Category Archives: Gummy Smile

Sculpting Away Your Gummy Smile

Sometimes I see patients in San Diego who consult a cosmetic dentist not because of problems with their teeth, but because of problems with their gums. No matter how straight or white your teeth are, having a gummy smile can still undermine your confidence. Fortunately, an innovative treatment called laser gum sculpting can correct your gum concerns. I frequently use…

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Upgrade Your Gummy Smile Correction With These Treatments

As a gum specialist and celebrity dentist, I frequently treat patients with a “gummy smile” using a lip lowering procedure. Although this procedure alone is often sufficient for outstanding results, sometimes a complementary treatment is needed. Here are 3 that I often perform in conjunction with lip lowering: Aesthetic Crown Lengthening Some people have very small teeth in relation to…

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Lasers for Gum Treatment?

There are many factors that can cause gum disease, and the best ways to ward it off is by regularly brushing and flossing your teeth; however, many people don’t realize the benefits of keeping to the recommended routine. As a result, more than 75% of American adults over age 35 suffer with gum disease. Most of the time, the disease…

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Lip Lowering vs. Jaw Surgery for Gummy Smile

If you have a gummy smile, chances are, you have considered trying to have it corrected. Although gummy smiles, where the upper lip exposes too much of the gum, are caused by natural genetic variations, many men and women feel self conscious about their appearance and will hold back their smiles or won’t smile as often. Being able to express…

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“The Long Tooth Smile”

Although I treat a lot of gummy smiles (a condition in which the teeth may appear too short due to a high lip line and excess gum tissue) I also treat a “long tooth smile.” This condition can be caused by a number of factors, including aging, gingival problems, or gum recession. A long tooth smile is more than just…

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