What Causes Mouth Ulcers?

Public survey, 280295 votes for 403 causes since October 2002.

403 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 (10851 votes since 19 Nov 02) 41% (4498) 23% (2452) 36% (3901)
Chocolate (3979 votes since 30 Dec 02) 12% (495) 22% (879) 65% (2605)
Lack of sleep (or poor sleep) (3403 votes since 27 Sep 02) 38% (1295) 40% (1349) 22% (759)
Stress (3224 votes since 27 Sep 02) 65% (2082) 26% (839) 9% (303)
Sweets (2991 votes since 15 Jan 03) 12% (351) 25% (739) 64% (1901)
Acidic foods & drinks (2560 votes since 23 Feb 03) 26% (672) 32% (814) 42% (1074)
Toothpaste with SLS (2462 votes since 27 Sep 02) 14% (355) 39% (957) 47% (1150)
Orange juice (2436 votes since 27 Sep 02) 20% (480) 32% (784) 48% (1172)
Pineapple (2385 votes since 15 Jan 03) 16% (385) 23% (539) 61% (1461)
Digestiive disorder (intestinal) (2304 votes since 14 Apr 03) 9% (214) 25% (572) 66% (1518)
Bacteria (2281 votes since 23 Nov 02) 29% (669) 44% (995) 27% (617)
Tomatoes (2278 votes since 8 Nov 02) 18% (404) 27% (609) 56% (1265)
Generally run down (2268 votes since 9 Feb 03) 62% (1406) 25% (566) 13% (296)
Lack of Vitamin B (2156 votes since 14 Nov 02) 18% (384) 50% (1084) 32% (688)
Fizzy drinks (2123 votes since 26 Jan 03) 8% (163) 23% (486) 69% (1474)
Salad Cream (2119 votes since 17 Oct 02) 4% (83) 14% (303) 82% (1733)
Detergent (left on plates/cutlery etc) (2069 votes since 23 Oct 02) 3% (59) 19% (391) 78% (1619)
Hormonal cycle (2065 votes since 27 Nov 02) 22% (461) 34% (701) 44% (903)
Sleeping with mouth open (2022 votes since 2 Mar 03) 9% (184) 29% (583) 62% (1255)
Zinc deficiency (2016 votes since 14 Nov 02) 13% (258) 51% (1025) 36% (733)
Chewing gum (2015 votes since 6 Jan 03) 9% (183) 18% (366) 73% (1466)
Fatty foods (2006 votes since 26 Mar 03) 5% (92) 18% (371) 77% (1543)
Peanuts (1993 votes since 30 Dec 02) 6% (128) 16% (320) 78% (1545)
After a cold (1991 votes since 26 Jan 03) 24% (478) 37% (740) 39% (773)
Red wine (1985 votes since 25 Nov 02) 5% (104) 19% (387) 75% (1494)
Onions (1984 votes since 26 Nov 02) 3% (60) 14% (286) 83% (1638)
Prelude to another illness (1951 votes since 29 Jan 03) 27% (524) 36% (705) 37% (722)
Eggs (1939 votes since 11 Jan 03) 2% (34) 8% (152) 90% (1753)
Citric acid (1911 votes since 4 Mar 03) 22% (427) 27% (517) 51% (967)
Pollution/fumes (1903 votes since 25 Nov 02) 3% (52) 21% (409) 76% (1442)
Burns or scalds to mouth (1894 votes since 24 Jan 06) 28% (532) 26% (496) 46% (866)
Giving up smoking (1846 votes since 25 Feb 03) 10% (181) 12% (229) 78% (1436)
anti-inflammatory drugs (1811 votes since 27 Jan 03) 7% (127) 22% (405) 71% (1279)
Genetic pre-disposition (1783 votes since 23 Feb 03) 29% (512) 29% (521) 42% (750)
Iron deficiency (1748 votes since 19 Feb 03) 13% (231) 44% (774) 43% (743)
Aluminium (1733 votes since 15 Jul 03) 3% (55) 14% (250) 82% (1428)
Folic Acid deficiency (1725 votes since 14 Feb 03) 9% (149) 40% (685) 52% (891)
Having a Brace or Dental treatment (1711 votes since 6 Apr 03) 35% (594) 22% (381) 43% (736)
Drop In Immune System (1697 votes since 20 Apr 03) 48% (822) 34% (573) 18% (302)
Wheat, rye or barley (1688 votes since 22 Feb 03) 5% (78) 16% (265) 80% (1345)
sodium valproate (1668 votes since 20 Jan 03) 3% (49) 23% (379) 74% (1240)
Throat infection that moved to mouth (1661 votes since 6 Apr 03) 24% (396) 31% (513) 45% (752)
Diaretics (Caffiene, Alcohol, Heat!) (1658 votes since 25 Mar 03) 9% (141) 27% (454) 64% (1063)
Bananas (1652 votes since 28 Mar 03) 5% (89) 13% (219) 81% (1344)
Spicy Foods (Curries) (1645 votes since 19 Apr 03) 12% (200) 23% (372) 65% (1073)
