What Causes Mouth Ulcers?

Public survey, 279673 votes for 399 causes since October 2002.

399 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 (10843 votes since 19 Nov 02) 41% (4490) 23% (2452) 36% (3901)
Chocolate (3975 votes since 30 Dec 02) 12% (495) 22% (878) 65% (2602)
Lack of sleep (or poor sleep) (3396 votes since 27 Sep 02) 38% (1292) 40% (1348) 22% (756)
Stress (3214 votes since 27 Sep 02) 65% (2076) 26% (836) 9% (302)
Sweets (2987 votes since 15 Jan 03) 12% (350) 25% (737) 64% (1900)
Acidic foods & drinks (2558 votes since 23 Feb 03) 26% (671) 32% (814) 42% (1073)
Toothpaste with SLS (2455 votes since 27 Sep 02) 14% (349) 39% (957) 47% (1149)
Orange juice (2430 votes since 27 Sep 02) 20% (478) 32% (782) 48% (1170)
Pineapple (2382 votes since 15 Jan 03) 16% (383) 23% (539) 61% (1460)
Digestiive disorder (intestinal) (2302 votes since 14 Apr 03) 9% (214) 25% (572) 66% (1516)
Bacteria (2278 votes since 23 Nov 02) 29% (668) 44% (995) 27% (615)
Tomatoes (2273 votes since 8 Nov 02) 18% (403) 27% (608) 56% (1262)
Generally run down (2264 votes since 9 Feb 03) 62% (1402) 25% (566) 13% (296)
Lack of Vitamin B (2152 votes since 14 Nov 02) 18% (383) 50% (1083) 32% (686)
Fizzy drinks (2121 votes since 26 Jan 03) 8% (163) 23% (485) 69% (1473)
Salad Cream (2115 votes since 17 Oct 02) 4% (83) 14% (303) 82% (1729)
Detergent (left on plates/cutlery etc) (2065 votes since 23 Oct 02) 3% (59) 19% (391) 78% (1615)
Hormonal cycle (2061 votes since 27 Nov 02) 22% (460) 34% (701) 44% (900)
Sleeping with mouth open (2020 votes since 2 Mar 03) 9% (184) 29% (582) 62% (1254)
Zinc deficiency (2013 votes since 14 Nov 02) 13% (258) 51% (1023) 36% (732)
Chewing gum (2011 votes since 6 Jan 03) 9% (183) 18% (365) 73% (1463)
Fatty foods (2003 votes since 26 Mar 03) 5% (92) 18% (370) 77% (1541)
After a cold (1989 votes since 26 Jan 03) 24% (477) 37% (740) 39% (772)
Peanuts (1989 votes since 30 Dec 02) 6% (128) 16% (319) 78% (1542)
Red wine (1982 votes since 25 Nov 02) 5% (104) 20% (387) 75% (1491)
Onions (1981 votes since 26 Nov 02) 3% (60) 14% (286) 83% (1635)
Prelude to another illness (1948 votes since 29 Jan 03) 27% (522) 36% (705) 37% (721)
Eggs (1936 votes since 11 Jan 03) 2% (34) 8% (151) 90% (1751)
Citric acid (1909 votes since 4 Mar 03) 22% (426) 27% (517) 51% (966)
Pollution/fumes (1900 votes since 25 Nov 02) 3% (52) 22% (409) 76% (1439)
Burns or scalds to mouth (1891 votes since 24 Jan 06) 28% (530) 26% (495) 46% (866)
Giving up smoking (1844 votes since 25 Feb 03) 10% (181) 12% (229) 78% (1434)
anti-inflammatory drugs (1809 votes since 27 Jan 03) 7% (127) 22% (405) 71% (1277)
Genetic pre-disposition (1781 votes since 23 Feb 03) 29% (510) 29% (521) 42% (750)
Iron deficiency (1746 votes since 19 Feb 03) 13% (231) 44% (774) 42% (741)
Aluminium (1731 votes since 15 Jul 03) 3% (55) 14% (250) 82% (1426)
Folic Acid deficiency (1723 votes since 14 Feb 03) 9% (149) 40% (685) 52% (889)
Having a Brace or Dental treatment (1706 votes since 6 Apr 03) 35% (592) 22% (379) 43% (735)
Drop In Immune System (1693 votes since 20 Apr 03) 48% (819) 34% (572) 18% (302)
Wheat, rye or barley (1685 votes since 22 Feb 03) 5% (77) 16% (265) 80% (1343)
sodium valproate (1666 votes since 20 Jan 03) 3% (49) 23% (379) 74% (1238)
Throat infection that moved to mouth (1658 votes since 6 Apr 03) 24% (394) 31% (513) 45% (751)
Diaretics (Caffiene, Alcohol, Heat!) (1655 votes since 25 Mar 03) 8% (140) 27% (454) 64% (1061)
Bananas (1649 votes since 28 Mar 03) 5% (88) 13% (219) 81% (1342)
Spicy Foods (Curries) (1643 votes since 19 Apr 03) 12% (200) 23% (372) 65% (1071)
