Have you ever heard of stomatitis or candidiasis? Stomatitis is a light irritation of the oral mucosa, or membrane. Candidiasis is an infection caused by fungus (often known as thrush). Yeast consumes dead cells on the lining of the mouth in individuals with this condition. In about 90% of cases, stomatitis affects denture wearers who wear them. In the tissues beneath a closed-palate upper denture, red or white splotches appear; they can also develop on the tongue. Thrush is rarer to occur under a lower denture (but it can), though it does happen. In addition, the corners of the mouth may be inflamed, cracked, and red. Contact our Dentist in Bellaire right now to learn more about dentures and thrush.