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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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Doesn't look like luekoplakia but my mouth has white looking lines and it only happens when I irritate it with snuff it happens below gum line ?

Doesn't look like luekoplakia but my mouth has white looking lines and it only happens when I irritate it with snuff it happens below gum line ?

It is leukoplakia: By definition, any white patch is that.If you see it where you place the snuff, then the snuff is causing an irritation of the tissues. In time they will disintegrate along with the bone underneath.High risk for oral cancer which can be fatal, and most often is disfiguring because so much of the mouth/face needs to be cut out to remove all the cancer. Might want to rethink the snuff use. Good Luck ...Read more

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My son has a white thing on his gum and I'm letting him do this?

My son has a white thing on his gum and I'm letting him do this?

More info?: i think your question may have been cut short? You're letting him do what? A live consult via HealthTap would enable one of us to look at the lip and give you a better assessment. Or you can re-ask your question. ...Read more

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My son has a white thing on his gums and he wants to know what it is?

My son has a white thing on his gums and he wants to know what it is?

Not enough info: Your question doesn't contain enough information to make a diagnosis. There are numerous "white things" that can develope on the oral tissues. Depending on your sons age please bring him to a pediatric dentist or a general dentist for an evaluation. Many white lesions are not a problem but an evaluation is the only way to be sure. ...Read more

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