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Like Parent, Like Child: Good Oral Health Starts at Home


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Providing oral health education to families is essential to teaching children healthy habits and preventing early childhood tooth decay.



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What Are Cold Sores?

 
Chapter: Cold Sore Vs. Canker Sore

Like cold sores, canker sores also known as aphthous ulcers can be quite painful and often recur. While cold sores are caused by a virus, the formation of a canker sore may be triggered by multiple factors such as stress, food allergies or a weakened immune system. A canker sore forms in the soft tissues of your mouth and is not contagious, whereas a cold sore usually appears around the lip area outside the mouth and is highly contagious. If a cold sore appears inside the mouth, usually it appears on the non-movable parts such as the roof, rather than the tongue or soft palate.

 

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