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Gingival (Gum) Excess

Healthy gums are an important part of a person’s general oral hygiene and appearance.  Sometimes in certain people the gums can grow and build up over the front surface of a tooth. This can often occur when patients have braces on their teeth. This formation of extra gum can change the balance between the length of the teeth and the height of the gum line, leading in some cases to a person having an uneven smile.