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Gingival Uniformity Modulation System (G.U.M.S)

GUMS Procedure: What is GUMS? How Does GUMS Make The Transition

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Gingival Uniformity Modulation System (G.U.M.S) or in short call GUMS is a patented cosmetic treatment process developed by Britegums founder Dr. Robert Stanley, DDS. His impetus to discover a successful treatment came from the many dental patients seeking a solution to black gums. We gave our process the self-descriptive name, ‘Pinkening.’

Black Gums are Normal

Black or dark gums result from an excess of melanin or pigment cells in some people’s gums. Dark-skinned people are especially susceptible to black gums. The individual amount of pigment-producing cells or melanin determines our unique skin tone. That can carry over into the amount of pigment in our oral tissues as well. Dark gums are a normal condition and no threat to health. So is gray hair, darkened teeth, skin wrinkles, and crooked noses. That is a small consolation for those people looking at themselves in the mirror each morning with discontent. Some are fine with the normal state of their black gums. Others are not.

GUMS Procedure – Find A Solution

Our dental patients were begging for a solution. The available options before Brightgums were painful, invasive, and very expensive with uncertain results. We took the technology available to us, which is radio waves. We then incorporated delicate pediatric brushes and devised a dental tool to deliver the treatment. The result is G.U.M.S: our patented cosmetic process to gently brush away the thin layer of pigment-producing cells from dark gums. In two or three weeks, pinkening will be complete to clients’ joy and their brightest smile ever. Also check out the Britegums procedure

We live in a competitive world, and making a good first impression includes looking our best. We work out in gyms to rid ourselves of natural fat. We dye our hair to enhance our natural hair color. Tooth whitening is so prevalent that we notice those who don’t do it. We don’t hesitate to remove unsightly birthmarks or the wrinkles that come with age. We need all the self-confidence we can get to compete in our chosen arena. Knowing we are putting our best foot and smile forward boosts our self-confidence.

GUMS Makes the Transition from Dark to Pink Gums so Easy

Brightegums uses our patented and FDA-approved dental instrument that uses radiosurgery technology for Pinkening. There is no cutting, grinding, or bleaching. We counted the reasons why this system is the solution of which you’ve dreamed. You may be able to add a few more.

  • There is no pain as we brush away the surface cells that produce excess melanin.
  • You can expect a successful outcome with only one session.
  • Downtime is minimal, and you can return to your daily routine immediately.
  • Best results will be revealed in a few weeks when the gums are fully healed.
  • This cosmetic is treatment is more affordable than previous invasive solutions.
  • Financing is available upon request.
  • Results are often permanent since those cells do not tend to grow back.
  • The process is entirely safe.
  • The result is your brightest possible smile to bestow upon the world.

Call Britegums on 866-274-8348 and schedule your free consultation for a better GUMS Procedure. We are ready to answer all of your questions. Contact here: https://britegums.com/contact-us/

Physiologic Pigmentation and Diffuse Pigmentation

What are Physiologic and Diffuse Pigmentation?

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Physiologic and Diffuse Pigmentation are just two of the many medical terms used to identify dark pigmentation in the gums of individuals.

What is Physiologic Pigmentation?

Physiologic Pigmentation simply means the pigmentation is normal. The cause does not stem from illness, medications, or exposure to metals. It indicates that the degree of pigmentation is within a normal range for the individual. Normal is a broad range because it’s different for each individual.

There are variations within races and ethnic groups. The reason for the variations is due to the blending of our global population Excess oral pigmentation is most often found in those with dark skin. However,  a small percentage of light-skinned people are affected as well.

What is Diffuse Pigmentation?

Diffuse Pigmentation refers to the span of the pigmentation. Areas of darker skin caused by excess melanin can appear just about anywhere on the body. It covers a specified area.

For our purposes, we at Britegums consider the condition as diffuse pigmentation when it covers the gum area. It’s possible to have all pink gums with one dark spot. It spreads over the entire gum surface, including the Gingival or gum line, where the gum encircles the teeth. Pigmented areas can appear in people as young as two as well as older individuals. Most often, we see it in middle-aged clients.

