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Is it possible for thyroid disease cause pale gums and gum disease?

Is it possible for thyroid disease cause pale gums and gum disease?

Yes: Thyroid disease, specifically hypothyroid (low thyroid), very often causes dry mouth. Saliva is your body's natural protection and when the flow is reduced your mouth does not have the same capacity to remove bacteria. Due to this, those with dry mouth are at much higher risk for gum disease and cavities. Some products can help protect the teeth and gums. Talk to your dentist for specifics. ...Read more

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Gums (Definition)

Gum are the pink soft tissue that forms a collar around our teeth, that collar acts as a gasket of sorts that protects the tooth roots and the bone that ...Read more


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I have pale gums that are sore to the touch, I believe it may be because I've had to breathe through my mouth due to the flu, but I am not sure?

I have pale gums that are sore to the touch, I believe it may be because I've had to breathe through my mouth due to the flu, but I am not sure?

See a dentist: This can be temporary and related to what you describe or as a result of other underlying issues. I recommend that you see a dentist to evaluate your gums and suggest a remedy or appropriate treatment if needed. ...Read more

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I use a whitening teeth (plus white 5 minute) but when I use the gell my fang hurt because I flossed last night now the gum looks pale. What shld I do?

I use a whitening teeth (plus white 5 minute) but when I use the gell my fang hurt because I flossed last night now the gum looks pale. What shld I do?

See a professional: Patients who try store bought products to whiten teeth often get more than they bargained for or less than desired whitening results. It is always best to consult a dentist for tried ; true effective and safe methods for whitening your teeth. Dentisst are trained and knowledgeable in this area and the lay public is not. Stop what you are doing and discuss options (even otc products) with a dentist. ...Read more

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I have pain in the left wisdom teeth. Little swelling is also seen. Gums became pale. Please suggest. Thank you.?

I have pain in the left wisdom teeth. Little swelling is also seen. Gums became pale. Please suggest. Thank you.?

Wisdom Teeth: Sometimes wisdom teeth are valuable asset when healthy and properly aligned, but more often, they are misaligned and require removal. The removal of wisdom teeth is one of the most common procedures at ages 16-26. See your dentist for evaluation and x-rays. ...Read more

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I really need some answers! Why are my gums like this, pale and gross looking color suddenly?

I really need some answers! Why are my gums like this, pale and gross looking color suddenly?

Look no further....: ... The answers you seek can be found at your local dentist. The symptoms you describe are indicative of periodontal problems, but can also be caused by other things, including meds and systemic imbalances. Without an exam, full med history, and radiographs, no accurate diagnosis can be made. You know what to do... Make that call. ...Read more

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Why are my gums sore and pale?

Why are my gums sore and pale?

Pale gums: It may also be a sign of a systemic problem, such as anemia, so you amy be wise to see your physician for some tests as well as your dentist for pain management. ...Read more

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I stopped eating meat and have noticed that my gums are becoming very light, pale pink in colour (this is not a build up of plaque), is this anaemia?

I stopped eating meat and have noticed that my gums are becoming very light, pale pink in colour (this is not a build up of plaque), is this anaemia?

Not necessarily: This is not necessarily a sign of anemia. Check if the inner lining of your under eyelids are pale and if the palms of your hands look pale as well. The best way to tell is get a blood test. If you are menstruating and have heavier cycles, then of course you are at higher risk of anemia. ...Read more

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Does hairy leukoplakia occur in the first year of hiv? Was tested and it was negative, but still worried. Dentist says gums look fine where pale.

Does hairy leukoplakia occur in the first year of hiv? Was tested and it was negative, but still worried. Dentist says gums look fine where pale.

Hairy Leukoplakia: The hairy leukoplakia occurs most often in people whose immune systems are suppressed, not necessary HIV/AIDS. If concerned, see your PCP for ELISA test. ...Read more

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Why is my skin looking pale?

Why is my skin looking pale?

Potentially many: Anemia, lack of sun exposure, skin pigment disorders. Of most concern would be acute blood loss. Please see a physician. ...Read more

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What causes pale diarrhea?

What causes pale diarrhea?

Light (clay) colored: Bile & your gut's bacterial flora account in large part for color & volume of stool. Absence of bile results in pale, clay-color stool. Lots of other things also affect stool appearance: ingested foods, medications (peptobismol, antacids), swallowed blood or bleeding from gut, infection/antibiotics, inflammation, maldigestion, & the amount of mucus mixed with stool, as well as transit time of food. ...Read more

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What do? Pale feces indicate?

What do? Pale feces indicate?

See a doctor: Significant color changes that persist could be a sign of serious problems with you GI tract and you should see a doctor for a physical exam and get lab work done. Light colored or gray colored stool, especially if it floats, could mean a blockage of the bile duct that prevents the normal amount of bile from mixing with food and gives it it's normal color. Bile duct blockage can come from cancer. ...Read more

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How do I make my pale skin darker?

How do I make my pale skin darker?

Spray tan!: If you are an albino, spray tan is the only way to get darker skin, but if you are pale or a redhead, then you may burn rather than tan, so you too would be best off getting a spray tan and using a high spf sunblock at the beach. If you have normal pigmentation and tan easily, then of course this is one way to darken your skin color, but only by increasing your risk of wrinkles and skin cancers. ...Read more

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How do I make my pale skin darker?

How do I make my pale skin darker?

Yes: Everyone likes their own thing! Regardless, it is better to avoid tanning. Spray tanning is an option for patients that feel they need to get tan and yet want to practice safe sun habits. ...Read more

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Do guys find really pale skin attractive?

Do guys find really pale skin attractive?

Yes: Everyone likes their own thing! Regardless, it is better to avoid tanning. Spray tanning is an option for patients that feel they need to get tan and yet want to practice safe sun habits. ...Read more

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Why do peoples lips turn pale when in pain?

Why do peoples lips turn pale when in pain?

Depends: If you bite your lips hard w/o breaking the skin, you can decrease blood flow which will then make your lips pale. ...Read more

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Is there a natural way to get really pale skin?

Is there a natural way to get really pale skin?

Avoid sun: There is no reasonable way to lighten the skin beyond avoidance of the sun. No dietary or physical or medical means can lighten the skin. If you stay out of the sun, your skin will get to its lightest. ...Read more

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What can make the lips go really pale to bluish?

Cyanosis: Lack of oxygen, poor circulation, or a chronic underlying medical condition.

Please have yourself evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about getting natural pale skin?

Can you tell me about getting natural pale skin?

'Natural'= born with: If your skin isn't already naturally lighter, then 'natural' paleness isn't going to happen for you. You will have to look into the various lightening creams, laser treatments, and chemical peels that are available through a dermatologist or plastic surgeon, all of which have side effects, recovery times, and some have significant costs. And all of which aren't considered 'natural.'All need upkeep ...Read more

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Smooth, pale patches on tongue. What could this be?

Smooth, pale patches on tongue. What could this be?

Geographic tongue: This condition manifests itself in a percentage of the population. It is usually not painful and is so named because it changes and looks similar to a map. If painful, see a dentist as it could be a vitamin deficiency. ...Read more