Kiwi fruit (1641 votes since 24 Mar 03) 8% (135) 17% (282) 75% (1224)
Oral Sex (1639 votes since 15 Apr 03) 11% (173) 19% (304) 71% (1162)
Glandular fever (1628 votes since 10 May 03) 12% (198) 26% (424) 62% (1006)
Crohn’s Disease (1616 votes since 14 Feb 03) 6% (103) 24% (384) 70% (1129)
Reaction to Antibiotics (1573 votes since 6 Apr 03) 13% (198) 26% (404) 62% (971)
marmite (1573 votes since 21 Mar 03) 2% (35) 11% (169) 87% (1369)
Herpes simplex (1545 votes since 19 Jul 03) 13% (201) 24% (374) 63% (970)
Vitamin C deficiency (1530 votes since 27 Dec 03) 16% (239) 42% (649) 42% (642)
Manual teeth brushing (1520 votes since 30 Apr 03) 16% (249) 30% (457) 54% (814)
Behcets Disease (1484 votes since 12 Mar 03) 4% (64) 19% (278) 77% (1142)
Smoking (1427 votes since 25 Apr 03) 10% (148) 18% (259) 71% (1020)
Dirty fingers in mouth (1405 votes since 11 May 04) 13% (179) 26% (365) 61% (861)
Nuts or seeds (1400 votes since 11 May 03) 6% (85) 17% (233) 77% (1082)
Intolerance to foods with yeast in (1400 votes since 25 Apr 03) 7% (104) 23% (315) 70% (981)
During a cold or flu (1397 votes since 30 Jun 03) 35% (485) 32% (450) 33% (462)
Lack of Health (vitamin defficiency (1396 votes since 11 Jun 03) 35% (491) 34% (481) 30% (424)
White wine (1394 votes since 12 May 03) 6% (77) 16% (217) 79% (1100)
SALT (1382 votes since 5 Jun 03) 9% (118) 26% (355) 66% (909)
Coke - not just any fizzy drink (1381 votes since 25 May 03) 9% (126) 20% (270) 71% (985)
Yeast infection candida (1364 votes since 3 May 03) 10% (131) 22% (299) 68% (934)
Sodium Benzonate (soft/fizzy drinks) (1364 votes since 6 May 03) 8% (108) 21% (287) 71% (969)
soy sauce (1356 votes since 9 May 03) 4% (54) 16% (217) 80% (1085)
Anxiety (1351 votes since 11 Sep 03) 43% (580) 33% (450) 24% (321)
Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME (1336 votes since 10 May 03) 15% (202) 28% (372) 57% (762)
Apples (1311 votes since 13 Jun 03) 7% (89) 14% (177) 80% (1045)
irregular brushing of teeth? (1310 votes since 27 Jun 03) 18% (242) 31% (407) 50% (661)
Lupus (1306 votes since 25 Apr 03) 7% (89) 17% (217) 77% (1000)
Raw walnuts (1267 votes since 13 Jun 03) 7% (84) 10% (132) 83% (1051)
Dehydration (1262 votes since 3 Jul 03) 14% (175) 31% (396) 55% (691)
Depression (1260 votes since 19 Aug 03) 27% (342) 38% (479) 35% (439)
Biscuits and bread etc (1256 votes since 20 Jun 03) 5% (65) 13% (169) 81% (1022)
Ulcerative Colitis (1255 votes since 12 May 03) 8% (97) 23% (293) 69% (865)
Hunger (low blood sugar?) (1242 votes since 25 Jun 03) 7% (90) 22% (275) 71% (877)
Passive smoking (1242 votes since 11 Jun 03) 5% (68) 15% (189) 79% (985)
Poor dental/mouth hygiene (1227 votes since 6 Sep 03) 31% (375) 35% (428) 35% (424)
Calcium deficiency (1227 votes since 30 May 03) 4% (43) 26% (324) 70% (860)
Celiac disease (1201 votes since 16 Jul 03) 6% (74) 17% (201) 77% (926)
Full mouth dentures (1194 votes since 17 Jun 03) 13% (157) 18% (219) 69% (818)
Vinegar (1184 votes since 24 Jul 03) 8% (95) 24% (280) 68% (809)
Birth Control Pills (1181 votes since 13 Sep 03) 5% (57) 19% (224) 76% (900)
Food Allergy (1175 votes since 5 Aug 03) 20% (238) 27% (319) 53% (618)
Oranges (1166 votes since 26 Oct 03) 21% (244) 24% (277) 55% (645)
Over-exercising (1160 votes since 24 Jul 03) 4% (49) 10% (120) 85% (991)
Lip balms (1155 votes since 19 Apr 04) 4% (42) 11% (126) 85% (987)
plums (1154 votes since 22 Jul 03) 4% (49) 11% (129) 85% (976)
suttons disease (1144 votes since 9 Jun 03) 2% (27) 16% (186) 81% (931)
illegal drug use (speed) (1143 votes since 30 Jun 03) 10% (109) 15% (175) 75% (859)
strawberries (1120 votes since 17 Sep 03) 10% (115) 17% (188) 73% (817)
