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You Need to Know About Oral Thrush: Here’s Why | SoFlo Dental

Maintaining a healthy mouth involves managing the natural bacteria and fungi present in your oral cavity. While your daily oral hygiene routine plays a crucial role in preventing oral health issues, an overgrowth of bacteria and fungi can lead to complications like oral thrush. Here’s what you need to know about this condition and how to prevent it, courtesy of SoFlo Dental.

Oral thrush occurs when the fungus Candida accumulates in your mouth, leading to the development of white, thick patches on your tongue or inner cheeks. These patches may resemble patchy, white sores and can cause discomfort, difficulty swallowing, and altered taste sensations.

Individuals at higher risk of oral thrush include young children, infants, the elderly, smokers, and those with weakened immune systems or diabetes. If left untreated, oral thrush can spread to other parts of the body, potentially affecting the lungs, digestive tract, and heart.

Preventing oral thrush starts with a diligent oral hygiene routine, including thorough brushing and flossing of your teeth, as well as cleaning your tongue with a tongue scraper. Some patients may benefit from using antimicrobial toothpaste or mouthwash, as recommended by the American Dental Association.

Regular dental check-ups are essential for monitoring your oral health and addressing any concerns promptly, especially if you have diabetes or other underlying health conditions. Our team at SoFlo Dental is here to provide personalized guidance and preventive care to help you maintain a healthy mouth and overall well-being.

Don’t hesitate to reach out to us for more tips on oral health maintenance or to schedule your next dental visit. Your oral health is our priority, and we’re dedicated to helping you achieve a healthy, confident smile.

SoFlo Dental of South Miami
Phone: 786-296-0004
4040 SW 57th Ave
Miami, FL 33155