What Causes Mouth Ulcers?

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

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