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my mouth is peeling

The inside of my cheeks are peeling, and after i brush my teeth my gums do as well and sometimes they both swell but not a lot. I have had this for a long time and it never really gets worse but also never goes completely away. My cheeks sometimes feel dry. I can scrape it off with my fingernail and it is just white skin, almost transparent. It seems like if i dont brush my teeth everyday it gets more dry. It doesnt ever really hurt but it gets tender at times not a lot. I just have to idea what it is and i am concerned and scared.  
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It could possible be your toothpaste.  Some toothpaste contain sodium hydoxide which
with prolonged use could cause tissue to slough off.
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782045 tn?1238193325
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Sorry that this help you a bit! Based on what you have been describing it is the only viable and safe option that I could come up with, and I am aware of some other possible options, but I do not make a definitive diagnosis over the internet . If you need a more precise diagnosis, that is something nobody can give you over the internet. If you are so concerned as I said in my last post, have it evaluated by your dentist or MD.
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This did not help me the least bit! I know that i dont bite my cheek, this has went on for A LONG TIME! I think i would have come to that conclusion on my own if it were that simple.
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782045 tn?1238193325
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I don't think you have anything to worry about. You are probably cheek biting. Have your dentist take a look at it.
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