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A 45-year-old member asked:

is it likely bad to have light pink gums?

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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
Periodontics 56 years experience
It's OK: Usually healthy gums are pink and firm the problem is when they turn red that means they are filled with blood and are swollen keep them pink.
Dr. William Jakavick
Cosmetic Dentistry 37 years experience
Light pink gums: No it is not bad as long as they are not white in appearance which could suggest anemia or anoxia, pink is the healthy color for gums. Red equates with inflammation or early infection.
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Periodontics 42 years experience
Good: Pink is good!

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A 44-year-old member asked:

Do my gums look healthy if pink and shiney?

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Dr. STEPHEN PERRY
Dentistry 48 years experience
Yes, partially: Pink is the right color rather than bright red or magenta. The critical area is often the gums between the teeth that are called papillae. Pink here is really good. The texture of the gums should be stippled, not shiny and smooth. Shiny and blood could indicate edema and beginning inflammation. Inflammation in the gums is a serious problem. It leads to bacterial presence in your blood vessel.
A 40-year-old member asked:

Can i still have periodontal disease if the gums look pink and normal?

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Dr. Ragan Faler
Dentistry 24 years experience
Signs: Gum disease can be generalized or localized to certain areas. The front teeth may be healthy and pink, while the areas you cannot see may be breaking down. Redness is just one of many signs of gum disease. Your dentist or periodontist, gum specialist, should do a through exam with charting and x-rays and show you exactly where the treatment is needed.
A 36-year-old member asked:

Color of bottom gums seem to become less pink, what do you suggest?

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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
See your dentist: See your general dentist or a periodontist if you are concerned about the health of your gums.
A 40-year-old member asked:

Color of bottom gums seem to become less pink, should I be concerned?

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Examination: Any change should be evaluated. Have your dentist check and, if necessary, refer you to a periodontist.
Los Angeles, CA
A 46-year-old male asked:

I have dark gums - what is the most recommended procedure to make them pink? Thanks.

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Dark gums: Brown gum pigmentation is inherited and not alterable. Diseased gums may appear red rather than pink, and bringing them back to a state of health will return them to a healthy salmon pink color. Gum question or problem, see a gum/bone specialist, a Periodontist, for state of the art care.

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