A variety of factors can hinder the appearance of your smile. In addition to common esthetic issues, such as teeth stains, many people suffer from excessive gingival display. Showing too much gum may be the result of everything from genetics to the use of certain medications. At The Silverstrom Group, we provide innovative and safe treatment to reshape the appearance of your gums. In today’s blog, your Livingston dentists, Dr. David Silverstrom and Dr. Gary Silverstrom, use a fun quiz to explain what we can do to treat excessive gums. Excessive Gums Frequently Asked Questions Question: What causes a gummy smile? Answer: In some cases, excessive gum display may be simply genetic. Other times, the use of certain medications may cause a patient to develop hyperplasia, or gum overgrowth. Finally, the abnormal eruption of one or more teeth may cause the teeth to appear covered by too much gum. Question: Can my Livingston NJ cosmetic dentists diagnose the cause of my gummy smile? Answer: Yes. Dr. David or Gary Silverstrom will perform a thorough oral examination. Then, based on the state of your dental health, they can pinpoint the cause of your excessive gum display and recommend the appropriate treatment. Question: Can dental lasers be used to correct my gum issues? Answer: Yes. Using the latest in laser dentistry, your Livingston dentists can safely and comfortably remove excessive gum tissue. The use of lasers reduces the chances of infection and bleeding following the procedure. Furthermore, many people feel more comfortable with laser procedures because the dental laser is quiet, unlike dental drills. Schedule an Appointment with Your Livingston NJ Cosmetic Dentists Do you suffer from excessive gums? Interested in correcting this issue with our breakthrough laser dentistry? Then talk to your Livingston NJ cosmetic dentists today. Dr. David Silverstrom and Dr. Gary Silverstrom will use the latest in cosmetic and restorative dentistry to restore your smile to full function and appearance. Contact The Silverstrom Group in Livingston, New Jersey by calling (973) 797-9345. The Silverstrom Group is located at 580 South Livingston Avenue, Livingston, New Jersey.