Did you know that yeast infections occur in your mouth too? That’s why good oral hygiene is so important! In the dental world, it’s known as oral thrush.

Oral thrush is caused by an excess amount of yeast growing inside the mouth. As you may know, it is not the most comfortable thing. Dealing with excessive itching and burning is never pleasant – especially in the mouth!

Dr. Ala Dean Attar is fully trained in helping you prevent such infections. The team at Attar Dental will help you break down the symptoms, causes, and what you can do in case it happens.

Symptoms of Oral Thrush include:

  • Light colored lesions on the roof of the mouth
  • Clumpy discharge or redness in the back of the throat
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Itching and burning

Most cases of oral thrush happen when the immune system is compromised, like with cancer or AIDS patients.

Good dental hygiene goes a long way. Talk to your Libertyville, IL dentist today and ask for recommendations so that you can ensure proper prevention methods are being practiced daily.

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