If you’re like many other Americans, your teeth are not as bright and clean-looking as they could be. Like cavities, yellowing teeth can ruin your smile and make you self-conscious about yourself in social situations, whether it’s at work or out on the town with friends. Fortunately, Britegums has developed an innovative tooth-whitening procedure called the Gingival Uniformity Modulation System (G.U.M.S.) that gets your teeth looking more white and vibrant in a matter of days!
What Is G.U.M.S?
It’s a 3-D treatment that uses an advanced soft tissue augmentation system to regenerate missing soft tissue in our mouth, like teeth, lips, and gum. The design of this process varies from surgical implants and traditional orthodontics but gives a natural enhancement for those with missing teeth, a receding gum line, or uneven gums. For example, you’ll notice in many cases where multiple teeth are missing or severely damaged by decay that the surrounding gums may be significantly reduced as well. Soft tissue implants are inserted through pre-drilled holes near healthy teeth using local anesthesia to create dental spaces that make your smile look more beautiful than ever before!
The Benefits Of The Gum Shape:
The most beneficial way for a patient to improve their smile is by undergoing our patented GUMS procedure. Our in-office teeth whitening can help you achieve brighter, whiter teeth at home and a more youthful appearance, but it will never have the long-term benefits of altering your gum shape and decreasing tartar buildup. The GUMS procedure gradually reshapes your gums by implementing precision amounts of heat and pressure on specific points on your teeth. This helps tighten up sagging tissue, shrink pockets around affected areas, and close spaces between teeth so food doesn’t get stuck inside the gums or collected beneath them.
The Guided Tissue Regeneration Process:
The Gingival Uniformity Modulation System procedure, or GUMS, is a patented cosmetic treatment process developed by Britegums founder Dr. Robert Stanley, DDS. The impetus for this discovery came from years of trying different procedures and seeing his patients’ unsatisfactory results. However, he was determined to find an improved cosmetic treatment and in 1999 he created GUMS as a result of extensive research and study, most notably in France. Through this revolutionary surgical process there are no abrasive substances such as toothpaste, polishes, or chemical solutions that could harm the soft tissues during regenerative healing periods, thus giving off long-lasting results with less risk of complications afterward such as dry mouth syndrome which can be associated with post-operative tooth brushing care instructions.
How Long Does It Take?
While most GUMS treatments can be completed in about an hour, it does depend on how long your treatment lasts and how much treatment your dentist needs to perform. Luckily, our GUMS procedure only requires that the teeth be prepped before we start. Once you are numb, we will perform a very gentle scaling and polishing of your teeth which can take up to 10 minutes depending on how bad your teeth are and whether or not they have cavities in them. Finally, our dentist will apply a thin layer of safe ingredients onto your tooth enamel that will penetrate it and prevent new tartar from forming so there’s less work for you down the line!
Can I Continue Working?
Do I have to take time off from work for the procedure?
The G.U.M.S procedure does not require a large amount of time off, with most people able to return to work and normal activity within 2-3 days after the treatment depending on pain levels experienced and the level of activity required in your occupation/job description.
If you’re a salesperson who spends most of your day standing, you’ll need more time than someone who only sits at a desk all day during an office job.
Who Will Do This For Me?
This treatment can be completed by a dental professional, but it is advisable to visit an oral care specialist. Doing so will ensure that you are getting the best possible treatment and are maximizing your potential for success at achieving a healthy and attractive smile. But what does this mean for you? There are three steps involved in getting this procedure done…
Is It Painful?
A common misconception about this procedure is that it hurts, but in reality, no discomfort or pain should be felt during the actual procedure as it does not require any anesthesia or numbing medication. Although there may be a little uncomfortable feeling due to air being blown into your mouth for suctioning purposes, this feeling should not last long and will subside soon enough.
Furthermore, because there is no need for anesthesia and numbing medication during the treatment, many people choose to undergo GUMS with their young children without concern of unpleasantness and even allow them to sit in their lap while they are undergoing treatment – as they would while getting their teeth cleaned at a dentist office.
Gum grafts And Implants Are Better Right?
The most common type of toothpaste people are probably used to seeing, at least in America, is made up of three main ingredients: fluoride (or sodium fluoride), artificial sweeteners such as sorbitol or saccharin, and foaming agents such as sodium lauryl sulfate (also known as SLS). But what are these things and how do they relate?
Artificial sweeteners can lead to increased tooth decay. Fluoride has been linked with health risks, but there’s still controversy over whether it’s beneficial or not. Sodium lauryl sulfate has been known to cause irritation in the mouth, which can make the lining of your gums vulnerable to dental disease.
So, What’s Better – Toothpaste Or Mouthwash?
The answer really boils down to your habits and personal preferences, but most dentists will agree that you should use mouthwash daily and brush at least twice a day with fluoride toothpaste. Mouthwash freshens breath, helps protect against bacterial growth in your mouth, and gargle right after eating acidic or spicy foods.