Kiwi fruit (1643 votes since 24 Mar 03) 8% (135) 17% (282) 75% (1226)
Oral Sex (1642 votes since 15 Apr 03) 11% (174) 19% (304) 71% (1164)
Glandular fever (1630 votes since 10 May 03) 12% (198) 26% (424) 62% (1008)
Crohn’s Disease (1618 votes since 14 Feb 03) 6% (103) 24% (384) 70% (1131)
Reaction to Antibiotics (1575 votes since 6 Apr 03) 13% (198) 26% (404) 62% (973)
marmite (1575 votes since 21 Mar 03) 2% (35) 11% (169) 87% (1371)
Herpes simplex (1547 votes since 19 Jul 03) 13% (201) 24% (374) 63% (972)
Vitamin C deficiency (1532 votes since 27 Dec 03) 16% (239) 42% (649) 42% (644)
Manual teeth brushing (1524 votes since 30 Apr 03) 16% (249) 30% (460) 53% (815)
Behcets Disease (1486 votes since 12 Mar 03) 4% (64) 19% (278) 77% (1144)
Smoking (1429 votes since 25 Apr 03) 10% (149) 18% (259) 71% (1021)
Dirty fingers in mouth (1406 votes since 11 May 04) 13% (179) 26% (365) 61% (862)
Nuts or seeds (1402 votes since 11 May 03) 6% (85) 17% (233) 77% (1084)
Intolerance to foods with yeast in (1402 votes since 25 Apr 03) 7% (105) 22% (315) 70% (982)
During a cold or flu (1399 votes since 30 Jun 03) 35% (486) 32% (450) 33% (463)
Lack of Health (vitamin defficiency (1398 votes since 11 Jun 03) 35% (491) 34% (481) 30% (426)
White wine (1396 votes since 12 May 03) 6% (77) 16% (217) 79% (1102)
SALT (1384 votes since 5 Jun 03) 9% (118) 26% (356) 66% (910)
Coke - not just any fizzy drink (1383 votes since 25 May 03) 9% (126) 20% (270) 71% (987)
Yeast infection candida (1367 votes since 3 May 03) 10% (132) 22% (299) 68% (936)
Sodium Benzonate (soft/fizzy drinks) (1366 votes since 6 May 03) 8% (108) 21% (287) 71% (971)
soy sauce (1358 votes since 9 May 03) 4% (54) 16% (217) 80% (1087)
Anxiety (1353 votes since 11 Sep 03) 43% (580) 33% (450) 24% (323)
Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME (1338 votes since 10 May 03) 15% (202) 28% (372) 57% (764)
Apples (1313 votes since 13 Jun 03) 7% (89) 14% (178) 80% (1046)
irregular brushing of teeth? (1313 votes since 27 Jun 03) 19% (243) 31% (407) 50% (663)
Lupus (1308 votes since 25 Apr 03) 7% (89) 17% (217) 77% (1002)
Raw walnuts (1269 votes since 13 Jun 03) 7% (84) 10% (132) 83% (1053)
Dehydration (1264 votes since 3 Jul 03) 14% (175) 31% (396) 55% (693)
Depression (1263 votes since 19 Aug 03) 27% (342) 38% (479) 35% (442)
Biscuits and bread etc (1258 votes since 20 Jun 03) 5% (65) 14% (171) 81% (1022)
Ulcerative Colitis (1257 votes since 12 May 03) 8% (97) 23% (293) 69% (867)
Hunger (low blood sugar?) (1244 votes since 25 Jun 03) 7% (90) 22% (275) 71% (879)
Passive smoking (1244 votes since 11 Jun 03) 6% (69) 15% (189) 79% (986)
Poor dental/mouth hygiene (1231 votes since 6 Sep 03) 31% (377) 35% (429) 35% (425)
Calcium deficiency (1229 votes since 30 May 03) 3% (43) 26% (324) 70% (862)
Celiac disease (1203 votes since 16 Jul 03) 6% (74) 17% (201) 77% (928)
Full mouth dentures (1196 votes since 17 Jun 03) 13% (157) 18% (220) 68% (819)
Vinegar (1186 votes since 24 Jul 03) 8% (95) 24% (281) 68% (810)
Birth Control Pills (1183 votes since 13 Sep 03) 5% (57) 19% (224) 76% (902)
Food Allergy (1177 votes since 5 Aug 03) 20% (238) 27% (319) 53% (620)
Oranges (1168 votes since 26 Oct 03) 21% (244) 24% (278) 55% (646)
Over-exercising (1162 votes since 24 Jul 03) 4% (49) 10% (120) 85% (993)
plums (1157 votes since 22 Jul 03) 4% (50) 11% (129) 85% (978)
Lip balms (1156 votes since 19 Apr 04) 4% (42) 11% (126) 85% (988)
suttons disease (1147 votes since 9 Jun 03) 2% (28) 16% (186) 81% (933)
illegal drug use (speed) (1145 votes since 30 Jun 03) 10% (110) 15% (175) 75% (860)
strawberries (1123 votes since 17 Sep 03) 10% (115) 17% (189) 73% (819)
