If you have white and painful spots on your tongue, this could indicate a condition known as oral thrush. Thrush is caused by the Candida bacteria which has been linked to several health-related issues. What are some common causes?

– Oral thrush could be a signal that your immune system has been weakened.

– Dry mouth can cause oral thrush as well as problems with your teeth.

– Thrush is often present alongside diabetes; an important reason to see your dentist.

”It’s not super common, but people who have a depressed immune system are more at risk.”

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Dr. Fraser Hendrie BDS (Glasg.) MFGDP (UK)

Fraser is a Glasgow graduate with over 20 years of experience. He is the one of the principal dentists at Craigentinny Dental Care in Edinburgh. He has a reputation for consistent, high quality work and a love of innovation. Many of Dr Hendrie’s patients travel from the far reaches of Scotland, the UK and beyond. So wherever you live from Portobello or around Edinburgh to further afield he will be pleased to meet you. He is a member of the Student Clinicians of the American Dental Association, British Dental Association, the Association of Dental Implantology, and has studied at the Pankey Institute in Miami on several occasions. Fraser has particular interests in Dental Implantology, Preventive dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry and information technology. Fraser has also been admitted to the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners by examination. Fraser is married with two young children and lives in Edinburgh. In his free time he enjoys running, cycling, and kite-surfing.