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My Mother’s Tooth Has Broken at the Gum Line. Should She Have Treatment?

Friday, October 2nd, 2015
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My mother, who is 95 (and by the way her maiden is Hughes!) had a lower tooth of her six remaining front teeth break off at the gum line.
She is not in any pain and part of the dentin is seen in the center of where the crown was and not much redness or damage.
My question is:  Because she has Alzheimer’s and is 95, would it be better to let the gum tissue grow over the hole left if it can, instead of pulling it and causing perhaps unnecessary trauma or worse to my mom’s health?


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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 I Use Regenerate Toothpaste on a Long-Term Basis?

Thursday, August 27th, 2015
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Dear Doctor Mark, I tried using a new toothpaste called Regenerate as I tend to drink too many acidic drinks and was surprised to find it cured my sensitivity. Is it ok to use the toothpaste long term or should you alternate it with normal toothpaste? Also are there any issues about using mouthwash when using this product, i.e. will it interact or undo some of the benefit? Sorry if my questions are not very complex, but my dentist did not know. 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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Is There An Alternative to a Brace?

Thursday, August 6th, 2015
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After an accident when I was 9 years old, now at 33 years I have a composite filling on my front left tooth and a porcelain crown on my front right. Both have had nerves removed and the right is secured with a pin. They both stick out a lot and when I bite, I can get my index finger in the gap between the bottom teeth and my upper gum behind the front teeth. I hate the idea of a brace, is there an alternative? I’m happy to have them removed!


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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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Is It Possible to Have a Fixed Brace on My Upper Teeth and an Inman Aligner on My Bottom Teeth?

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015
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Is it possible to have a fixed brace on the upper teeth and wear an Inman Aligner on the bottom teeth? I have had a mini online consultation and was advised for the top teeth only. I have a rotated left front tooth and crowding on the left upper side. Right below on the bottom row I have a small gap and also one on the opposite side on the lower teeth. I thought you had to have braces for both the top and bottom teeth. I would really like to have a removable aligner for the bottom if needed, could you please advise if this is possible?


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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 Struggle to Speak After My Treatment. What Should I Do?

Friday, March 13th, 2015
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Sir, I have huge gap between my six upper front teeth. I went to the dentist and he trimmed my all six teeth and placed a bride with two extra fake teeth. After the treatment I am not able to speak properly and it is very uncomfortable for me. Do I have another choice to get out of these problems? I am really tense and scared of re-treating them again. Before going to the dentist I didn’t have any problems. I just wanted to improve the aesthetics. And now I am thinking this was the biggest mistake.


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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 I Have Veneers Placed Over My Implants?

Monday, March 9th, 2015
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Hello. Can I have veneers over my 3 implants? I’m not happy with my smile, I have a very small mouth and a crocked smile. My teeth don’t show much at all when I smile. I have paid £7,000 for implants at my dental practice in York. Hope you can give me some advice on this as I expected the results to be better than this, the implants are my upper 3 front teeth. I also, after 3 years, still get a numb feeling in my nose above the implants? 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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Can I Get Fixed Dentures on the NHS?

Monday, March 9th, 2015
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I’m a 48 year old woman with most of my back teeth missing. I also have gum disease and 2 caps at the front bottom of my mouth which I have had for 32 years. They are terribly off-colour and my gums have badly receded on these 2 teeth particularly. This is making it uncomfortable for me to eat! I was told by a friend that under 50 year olds can have fixed (screw in?) dentures on the NHS. Is this true and if so where would I be able to obtain this treatment? I obviously realise that I would have to have my remaining teeth removed but I am so unhappy with them that would be something I would be prepared to do. 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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Why Do Implant Quotes Vary so Much from Dentist to Dentist?

Monday, February 23rd, 2015
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Hello, I hope you can help. I have received a variety of quotes for two anterior implants with a four tooth bridge. A Dublin implantologist’s quote, like for like, is half the price of the UK.Why?
Does my dentist in the UK have any obligation to treat me if things go wrong? My worry is the number of visits I might require to Dublin. Hope you can help, 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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What Treatment Would You Recommend to Rejuvenate Thin Enamel?

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015
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Hello. I’ve got quite thin enamel and consequently I have discoloured, relatively-short teeth with gaps. I would preferably like to have as many teeth rejuvenated as recommended (e.g. in a smile, let’s say between 12-14). I was just wondering what treatment you would recommend (bearing in mind my teeth are reasonably slim due to my lack of enamel, but I’m not sure how slim they have to be so that veneering is not an option…they’re not too thin though) and what the cost would be? 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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What Supplements Can I Take for Stronger Bone and Gum Health?

Monday, February 2nd, 2015
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Hi Dr Hughes. I have always looked after my teeth but have been told that genetics play a big part in all my dental problems. Are there any supplements apart from vitamin D and magnesium that would help me to create stronger bone and gum health? My problems are mainly gum ones even though I floss, use fluoride toothpaste and brush 3 times a day. I am 47 years old and have had 4 gum infections, three root canals and 5 crowns in the last 10 years. I go for regular cleaning etc. every 3 months. All my family have teeth problems and that is why the dentist thinks it’s genetic. My gums never look healthy even though I work really hard to keep them clean. Thank you. 


dr mark hughes

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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