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White Film On Gums
I've had a sore spot on my gums for about a month, the last 2 weeks a white film (that doesn't come off) is in the spot. I've seen multiple Drs. ?
Dental: The chlorhexidine oral rinse that I'm told to use after my gum graft caused a brownish film on my teeth. Brushing does not take it off. Now?
Sugarless gum makes my mouth feel somewhat clean after I eat. Does this type of gum still leave a film on teeth that should be toothpaste brushed off?
Yes, it leaves: Chewing sugarless gum can HELP prevent tooth decay and gum disease. It causes more saliva production, which helps neutralize and rinse away some of the acid that forms in your mouth when you break down food. However, even sugarless gum, is not a substitute for a regular oral hygiene. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Got fever and tonsillitis.Next morning gums slightly swollen. Swelling progressed w/ pain. Woke up w/ yellow film on front teeth. is this gum disease?
Fever and tonsils: Please have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility. You will be carefully examined and most likely the team will prescribe appropriate medication. If they have some concerns they will refer you to the appropriate doctor. ...Read more
Xylitol: I'm not sure which kind lasts longer, but I am sure that you want to chew the kind that has xylitol as the sweetener. Always buy sugarless, and go with the brands with xylitol. By interacting with the bacteria in your mouth, the xylitol actually helps prevent tooth decay. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer