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Dr. Ronald Achong answered:

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.
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Dr. Randy Nolf answered:

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

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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.
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Dr. Mike Deldar answered:

Can brushing your teeth with whitiinging toothpaste then other kinds of paste 3 times a day cause white spots and lines near the gum line?

May be

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Too much of anything is not good. You may irritated your gum
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What causes your gums to turn white?

Bacteria

Smoking
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.
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Dr. Meng K. Syn answered:

Why are the gums around my teeth white?

Many reasons

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White around the teeth can be anything from food debris to cancer. That said, more common causes are fungal infections like Thrush, tissue changes like leukoplakia that occur with smoking, bad oral hygiene, or overuse of alcoholic mouthwashes. The tissues at the edges are thin and are sensitive to systemic changes like Diabetes and Vitamin deficiencies like Scurvy. See your dentist soon.
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White hard bumps under gums means what?

Sorry unable

To render an opinion without an evaluation. Probably best to see your dentist for an accurate diagnosis and treatment recommendations. Hope this helps
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Do oral herpes cause white spots on gums?

Possibly

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Oral Herpes can cause white or red spots and small ulcers in your mouth.
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I have a white spot on my gums what is it?

depends

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Could be many conditions, anything from hairy leukoplakia to thrush to hpv to apthous ulcer, go to a health care provider
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Painful white spots on gums, is it herpes?

Sore gums

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This may be an infection called herpetic stomatitis, which is an infection from the herpes simplex virus. Or, it may be multiple aphthous ulcers (canker sores). You should have this examined by your dentist, but in either case, they should heal spontaneously in 7-10 days. Your dentist can suggest some remedies to control the pain.
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Med md what are white bumps on upper gums.?

Possibly candida

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possibly candida albicans or herpes. see your dentist if they persist.
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