Sorbitol -often found in gum, mints etc (1110 votes since 25 Jul 03) 6% (65) 18% (199) 76% (846)
Paracetamol (1100 votes since 31 Jul 03) 3% (28) 13% (142) 85% (930)
Nicorette (stop smoking gum) (1100 votes since 11 Jul 03) 5% (56) 10% (111) 85% (933)
Gastric reflux (1096 votes since 25 Jun 04) 15% (168) 25% (272) 60% (656)
Tomato Ketchup (1096 votes since 26 Oct 03) 14% (153) 21% (234) 65% (709)
Wisdom teeth / dental problems (1091 votes since 14 Sep 03) 26% (285) 24% (261) 50% (545)
Kissing (1082 votes since 4 Nov 03) 7% (75) 18% (192) 75% (815)
Class A drug use - Cocaine (1074 votes since 22 Jul 03) 8% (84) 13% (142) 79% (848)
Milk and dairy products (1074 votes since 22 Jan 06) 5% (55) 16% (172) 79% (847)
Before period (females) hormonal change (1070 votes since 30 Oct 03) 22% (239) 26% (275) 52% (556)
Losing temper / anger (1059 votes since 1 Nov 03) 13% (137) 25% (262) 62% (660)
parodontological treatment (1047 votes since 25 Jul 03) 7% (75) 17% (177) 76% (795)
Beer (1012 votes since 27 Nov 03) 5% (55) 12% (121) 83% (836)
Fungal Cause (995 votes since 10 Oct 03) 9% (93) 23% (225) 68% (677)
grapefruit (994 votes since 21 Jan 04) 17% (170) 21% (211) 62% (613)
Champagne (989 votes since 20 Nov 03) 4% (40) 10% (103) 86% (846)
hand, foot, mouth disease (987 votes since 14 Sep 03) 11% (109) 13% (131) 76% (747)
Low B12 in blood work (983 votes since 2 Dec 03) 15% (144) 33% (325) 52% (514)
Braces (966 votes since 31 Mar 05) 28% (273) 17% (161) 55% (532)
Virus (957 votes since 27 Dec 04) 19% (185) 29% (275) 52% (497)
monosodiumglutamate MSG (950 votes since 23 Oct 03) 5% (46) 19% (180) 76% (724)
Asthma inhalers (935 votes since 8 Feb 04) 5% (47) 13% (123) 82% (765)
diabetes (930 votes since 4 Nov 03) 5% (45) 16% (147) 79% (738)
too much rich food (928 votes since 2 Jan 04) 8% (76) 20% (186) 72% (666)
Antibiotics from Cancer surgery (925 votes since 18 Oct 03) 6% (52) 13% (116) 82% (757)
Holiday break from work (921 votes since 27 Dec 03) 5% (47) 12% (110) 83% (764)
red meat (914 votes since 28 Jan 04) 2% (22) 9% (86) 88% (806)
Melon (906 votes since 16 Feb 04) 6% (55) 12% (113) 81% (738)
ketchup or mayanaise (906 votes since 5 Mar 04) 11% (97) 16% (142) 74% (667)
After finals or midterms (898 votes since 26 Jan 04) 13% (119) 22% (196) 65% (583)
Strong coffee (886 votes since 28 Mar 04) 7% (59) 18% (157) 76% (670)
Sugar and too much sugary food (864 votes since 10 Aug 04) 18% (157) 26% (224) 56% (483)
Olives (861 votes since 5 Mar 04) 2% (17) 8% (72) 90% (772)
Strong Tea (859 votes since 6 Apr 04) 4% (32) 14% (117) 83% (710)
Aspartame (849 votes since 10 Feb 04) 4% (37) 16% (133) 80% (679)
Blackcurrent (848 votes since 9 Mar 04) 3% (29) 11% (94) 85% (725)
Menopause (832 votes since 10 Feb 04) 5% (38) 15% (123) 81% (671)
Hereditary (parents & children suffer) (826 votes since 28 Oct 04) 34% (283) 25% (203) 41% (340)
Cinnamon (821 votes since 12 Aug 04) 5% (42) 12% (95) 83% (684)
Losec (Omeprazole) (817 votes since 25 Jan 04) 2% (14) 13% (103) 86% (700)
TMJ/teeth grinding (797 votes since 18 Aug 04) 16% (129) 25% (200) 59% (468)
Glucose syrup (794 votes since 6 Apr 04) 3% (22) 11% (90) 86% (682)
Ice Pops (794 votes since 14 May 04) 4% (34) 10% (81) 86% (679)
Mercury tooth fillings (793 votes since 19 May 04) 5% (43) 18% (140) 77% (610)
Malaria profilaxis, Paludrin (792 votes since 22 Feb 04) 3% (20) 11% (86) 87% (686)
Lemons (784 votes since 7 Jan 05) 18% (142) 23% (179) 59% (463)
Alpha-linolenic acid (781 votes since 4 Mar 04) 4% (28) 14% (113) 82% (640)
Pregnancy (780 votes since 22 Apr 04) 5% (40) 14% (107) 81% (633)
