Oral Care Glossary
Dentists and Hygienist have a language all their own. This guide breaks down the professional terminology into everyday language.
Thrush is a fungal infection that appears as red or white patches that develop in the mouth. Thrush usually occurs on the tongue and inner side of the cheeks, but may spread to the roof of the mouth, gums, tonsils or even the back of the throat. Symptoms include white lesions that resemble cottage cheese, loss of taste, bleeding if the lesion is scraped or rubbed, and pain and cracking at the corners of the mouth.