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Does Having a Gummy Smile Lead to Health Issues?

Posted on 9/5/2022 by Platte Valley Dental Care
Does Having a Gummy Smile Lead to Health Issues?After a pleasant interaction with a person, the first thing we recall about the person is their grin. It aids in remembering the color of the teeth and the form of their mouth. Usually, we don't pay much attention to the gums until the second or third interaction with them. However, when someone has a gummy smile, we initially notice and recall their gums. This is due to the fact that those smiles show at least 4mm of gum tissue.

Are Gummy Smiles Purely Genetic, or Are There Other Causes?

Usually, genetics is to blame for gummy smiles in people. There are people who also develop a gummy smile for various reasons. Poor oral hygiene is one of them. If you do not routinely brush your teeth and floss, you run the danger of developing gingivitis. This results in further gum development and fosters germs and accumulation in your mouth. A person is susceptible to hormonal abnormalities that could reduce gum sensitivity and promote greater growth throughout pregnancy and adolescence. Leukemia and other blood-related illnesses increase a person's likelihood of developing longer gums. Growing gums can also be caused by the hyperplastic effect, which is the result of taking a particular medicine consistently.

What Are the Health Implications?

A person not understanding what causes a gummy smile has the most impact on a person's health. It is crucial that therapy starts right once. If it is caused by a drug you are taking you should visit a dentist. This guarantees that growth does not continue unchecked.

Call us at our clinic today for more information on oral health and how to handle cosmetic changes. This will give you a better sense of whether to pay attention to your lips, teeth, and gums.

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