MSG (monosodium glutamate) (777 votes since 1 May 04) 6% (49) 16% (122) 78% (606)
when glands play up (764 votes since 16 Sep 04) 14% (105) 27% (204) 60% (455)
sensitive skin inside & out? (762 votes since 21 Sep 04) 14% (108) 26% (200) 60% (454)
Lips too dry (762 votes since 15 Dec 04) 12% (88) 25% (193) 63% (481)
After period (females) hormonal change (759 votes since 9 Nov 04) 20% (154) 26% (201) 53% (404)
Regurgitating and/or Vomiting (757 votes since 26 Aug 04) 10% (76) 21% (159) 69% (522)
playing a musical instrument (i.e.flute (754 votes since 31 Aug 04) 6% (44) 11% (86) 83% (624)
Gluten (750 votes since 18 Aug 04) 7% (54) 14% (103) 79% (593)
hot peppers (740 votes since 9 Dec 04) 9% (67) 19% (137) 72% (536)
avocado (731 votes since 12 Nov 04) 2% (16) 7% (51) 91% (664)
ph balance in mouth (717 votes since 18 Jan 05) 18% (131) 36% (259) 46% (327)
Lack Of Veg (710 votes since 10 Feb 05) 13% (92) 29% (205) 58% (413)
Tothpaste with Flouride (703 votes since 4 Feb 05) 7% (52) 25% (177) 67% (474)
SHORT BLOOD PRES. ELEVATION , ANGER (699 votes since 28 Nov 04) 10% (73) 19% (134) 70% (492)
dried fruits (as in fruit cake) (694 votes since 13 Jan 05) 5% (38) 9% (64) 85% (592)
After surgery (693 votes since 30 Nov 04) 10% (66) 17% (119) 73% (508)
Catching them from someone else (690 votes since 14 Jun 05) 11% (73) 12% (82) 78% (535)
Physically & mentally exhausted (690 votes since 2 Aug 05) 47% (322) 31% (211) 23% (157)
air conditioning (686 votes since 30 Jan 05) 3% (21) 16% (112) 81% (553)
excessive dieting (685 votes since 23 Dec 04) 6% (41) 16% (113) 78% (531)
auto-immune disease (hypothyroid) (679 votes since 18 Jan 05) 13% (88) 19% (130) 68% (461)
Meat Of All Kind (679 votes since 10 Feb 05) 3% (18) 9% (61) 88% (600)
L-Term effect of childhood mononucleosis (656 votes since 27 Dec 04) 3% (22) 15% (97) 82% (537)
General anaesthetic (655 votes since 18 Jan 05) 5% (34) 13% (84) 82% (537)
yoghurt (650 votes since 3 May 05) 3% (18) 12% (76) 86% (556)
sulphides (646 votes since 13 Jan 05) 4% (24) 15% (94) 82% (528)
feeling mentally and physically low (638 votes since 24 Aug 05) 42% (269) 28% (181) 29% (188)
use of anti-coagulants (636 votes since 18 Jan 05) 2% (15) 12% (74) 86% (547)
Pesticide residues on fruit (622 votes since 6 Mar 05) 4% (27) 20% (124) 76% (471)
Not eating enough fruit (614 votes since 29 Jun 05) 12% (73) 33% (201) 55% (340)
fever (613 votes since 7 May 05) 13% (81) 23% (141) 64% (391)
Dry Mouth (608 votes since 15 Jun 05) 15% (91) 25% (154) 60% (363)
Anaemia/low levels of stored iron (599 votes since 25 May 05) 14% (86) 31% (185) 55% (328)
Cancer Treatment - Chemotherapy (596 votes since 28 Mar 05) 11% (67) 13% (76) 76% (453)
vegetarian diet (580 votes since 9 May 05) 3% (19) 10% (60) 86% (501)
benzoates (578 votes since 8 Apr 05) 4% (25) 14% (81) 82% (472)
Using a new toothbrush (576 votes since 4 Jul 05) 10% (56) 18% (106) 72% (414)
Artificial flavors colors & preservative (572 votes since 14 Jun 05) 6% (34) 19% (108) 75% (430)
Sodium Lauryl/Lauryth Sulfate (557 votes since 26 Aug 05) 16% (90) 20% (113) 64% (354)
Licking envelopes (551 votes since 3 Aug 05) 6% (32) 16% (89) 78% (430)
Nicorette (stop smoking patches) (551 votes since 30 Apr 05) 3% (16) 7% (40) 90% (495)
lollipops (539 votes since 2 Sep 05) 11% (58) 17% (92) 72% (389)
soy lethecin (471) (537 votes since 14 Jun 05) 3% (17) 11% (57) 86% (463)
skittles (536 votes since 2 Sep 05) 12% (65) 14% (76) 74% (395)
vitamin b2 deficiency (531 votes since 1 Sep 05) 15% (78) 36% (190) 50% (263)
certain strong cheddar cheeses (530 votes since 18 Sep 05) 5% (28) 15% (82) 79% (420)
