3488 Eastlake Road, Suite 401, Palm Harbor, FL 34685 | | Book an Appointment > | (727) 785-7461

3488 Eastlake Road, Suite 401, Palm Harbor, FL 34685 | | Book an Appointment > | (727) 785-7461

The Mouth Sore Affliction

The Mouth Sore Affliction

Sometimes patients develop toothaches or gum discomfort, but mouth pain comes in many other forms, too. Did you know your own body’s immune system can attack the lining of your mouth and create stinging sores? Chances are you or a loved one suffers from these frustrating ulcers. Research shows that one simple, inexpensive supplement may dramatically reduce attacks.

The Many Reasons You May Get a Canker Sore

 Canker sores can happen to anyone, at any age. Although simple canker sores are mostly common in the age group of 10 to 20, complex canker sores can happen at any age. Complex canker sores are rare but people with a history of simple canker sores are prone to them. Scientifically, there is still an open and unsettled debate as to what precisely causes canker sores. Unlike most other dental or oral problems, canker sores do not have a surefire specific cause. There are many arguments and speculations. While there can be some rare factors for an individual, these five reasons are the most common and widespread causes of canker sores among all and sundry.

This is a great recipe from our dental hygienist, Becky!

BECKY'S BEST LINGUINE WITH TOMATO BASIL SAUCE

3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 can  (14.5 oz.) Hunt's fire roasted diced tomatoes
1 can (8 oz.) Hunt;s tomato sauce
3-4 cloves fresh garlic roughly chopped
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes crushed
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
pinch or two of sugar
1/2 cup fresh basil roughly chopped
1/2 to 3/4 pound linguine or your favorite pasta

In a large skillet on low heat, pour olive oil and add the fresh garlic. Cook until the garlic looks clear. DO NOT BURN the garlic or your dish will be ruined! Add both cans of tomatoes, salt, pepper, red pepper flakes and sugar. Stir together until heated through. DO NOT OVER HEAT!!

Cook your pasta until al dente. Drain and add fresh basil to the pasta. Toss sauce and serve!

Hope you enjoy!