Besides being fun to do, selfies can lead to finding problems with front teeth which you may not have suspected. A recent report from the UK cited a substantial increase in the number of people who take selfies, then seek treatment for what they believe (rightly or wrongly) to be long (“horsey”) teeth. Horsey teeth are those where the gum line has receded so much that the roots of the teeth are showing. This phenomenon, which afflicts at least half of the population between the age of 18-65 according to the American Dental Association, is called “gingival recession” (receding gums). To the extent that selfies lead to self-assessment as to one’s dental health, it’s a welcome development from the point of view of the dental profession. Correcting receding gums traditionally calls for grafting a sliver of tissue from the root of the mouth and transplanting it to the problem tooth. This results in two surgical sites. The wound at the roof of the mouth leads to the painful symptoms people associate with grafting.
A new scalpel-free, stitch-free method invented by this columnist, is now available all over the world for correcting this “horsey” tooth problem. The entire procedure is done through a “Pinhole.” It’s called Chao Pinhole® Gum Rejuvenation Technique. This method is “easy,” “quick,” and “instant.” It’s easy on the patient because there is practically no pain, swelling or bleeding afterwards. It’s quick because it takes about less than half the time compared to traditional grafting. It’s instant because the patient can see the immediate change without having to waiting for the stitches removed two or three weeks later.
About 1500 dentists are now practicing the Chao Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation in the U.S., Canada and around the world. This includes over 400 periodontists (gum specialists).
Chao Pinhole® Gum Rejuvenation has been featured on at least 300 TV stations across the country, including the Doctor’s Show, KABC (Los Angeles) and KNBC (Los Angeles).
Of course it is possible Selfies may present a distortion of the prominence the front teeth. But if you have doubt about whether you have gum recession, you should visit your dentist. Receding gums means you are losing gum and bone around your teeth. This may be a progressively deteriorating problem which, if not corrected, may in some circumstance lead to premature loss of the tooth.
So, enjoy take pictures of your smile with Selfies. Make your smile even more beautiful by visiting your dentist regularly.
Pinhole Academy is proud to announce the first doctors attending the course from New Zealand, Dr. Timothy Rich and Bermuda, Dr. Lorna Hall. We also welcome Dr. Avu Bakar our 5th doctor from the U.K.
Don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity to learn this revolutionary new procedure, The Pinhole Surgical Technique. Sign up for the Chao Pinhole Seminar with a Hands-On Workshop with Live Surgeries at www.pinholeacademy.com