cancer (523 votes since 5 Jun 05) 9% (45) 15% (77) 77% (401)
werthers originals (521 votes since 23 Aug 05) 5% (26) 12% (63) 83% (432)
airplane travel (520 votes since 27 Aug 05) 6% (29) 10% (53) 84% (438)
prescribed drugs (513 votes since 19 Sep 05) 10% (49) 20% (104) 70% (360)
L-Lysene Deficiency (512 votes since 3 Sep 05) 9% (46) 24% (125) 67% (341)
cannabis use (illegal) (512 votes since 6 Aug 05) 5% (26) 9% (45) 86% (441)
Spicy, hot food (493 votes since 1 Apr 06) 15% (72) 24% (118) 61% (303)
pressure at work (490 votes since 2 Jun 06) 31% (154) 33% (161) 36% (175)
Pill jaw (Ecstacy use - ILLEGAL) (487 votes since 9 Aug 05) 8% (39) 9% (43) 83% (405)
Worry over forthcoming event (484 votes since 11 May 06) 36% (175) 30% (144) 34% (165)
Already having ulcers (i.e Multiplying) (480 votes since 22 Sep 06) 51% (246) 28% (132) 21% (102)
Overactive immune system (478 votes since 10 Nov 05) 12% (56) 21% (98) 68% (324)
Indigestion (468 votes since 24 Nov 05) 8% (39) 21% (98) 71% (331)
Garlic (467 votes since 15 Mar 06) 2% (11) 12% (57) 85% (399)
Fizzy Sherbert (alone or coating sweets) (466 votes since 6 Jan 06) 11% (53) 15% (71) 73% (342)
Radiotheraphy (461 votes since 1 Oct 05) 7% (31) 12% (54) 82% (376)
Illegal drugs - magic mushrooms (457 votes since 28 Sep 05) 4% (18) 9% (43) 87% (396)
Overactive Salivery Glands (457 votes since 24 Nov 05) 6% (26) 19% (89) 75% (342)
lip gloss (454 votes since 21 Feb 06) 4% (20) 13% (60) 82% (374)
Wine gums (451 votes since 15 Feb 06) 6% (25) 10% (46) 84% (380)
Salt (440 votes since 1 Jul 06) 9% (38) 22% (98) 69% (304)
Cerebral Palsy - muscular tension (439 votes since 2 Nov 05) 3% (11) 10% (46) 87% (382)
Sour Candy ie Sour Patch Kids (439 votes since 12 Apr 06) 15% (68) 20% (89) 64% (282)
Smoking cigars (434 votes since 8 Dec 05) 8% (33) 9% (40) 83% (361)
Advil (426 votes since 3 Mar 06) 4% (16) 9% (40) 87% (370)
Allergies (425 votes since 16 May 06) 22% (93) 22% (95) 56% (237)
worrying over phobia/getting worked up (424 votes since 5 Aug 06) 28% (119) 29% (125) 42% (180)
Being intensely upset for short time (414 votes since 11 Sep 06) 32% (132) 24% (99) 44% (183)
Passion Fruit (412 votes since 26 May 06) 6% (25) 15% (60) 79% (327)
Licorice (404 votes since 18 Apr 06) 3% (13) 9% (37) 88% (354)
Specifically Big Red Cinimmon Gum (403 votes since 11 May 06) 7% (27) 14% (58) 79% (318)
Acid build up - need more protein intake (401 votes since 28 Apr 06) 12% (47) 20% (79) 69% (275)
Tissue drying out during dental work (400 votes since 22 Jun 06) 14% (55) 16% (65) 70% (280)
dr. pepper (397 votes since 2 Jul 06) 7% (28) 9% (37) 84% (332)
methotrexate (395 votes since 26 Feb 06) 5% (18) 7% (27) 89% (350)
Excessive Vitamin C (394 votes since 13 Jun 06) 9% (35) 16% (64) 75% (295)
Worrying about money (391 votes since 22 Sep 06) 28% (111) 28% (111) 43% (169)
chewing tongue (380 votes since 28 Nov 06) 31% (118) 19% (71) 50% (191)
Pop-tarts (378 votes since 13 Jul 06) 3% (13) 10% (38) 87% (327)
straws (suction) (369 votes since 24 Jul 06) 4% (14) 7% (26) 89% (329)
Bread (and other yeasty foods) (359 votes since 30 Oct 06) 8% (28) 14% (52) 78% (279)
stomach bug (357 votes since 30 Sep 06) 18% (64) 17% (61) 65% (232)
Dental Desensitizer (357 votes since 14 Jul 06) 4% (16) 9% (33) 86% (308)
piercings (353 votes since 1 Aug 06) 7% (25) 10% (36) 83% (292)
Lack of exercise (350 votes since 18 Oct 06) 7% (25) 26% (92) 67% (233)
Vasculitis (341 votes since 14 Jul 06) 5% (16) 8% (26) 88% (299)
the pill (339 votes since 27 Aug 06) 7% (23) 12% (42) 81% (274)
Concentrated drinks (squash!) its true! (339 votes since 12 Nov 06) 10% (33) 14% (47) 76% (259)
