How Can Baking Soda Help Relieve Canker Sores?

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Canker sores, also called aphthous ulcers, are small, shallow lesions that grow on the soft tissues of the mouth or at the base of the gums. They are painful, and makes it difficult to eat and talk. Baking soda, known as sodium bicarbonate generally comes in powder form.  Here we described some effective homemade ways to use baking soda for canker sore relief.

Does Baking Soda Help Canker Sores?

There are innumerable uses of baking soda. As it has anti-bacterial, anti-fungal antiseptic properties, it does aid in reducing canker sores.

  • Canker sores can be sometimes caused by eating a lot of acidic food. Baking soda aids in neutralizing the achis and re balance the pH level.
  • It has anti-inflammatory properties. It can help in reducing the swelling and inflammation of canker sores.