How To Treat And Prevent Oral Thrush

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 ingredientsto 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.

Conventional Treatment

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

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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