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

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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I have white lines on my gum and onto my cheek, the skin peels off leaving a rough part. It heals up then comes back I'm worried it could be bad?

I have white lines on my gum and onto my cheek, the skin peels off leaving a rough part.   It heals up then comes back I'm worried it could be bad?

Examination: As you have seen from the other answers previously posted, the wisest thing to do is to start with a clinical examination by your Dentist. That will provide a lot of information, as will a thorough medical history and perhaps tissue swabs for lab analysis. The best advice we can all give you is please schedule an examination. ...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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Foods that heal gums?

Foods that heal gums?

None!: The best thing to keep your gums healthy is good oral home care and seeing your dentist regularly for a regular exams and periodontal maintenance therapy. More than 600 different species of microorganism inhabit the human mouth. Gum disease is caused by the bacteria in your mouth organized in dental plaque. Except for water anything in your mouth can be used by dental plaque to thrive. ...Read more

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How to get gum sores?

How to get gum sores?

Different ways: There are different kinds of gum sores. Some result from a viral infection, "cold sores", which can cause blisters. When these blisters burst, they often leave a shallow ulcer. Other open sores are from bacterial infections, trauma or an autoimmune reaction. Sores can sometimes be contagious so don't touch the sore with your finger. ...Read more

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What is gum recession?

What is  gum recession?

Receding Gums: is the exposure in the roots of the teeth caused by a loss of gingival tissue. See your dentist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Why does my gum bleed ?

Why does my gum bleed ?

CauseYou don't floss: If you don't floss daily (never skipping days) your gums will continue to bleed. That is because plaque will build up and your gums will have an almost immediate inflammatory bleeding response to its "foreign" nature. Toothbrushing for good oral hygiene is a total myth! if it really worked, there would be no tooth decay or gum disease! ...Read more

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