Posts Tagged ‘children’s dentist’

What Can Be Done About My Grandson’s Discolouration?

Friday, November 4th, 2016
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My 12 year old grandson is losing the top layer of his two front teeth. They are really yellow and is affecting his confidence. He has had some treatment at the hospital where they scrape his teeth and paint on a layer. It looks good for a couple of weeks but then deteriorates. Is there anything that can be done? His dentist said not until he is at least 16 when he could possibly have veneers. I have contacted several dentists, they have said the same thing and that it has probably stemmed from his diet as a young child. I disagreed as he had a very good diet and never until this day drinks fizzy juice.


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
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How Can My Child’s Fluorosis Be Treated?

Thursday, May 28th, 2015
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Hello, I hope you can help. My little 7 year old daughter’s teeth have began erupting. She is showing signs of moderate fluorosis with white opaque patches and yellow marks on her front incisors. I realise she is still very young, but this is extremely distressing for her. She was once a bubbly happy child but is now being bullied at school, it’s horrible. Is there anything that can be done now to ease her suffering? Thank you.


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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 3-Year Old’s Teeth are Damaged. Will Cosmetic Dentistry Help?

Thursday, October 30th, 2014
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Hello Dr Hughes. I’ve taken my three year old to the dentist.  His three front teeth are badly damaged, and the front two are corroded in the middle from poor dental care on my part, and drinking from bottled milk and fruit juices I’ve been told nothing can be done to fix them,  but is there anything he could get done cosmetically to cover this damage? Maybe filling it in or caps? Although all I can to is prevent the damage from getting worse, I don’t want my son to have to go through school or nursery with this and feel self conscious because of my mistakes. Thank you. 


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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 Young Son Had A Temporary Filling And Now He’s In Pain. I Can’t Find A Dentist. What Should I Do?

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014
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My 4 year old has had a temporary filling today and now he is screaming in pain as all dentist are closed and I have give all the pain relief he can have. Could you offer any help or advice please? He is just saying it hurts. He has a hole in another tooth. Do you think they could of done it in the wrong tooth? Any home remedies. There is no out of house dentist near to where I live. Could the a&e do anything to help? What could the give him? Anything other than what he’s not already had, such as calpol, nurofen, anolsol, oil and bonjela. I hope you can help us. I look forward to your reply.


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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 Daughter Has To Wait Till She’s 17 To Get Braces And I Can’t Afford To Go Private. What Should We Do?

Friday, April 4th, 2014
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Hello Dr Mark. My problem is that my daughter is massively insecure about her teeth, she stopped sucking her thumb at the age of 15 (it was a serious habit) in order to be on the waiting list for braces she has to wait until she was 17! Unfortunately I do not have the money to go private or I would, have you got any tips in helping me with this problem or any alternatives in her receiving braces any quicker without going private? I hope you can help us with this. Thank you in advance for any information and advice you can provide us with


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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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Is It Safe To Place A 5-Year-Old Child Under General Anaesthetic?

Friday, July 26th, 2013
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Hi, I am writing for the problem of my 5-year old daughter’s tooth. Her tooth is decayed and had an infection over this tooth (swelling). I took her to the local dentist. She gave an injection there and immediately started to pull off the tooth. My daughter was screaming with the pain and I had to ask the dentist to stop it. It seemed to me that the anaesthetic didn’t work because she was screaming too much. Anyway, the dentist gave an antibiotic and my daughter took it almost a week. The swelling decreased then, but did not completely go away. I took her to another dentist because my daughter was not ready to go to the first one. I told the new dentist about the history. My daughter was scared on seeing the dentist and was not ready to open the mouth for a while. The dentist said he don’t want to take the tooth and it is better to go to a clinic where they will do general anesthesia and will extract the tooth.
My question: is it safe to do this in a 5-year old child? Is there any risk? Would it give any problem in future (affecting the development of brain)?
I would be very grateful for the answer. Thank you very much in advance.


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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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Can children get cosmetic dentistry?

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011
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Hi I have seen you deal with cosmetic dentistry, can this be done on children?, my son aged 9 has broken one of his front teeth nearly in half, and his 2nd incisor came though slightly damaged (it looks chipped). He has chipped and broken 2 of his bottom front teeth either side of the 2 middle ones, one resulting is a slightly sharp peak, his dentist said that this would wear down over time. The front incisor that he nearly broken in half was built up with some tooth coloured filling but the tooth isn’t the same size as the one next to it and it bulges at the bottom. Would this be something he would need to consider when he gets older? Can his teeth look better?

Also my daughter aged 9 had sealants on her adult molars a few months ago. Her dentist said this was normal as she had deep pits in her molars and it would protect them from decay. When they were put on her teeth they were perfectly healthy, but one came out recently and it could be seen where the sealant was applied it had left white marks in the middle of her molar in the indent. Her dentist said that this was how her tooth formed and I think he said it was calcification, I was concerned as her teeth were perfectly healthy and unmarked until she had these sealants, but now appear to be damaged and I am worried about the other 3 that had sealants put on them.


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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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Dentists have recommended removing all my daughters teeth, is this right?

Thursday, February 24th, 2011
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My 7yo daughter was referred by NHS to be assessed (x-ray & exam by child specialist) for treatment of 6 (4 upper abutting molars – 2 each side and 2 lower molars – 1 each side) teeth. At the first appointment she was seen after a 45 minute wait after her appointment time but after a 5minute exam she was given a re-appointment for x-rays. At the x-ray appointment, she was again examined and we were told to have ALL the teeth out prior to x-ray, then they said she could not be x-rayed because the film was too big. Again we were told to have the teeth out, as the only option was “harmful, high dose” (their words) whole head x-ray scanning. We asked to have the scan to see what the teeth were like (fillable or not – our dentist had indicated at least the lowers were fillable) and finally they got an appointment with another clinic to do the scan.

Afterwards we found out that other child size xray films are available (3-8y.o.) but were not used (ones used were about 2.5.-3cm (+tab) in height and 4cm or so wide, about the same size as those used on myself.

Do you understand what is happening and is this unusual?

Naturally, we are concerned, they seem to be pushing for general anesthetic and wholesale removal without considering ANY xray evidence. These teeth were all ok 10 months ago.


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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 daughter received tooth damage due to meningitis, her confidence has suffered, what can we do?

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011
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My 8yr old daughter suffered from menigitis and this has caused damaged to most of her front teeth. Another of her 2nd teeth has snapped what can we do for her, she is young and her confidence suffers due to this problem


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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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Are there any ‘clear’ alternatives to silver caps?

Friday, May 14th, 2010
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My 5 year old is scheduled to get 2 silver caps put on back molars next month. Are there any options for white/clear coverings instead of the silver so she doesn’t get teased?,

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Dr Julian Caplan – Director on the board of the BACD

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