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The Benefits of Gum Contouring

What is it?
Gum contouring is a dental procedure that reshapes your gum line. This is a minor and minimally invasive oral surgery to trim away any excessive gum tissues. Shaping your gum line can benefit you in multiple ways. If you have an excessively high or low gum line, contouring may be a good option for you. Most dentists and periodontists are familiar with this procedure.

Health Benefits
Though it is rarely medically necessary, gum contouring has its perks. Gum disease can form when oral bacteria settle underneath your gum tissues. Those little crevasses that are difficult for a toothbrush or floss to reach are subject to bacteria growth. The more gum tissue you have, the more places there are for bacteria to hide. A healthy gum line created by gum contouring can help to prevent harmful bacteria growth and reduce your risk of gum disease.

Aesthetic Benefits
Changing your gum line has the immediate benefit of bettering the look of your smile. If your gum line is too high or too low in your mouth, it can throw off the aesthetic of an otherwise perfect smile. There is more to a smile than just teeth! Your gums also have a large impact on the appeal of your smile. Enjoy the confidence of a beautiful smile with the appearance of a healthy gum line.

If you think you are interested in gum contouring, contact us today to discuss your options and weigh the benefits!

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