Fungal infections

What is it?

Oral thrush is an infection of yeast fungus, Candida albicans, in the mucous membranes of the mouth. Candida doesn’t become a problem until there’s a change in the chemistry of the oral cavity that favours candida over the other micro-organisms that are present. Being a diabetic, taking antibiotics, wearing dentures or poor nutrition, can contribute to fungal infections.

What are the symptoms?

White, cream-coloured, or yellow spots in the mouth. The spots are slightly raised. There is normally no pain in the area underneath the spots. If you scrape off these spots, they leave small wounds that bleed slightly. In adults, thrush can cause an uncomfortable burning sensation in the mouth and throat. Thrush can make the mouth so sensitive that it’s impossible to perform regular oral hygiene.

Contact us today if you think you might have a fungal infection or you´d like to make sure you don´t.