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If you're worried about excessive gum tissue showing when you smile, you're not alone. Dental experts estimate that up to 10% of adults have gummy smiles, with women being more affected.

While a gummy smile is primarily a cosmetic concern, it can significantly affect your daily life. It may lead to self-consciousness and avoidance of social interactions involving laughter or smiling.

Thankfully, there are multiple treatment options available to address a gummy smile, depending on its underlying cause. Here's essential information about this condition and how Dr. Marielaina Perrone can help you achieve correction.

What Is A Gummy Smile?

A gummy smile, medically referred to as excessive gingival display, occurs when an abundant amount of gum tissue is visible around the teeth. Dental professionals typically classify a smile as gummy if more than three millimeters of gum tissue is exposed.

Several factors can contribute to this condition, including:

  1. Abnormal Dental Development: Irregularities in dental development during childhood can lead to teeth being partially covered by the gums, resulting in a gummy smile.
  2. Genetic Predisposition: Some individuals may have a genetic predisposition that causes an excessive amount of gum tissue, contributing to the appearance of a gummy smile.
  3. Hyperactive Upper Lip Muscle: An overactive muscle in the upper lip can cause it to rise higher than normal, revealing more of the gum line and creating a gummy smile.
  4. Misaligned Jaws: When the upper and lower jaws do not align correctly, it can cause the upper jaw to protrude, leading to a gummy appearance.

Understanding the specific cause of your gummy smile is crucial in determining the most suitable treatment approach. Consulting with Marielaina Perrone, DDS, will help identify the underlying factors and develop an effective treatment plan for you.


How To Fix A Gummy Smile?

To address your gummy smile and explore potential solutions, scheduling an appointment with your trusted dentist is essential. Various dental treatments can effectively correct this condition, including:

  1. Crown Lengthening: This procedure reshapes and removes excess gum tissue, revealing more of your tooth crowns. By making your teeth appear longer, crown lengthening helps reduce the gummy appearance and enhances your smile aesthetics.
  2. Botox Injections: Widely recognized for its cosmetic benefits in reducing facial lines and wrinkles, Botox also offers an effective treatment for gummy smiles. Botox injections can help alleviate excessive gum exposure by targeting hyperactive lip muscles. Repeating the procedure every six months to a year helps maintain the desired results.
  3. Orthodontic Treatment: Utilizing orthodontic appliances or considering orthodontic surgery can effectively address a gummy smile. These treatments work by shifting and aligning your teeth, pushing them upward to correct the gummy appearance.
  4. Dental Veneers or Porcelain Crowns: If an underlying oral health issue doesn't cause excessive gingival display, veneers or crowns can be suitable for enhancing your smile's aesthetics. These dental restorations can lengthen the appearance of your teeth, achieving a more harmonious proportion with your gums.

Consulting with Dr. Perrone will allow her to comprehensively evaluate your gummy smile and help determine the most appropriate treatment path tailored to your needs. Take the first step towards a confident smile by booking an appointment today at (702) 458-2929


If you're bothered by a gummy smile, don't hesitate to reach out to Marielaina Perrone, DDS, for a consultation. She possesses the expertise to identify the underlying cause of your condition and provide personalized recommendations for enhancing your smile aesthetics and boosting self-confidence. With the right treatment plan, you'll soon feel proud and eager to showcase your rejuvenated smile. Take the first step towards a happier, more confident you by contacting your dental professional today!

Author Bio

Dr. Marielaina Perrone is a passionate and highly experienced dental professional committed to delivering exceptional patient care. With more than 20 years of experience in the dental industry, Dr.11147347696?profile=RESIZE_400x Perrone is recognized as a leading authority in her field, renowned for her innovative solutions and personalized approach to patient care. Her dedication to providing outstanding dental services has earned her awards as a top dentist in Las Vegas, NV.



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To maintain youthful-looking skin, daily cleansing, and moisturizing are not always enough. As we age, our skin loses elasticity, resulting in fine lines and wrinkles. Even with a consistent skincare routine, volume loss, and creases can make us look older than we feel.

Thankfully, cosmetic dentist Marielaina Perrone DDS offers several minimally invasive procedures to combat these signs of aging. Botox injections can enhance the effects of your regular beauty regimen, and Dr. Perrone can create a custom plan using Botox injections to prevent premature aging and keep your skin smooth, plump, and free of creases.

Proactive Skin Care for Aging Skin

As we age, the signs of aging become more prominent, particularly around the eyes and brow area. Crow's feet, the fine lines around the eyes, and deep-set wrinkles on the forehead and between the eyebrows can make you look tired and older than you are. These signs can also affect your self-confidence and how you perceive yourself.

