Hello there. I would like to whiten my teeth, which are quite discoloured. I do not smoke so I guess it’s age and tea drinking mainly! (I am 65yrs old). Most dentists use peroxide based systems,but some people say these damage the teeth enamel. Are these chemicals safe to use or will they possibly damage the enamel in the long term? There seem to be some articles that suggest peroxide should not be used. Thank you.
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Hello Dr Gambroudes. Please can I ask you what damage 0.01% sodium perborate could do to my teeth? I am so confused with the legal aspects and safety and sensitivity.
I would really like to have my teeth whitened professionally, but I have very sensitive teeth already, so I couldn’t stand or bear a procedure that would cause me any excruciating pain in the process. I have been advised that sodium perborate causes no damage whatsoever, and more to my shock as I didn’t think it would be possible, no sensitivity at all during treatment or after? Please could you advise me on this? Thanks in advance.
Do you get discount if you need a full set of veneers? I hate my teeth I have gaps and they are discoloured. I have spent a fortune on teeth whitening, only to be in pain afterwards. I must have sensitive teeth. Some of my gums are receding hence I get a lot of pain after the teeth whitening, plus it only lasts a short time then it goes back to dull again. Is there any other form of dental treatment that could help me with this? Thank you for your time. I hope to hear from you.
Hi Mark. I hope you can help. Please can you recommend where is the best place to buy gel refills for teeth whitening. I had this done at my old dentist and I still have the trays but I have moved home now and my old dentist is not responding. I would like to purchase the refills but there seems so much choice and I don’t want to buy the wrong thing. Also, Can the internet sites really be trusted?
Many thanks, I look forward to hearing your reply.
Hi, I have started to notice what I think is dental fluorosis on my front two teeth. I have two dark lines appearing on my two front teeth and a little line on the tooth next to front tooth. I have looked into it online and wondered if you think teeth whitening is the best option first? I know another option is veneers but I am only 20 and think whitening might be a better option. I have got a dentist appointment but it is not for 2 weeks so just wanted some advice and a separate opinion when I ask my regular dentist.
I Want To Know How Well The Enlighten Deep Cleaning System Works And Whether It Affects Thin Enamel?Wednesday, September 11th, 2013
Hello, Dr Moore, I have quite a few questions I need to ask you about the enlighten deep bleaching system. Does the enlighten deep bleaching system work on patients with thinning enamel? Also could you tell me how well does it bleaches dentine? Will they experience more sensitivity? How much change should a patient expect to see in the final hours session within the surgery? If teeth are not very white by this stage, will it have a significant effect? Thank you, I hope you can provide me with an answer.
I have two teeth that are discoloured caused by a trauma decades ago.
The colour became worse after an infection approx six years ago. Following this I had root canal treatment on the two teeth (over 5 years ago now). The root canal seemed to have worked as seen in later x-rays. However the teeth are now more noticeably discoloured. One more than the other.
Eight years ago I had whitening performed by a dentist that worked quite well but the above has reversed this.
On recent dentist visits, they have suggested that traditional whitening treatment may not work as effectively in the past. Their recommendation is veneers.
I am a little concerned at the invasiveness of veneers, risk of the final product looking artificial and weakening the teeth.
How do veneers compare with internal bleaching? (In terms of treatment and effectiveness.)
I am further worried I have no idea where to have this treatment performed in London. How much do either treatments cost? How much time do you need in between appointments?
I am having my two front teeth crowns replaced, and i have just had the temporary ones put in. I would like to go very white, I need my teeth whitening then i am going to have my crowns put in to match the new white teeth. What is best for me to do? will I get good results from in surgery lazer teeth whitening? as I know laws have changed in the past month and the chemicals used are not as strong, or would a home kit be better? if a home kit would be better should i still receive this from my dentist or purchase another online because i’ve seen some good whitening deals. I would like it done as soon as possible for my wedding in January. Any advice would be great, thank you very much.
I am seeing conflicting information on teeth whitening from different places and the solutions strengths available vary greatly. I have seen 8-38% strengths available on a number of websites and am unsure what is best. I want to find a solution/strength that is safe and effective.
What levels (%) of carbamide peroxide and hydrogen peroxide whitening a gels are considered safe for use?
I have read that carbamide peroxide is used for home whitening and hydrogen peroxide is used at the dentist. Is there any reason hydrogen peroxide couldn’t be used at home?
Hello Doctor Hughes, I really want to have my teeth whitened but I also need to a bridge fitted for a gap that I have in my upper set of teeth, I would like to know if I should get the teeth whitening done first and then the bridge to match them or have the bridge fitted first then have the whitening done? I’m currently saving up to have this done so would really appreciate some advice please, thank you in advance for your help