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Ancillary role of vitamin C in pink aesthetics
  1. Vaibhav Sheel1,
  2. Parth Purwar1,
  3. Jaya Dixit1,
  4. Priya Rai2
  1. 1Department of Periodontology, King George's Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
  2. 2Sardar Patel Dental College, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Parth Purwar, parth_94151{at}


A smile expresses feelings of joy, affection and self-confidence in an individual. Melanin hyperpigmentation of the gingiva jeopardises the aesthetics of an individual significantly. In the present case, gingival depigmentation was performed with a surgical scalpel along with local applications of ascorbic acid, yielding satisfactory aesthetic results with low subjective pain levels, and no recurrence has been observed after 9 months of follow-up.

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