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Dark Gums – Can They Be Changed?

What Causes Dark Gums and Can They Be Changed?

Gum Bleaching Toronto

Before Gum Bleaching / Gum Depigmentation

Gum Bleaching Toronto

Two week check up

Many patients wish they had a smile that includes pearly-white teeth and coral pink gums. A lot of people are self-conscious about having darker gums. Gums can even have a mottled color pattern.  What causes gums to show up in darker shades? If this bothers you, what can you do about it?

Gum lightening here at Chrysalis Dental Centres could help you achieve your dream smile. Can this procedure benefit your gums? Find out more by investigating what causes black gums.

Dark Gums, Naturally
Did you know that your gums contain pigment just like your skin does? Just as skin colour comes in a variety of shades, gums do too. It’s even possible to have speckles of melanin on your gums, just like freckles! There tends to be a higher level of pigment in the gums of individuals with darker skin.
If your gums are dark because of genetics, then you don’t need to be concerned. They can be dark and perfectly healthy! But if you want the classic pink look, pigmented gums can be safely lightened.

Lifestyle Influences
Some external factors can affect the colour of your gums. The medication you take can alter your gum colour. Smoking also plays a big role in changing how your gums look. If you want to change the colour of your gums, you might need to limit the factor that coloured them in the first place. Talk with your doctor about possibly changing medications.
Now is a great time to cut out smoking! Quitting will help your gums recover from the procedure and keep their lighter colour.

When Black Gums Are Dangerous
Sometimes, the cause for darkened gums comes from within. Discolouration could be a sign of a serious form of gum disease. Gum disease can occur in an acute form. This results in the gum tissue dying at a rapid rate. If oral disease is what’s causing your gums to look unhealthy, then they are unhealthy! Before you can correct the colour, you need to address the problem at its source.

Change the Colour of Your Black Gums
Gum bleaching or lightening is actually a surgical procedure, not a chemical one. A skilled gum specialist will treat you while you are numb with a local anesthetic. Sedation is also available if you are generally nervous at dental appointments.
At your gum bleaching consultation we will discuss:
• Your current gum health
• Treatment for gum disease
• Cost
• The recovery process

The Chrysalis Dental Centres team believes that all smiles are beautiful! But you may want to express your confidence and style by redesigning your smile. If that’s the case, consider gum bleaching!
Schedule a visit with our team at Chrysalis Dental Centres. Find out what causes black gums by having a personalized consultation. We’ll help you find a solution for dealing with this common problem.

We look forward to meeting you! Call us today to schedule your appointment.

Call 1 877 229-6002

Gum Bleaching – Is it for you?

Gum Bleaching

Gum Bleaching

Before Procedure

If you have very deep pigmentation or discoloration of your gum tissues, it can interfere with the appearance of your teeth when you smile. Even if you have beautiful straight, white teeth, discoloured gums may take away from the overall affect that you’re looking for. That’s why, at Chrysalis Dental, we are committed to addressing your entire smile – not just part of it. Our gum bleaching techniques remove deep tissue pigmentation.


How Do You Get Dark Gums?

Gum Bleaching

Upper Arch Only

Most North Americans have gum tissues that are coral pink in color. However, some of us have natural pigmentation in our body that creates darker skin, freckles, and even dark gums. The gums may appear to be spotted, multi-colored, or entirely dark across the entire mouth.

Gum bleaching, lightening and depigmentation techniques take the naturally dark color of your gums and make them look pinker. We give you gum tissues that look pink and coral. There is absolutely nothing “wrong” with dark gums. This is simply an elective procedure for those people who have dark gums and would prefer to make them lighter in colour.

The Gum Depigmentation Process

Gum Bleaching

Both Arches

Your gum bleaching or gum whitening takes about 30 minutes to complete. Minor gum whitening can be done with a bleaching solution, but more deeply pigmented tissue uses a process similar to microdermabrasion to compliment the process and offer more dramatic results.

First, the gum tissues are numbed to prevent any discomfort. You may also want to consider sedation for your visit, if you feel nervous or are worried about how the process will feel. Even though you will not feel any discomfort during the procedure, some people still prefer to simply “nap” right through it.

Since the pigmented layer of tissue is superficial, buffing it away will reveal lighter, pinker gums underneath. As we buff the gum tissues we may also need to apply a solution to create a more even color appearance. As your gums respond post-operatively to the procedure, they continue to remain a healthy pink color, without pigmentation coming back. That’s right – your results last for life!

Following the procedure it is normal to experience mild discomfort for a day or two. However, most of our patients return to their normal schedule immediately after their appointment. It will not interfere with talking, smiling, or the way your teeth feel.

A Compliment to Your Smile Makeover

Even if your teeth look absolutely beautiful, some people think that their gum tissues can take away from their smile. Healthy looking gums are one of the best accessories your smile can have. Know whom to trust. At Chrysalis Dental Centres we’ve helped hundreds of people lighten the colour of their gums with our gum bleaching procedure.

If you dislike the way your smile looks because of dark gums, it’s time to give Chrysalis Dental Centres a call. Learn more about gum bleaching Toronto.  We’ll arrange a time for you to meet with our Periodontist to determine whether or not gum whitening is right for you. Don’t wait another day. A healthier looking smile is just a visit away!

Call us today! 1 888 733-6983