In order to determine the true beauty of a smile, a high value has always been placed on a healthy-looking gum line. Gum bleaching helps many patients who are bothered by having gum tissue that is dark or less pink than they would like. To lighten this hyperpigmentation or to even out the color of gums, cosmetic dentistry patients are happily benefiting from gum bleaching that uses advanced laser technology to correct this condition. The specially trained dentists at Washington Center for Dentistry offer this gentle, yet effective procedure to help patients achieve more beautiful, healthier-looking gums.
"Eman worked with me and she was amazingly vibrant and so customer oriented! Came for whitening, she far exceeded my expectations and I’ll be returning later!!"- L.B. / Google / Oct 03, 2019
"Dr. Matin is a caring, patient and empathic doctor who takes the time to listen to his patients and explain every detail that will happen during his treatments and procedures. And his staff is amazing as well. I just had a wisdom tooth removed, and I was extremely anxious and afraid. However, Dr. Matin was extremely patient and slow during the entire procedure, and because he was careful and in no rush, everything went amazingly well, quick and with absolutely no pain! I highly recommend Dr. Matin and his staff."- S. / Healthgrades / Jul 05, 2021
"He was kind, caring and compassionate! Very efficient and friendly team. Made a frightening experience understandable. I was comforted by his skill, explanation and confidence. "- D. / Healthgrades / Jul 01, 2021
"I've been going to see Dr. Deutsch for almost 35 years. He and his team are professionals, but also have a human touch that is what I used to expect of all service providers yet rarely if ever..."- R.P. / Yahoo / Jun 29, 2021
"I’ve been going to see Dr. Deutsch for almost 35 years. He and his team are professionals, but also have a human touch that is what I used to expect of all service providers yet rarely if ever find anymore. The facilities are clean, beautiful and state of the art (as are their covid protocols). And my teeth, well, only one cavity in all these decades. I did chip a tooth and the veneers were works of art. Is there really anything more that one could ask for from one’s dentist?"- R.P. / Yelp / Jun 29, 2021
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What Causes Dark Gums?
Dark gums are the result of hyperpigmentation, a condition where an overproduction of melanin causes darkened skin. A patient’s particular melanin production is usually genetic, so people with darker skin tones are more likely to experience hyperpigmentation. However, people of all races and ethnicities can be prone to dark gums. Another cause of dark gums is poor dental hygiene, where bacteria can buildup on the gums and teeth. Smoking, metal-based crowns and restorations, certain medication use and systemic health conditions are other common causes.
How Does It Work?
Our dentists pride themselves on using the safest, most technologically-advanced equipment around and this is evident with the gum bleaching procedure. The dentists use a specialized dental laser to gently and effectively remove the gums’ hyperpigmentation. The WaterLase® laser is especially effective and is noninvasive with no downtime, so patients can go about their daily lives immediately after treatment.
Why Choose Gum Bleaching?
Many dentists report that darker gums make some of their patients uneasy about their appearance, and inhibited about their smile. This can cause some patients to shy away from social activities and avoid living a full, active life. But, the welcome news is that these days, specially trained dentists can offer a simple remedy and a pinker smile. At Washington Center for Dentistry, our highly-trained doctors use this gentle, painless procedure to reveal lighter, pinker gums underneath, often with just one gum bleaching treatment. Results can last anywhere from 20 years to a lifetime!
Lighter Gums Are A Call Away
This innovative procedure performed by the talented dentists at Washington Center for Dentistry can lighten gums with one simple procedure. With high-tech gum bleaching, the dentists utilize the safety of a dental laser to accomplish remarkable results. If you're ready to bring out the hidden pink tones out from your healthy gums, contact our office as soon as possible to schedule your one-on-one consultation in Washington, DC with one of our talented dentists.