Sorbitol -often found in gum, mints etc (1112 votes since 25 Jul 03) 6% (65) 18% (199) 76% (848)
Paracetamol (1102 votes since 31 Jul 03) 3% (28) 13% (142) 85% (932)
Nicorette (stop smoking gum) (1102 votes since 11 Jul 03) 5% (56) 10% (111) 85% (935)
Tomato Ketchup (1098 votes since 26 Oct 03) 14% (153) 21% (235) 65% (710)
Gastric reflux (1097 votes since 25 Jun 04) 15% (168) 25% (272) 60% (657)
Wisdom teeth / dental problems (1094 votes since 14 Sep 03) 26% (285) 24% (263) 50% (546)
Kissing (1084 votes since 4 Nov 03) 7% (75) 18% (192) 75% (817)
Class A drug use - Cocaine (1076 votes since 22 Jul 03) 8% (84) 13% (142) 79% (850)
Milk and dairy products (1075 votes since 22 Jan 06) 5% (55) 16% (172) 79% (848)
Before period (females) hormonal change (1073 votes since 30 Oct 03) 22% (240) 26% (275) 52% (558)
Losing temper / anger (1061 votes since 1 Nov 03) 13% (137) 25% (262) 62% (662)
parodontological treatment (1049 votes since 25 Jul 03) 7% (75) 17% (178) 76% (796)
Beer (1014 votes since 27 Nov 03) 5% (55) 12% (121) 83% (838)
Fungal Cause (998 votes since 10 Oct 03) 9% (94) 23% (225) 68% (679)
grapefruit (997 votes since 21 Jan 04) 17% (171) 21% (212) 62% (614)
Champagne (991 votes since 20 Nov 03) 4% (40) 10% (103) 86% (848)
hand, foot, mouth disease (989 votes since 14 Sep 03) 11% (109) 13% (131) 76% (749)
Low B12 in blood work (985 votes since 2 Dec 03) 15% (144) 33% (325) 52% (516)
Braces (967 votes since 31 Mar 05) 28% (273) 17% (161) 55% (533)
Virus (958 votes since 27 Dec 04) 19% (185) 29% (275) 52% (498)
monosodiumglutamate MSG (952 votes since 23 Oct 03) 5% (46) 19% (180) 76% (726)
Asthma inhalers (936 votes since 8 Feb 04) 5% (47) 13% (123) 82% (766)
diabetes (932 votes since 4 Nov 03) 5% (45) 16% (147) 79% (740)
too much rich food (930 votes since 2 Jan 04) 8% (76) 20% (186) 72% (668)
Antibiotics from Cancer surgery (927 votes since 18 Oct 03) 6% (52) 13% (116) 82% (759)
Holiday break from work (923 votes since 27 Dec 03) 5% (47) 12% (110) 83% (766)
red meat (915 votes since 28 Jan 04) 2% (22) 9% (86) 88% (807)
Melon (907 votes since 16 Feb 04) 6% (55) 12% (113) 81% (739)
ketchup or mayanaise (907 votes since 5 Mar 04) 11% (97) 16% (142) 74% (668)
After finals or midterms (900 votes since 26 Jan 04) 13% (119) 22% (196) 65% (585)
Strong coffee (887 votes since 28 Mar 04) 7% (59) 18% (157) 76% (671)
Sugar and too much sugary food (866 votes since 10 Aug 04) 18% (158) 26% (224) 56% (484)
Olives (862 votes since 5 Mar 04) 2% (17) 8% (72) 90% (773)
Strong Tea (860 votes since 6 Apr 04) 4% (32) 14% (117) 83% (711)
Aspartame (850 votes since 10 Feb 04) 4% (37) 16% (133) 80% (680)
Blackcurrent (849 votes since 9 Mar 04) 3% (29) 11% (94) 86% (726)
Menopause (833 votes since 10 Feb 04) 5% (38) 15% (123) 81% (672)
Hereditary (parents & children suffer) (828 votes since 28 Oct 04) 34% (285) 25% (203) 41% (340)
Cinnamon (822 votes since 12 Aug 04) 5% (42) 12% (95) 83% (685)
Losec (Omeprazole) (819 votes since 25 Jan 04) 2% (14) 13% (103) 86% (702)
TMJ/teeth grinding (798 votes since 18 Aug 04) 16% (129) 25% (201) 59% (468)
Glucose syrup (795 votes since 6 Apr 04) 3% (22) 11% (90) 86% (683)
Ice Pops (795 votes since 14 May 04) 4% (34) 10% (81) 86% (680)
Mercury tooth fillings (794 votes since 19 May 04) 5% (43) 18% (140) 77% (611)
Malaria profilaxis, Paludrin (793 votes since 22 Feb 04) 3% (20) 11% (86) 87% (687)
Lemons (785 votes since 7 Jan 05) 18% (142) 23% (179) 59% (464)
Alpha-linolenic acid (782 votes since 4 Mar 04) 4% (28) 14% (113) 82% (641)
Pregnancy (781 votes since 22 Apr 04) 5% (40) 14% (107) 81% (634)
