How Do I Fix My Gummy Smile?

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Hi, I’m Dr Rita Trak, cosmetic dentist and founder of Dental & Skin Clinic here in East Bentleigh in Melbourne.

Our regular client and good friend, Celine from Ormond, visited us earlier today to drop off a lovely bouquet of flowers. She said it was a little something to show us how grateful she was for her improved her smile.

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About a month ago, she had come in to see us for a cosmetic consultation. She was so embarrassed about her smile. She kept putting her hand in front of her mouth every time she’d talk.

This is such a common occurrance that we see for clients coming in for a consultation. One of the most common things we see is when someone’s smile is showing too much gum,  or as we like to say, showing too much pink and not enough white, meaning they’re showing too much gums and not enough teeth. So in this video, I’d like to talk about what your option are for fixing a gummy smile.

We do quite a lot of these and in terms of the options, our go-to is gum plastic surgery, where we use a soft tissue laser to reshape the gums. The best thing about this procedure, although it sounds a little bit invasive, is actually no downtime and no pain involved. It’s quite a nice and simple procedure.

We often couple this with veneers because usually when someone has a gummy smile, it’s not just a gum-related issue, but there is a dental component as well. And so we like to target both the gums and the teeth simultaneously.

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Another reason, and the third reason, why someone might have a gummy smile is because their lip actually lifts too high up towards their nose. So it’s a lip related issue. And we treat this with injectables. This actually stops the lip from going all the way up towards the nose.

So they are the three simplest and most common ways to fix a gummy smile.

I hope you found this video helpful. If you have a gummy smile and you’d like to fix it, then we have the solution for you. You can visit our clinic here at East Bentleigh. Call us on 03 9088 1118 or send us a message on Instagram or Facebook, and we’ll be in touch to help organise a smile consultation. See you in the next video.

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My teeth were bright and white and exactly what I wanted. I can’t recommend Rita enough, she’s a dream.

Hannah English