Gum Bleaching in Beverly Hills

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Dark or unusually colored gums can take an otherwise picture-perfect smile and make it less attractive. While they may not be inherently unhealthy, discolored gums are something that many people would prefer to do away with so that they can gain their smiles and self-confidence back.

If you’re one of these people, you’ve come to the right place. Dr. Alex Farnoosh and the team at The Total Smile offer an internationally recognized gum bleaching treatment pioneered by Dr. Farnoosh himself.

Dr. Alex Farnoosh’s Gum Bleaching Technique

In the early 1990s, Dr. Farnoosh suffered from discolored gums that were the result of years of smoking pipes. When one of his patients asked about lightening their gums after receiving bright white veneers, he set out to develop an effective gum bleaching method of his own.

Portrait,Of,Happy,Beautiful,African,Girl,Wearing,Bathrobe,,Smiling,At - Gum Bleaching Dentist in Los Angeles - Dr. Alex Farnoosh After a trial run, testing the treatment on himself, Dr. Farnoosh began offering it to his patients. He has since gone on to have his patented gum bleaching technique recognized in the International Journal of Periodontics and has provided his treatment to thousands of patients from the U.S. and Canada.

What Causes Discolored Gums?

Discolored gums are the result of hyperpigmentation, a condition in which there is an overabundance of melanin present in the gingival tissue. Melanin is the chemical that creates skin tone. The more melanin there is, the darker the skin will be.

The causes of hyperpigmentation in the gingival tissue can vary widely, but the following are the most common:

  • Poor oral hygiene
  • Smoking or chewing tobacco
  • Certain medications
  • Endocrine disorders
  • Genetics

Hyperpigmentation can occur in people of all races and ethnicities, but it is more common in those who have darker skin tones, as there is a greater presence of melanin in their bodies. Dark or discolored gums are most frequently found in those of Asian, Mediterranean, African, or Middle Eastern descent.

Do I Qualify for Gum Bleaching?

If you have dark or discolored gums that make you feel self-conscious or unattractive and you feel that a gum bleaching treatment could improve your quality of life, you’re most likely a good candidate for the procedure.

However, you must practice good oral hygiene and have healthy gums to receive treatment. If you suffer from gum disease that is advanced enough, you will have to have it treated before your gum bleaching procedure can be done.

To determine whether you’d make a good candidate for gum bleaching, schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Farnoosh. He will assess your discolored gums and determine the cause. From there, he will be able to suggest either gum bleaching or an alternative treatment.

The Benefits of Gum Bleaching

If you’re unsure about whether gum bleaching is for you, then just take a look at some of the many benefits this amazing treatment has to offer.

It Can Make Your Smile More Attractive

Hyperpigmentation is not considered dangerous in and of itself, but to many, it is considered unattractive. This can be damaging to the self-esteem of anyone who has this condition.

Gum bleaching treatment can provide you with healthy-looking gums that will make your smile shine brighter than ever before.

It Can Improve Your Self-Confidence

The biggest benefit of this treatment is that you can rebuild your self-esteem and feel attractive and confident once again. It’s not easy to feel good about yourself if you’re always reluctant to smile.

When you receive a gum bleaching treatment, you’ll be happy to smile whenever you get the chance. That can give you the self-confidence boost you’ve always been looking for!

It’s a Simple, Effective Procedure

While some other smile-enhancing procedures may take longer and require more surgery, gum bleaching is a fast and non-invasive treatment that you will be reaping the rewards from for a lifetime to come.

Dr. Alex Farnoosh’s own original gum bleaching treatment has his gums looking pink and healthy to this day — more than 25 years later!

It Doesn’t Involve a Lot of Discomfort

Many people are fearful of the dentist and have difficulty committing to any procedures that may cause them significant discomfort. Gum bleaching will cause little to no discomfort at all.

You’ll have a numbing agent applied during the procedure, and following the procedure, you’ll be able to go about your business immediately.

