Hi Dr Moore. I have really bad teeth, they are very yellow and my gums are receding terribly. I also suffer with tooth ache all the time and my face swells too. I am very depressed due to my appearance and need something done quickly. I also have 4 missing near the front which looks absolutely terrible. I have not got a lot of money but some family members are willing to help me out if I find someone who can do help with the mess my mouth is in. Can you tell me which procedure I need for a smile to be proud of. Thank you, I hope you can help.
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Hi Dr Moore, I really hope you can help. I’m 19 years old and have my wisdom teeth coming through, I have had my bottom left one already come through, it caused a little bit of pain but now it is fully through now.
My bottom right one is coming now and has become infected, causing a swelling around my cheek and gum, I had it drained quite a bit yesterday by the dentist and it’s now more comfortable. I am a smoker so will smoking cause more swelling? Or will it infect it further? Thanks, I hope you can offer me some advice on this.
I’ve Been Terrified Of The Dentist Ever Since I Got Work Done In My Twenties. Now I’m 55, Is The Any Hope For A New Smile?Friday, February 7th, 2014
Dr Moore, I’ve been terrified of the dentist ever since I got work done in my twenties. I have not been since and as you can imagine my teeth are pretty bad. I still have 5 front teeth on my top and 9 on my bottom set. The back ones are in bits literally. The teeth are worn down, is there any hope for me? My personal and social life is being affected as I am avoiding photographs and going to social gatherings. I am 55 years old and would like a smile back before it’s to late if it isn’t already.
Hello, Dr. Moore! Please Tell Me If There Is A Non-Surgical Way To Bring My Upper Set Forward And Down?Wednesday, February 5th, 2014
Hello, Dr. Moore!
Please tell me if there is a non-surgical way to bring upper teeth forward and down? I feel like my teeth are sort of too deep in my mouth. And when I open my mouth all you can see is my lower teeth (probably because they are retro-clined) and no upper teeth. I want that changed. I was thinking, if I got braces and it tilted my lower teeth outwards to fix the position of my retro-clined teeth that would cause a slight under-bite and could be treated with elastics. But the question is would the elastics actually bring upper teeth forward or lower teeth backward to fix the underbite?
I would really want to push my teeth out at least a little bit and bring upper teeth down because I love smiling so much but when I sometimes see photos of my smile I think I should stop.
My Overbite Is Causing My Jaw To Ache But I Can’t Afford Braces To Correct It. Is There Any Thing Else I Can Do?Wednesday, February 5th, 2014
Hi Dr Moore. I’m looking for some advice. I’ve recently visited my local dentist because I had pain in my front teeth and my jaw aches often. The dentist said its because I have an “overbite”. Whenever my bottom teeth touch my front it causes pain. The roof of my mouth has also started being very tender when I touch it with my tongue. She said the only way to sort it out is to have braces; that will cost 1900+. I can’t afford this as I’m on benefits. What else could I do? Thank you for your time, I look forward to hearing from you.
Hi Andrew, my teeth are overcrowded. I was just wondering if I remove some of my teeth if the other teeth will move to fill the gaps? My wisdom teeth haven’t come through yet but I have been told they will impact. Should I just wait until these come and remove more teeth at once? I have been experiencing TMJ. I’m not sure if this has something to do with it. The oral surgeon thinks stress caused it although he is unsure. Will removing the teeth make this situation worse? I look forward to your advice regarding this matter. Thank you.
My Teeth Have Become Yellow From Antibiotic Staining. What Would Be The Best Form Of Whitening Treatment For This?Friday, January 31st, 2014
Hi Andrew. I’m 47 and have always had natural cream toned teeth. But, I’m now feeling quite embarrassed whenever I smile as they are now rather yellow. My dentist and my son’s orthodontist technician think that I may have antibiotic staining. (I did have various antibiotics in my teens for acne treatment) and that bleaching by the orthodontist may not have any effect or leave me with lines of discolouration.
Would laser whitening be more effective? Thank you.
Hi, Andrew, I’ve just had the Damon braces fitted and I am due to have an operation soon which I’m being put to sleep for and staying in hospital for one night. My question is, will the hospital still do my operation with the braces on? If not, will my orthodontist remove them prior to having the operation then put them back on after it? I’m really worried about this and would be grateful if you could help me as I hope I can still have the operation and not have to wait until I have finished my full treatment with the braces as I could have them on a year or more. Thank you.
Hi Dr Moore. I was thinking about getting a couple of gold teeth but I don’t know much about it. I do have a hole in one tooth that I want to get done with gold, a canine and also the one to the left of my canine. Can you tell me how much it will cost please? I don’t want a 24 carrot one, a nine carrot would be okay. Do I have to provide the gold myself or is that in the price? Where should I look for this type of procedure and would a payment plan be suitable for me.
A Plastic Surgeon Told Me My Teeth Are Affecting My Profile. Is There Any Treatment I Can Have To Fix This?Monday, January 27th, 2014
Hello Dr Moore, I hope you can help me with my problem. I have a small mouth. My two front teeth squash inwards a bit. My top teeth overlap right over my bottom teeth when closed. I think that both of these things together make my profile very severely inverted at the mouth. It also makes my nose and chin appear larger than they are. A plastic surgeon explained that there is no problem with my nose and chin but it is my teeth that is causing the imbalance. Is this something that can be done to make my profile better?
Many thanks, I look forward to reading your reply.