When it comes to a beautiful smile, a lot of people think it’s all about the teeth. Of course, teeth are important – pearly whites are essential to a good smile. With all this focus on straight white teeth, however, it can be easy to forget about the foundation of any smile: the gums. To build the perfect grin from the bottom up, gums need their own special care. But what can you do to keep them at their best?
The easiest way to keep your gums looking their best is with simple daily care. When brushing your teeth, make sure to brush your gum line as well. It can be easy for plaque to build up along your gums, and brushing them can also help stimulate blood flow. By brushing your gums every day, it is easy to keep them as healthy as your teeth.
Cosmetic Gum Treatment
For people with some complaints – such as a gummy smile, uneven gum line, or receding gums – basic hygiene may not be the answer. For these patients, Drs. Roy and Adam Eskow at Bethesda Dental Implant Center offer cosmetic gum treatment. We offer several different treatments to address different problems:
- Crown lengthening
- Excess gum tissue is removed to show more of the tooth. Crown lengthening is best used for treating gummy smiles or short teeth.
- The frenum is the small webbing that stretches between the gums and the lips; an over-developed frenum can make a gap between the front teeth. Removing the excess tissue can help close the gap.
- Gum Recontouring
- Excess gum tissue is removed and the bone is reshaped to create a straight, beautiful gum line.
- Gum Graft
- To treat receding gums, or for patients with gum disease, a gum graft can restore your gum line to health.
Schedule an Appointment
Are you unhappy with the look of your gums? Contact Bethesda Dental Implant Center in Bethesda, MD online, or over the phone at (301) 200-5222 (Bethesda location) or (202) 644-9679 (Washington DC location) and ask what we can do for your gums. Our team is passionate about giving personalized, high-quality care to patients.