Dear DR., My brother have 8 years old, he have a melanin pigment in gums and i need to know why and how we can treat him, including what type of food that is dangerous or can increase the melanin pigment and what type of food that decrease the black pigments. B.Regs yasmeen mohammed

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  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 07 - April - 2012, at 08:41 AM

  • The food taken does not effect the amount of melanin pigment in the gums. the increase in melanin pigment in the gums is called as dark gums and the reason for dark gums is either hereditary or it is seen more in people who are involved in out door activities. The treatment for dark gums is either the surgery or the bleaching but he is too young to go for the treatment. For the time being he can maintain good oral hygiene and when he grows big he can go for the treatment. For more info on dark gums you can read the following article....http://www.identalhub.com/article_dark-gums-can-they-be-made-natural-pink-123.aspx

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