A 24-year-old male asked:
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is it normal for the palate of your mouth to be slightly white in colour?

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Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Subjective finding: This would have to be personally evaluated to determine whether or not it is normal or some issue that requires attention. Have it looked at by your own dentist.
Answered on Jul 13, 2014
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
It is normal: The hard palate is always light in color in comparison to the soft palate or the other oral mucosa of the mouth. There is no need to worry, if concerned see your dentist to confirm..
Answered on Sep 28, 2016

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