MSG (monosodium glutamate) (778 votes since 1 May 04) 6% (49) 16% (122) 78% (607)
when glands play up (765 votes since 16 Sep 04) 14% (106) 27% (204) 59% (455)
sensitive skin inside & out? (763 votes since 21 Sep 04) 14% (109) 26% (200) 60% (454)
Lips too dry (763 votes since 15 Dec 04) 12% (88) 25% (193) 63% (482)
After period (females) hormonal change (760 votes since 9 Nov 04) 20% (154) 26% (201) 53% (405)
Regurgitating and/or Vomiting (758 votes since 26 Aug 04) 10% (76) 21% (159) 69% (523)
playing a musical instrument (i.e.flute (755 votes since 31 Aug 04) 6% (44) 11% (86) 83% (625)
Gluten (751 votes since 18 Aug 04) 7% (54) 14% (103) 79% (594)
hot peppers (741 votes since 9 Dec 04) 9% (67) 18% (137) 72% (537)
avocado (732 votes since 12 Nov 04) 2% (16) 7% (51) 91% (665)
ph balance in mouth (717 votes since 18 Jan 05) 18% (131) 36% (259) 46% (327)
Lack Of Veg (711 votes since 10 Feb 05) 13% (92) 29% (205) 58% (414)
Tothpaste with Flouride (704 votes since 4 Feb 05) 7% (52) 25% (177) 67% (475)
SHORT BLOOD PRES. ELEVATION , ANGER (700 votes since 28 Nov 04) 10% (73) 19% (134) 70% (493)
dried fruits (as in fruit cake) (695 votes since 13 Jan 05) 5% (38) 9% (64) 85% (593)
After surgery (694 votes since 30 Nov 04) 10% (66) 17% (119) 73% (509)
Catching them from someone else (691 votes since 14 Jun 05) 11% (73) 12% (83) 77% (535)
Physically & mentally exhausted (691 votes since 2 Aug 05) 47% (322) 31% (211) 23% (158)
air conditioning (687 votes since 30 Jan 05) 3% (21) 16% (113) 80% (553)
excessive dieting (686 votes since 23 Dec 04) 6% (41) 16% (113) 78% (532)
auto-immune disease (hypothyroid) (680 votes since 18 Jan 05) 13% (88) 19% (130) 68% (462)
Meat Of All Kind (680 votes since 10 Feb 05) 3% (18) 9% (61) 88% (601)
L-Term effect of childhood mononucleosis (657 votes since 27 Dec 04) 3% (22) 15% (97) 82% (538)
General anaesthetic (656 votes since 18 Jan 05) 5% (34) 13% (84) 82% (538)
yoghurt (651 votes since 3 May 05) 3% (18) 12% (76) 86% (557)
sulphides (647 votes since 13 Jan 05) 4% (25) 15% (94) 82% (528)
feeling mentally and physically low (639 votes since 24 Aug 05) 42% (269) 28% (181) 30% (189)
use of anti-coagulants (637 votes since 18 Jan 05) 2% (15) 12% (74) 86% (548)
Pesticide residues on fruit (623 votes since 6 Mar 05) 4% (27) 20% (124) 76% (472)
Not eating enough fruit (615 votes since 29 Jun 05) 12% (73) 33% (201) 55% (341)
fever (614 votes since 7 May 05) 13% (81) 23% (141) 64% (392)
Dry Mouth (609 votes since 15 Jun 05) 15% (91) 25% (154) 60% (364)
Anaemia/low levels of stored iron (600 votes since 25 May 05) 14% (86) 31% (185) 55% (329)
Cancer Treatment - Chemotherapy (597 votes since 28 Mar 05) 11% (67) 13% (76) 76% (454)
vegetarian diet (581 votes since 9 May 05) 3% (19) 10% (60) 86% (502)
benzoates (579 votes since 8 Apr 05) 4% (25) 14% (81) 82% (473)
Using a new toothbrush (577 votes since 4 Jul 05) 10% (56) 19% (107) 72% (414)
Artificial flavors colors & preservative (573 votes since 14 Jun 05) 6% (34) 19% (108) 75% (431)
Sodium Lauryl/Lauryth Sulfate (560 votes since 26 Aug 05) 16% (92) 20% (114) 63% (354)
Licking envelopes (552 votes since 3 Aug 05) 6% (32) 16% (90) 78% (430)
Nicorette (stop smoking patches) (552 votes since 30 Apr 05) 3% (16) 7% (40) 90% (496)
lollipops (540 votes since 2 Sep 05) 11% (58) 17% (93) 72% (389)
soy lethecin (471) (538 votes since 14 Jun 05) 3% (17) 11% (57) 86% (464)
skittles (537 votes since 2 Sep 05) 12% (66) 14% (76) 74% (395)
vitamin b2 deficiency (532 votes since 1 Sep 05) 15% (78) 36% (190) 50% (264)
certain strong cheddar cheeses (531 votes since 18 Sep 05) 5% (28) 15% (82) 79% (421)
