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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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.
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
'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