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Can I get gingivitis from a fungal infection?

Since fungi are always present in your mouth, you can get gingivitis from using antibiotics or from health conditions that cause more fungus to grow. A common infection, thrush, forms a white film that irritates your gums and coats your tongue and corners of your mouth. It can also produce bleeding.

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