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What Are The White Spots On My Gums
Tonsils: The white spots could be a sign of an infection, but you should be sick with sore throat, difficulty swallowing, fever, etc. If you feel fine, but have white spots, this is usually tonsilloliths-white concretions that form in the crypts or crevices of the tonsils. It is a harmless condition, but can be annoying due to some discomfort and sometimes halitosis. Good oral hygiene can sometimes help. ...Read more
Papillae, taste buds: http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.familymedschool.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/tongue2.jpg;imgrefurl=http://www.familymedschool.com/one-day-medical-school/anatomy-of-the-mouth/;h=342;w=350;sz=20;tbnid=estazrfe5atpvm:;tbnh=90;tbnw=92;zoom=1;usg=__d6zil7mjbpv6x2hq7dflsy32ois=;docid=pl5jwrqkfgqa0m;sa=x;ei=4vxlurtfz6nga_aygtg;sqi=2;ved=0cc8q9qewag this will show you the tongue anatomy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Black spots: Black spots on top, of the teeth might be decay, it might be stain, it might be old fillings. See you dentist for a thorough examination with x-rays, and a cleaning. ...Read more
Bumps on tongue?: Those bumps or protrusions are called papillae and house the taste buds. There are four types of papillae present in the human tongue: fungiform papillae, filiform papillae, foliate papillae, and circumvallate papillae. They allow us to sense the five basic tastes of sweet, bitter, sour, salty and umami. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Thrush: Those white spots in your baby's mouth can be thrush. This is an infection with a fungus called candida that is common in babies. It causes white plaques on the tongue and mouth that can occasionally bleed. An oral anti-fungal medicine can help eliminate the infection, especially if it makes it uncomfortable for your baby to feed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Normal : With the lack of a clinical exam, i would like to call those spots the terminal end of blood vessels. However if they are new spots that you have never seen before, then you may need to have them checked by a dentist. Some common allergies may be expressed by splotches. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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