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Thrush is an oral infection that is caused by yeast, which is also known as candida fungus. Most healthy people have candida fungus in the mouth, but it is kept in check by other bacteria and microorganisms in the mouth. However, certain medications, stress, and illnesses can disturb that balance and cause the bacteria to grow out of control, causing thrush.

To help you know a bit more about thrush in Cameron Park, California, our Country Club Dental team has provided the information regarding the causes, symptoms, and treatments of thrush:


The causes of thrush generally include:

-Medications, like corticosteroids, antibiotics, and birth control pills


-Illnesses or medical situations, like uncontrolled diabetes, HIV infection, cancer, dry mouth, and hormonal changes during pregnancy


The main symptom of thrush includes the appearance of a creamy white lesion that develops suddenly and lasts for a long amount of time. The lesion typically lives inside your mouth, like on your tongue, inner cheeks, back of your throat, roof of your mouth, gums, and tonsils.

The most common treatment for thrush is taking prescribed medication that puts your oral bacteria back in balance. Your dentist might also provide a dental treatment that is specific for your age and for the reason for the thrush.

For more information and details, please call our office at 530.677.4457 and talk to your dentist, Dr. Sonny Afshar, or a member of our dental team. We look forward to helping you better understand this dental issue so you can have the best oral health possible!