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Rough spots of dead skin inside the cheeks. Is it due to the use of mouth guard during the game?

I have annoying rough spots of dead skin on my inner cheeks. I brush at least twice a day very well an use mouthwash . Im 16 an i play football and my ice hockey season just started. In both sports I wear a mouthguard which i think may be part of the problem. How can i get rid of these little bits of deadskin? I find them very annoying!
Asked On : Mon, 17 Dec 2012
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Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 's  Response
Hello there ...What exactly do you mean by rough spots or dead skin? How does it look? If you have redness or purplish discoloration over your mucosa, that can be attributed to the mouth-guard you use...Clinical evaluation is required to see the extension and nature of the mucosa....Kindly consult a Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon or an experienced dental surgeon for further management.
Answered: Tue, 18 Dec 2012
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Dentist Dr. Khushboo Bhatia's  Response
Without clinical examination, the right diagnosis is quite difficult to make. It can be oral thrush and if it is so then you need to take care of oral hygiene, use over the counter available oral rinse. Continuing the rinses, it should disappear in a week or so. Also, the rough patch can be due to mouth guard or burns due to food particle. So, my take home advise is to visit a dentist for clinical evaluation.
Answered: Tue, 18 Dec 2012
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