Q: I noticed a woman at my church the other day that has a smile that shows way too much gum. I see more red than I do white when she speaks or smiles, especially when she laughs. The color of her teeth seem ok, but the extra gums just ruins everything! I know she can afford the best in dental care; what has she been avoiding to make her look better?
A: You’re as bad as me; checking out everyone’s teeth at your local house-of-worship! We just can’t help ourselves. I’m sure tailor’s do the same thing: “Look at that hemline! It’s Sunday mass; what is she thinking?! Never let your fingers be shorter than your hemline.”
Maxillary gingival excess: the dreaded “gummy smile”. Many times this is treated along with cosmetic work such as porcelain veneers and metal-free crowns. As long as the gums are healthy and the condition is not caused by medications such as Dilantin, asthma inhalers and seizure medications, here is what we do:
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