Need to Know: White Spots on the Gums

smile, health, dentalhealth, oralhealth,Common reasons for white patches appearing on the gums include mouth ulcers and oral thrush, caused by a Candida infection. However, some conditions with similar symptoms are more serious so it’s best to see your dentist if you notice white patches.

A few tips to prevent these white spots:

– Avoid brushing or rinsing with products that contain sodium lauryl sulfate.

– Avoid irritating mouth tissue by brushing gently with a soft-bristled brush.

– Avoid smoking or consuming any tobacco products.

– Limit sugar, salt and alcohol.

Early treatment of any dental issue is recommended. Regular checkups by a dentist will ensure your oral health is monitored effectively.

“The white spots may be accompanied by other symptoms such as pain or discomfort.”

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