Is Diffuse Physiological Pigmentation Normal?

Pigmentation may color the gum area very dark or black with purple or blue shades. It could just as likely be any shade lighter than that. Diffused Physiological Pigmentation may be normal, but we at Britegums have met many who are not satisfied with the explanations.

Their idea of normal is pink healthy-looking gums that enhance their bright smile. Until now, their treatment option involved pain, extended healing time, significant expense, and uncertain results. It’s no surprise that a caring and thoughtful dentist blessed with brilliance found a solution and called his cosmetic treatment Britegums.

Britegums Technology For Cosmetic Treatment

The Britegums cosmetic treatment is named Pinkening, and rightly so. One session will reveal your pink gums. Treatment is administered using specialized patented brushes and radio waves delivered via FDA-approved instruments.

The layer of pigmented cells on your gums is very thin. Our highly trained technicians use the radio waves to gently brush away those outer cells, revealing your pink gums. After one painless treatment, you can expect your gums to gradually pinken up over the next few weeks as they heal completely. Contact us here.

What Is The Cosmetic Treatment for Physiologic and Diffused Pigmentation? 

Britegums cosmetic treatment for removing dark gum pigmentation, or Pinkening, is unlike any other previously offered solutions. The treatment is painless and long-lasting. Since it’s difficult for those cells to regenerate, results may be permanent.

There’s no downtime from work or daily activities. The treatment is affordable, and the only requirement is good oral health. Pinkening is an effective treatment that will boost your self-confidence by revealing your brightest smile.


Call Britegums at 866-274-8348 for more information and to schedule your free consultation. You may also visit us on the web at: https://britegums.com/what-is-britegums/

Racial, Ethnic or Multifocal Pigmentation

Learn more about Racial Pigmentation, Ethnic Pigmentation and Multifocal Pigmentation

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Racial pigmentation, ethnic pigmentation, and multifocal pigmentation in the gums and oral mucus membranes are not a health threat. However, many people feel that darkly pigmented gums limit the self-confidence afforded by a bright white smile.

The Britegums Solution

You may not be familiar with the exciting cosmetic procedure that addresses racial pigmentation, ethnic pigmentation, and multifocal pigmentation in gums. At Britegums, we call it Gum Pinkening. A leading dentist developed this safe and highly effective cosmetic treatment in answer to patient appeals. Like most people, these patients wanted to achieve their brightest possible smile. They wanted to go beyond tooth whitening and pink up their gums by eliminating dark pigmentation.

Despite the efforts of others, acceptable treatments for removing the discoloration and revealing the natural pink gums were elusive. That is, until the establishment of Britegums. This technologically advanced cosmetic process is everything afflicted people could hope for:

  • Quick
  • Affordable
  • Painless
  • Long-Lasting
  • Effective

The treatment extracts the excess melanin responsible for the dark or blotchy gum pigment experienced by many people.

Causes of Darkly Pigmented Gums

Discoloration in gums can be caused by heavy tobacco use, medication, poor oral health, and even disease. White gums are especially problematic, requiring the expertise of oral health professionals. However, for the majority of people, discoloration is perfectly normal.

People of color naturally have more melanin which results in skin darkening pigmentation. We see racial and ethnic pigmentation in varying degrees in the gums of East Asian, South Asian, and Black races in our practice. Our Britegums clients choose our oral cosmetic treatment to achieve a brighter smile.

Those for whom ethnicity alone is the cause for dark gums can benefit from  Britegums treatment to restore a pinker color. That’s why we refer to our technologically advanced treatments as ‘pinkening.’ It’s especially beneficial for treating the Gingival, which is that darker gum line that wraps around the teeth.

Multifocal pigmentation is the discoloration of the mucus membrane in your mouth. Those with the condition may feel it interferes with their best and brightest smile. It’s important to note that this condition may accompany oral disease or result from certain medications. However, as with all racial and ethnic pigmentation, multifocal pigmentation is more likely to be in your genetic makeup.

Britegums cosmetic treatment can produce the desired coral pink in the gums and oral mucus membranes of those with Racial, Ethnic or Multifocal Pigmentation. As long as you enjoy good oral health, you can expect a successful result after only one treatment. We want to emphasize that our cosmetic treatment is not an option if the discoloration results from disease.


