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What is the Best Method for Whitening Teeth, and How Much Does it Cost?

Friday, January 30th, 2015
Q.

Hi,

I have had fairly discoloured teeth ever since my adult teeth came through. I have not been taking the best care of them through my teenage years, and I am desperate for white teeth. It was a medicinal thing that caused the discolour I was told, or it may have been hereditary.

Basically, after all these years I am finally making the decision to pay to get them fixed. They are fairly straight and it is just around 4 teeth that are discoloured, however I would love to have a proper smile and it is affecting my life in a negative way. I’m afraid to smile.

Please could you let me know how much roughly it would cost to fix, and which would be the best way of whitening my teeth?


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
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What Kind of Treatment is Best for Closing Gaps in the Teeth?

Friday, January 23rd, 2015
Q.

Hello Dr Hughes. My teeth have all got gaps in between them, on both the top and bottom sets of teeth. I would like to get my teeth put together as fast as it could be. So I was wondering what treatment would I need and how much do you think it would cost? Adding to this, I was considering what type of pain would I be going through and how long would the surgery take, would it be weeks or days? Thank you, please get back to me.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
Web: www.harleystreetdentalstudio.com Tel: 020 7636 5981

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What is the Procedure for Adjusting Dental Implants?

Thursday, January 8th, 2015
Q.

Hi Dr Hughes. I have a implant that I have had for 17 years, I had it placed when I was 16 to replace a missing tooth. I’m not happy with it, as the tooth begins much higher up then the rest of my teeth. This results in the tooth reaching to half way down the rest of my teeth, and it just looks really strange, almost as if I have a chipped tooth. It is making me really conscious about smiling as it is next to my front teeth and always on show. What would be the procedure to get this fixed? Could it even be fixed, and what would the cost be?

Thank you very much! 


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
Web: www.harleystreetdentalstudio.com Tel: 020 7636 5981

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What Methods are Available to Save a Tooth, Other Than Root Canal Treatment?

Friday, December 12th, 2014
Q.

Hi Mark,

I have just been to see a new dentist today, who preaches non-amalgam fillings which is something I value as I am into alternative medicine.
He has advised me to have a root canal, which I am rather sceptical about. I have done a lot of reading from Weston A Price’s findings over the years and he strongly doesn’t advocate a root canal as in essence the tooth is left dead. He mentions that, even though the main canal is treated and sterilised, all the other tubes and canals are close to impossible to sterilise in the one sitting a dentist would perform in a standard ‘root canal’ treatment. Therefore, when the procedure is performed and the tooth is left dead, it can harbour all types of bacteria, presenting multiple diseases and problems to the body.
My question would be, do you advocate any other form of treatment (i.e. ozone injections) that could potentially save the tooth? Or would you agree with extraction? If so, as I value my teeth, I wouldn’t feel overly comfortable in having a missing tooth. What could be done then, if an extraction was to take place? Implant? Bridge? Would these be free of metal? Thanks in advance.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
Web: www.harleystreetdentalstudio.com Tel: 020 7636 5981

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I Have a Lump in my Mouth and Nerve Pain in my Jaw. What Should I Do?

Thursday, November 27th, 2014
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I am very worried. I have had a nerve pain in my top jaw for around two years now and nothing can stop the pain. It doesn’t affect my teeth when I’m eating or drinking, but it hurts to touch, and on the right side under my nose it feels numb. A lump has been there now for around two months and it is getting bigger to the point that I am now stressed, can’t sleep well and I m not sure if it’s something sinister. Last week, my crown fell out and my dentist cemented it back in for me. I pointed out the lump and he said it’s nothing, but he had an emergency patient to deal with so I felt he wasn’t really looking. I can’t get back to see him until 12th December. However I don’t think that I can last that long and I’m not sure what to do next?
If you could advise please that would be great. Many thanks. 


