Have you ever noticed that your gums appear out of proportion to your smile? If so, you can have a condition called excessive gingival exposure, popularly known as a gummy smile. A gummy smile is a condition where more than 4 mm of gums are visible above your upper teeth when smiling.
Sometimes, a gummy smile is not just the reason for an unattractive smile but can also indicate poor oral health. You run the risk of gum disease, foul breath, and swollen, sore gums with an untreated gummy smile.
But let us tell you the good news: this issue is treatable! With just one trip to the dentist, you can have a movie star’s smile. To help you with it, we have discussed the various factors that cause the gummy smile and its possible cures.