The Gums are the Other Half of a Spectacular Smile—CDA Weighs In

Teeth are only half of the scheme of a spectacular smile—the other half is the gums, the tissue that holds those teeth in place.

San Antonio, Texas (March 20, 2018)— The value of a dazzling, perfect smile has only gone up throughout the years—right up to the present in which we find ourselves in today’s digital, connected world. It is a world in which everyone, and the quality of their grin, is totally visible, and the smile’s value nearly priceless. But while it’s those “pearly whites” that gleam and shine, an equal responsibility for the impeccable smile is actually shared by the gums1. It is the gums that hold those teeth in place, and the size of the gums as compared to the size of the teeth mean everything when it comes to oral appearance. CDA is an expert authority on the vital importance of gum health as it relates to cosmetic dentistry and overall oral health.

The majority of people do not have a correct balance between teeth and gums (called dentition). This is not something that needs to remain an issue, however, as there are procedures that correct the appearance of the gums. At the top of the list of such procedures is cosmetic gum surgery which helps correct the size of the gums in relation to the teeth.

“Gum health is at the very heart of a brilliant, attractive smile,” said renowned cosmetic dentist Dr. John Moore. “Not only that, it is gum health that can establish the overall condition of a person’s dental health, and literally mean the difference between good and bad teeth.”

Dental health is cared for through regular dental visits. Unfortunately, though, only 35.4 percent of working-age adults visit the dentist regularly2, which means that a high percentage of periodontal disease—disease of the gums—goes undetected. Not only does this mean bacteria breaking down bone and tissue leading to degraded support and lost teeth, but it means that the oral appearance degrades along with them. According to a 2015 study, there may even be a connection between periodontal disease and breast cancer.

It is evident, then, that for both a fantastic smile and great oral health, care must be taken of the gums. CDA, in addressing both oral health and dental appearance, takes the gums into total consideration with regard to treatment.

About Cosmetic Dental Associates (CDA) 

World-renowned cosmetic dentist John Moore, Jr., DDS, established Cosmetic Dental Associates (CDA) in San Antonio, Texas, more than 35 years ago. Educated as an artist and seeking the pinnacle of artistry for his profession, Dr. Moore is a pioneer of true aesthetics in cosmetic dentistry. Additionally, CDA is among a select group of ultra-modern cosmetic dental offices that can offer patients treatments with solutions designed in an in-office dental lab. Visit https://33smile.com

About John Moore, Jr., DDS 

Dr. Moore decided to dedicate his life to dentistry after an orthodontist literally saved his smile from buck-toothed ruin at a young age. In addition to the run-of-the-mill training in traditional math and sciences that most dentists do, Dr. Moore took the highly unusual step of engaging in formal art education, as well. This combination has enabled a career of creating beautiful smiles that sparkle: life-like, diamond-cut teeth that have empowered his patients to command the careers and live the lives they’ve always wanted. 

  1. “Cosmetic Gum Surgery For A Healthy And Youthful Smile.” Check Biotech First, 6 Mar. 2018
  2. “What Your Gums Are Trying to Tell You.” Oprah.com


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