modafinal (325 votes since 1 Aug 06) 2% (7) 4% (14) 94% (304)
following dentl surgery (324 votes since 6 Jan 07) 18% (59) 12% (40) 69% (225)
Oral Lichen Planus (321 votes since 9 Jan 07) 7% (23) 11% (35) 82% (263)
Pistachio (320 votes since 4 Jan 07) 6% (19) 6% (18) 88% (283)
Immunosupression med after transplant (302 votes since 7 Nov 06) 8% (25) 7% (21) 85% (256)
dentist (297 votes since 30 Apr 07) 16% (48) 16% (49) 67% (200)
sunburn to lips (297 votes since 5 Feb 07) 9% (27) 8% (25) 82% (245)
Peanut butter (293 votes since 11 May 07) 6% (19) 8% (22) 86% (252)
Wellbutrin (prescription) (290 votes since 29 Nov 06) 2% (6) 6% (16) 92% (268)
OCD (Eating Mouth) (283 votes since 29 Mar 07) 16% (45) 12% (34) 72% (204)
Anti Snoring Spray (278 votes since 28 Dec 06) 2% (5) 4% (10) 95% (263)
Anything w/ the food dye: Yellow #6 (278 votes since 30 Mar 07) 4% (11) 8% (23) 88% (244)
Gum shield to prevent teeth grinding (277 votes since 18 Apr 07) 8% (21) 12% (32) 81% (224)
raw tomatoes (254 votes since 14 Nov 07) 21% (54) 25% (63) 54% (137)
Red 40 food coloring (248 votes since 13 Jun 07) 5% (13) 7% (17) 88% (218)
Change in Altitude (lower oxygen) (244 votes since 6 Jul 07) 5% (13) 4% (9) 91% (222)
Sucralose (Splenda) (241 votes since 28 Jul 07) 4% (10) 8% (20) 88% (211)
Tissue Damage in the Mouth before (241 votes since 31 Jan 08) 46% (112) 20% (48) 34% (81)
BEFORE a cold/sore throat (231 votes since 25 Nov 07) 33% (76) 21% (49) 46% (106)
Biting of inside of mouth and lip (230 votes since 5 Apr 09) 70% (161) 13% (29) 17% (40)
cutting gums with toothbrush (230 votes since 4 Jan 08) 38% (88) 21% (48) 41% (94)
Neurofen/Ibuprofen (227 votes since 11 Oct 07) 11% (26) 7% (16) 81% (185)
Sulfa antibiotics (195 votes since 21 Oct 07) 9% (18) 5% (9) 86% (168)
crisps/chips (especially with 622 flavor (193 votes since 11 Mar 08) 18% (34) 20% (39) 62% (120)
FRUITY BROWN SAUCE (192 votes since 3 Jan 08) 9% (17) 11% (21) 80% (154)
Mouth shut and still for many hours (190 votes since 9 Jan 08) 9% (18) 14% (27) 76% (145)
mint (189 votes since 9 Feb 08) 6% (12) 8% (16) 85% (161)
sinusitus (188 votes since 22 Jan 08) 9% (17) 17% (32) 74% (139)
mirena iud (187 votes since 28 Oct 07) 4% (7) 4% (7) 93% (173)
onions (182 votes since 29 Feb 08) 5% (9) 11% (20) 84% (153)
chocolate (175 votes since 4 Aug 08) 15% (27) 23% (41) 61% (107)
Blue cheese (174 votes since 9 Feb 08) 4% (7) 6% (10) 90% (157)
HOT WEATHER (171 votes since 26 Mar 08) 5% (8) 9% (15) 87% (148)
blackcurrent liquorice boiled sweets (161 votes since 23 Mar 08) 7% (12) 11% (18) 81% (131)
excessive alcohol consumption (160 votes since 21 Jul 08) 17% (27) 15% (24) 68% (109)
Guava fruit (160 votes since 11 Mar 08) 6% (9) 11% (18) 83% (133)
gluten (159 votes since 30 Mar 08) 12% (19) 8% (12) 81% (128)
Multiple Sclerosis (158 votes since 8 Jan 08) 5% (8) 5% (8) 90% (142)
restless tongue (157 votes since 28 Mar 08) 9% (14) 16% (25) 75% (118)
Cheese (156 votes since 18 Jul 08) 7% (11) 7% (11) 86% (134)
Pizza (heated cheese) (154 votes since 18 Jul 08) 10% (15) 9% (14) 81% (125)
Glandular Fever (149 votes since 17 Apr 08) 15% (23) 15% (23) 69% (103)
Citrus Fruits (147 votes since 19 Jun 09) 25% (37) 32% (47) 43% (63)
during pill sugar strip (during period) (147 votes since 2 Apr 08) 6% (9) 6% (9) 88% (129)
Licking / biting lips (146 votes since 10 Jan 09) 36% (52) 15% (22) 49% (72)
Codiene (144 votes since 4 Jul 08) 4% (6) 8% (11) 88% (127)
dentist- local anaesthetic (puncture) (140 votes since 8 Sep 08) 17% (24) 12% (17) 71% (99)
Hormone Replacement Therapy (138 votes since 25 May 08) 7% (10) 5% (7) 88% (121)
