Do you wake up every morning, look in the mirror, and all you can see are your purple gums? Do people comment on how great your smile is, but all you can think of are those strange purple spots? Your dentist might call them hypoplasia or leukoplakia, but you know them as purple gums. You’re not alone – many people have this problem, but few know what to do about it. Don’t worry!
The Most Common Causes:
The two most common causes of purple gums are poor oral hygiene and poor diet. If you have a lot of sugar in your diet or your brushing and flossing routine is not up to snuff, you may notice purple gums. However, it’s important to note that while dark-colored gums can be caused by poor hygiene or diet, they can also indicate other health problems like gum disease or a Vitamin B12 deficiency. If your mouth looks purple, it’s best to go talk to your dentist; he or she will be able to determine what’s causing it and recommend treatment options if needed.
Many people with purple gums choose to use natural remedies in order to lighten their teeth. These include ingredients such as coconut oil, baking soda, honey, lemon juice, and cinnamon. There are also prescription treatments for blotchy gums that your dentist can suggest. While these treatments may work for some people, it’s important to keep in mind that they can be costly. And if you have sensitive teeth or gums, they could actually make things worse because of side effects or a negative reaction. When dealing with sensitive gum tissue around your smile, it might make more sense to try a home remedy first before resorting to something stronger (and pricier).
Professional Treatment Options:
Before committing to professional teeth whitening, make sure you get your dentist’s opinion. He or she can take a look at your gums and give you advice on what type of treatment will work best for you. Most likely, it won’t be a time in front of bright light (though some types of laser treatments are noninvasive). Your dentist is also familiar with any pre-existing conditions that might require special care during professional teeth whitening. If not, then we recommend talking to friends about their experiences—and always make sure your dentist is accredited by organizations like The American Dental Association or The Academy of General Dentistry. After all, gum disease runs rampant in America!
If you’re one of those people who have always noticed that their gums are purple, then don’t worry—it’s completely normal! Your gums can sometimes appear as a different color from your teeth, but it doesn’t necessarily mean you have something wrong. While some people think purple or red-colored gums may be a sign of something more serious, such as an infection or gum disease, it is usually just because of genetics. Purple gums are often caused by melanin pigments in your saliva; however, there isn’t much to do except make sure you practice good oral hygiene! Keep brushing twice a day and flossing daily to ensure that you keep your teeth healthy while avoiding any further discoloration.