Do you show a lot of gum when you smile? Dentists have a name for that—it’s called a “gummy smile.” Think Miley, Gwen Stefani, and Beyonce in the early days without Photoshop®.
According to New York City Cosmetic Dentist Brian Kantor, “Gummy smile refers to an excessive display of gum tissue when smiling. The causes can range from overgrowth of the upper jaw, a short upper lip, hyperactive upper lip, as well as an overgrowth of gum tissue.” If you put your hand over your mouth when you laugh or are self conscious about smiling too broadly to avoid showing too much of your gums, BOTOX® can be an easy temporary fix for the problem of a gummy smile. A small injection of BOTOX® in the
Facial plastic surgeon Andrew Jacono, M.D, F.A.C.S. not only has thriving practices in New York City as well as Great Neck, New York, he also is dedicated to giving back to victims of violence, cancer and birth defects. In fact, you can view his dedication to pro bono surgery on the Discovery Fit & Health Network’s reality show Facing Trauma, which follows Dr. Jacono and his team as they work to heal both the internal and external scars of women who are victims of violence.
A specialist in facial cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, Dr. Jacono holds two board certifications – one by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the other in Head and Neck Su