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You rise in a sweat after dreaming that you lost the Jeopardy jackpot because you’re unfamiliar with the final Jeopardy topic: mouth sores. We’ve all been there. (Okay, maybe we haven’t. If you have, please speak with us about a future in dentistry.) Never fear, loyal patient: we’ve got some answers for you! We assembled this great quiz on mouth sores to help you become a master. Answer these queries and use the answer key at the bottom of the page to evaluate your understanding of mouth sores.

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

2. This sickness 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, from time to time defined as candidiasis, manifests 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 transmitted through contact with spit.
a. Cold sore
b. Canker sore
c. Oral thrush
d. Leukoplakia

ANSWER KEY: B, D, C, A
We hope that you’re experienced in mouth sores now — your knowledge is sure to be a big hit at parties! If you would like to learn more about mouth sores, please schedule your next checkup with Dr. Alan Stein and the staff at Stein Dental Care in Nashville, Tennessee, by calling 615-540-0888 now.