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The enamel is wearing at the tops of my teeth, what can I do?

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011
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I havefor some time noticed that I am losing enamel from the top of my top teeth near the gum line. This is now becoming more pronounced and of some concern although eeth so far have not discoloured or causing any sensitivity, I am concerned about the long term effect.
I am been advised by a local dentist to have fillings in the top of my teeth although I am concerned about this.
Is this the only option or are there other options. I thought I had read about an enamel replacement treatment.
Many thanks 


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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Braces have stained my teeth, would you recommend veneers or lumineers?

Friday, June 24th, 2011
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Hey Dr. Mark,  A female,I live in Jordan middle east, am 23 with a very bad experience with braces for 8years, which caused badly stained teeth, and i have been using dental composite (teeth facing) for the past 5 – 6 years.
I hate the way my teeth look, i wish to re-size them and make them brighter and get a perfect smile.

oh and i have 2 implants i did them 3 weeks ago.

My main question what do you think is better in my case lumineers or Vaneers? and for how long they last?
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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Could a bridge be the answer to my dental problems?

Friday, June 17th, 2011
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I have yellow stained and cracked teeth from a childhood of candy and soda pop, and now I am 28 years old and eating has become a worst nightmare for me. As I eat I feel little segments of my teeth while I am chewing as if I am eating glass. I have already had 4 extractions- because I am on public aid but I am wondering isn’t there a way I could get my teeth shaven down and then fitted with a fixed dental bridge? I have watched tons of bridge videos and I am just wondering if it could be done or in the missing spaces in my mouth couldn’t I get a mini implant in there and then the fixed bridge added or is it too much work to handle doing it this way? If you have any ideas on what I can do please feel free to let me know. thank you for your time


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Dr Rob Tennet

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

I’m worried that teeth whitening will ruin my teeth.

Friday, June 17th, 2011
Q.

Dear Dentist

My question is regards to whitening � Is Hydrogen Peroxide bad for your teeth or whitening in general does it cause cavities if you used say 30% in house bleaching?
I am confused because it is a weak acid so why do we use it on whitening?

Does a high percent of Hydrogen Peroxide not cause cracks in teeth or make them matte/loose their shine?

How does whitening work? thank you for your time 


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Dr Safeer Butt

S3 Dental – Synergistic Smile Studios
Clinics in Kent, Surrey & Sussex
Web: www.s3dental.co.uk Tel: 020 8398 6322

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What is the best option for whitening my discoloured, sensitive teeth?

Monday, June 6th, 2011
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Dear Doctor,

I have discolored teeth and would like to have this corrected. I have already tried the more widely available teeth whitening strips but my teeth became very sensitive soon after so I had to stop using them. I also developed a very thin, white vertical line down one of my front teeth and thought that the enamel had been damaged by the strips.

I feel from this experience that a professional laser whitening system would not suit me. I am reluctant to get veneers because I feel it is too invasive to natural teeth.

I have heard of cosmetic bonding and was wondering if this was an option to whiten teeth. Some sources say that bonding can only be used to correct smaller stains, but some suggest that it can be used to whiten the entire tooth.

Please could you tell me if cosmetic bonding is suitable for tooth whitening, Thank You.


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Dr Rob Tennet

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

My teeth are in terrible condition, what can I do?

Thursday, May 12th, 2011
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I dont have any insurance, and my teeth are terrible. Its to the point where i cant even eat anymore. The pain is getting worse an I have decided that I just want them all pulled. Can I just be put to sleep an have all of my teeth pulled because I want them out?? I can do a payment plan or something. They are all falling apart piece by piece an my two front teeth have a whole in the middle of them an is getting bigger as we speak an the tooth next to it is starting to get a hole as well. I have not had regular dental appointments like I should have due to never having the money for it now they are all just breaking and it is very painfull. There are so many teeth of mine that are starting to lose the white an look almost see through, my enamel is fading I believe is what the commercials say. I just would like to have them all pulled an where dentures atleast I would be able to eat an not have pain anymore. Do you think I can find the right dentist that is in it for the work an willing to help someone that needs it? I will give anything to be put to sleep an have them all pulled.


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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 could you recommend for my front tooth with is both chipped and discoloured?

Thursday, April 7th, 2011
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I had an accident 2 years ago where i chipped my front tooth, my denist fixed the tooth but it now has a brown line through the middle of it and the top part looks grey in colour, it makes me really unhappy as everytime i smile that is all you can see. I also have quite a few fillings which i would like of possible to be changed to white ones?
I am looking to see how much this would cost me to have done.
Thank you


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Dr Sunita Verma

Sparkle Dental Boutique
311 Boston Road, Hanwell, London, W7 2AT
Web: www.sparkledentalboutique.co.uk Tel: 020 8567 4344

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I have a rough patch on my front tooth, what treatment would you reccommend?

Thursday, April 7th, 2011
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I have a discoloured patch rough in texture on my front tooth, it really affects willingness to smile. What treatment do you think will be suitable in correcting this? and how much will this treatment cost?


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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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My teeth have weak enamel and are staining easily, what can you recommend until I can afford veneers?

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011
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I had really bad teeth when I was younger and had various retainers and wore braces for almost 3 years. I’m now 18 and have had my braces off for 2 years. My teeth have moved slightly but that isn’t particularly what is bothering me, I have really weak enamel on my teeth which is noticable and is getting worse at a rapid rate. My teeth have also now started to stain, they’ve always been quite yellow and I was told I couldn’t get them whitened due to my enamel. I was advised to get veneers which will cost around £3000. I’ve never been confident because of my teeth and now I’m starting to get really upset about it. At 18 I doubt I can get any form of credit to pay for it and it will take me years to save up which will only mean they’ll get worse. Is there any way the NHS can cover any of the cost or is all cosmetic dentistry private now? Also have you got any advice on how I could improve my teeth until i can afford veneers?


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
Web: www.advancedentalclinic.com Tel: 08443 87 87 88

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I am having my brace removed and my teeth are badly stained, would whitening risk damaging the enamel?

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011
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hello mr.solanki, firstly can i thank you for taking the time to answer my question. i am having a fixed brace removed within the next 2 months howeve my teeth are badly stained and i am considering having them whitened. my question is will there be any damage to my teeth due to bleaching such as damaged enamel and if so is there anything i can do to fix this or protect them by using a certain toothpaste? what is the best whitening treatment? thanks


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Dr Kailesh Solanki

Kissdental – UK Practice of the Year 2007
157 Woodsend Road, Flixton, Manchester, M41 8GN.
2 New Street, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 2QS.
13 Stanley Street, Manchester, M8 8SH.
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