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What Are The Risks Of Interproximal Stripping?

Thursday, August 1st, 2013
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Hi Dr Bohara. I am going to get my teeth sliced so as to have braises on my teeth for 6 months. The doctor has advised me to go for slicing as it is easier and earliest for getting my teeth in good shape. I want to know if there is any risk of getting my teeth sliced like after getting sliced , they will get decay or they will be more prone to risk. Please give me an honest suggestion. I am scared regarding extraction of teeth that is why doctor suggested me to go for slicing. I would be really thankful if u give me a clear picture of What are the Pros & Cons of slicing.Thanks a lot for any help !!


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Dr Kalpesh Bohara

The Dental Suite
27 Park Road, Loughborough, LE11 2ED
Web: www.dental-suite.co.uk  Tel: 01509 231144
3 Rutland Street, Leicester City Centre, LE1 1RB
Tel: 0116 312 0054

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Why Won’t My NHS Dentist Provide My 14-Year-Old With Dental Veneers?

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013
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My 14 year old daughter has very dark brown markings and fluoride markings on all her teeth due to being infected as a child by fluoride in the water. She has already had 2 composites placed on her front 2 teeth in 2007 and has just completed finished her fixed orthodontics. Our dentist has said she isn’t allowed to get veneers on all her teeth on the NHS but the orthodontist has said she must have these dealt with and veneers is the only option. She has tried many other treatments for years which haven’t worked. Where do i stand legally regarding having veneers fitted on all her badly affected teeth on the NHS? Surely they can do something about this, it isn’t her fault that her teeth look like this. Thank you for your time. 


dr andrew moore

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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Is There Any Way That My Fillings Can Be Replaced Without Harming Any Of The Tooth Structure?

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013
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Hi Mark, I wondered if you could advise me with an issue? In my front two teeth I had root canal treatment and there are two white fillings. The problem is that one of the teeth has a large white filling and I want to change both. However, I don’t want to lose even a little of the structure of the teeth. Is there a technology that has the ability to remove the filling only? or is there a dentist who can do that slowly without removing even a little of the structure. I really care about the structure of the teeth. I already have quite sensitive teeth and I don’t want them turning worse because of this. Thanks for your time. 


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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 A Missing Tooth Cause A Change To The Bite?

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013
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Dr Butt, can a missing tooth cause a change to the bite? My right canine has been missing for 10 years but for the last 2 months my bite doesn’t feel right, I cannot chew properly and I fear the enamel on my molars is wearing. I wear a nightly Essix retainer to maintain the space and the denture in the day so I do not understand why this is happening. Should I consult my orthodontist about it as it is really worrying me? I’m not sure what I should do, I don’t know if this is truly happening and I just don’t understand why this is happening now when everything has been fine over the last 10 years. Can hormonal changes cause this? I’ve always taken care of my teeth, I just don’t understand. Thank you for any advice, many thanks again.


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Dr Safeer Butt

S3 Dental – Synergistic Smile Studios
Clinics in Kent, Surrey & Sussex
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What Can Be Done About Unsuccessful Root Canal Treatment?

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013
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Hi,
I have very big problem with my teeth mean and I mean I am totally tensed about this. I have just turned 20 and I have had removed my 2 back teeth,one due to an unsuccessful root canal and in 2 teeth,  in which I have  had cosmetic fillings. If i talk about front tooth it is breaking day by day and total enamel has lost and in my one front tooth.  I have cosmetic bonding there also. It is painful when speaking so cover my teeth when I smile also. My fillings are causing great pain I think this is failure? So can you please guide upon the right solution in order to keep my teeth strong and safe teeth through what ever treatment I need, thank you. I am poor at english. Sorry not UK and not much is known about teeth. The problem is getting bad. 


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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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I Told My Dentist That My Denture Looked Terrible And Now It Looks Worse, What Should I Do?

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013
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hello.. i just got three remaining teeth removed on the upper while leaving my two front teeth and four more on the top right side. there was stitches and a bridge put in the same day. it hurt a lot and i have been soaking in salt water, and cold yogurt to bring the swelling down. the bridge was across the roof of my mouth and the front left side had a hook over my front tooth. i told him that looked terrible; he sawed it off and put some soft material that hardens instead. it still looks bad and not natural because it has to slightly cover my front left upper tooth to hold it.
my gums are not good so i cannot receive implants. this was done yesterday and it hurts too much to put my bridge. i have read that people wait until the bridge is put in??? thank you for your consideration. 


dr andrew moore

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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My ClearPath Orthodontist Has Said I need Teeth Removing, Are There Any Alternatives?

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013
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Dear doc,
I’m about to get clearpath aligners. My upper two teeth are fang like and the lower two teeth just look like huge cannines haha. The doctor says it will require extraction of the upper two and lower two teeth each because there is less space in my mouth as the size of my teeth are really huge. I really don’t find the removal of teeth to be very pleasing. Aren’t there any other alternative than to get the teeth extracted? i really don’t like the idea of having healthy teeth extracted and just wondered if there were any other braces or ANY alternatives available to me? I feel my dentist is taking advantage of me because I don’t have a lot of money. Please, please help. I really don’t want them to be taken out. 


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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 Is It Called A Whitening System If The Results Aren’t Permanent?

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013
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Hi Dr,
I am from pakistan, i have 2 ques
1) which teeth whitening system would u like to recommend for yellowish teeth, my sister just gone through the whitening system but the Dr said the results will not be 100% as it varies from person to person and also not permanent then y is this whitening system if its not permanent?

2)after scaling little gaps created in between teeth how they can be recovered ?


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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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Is Microabrasion Harmful To Teeth?

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013
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Hi I would just like to know the possible to solutions for white spots on the tooth ? I have heard of microabrasion but the from the reviews I have seen the results do not seem promising. Are veneers necessary ? Or are there other options Available ? I have a white spot on my front tooth and I wanted to know if in the london area it is treatable ? Also is microabrasion harmful to the teeth as I know it involves shaving a layer of enamel? Are teeth a lot more sensitive as a result ? I want to have my teeth whitened but frightened that these white spots will become more apparent if I do this. Can you please advise? thank you, I hope to hear from you soon. Kind regards. 


dr andrew moore

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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My New White Fillings Are Causing Sharp Pain In One Of My Teeth, Why Is This?

Monday, July 29th, 2013
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Hi Mark, I was just wondering if you could help me? Today I got my silver fillings replaced on the upper top left side of my mouth. The fillings were about 20 years old, and replaced with white fillings.

All the fillings are fine, except one tooth. This tooth is giving me sharp shooting pain, when my tongue brushes over it. If I chew, the pain is so bad that I tear up. It doesn’t matter what I chew, it’s a sharp shooting pain….a banana I had with my lunch made me cry!!

The dentist told me that he put some “insulation” under the new fillings. And my old silver fillings were changing appearance, particularly their colour. He also said they had had cavities under them.Can you tell me why I’m experiencing this pain now? 


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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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