cancer (524 votes since 5 Jun 05) 9% (45) 15% (77) 77% (402)
werthers originals (522 votes since 23 Aug 05) 5% (26) 12% (63) 83% (433)
airplane travel (521 votes since 27 Aug 05) 6% (29) 10% (53) 84% (439)
prescribed drugs (514 votes since 19 Sep 05) 10% (49) 20% (104) 70% (361)
L-Lysene Deficiency (514 votes since 3 Sep 05) 9% (46) 24% (125) 67% (343)
cannabis use (illegal) (513 votes since 6 Aug 05) 5% (26) 9% (45) 86% (442)
Spicy, hot food (494 votes since 1 Apr 06) 15% (72) 24% (118) 62% (304)
pressure at work (491 votes since 2 Jun 06) 31% (154) 33% (161) 36% (176)
Pill jaw (Ecstacy use - ILLEGAL) (488 votes since 9 Aug 05) 8% (39) 9% (43) 83% (406)
Worry over forthcoming event (485 votes since 11 May 06) 36% (175) 30% (144) 34% (166)
Already having ulcers (i.e Multiplying) (481 votes since 22 Sep 06) 51% (246) 28% (133) 21% (102)
Overactive immune system (479 votes since 10 Nov 05) 12% (56) 20% (98) 68% (325)
Indigestion (469 votes since 24 Nov 05) 8% (39) 21% (98) 71% (332)
Garlic (468 votes since 15 Mar 06) 2% (11) 12% (57) 85% (400)
Fizzy Sherbert (alone or coating sweets) (467 votes since 6 Jan 06) 11% (53) 15% (71) 73% (343)
Radiotheraphy (462 votes since 1 Oct 05) 7% (31) 12% (54) 82% (377)
Illegal drugs - magic mushrooms (458 votes since 28 Sep 05) 4% (18) 9% (43) 87% (397)
Overactive Salivery Glands (458 votes since 24 Nov 05) 6% (26) 19% (89) 75% (343)
lip gloss (455 votes since 21 Feb 06) 4% (20) 13% (60) 82% (375)
Wine gums (452 votes since 15 Feb 06) 6% (25) 10% (46) 84% (381)
Salt (441 votes since 1 Jul 06) 9% (38) 22% (98) 69% (305)
Cerebral Palsy - muscular tension (440 votes since 2 Nov 05) 3% (11) 10% (46) 87% (383)
Sour Candy ie Sour Patch Kids (440 votes since 12 Apr 06) 15% (68) 20% (90) 64% (282)
Smoking cigars (435 votes since 8 Dec 05) 8% (33) 9% (40) 83% (362)
Advil (427 votes since 3 Mar 06) 4% (16) 9% (40) 87% (371)
Allergies (426 votes since 16 May 06) 22% (93) 22% (95) 56% (238)
worrying over phobia/getting worked up (425 votes since 5 Aug 06) 28% (119) 29% (125) 43% (181)
Being intensely upset for short time (415 votes since 11 Sep 06) 32% (132) 24% (99) 44% (184)
Passion Fruit (413 votes since 26 May 06) 6% (25) 15% (60) 79% (328)
Licorice (405 votes since 18 Apr 06) 3% (13) 9% (38) 87% (354)
Specifically Big Red Cinimmon Gum (404 votes since 11 May 06) 7% (27) 14% (58) 79% (319)
Acid build up - need more protein intake (402 votes since 28 Apr 06) 12% (47) 20% (79) 69% (276)
Tissue drying out during dental work (401 votes since 22 Jun 06) 14% (55) 16% (66) 70% (280)
dr. pepper (398 votes since 2 Jul 06) 7% (28) 9% (37) 84% (333)
methotrexate (396 votes since 26 Feb 06) 5% (18) 7% (27) 89% (351)
Excessive Vitamin C (395 votes since 13 Jun 06) 9% (35) 16% (65) 75% (295)
Worrying about money (392 votes since 22 Sep 06) 28% (111) 28% (111) 43% (170)
chewing tongue (381 votes since 28 Nov 06) 31% (119) 19% (71) 50% (191)
Pop-tarts (379 votes since 13 Jul 06) 3% (13) 10% (39) 86% (327)
straws (suction) (370 votes since 24 Jul 06) 4% (14) 7% (26) 89% (330)
Bread (and other yeasty foods) (360 votes since 30 Oct 06) 8% (28) 15% (53) 78% (279)
stomach bug (358 votes since 30 Sep 06) 18% (64) 17% (61) 65% (233)
Dental Desensitizer (358 votes since 14 Jul 06) 4% (16) 9% (33) 86% (309)
piercings (354 votes since 1 Aug 06) 7% (25) 10% (36) 83% (293)
Lack of exercise (351 votes since 18 Oct 06) 7% (25) 26% (92) 67% (234)
Vasculitis (342 votes since 14 Jul 06) 5% (16) 8% (26) 88% (300)
the pill (340 votes since 27 Aug 06) 7% (23) 12% (42) 81% (275)
Concentrated drinks (squash!) its true! (340 votes since 12 Nov 06) 10% (33) 14% (47) 76% (260)