Britegums Cosmetic Treatments Are Effective

Britegums cosmetic treatment for darkly pigmented gums uses state-of-the-art, FDA Approved radio wave technology. The treatment referred to as dental electrosurgery, gently removes the melanin cells responsible for the pigmentation. The instrument we use is equipped with our patented brushes. It’s like gently brushing away a thin layer of gum tissue to expose the pink tissue underneath.

Treatments are painless, usually permanent, and there’s no downtime. Complete healing will require a few weeks but won’t interfere with day-to-day life. Results continue to improve during the healing process.

The Best Candidate for Britegums Cosmetic Treatments

It’s you if your dark gums are a genetic, racial, and or multifocal pigmentation gift to you from your gene pool. Also, you will need to have good oral health. The only other criterion required is your own desire for pink gums. Not everyone with dark pigmentation in their gums or oral mucus membrane is bothered by the condition. Like anything else, teeth whitening, wrinkle treatments, liposuction, and more are personal preferences. If it bothers you, do something about it. With Britegums technology, a safe and effective option is now available to you.

Contact us at Britegums for more information and your free consultation. Find out here how you can have your best and brightest smile by calling 866-274-8348.

You might be interested in: What is Gum Pinking? How to treat black gums

Real Results: Gum Lightening

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Do Gum Lightening Treatments Exist?

You’ve been searching for a real solution to the dark spots on your gums for years. You’ve heard of gum bleaching, gum cutting, and gum lasering but none of those sound like the quick, pain-free sort of solution you’re looking for.

A few years ago, you would’ve been out of luck. Up until 2017, the procedures available that said they could remove diffuse gingival pigmentation were limited. They were also painful and provided patients temporary results. The majority of the time, patients who get their gums “bleached” will see pigmentation return to their gums within a year or two.

If you go through the process of brightening your gums, you want the results to look great for a long time. You probably also want a short healing time, minimal pain, and affordability. In 2017, Dr. Robert Stanley realized that there were many people out there who didn’t like the appearance of their gums but they didn’t have a safe, cost-effective way to brighten them. He talked to one of his patients who had dark gums about what she would want out of a gum lightening treatment. It was pretty simple: she wanted real results that would heal quickly and look great for years to come. After months of research and development, Britegums® was born. 

How Does Gum Lightening Work?

At Britegums, we call the act of removing pigmentation from the gums “pinkening” instead of “lightening” because the treatment reveals pink gums. Pinkening involves using a small brush-like instrument to push radio waves against the gums. The radio waves gently lift both the melanin and the melanocytes (the cells that produce the melanin). Unlike with previous gum lightening methods, Britegums® offers more long-lasting results because it removes melanocytes and not just melanin. By getting rid of the melanocytes, Britegums® greatly reduces the chances of the pigmentation returning in the future.

Britegums® is non-invasive and we use numbing medicine to keep it pain-free for the patient. After the procedure, patients typically need very little time to get back to their normal schedule. Most Britegums® patients are back to work the very next day.

Because Britegums® uses radio waves, there’s no blood involved with the treatment. The complete healing period usually takes a few months, depending on the case. By the end of it, patients can expect to have pink, uniform gums.

Why Should You Choose Britegums®?

Still unsure if gum lightening is for you? Take a look at our patient gallery and scroll through some of our before and afters on Instagram. For cosmetic procedures, pictures speak louder than words so really spend some time with our before and after images. They’ll give you a good idea of what you can expect your own smile to look like after getting Britegums®.

If you still have questions about our gum lightening treatment, you can head over to our FAQ page. Have some questions that aren’t on the FAQ page? Give us a call at 1-866-274-8348 and we’ll set you up with a complimentary consultation (in-person or virtual) with a Britegums® provider. They will be able to answer any and all questions about pricing, aftercare, and the actual procedure.


Does Gum Brightening Exist?

