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white line down the inside of my mouth

can anyone tell why i have this white line down  the inside of my cheeks? Is this some kind of infection?
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If the white line is asymptomatic, bilateral, and along the occlusal plane, it's probably " linea alba". which is associated with friction of tooth and considered normal variant of anatomy.
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what does asymptomatic mean?
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no symptom
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no symptom of what?
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is this normal? should i be worried?
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ScottMa is pretty much saying that the white lines are a result of you biting the side of your cheeks.
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could by leukoplakia, if it stays the same and doesn't cause pain then it's no problem. you have to keep an eye on it tho, much like a mole on your skin which is only ever a problem if it changes or bleeds, leukoplakia is no problem unless it develops a hard/rough texture. if this happens see someone straight away as it can be cancerous. i have the same thing, i got quite a fright when i read that scary word but like most people i have moles too, it's just another thing to keep an eye on
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