modafinal (326 votes since 1 Aug 06) 2% (7) 4% (14) 94% (305)
following dentl surgery (325 votes since 6 Jan 07) 18% (59) 13% (41) 69% (225)
Oral Lichen Planus (322 votes since 9 Jan 07) 7% (23) 11% (35) 82% (264)
Pistachio (321 votes since 4 Jan 07) 6% (19) 6% (18) 88% (284)
Immunosupression med after transplant (303 votes since 7 Nov 06) 8% (25) 7% (21) 85% (257)
dentist (298 votes since 30 Apr 07) 16% (48) 16% (49) 67% (201)
sunburn to lips (298 votes since 5 Feb 07) 9% (27) 8% (25) 83% (246)
Peanut butter (294 votes since 11 May 07) 6% (19) 7% (22) 86% (253)
Wellbutrin (prescription) (292 votes since 29 Nov 06) 2% (6) 5% (16) 92% (270)
OCD (Eating Mouth) (284 votes since 29 Mar 07) 16% (45) 12% (34) 72% (205)
Anti Snoring Spray (279 votes since 28 Dec 06) 2% (5) 4% (10) 95% (264)
Anything w/ the food dye: Yellow #6 (279 votes since 30 Mar 07) 4% (11) 8% (23) 88% (245)
Gum shield to prevent teeth grinding (278 votes since 18 Apr 07) 8% (21) 12% (32) 81% (225)
raw tomatoes (255 votes since 14 Nov 07) 21% (54) 25% (63) 54% (138)
Red 40 food coloring (249 votes since 13 Jun 07) 5% (13) 7% (17) 88% (219)
Change in Altitude (lower oxygen) (245 votes since 6 Jul 07) 5% (13) 4% (9) 91% (223)
Tissue Damage in the Mouth before (243 votes since 31 Jan 08) 47% (113) 20% (49) 33% (81)
Sucralose (Splenda) (242 votes since 28 Jul 07) 4% (10) 8% (20) 88% (212)
Biting of inside of mouth and lip (233 votes since 5 Apr 09) 70% (164) 12% (29) 17% (40)
BEFORE a cold/sore throat (232 votes since 25 Nov 07) 33% (76) 21% (49) 46% (107)
cutting gums with toothbrush (231 votes since 4 Jan 08) 38% (88) 21% (49) 41% (94)
Neurofen/Ibuprofen (228 votes since 11 Oct 07) 11% (26) 7% (16) 82% (186)
Sulfa antibiotics (196 votes since 21 Oct 07) 9% (18) 5% (9) 86% (169)
crisps/chips (especially with 622 flavor (194 votes since 11 Mar 08) 18% (34) 21% (40) 62% (120)
FRUITY BROWN SAUCE (193 votes since 3 Jan 08) 9% (17) 11% (22) 80% (154)
Mouth shut and still for many hours (191 votes since 9 Jan 08) 9% (18) 14% (27) 76% (146)
mint (190 votes since 9 Feb 08) 6% (12) 8% (16) 85% (162)
sinusitus (189 votes since 22 Jan 08) 9% (17) 17% (32) 74% (140)
mirena iud (188 votes since 28 Oct 07) 4% (7) 4% (7) 93% (174)
onions (183 votes since 29 Feb 08) 5% (9) 11% (20) 84% (154)
chocolate (176 votes since 4 Aug 08) 15% (27) 24% (42) 61% (107)
Blue cheese (175 votes since 9 Feb 08) 4% (7) 6% (10) 90% (158)
HOT WEATHER (172 votes since 26 Mar 08) 5% (8) 9% (15) 87% (149)
blackcurrent liquorice boiled sweets (162 votes since 23 Mar 08) 7% (12) 11% (18) 81% (132)
Guava fruit (161 votes since 11 Mar 08) 6% (9) 11% (18) 83% (134)
excessive alcohol consumption (161 votes since 21 Jul 08) 17% (27) 15% (24) 68% (110)
gluten (160 votes since 30 Mar 08) 12% (19) 8% (12) 81% (129)
Multiple Sclerosis (159 votes since 8 Jan 08) 5% (8) 5% (8) 90% (143)
restless tongue (158 votes since 28 Mar 08) 9% (14) 16% (25) 75% (119)
Cheese (156 votes since 18 Jul 08) 7% (11) 7% (11) 86% (134)
Pizza (heated cheese) (155 votes since 18 Jul 08) 10% (15) 10% (15) 81% (125)
Glandular Fever (150 votes since 17 Apr 08) 15% (23) 15% (23) 69% (104)
Citrus Fruits (149 votes since 19 Jun 09) 26% (38) 32% (47) 43% (64)
during pill sugar strip (during period) (148 votes since 2 Apr 08) 6% (9) 6% (9) 88% (130)
Licking / biting lips (148 votes since 10 Jan 09) 36% (53) 16% (23) 49% (72)
Codiene (145 votes since 4 Jul 08) 4% (6) 8% (11) 88% (128)
dentist- local anaesthetic (puncture) (141 votes since 8 Sep 08) 17% (24) 12% (17) 71% (100)
Hormone Replacement Therapy (139 votes since 25 May 08) 7% (10) 5% (7) 88% (122)
