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How to Deal With Oral Thrush

How to Deal With Oral Thrush

Oral thrush is a very irritating condition, but you don’t have to deal with it forever. Keep reading to learn about this infection and how you can get rid of it for good.

What is Oral Thrush?

Oral thrush is a mouth infection which is caused by the fungus known as Candida. These infections commonly occur after enzymes and certain types of bacteria in the mouth become weak, leading to poor natural regulation of the Candida fungus.

Symptoms of Oral Thrush:

  • Bad breath.
  • White growths on the inner cheeks, throat, and tongue.
  • Pain and itching inside of the mouth.
  • Bleeding sores.

How to relieve the discomfort caused by oral thrush:

  • Rinse your mouth with diluted hydrogen peroxide once a day, and salt water two times daily.
  • Consume cold food items to reduce the pain and itching that oral thrush causes.
  • Ask your dentist or doctor if Gentian Violet is a good option for you.

Treatments for Oral Thrush

There are many effective treatments for oral thrush which often include a combination of topical anti-fungal ointments, lozenges, oral medications, or special mouth rinses.

Schedule an appointment at Smile Today if you develop any of the symptoms of oral thrush or have concerns about your oral health.

Kyle Huish

Kyle Huish

Dr. Kyle Huish is a fifth generation native Arizonan. He was born and raised in Mesa and graduated from Arizona State University in 2006. He then went to Ohio State University for his dental education where he graduated top of his class. Afterwards Dr. Huish went on to further his dental education by studying in both New York City and Pittsburgh where he mastered advanced techniques in dental implants and dental sedation.
Kyle Huish

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