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Do you have questions about Britegums®? Don’t worry, we have the answers to your commonly asked questions! If there is a question we haven’t answered, make sure to contact us today for an answer to your inqury!
Britegums® is a revolutionary cosmetic treatment that turns dark or blotchy gums into pink healthy-looking gums. Variations in gum coloration are normal. Usually, gums appear dark or blotchy due to a higher concentration of melanin or imbalances in pigmentation. Britegums® is the only long-lasting, painless gum pinkening™ solution to dark or blotchy gums on the market today.
Britegums® uses gum pinkening™ radio waves and a collection of patented brushes to reveal the natural pink gums underneath the pigmented tissue. Radio waves are transmitted via a dental radiosurge, an FDA approved dental instrument. As radio waves brush away pigmentation in the gums, your natural pink gums are revealed.
Britegums® is NOT a dental treatment for periodontal disease (gum disease) or gingivitis. Britegums® is an elective cosmetic procedure to pinken gums in individuals who are concerned by the appearance of their dark or blotchy gums.
Dark or blotchy gums can often result in patients anxiety, causing people to become self-conscious about their smile. Britegums® is a long-lasting, pain-free gum pinkening™ procedure. In just one visit, the pigmentation of your gums will be removed, in many case permanently!* Most treatments take less than an hour. Results can be seen only days after treatment is completed with total healing within a few weeks.
The length of our gum pinkening™ treatment depends on the severity of your case, and can only be determined by your doctor; however, the average case takes only a single treatment!
All dentists interested in treating patients with the Britegums® gum pinkening™ process must attend and complete specialized instructional sessions to become trained Britegums® authorized providers. Use our Find a Provider feature to find a doctor nearest you! If your dentist does not yet offer the Britegums® option, they can contact us to begin the training process.
As with most dental procedures, local anesthetic is used to keep you comfortable during your procedure, and will wear off within a few hours of treatment. Most patients report zero pain after the procedure. Others have reported minor discomfort that can be alleviated with acetaminophen or ibuprofen. Also, there is little to no bleeding, since the radio waves used in the gum pinkening™ procedure immediately begin to heal the tissue.
Most patients need only a single gum pinkening™ treatment. The cost varies depending on the severity of pigmentation, but it is surprisingly affordable. In many cases comparable to comprehensive teeth whitening. Your Britegums® authorized provider will create a customized treatment plan that is tailored to your specific needs.
Because medical benefits differ significantly from policy to policy, you should review your personal plan to determine eligibility. However, in general, most cosmetic procedures are not covered by dental or medical insurance.
Many Britegums® authorized providers offer flexible payment plans or financing options. We want a pink healthy smile to be available to everyone! Find a provider in your area to discuss possible payment options for your Britegums® treatment.
YES! The patented Britegums® process utilizes gum pinkening™ radio waves to gently brush away darkly pigmented or blotchy gum tissue. This Radiosurge technology is an FDA approved device for dental treatment and is a safe, pain-free way to enhance your dark or blotchy smile!
Results for your gum pinkening™ treatment should begin to appear over the healing process. Most patients take 3-4 weeks to completely heal from a single treatment, but results can be seen in as little as 7 days following treatment.
The results of the Britegums® are long-lasting, and in many cases permanent!* Melanocytes, the types of cells that produce melanin in the body, are often unable to regrow in an area where they are removed. Therefore, Britegums® gum pinkening™ is the one procedure with the most effective results.
Our gum pinkening™ process is specially designed for those who have dark or blotchy gums as a part of their smile. Visit the Is it For Me? page and answer the simple questions for yourself, or request a one-on-one consultation with an authorized provider who will determine if Britegums® is right for you.
GUMS™, or Gingival Uniformity Modulation System, is the science behind the Britegums® proccess. During your procedure, your dental provider will brush away the pigmented tissue, or gingiva, that is discolored, leaving behind perfectly uniform pink gums. This system of treatment is completely unique. There is no cutting, scraping, grinding or lasers, all of which are painful or temporary. Our gum pinkening™ procedure is fast, pain-free and long-lasting.
YES, if you have stable periodontal disease, you are still a candidate for Britegums®! You should start by seeking treatment for this condition from your dentist. If you are unsure of your gum health status, then visit any authorized Britegums® provider to get started on a path to a beautiful pink, healthy, new smile.
Yes, but only after your gingivitis is treated. Treatment for gingivitis is typically fast and easy. Start by talking to your dentist about your condition and treatment options. Once the gingivitis is eliminated, then talk to an authorized Britegums® provider near you to reveal your bright new smile.
Doctors call the condition of dark or blotchy gums a variety of medical terminology including:
- Melanin hyper-pigmentation
- Pigmented gingival
- Melanin pigmentation
- Black gums
- Pigmented epithelium
- Physiologic gingival melanin pigmentation
- Gingival Hyperpigmentation
- Gingival pigmentation
- Racial pigmentation
- Physiologic pigmentation
- Smoker’s melanosis
- Diffuse pigmentation
- Multifocal pigmentation
- Focal pigmentation
- Oral mucosal pigmentation
- Oral pigmentation
- Multifocal pattern of homogeneous bilaterally symmetrical brownish pigmentation
Dark or blotchy gums have many different names, as the medical community has not unified on a single nomenclature for the condition of dark or blotchy gums. You may have heard dark gums called:
- Dark gums
- Black gums
- Blotchy gums
- Spotted gums
- Chocolate gums
Typically, dark or blotchy gums are a condition developed naturally by the body’s production of melanin and can present in the gum tissue. However, other causes may include:
- smokers’ melanosis (32.9%)
- Amalgam tattoo (18.9%)
- focal melanotic macules (5.7%)
- post inflammatory pigmentation (1.6%)
- pigmentation due to medications or systemic disease (0.52%)
- heavy metal deposits (0.26%)
- oral nevus (0.26%)
To learn more about any of these causes of dark or blotchy gum tissue and to receive an official diagnosis of your condition, please schedule a visit with an authorized Britegums® provider.
*Results vary from patient to patient.