When you flip through the pages of a magazine, it’s easy to see what makes a beautiful smile: full lips, healthy, pink gums and glistening white teeth. If you’re like many Americans, however, your smile may not fulfill all of these criteria. Many people suffer with discolored or black gums and less-than-white teeth and feel that there’s nothing they can do to correct these problems. They may be aware of professional teeth whitening procedures, but for those with sensitive teeth, these may not be a comfortable option.
As a periodontist, I make it my goal to help people achieve their cosmetic goals. For those who want to lighten their gums and teeth, I offer a unique treatment for discolored or black gum called gum bleaching and laser teeth whitening that works for people with sensitive teeth. Gum bleaching takes less than an hour and diminishes the appearance of dark discolorations, leaving your gums looking pink and healthy. Laser teeth whitening takes about an hour and can whiten your teeth by as many as 10 shades.
Overall, these procedures help your smile look fresh and healthy, getting you one step closer to that perfect smile.