Gum Bleaching

Achieve aesthetically pleasing pink, healthy-looking gums//

Gum Bleaching

Achieve aesthetically pleasing pink, healthy-looking gums//

Gum Bleaching

Gum Bleaching / Gum Whitening

Discolored gums can impact the overall aesthetic of your smile and decrease your confidence. If you’re reluctant to show off your smile because of your gums, you should consider gum bleaching, also called gum whitening or gum depigmentation.

What Is Gum Bleaching Treatment?

There are several steps you can take yourself to both protect your teeth and gums and enhance your smile. But sometimes, no matter how much time you devote to oral hygiene, there’s nothing you can do to prevent certain imperfections. Some people have discolored, patchy gums, which both detract from the beauty of their smile and impact their self-esteem.

If you hide your smile due to dark gums there is a solution. Gum bleaching or gum depigmentation is an excellent example of how cosmetic dentistry enhances aesthetics but also boosts confidence. This treatment is designed to remove the dark gum pigment to create a more aesthetically pleasing smile.

Why Do I Have Black Gum?

There are multiple reasons why you may have black, bright red, or patchy gums. Discoloration can result from:

  • Ethnicity: Some people are more likely to have darker, or patchy, gums than others due to their ethnicity.
  • Lifestyle habits: In some cases, lifestyle habits like smoking or chewing tobacco can elevate the risk of discolored gums.
  • Medication: Some types of drugs contribute to discoloration of the gums. Gum bleaching or whitening can help to target patches of darker gum pigmentation, but discoloration may recur if you continue taking the same medicines after treatment.
  • Neglect and poor oral hygiene: Brushing your teeth twice daily and flossing is the best way to improve dental health, reduce the risk of infection, and prevent staining. If you have neglected your gum health, they may have an unhealthy appearance.

If you want to improve the look of your gums, contact us today for a consultation. You won’t be disappointed!

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What Does the Procedure Involve?

Gum bleaching or gum depigmentation is a precision treatment involving advanced laser technology to remove dark patches from your gums. The lasers react with moisture in the mouth to target patches of discolored tissue. The result is a more uniform, healthy-looking smile.

Laser gum bleaching or gum whitening treatment offers a host of benefits, including:

  • Minimally-invasive
  • Very little discomfort
  • Short recovery time
  • Extremely safe
  • Immediate results
  • Long-lasting, even a lifetime

When you come to us for gum whitening, the first step is a consultation. The consultation allows Dr. Rinaldi to take a close look at your gums to determine whether this procedure is suitable for you. If you are a good candidate, Dr. Rinaldi will explain the process and answer your questions.

Before treatment, Dr. Rinaldi numbs your gums with a topical anesthetic to minimize discomfort. The gum depigmentation laser is directed at your gums, targeting discolored areas to eliminate dark and uneven patches. Usually, treatment takes 30-60 minutes. Afterward, you should be able to get back to the rest of your day.

It is normal to experience mild sensitivity after gum bleaching treatment. We understand that some patients are anxious about undergoing dental treatment. If you’re worried about discomfort, we can use a stronger anesthetic. Dr. Rinaldi will discuss your personal requirements and preferences during the planning stage.

Call (301) 970-3429

The Collection at Chevy Chase
5481 Wisconsin Ave, Suite 221
Chevy Chase, MD 20815

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