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I Don’t Know Why My Teeth Are Breaking, I’m Scared I’ll Need A Mouth Full Of Implants. Could It Be A Vitamin Deficiency?

Monday, October 28th, 2013
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Hello Dr Patel. I would really like to know why my teeth keep breaking, could it have anything to do with a vitamin B12 deficiency? I’m finding I cannot afford to look after them. Is there any help I can receive? Top and bottom on both sides teeth have just snapped, I’m finding it difficult to smile and usually I’m a happy person but this is depressing me. My gums are okay though. I eat healthily and never eat sweets but I do indulge in savoury foods. My sister has had gum disease and had to have a full mouth of implants, I’m a bit scared that will be me soon.


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Hello, My Partner Recently Had A Procedure At The Orthodontic Clinic And He’s Still In Pain, Is This Normal?

Monday, October 21st, 2013
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Hello Dr Patel. I’d like to discuss how my partner got a procedure done at hospital at the orthodontics clinic nine days ago. They cut away a fair size, triangle shape from the hard palette. He is still in extreme pain which we don’t think is normal I contacted them on Tuesday and she looked at his mouth said it was fine. Could there be a nerve showing maybe that’s causing the pain? Just feel it’s not normal to be in just as much pain nine days on, he only had the normal dentist for the procedure to be carried out. What would you suggest that we do, is it normal? Thank you for your time.


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18 Ashley Road, Walton on Thames Surrey, KT12 1HS
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I’d Like To Make A Query About 6 Month Smile Treatment, I Want To Switch Treatment From Braces, Hoping To Cut The Costs. Would This Work?

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013
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Hello, I’d like to make a query about 6 month smile. Would it be cheaper with NHS and could I send in recent jaw and teeth pictures taken by a orthodontist for your expertise as I am not able to attend? I’ve done the same thing with other clinics who excepted them.

I am currently wearing Damonite Braces (white base with a metal wire running over) and was told for my condition it would take at least 1 year – 1.5 years.

I was wondering would it be possible to keep the current base and modify it, somehow switching over to 6 month smile. I am hoping to cut the costs as I have already invested so far.

I would be present for treatment time, but just now I am not in England to attend a consultation.

Please confirm that you received this message. Kind regards.


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18 Ashley Road, Walton on Thames Surrey, KT12 1HS
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Hi Dr Patel, I’m 14 And Would Really Like To Become A Dentist. What Subjects Do I Need To Aim For To Achieve This?

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013
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Hi, Dr Patel. I want to ask you something. I’m 14 years old and I would really like some kind of a guide to achieving a degree in dentistry, such as the type of subjects I would need to study and what levels in each subject to get? At the minute I have picked: Triple Science, French, Business Studies, Maths, English, and Geography would you say some of these subjects will help me? Also I would like to know what A-LEVEL levels I need to get to be allowed to take the dentistry course because in so interested in becoming a dentist. I so hope you can help me, thank you in advance.


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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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My Brand New Porcelain Veneers Seem To Be A Different Shade To My Other Teeth. Will My NHS Dentist Replace Them For Free?

Friday, October 4th, 2013
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I had porcelain veneers fitted 1 day ago on my two front teeth only. Before having them fitted I whitened them and let them rest. Before bonding them the dentist did show me the teeth in the mirror but due to having a shaky jaw it was difficult for me to see. The veneers are an excellent shape and fit, however the colour is slightly darker than the teeth next to them. It’s hardy noticeable to anyone else but it’s all I can see, I’ve spent £1500 with the whitening and the veneers and so expected them to be perfect. I had them done as I’m getting married and wanted a better smile. The treatment was done at an NHS dentist, do you think the dentist will replace them for free? Thank you.


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18 Ashley Road, Walton on Thames Surrey, KT12 1HS
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I Am Really Against Having To Wear Fixed Braces, Should I Get Implants Or Keep My Natural Teeth?

Monday, September 30th, 2013
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Hi, I had orthodontic work in my teens/early 20’s to straighten my teeth. I wore fixed braces for 6 years and had 6 teeth taken out as part of the procedure. I also had a bottom jaw operation to bring my jaw forward as it was believed this was causing my top front teeth to protrude. I wore retainers (top and bottom) for a year afterwards as prescribed. 12 years on and my teeth are relapsing. As an unconfident mid 30’s single female, I am really against having to wear fixed braces (I’ve been told this is the only proper way to fix my problem by several orthodontics) for another 12 -18 months and am now at a point of desperation where I want to have my top 6 front teeth removed and implants put in their place for a quicker and permanent solution as I’m terrified my teeth could relapse AGAIN after having had the work redone. Is this possible or are Cosmetic Dentists against removing healthy teeth?


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18 Ashley Road, Walton on Thames Surrey, KT12 1HS
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I Am Getting An Implant After Removing A Front Tooth. What Are My Options Regarding Straight Teeth?

Thursday, September 26th, 2013
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Hello Dr Patel, I have a front tooth which I am getting removed and I think I will also be getting an implant. I will also be getting a permanent tooth done, so that I don’t have to walk around with a flipper tooth all my life. I already have quite natural spacing in my front teeth. Which I don’t like and the dentist has now told me that there is nothing I can really do about that. My question is, what can I do to the other tooth to help take up some of that space so that my gap wouldn’t be as big or leave me with no gap at all. (I do not want to remove another tooth). Thanks, I really hope you can help me out.


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18 Ashley Road, Walton on Thames Surrey, KT12 1HS
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Hello Doctor, I Want To Know If Any Remaining Decay Can Cause Health Problems In Later Life.

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013
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Hello Doctor, I have a bit of a weird one for you. Basically when I was very young, I didn’t clean my teeth properly and this led to decay in my mouth. I had a few teeth taken out as a child when suffering from severe toothache. Into my teenage years I began cleaning properly and everything, still had to have a few fillings and I think we were on the way to making my teeth strong enough for braces. The top row is quite crooked and one of my front teeth overlaps another. Recently I have had no toothache but am worried about the state of my mouth and want to get it fixed. What problems might I have in later life if there is still some sort of remaining decay that I don’t know about? Are there any serious health risks? I look forward to reading your response. Cheers.


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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 Have Confidence Issues After Getting Bullied For The Gap Between My Front Teeth.

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013
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Hi, Dr Patel. I currently have this gap between my two front teeth and it’s really getting me down as I got bullied a lot in school when I was younger for it and it’s just really knocked my confidence. I have been to my dentist and mentioned it a lot of times and she has just changed the subject which isn’t helpful. It’s not very big at all, but I really want something done about it sooner rather than later as a want to go on to a modelling career, please help me, any advise would be much appreciated as this problem has gone on too long for me. Thank you very much, it would be great to hear from you and obtain some advice.


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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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Please Help Dr, I Have Gaps In My Teeth And I’m Afraid To Smile, What Can I Do?

Thursday, September 19th, 2013
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Please Dr Patel, I am 16 years old and I had one of my incisors removed at the age of 12 because I had a tooth which was not growing under the gum but above it. Up until now that tooth has not grown and I only have two incisors on my upper jaw. One out of the two, which I mentioned earlier and the other one removed and has refused to grow. I also have gaps in between my teeth. Please doctor I really need your help with this, it’s really been hard for me to smile in the past four years because I don’t want people to get disgusted as that is how disgusting I feel my dentition currently is. Thank you, I hope you can provide me with any information or advice.


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

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