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You awaken in a cold sweat after a dream that you lost the Jeopardy jackpot because you’re unfamiliar with the final Jeopardy category: mouth sores. We’ve all been there. (Okay, maybe we haven’t. If you have, please talk to us about a job in dentistry.) Never fear: we’ve got some answers for you! We assembled this great quiz on mouth sores to help you become a master. Answer these questions and use the answer key at the bottom to judge your understanding of mouth sores.

1. This oral sore occurs inside the oral cavity and is not infectious, though it can be sore.
a. Cold sore
b. Canker sore
c. Oral thrush
d. Leukoplakia

2. This condition of tough, white material formation in the oral cavity is likely caused by tobacco use.
a. Cold sore
b. Canker sore
c. Oral thrush
d. Leukoplakia

3. This infection, sometimes called candidiasis, manifests as tiny, white bumps.
a. Cold sore
b. Canker sore
c. Oral thrush
d. Leukoplakia

4. This mouth sore is caused by the HPV virus, which is transmitted through touching saliva.
a. Cold sore
b. Canker sore
c. Oral thrush
d. Leukoplakia

ANSWER KEY: B, D, C, A

We hope that you’re knowledgeable in mouth sores now — your knowledge is sure to be a big hit at social gatherings! If you would like to learn more about mouth sores, please set up your next visit with Dr. Allan Stevenson and the staff at Trailridge Family Dental in Parma, Idaho, by calling 208.806.0765 now.