If you have dental anxiety and you’re looking for a smile-enhancing method that won’t cause you much pain at all, Dr. Alex Farnoosh’s gum bleaching procedure is the treatment for you.

This Procedure Is Internationally Recognized

When you choose The Total Smile for your gum bleaching treatment, you’ll receive the added benefit of Dr. Farnoosh’s patented technique, which is internationally recognized and has been adopted by cosmetic dentists around the world.

Simply knowing that you are receiving your treatment from one of the leading experts on the planet should make you feel as comfortable and confident in this procedure as possible.

How Much Does the Gum Bleaching Procedure Cost?

As is the case with many procedures like this, the cost of gum bleaching is going to vary. Things that affect the overall cost include the level of hyperpigmentation, as well as its location and its depth.

If the area that requires treatment is larger, the price of the treatment is going to be higher. You can expect your gum bleaching procedure to cost anywhere from $1,000 to $1,500 or more.

If you require treatment for gum disease before your gum bleaching treatment, you can expect the total cost to be higher.

Dr. Alex Farnoosh also offers financing options to help you get the treatment you need when you need it.

What Does the Gum Bleaching Procedure Entail?

Gum bleaching treatments are customized based on the level of pigmentation, the nature of the discoloration, and the overall oral health of the patient. While some patients may have hyperpigmentation in patches, others have it throughout their gums.

Additionally, some patients have only mild discoloration that requires no surgery, while others may have more significant discoloration that requires minor surgical steps before the gum bleaching.

The procedure itself is quite fast and simple and can generally be performed in one single visit. The treatment is not a particularly painful one, but for those with dental anxiety, rest assured that you will first receive a topical numbing agent that will help to avoid any discomfort.

Keep in mind that it’s not common for patients to feel much discomfort following the procedure, and they can generally return to their normal lives directly after it is complete.

Are There Any Risks Involved?

Because the procedure is generally non-invasive, there is no risk of complications. Rest assured that the only thing that will come of your gum bleaching is a greater sense of self-confidence and a smile that is more attractive than ever before.

Are You in Need of Gum Bleaching Treatment?

Dark or discolored gums can be damaging to your self-confidence, and they can steal your smile from you — but you don’t have to let them do it. A simple gum bleaching treatment can change your life for the better.

If you believe that this procedure might help you, request a complimentary consultation with Dr. Alex Farnoosh today.

Top Rated Gum Bleaching Dentist in Los Angeles

When you think of a beautiful smile, you probably focus on smooth, white teeth that look healthy. But most people do not realize the important role good-looking gums play in a dazzling smile.

As a periodontist, I’ve seen dental implants, crowns, bridges, and veneers improve the appearance of my patient’s teeth; however, as many of my patients know, black or dark gums around the teeth can ruin a smile if left untreated. That’s why my innovative gum lightening treatment, also called gum bleaching, for dark gums is so popular with people from Los Angeles, across the United States, and around the globe.

As part of my commitment to excellent gum care, I am one of the few cosmetic dentists to offer an effective solution for this embarrassing condition. In fact, in the early 1990s, I pioneered a treatment procedure for black and dark gums, and I remain a leader in this specialized field.

See what it’s like to have attractive gums and to smile with total confidence: schedule an appointment with Dr. Alex A. Farnoosh, a celebrity periodontist, or call (310) 928-1796 to set up a consultation. To help make your procedure affordable, Dr. Farnoosh offers several convenient financing options through leading healthcare credit companies.


The Total Smile includes beautiful teeth, contoured lips, and attractive gums. Dr. Farnoosh developed a gum bleaching technique to permanently brighten even the darkest gums. See for yourself the dramatic results patients get after just one treatment.

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Choose an Internationally Recognized Specialist

The International Journal of Periodontics published my gum bleaching methods in an article more than 10 years ago. Since then, I have treated thousands of patients with extremely rewarding results with black gum treatment. Dentists from all over the United States and Canada have referred patients to me, and I am confident that I can provide a dramatic improvement in your gums and your smile with a personalized cosmetic gum enhancement plan.

