Today’s most common cosmetic dentistry procedures include teeth whitening, orthodontics, and dental implants. Although the majority of dental patients receiving cosmetic dental treatments choose to do so to correct discoloration and tooth loss resulting from less-than-stellar dental hygiene, this isn’t always the case.
While we hear all kinds of things about orthodontics, tooth implants, dentures, and teeth whitening, most of us don’t know a whole lot, if anything, about gum bleaching. Gum bleaching is not a dental cosmetic surgery, and its process is pretty simple, and is usually sought out by patients with excess deposits of melanin in the pigment of their gums. This results in gums that are darker or “discolored.”
“Melanin gingival hyperpigmentation” is the proper scientific designation for dark gums, and since it is a natural occurrence in many people of African and Middle-Eastern ancestry, it is not accurate to call it “discoloration.” Even though dark gums are natural for some people, many of those whose gums are not the “desirable” pink color, find themselves insecure about their “otherness.” Although the undesirability of dark gums could be viewed with suspicion through a sociopolitical cultural lens, deconstructing the social and political underpinnings will offer little comfort to folks insecure about the dark color of their gums.
Regardless of all that stuff, if you feel insecure about your dark gums, gum pigmentation treatment, or bleaching gums, can make your gums lighter and closer to the pink gums that you desire. If you’re worried about cosmetic dentistry costs, you really have little to worry about if you have dental insurance. This is because most dental plans will cover a considerable portion of cosmetic dentistry costs, which will make lighter gums within almost anyone’s reach.
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