Your Smile: Less Gum, More Grin

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There’s no denying that actress Freida Pinto is completely adorable. But her gorgeous grin sure has come a long way since her 2008 Oscar-winning breakout role in Slumdog Millionaire. She really has mastered the art of smiling for the camera by showing the perfect amount of teeth with minimal gum line exposed.

To smile like a star, the first rule is to keep that grin under control. Smiling just three-quarters of the way will conceal your gums. Another trick to try: push your tongue against your top front teeth. This will elongate your smile.

If your smile is still too gummy, you may want to ask your cosmetic dentist about reshaping your gums. A new laser, PerioLase, helps to expose more tooth without cutting dental tissue, revealing teeth that are more proportionate in length. If your dentist chooses to remove tissue while enhancing the shape of your teeth along the gumline, you can rest assured that gum tissue heals in about a week’s time.

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