Candidates for Gum Bleaching

Unusual or dark gum pigmentation occurs more frequently in people with a genetic link to the Middle East or certain areas of Southern Africa but can affect people of all races and ethnicities. Though discolored gums may be healthy, they often look very unattractive.

Women in particular feel that their black gums are unappealing and the source of their self-consciousness. The ideal candidate for gum bleaching has healthy gums and already practices good oral hygiene so that only cosmetic concerns need to be addressed.

If your gums are swollen or inflamed due to gum disease, I will need to treat the underlying disease before your gum bleaching session. Other factors such as smoking, certain medications like minocycline (commonly used for the treatment of acne or periodontal infection), metal-based crowns or restorations, and some systemic diseases also can cause gum discoloration.


Dr. Farnoosh once had dark gums himself from years of pipe smoking. This personal background, along with meeting a patient who wanted lighter gums to match her gleaming new veneers, motivated him to develop a gum bleaching method. He tried his idea on himself first, and as you can see, the impressive results have lasted many years.

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Dr. Farnoosh’s gums are still pink and pristine after 25 years!

Gum Bleaching Benefits

My gum bleaching patients often are amazed that such a simple treatment can make such a significant difference in their lives. Benefits of this treatment include: After a single treatment that takes less than an hour, gum bleaching can remove or reduce the appearance of dark blotches and create pleasant-looking pink gums.

For most patients, gum bleaching restores confidence and makes them less self-conscious about their smiles. Many patients tell me that after their treatment, they are more pleased with their appearance and feel more attractive.

Certified by the American Board of Periodontology International authority on cosmetic dentistry Invented minimally invasive gummy smile correction techniques Pioneered patented gum lightening treatment Authored 40+ works in medical journals Trains dentists in gum bleaching and gummy smile treatments Transformed smiles of thousands of patients around the world.

How Much Does Gum Bleaching Cost?

For the best results, your gums should be healthy and free of gum disease. Several factors can affect the cost of gum bleaching, including: Degree, depth, and location of the discoloration Size of the treatment area Cause of the gum discoloration including contributing factors The typical cost of gum bleaching could be as low as $1,000 to $1,500, and range higher depending on the complexity of the case.

The Gum Bleaching Procedure

Before any treatment, I will thoroughly examine your discolored gums to ensure your health. Because the degree of discoloration and pigment saturation vary for each patient, I will customize treatment based on your needs. Gum discoloration can be spotty or spread across all the gum tissue. Depending on the degree of discoloration, gum bleaching may require no surgery, or I might need to take minor surgical steps to prepare for the bleaching process.

During the procedure, a topical numbing paste will be applied to your gums to ensure your comfort before the bleaching solution is used. My patented gum bleaching technique is relatively simple, and I can treat all areas of gum discoloration in a single visit to my Beverly Hills office.

Patients are often pleasantly surprised by how quickly I am able to perform the procedure. Some patients may benefit from additional dermabrasion or minor surgical procedure to create a more flattering gum appearance.

Risks and Recovery

My patients experience no complications after this treatment. Most patients have no discomfort after the procedure, though patients with very sensitive gums may experience some discomfort for a short time.

You will be able to talk and eat normally without trouble as soon as the treatment is completed. See more information on this and other cosmetic gum surgery procedures in our frequently asked questions. Your treatment results may vary depending on the complexity of your case.

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A friend recommended Dr. Farnoosh to me, and I’m really glad he did! I was battling dark gums and was always self-conscious about my smile. Dr. Farnoosh worked miracles on me and I am eternally grateful. The staff was incredibly friendly, creating a stress-free environment (which is always a plus when you have to see the dentist). Thanks Dr. Farnoosh – I’ll definitely be recommending you to all my friends. – Rick G.