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Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
Board Certified, Dentistry
46 years in practice
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My gums are almost white right around my bottom teeth.. What could be wrong?

Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
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My gums are almost white right around my bottom teeth.. What could be wrong?

White gums: No idea without an examination. Please see your dentist or a periodontist. ...Read more

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Dr. Ward Dean
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Dr. Jessica Allan
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The gum around my teeth are turning white. Is it any symptom or is it normal?

Dr. Jessica Allan
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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The gum around my teeth are turning white. Is it any symptom or is it normal?

Depends: I would go to a Dentist for a checkup. Gum discoloration can be caused by many things including thrush or leukoplakia a precancerous condition, side effects of medication or a normal finding.. Practice good oral care including brushing and flossing and visiting your dentist at least every 6 months. ...Read more

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Dr. Ward Dean
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Dr. Kiyan Mehdizadeh
Board Certified, Dentistry
4 years in practice
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I noticed last night my bottom teeth had a little bit of white instead of pink gum around it. What could it be from?

Dr. Kiyan Mehdizadeh
Board Certified, Dentistry
4 years in practice
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I noticed last night my bottom teeth had a little bit of white instead of pink gum around it. What could it be from?

Dental cleaning: If the gums are white, then it could be dead tissue sloughing off. It's not uncommon, and you should not be too concerned if it disappears. If it's a hard build-up on your teeth, then it is saliva deposits and bacteria that need to be removed with instruments - i.e. A dental cleaning. This also is common in lower teeth, but you can minimize it by flossing. ...Read more

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Dr. Meng Syn
Board Certified, Dentistry
33 years in practice
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Why are the gums around my teeth white?

Dr. Meng Syn
Board Certified, Dentistry
33 years in practice
577K people helped
Why are the gums around my teeth white?

Many reasons: White around the teeth can be anything from food debris to cancer. That said, more common causes are fungal infections like thrush, tissue changes like leukoplakia that occur with smoking, bad oral hygiene, or overuse of alcoholic mouthwashes. The tissues at the edges are thin and are sensitive to systemic changes like diabetes and vitamin deficiencies like scurvy. See your dentist soon. ...Read more

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Dr. Ward Dean
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Dr. Barry Levin
Board Certified, Periodontics
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What does having white gums around and below my teeth mean? Nothing seems to have changed in my health or diet.

Dr. Barry Levin
Board Certified, Periodontics
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What does having white gums around and below my teeth mean? Nothing seems to have changed in my health or diet.

Maybe nothing: Your gums immediately below your teeth should be pink but certainly more pale than the mucosa further from your teeth. Gums are covered with a keratin layer, like skin, hair, fingernails. Mucosa doesn't have this keratin layer & is more translucent. Extremely pale gums could be a sign of systemic conditions such as anemia. I suggest you see your dentist or periodontist. ...Read more

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Dr. John Calvert
Board Certified, Dentistry
31 years in practice
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I have white spots on my gums and around the teeth my gums are turing blueish black. ?

Dr. John Calvert
Board Certified, Dentistry
31 years in practice
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I have white spots on my gums and around the teeth my gums are turing blueish black. ?

Gum problems: There any number of causes for your symptoms. If you have a regular dentist, i would see him as soon as you can. He may employ the help of a periodontist for final diagnosis depending on what he finds. In my opinion without seeing for myself, it sounds like a fairly uncommon condition called anug- acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis. See your dentist or periodontist. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Methven
Board Certified, Dentistry
15 years in practice
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I have a white ring on my bottom gum near my teeth it's red around, very sore, and it's like a hole.. What could it be?

Dr. Scott Methven
Board Certified, Dentistry
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I have a white ring on my bottom gum near my teeth it's red around, very sore, and it's like a hole.. What could it be?

Aphthous ulcer: It's most likely a cancer sore. It is painful, I get them sometimes when I eat acidic foods. You can put some oil of clove on it to numb it. It will burn a bit when you put it in but will go away within a few minutes. If your dentist has a soft tissue laser that can also help with the healing process. It should go away in about a week. Hope this helps!!! ...Read more

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Dr. Simon Rosenberg
Board Certified, Dentistry
41 years in practice
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My 11 month old has a blister on his gums. It's not directly under any teeth, it's white hard (but not a tooth), and red around it. What could it be?

Dr. Simon Rosenberg
Board Certified, Dentistry
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My 11 month old has a blister on his gums. It's not directly under any teeth, it's white hard (but not a tooth), and red around it. What could it be?

Teething or Chewing : 11 month old can have erupting teeth, a gum cyst, trauma from chewing on some object they put in their mouth, a primary case of herpes infection, or rarely a canker sore. See your pediatrician to get the proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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Dr. Ronald Hsu
Board Certified, Pediatric Dentistry
13 years in practice
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I have small white bumps on my gums that have been around for awhile, 2+ months. I had HPV shots and got new front teeth, moving my bite?

Dr. Ronald Hsu
Board Certified, Pediatric Dentistry
13 years in practice
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I have small white bumps on my gums that have been around for awhile, 2+ months. I had HPV shots and got new front teeth, moving my bite?

Needs an exam: The three things you mentioned may or may not be related to each other, and to really answer your question you will need to see the dentist that treated you, or another dentist who would needs records from your previous dentist. ...Read more

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Dr. Felicia Mata
Board Certified, Cosmetic Dentistry
20 years in practice
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I see white between gum and teeth . What is it?

Dr. Felicia Mata
Board Certified, Cosmetic Dentistry
20 years in practice
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I see white between gum and teeth . What is it?

If there's infection: And it is an oozing white thick liquid associated with pain, it can be a drainage from an abscess, e.g. Periodontal abscess. Please see your dentist to determine the condition. ...Read more

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