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Why do I have white lines on my gums, between my chicks?

Cheek biting: You probably might be biting the insides of your cheeks unknowingly. Usually the lines will be straight and coincides where the upper and lower teeth meet. However, you may want to check with your dentist to see if this can be something else. Sometimes a lesion called lichen planus can show up in the cheek area. ...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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What are the white lines on my gums?

What are the white lines on my gums?

See your dentist: There are a number of things that can result in white lines on your gums, but regardless what the causes are, white lines on your gums can be a sign of a local gum disease or serious illness. You should see your dentist for evaluation and treatment if needed. ...Read more

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What are the white spots on my teeth and white lines above my gums and how long dose it take for a extraction to close up?

What are the white spots on my teeth and white lines above my gums and how long dose it take for a extraction to close up?

Start of decay: Direct examination is required for accuracy. White lines are possibly decalcification or the start of the decay process. Another possibility is Fluoride staining. High Fluoride in water can cause white lines and spots even though the teeth are very resistant to decay. Extractions will generally be sealed within 2 weeks. The site may not fully smooth over for 6 months or longer. ...Read more

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Please describe these 3 little white dots under my gums?

Please describe these 3 little white dots under my gums?

No way to know: Without having a dentist actually see what you are referring to. We certainly can't see and therefore can't diagnose what you are referring to over the internet. Have it looked at, especially if it lasts more than 2 weeks. ...Read more

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What causes your gums to turn white?

What causes your gums to turn white?

Bacteria: You are not cleaning your gums and the bacteria has found a home. Brush in circles with a soft toothbrush. Then follow it up by using a water pik spraying the water in circles where the teeth and the gums join. ...Read more

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Have small white rings on gums that develop into large rings then go away after a couple days for past month. Not much pain.What could this be?

Have small white rings on gums that develop into large rings then go away after a couple days for past month. Not much pain.What could this be?

Guessing: You should have this looked at in person by a dentist when it is at its worst for a definitive diagnosis and not a guess on our part, over the internet and sight unseen. Our guess could be right or wrong and you should not rely on our "guesses". ...Read more

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