Bonjela Junior Gel is formulated to relieve pain associated with mouth ulcers, including those caused by braces. Bonjela Junior Gel contains Lidocaine Hydrochloride, a local anaesthetic to relieve pain, and Cetylpyridinium Chloride, an antiseptic which helps to prevent infections.
Suitable for children between 5 months and 16 years old (as well as adults and elderly). Not for use in teething infants.
MAIN CAUSES OF MOUTH ULCERS
As the mouth is one of the most sensitive parts of the body, when children get mouth ulcers, the pain and discomfort can be very irritating.
There are lots of things that can cause mouth ulcers in children, but they usually occur due to damaging their mouth, for example when they accidentally bite the inside of their cheek, chew something rough which can cut their mouth, or catch their cheek or lip on a sharp tooth or filling. They can also develop because they are feeling tired, generally unwell or run down, or because they are wearing braces.
It could be that some children often have mouth ulcers because it runs in their family. Their diet can play a part too, and there are certain foods that may cause mouth ulcers, including:
- Spicy foods
- Salty foods
- Fruit juice
Sometimes, mouth ulcers keep coming back due to a lack of vitamin B12 or iron, or a medical condition such as Coeliac or Crohn’s disease.
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS?
A mouth ulcer is:
- round or oval in shape
- usually red or yellow in colour
- swollen around the edge
Most mouth ulcers appear on the:
- inside of the lips
- inside of the cheeks
- floor of the mouth
- under surface of the tongue
It's rare to get a mouth ulcer on the roof of your mouth.