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Getting the smile you deserve

You’ve had dark spots on your gums for your entire life. Maybe it didn’t bother you when you were younger or maybe you’ve always disliked how they throw off the symmetry of your otherwise perfect smile. You’ve gotten to the point in your life where you’re ready to take the next step to brightening your smile and removing those black spots. The only problem? Your dentist has no idea if a gum brightening procedure even exists. 

The history of gum brightening

For a long, long time there were no gum depigmentation treatments on the market. Cosmetic dentistry really didn’t become a part of the mainstream until the 1980’s and even then, whitening and veneers were more popular than gum procedures like crown lengthening. By the early 2000’s, there were some doctors who were trying to experiment with a way to offer “gum bleaching” to their patients. They found limited success using knives to cut away the pigmentation or lasers to burn it away. Why didn’t those methods work? It’s simple: melanocytes.

The majority of people with gingival pigmentation have it because of an excess of melanin appearing in the gums. Melanocytes produce the melanin that causes the dark-colored spots. If you remove the melanin from the gums using knives or lasers, the purple spots will return because you haven’t removed the cells that create the melanin. Within a year or two, patients who got depigmentation treatments done using knives and lasers would start to see those black spots returning. Any other procedures that popped up in the 2010’s had similar results. There wasn’t a real, concrete way to brighten dark gums

Insert Britegums®

In 2017, one of Dr. Robert Stanley‘s patients asked him what could be done about the dark spots on her gums. At the time, he had never even thought about brightening gums. But, over time, he met with more and more patients who disliked how dark gums affected their smiles. Eventually, it got to the point where he knew he needed to do something. Utilizing his engineering and dentistry backgrounds, Dr. Stanley invented a procedure that could remove not only the melanin from the gums but also the melanocytes. The treatment involves gently brushing radio waves against the gums, which encourages the melanocytes and the melanin cells to dislodge.

After a short healing period, the patients were left with uniform, pink gums. In the majority of cases, the pigmentation did not return and the patients got to keep their new smiles for years. Because the treatment was all about “brightening” dark spots, Dr. Stanley called the procedure Britegums.

Can Britegums® brighten my smile?

Wondering if Britegums is the gum brightening method you’ve been looking for? There are really only two parameters when it comes to getting Britegums:

  • Do you black/purple/brown spots on your gums? 
  • Are your teeth and gums healthy?

If you answered “yes” to both of those questions, you’re a perfect candidate for Britegums and we’d love to have you come in for a complimentary consultation.

If you have pre-existing dental conditions including tooth decay and/or periodontal disease make sure to get that taken care of before coming to visit us. Britegums is a purely cosmetic procedure and cannot treat things like gum disease. If you’re not sure if the pigmentation on your gums is from melanin, take a look at this article about the reasons behind purple gums.


What is “Pinkening”?

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“Pinkening” vs. “Whitening”

Here at Britegums, we call our revolutionary procedure gum “pinkening” since that’s what we’re doing to the gums: pinkening them. If you look up the word “pinkening” in the dictionary, you won’t find a definition.

That’s because “pinkening” (as normal as it sounds) isn’t technically a word — at least, not yet. Dr. Stanley came up with the term “pinkening” to describe the results of the Britegums treatment after realizing that it was similar, in many ways, to whitening. Before the teeth whitening craze in the 1980’s, the word “whitening” probably would’ve sounded completely fictitious to the average person. The concept of using chemicals to whiten teeth was abstract in the first half of the twentieth century. But, by the twenty-first century, it has become an accepted part of modern cosmetic dentistry and an accepted part of our vocabulary. 

Getting “Pinkening” into the dictionary

Right now, Britegums and the term “pinkening” are still in that “far-fetched” phase that teeth whitening had to go through. Very few of the hundreds of thousands of people with black gums realize that they can do something to fix their blotchy, uneven smile. Britegums seems like a strange procedure to a lot of people because it’s so unique. While there are seemingly millions of teeth whitening options on the market, there’s only one gum pinkening option. 

Any new cosmetic procedure takes time to become an accepted part of society. At Britegums, we understand that which is why we chose the word “pinkening” to describe the process. Just like whitening, Britegums is fast, easy, and nearly painless. Patients get brighter, pinker smiles after just one affordable session. Pinkening really isn’t too different from whitening. We like to think of Britegums as a whitening option for your gums instead of your teeth.