Salt And Vinegar Potato chips (138 votes since 19 May 09) 14% (20) 38% (52) 48% (66)
coeliac disease (134 votes since 21 Jul 08) 13% (17) 4% (6) 83% (111)
Lack of sleep (133 votes since 25 Jan 10) 40% (53) 29% (38) 32% (42)
After / During Suffering Sore Throat (130 votes since 16 Apr 09) 25% (33) 19% (25) 55% (72)
balsamic vinegar (126 votes since 10 Jun 09) 7% (9) 33% (42) 60% (75)
cox-2 antiinflammatories (125 votes since 23 Sep 08) 7% (9) 4% (5) 89% (111)
natural fruit acid (124 votes since 15 Jun 09) 22% (27) 21% (26) 57% (71)
naproxen anti inflammatory drug (119 votes since 31 Dec 08) 11% (13) 8% (9) 82% (97)
lemonade (117 votes since 20 Aug 09) 14% (16) 23% (27) 63% (74)
Too much meat (beef, pork, chicken) (116 votes since 17 Apr 09) 3% (3) 8% (9) 90% (104)
haribo sweets (113 votes since 2 May 09) 8% (9) 15% (17) 77% (87)
SOY (112 votes since 28 Mar 09) 8% (9) 11% (12) 81% (91)
cherries (111 votes since 12 Aug 09) 8% (9) 12% (13) 80% (89)
chilli peppers (110 votes since 3 Nov 09) 11% (12) 26% (29) 63% (69)
Having Dental Surgery (109 votes since 22 Jul 09) 30% (33) 9% (10) 61% (66)
Very spicy / hot food with chilli (108 votes since 9 Mar 10) 16% (17) 32% (35) 52% (56)
Allergic reaction (106 votes since 3 Jul 09) 25% (27) 13% (14) 61% (65)
Amlodipine tablets (101 votes since 20 May 09) 4% (4) 7% (7) 89% (90)
Auto-immune diseases (99 votes since 12 Feb 10) 36% (36) 9% (9) 55% (54)
Vitamin C (98 votes since 10 Nov 09) 13% (13) 9% (9) 78% (76)
Biting nails (98 votes since 9 Jan 10) 12% (12) 13% (13) 74% (73)
Grapefruit, lime (96 votes since 3 Mar 10) 19% (18) 28% (27) 53% (51)
strawberries, nectarines, peaches, kaki (96 votes since 24 May 10) 15% (14) 23% (22) 63% (60)
Tongue piercing (95 votes since 1 Aug 09) 9% (9) 8% (8) 82% (78)
Almonds definitely inc extract in cakes (94 votes since 20 Nov 09) 7% (7) 5% (5) 87% (82)
oestrogen levels female (93 votes since 20 Sep 09) 14% (13) 17% (16) 69% (64)
GERD (acid reflux) (90 votes since 16 Jan 10) 13% (12) 17% (15) 70% (63)
regular alcohol consumption (89 votes since 24 Apr 10) 17% (15) 11% (10) 72% (64)
Quinine (Tonic water) (88 votes since 10 Feb 10) 2% (2) 11% (10) 86% (76)
msg (88 votes since 16 Feb 10) 10% (9) 11% (10) 78% (69)
High Sugar Intake- (88 votes since 14 May 10) 17% (15) 19% (17) 64% (56)
Antiobiotics (general) (83 votes since 15 Apr 10) 17% (14) 8% (7) 75% (62)
behcets syndrome (83 votes since 29 Jan 10) 17% (14) 2% (2) 81% (67)
Systemic Yeast Infection (82 votes since 24 Feb 10) 12% (10) 12% (10) 76% (62)
cheese (81 votes since 27 May 10) 5% (4) 10% (8) 85% (69)
Seasonal (79 votes since 30 Apr 10) 6% (5) 13% (10) 81% (64)
Chlorine (pool water) (78 votes since 20 May 10) 6% (5) 6% (5) 87% (68)
H. Pylori (77 votes since 21 Mar 10) 5% (4) 8% (6) 87% (67)
Iced Tea (regular or excessive) (75 votes since 29 Jul 10) 1% (1) 9% (7) 89% (67)
Dry mouth due to prescribed medications (74 votes since 22 Jul 10) 22% (16) 12% (9) 66% (49)
Wheat (74 votes since 24 Jun 10) 11% (8) 8% (6) 81% (60)
Lichenoid Reaction ie allergies (73 votes since 27 Apr 10) 12% (9) 5% (4) 82% (60)
poor oral care, diet, gingivitusk stress (72 votes since 15 Jul 10) 22% (16) 24% (17) 54% (39)
Hi Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) (71 votes since 15 Jun 10) 10% (7) 7% (5) 83% (59)
Anything fermented (70 votes since 3 Jun 10) 7% (5) 13% (9) 80% (56)
worry (70 votes since 10 Feb 11) 43% (30) 29% (20) 29% (20)
Soy (containing Wheat) (66 votes since 5 Aug 10) 12% (8) 8% (5) 80% (53)
menstrual migranes (62 votes since 19 Jun 10) 16% (10) 8% (5) 76% (47)
Allergy to any fruit (59 votes since 23 Nov 10) 27% (16) 10% (6) 63% (37)
