Dentist St. Peter’s Tips: Oral Thrush Awareness at Valley View Dental | Dentist Near Me

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Oral thrush, an overgrowth of the Candida fungus in the mouth, poses risks even to a well-maintained oral environment. Here’s what you should know and how to prevent it:

What is Oral Thrush?

Oral thrush results from an overgrowth of Candida fungus in the mouth, manifesting as white, thick patches on the tongue or inner cheeks.

Who is at Risk?

Young children, infants, the elderly, and individuals with weakened immune systems or diabetes are particularly vulnerable. Smokers also face a heightened risk.

Potential Consequences

Oral thrush can cause discomfort, difficulty swallowing, and altered taste sensations. Without intervention, it may lead to more severe issues, spreading to the lungs, digestive tract, or heart.

Preventive Measures

Maintaining a rigorous daily oral hygiene routine, including thorough brushing and flossing of teeth and tongue, is key. Tongue scraping can aid in reducing fungal buildup. Some patients may benefit from antimicrobial toothpaste or mouthwash, as recommended by Dentist St. Peter.

Regular Dental Exams

Regular dental check-ups at Valley View Dental are crucial, especially for diabetics, to detect and prevent oral health issues like thrush early on.

Take Action for Oral Health

Don’t overlook the importance of oral hygiene and regular dental visits. Contact our office for further guidance on maintaining a healthy mouth or to schedule your next appointment. Your oral health matters, and we’re here to help you preserve it.

Valley View Dental
Phone: (507) 934-3332
1302 Marshall St.
St. Peter, MN 56082

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Dentist in St. Peter, MN

1302 Marshall St.
St. Peter, MN 56082

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Monday8:00am – 6:00pm
Tuesday8:00am – 5:00pm
Wednesday7:00am – 2:00pm
Thursday8:00am – 5:00pm
FridayClosed