Beautiful Gums Provide Balance in Your Smile
We normally think of our teeth as the essential part of a beautiful smile, but your gums are really just as important in creating an attractive smile. Your gums provide balance to your teeth in your smile. If your gums are too large, they can make your teeth look small. If they are uneven, they can make your teeth look crooked.
To help ensure you have a proper balance between your teeth and gums, we offer cosmetic periodontal procedures, including:
We use laser gum contouring when the shape of your gums isn’t even or uniform. This can make your teeth look crooked, even if your teeth are straight.
Some people have teeth that look small, but really aren’t. Your teeth are just covered by overgrown gums. We can remove that excess gum tissue to help your teeth look their appropriate size. If an exam shows your teeth are actually small, we can extend them with veneers.
Healthy Gums Protect Your Teeth and More
It’s also critical to maintain the health of your gums. Gum disease, also called periodontal disease, is the leading cause of tooth loss among adults. Not only that, but it’s the oral health problem most likely to cause problems in your overall health. Gum disease has been linked to heart problems, dementia, and cancer, among other things.
Preventive dentistry is the best way to combat gum disease. However, if you develop gum disease, Rochester Hills dentist Dr. Wolfe offers scaling and root planing to treat it. This procedure removes bacteria and restores the tight connection between your teeth and gums to prevent gum disease from coming back.
But gum disease attacks more than your gums. It can attack the bone around your teeth. This not only leads to tooth loss, but can m