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Usually, bad oral habits are the primary factors that impair the health of the gums. Other main causes of sore gums are improper brushing, smoking, & bad diet.
You can experience self-inflicted injury to gums due to carelessness, some unintentional habit, and psychological disorder. All these injuries to gums result in irritated gums.
White gums or white patches or spots on the gums could mean many things. It could be a mild condition like gingivitis or an indication of a systemic disorder like anemia. The whiteness can also be a symptom of a more severe illness like leukoplakia or oral cancer. Therefore, you should visit your dentist right away if you notice any such patches.
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