Anyone who cares about their appearance and health will naturally care about their teeth and, perhaps to a lesser extent, their gum line.After all there’s nothing quite as warm and inviting as a natural and a caring smile. That said, a smile is never as beautiful as it could be if your teeth and mouth are cared for, hygienic, and presentable. That doesn’t mean you have to be perfect. Perfection is never interesting. Not all teeth are perfectly shaped, and some basic yellowing over time is natural. As such, some learn how to lighten dark gums at home for aesthetics.
While there’s nothing harmful about having natural variations in gum pigmentation, a more natural gum tone can look better. This is especially true if you’ve noticed much darker gums than usual. Lifestyle habits such as smoking can sometimes lead to hyperpigmentation, therefore some may lighten their gums to stop that.
How can I learn how to lighten dark gums at home?
Similar to home teeth-whitening kits, it is possible to make some changes at home and seek basic results, even if they could be better than a dentist’s help. However, unlike those kits, this is more of a lifestyle alteration than a direct kit you can buy to lighten gums.Green tea is a good place to start because its natural bacteria-fighting and antioxidant properties can prevent gum bacteria from turning gums black as an annoying dental condition progresses.In addition, eucalyptus oil, concentrated in a small drop, can help soothe gum inflammation and remove grime. Combine these natural methods, and hey presto; you may notice lighter gums and brighter, and a cheesy smile.
Why are professional gum-lightening services so much better than home remedies?
Dentists can offer gum depigmentation procedures to help promote the lightening of your gum line. That might involve removing the superficial layer of your gum tissue to reveal the lighter tissue underneath; simple, effective, affordable, and not bad for a nice new smile.
They use laser gum depigmentation procedures that are quick, easy, and safe.
There are also surgical and chemical measures that are considered less common. The latter used 90% and 95% phenol to help “burn out” pigmented gingiva. The aforementioned
surgical measures involve the bur abrasion method. Most people would prefer a non-invasive treatment, especially where a sensitive area like the gums is involved. As such, laser treatment is superior to all alternatives thanks to a helpful lack of intrusive penetration or gum bleeding offered by less refined methods. As another benefit, remember that professional dental services are much more likely to determine the cause of your darker gums and will comprehensively assess your dental environment before any treatment occurs. That helps stop those dark gums from returning.
If any dental conditions are found, they can be treated first and foremost before further treatments. This may resolve the issue entirely.
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With that said, why come to use first if you feel your gums need a little TLC?
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