How Much Do You Know About Gums?

Do you spend time checking out your smile? Most of us do. Are teeth straight? Are they as white as you would like? Does your smile make you smile? Gums can be the overlooked and underappreciated part of a smile. From a health standpoint, healthy gums hold the teeth in place and keep bacteria from the roots of your teeth. From a cosmetic standpoint, gums make an attractive frame for the smile. A dentist can help with all your gum issues, so come in for a consultation if something is bothering you about your gums.

Some Notes On Healthy Gums

Healthy gums are vital to good oral health. In fact, healthy gums can affect your systemic health, since when they properly cling to the teeth, they prevent bacteria from creeping down the teeth roots and entering the bloodstream. Bacteria circulating from the teeth roots has been linked to heart issues, rheumatoid arthritis and other health concerns. Healthy gums are pinkish in color, and adhere tightly around each tooth. There is little or no bleeding when flossing. Your dentist is a gum expert, and your gum health will be examined at every checkup and cleaning appointment.

Some Notes On Attractive Gums

Healthy gums are essential, but attractive gums are very nice too. Some people have more visible gum growth than others. When gums encroach onto what would normally be visible tooth area, this is known as a gummy smile. It can be corrected with the in-office cosmetic dental procedure of gum contouring. You will receive dental sedation to ensure your comfort, and a soft-tissue diode laser is used to remove excess gum tissue. You will be released with complete follow up care instructions. In just a few days you will fully enjoy your enhanced smile.

Bring Your Gum Questions to Us

We know a lot about gums, and we want to share our knowledge with you. If you have questions about the health or the beauty of your gums. contact Absolute Dental Care today in Virginia Beach, VA to schedule a visit by calling (757) 428-7440. We proudly welcome patients Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Suffolk, Hampton, Eastern Shore, and all surrounding communities.