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What causes your gums to turn white?

4 doctors weighed in
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Douglas Tavenner
Dr. Douglas Tavenner
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Dr. Eric Linden
Dentistry - Periodontics

In brief: Lots of reasons

You could have some viral or bacterial lesions in your mouth.
A laser trained periodontist should exam you and determine what the white areas are. This could also be caused by medications and tobacco. http://www.drgums.com.

In brief: Lots of reasons

You could have some viral or bacterial lesions in your mouth.
A laser trained periodontist should exam you and determine what the white areas are. This could also be caused by medications and tobacco. http://www.drgums.com.
Dr. Eric Linden
Dr. Eric Linden
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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry

In brief: Needs to be seen

It's impossible to tell you what you have without actually seeing you.
Three things that come to mind are lichen planus, oral candidiasis and leukoplakia. See your dentist who can tell you exactly what you have and what treatment is needed, if any.

In brief: Needs to be seen

It's impossible to tell you what you have without actually seeing you.
Three things that come to mind are lichen planus, oral candidiasis and leukoplakia. See your dentist who can tell you exactly what you have and what treatment is needed, if any.
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dr. Gary Sandler
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