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Yorba Linda, CA
A 20-year-old male asked:

If you have a yeast overgrowth in the mouth or thrush, can it get into the bloodstream if your gums bleed while brushing your teeth?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Not a problem : You get bacteria into your blood every time you brush your teeth hard, floss properly, or pass stool. Candida in a healthy person is even less dangerous. It gets into your blood from time to time without posing a danger.

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Last updated Jun 4, 2018

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