To stay proactive about your skin's health, it is important to start anti-aging treatments as early as your 30s. This is because collagen production slows down, and skin loses its youthful glow over time. Anti-aging treatments such as Botox injections can help prevent premature signs of aging, keeping your skin plump, smooth, and crease-free. With a custom plan developed by a cosmetic dentist such as Marielaina Perrone DDS, you can maintain healthy, youthful-looking skin for years to come.


How Botox injections delay the signs of aging

Botox injections offer an effective solution for delaying the signs of aging. Botox is a purified bacterium that paralyzes the muscles responsible for wrinkles, such as frown lines and crow's feet. By blocking the nerve signals that cause muscle contractions, Botox helps to relax the muscles, resulting in a smoother and more youthful appearance.

Botox injections can even reduce the appearance of deep-set wrinkles and creases. The effects of Botox typically last several months, making it an excellent option for maintaining a fresh, vibrant appearance.

Dr. Marielaina Perrone DDS creates customized treatment plans that target specific areas of concern. Her expert technique ensures that treatments are safe, comfortable, and natural-looking.

The Importance of Combining Botox Injections with a Regular Beauty Routine

Maintaining healthy, youthful-looking skin requires more than just regular Botox injections. To maximize the benefits of Botox treatment, it is important to incorporate a daily beauty routine that protects and nourishes your skin.

Here are some tips that you can include in your daily routine to enhance the effects of Botox and keep your skin healthy:

Eating a healthy diet: A balanced diet rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals can help to nourish your skin from the inside out.

Staying physically active: Exercise improves blood flow and helps to deliver nutrients and oxygen to your skin cells, promoting healthy skin.

Removing makeup before going to bed: Sleeping with makeup can clog pores and lead to breakouts, so it is important to remove all makeup before going to bed.

Using a gentle facial cleanser daily: Regular cleansing can help to remove dirt and impurities that can accumulate on your skin throughout the day, leaving it looking fresh and rejuvenated.

Sun protection: UV rays from the sun can cause premature aging and damage to your skin. Using a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher can help to protect your skin from sun damage.

By incorporating these tips into your daily routine, you can enhance the results of your Botox treatment and keep your skin looking healthy and youthful.

Contact Marielaina Perrone DDS today to learn more about how Botox treatments can help you achieve your skin rejuvenation goals.

Author Bio


Dr. Marielaina Perrone is a highly respected and experienced dentist in Henderson, Nevada, with over two decades of expertise in providing quality dental care to her patients. She graduated from Stony Brook University School Of Dental Medicine and has completed advanced training in cosmetic dentistry, implant dentistry, and orthodontics.11063172692?profile=RESIZE_710x

Dr. Perrone is committed to staying up-to-date with the latest advancements in dentistry and continuing education to provide the best possible care for her patients.

Dr. Perrone takes a patient-centered approach and believes in personalized treatment plans tailored to each individual’s unique needs and preferences. Her gentle and compassionate demeanor creates a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere for patients during their dental appointments.

Aside from dentistry, Dr. Perrone enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and cooking. She also volunteers her time and expertise to various charitable organizations in her community.


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Botulinum toxin (BoNT-A), commonly known as BOTOX, has been used for cosmetic purposes in medical offices for years. However, it has several medical applications beyond its aesthetic use. Approximately 16% of dentists in North America use BoNT-A for both cosmetic and therapeutic purposes. The mechanism of BOTOX involves inhibiting the release of acetylcholine, which depolarizes the motor end plate of the muscle, causing muscle contraction. By reducing the intensity of the contraction or eliminating it, BOTOX acts as a temporary muscle paralytic.

BOTOX is a valuable tool in dentistry and can help relieve symptoms of facial pain disorders and temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD). In TMD, muscular trigger points radiate outward through the nerve bundles, and injecting BOTOX into these points can help relieve the muscle contraction intensity for a short period. BOTOX can also help manage teeth clenching (bruxism) by reducing the power of the muscle contractions that cause facial pain and limiting the damage caused by teeth clenching to oral tissues.

BOTOX can also be helpful in orthodontics, particularly for patients whose teeth relapse after orthodontic therapy. This relapse may be due to an overactive mentalis muscle, which causes spasms and contractions. BOTOX can prevent limited relapse following orthodontic treatment by reducing these spasms and contractions. BOTOX can also treat migraines and other headaches by preventing pain signals from reaching the nerve bundles in the head and neck.

BOTOX injections in the parotid and submaxillary glands can control excess saliva production. BOTOX can also restore facial symmetry by rebalancing the facial muscles and enhancing the eyebrow lift or depression of the brow. Finally, BOTOX can help reduce a gummy smile by reducing the amount of gum visible when smiling.


