (27 votes since 21 Mar 12) 11% (3) 19% (5) 70% (19)
diet ( lacking in fruit and vegetaBles (24 votes since 16 Mar 13) 21% (5) 13% (3) 67% (16)
tonsilitis (24 votes since 14 Jul 12) 17% (4) 21% (5) 63% (15)
HPV Human Papilloma Virus, Oral (23 votes since 8 May 12) 17% (4) 9% (2) 74% (17)
surfactants (21 votes since 30 Jul 12) 14% (3) 10% (2) 76% (16)
A virus..fatigue first.. swollen gland (20 votes since 5 Apr 13) 20% (4) 15% (3) 65% (13)
Herpes (20 votes since 12 Sep 12) 30% (6) 10% (2) 60% (12)
sesame oil (19 votes since 8 Jan 13) 5% (1) 5% (1) 89% (17)
abrasions from dental hygienist (18 votes since 8 Apr 13) 50% (9) 22% (4) 28% (5)
acidic body ph: from sugar,dairy,wheat (18 votes since 1 Nov 12) 11% (2) 6% (1) 83% (15)
White wine, should be here but cannot fi (16 votes since 1 Jan 14) 19% (3) 0% (0) 81% (13)
Potatoes (they turn to sugar) (16 votes since 14 Jan 14) 13% (2) 0% (0) 88% (14)
too much oral B vitamin (16 votes since 8 Apr 13) 19% (3) 0% (0) 81% (13)
CGD Carrier (16 votes since 5 Dec 12) 6% (1) 6% (1) 88% (14)
Dermatitis herpetiformis/coeliac disease (16 votes since 25 Mar 13) 19% (3) 0% (0) 81% (13)
L-Arginine (16 votes since 28 Jan 13) 6% (1) 6% (1) 88% (14)
Jelly Belly candies (15 votes since 7 Nov 13) 7% (1) 13% (2) 80% (12)
amalgam dental fillings (14 votes since 17 Jan 14) 7% (1) 0% (0) 93% (13)
Rocket herb (14 votes since 16 Oct 13) 7% (1) 0% (0) 93% (13)
Xanthan Gum (14 votes since 6 Mar 14) 14% (2) 0% (0) 86% (12)
Sjogren's Syndrome (13 votes since 17 Apr 13) 15% (2) 0% (0) 85% (11)
electronic cigarettes (13 votes since 7 May 13) 8% (1) 8% (1) 85% (11)
Pure fruit juice (12 votes since 8 Apr 15) 17% (2) 25% (3) 58% (7)
Chewing of tobacco i.e. Gutkha etc, etc (12 votes since 3 Oct 13) 0% (0) 0% (0) 100% (12)
candida (10 votes since 24 Mar 15) 20% (2) 0% (0) 80% (8)
sangria (10 votes since 11 Jul 15) 10% (1) 10% (1) 80% (8)