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Gum Diseases

White gums

03/11/2009

Question:

I have noticed that my gums are turning white, but it is not all of them is just certain parts right under a certain tooth. Is there any products over the counter that I could use? Also, I heard that water and salt mix together is good?

Answer:

Unfortunately, there is no such product. You need to determine what is happening before you try to treat it. You should go and visit a dentist. Salt+water mixture (if you know the right concentration) will work like a saline solution and can be helpful for temporary relief from swelling, but I do not recommend it in your case. White lesions can be as simple as dental plaque but can also be symptoms of a more serious problem. Please visit a dentist.

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Response by:

Binnaz   Leblebicioglu, DDS, MS, PhD Binnaz Leblebicioglu, DDS, MS, PhD
Associate Professor of Periodontology
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University