Cookie policy: This site uses cookies (small files stored on your computer) to simplify and improve your experience of this website. Cookies are small text files stored on the device you are using to access this website. For more information please take a look at our terms and conditions. Some parts of the site may not work properly if you choose not to accept cookies.

  • 4 of 4

Dry mouth patients have been shown to have high levels of candida, even if oral hygiene is good, and recurrent oral candidiasis is a common problem in patients with dry mouth 1: Salivary glands

In persistent angular cheilitis, saliva seeps from the corners of the mouth, causing the commissures of the lip to become ‘soggy’, encouraging the overgrowth of Staphylococcus aureus.

Source  Courtesy, Anwar R Tappunni and Nairn Wilson