Authentic voices. Remarkable stories. AOL On Originals showcase the passions that make the world a more interesting place.
Hank Azaria’s touching, humorous, and often enlightening journey from a man who is not even sure he wants to have kids, to a father going through the joys, trials and tribulations of being a dad.
Gwyneth Paltrow and Tracy Anderson spend time with women who've overcome hardship, injury, and setbacks to triumph in the face of adversity.
Enter the graceful but competitive world of ballet through the eyes of executive producer, Sarah Jessica Parker. This behind-the-scenes docudrama reveals what it takes to perform on the ultimate stage, the New York City Ballet. Catch NYCB on stage at Lincoln Center.
ACTING DISRUPTIVE takes viewers inside the businesses and passion projects of Hollywood’s top celebrities.
Explore what it means to be human as we rush head first into the future through the eyes, creativity, and mind of Tiffany Shlain, acclaimed filmmaker and speaker, founder of The Webby Awards, mother, constant pusher of boundaries and one of Newsweek’s “women shaping the 21st Century.”
They say every picture tells a story and AOL On's new original series My Ink proves it. Travel along as some of the world's greatest athletes bring their tattoos to life through exclusive interviews and visits to their favorite tattoo parlors.
Discover crowdfunded small business success stories with author, comedian, and entrepreneur Baratunde Thurston.
Go behind-the-scenes with racing's hottest, young talent, 17-year-old Dylan Kwasniewski, as he aspires to make it in the #1 motorsport in America – NASCAR
Follow Scott Schuman, the Sartorialist, from the streets of NYC to the capitals of Europe on his quest to photograph and document the best in culture and fashion.
Iconic potter, designer, author and personality Jonathan Adler shares his unique perspective on creativity. Showcasing the inspiration Jonathan finds in the most unlikely people and places, Inspiration Point will add style, craft and joy to your life.
Serving Innovation gives a fresh look into the stories and passions that motivate some of the most innovative tastemakers in America.
A documentary directed by Alex Winter exploring the Napster downloading revolution; the kids who created it, the bands and businesses that were affected and its impact on the world at large.
Nicole Richie brings her unfiltered sense of humor and unique perspective to life in a new series based on her irreverent twitter feed. The show follows the outspoken celebrity as she shares her perspective on style, parenting, relationships and her journey to adulthood.
Cosmetic dentist Dr. Bill Dorfman demonstrates how to permanently lighten dark gums.
Tags:lightening solution for dark gums,dark gums treatment,lightening methods for dark gums,solution for dark gums,the doctors,dark gums,Dr. Bill Dorfman
Grab video code:
Lightening Solution for Dark Gums
Dr. Travis Stock: Today, we’re helping you conquer your biggest health fears and with us today is Dr. Bill Dorfman, a cosmetic dentist in Los Angeles, California. Right now, we have Tenisha from San Jose, California on the phone. She has a question. So Tenisha, what’s on your mind?
Tenisha: Hi doctors! Thanks for taking my call. I’m an African-American woman in my 20s who is fearful of showing my gums while I smile or laugh. Is there any procedure out there that can lighten them?
Dr. Travis Stock: I’m so glad you asked this question because Bill is here and we just talked about this last week because there is quite magic.
Dr. Bill Dorfman: This is really amazing. The thing about dark gums is it’s usually genetic.
Dr. Travis Stock: Right.
Dr. Bill Dorfman: But you do see it in smokers. You can see it in people taking certain medications and once in a while when we do dental restorations and there are certain kinds of metals in there, it can make spots on your gums.
Now, it could be the whole gum or could be just areas. Regardless, we have a revolutionary new procedure to bleach the gums and it’s really, really simple Travis.
Dr. Travis Stock: There’s a picture of a before of someone just to explain what people are dealing with.
Dr. Bill Dorfman: There are people that have such dark gums that they are really, really ashamed to smile, so we have a procedure. It’s super-duper easy. It’s two steps.
Dr. Travis Stock: Okay.
Dr. Bill Dorfman: Dr. Alex Farnoosh developed this out of Beverly Hills. The first thing we do is we apply a chemical bleaching agent. Now, what this agent does is it bleaches the pigmentation out of the gums and then we use a dermabrasion. We’re going to use this cordless prophy angle here and what we’re going to do is we’re going to use an abrasive to take this off of the gum.
The best thing about this Travis is as soon as this comes off the gums, this is permanent. This will never, ever, ever come back again. It’s painless. It’s easy. It takes about 45 minutes to do both arches and the patients love this. I’ve actually seen patients start crying the second this was done.
Dr. Travis Stock: Are you listening Tenisha?
Tenisha: I am. Thank you so much.
Dr. Bill Dorfman: Tenisha, if you’re ashamed to your gums, you don’t like them, this is a no brainer procedure for you. Now, we have a picture of before and after of one of our patients who is actually here with us today Travis. Farah is in the audience and look at that.
Dr. Travis Stock: Farah, are you happy?
Farah: I’m very happy.
Dr. Travis Stock: Very satisfied. Is there anyone who shouldn’t get this procedure Bill?
Dr. Bill Dorfman: In order to do the procedure, you have to have healthy gums Travis.
Dr. Travis Stock: Okay.
Dr. Bill Dorfman: So, if you have oral cancer, pemphigus, any of those oral diseases, you definitely can’t do this. You also can’t do it if you are on c coumadin, if you’re a bleeder and you’re taking something.
Dr. Travis Stock: Right.
Dr. Bill Dorfman: The other problem is if you’ve got really thin tissue that covers roots and if you have very prominent roots like up in this area where the tissues are real thin, if you’ll abrade that off, you’re going to have a problem.
Dr. Travis Stock: So, for most people, it’s safe, sound and permanent. So Tenisha, there is. Thank you so much for asking the question.