Oral thrush is a yeast infection that occurs on the inside of the mouth. It is characterized by white plaques or lesions that look like cottage cheese appearing on the tongue and the inside of the cheeks, and can occasionally spread to the throat.
How can you prevent it?
According to Dr. Roberson, being vigilant about your oral hygiene is the simplest and most effective way of preventing oral thrush. This includes brushing your teeth after every meal and making sure you floss them daily, as well as using a scraper to clean the tongue. These practices help regulate the levels of bacteria and fungi in your mouth. You should also make sure you schedule regular dental exams with your Birmingham dentist, especially if you have diabetes. This will help identify and deal with oral issues before they worsen. If you use dentures, remove them when you are going to sleep or for at least six hours daily.
If you have any more questions about oral thrush or any other infections, or to schedule a regular check-up, be sure to call Roberson Dental.