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Smooth Threads Vs Botox

PDO Smooth Threads

Smooth threads are a minimally invasive anti-aging treatment. Instead of using scalpels to remove excess skin, cosmetic dentist Marielaina Perrone DDS is able to use specialized threads and place them in strategic areas to revitalize your facial features.

By opting for a smooth hread treatment you can achieve skin rejuvenation that reduces wrinkles and jowls and tightens skin.

PDO Smooth Thread benefits include:

  • Subtle, natural esthetic results 
  • Increased in natural collagen production
  • Diminished wrinkles and improved skin laxity
  • Quick procedure that takes approximately 30 minutes
  • Long-lasting results

As we get older, the production of collagen declines, but the threads ‘’trick’’ your body into increased collagen production, improving your skin’s smoothness and elasticity. 

Botox Cosmetic

Botox injections block the chemical signals from nerves that tell your facial muscles to move. 

As you age and your production of collagen drops, every facial expression you make increases your chances of developing fine lines and wrinkles. 

Botox is only effective against wrinkles caused by facial movements such as forehead wrinkles, crow’s feet, and wrinkles in the mouth area. 

Benefits of Botox include:

  • Fast and easy recovery
  • Custom dosage plan
  • Long-lasting results 

You can also combine dermal fillers and Botox to fix skin laxity issues.

Schedule a consultation to find out what matches your cosmetic goals 

Marielaina Perrone DDS has extensive experience and knowledge when it comes to anti-aging treatments. Choose wisely when it comes to these treatments. The ultimate goal is to make you look younger as naturally as possible.

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Botox For TMJ And Bruxism

Many people have never considered Botox can be used for therapeutic purposes. But the reality is Botox can help with TMJ issues and teeth clenching (Bruxism). Botox works by inhibiting the movement of muscles. This means it can also inhibit muscle movement that affects TMJ and bruxism. Marielaina Perrone DDS has extensive training and experience in using Botox injections both for esthetic and functional treatment.

Botox for bruxism

Teeth grinding (bruxism) can cause jaw pain, headaches, and damaged teeth. Teeth grinding can occur during sleep or when awake, especially when you are under stress. Studies have shown Botox injections in the facial muscles that control chewing can fix your issue. As a result of the Botox action, you will see relief from teeth grinding and clenching.

Dr. Perrone uses the proper dosage and location of injections to make the treatment as natural as possible. 

Botox for TMJ disorders

TMJ disorders can be quite painful. They can be due to the previously mentioned bruxism or due to trauma. Botox can help the muscles of the TMJ relax, giving patients relief quickly and easily. Botox injections can help relieve the pain and other symptoms when you suffer from headaches and jaw tension, even if you have not responded to other, more traditional treatments.

A simple, nonsurgical, outpatient procedure

Botox injections for TMJ or bruxism can take about 30 minutes, and Dr. Perrone can include this Botox treatment in your routine dental appointments. Dr. Perrone injects Botox into your forehead, temples, and jaw muscles to relieve jaw pain and headaches.

She will determine the number of injections needed and in what areas for maximum results. Botox injections use a very fine needle and are minimally invasive and easily tolerated. Topical anesthesia will be offered as well if needed. Dr. Perrone injects the Botox into each treatment area.

You may feel relief over the first day or two following Botox treatment. However, it will often take a few days to feel a significant difference. Following your dental appointment, you can return to your daily activities.

Botox Cosmetic Las Vegas NV

Botox has been proven to be safe and effective for cosmetic as well as medical conditions. Ask Marielaina Perrone DDS if Botox Cosmetic is right for you! Dr. Perrone also offers Juvederm dermal fillers as an adjunct to Botox cosmetic injections.

Contact Marielaina Perrone DDS at (702) 458-2929 to schedule a no-cost cosmetic consultation appointment if you are ready for a smile makeover. We cannot wait to help you with your oral health and your smile makeover to create your dream smile in Henderson, Summerlin, and Las Vegas, NV.

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Smooth PDO Threads Las Vegas

There are many procedures available to to achieve a more youthful appearance. These range from Botox Cosmetic to Juvederm to even a complete surgical facelift. But there's a newer procedure available that can be another option: Smooth PDO Threads.

Smooth PDO threads can quickly and effectively change the neck and jawline as well as diminish and remove wrinkles from the skin to rejuvenate your look.

What are Smooth PDO Threads Las Vegas?

Smooth PDO threads stimulate collagen already present and collagen growth by lifting the face to accentuate the cheeks, tighten the jawline.


