Archive for the ‘enamel tooth surface’ Category

I have stained teeth and potentially periodontal disease, what can I do?

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011
Q.

hi, im a nineteen year old boy and im really unhappy with my smile it causes me too slip into depression because it dictates a lot of my life.
my mother never from a young imposed any sort of dental hygiene and through out my adolescents i continued oblivious to everything and for this i have suffered, i have a horrible smile and was wondering what you might suggest i do in this situation because its ruining my life and i just dont want to be disgusted when i smile in a mirror. help?
i have severe staining on my front upper teeth and i believe i suffer from periodontitis.
ever since my dentist told me about everything i have been on a very strict hygiene routine im doing everything i can to stop things getting worse but they still are i just need someone to offer me help, im sorry if this sounds dramatic but its getting to a desperate point where i breakdown and im worried it will make things worse i want to change and will do anything to make it happen, i will be eternally great full for help.
Many thanks 


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Dr Kalpesh Bohara

The Dental Suite
27 Park Road, Loughborough, LE11 2ED
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After a tooth whitening session my teeth are now patchy, is this normal?

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011
Q.

Hi, have just completed 2 weeks teeth whitening with my dentist using Polanight with overnight trays and 2 sessions in the dentist. However, some of my teeth are not uniformally white – that is some parts of the tooth are whiter than others. I understand that the part of the tooth nearest the gum line may not whiten as much, but some of my teeth have whiter sections than others. When I raised this with my dentist he said its due to the make-up of the tooth and nothing to worry about and nothing else can be done? Would you agree. Thank you for any advice you can give.

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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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The composite on my front teeth is wearing away, should I get veneers instead

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011
Q.

I have a growing concern about my 2 front teeth, which have had for a long time now, ‘grooves’ – I’ve been told through brushing too hard. I’ve had them filled with composite a number of times, but the most recent time, the dentist actually drilled into the grooves to make them bigger (?!) I hadn’t had this before (but naturally I trusted the dentist, seeing as I know nothing about it), and although the teeth looked good for the past 2.5 years, they are now beginning to wear away as composite does, and I’m concerned they are going to look even worse if I don’t get them filled in again. That’s why I’m not considering porcelain veneers. Would porcelain veneers in this case be the best option, knowing that I will need to keep paying to have them filled in anyway? And is it really ‘usual’ to drill the grooves further to fill them with composite. I’m really worried this has ruined my otherwise very straight and very white teeth.

many thanks for your help, 


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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Teeth whitening treatments don’t seem to be working, would lumineers be a good option?

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011
Q.

My teeth and gums are healthy I do have one implant at the front which Im very pleased with and one crown which is doing fine. I have some filling but my main complaint now is I really want white teeth as ive tryed whitening treatment but not enough of a change for me I want something to work quickly and be how I want to look from the start. My teeth are very straight and I was thinking that Lumineers may be the way forward as I dont want my teeth worked on or to much preparation if possible. Plus would I have to do something with the Implant and Crown or can this go over the top.


dr rob tennet

Dr Rob Tennet

St Johns Dental Practice
18 Bennett’s Hill, Birmingham, B2 5QJ
Web: www.e-dentalpractice.co.uk

Will lumineers be the best option to treat the damage caused by acid erosion?

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011
Q.

Dear Rob,

I’m 20 years old and have extremely sensitive teeth. Notably, this because I’ve suffered bad acid erosion to my teeth due to the diet during my younger years (As a further consequence, the enamel on my front teeth is very thin). Cold and hot foods/ drinks give me a very sharp and agonising pain. Even when I eat foods that aren’t affected by tempature such as chocolate, I feel a painful sensation that goes directly to my back teeth.

I’ve been looking into Lumineers as a way of correcting this problem. I was wondering because of my extreme tooth sensitivity would I be eligible to have them done on the NHS? I’ve decided against traditional veneers because of the unecessary tooth reduction and the fact that I do still have healthy teeth.

Thank you


dr rob tennet

Dr Rob Tennet

St Johns Dental Practice
18 Bennett’s Hill, Birmingham, B2 5QJ
Web: www.e-dentalpractice.co.uk

Am I at risk if I go to a salon for teeth whitening?

Thursday, August 18th, 2011
Q.

Hi, I’m getting married next year and would like to have a whiter smile. My teeth aren’t too badly stained, but I’d like to be a few shades lighter. Local salons in my area have various deals – i.e.£75 for laser treatment, whereas my dentist is closer to £400 for a tray that sits in your mouth and takes longer. Obviously, I want the treatment to be safe and not damage my teeth, but £75 is far more appealing when I have a wedding to save up for. Is there any way I can research a salon and any questions I should ask, especially regarding the chemicals used for the belaching agents and the qualifications of the staff? Also on a slightly different note, my fiance has calcium deposits in his front teeth and wants to know if whitening would remedy that or make it more obvious? Many Thanks.


dr rob tennet

Dr Rob Tennet

St Johns Dental Practice
18 Bennett’s Hill, Birmingham, B2 5QJ
Web: www.e-dentalpractice.co.uk

I think I may need veneers in the future, how natural looking are they?

Thursday, August 18th, 2011
Q.

Hi,

I’m 16 years of age and i neglected my teeth for just over 2 years and i had an x-ray and my dentist said 10 teeth could go wrong in the future so i took control and brushed my teeth 3 times a day and found out what my teeth really looked like, lines down the middle (probably because of the excesive amount of coke and pepsi i consumed) now i brush 3 times with durapat 5000 and rinse once a day with fluorigard, i’m doing my best but i think im going to need veneers/crowns in the future, i would just like some advice on am i doing all i can do in the time being, and are crownss/veneers natural enough so people couldn’t fool them for real teeth?

many thanks


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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What is the best way to whiten my teeth; veneers, composite bonding, cleaning or teeth whitening?

Thursday, August 11th, 2011
Q.

I’m only 16, but am desperate to improve the look of my discoloured teeth. I have also chippedmy two front teeth, so have two composite fillings in place. I have never had very white teeth, so have been warned that having my teeth bleached or whitened may result in no change. I’ve been looking into veneers and lumineers, but of course each are expensive and i’ve already had to start saving now. Which method would you recommend for me, that is best quality for money with regards to how long they last, and as least pain as possible.


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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Is my Essix retainer causing an oral infection?

Friday, July 29th, 2011
Q.

Hi Mark. In your experience, can Essix retainers used to maintain orthodontic treatment give you fungal infections? I’ve had to have a replacement Essix retainer made after my old one has worn out but when I am wearing it, even for 10 minutes I am getting these white rings at the gumline, receding gums and white spots all over my gums from it. My new orthodontist has tried adjusting it and remaking it but the same thing keeps happening. I’ve never had the problem before as I have been wearing Essix retainers for 10 years now. The orthodontist won’t make me a new one and my general dentist is telling me to stop wearing it but I need to wear it to continue to keep my teeth straight but i’m damaging my gums in the process. What do you recommend? Many thanks.


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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I suffer from Amelogenisis Imperfecta, are dental implants my best option?

Thursday, July 21st, 2011
Q.

I suffer with amelogenises imperfecta, should I have to pay for dental treatment (if I suffered with my thyroids I would get free prescriptions for the foreseeable future).
I have previously had my teeth capped and obviously they now need doing again, a cost of which I will regularly incur throughout my life (I am now 40), so will be the 3rd time I will need this doing.
Would I be better of going down the root of implants?


dr rob tennet

Dr Rob Tennet

St Johns Dental Practice
18 Bennett’s Hill, Birmingham, B2 5QJ
Web: www.e-dentalpractice.co.uk