In the future, we would love to see the word “pinkening” appear in Webster’s Dictionary, right alongside whitening. Maybe with this as its definition: “the act or process of making blotchy gums pink.”

The solution to black gums is here

Every day, we get calls and form submissions from people who had no idea a gum depigmentation treatment was even available. If you’re one of those people, schedule a free consultation to see how Britegums could transform your smile. If you don’t live near a Britegums provider, feel free to ask for a virtual consultation with Britegums inventor Dr. Stanley. He’ll let you know if you’re a good candidate for the procedure and what you can expect pre and post-op.    

What is Crown Lengthening?

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Britegums is a gingival depigmentation procedure so you may be wondering why we’re talking about crown lengthening. After all, crown lengthening (also called gum contouring) seemingly doesn’t have anything to do with melanin in the gums, right? In cosmetic dentistry, patients rarely need just one specific treatment to radically transform their smile. Britegums can “pinken” gums but what if there’s too much gum showing when you smile? In those cases, Britegums can make the gums less noticeable by removing the pigmentation but that won’t modify the shape of your smile. To change that, you’ll want to look into crown lengthening.

How can crown lengthening transform my smile?

Crown lengthening is a procedure where a doctor lifts the gums, revealing more of the teeth. The procedure is for people with (what some people call) “gummy” smiles, or smiles where too much gum is showing.

Gum contouring is the surgical attempt to create a better teeth-to-gum ratio. For people with “small” teeth (i.e. too much gum in the smile line), this procedure can be life-changing. Unfortunately, just like with gum pigmentation, a lot of people don’t realize that there’s something dentists can do to correct a gummy smile.

Does gum contouring always work?

Gum contouring and crown lengthening are more of a gamble than Britegums. The surgery is somewhat invasive and the gum tissue can, in certain cases, grow back. The healing period after gum contouring is long and, for some, a little uncomfortable. It is undoubtedly an oral surgery so it comes with its own risks and concerns. 

Doctors typically recommend crown lengthening for patients with severe gummy smiles or patients with an uneven gum line. If the gum line isn’t symmetrical, the doctor might only have to shape the gum above one or two teeth instead of the entire smile line. Lots of people have uneven gums over their laterals (the teeth right next to your two front teeth). One may look a little “larger” than the other. Gum contouring can correct that.

Before you get crown lengthening, make sure you’ve talked to your doctor about whether or not you’re a good candidate. The best candidates for any cosmetic dental procedures (Britegums included) have healthy teeth and healthy gums. If your gums are bleeding or inflamed (signs of periodontal disease), the chances of the surgery being a success go down. Make sure to get cavities filled and scaling done before your surgery.

 Where can I get crown lengthening and Britegums?

If you want to know if crown lengthening combined with Britegums is right for you, schedule a consultation with Dr. Robert Stanley, the inventor of Britegums. He’s performed many crown lengthening surgeries and knows what a candidate for the procedure looks like. If you live outside of the Cary, North Carolina area, you can also schedule a virtual consultation. We’ll see you soon!

Black or Brown Gums in Children

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Dark gums can appear in anyone, of any age. If you have dark gums, there’s a good chance your child will have them too. That’s because the most common cause of black gums in children is heredity and ethnicity. If they have a lot of melanin in their skin, that melanin could appear in their gums as dark spots. 

Unfortunately, ethnicity isn’t the only factor when understanding and diagnosing dark gums in kids. There are a few other reasons why your child might have dark gums — all of which are connected to serious illness. As with adults, improper oral hygiene and severe plaque build-up can cause swollen, discolored gums. Internal bleeding may cause spontaneous darkening of the gums. Necrosis of the gum tissue and HIV can also cause a child’s gums to look dark and discolored. 

Necrotizing Tissue

Sometimes, the death of gum tissue can be attributable to trench mouth (known clinically as ulcerative gingivitis).

This painful swelling of the gums is caused by a surfeit of bacteria in the mouth. “Trench mouth” takes its name from World War I, when soldiers who spent long periods in trenches would develop the condition due to a lack of oral hygiene.

