In looking at the average American smile, gums show above the teeth in almost 30 percent of the population. In this condition, known as gingival exposure, irregularities of the gum line make the teeth look asymmetrical. Many people with this trouble simply choose not to smile, an unfortunate situation that can cause social-emotional disturbances. A “gummy smile” can be corrected through various treatment options, such as laser therapy or sometimes surgery. However, Botox applications can be used simply and easily to achieve significant improvements as well. Consult your specialist at Sweet Tooth Dentistry to consider the options that are best for you.