Salt And Vinegar Potato chips (136 votes since 19 May 09) 15% (20) 37% (50) 49% (66)
coeliac disease (133 votes since 21 Jul 08) 13% (17) 5% (6) 83% (110)
Lack of sleep (131 votes since 25 Jan 10) 40% (53) 28% (37) 31% (41)
After / During Suffering Sore Throat (129 votes since 16 Apr 09) 26% (33) 19% (25) 55% (71)
balsamic vinegar (125 votes since 10 Jun 09) 7% (9) 33% (41) 60% (75)
cox-2 antiinflammatories (124 votes since 23 Sep 08) 7% (9) 4% (5) 89% (110)
natural fruit acid (122 votes since 15 Jun 09) 21% (26) 21% (26) 57% (70)
naproxen anti inflammatory drug (118 votes since 31 Dec 08) 11% (13) 8% (9) 81% (96)
lemonade (116 votes since 20 Aug 09) 14% (16) 23% (27) 63% (73)
Too much meat (beef, pork, chicken) (115 votes since 17 Apr 09) 3% (3) 8% (9) 90% (103)
haribo sweets (112 votes since 2 May 09) 8% (9) 14% (16) 78% (87)
SOY (111 votes since 28 Mar 09) 8% (9) 11% (12) 81% (90)
chilli peppers (109 votes since 3 Nov 09) 11% (12) 27% (29) 62% (68)
cherries (109 votes since 12 Aug 09) 7% (8) 12% (13) 81% (88)
Very spicy / hot food with chilli (107 votes since 9 Mar 10) 16% (17) 33% (35) 51% (55)
Having Dental Surgery (107 votes since 22 Jul 09) 30% (32) 9% (10) 61% (65)
Allergic reaction (105 votes since 3 Jul 09) 26% (27) 12% (13) 62% (65)
Amlodipine tablets (100 votes since 20 May 09) 4% (4) 7% (7) 89% (89)
Auto-immune diseases (98 votes since 12 Feb 10) 37% (36) 9% (9) 54% (53)
Vitamin C (97 votes since 10 Nov 09) 13% (13) 9% (9) 77% (75)
Biting nails (97 votes since 9 Jan 10) 12% (12) 13% (13) 74% (72)
Grapefruit, lime (94 votes since 3 Mar 10) 18% (17) 29% (27) 53% (50)
Tongue piercing (94 votes since 1 Aug 09) 10% (9) 9% (8) 82% (77)
strawberries, nectarines, peaches, kaki (94 votes since 24 May 10) 14% (13) 23% (22) 63% (59)
Almonds definitely inc extract in cakes (93 votes since 20 Nov 09) 8% (7) 5% (5) 87% (81)
oestrogen levels female (92 votes since 20 Sep 09) 14% (13) 17% (16) 68% (63)
GERD (acid reflux) (89 votes since 16 Jan 10) 13% (12) 17% (15) 70% (62)
regular alcohol consumption (88 votes since 24 Apr 10) 17% (15) 11% (10) 72% (63)
Quinine (Tonic water) (87 votes since 10 Feb 10) 2% (2) 11% (10) 86% (75)
msg (87 votes since 16 Feb 10) 10% (9) 11% (10) 78% (68)
High Sugar Intake- (87 votes since 14 May 10) 17% (15) 20% (17) 63% (55)
Antiobiotics (general) (82 votes since 15 Apr 10) 17% (14) 9% (7) 74% (61)
behcets syndrome (82 votes since 29 Jan 10) 17% (14) 2% (2) 80% (66)
Systemic Yeast Infection (81 votes since 24 Feb 10) 12% (10) 12% (10) 75% (61)
cheese (80 votes since 27 May 10) 5% (4) 10% (8) 85% (68)
Seasonal (78 votes since 30 Apr 10) 6% (5) 13% (10) 81% (63)
Chlorine (pool water) (77 votes since 20 May 10) 6% (5) 6% (5) 87% (67)
H. Pylori (76 votes since 21 Mar 10) 5% (4) 8% (6) 87% (66)
Iced Tea (regular or excessive) (74 votes since 29 Jul 10) 1% (1) 9% (7) 89% (66)
Dry mouth due to prescribed medications (73 votes since 22 Jul 10) 22% (16) 12% (9) 66% (48)
Wheat (73 votes since 24 Jun 10) 11% (8) 7% (5) 82% (60)
Lichenoid Reaction ie allergies (72 votes since 27 Apr 10) 13% (9) 6% (4) 82% (59)
Hi Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) (70 votes since 15 Jun 10) 10% (7) 7% (5) 83% (58)
poor oral care, diet, gingivitusk stress (70 votes since 15 Jul 10) 21% (15) 24% (17) 54% (38)
Anything fermented (69 votes since 3 Jun 10) 7% (5) 13% (9) 80% (55)
worry (69 votes since 10 Feb 11) 43% (30) 29% (20) 28% (19)
Soy (containing Wheat) (65 votes since 5 Aug 10) 12% (8) 8% (5) 80% (52)
menstrual migranes (61 votes since 19 Jun 10) 16% (10) 8% (5) 75% (46)
Allergy to any fruit (57 votes since 23 Nov 10) 26% (15) 11% (6) 63% (36)