In today’s times (where poor oral hygiene is less common), emotional stress, inadequate nutrition and infections in the mouth and neck can also cause trench mouth. All these factors point to problem in the home and should be managed carefully by professionals.

Symptoms of trench mouth include:

  • Ulcers between teeth
  • Foul breath
  • Bad taste
  • Fever
  • Gum inflammation
  • Gray film
  • Pain
  • Bleeding due to any pressure applied (as in brushing)
  • Fatigue


While black gums in infants are usually due to genetics, this characteristic can also be caused by teething. As their baby teeth come in, the gums may become a little swollen and discolored. 

If, however, this spotting appears to be spreading, internal bleeding should be suspected. Any sudden changes in the coloration of gum tissue in infants and children should be investigated immediately.


Most cases of dark gums in children are due to a preponderance of melanin in the body. Melanin production is determined by heredity and is the reason for different hair and skin colors. The more melanin you have, the darker your skin, hair, and potentially gums will be.

If you’ve ruled out all the other reasons for dark gums in your child, it may be time to sit down with them and explain how genetics works and why their smile is the way it is. Kids love to question things so, at some point, they’re probably going to ask about the dark spots on their gums. Remind them that it’s completely normal to have black gums, just as it’s completely normal to have dark hair or skin.

As they get older, they’ll either forget their self-consciousness about their gum tissue pigmentation or feel compelled to do something about it.  Some adults with dark gums are perfectly happy with them. Others, not so much.


Not so long ago, there were no real options to black gums treatment. Some doctors used knives and lasers to cut away at the gum tissue but the results were painful and temporary. But now, the revolutionary Britegums treatment has changed the game. Britegums is the virtually painless, extremely fast, and 100% safe way to get the pink gums you deserve.

When a patient approached Britegums creator Dr. Robert Stanley about her splotchy gums, he spent months investigating how to remove the pigmentation. He discovered that there wasn’t a viable option for gingival depigmentation on the market yet. That’s when he knew he needed to do something.

Using radio waves and patented brushes, Britegums removes the superficial layer of tissue, taking the melanin responsible for the pigmentation with it.

Contact us to find out more about Britegums.

Why Are My Gums Purple?


You take good care of your teeth and you’re proud of them — as you should be! Your smile is often times the first thing people see and you want yours to be perfect. Maybe you’ve gone through orthodontics or whitening to get your teeth the right shade and alignment but you’re still struggling to get the look you want because of the color of your gums. The splotchy dark spots on your gums are ruining the smile you’ve worked hard to get.

Gum pigmentation is a common but rarely discussed problem. Tons of people have it but few know why or how to correct it. We’re trying to break down some of the mystery around dark gums, one question at a time! The first one (and the most commonly asked one) is why?

We hear this question a lot at Britegums: Why are my gums splotchy? Why are my gums dark? Why are my gums purple?


For many people with dark or unevenly pigmented gums, the answer may simply be melanin. Those who have a lot of melanin in their bodies naturally have darker skin tones. Those who have little are naturally paler. Melanin is what allows skin to tan and a lack of it is what causes skin to burn.

Melanin can appear differently in different parts of the body. While it gives even color to the skin, it appears as blotchy patches in the gums. 


In rarer cases, the color of your gums can change as you get older. If this change isn’t accompanied by any symptoms (like pain or bleeding), it’s a naturally occurring process that’s harmless. It might be a little distressing to see such a big change in your smile but it’s not necessarily a reason to worry. 

Of course, if this does happen to, talk to your dentist about your current health. Even if you feel perfectly fine, there may be an underlying health-related issue.


Everyone knows smoking is bad for you but you probably don’t know about what it can do to your gums. Longterm smoking can lead to a condition called Smoker’s Melanosis which is gum pigmentation related to tobacco consumption. Your gums may become purple or brown and your palate and the insides of your cheeks may also change.

Purple or brown gums in smokers is a bad sign. Unlike with melanin, dark gums from smoking may signal gum disease or even oral cancer. if you notice your gums changing color from smoking, go to your dentist immediately. 


