Orland Park IL Dentist on the Benefits
Showing excessive or an uneven display of gum tissue can detract from an otherwise beautifiul smile. A nice smile is much more than healthy, straight white teeth. Like a wonderful theatrical performance, a smile is made up of a stage (The Gums), Curtain (The Lips) and the Actors (The Teeth). A great smile has Oscar winning contributors in all three categories. Common problems in gum tissue can be too much display of gum tissue or a "Gummy Smile" or asymmetry in the soft tissue display.
"Gummy" smiles are a very common problem, caused by overgrown gum tissue, that then covers the teeth. This unsightly occurrence can be caused by a variety of things, including heredity, health conditions, and even the use of many common high blood pressure medications. A gummy smile will dominate the mouth, making the teeth seem almost secondary in appearance.