Constipation or Bowl irregularities (55 votes since 3 Nov 10) 11% (6) 11% (6) 78% (43)
cinnamon gum (53 votes since 25 Mar 11) 9% (5) 17% (9) 74% (39)
Cinnamon, Sodium Bernzoate,Benzoic Acid (51 votes since 11 Mar 11) 14% (7) 10% (5) 76% (39)
after an attack of Raynaud's Phenomenon (51 votes since 23 Oct 10) 4% (2) 8% (4) 88% (45)
Bulimia (50 votes since 17 Nov 10) 12% (6) 8% (4) 80% (40)
QUITTING SMOKING (47 votes since 15 Jun 11) 13% (6) 6% (3) 81% (38)
Ear Infection (46 votes since 11 Jun 11) 11% (5) 9% (4) 80% (37)
Dairy products - high amine only (46 votes since 15 Jun 11) 9% (4) 7% (3) 85% (39)
any flavoured spicy coated crisps. (44 votes since 21 Sep 11) 23% (10) 9% (4) 68% (30)
ear infections/antibiotics (43 votes since 26 Jun 11) 16% (7) 14% (6) 70% (30)
pemphigus vulgaris (42 votes since 9 Apr 11) 7% (3) 5% (2) 88% (37)
SLS in toothpastes (41 votes since 11 Jun 12) 32% (13) 24% (10) 44% (18)
Diabetes medications (40 votes since 2 Jun 11) 3% (1) 10% (4) 88% (35)
sweeteners (35 votes since 12 Nov 11) 11% (4) 3% (1) 86% (30)
sugar sweetened cereal (34 votes since 30 Jan 12) 9% (3) 6% (2) 85% (29)
constipation (34 votes since 12 Nov 11) 9% (3) 3% (1) 88% (30)
Ibuprofen taken for consecutive days (33 votes since 1 Nov 12) 27% (9) 6% (2) 67% (22)
acidity in stomach (33 votes since 3 Apr 12) 9% (3) 21% (7) 70% (23)
Any toothpaste with whitening in it (32 votes since 21 Mar 12) 9% (3) 16% (5) 75% (24)
tonsilitis (30 votes since 14 Jul 12) 20% (6) 17% (5) 63% (19)
diet ( lacking in fruit and vegetaBles (30 votes since 16 Mar 13) 17% (5) 17% (5) 67% (20)
HPV Human Papilloma Virus, Oral (27 votes since 8 May 12) 19% (5) 7% (2) 74% (20)
Herpes (26 votes since 12 Sep 12) 31% (8) 8% (2) 62% (16)
A virus..fatigue first.. swollen gland (26 votes since 5 Apr 13) 23% (6) 15% (4) 62% (16)
surfactants (26 votes since 30 Jul 12) 12% (3) 8% (2) 81% (21)
sesame oil (24 votes since 8 Jan 13) 4% (1) 4% (1) 92% (22)
abrasions from dental hygienist (24 votes since 8 Apr 13) 42% (10) 25% (6) 33% (8)
acidic body ph: from sugar,dairy,wheat (23 votes since 1 Nov 12) 9% (2) 4% (1) 87% (20)
Potatoes (they turn to sugar) (22 votes since 14 Jan 14) 9% (2) 0% (0) 91% (20)
White wine, should be here but cannot fi (21 votes since 1 Jan 14) 14% (3) 0% (0) 86% (18)
Dermatitis herpetiformis/coeliac disease (21 votes since 25 Mar 13) 19% (4) 5% (1) 76% (16)
too much oral B vitamin (21 votes since 8 Apr 13) 14% (3) 0% (0) 86% (18)
CGD Carrier (21 votes since 5 Dec 12) 5% (1) 5% (1) 90% (19)
L-Arginine (21 votes since 28 Jan 13) 5% (1) 5% (1) 90% (19)
Jelly Belly candies (20 votes since 7 Nov 13) 5% (1) 10% (2) 85% (17)
Xanthan Gum (19 votes since 6 Mar 14) 11% (2) 0% (0) 89% (17)
amalgam dental fillings (19 votes since 17 Jan 14) 5% (1) 0% (0) 95% (18)
Rocket herb (19 votes since 16 Oct 13) 5% (1) 0% (0) 95% (18)
electronic cigarettes (18 votes since 7 May 13) 6% (1) 6% (1) 89% (16)
Sjogren's Syndrome (18 votes since 17 Apr 13) 11% (2) 0% (0) 89% (16)
Pure fruit juice (18 votes since 8 Apr 15) 17% (3) 17% (3) 67% (12)
Chewing of tobacco i.e. Gutkha etc, etc (17 votes since 3 Oct 13) 0% (0) 0% (0) 100% (17)
sangria (15 votes since 11 Jul 15) 7% (1) 7% (1) 87% (13)
candida (15 votes since 24 Mar 15) 13% (2) 7% (1) 80% (12)
Nicorandil (angina drug) (14 votes since 2 Mar 15) 7% (1) 0% (0) 93% (13)
Vitamin B and folic acid deficiency (14 votes since 29 Oct 15) 36% (5) 7% (1) 57% (8)
SOY AND GLUTEN (13 votes since 4 Aug 15) 8% (1) 0% (0) 92% (12)
Black beans (13 votes since 28 Sep 15) 8% (1) 0% (0) 92% (12)
Polo Mints (12 votes since 28 Dec 15) 17% (2) 8% (1) 75% (9)