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What Causes a “Gummy” Smile and Can You Fix it?

You know what they say, “You are never fully dressed without a smile!” So if you are insecure flashing those pearly whites, you may feel like you are missing something to make you as confident as you can be. For many years, patients have looked to correct their “gummy” smile with Dr. Kao in order to achieve a look that makes them confident. For more information on correcting a “gummy” smile with the expert periodontist in Los Angeles, contact Dr. Kao today.

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Gum Disease and Systemic Health Problems

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Many people do not  know just how important your oral and gum health are. They are integral to your overall health and well-being. Our bodies are made up of systems that all connect to one another, so one area can greatly affect another. Who knew your gums and your heart were closely bound? What about your gums and your lungs? We will explain the connection between gum disease and other systemic diseases and health problems to help you understand the extreme importance of gum health. To get a more in-depth education on your gum health, consult the top periodontist in Los Angeles, Dr. Kao.

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How Does Gum Disease Start?

Gum Disease Start

Whether you have been diagnosed with gum disease or are just beginning to experience symptoms you think could be gum disease, you are absolutely not alone. According to the CDC, nearly half of adults in the United States have some type of gum disease, this is where having an expert periodontist comes in handy.

Though some gum disease is much more serious than others, all of them are preventable if you are well informed about your own oral health, but undoing the damage is up to you!

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What is Dental Crown Lengthening?

What is Dental Crown Lengthening?

With all of the dental procedures out there, it can be difficult to figure out what is what. One such procedure that, while a common surgical procedure, is sometimes unknown to the general public (unless you or someone you know have had one) is dental crown lengthening.

To see a periodontist in Los Angeles, feel free to contact Dr. Kao, for dental services including dental crown lengthening, dental implants, and cosmetic gum sculpting.

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