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Linea alba buccalis is a horizontal white ridge seen on the buccal mucosa at the level of the occlusal plane of the teeth. This is a hyperkeratotic lesion caused by friction from the teeth. This is found in almost every individual at varying degrees and may be mistaken for leukoplakia.

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Figure 1: Linea alba buccalis. Note the prominent white line running parallel to the occlusal line.
Figure 2: Linea alba buccalis.
Figure 3: Linea alba buccalis. Note the line of keratinization on the right buccal mucosa, parallel to the line of occlusion.
Figure 4: Linea alba buccalis. Note the line of keratinization on the right buccal mucosa parallel to the line of occlusion and expanding to a triangular area just extending inside the right labial commissure.
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