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What is the white film I get on my gum and cheeks after I brush my teeth? I notice it when I wake up in the morning. It also happened with listerine.

What is the white film I get on my gum and cheeks after I brush my teeth? I notice it when I wake up in the morning. It also happened with listerine.

White film: This is not typical and so nothing "pops" into mind as to cause. You need to see a dentist when this is present to tell you exactly what it is and how to avoid, treat or not be concerned about if normal. ...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'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. ?

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. ?

Drs?: Have you asked your General Dentist for an opinion and/or referral to an Oral Surgeon or a Periodontist? If not, please do so. White lesions in the mouth require immediate investigation. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Temporary: It is temporary and can only be polished off by a professional. My guess is this was prescribed to increase the chances of success of your surgery and will soon be discontinued ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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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?

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

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What are common gum problems?

What are common gum problems?

Gus and bone: Gingivitis and periodontitis are the most common. The next most common is loss of attachment commonly referred to as gum recession. ...Read more

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What to do about gum pockets?

What to do about gum pockets?

See Specialist: See the Periodontist - the specialist in gum tissue treatment. Get a complete exam and diagnosis and discuss your condition and options for treatment. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Is it ok to let kids chew gum?

Is it ok to let kids chew gum?

Sugar Free ONLY: You cant't stop them but at least train them to use sugar free. ...Read more

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What are some common gum issue?

What are some common gum issue?

The most common : Is gum inflammation or gingivitis. The next most common is recession of the gums. Both can be treated by a periodontist who is a specialist in gum treatment. Please feel free to e-mail me at dhschneid@gmail.Com and i will help you locate a good periodontist near you. ...Read more