Gum Bleaching


When you think of a beautiful smile, you probably focus on white teeth that look healthy. But good-looking gums play an important role in a dazzling smile.  Black or dark gums around the teeth can ruin a smile if left untreated. 

Even in otherwise healthy mouths, hyper-pigmentation in the gums can leave a person's smile looking unattractive and embarrassing.

Laser de-depigmentation of gums (also known as gum bleaching) is a procedure used to remove excess melanin from gums, transforming unattractive dark brown or black gums into healthy-looking pink smiles. 

“You have changed my life and boosted my self esteem. Having dark gums disturbed me. I didn’t like to smile because I was so self-conscious. Now I can smile and be proud. Thank you so much!”
— Sherie G.

The most common reason for dark gums is simply genetics. Excess melanin in the gums is a common occurrence in naturally dark-skinned people, and it can affect even people whose mouths are perfectly healthy.

In these cases, dark or spotted gums do not present any health risk and are not indicative of any gum disease, but many people would still prefer their gums to appear bright and pink.

However, no matter what the reason for having discolored gums, the advanced Laser technology can correct the problem. Laser Technology is an effective, accurate, and painless method of removing dark or pigmented gum tissue.

With Gum Bleaching the goal is to remove the melanocytes (the cells that produce melanin and cause discoloration) from the basal gum layer, so that new pink gum tissue can form naturally as the gums heal. Because the target cells are close to the surface, the procedure is minimally invasive, has no effect on the rest of the mouth, and requires very little recovery time.

“Gum bleaching patients often are amazed that such a simple treatment can make such a significant difference in their lives. After a single treatment that takes less than an hour, gum bleaching can remove or reduce the appearance of dark blotches and create pleasant-looking pink gums. Many patients tell me that after their treatment, they are more pleased with their appearance and feel more attractive."
—Dr. Vijay Patel

A bright smile brightens everyone's day. Using the cutting edge Laser Gum Bleaching technology at Claremont Dental Institute can repair unattractive gums.