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
Web: www.harleystreetdentalstudio.com Tel: 020 7636 5981

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I Don’t Want NHS Dentures. What’s the Best Option for Me?

Monday, November 24th, 2014
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Hi Mark, I have lost many of my teeth due to a fear of dentists. Many of my teeth have broken and my bottom teeth are starting to fall out. When I run my tongue across my teeth I can feel holes. As for the teeth on my left side, some seem OK and I know dentists wont remove healthy teeth. I have heard horrid tales about how dentists remove broken teeth which makes my fear even worse. My cheeks are starting to sink in and I do get a lot of pain. I would like to have a lovely smile again and laugh but when I do, the thought of anyone seeing inside my mouth totally embarrasses me. My problem just seems to be getting worse. I don’t want NHS dentures, I would like some that blend in with my gums and look as natural as can be. I don’t want to drop them in a glass at night. Have you any ideas for me? Thanks.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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Does Jaw Surgery Cause Permanent Numbness?

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014
Q.

Hey Marcus. I’m interested in jaw surgery as I’ve noticed that I have a slight overbite and a very small chin, so my chin and nose do not look in symmetry. I’m interested in jaw surgery but the fact that one of the risk is numbness or permanent numbness is scaring me! I’m 17 so can you please throw some light about the risk of permanent numbness, and if it’s common or rare? I have very low self esteem as I am starting to notice it more, even though when I tell my friends they say they can’t notice it. It just puts me down, my facial profile is not balanced and although I am grateful that I’m not in physical harm, I would like to know what you could do to sort this problem out! Thank you.


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Dr Marcus Gambroudes

Changing Faces Dentistry & Facial Rejuvenation,
51 Station Road Knowle House Knowle Solihull B93 0HN
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My Wisdom Teeth are Causing a Lot of Pain. What Can I Do?

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014
Q.

Hello,

A few months ago, I went to the dentist as my wisdom teeth were causing a lot of pain. They took x-rays and found out that all four of my wisdom teeth were growing wonky and into the teeth in front. They said as the teeth have not yet broken the gums, there is not anything they can do yet.

Recently, my wisdom teeth have become painful again and is very uncomfortable. I have also notice a gap appearing between my two front teeth which is causing the skin inside my mouth to become sore as it keeps getting caught in the gap and is making sores in my mouth. I don’t know what to do as it is very painful but I do not want to go back to that dentist as they have said they won’t do anything.

Please can you let me know what can be done as I am worried the gap is just going to get bigger and my wisdom teeth more painful.

Thank you.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
Web: www.harleystreetdentalstudio.com Tel: 020 7636 5981

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Can My Teeth be Made Visible Without Surgery?

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014
Q.

Hi Dr Hughes. When I talk, my teeth don’t show, and when I smile only a quarter of my upper teeth are seen. My lower teeth are perfectly alright and I’m happy with them, but my upper teeth are situated too high up in my mouth, so that when I smile they do not show. Please help me to solve my problem. I have beautiful teeth, but they do not show. I want my entire set of upper teeth to be seen while I’m talking and smiling. I think my gums are too small. I do not want to undergo any surgery to sort this out. Is there any other solution for my problem? Thank you in advance. 


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
Web: www.harleystreetdentalstudio.com Tel: 020 7636 5981

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Over The Years I Have Lost Teeth Through Poor Oral Hygiene. Is There Anything That Can Be Done To Help Me?

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014
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Hi. I’m 28 years old. In my younger days I was never made to to clean and look after my teeth. It was only until my teens that I wanted too. But by then my teeth weren’t so great. Over the years I’ve lost teeth. And now my front teeth are rotting from the gums. I’m so ashamed and embarrassed. And I feel my confidence draining away. Not even being able to smile. Even holding a conversation is getting hard as I don’t want everyone to later be talking about my teeth. Is there anything you can do to help me and put a big happy shining smile on my face please? I would be so grateful.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
Web: www.harleystreetdentalstudio.com Tel: 020 7636 5981

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