dreamstime_s_5931278We all know that our teeth are the central feature of our smile. They are scene stealers with their big, white, shiny brightness, but that doesn’t mean we should neglect some of the bit players in achieving an attractive smile, including your lips, the negative space of your smile, and, especially your gums.

Your gums are, literally, the most important supporting cast for your teeth, and they can make or break your smile’s performance. To have an ovation-worthy smile, you need healthy, contoured, and properly proportioned.

Healthy Gums

In an attractive smile, you will have healthy, pink gums. If your gums are red, inflamed, or bleeding, they will call attention to themselves. If your gums are bleeding, capillary action can draw the blood up between the teeth, making it highly visible.

As with many things, a healthy smile is an attractive smile. Before you have any kind of smile makeover, consult a dentist or periodontist to ensure you have healthy gums.

Contoured Gums

It’s also important to make sure your gums are properly and evenly contoured. They should have an even, scalloped appearance. The gum line is essential in defining the size and shape of your teeth. With poorly shaped gums your teeth can look crooked even if they’re not. Receding gums can make your teeth look larger, and if only one or two teeth are affected, these teeth can look larger, giving your smile an imbalanced appearance.

Proportional Gums

Your smile should show a mixture of gums and teeth. The proper balance depends on how you smile and your personal preferences, but it can be impacted by a number of factors. Worn or small teeth can lead you to show too much gums when you smile, but receding gums can cause you to show too little gums.

If receding gums are impacting your smile, our nonsurgical gums rejuvenation can help you achieve a show-stopping smile without invasive gum surgery. To learn whether our procedure is right for you, please call 424-285-1675 in Beverly Hills or 949-556-4588 in Orange County.