Vitamin C as a non-surgical gingival depigmentation agent – Case study

  • Sanadi Rizwan M Professor, Department of Periodontics, Dr GD Pol Foundation’s YMT Dental College, Kharghar, Sector – 4, Navi Mumbai
  • Deshmukh Revati S Professor & PhD Guide, Head of Department of Oral Pathology & Microbiology, Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed to be University, Dental College & Hospital, Satara Road, Katraj, Dhankawadi, Pune
Keywords: Gingival melanin hyperpigmentation, Vitamin C, melanin, tyrosinase, gingival depigmentation


The teeth and gums (gingiva) are an important component of an aesthetic smile. Gingival melanin hyperpigmentation results in an unaesthetic smile, especially in individuals with a gummy smiles. Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin that is essential for the growth and maintenance of healthy bones, teeth, gums, ligaments, and blood vessels and is involved in important metabolic functions. It has been used for the depigmentation of hyperpigmented spots on the skin. There is limited documentation on the use of Vitamin C as a depigmenting agent for gingival melanin hyperpigmentation. This article discusses the application of Vitamin C as a non-surgical gingival depigmentation agent.


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DOI: 10.26838/MEDRECH.2020.8.2.483
Published: 2021-04-22
How to Cite
M SR, S DR. Vitamin C as a non-surgical gingival depigmentation agent – Case study. Med. res. chronicles [Internet]. 2021Apr.22 [cited 2021May16];8(2):74-8. Available from: