Prevalence of Linea Alba Buccalis in Bangladeshi Population

  • Mostafa Md Anisuzzaman Assistant Registrar, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial surgery Bangladesh Dental College, Dhanmondi, Dhaka
  • Mohammad Tariqul Islam Khan Assistant Professor, Department of Oral Anatomy and Physiology Bangladesh Dental College, Dhanmondi, Dhaka
  • Sajid Hasan Assistant Professor, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Ibrahim Medical College (Dental Unit), Shahbag, Dhaka
  • Nubad Adnan Medical officer, Dental Surgery Department Birdem General Hospital, Shabagh, Dhaka
  • Alia Afrin Dental Surgeon, Private Practitioner, Dhaka
Keywords: Linea alba buccalis, white raised patch, normal anatomic variation and awareness


Aim: The aim of this study is to determine the prevalence of linea alba buccalis in Bangladeshi population.

Objective: To study the prevalence of frictional keratosis encompassed by the particular age groups with and without parafunctional habits.

Background: Linea alba buccalis is a thickened whitish line on the buccal mucosa at the horizontal of the occlusal plane extending from the corners of the mouth to the posterior teeth. It is usually correlated with the frictional activity of the teeth and may be emphasized by cheek biting or parafunction. The appearance is caused by a keratosis of the epithelial tissue, which cannot be rubbed off. It is asymptomatic and is frequently present bilaterally. The condition does not require treatment.

Logic: Linea alba buccalis being common finding, it may also found in individuals who chew tobacco, a thorough analysis of the prevalence along with the various contributing factors would assist in prompt treatment and prevent further complications.

Update Dent. Coll. j: 2019; 9 (2): 17-19


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Md Anisuzzaman, M., Khan, M. T., Hasan, S., Adnan, N., & Afrin, A. (2019). Prevalence of Linea Alba Buccalis in Bangladeshi Population. Update Dental College Journal, 9(2), 17-19.
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