How do these not look like leukoplakia? Did these just occur?
Yes here is the links to photobucket. The first photo is of my husbands gums and the next two are of mine. You can't really see the tiny spots, but you can see how the gums have a white line through out them. Thanks for looking.(Image not shown for privacy)
(Image not shown for privacy)I dont have a macro lens so this is about the best I can get.Hope this works. Thanks.
I just want to make sure I'm looking at the same white spots to which your question pertains. Are they the areas I have indicated with arrows on your photo? See:
Well, there's a reason both you and your husband have the same white spots-- they are normal anatomic features of the mouth. It may not be customary for a lay person to ask to look inside other persons' mouths as I do, but if you did, you would see similar areas in every person's mouth-- at least, if their mouth was normal.The area to which you refer is what dentist's refer to as "attached gingiva"-- an area of gum tissue that covers the prominent bone (the "alveolar process") that supports the roots of the teeth. The prominence of the bone (especially directly over the tooth roots), the dense fibrous nature of the gum tissue, and the normally thickened ("keratinized") surface together give the attached gingiva a whiter appearance than the adjacent, redder tissue (the alveolar mucosa). I don't mean to throw too much jargon at you, but these terms will assist you in searching the internet for additional photos that will corroborate the normal nature of your oral tissues.Here is just one photo I immediately found (it demonstrates a periodontal diagnostic technique, but shows the typical appearance of the attached gingiva over the alveolar process)So, my intent here is to put your mind at ease. Not only does your photo show a normal anatomic feature, but your gum tissues also look quite healthy.Hope this helps...