Leukoplakia is normally a temporary illness characterised by white patches found upon the gums, the tongue or the inside of the cheeks. While teeth are not involved and your smile may not be adversely impacted, this condition can still cause aggravation.
There are several ways to help avoid leukoplakia and many of these involve simple lifestyle changes. Let’s take a look at a few tips and tricks that the experts recommend. If you have additional questions, it is wise to consult with your dentist.
– As leukoplakia may be aggravated by smoking, it is wise to avoid all types of tobacco products.
– Excessive alcohol consumption could also contribute to this condition.
– Dental hygiene products that are overly irritating could also cause these symptoms to appear.
“In general, anything that causes damage or stress to the tissues of the mouth may be a risk factor for leukoplakia.”