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How Much Does It Cost For Micro Abrasion On Two Teeth?

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013
Q.

Hello there Dr Patel,

I have come across two white lines on my two front teeth which have suddenly appeared.

This happened a while ago and after a couple of hours they faded but this time they are fading at all. They aren’t getting any worse but I’m also worried that they are not fading away either.

I always practice good oral hygiene (I have no fillings, brush teeth at least twice a day, floss, mouthwash etc.)

I have read about micro abrasion and think this might be an option for me.

How much roughly would micro abrasion be on my two front teeth? Thanks.


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I’m Experiencing Pain From A Stronger Tooth Whitening Gel Than I’m Used Too, Could It Be Lasting Damage?

Monday, September 16th, 2013
Q.

Hello, I whitened my teeth yesterday evening using a 16% gel which I bought from my dentist. I usually use a 10% gel and a different brand and have never had any problems with sensitivity in the past. Following yesterday’s procedure which lasted only 40 minutes, I’m experiencing a great deal of ‘crackling/zinging’ type of pain in my teeth and I’ve been unable to sleep. It’s been just over 24 hours now with not much improvement in the pain and I’m just wondering if I may have caused permanent damage to my teeth? Is there anything I can do to alleviate the symptoms or will they go away on their own? Thanks.


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I Have A 2-3mm Gap Between My Two Front Teeth, Would I Have A Lisp If I Got Them Bonded?

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013
Q.

Hello, Doctor Patel. I’d like to start by telling you firstly that I have a gap about 2-3mm wide between my two front central incisor teeth, and I would like to have the cosmetic bonding treatment on them to close up the gap, but I wanted to know if this would cause me to have any problems speaking, for example, is there a chance that I could start to develop a lisp? Also, I would also like to know if my two front teeth would look rather wide after the treatment has taken place?
Thank you, I really hope you can get back to me on this one.


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Hello, What Kind Of Treatment Am I Looking At To Fix My Overbite?

Thursday, September 5th, 2013
Q.

Hello, what I would like to inform you is that I have slightly prominent teeth with an overbite that is off-centre to the right of my mouth and I would like this corrected so that my teeth would not be prominent and also in-line with my bottom row, this is quite a disconcerting problem for me at this time. I would be open to all available options and opinions but I’d also like to state that my two front teeth at the top are crowns and are also very long, and this is also something which bothers me. Is there anyway that these problems could be rectified and what exactly would the treatment involve?

Thank You and Kind Regards.


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18 Ashley Road, Walton on Thames Surrey, KT12 1HS
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I Contacted My Dental School For Dental Implants, But My Dentist Wouldn’t Refer Me. Why?

Friday, August 30th, 2013
Q.

Hello, I contacted my Dental school, to enquire about dental implants being done, I’m unemployed, and I don’t work due to health issues. I asked if they do dental implants, they said yes they would do it free, only if I asked my dentist to refer me, I did this, but have been turned down and I don’t know why? They said I don’t meet the criteria. Do you know if I was to try another dental school, whether they would do it? It’s very costly for me to have it done, at my dentist. I’m having problems with my plate, I keep getting ulcers, taking, my plate out and in, to clean, also I have cracked two of my teeth twice, taking it out. Any suggestions for implants? Also what are the costs involved to have this done?


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I Have Recently Lost Five Stone, But I Fear My Diet Is Rotting My Teeth. What Minerals Should I Be Taking?

Thursday, August 29th, 2013
Q.

Hi,

I have been following a famous diet plan for the last three years and attend its classes. I have successfully lost five stone but I have noticed that in the last three years my teeth have deteriorated, I’ve had to have three back teeth removed, have one crown and I’m now suffering toothache and crumbling teeth in my last back tooth. I’ve also noticed my front teeth getting weaker and feeling sharp parts of my tongue. Could this be due to the diet I’m following? Am I possibly lacking vitamins? I’m only 33 and really worried about losing my teeth. Up until three years ago I had pretty good teeth.

Thank you, any information yo can provide will be helpful.


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Good Day, Is It Possible To Fix My Overbite With Braces?

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013
Q.

Good Day,

I’m 23 years old and have always been in need of braces/dental correction as I have an overbite on my front teeth which is quite deep. I’d hate the idea of wearing metallic braces or any sort of braces really that are visible as I would feel very conscious of them, at the same time I do need correction. I was wondering if sub-lingual braces could be a solution to my case and if so, how long would the treatment last and how much would it come to? As I travel a lot and tend to move country every 6 months to a year due to my job, I’d like to try the quickest or easiest solution, without having to sacrifice my job or having a beautiful smile. Do You think Invisalign could be a solution for my overbite as well? Many thanks.


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18 Ashley Road, Walton on Thames Surrey, KT12 1HS
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My Two Front Teeth Are Overlapping And It’s Affecting My Confidence. What Type Of Brace Should I Consider?

Friday, August 23rd, 2013
Q.

Hi Dr Riten, my two front teeth are slightly uneven, one protrudes out and slightly crosses over the other. The other tooth seems to be straight. This has been a problem for me for many years, however I feel like the problem is getting worse and knocking my confidence, so much so It’s affecting my social life. I would like some information on what the best course of action to even them out would be? Is it possible to have a removable brace or retainer if this is only a slight problem? And how much approximately would it be? And how long would I need to wear it?

Many Thanks. I hope to hear from you.


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Dr Riten Patel

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18 Ashley Road, Walton on Thames Surrey, KT12 1HS
Web: www.mulberrydental.co.uk Tel: 01932 223 479

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I Don’t Like The Shading Of New Veneer, Is There Any Way I Can Get It The Same Shade?

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013
Q.

Hello, I’d like to present you with a problem I’ve been having, I had my front 10 of my teeth done with dental lumineers about 5 years ago. My fourth tooth has broke on two separate occasions, so my dentist decided on a 3/4 crown. I just got the permanent one today and it looks a lot lighter – I can definitely tell, and I don’t like it, it seems like it’s doesn’t look right to me, BUT it is the furthest back pre-molar, so it’s not super obvious. My dentist who is also my Brother-in-law says that it is the exact same shade as my other teeth and will darken over time? Is this correct? Is there something I can do to speed up the process and get it to go the same shade as my other teeth? I hope you can help.


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Dr Riten Patel

The Mulberry
18 Ashley Road, Walton on Thames Surrey, KT12 1HS
Web: www.mulberrydental.co.uk Tel: 01932 223 479

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Dr Riten, I Need Your Help With My Loose Teeth. What Can Be Done?

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013
Q.

Hi Dr Riten,

To cut a long story short, I am unfortunately suffering the consequences of a protracted period in my life where I never regularly went to the dentist. I have in recent years had some periodontal treatment to try to put some of this right, but I am still having problems. My teeth are actually in quite good shape, it’s my gums and bone loss that is the problem.

I now have some loose teeth, and my gums have receded to quite a large degree. I am also feeling discomfort when eating on one side of my mouth. This has dramatically worsened in the last twelve months.

I am now at a point where it is causing me to feel extremely self conscious, and, despite my nervousness at the thought of getting the situation rectified, I know I must.

I would love to attend the Mulberry Clinic, as I tend to be in the area during the week, and the glowing reports of the clinic are second to none. However, I do live in Taunton in Somerset, and was wondering if there may be somewhere more local to my home address that you could possibly recommend? Any advice would be extremely gratefully received.

Best regards.


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Dr Riten Patel

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18 Ashley Road, Walton on Thames Surrey, KT12 1HS
Web: www.mulberrydental.co.uk Tel: 01932 223 479

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