Gum Bleaching

Gum bleaching aids in lightening the gum and getting rid of black spots, as some foods, nicotine, or genetics cause these spots to occur.

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People have various gum tones. With time, gums can darken due to staining or irritation eliminating their natural color. Moreover, people tend to care about the appearance of their smiles. Therefore, they undergo teeth whitening procedures to enhance the whiteness and beauty of their smiles. However, the color of our gums is just as important as the whiteness of our teeth. Gums show as we smile, and healthy gums should be pink. With time, there are some factors that contribute to their discoloration (or darkening). Thanks to the technology which allows gum bleaching, dentists can restore patients’ natural gum color and remove the dark discoloration. Gum bleaching gives patients healthy gums to complement their white teeth, which boosts their confidence.

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Gum Bleaching Process

Gum Bleaching Process: How is Gum Bleaching Done?

Gum Bleaching with laser (or depigmentation) removes a thin layer of the patient’s gum tissue. Depigmentation eradicates the cells that produce melanin. During the healing process, the body creates new gum tissue which takes after the patient’s natural gum color. The patient may need a local anesthetic for gum bleaching treatment.

Gum bleaching usually takes less than an hour. However, based on the color and darkness of the gums, the treatment might take several sessions to achieve the best lighting result.

The good thing about gum bleaching is that oral tissue heals faster compared to other body parts.

Moreover, it causes only a little discomfort and the result surely is worth going through this discomfort. Levantine Dental Clinic is one of the best clinics to offer this treatment using the latest laser technology.

What are the Causes of Dark Gums?

Gum bleaching is a cosmetic dentistry procedure that removes dark spots on the patient’s gums. Gums gain their color from the body’s melanin. Melanin is what gives the colors, hair, and skin their colors. Therefore, when the patient’s body produces a surplus of melanin, it can accumulate in the gums which gives this darker shade.

A surplus of melanin is often popular in some ethnic groups (such as Africans and Middle Easterns). It is important to know that a surplus of melanin in the gums doesn’t indicate diseases or bad hygiene habits. There are other causes for dark gum shades that are irrelevant to the natural melanin. For example, smoking or certain medications can cause gums to get darker. In addition, gum discoloration can happen if patients are not taking care of their oral hygiene and health. Committing to teeth brushing helps maintain the natural color and health of gums, and the smile overall. On the other hand, not committing to teeth brushing might cause infections which consequently darken the teeth and gums.

Causes of Dark Gums

Advantages of Gum Bleaching

Advantages of Gum Bleaching – Are the Results Permanent?

Gum bleaching has numerous advantages. Firstly, it doesn’t require any surgical procedures or tools other than the laser. Secondly, the healing process is very quick because gums heal quickly. Thirdly, it causes only a little discomfort due to the advanced laser technology available at Levantine Dental clinic. Finally, it is very safe and gives results immediately after the procedure is done.

Is gum bleaching permanent?

If the cause of the darkness is the natural surplus melanin, then gum bleaching is a permanent solution. However, if a patient doesn’t maintain good hygiene, there is a risk of potential gum discoloration with time after the procedure. Moreover, smokers need to limit exposure to tobacco to prevent gum discoloration.

Is gum bleaching permanent

Post Gum Bleaching Procedure Advice

Dentists advice their patients to stick to the following instructions:
Patients can eat what they like after the procedure instantly. However, they should eat foods that are soft and should stay away from hot foods and beverages.
Patients should reduce their coffee and tea consumption.
Patients should quit smoking in case they are smokers.

If you’re unsatisfied with the darkness on your gums, book your appointment to gain back your gum’s natural color.

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Causes of Dark Gums

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Smoking is a common irritant that prompts an expansion in melanin production in the gums. The darker shading is generally more noticeable in smokers who have a lighter skin complexion. Known as “smoker’s melanosis“ darkening of the gums that happens because of tobacco exposure can be reversed by quitting smoking.

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Some people normally create more than others, more often people with a darker complexion. Despite the fact that people frequently expect that gums are a uniform, pink shading, in all actuality there is an assortment of shades that people groups’ gums can be.

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In some medical conditions, or the medications prescribed to treat certain conditions can likewise build melanin in the gums. For instance, some endocrine issue, such as Addison’s ailment, which causes darkening of the skin, can likewise cause pigmentation on the gums. Antimalarial prescriptions and the antibiotic minocycline can also cause dark spots to develop on the gums.

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Small pieces of metal, or amalgam, fillings can embed themselves into the gum tissue when a person is getting a filling or if a dentist is removing and older filling. The metallic substance makes the blue or dark spot show up on the gums.

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Feel free to schedule an initial consultation with our dentists so we can assess your condition and find out if this treatment is the best choice for you. We will sit down with you and share more information on all the processes involved in the treatment, including other details such as number of visits, price, and duration of the treatment. Give our team a call today so we can set an appointment for you.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How long does the gum depigmentation treatment lasts?
How long does the gum depigmentation treatment lasts?

Results will vary from every person depending on his/her gum condition, however the result could last for 3 to 4 years.

  • Does depigmentation procedure require anesthesia?
Does depigmentation procedure require anesthesia?

Yes, few drops of local anaesthetic solution is required before starting the procedure.

  • What type of food or drinks should I avoid?
What type of food or drinks should I avoid?

One week after the procuder, patient is advised to avoid citrus fruits and food contains spices.

  • How long does the depigmentation procedure take?
How long does the depigmentation procedure take?

It takes 20 to 45 minutes depending on gum thickness, texture and darkness.

  • Can I smoke?
Can I smoke?

We urge all smokers to quit smoking totally after the depigmentation as smoking is one of the reasons for pigmentation. It’s strongly recommended to quit smoking for no less than 7 days after the procedure.

Ministry of Health, UAE Approval No. OBXTTEW3-050222 – 20/1/2023

© Copyright 2021 by Levantine Dental Clinic.


since 2013

Ministry of Health, UAE Approval No. OBXTTEW3-050222 – 20/1/2023

© Copyright 2021 by Levantine Dental Clinic.


since 2013