Gum Bleaching

What Gum Bleaching Can Do for You

Imagine the perfect smile. It may be of a movie star, it may be of your beloved, or someone else. What do you see? If you’re like most people, the thing that stands out most is the teeth. Perfectly, pearly white, they seem to literally glow. However, a smile is so much more than the teeth. A smile is much more than just the lips, too. An often overlooked part of what makes a great smile is the gums. If the gums are too dark or don’t look right, it can throw off even the most dazzlingly brilliant smile. Here at The Total Smile, our gum bleaching can make sure that your gums complement your smile so that it simply radiates. 

Gum Bleaching Explained

At first, when people hear “bleaching,” they might get the wrong idea, thinking that it would turn their gums perfectly white or something. Obviously, that’s not what happens. This bleaching simply keeps your gums from being too dark, lightening them so that they brighten up your entire smile. A more accurate word, perhaps, than “bleaching” would be “lightening,” which adequately describes how the process works.

The process itself is as safe and secure as can be. When you come into our facility, we’ll take a look at your discolored gums. From there, we’ll figure out the right course of action. Remember, while people all over the world suffer from discolored gums, no two sets of discolored gums are the same. So, no two gum lightening procedures are the same, either. When you come to us to get your gums lightened, we treat your gums in a unique, individualized fashion. That way, you can get the treatment that’s exactly right for your body.

Some folks gums are discolored in splotches throughout their mouth, whereas others simply have discoloration essentially everywhere. We can treat either level as well as all of the kinds of discoloration in between. No matter how much or how little gum discoloration you have, we can make sure that it’s treated in such a way that you walk out of here with a more brilliant, whiter smile.

Gum Bleaching Pioneer

There are many places you can go for a gum lightening procedure. However, at the Total Smile, we have Dr. Farnoosh himself – the man who essentially created the modern-day gum lightning process. Over twenty-five years ago, Dr. Farnoosh pioneered a new way to treat gums that were black, dark or otherwise discolored. While that’s impressive enough, Dr. Farnoosh never rested on his laurels. Ever since, he’s kept up with the procedure, advancing it and making it even better.

You don’t have to take our word for it; you can listen to the International Journal of Periodontics. That’s where his bleaching method was published more than a decade ago. If you’d like, we can show you all different kinds of pictures of people who have benefited from this gum lightening procedure. However, if you want to know more about the procedure, you can just talk to our former patients. So many of them have had their lives changed for the better from our gum lightning. Our portfolio is their brighter smiles, their happier lives with increased self-esteem.

What you can do with a Brighter Smile

Few things make a better first impression than an incredible smile. When you see someone with a truly dazzling smile, it makes them essentially irresistible. Regardless of the context, location or anything else, a smile is a wonderful asset to have. Whether you’re out on the town with your friends or with your beloved for a night in, a smile makes an impression like essentially nothing else.

Unfortunately, the opposite holds true, as well. If you do have some gum discoloration, it can keep you from smiling as much or as broadly as you would like. It becomes far too easy to be self-conscious about your smile, worried that when you do give them a wide grin, they’re thinking something like “Oh, I can see those discolored gums.” That can not only hold back your self-esteem, but it can also keep you from smiling as much as you would like. In turn, that can make people think that you’re less friendly and outgoing, thus setting off an entirely negative chain of events. No one wants with that. With our gum lightening, you can have the confidence you deserve to smile anywhere as much as you would like.

When you think about it, our gum lightening really only peels away the imperfections to reveal your best smile underneath. Your best smile is there, the one that will light up any room that you walk into. We can simply clear away that which hides it; so that you can have the smile you genuinely deserve to have. With our gum lightening, we can enable you to take control of your best smile. 

 

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The Procedure

The two most important things to keep in mind about our gum lightening procedure are: it’s short, and it’s as non-invasive as possible. When we say “the procedure is short,” we mean it. Too often, when you read about one procedure or another, and the medical professionals say it’s short, they mean it’s three hours or something. That’s not the case with our gum lightening. The entire procedure itself takes a bit less than an hour. So, in roughly the time you would take to watch one of your favorite drama shows, you could have a brighter smile and gums.

The “minimally-invasive” part of the procedure is quite a benefit as well. This isn’t some massive surgery, where you would be in all kinds of pain, and then have to go through a long recovery and rehab process. Instead, at most, Dr. Farnoosh or one of his professionals may have to do a bit of minor surgery just to make sure your gums look as great as possible. However, this isn’t in every gum lightening procedure (indeed, it’s in a minority of them) and so you may not have to go through that. Even if you do, we don’t use the word “minor” lightly. This would be some minor cuts that would in no way lead to you having to go through some form of lengthy recovery or anything like that.

The procedure itself is quite simple: your medical professional (sometimes Dr. Farnoosh himself) applies a numbing paste to your gums so that you feel comfortable and at ease. Then, a safe bleaching solution is applied. This solution and the methods by which it’s applied allows for the lightening of the entire gum region. You might think: “wow that really doesn’t sound very long at all.” It’s not. That’s the extent of what the procedure takes. It wasn’t quite four sentences, and we even spelled it out a bit. That’s how simple and direct this procedure is. You can go back to your job in fact afterward. Now, you may feel a bit of sensitivity around your gums, but you can definitely talk and even eat as soon as the procedure is over.

Now, the above is what normally happens, but it’s also the optimal case, too. We know that many of our clients come to us because they have more severely discolored gums and so forth. Even if you have very discolored gums, we can help. We may recommend an additional dermabrasion or something alike, but we can help you to get the gums that you want.

Your Total Smile

The best smile that you’ve ever had doesn’t have to exist in the past. It does not have to be a memory. Your best smile can be ahead of you, even if you’ve struggled with discolored gums. To set up a consultation with us, simply give The Total Smile a call at (310) 657-0503. We can’t wait to help your smile.