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You wake up in a cold sweat after a dream you lost the Jeopardy jackpot since you don’t know about 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 career as a dentist.) Never fear: we’ve got your back! 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 of the page to assess your recognition of mouth sores.

1. This dental sore forms inside the oral cavity and is not infectious, though it can be achy.
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, from time to time defined as candidiasis, appears as tiny, 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 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 oral cavity sores, please schedule your next appointment with Dr. Sylvia A. Spradlin and the team at Sylvia A. Spradlin in Olathe, Kansas, by calling 913-780-0123 now.