Are White Spots On The Gums A Serious Condition?

teeth, health, smile, dentist, dentalhealth, oralhealthWhite spots on the gums may be a cause for concern, so it’s important to know why they appear.

Key takeaways:

– If the spots are ulcers and don’t go away after 14 days, you should check with your dentist.

– Some white spots are caused by autoimmune conditions that can lead to infection, so they should be kept under control.

– Spots caused by Candida are not serious unless your immune system is compromised.

Regardless of what’s causing your symptoms, let your dentist examine your teeth and mouth to find out the root cause of these white spots.

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Matthew Houlton BDS(Sheffield) MFGDP(UK)

I’m Matthew Houlton, principal dentist and practice owner of Manor House Dental Practice.

Qualified from Sheffield dental hospital in 1993.

Post graduate training with Paul Tipton (Specialist Prosthodontist) from 2005-2007.

Diploma for Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) 2007.

Special interest in Orthodontics.

Yorkshire Deanary Fixed Appliance Training Scheme 2002-2004.

I have worked at York Hospital’s orthodontic department one session a week since 2009.

Member of the British Society of Occlusal Studies (the study of temporomandibular disorder).

I have two children, who keep me busy when I am not at the practice. I take a keen interest in and teach Aikido, a martial art, to keep a healthy mind and body.