4 Common Questions About Teeth Whitenings

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Have you been thinking about whitening your teeth, but do not know a lot about it? You will likely have the following questions about the process before you make a decision about teeth whitening. Is Teeth Whitening Painful?  One common concern that people have about this kind of cosmetic dentistry is if the process is painful. Thankfully, the teeth whitening procedure is pain-free when performed correctly by a professional. Your dentist will take precautions to make sure that your gums are not irritated during the procedure, and that you will not feel anything during the actual whitening process.…

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Thumb Sucking And Oral Health: What Parents Need To Know

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Thumb sucking is a normal activity of young children. It is a natural instinct for many children who use this action to self-soothe. Although thumb sucking is an innocent activity, it can do some damage to the teeth of children who do not drop the habit. Here are some things you should know about oral health and thumb sucking: How Does Thumb Sucking Impact Oral Health? For some children, the act of sucking a thumb can cause issues with alignment.…

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Unbracketed Teeth: Why The Brackets On Your Braces Can Become Loose

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Even though the general principle of braces seems simple enough (various wires and brackets working together to apply gentle pressure to teeth), your braces are in fact a finely-calibrated orthodontic appliance. When just one component experiences an error, the overall effectiveness of your braces can be compromised. One such common error is when one of the brackets bonded to your teeth loosens its grip. What causes a loose bracket, and what do you need to do about it?…

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