There are a few medications currently available that are linked to changes in gum tissue pigmentation. If you notice a change in your gums after starting a new medication, talk to your doctor about it. Most of the time, these are purely cosmetic symptoms of the medicine but for some, it could be a sign of a deep-rooted illness. It’s always a good idea to check with your doctor when something as drastic as your gum color suddenly changes. 

Gum Disease

Gum disease (also called periodontal disease) may actually be causing your gum discoloration. Periodontal disease is essentially a bacterial infection beneath the gums that can cause gum loss, bone loss, and tooth loss. In short, it isn’t pretty.

As the disease worsens, gums can change shape and color. Patients report seeing their gums swell and become discolored as the bacteria eats away at the tissue.

If you see a purple spot develop on your gums, please go to your dentist to have it examined. It could be linked to periodontal disease or it could be a sign of oral cancer. The only time you don’t need to be concerned about gum discoloration is when you’ve had it your whole life. If you see it develop, it’s best to get it looked at.


If you’ve been to your dentist to ensure you’re not suffering from any of the conditions noted, but you’re still self-conscious about your purple gums, we have an answer.

Patented Britegums technology is the contemporary solution to hyperpigmentation in the gum tissue. Fast and virtually painless, Britegums is also long lasting (sometimes permanent) and affordable.

Find out more about this unique treatment for dark and uneven gum pigmentation to discover if Britegums is right for you.

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Are Black Gums Permanent?

The Real Fact Of Black Gums You Should Know

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Are black gums permanent?

Most of the people who want to get Britegums originally assumed that their gum discoloration wasn’t something they could get rid of. Dermatologists can remove freckles and moles but there are few solutions for large swatches of discoloration (birthmarks, etc.) — and that’s talking about discoloration on the skin. Gum pigmentation is a whole different (and harder) game.

With every passing year, medical specialists make small but steady steps toward better technology. Things that seemed impossible twenty years ago have become routine procedures today. Just look at dental whitening. In the 1960’s, no one had even heard of the term “whitening”. By 2000, it had become an accepted term for a popular procedure.

As cheesy as it sounds, the “impossible” truly is possible — as long as someone has enough time and determination.

Developing Britegums®

A few years ago, Dr. Robert Stanley had both. He had numerous patients in his Cary, North Carolina office asking about their discolored gums and he knew he needed to at least try to find a solution. For months, he poured over dentistry journals and engineering textbooks, trying to piece together a feasible way to remove melanin from the gums without destroying the delicate tissue with lasers or knives.

Finally, he discovered that radio waves have the ability to “magnetically” lift melanin and melanocytes (melanin factory cells) without damaging the pink tissue. At the time, dermatologists were already using radio waves to remove moles and freckles but the tools they used were too rough for use on sensitive gingival tissue. This is where Dr. Stanley used his engineering background to design a tiny brush that could gently emit radio waves without causing gum damage. 

After designing the brush, Dr. Stanley rigorously tested the Britegums® process. It proved to be safe, easy, and incredibly effective at “pinkening” gums. After finishing a healing period, Britegums® patients have pink, healthy gums and the smile they’ve always wanted. The success of the treatment proved that spotty, black gums do not have to be permanent. 

Am I a good Britegums®️ candidate?

Interested in brightening your dark gums? Britegums® may be the gum brightening solution you’ve been looking for. Before signing up for a consultation, make sure you meet the following parameters:

  • You have dark spots or dark patches on your gums that are not cancerous. If the spots developed recently, please have your dentist look at them as they are most likely not caused by melanin production. People with excess melanin in their gums are typically born that way.
  • You do not have any outstanding dental treatment. As with any cosmetic procedure, we want your teeth and gums to be healthy prior to treatment. Britegums® providers cannot perform Britegums® on patients with periodontal disease. Please make sure you’re up to date on your dental cleanings and have healthy gums before coming in for a consultation.

If you answered “yes” to both of those, we’d love to schedule a complimentary consultation with you! During the in-person or virtual consultation, you’ll have the opportunity to talk with a Britegums® provider about the process. They’ll go over prices, aftercare, and the procedure itself. 

Ready to get started? Give us a call at 1-866-274-8348. We’ll see you soon!

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