If you’re suffering from chronic gum recession, it can be difficult to feel confident about your smile. Not only does it take away from the appearance of your teeth, but it also makes flossing and brushing more difficult, and affects your breath as well. Fortunately, there’s a treatment option called the Gingival Uniformity Modulation System (G.U.M.S), or in short GUMS, that can eliminate this problem and give you back a beautiful smile with white, healthy-looking gums – no matter what kind of dentures or crowns you wear!
An Overview Of Gum Problems:
Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, can have a significant impact on your oral and overall health. Gum problems and poor gum health are often associated with diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and even cancer. When left untreated, gum disease can lead to tooth loss. However, one innovative cosmetic procedure is showing promise in restoring gum function.
An Overview Of G.U.M.S:
There’s no doubt about it—adult gingivitis is a serious and sometimes embarrassing problem. In fact, according to a study by Advanced Patient Technologies, nearly 60% of adults have some form of gum disease. GUM treatment can do more than improve your appearance—it can restore your confidence. At Britegums, we offer our patented Gingival Uniformity Modulation System (G.U.M.S) cosmetic procedure that can help you achieve gorgeous results in as little as three days! So what exactly is G.U.M.S?
What Are The Ingredients?
The GUMS Procedure combines two powerful technologies that can help patients combat receding gums, sensitivity, and more. First, there are Invisalign invisible braces, which move teeth into the ideal position while also softening the tissue. Then, we apply a combination of antibiotics and antifungals that protect sensitive tissue against bacteria and plaque buildup – all while keeping your mouth refreshed with fresh breath mints. Since it combines these two technologies together, you don’t need surgery or shots to improve your appearance! The dentist may recommend up to 4 sessions per year depending on the severity of the condition, but results are often visible after just one session! Not only will your mouth feel great after each procedure but your confidence in talking face-to-face with people will go through the roof!
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The Science Behind G.U.M.S:
Discoloration in tooth enamel is caused by plaque, or bacteria that attach to teeth, producing compounds that oxidize. Tooth enamel contains iron, which reacts with bacteria and produces a compound called hydroxyapatite. Hydroxyapatite is responsible for maintaining color in teeth. When plaque accumulates on tooth surfaces, it produces trace amounts of iron within its composition. The process of oxidation—in which hydroxyl radicals play a major role—turns hydroxyapatite into leukocytes (white blood cells), which are more commonly known as tartar. And tartar isn’t pretty!
Benefits And Risks:
As with any cosmetic treatment, there are benefits and risks. The main benefit of GUMS is that it is minimally invasive, can be performed in a single appointment, and offers patients immediate results, unlike laser treatments which take many months before an aesthetic improvement is noticed. Patients who undergo laser treatments will also experience some degree of post-procedure discomfort during which they must not engage in rigorous activity or physical exercise. The same is true for those who have had work done using injectable fillers such as Restylane or Juvederm; even so, these fillers will last longer than a G.U.M.S procedure, lasting up to 2 years before needing a touch-up if performed by a skilled practitioner….
How Long Do Results Last?
The longevity of results depends on a number of factors, including the amount and length of treatment. In some instances, patients may benefit from periodic maintenance treatments. The process is not permanent, but many patients find that it can last up to two years—and even longer in some cases. GUMS procedures are gentle and safe; very few adverse effects have been reported by patients. The most commonly reported side effect is transient numbness or sensitivity in teeth or gums (which typically subsides within hours). Results also tend to vary based on gender; men typically see fewer long-term benefits than women do (this is believed to be linked primarily with hormones).
Is There Any Preparation Needed?
Preparation for GUMS can vary from patient to patient, but patients must avoid eating or drinking anything other than water in order to protect their oral health. Many dentists also require that patients refrain from flossing, brushing, and using mouthwash so as not to damage tooth enamel during treatment. If you’re on any medications or supplements, talk with your doctor about how these may affect your ability to undergo a GUMs procedure. Be sure not just your dentist is aware of any medications you’re taking! Your oral health care provider should give you a list of what not to eat before GUMS procedures as well as instruct you on other necessary steps before undergoing treatment.
How Does It Compare With Other Treatments?
While there are other aesthetic dental procedures out there, they often carry significant downsides that make them a poor choice for patients in most situations. The main problem with veneers and tooth-colored fillings is that they don’t address gum problems, which can have a serious impact on overall oral health. If your gums are red or irritated, you’re more likely to develop gum disease down the road. Depending on where your periodontal condition is at now, repairing it could be a huge undertaking and won’t guarantee you won’t have a recurrence of symptoms. To make things even worse, neither approach addresses underlying bone loss issues caused by aging and/or genetics.
What About Cost?
The average cost for a professional dental bleaching visit is about $300-$600, though some dentists charge up to $1,000. However, these prices can vary based on a number of factors. For example, if your teeth require extensive cleaning prior to bleaching (this is required for laser treatments), that service will cost more—in fact, it could add several hundred dollars to your final bill. And if you’re interested in more than one bleaching session per year (which is common), there will be additional costs associated with each follow-up appointment.