Practicing good oral hygiene and maintaining a healthy lifestyle are the best ways to prevent oral thrush or yeast infections. Some simple ways to prevent oral thrush include:
Practice good oral hygiene every day brush, rinse, and floss
Use pure botanical ingredients to kill the bad bacteria that lead to oral health problems
Limit the use of antibiotic or steroid medication
Give up smoking
Replace your toothbrush frequently or after illnesses
Remove dentures and clean them thoroughly each day
Manage blood sugar levels
Oral thrush treatment can be handled through conventional or home remedies. Natural, over-the-counter treatments to get rid of oral thrush are typically successful but professional intervention may be needed if the infection is too severe.
Your dentist will most likely recommend that you use preventive home remedies to help clear up your fungal thrush infection. For severe cases of oral thrush, your dentist or doctor may recommend:
Prescription antifungal medication
Topical medication in the form of a mouth rinse
Home remedies for oral thrush include:
The use of essential oils
Decreased sugar intake (yeast thrives on sugar)
Increased intake of yogurt or acidophilus
Giving up smoking
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