Gum Inflammation, Dark Gums and Dark Teeth


Gum Inflammation, Dark Gums and Dark Teeth

July 7, 2020 3:10 pm Published by

Teeth and Gums have become the silent casualties of the recent movement restrictions. Darkened teeth, gums with irritation, and inflammation are causing problems for many people; especially with missed periodic visits and cleaning.

We are starting to see an increased need for teeth whitening among our patients. Affected gums are usually silent. They may just show occasional bleeding or at times teeth may be sensitive to hot and cold. Lack of periodic care may complicate the matter with time. Healthy gums are essential for maintaining a beautiful smile and pleasant breath. If your gums become inflamed, over time, they can affect the health of your teeth as

Routine check-up, early diagnosis and treatment (if needed) is vital to getting the best outcome for the health of your gums. With the absence of gum disease, some may dislike their dark color. Many people hide an otherwise healthy, bright and straight smile because they feel self-
conscious about dark or discolored gums.

Gum color changes can be caused by certain medical conditions, medication, smoking, or other lifestyle factors. It is possible to change the color of your gums to a fresh, pink, and healthy-looking shade. Speak to your dentist about treatment options in gum lightening.

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