Our smile is what connects us to other human beings. It’s how we convey joy and excitement. It’s frequently one of the first things that people notice and like about a person. Conversely, it is one of the parts of our body that we are most self-conscious about.
The focus of that self-awareness is generally the teeth. However, many people have great teeth but experience discoloration in their gums.
If that’s you or someone you know, there is a promising treatment that has been successful for many looking for gum whitening in Boston!
Boston is fortunate enough to have one of the most respected groups of dentists in the country. Gum whitening treatments or gum bleaching is one of the many procedures and treatments available at Dental Partners of Boston. This cosmetic dentistry procedure aims to remove or at least lighten, darkened, or black spots and patches.
The condition called gingival hyperpigmentation or “dark gums” is due to melanin on the surface of the gum tissue. To better understand how to treat and avoid the need for gum whitening, let’s take a closer look at what causes it in the first place.
Inconsistent Dental Hygiene
There are a lot of reasons why many of us do not adequately care for our mouths. However, regardless of those reasons, our gums may show signs of that lack of care. Mistreated gums can become infected and turn red, inflamed, or permanently discolored.
There are some medications on the market that unfortunately alter and darken the gums and other tissues in your mouth. While gum whitening will likely significantly improve the discoloration already done, it may have to be repeated if the medication continues to be used.
Some people with moderate to heavy use of chewing tobacco or cigarettes may experience several uncomfortable oral conditions. These include infections, disease, and discoloration. We’re here to help you feel healthier and happier. Gum bleaching can effectively treat discoloration but for best long-term results we recommend that you significantly reduce or eliminate smoking or chewing tobacco from your lifestyle.
One of the most common cases we see at Dental Partners of Boston for gum whitening is in people of darker skin color. High concentrations of melanin in the skin and soft tissues can cause your gums to look dark, discolored, or unhealthy. Gum bleaching is a simple yet gentle and highly effective procedure. It only takes a single visit!
If you think you might benefit from this cosmetic procedure, talk to us about gum whitening. We can add confidence to your smile! Call us to schedule an appointment or to answer any of your questions. We look forward to hearing from you!