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Dental and Oral Health Center

White Roof of Mouth and Throat

01/26/2010

Question:

I woke up with a horrible sore throat this morning and went to look with a flashlight at my throat. the roof of my mouth and my throat were white and slimey. What could cause that?

Answer:

You may have a candida (or other) infection. 

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Response by:

David Lee Hall, DDS David Lee Hall, DDS
Clinical Associate Professor of Primary Care
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University