Constipation or Bowl irregularities (54 votes since 3 Nov 10) 11% (6) 11% (6) 78% (42)
cinnamon gum (52 votes since 25 Mar 11) 10% (5) 17% (9) 73% (38)
Cinnamon, Sodium Bernzoate,Benzoic Acid (50 votes since 11 Mar 11) 14% (7) 10% (5) 76% (38)
after an attack of Raynaud's Phenomenon (50 votes since 23 Oct 10) 4% (2) 8% (4) 88% (44)
Bulimia (49 votes since 17 Nov 10) 12% (6) 8% (4) 80% (39)
QUITTING SMOKING (46 votes since 15 Jun 11) 13% (6) 7% (3) 80% (37)
Ear Infection (45 votes since 11 Jun 11) 11% (5) 9% (4) 80% (36)
Dairy products - high amine only (45 votes since 15 Jun 11) 9% (4) 7% (3) 84% (38)
any flavoured spicy coated crisps. (43 votes since 21 Sep 11) 23% (10) 9% (4) 67% (29)
ear infections/antibiotics (42 votes since 26 Jun 11) 17% (7) 12% (5) 71% (30)
pemphigus vulgaris (41 votes since 9 Apr 11) 7% (3) 5% (2) 88% (36)
SLS in toothpastes (40 votes since 11 Jun 12) 33% (13) 25% (10) 43% (17)
Diabetes medications (39 votes since 2 Jun 11) 3% (1) 10% (4) 87% (34)
sweeteners (34 votes since 12 Nov 11) 12% (4) 3% (1) 85% (29)
sugar sweetened cereal (33 votes since 30 Jan 12) 9% (3) 6% (2) 85% (28)
constipation (33 votes since 12 Nov 11) 9% (3) 3% (1) 88% (29)
Ibuprofen taken for consecutive days (32 votes since 1 Nov 12) 28% (9) 6% (2) 66% (21)
acidity in stomach (32 votes since 3 Apr 12) 9% (3) 22% (7) 69% (22)
Any toothpaste with whitening in it (31 votes since 21 Mar 12) 10% (3) 16% (5) 74% (23)
tonsilitis (29 votes since 14 Jul 12) 21% (6) 17% (5) 62% (18)
diet ( lacking in fruit and vegetaBles (29 votes since 16 Mar 13) 17% (5) 14% (4) 69% (20)
HPV Human Papilloma Virus, Oral (27 votes since 8 May 12) 19% (5) 7% (2) 74% (20)
Herpes (25 votes since 12 Sep 12) 32% (8) 8% (2) 60% (15)
A virus..fatigue first.. swollen gland (25 votes since 5 Apr 13) 24% (6) 16% (4) 60% (15)
surfactants (25 votes since 30 Jul 12) 12% (3) 8% (2) 80% (20)
sesame oil (23 votes since 8 Jan 13) 4% (1) 4% (1) 91% (21)
acidic body ph: from sugar,dairy,wheat (22 votes since 1 Nov 12) 9% (2) 5% (1) 86% (19)
abrasions from dental hygienist (22 votes since 8 Apr 13) 41% (9) 23% (5) 36% (8)
Potatoes (they turn to sugar) (21 votes since 14 Jan 14) 10% (2) 0% (0) 90% (19)
White wine, should be here but cannot fi (20 votes since 1 Jan 14) 15% (3) 0% (0) 85% (17)
Dermatitis herpetiformis/coeliac disease (20 votes since 25 Mar 13) 20% (4) 0% (0) 80% (16)
too much oral B vitamin (20 votes since 8 Apr 13) 15% (3) 0% (0) 85% (17)
CGD Carrier (20 votes since 5 Dec 12) 5% (1) 5% (1) 90% (18)
L-Arginine (20 votes since 28 Jan 13) 5% (1) 5% (1) 90% (18)
Jelly Belly candies (19 votes since 7 Nov 13) 5% (1) 11% (2) 84% (16)
Xanthan Gum (18 votes since 6 Mar 14) 11% (2) 0% (0) 89% (16)
amalgam dental fillings (18 votes since 17 Jan 14) 6% (1) 0% (0) 94% (17)
Rocket herb (18 votes since 16 Oct 13) 6% (1) 0% (0) 94% (17)
electronic cigarettes (17 votes since 7 May 13) 6% (1) 6% (1) 88% (15)
Sjogren's Syndrome (17 votes since 17 Apr 13) 12% (2) 0% (0) 88% (15)
Chewing of tobacco i.e. Gutkha etc, etc (16 votes since 3 Oct 13) 0% (0) 0% (0) 100% (16)
Pure fruit juice (16 votes since 8 Apr 15) 13% (2) 19% (3) 69% (11)
sangria (14 votes since 11 Jul 15) 7% (1) 7% (1) 86% (12)
candida (14 votes since 24 Mar 15) 14% (2) 7% (1) 79% (11)
Nicorandil (angina drug) (13 votes since 2 Mar 15) 8% (1) 0% (0) 92% (12)
Vitamin B and folic acid deficiency (13 votes since 29 Oct 15) 38% (5) 8% (1) 54% (7)
SOY AND GLUTEN (12 votes since 4 Aug 15) 8% (1) 0% (0) 92% (11)
Black beans (12 votes since 28 Sep 15) 8% (1) 0% (0) 92% (11)
Polo Mints (11 votes since 28 Dec 15) 18% (2) 9% (1) 73% (8)