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Monday, December 22, 2014
White spots on gums
I have white spots on my bottom gums do you know what causes that.
They may be due to several reasons:
- Hyperkeratinization - meaning extra keratin layer released by most superficial cell layers of oral mucosa (can be seen more often in smokers)
- Extra bone thickness and soft tissue being thinner in these areas.
- Soft tissue rich in fat.
- Lesions forming due to fungal infections.
It is very hard for me to diagnose it without seeing you. If this is a new thing that you noticed recently, I recommend you visit a dentist to have a check-up.
Binnaz Leblebicioglu, DDS, MS, PhD
Associate Professor of Periodontology
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University