NetWellness is a global, community service providing quality, unbiased health information from our partner university faculty. NetWellness is commercial-free and does not accept advertising.
Thursday, December 5, 2013
what can cause white gums? my daughter`s saids that she might have cancer. are there other reasons for white gums?
Yes, for instance, candida (fungal) infections may cause a similar appearance. Also, heavy smokers may have whiter gums since smoking will increase keratinization.
Your daughter still needs to see a dentist and may need to have a biopsy taken from her oral cavity for correct diagnosis.
Binnaz Leblebicioglu, DDS, MS, PhD
Associate Professor of Periodontology
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University