Oral Thrush: Can You Get It?

Your mouth is home to many healthy bacteria and fungi, one of them being Candida, or yeast. Good oral hygiene and semi-annual checkups at your Marietta, GA dentist prevents them from multiplying and causing oral health complications, and in small numbers, they don’t affect or are beneficial to your health. However, if yeast multiplies in…

The ABCs of Cold Sores

Cold sores are a highly contagious viral infection that manifests as blisters outside the mouth. According to Dr. Caceres of Mark Caceres Dentistry in Marietta, GA, herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) is the causative agent of a cold sore. It is very easily spread from person to person through skin or saliva contact. There…