Along with stimulating new collagen growth, there are several PDO threads treatment benefits:

  • Skin rejuvenation
  • Brightened skin tone
  • Improvement in skin wrinkles for up to 12 months
  • No surgery and virtually no downtime

Benefits Of Smooth PDO Threads

  1. Improved elasticity and texture. As we get older, exposure to the sun and the process of aging naturally takes a toll on our skin’s elasticity and texture. PDO threads can rejuvenate your skin.
  2. Reduces or diminish wrinkles. Like Botox cosmetic, Smooth PDO threads are a great way to reduce the wrinkles on your face. They can help with both fine lines as well as deep folds.
  3. Brightens skin tone. PDO threads improve the condition of your skin, giving you a more radiant and defined esthetic appearance.
  4. Natural-looking cosmetic results. A single smooth PDO treatment can make it possible to reverse unwanted signs of aging and enhance your overall appearance. 


Are You Looking For The Top Las Vegas Cosmetic Dentist?

Dr. Marielaina Perrone DDS is a highly educated and experienced cosmetic dentist specializing in cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry. Her attention to detail and continued training are second to none.

In her Las Vegas practice, Dr. Perrone is a well-known and trusted general and cosmetic dentist practicing cosmetic dentistry for over 20 years. She frequently performs her advanced art of cosmetic dental procedures on patients that have been with her from the start.


Every patient is valued equally, as well as the professional standard of care Dr. Perrone and her cosmetic dentistry team provide is waiting for you at the Top Las Vegas Cosmetic Dentists Office. Contact us for a consultation or browse our website for those critical before and after photos, patient testimonials, and more about the possibilities that await your own stunning, dream smile.

Each smile design is highly personalized, taking into account facial shape, bone structure, oral health, and patient desires. The initial consultation will help us achieve natural results for your new smile. Then, we discuss the cost of a smile makeover before the cosmetic process is to begin.

We ensure that all your concerns and questions are answered in a comfortable, relaxed environment and help you further educate yourself about your dental health.

Finally, creating the smile you have always dreamed of will be an exciting journey, as well as a journey that can be a bit nerve-wracking. It’s a big step to take, after all!

Marielaina Perrone DDS wants you to experience the comfort and confidence that comes from a beautiful, healthy smile. Dr. Perrone takes a gentle, individualized approach to all dental care coupled with advanced technology to provide you with a convenient and pleasant visit every time we see you walk through the door.

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What Is Botox?


Botox injections can help you look younger quickly and easily and to prevent lines and wrinkles from forming on the face. Marielaina Perrone DDS in Henderson, NV is pleased to offer BOTOX to her patients. This nonsurgical esthetic procedure provides outstanding cosmetic results and is available for both women and men.

Botox injectable can give a dramatic aesthetic improvement to facial wrinkles. These wrinkles result from our expressive movement with the contracting muscles on the forehead and around the eyes.

When injected into the facial muscles, BOTOX temporarily blocks specific muscle movements to soften the appearance of dynamic wrinkles. BOTOX injections are most commonly administered between the eyebrows, Crow's feet, and across the forehead.


An individualized BOTOX treatment plan designed by Marielaina Perrone DDS can help you look younger quickly. Other benefits include::

  • Smoothing fine wrinkles and lines
  • Preventing the formation of new creases and wrinkles
  • Creating a more rested, youthful appearance
  • Quick results without the need for surgical intervention
  • Highly effective for both men and women
  • Proven safe and effective


The masseter muscle is located on the side of your face. The main role of this muscle is to help you chew your food properly. With properly placed injections, the masseter muscle can be relaxed resulting in many benefits for patients experiencing migraines and TMJ issues.

Benefits include:

  • Relief for Teeth grinding
  • Creating a symmetrical face profile
  • Relieve tension or migraine headaches
  • Reduce jaw tension and habitual clenching
  • Recontouring jaw into a more square shape


BOTOX injections are ideal for men and women who want to:

  • Lessen and soften the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the face
  • As a wrinkle preventive treatment
  • Lessen appearance of crow's feet by the eyes

For deeper lines, a filler product (Juvederm dermal filler) may be a better esthetic option.


BOTOX injectable treatments are performed right in our office by Marielaina Perrone DDS. Following a cosmetic consultation to determine treatment needed and desired, you will be asked to make various expressions using the upper face, like squinting and frowning, to give Dr Perrone a guide where the injections should be applied.

The injection sites will be cleansed thoroughly and BOTOX will be applied using a fine needle. Following injection a cold compress will be usedto help decrease discomfort and possible bruising. A numbing cream is also available if needed to help make the entire process more comfortable. BOTOX treatments generally take about 15-20 minutes, and you can typically return to your usual non strenuous activities after leaving the office.


Strenuous activity should be postponed for at least 24 hours. Dr Perrone will advise you to keep your head elevated for at least one night and to avoid touching your face, which may accidentally spread the BOTOX to undesired areas.

The injection sites may develop bruising, swelling, or redness but you should not have any long-lasting side effects. For many patients, it takes about a week for results to show fully. The results typically last 3 – 4 months before needing a touch up to maintain your youthful look.




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