Main Causes of Oral Thrush

Oral candidiasis, or oral thrush, is a bacterial infection that can affect anyone. The condition is brought about by an excess of harmful bacteria in the mouth and can cause white lesions to develop on the soft tissues within the mouth. 

Properly cleaning and flossing the teeth is key to avoiding oral thrush but other external factors can also cause bacterial build-up including:

Weakened Immune System


Wearing Dentures

Oral thrush requires treatment with antifungal medications that your dentist prescribes and most cases will clear up within a matter of weeks. Find out more at https://yourdentalhealthresource.com/top-causes-of-oral-thrush/

Matthew Houlton BDS(Sheffield) MFGDP(UK)

I’m Matthew Houlton, principal dentist and practice owner of Manor House Dental Practice.

Qualified from Sheffield dental hospital in 1993.

Post graduate training with Paul Tipton (Specialist Prosthodontist) from 2005-2007.

Diploma for Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) 2007.

Special interest in Orthodontics.

Yorkshire Deanary Fixed Appliance Training Scheme 2002-2004.

I have worked at York Hospital’s orthodontic department one session a week since 2009.

Member of the British Society of Occlusal Studies (the study of temporomandibular disorder).

I have two children, who keep me busy when I am not at the practice. I take a keen interest in and teach Aikido, a martial art, to keep a healthy mind and body.