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You wake up in a cold sweat after a nightmare you lost that sweet 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 speak with us about a future as a dentist.) Never fear, loyal patient: we’ve got you covered! We put together this great quiz on mouth sores to help you become a master. Answer these queries and use the answer key at the bottom to evaluate your understanding of mouth sores.

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

2. This disorder of tough, white substance formation in the mouth is likely caused by tobacco use.
a. Cold sore
b. Canker sore
c. Oral thrush
d. Leukoplakia

3. This infection, every now and then known as candidiasis, appears as small, white, cottage-cheese-like bumps.
a. Cold sore
b. Canker sore
c. Oral thrush
d. Leukoplakia

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

ANSWER KEY: B, D, C, A

We hope that you’re versed in mouth sores now — your expertise is sure to be a huge hit at social gatherings! If you would like to learn more about oral cavity sores, please schedule your next appointment with Dr. Kate Steele and the staff at Steele Dentistry in Denver, Colorado, by calling 303-278-3353 now.