Archive for the ‘tooth whitening’ Category

I Have Recently Bought A Home Teeth Whitening Kit, And Would Like To Know Which Foods To Avoid?

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

I have recently bought and had fitted a home teeth whitening kit from my dentist following fixed braces being removed.
I have started a 2 week process but I am really concerned about what I can and cannot eat, I am trying to avoid drinking tea but have been given various different recommendations by friends, etc. Can you please tell me if I should only eat white foods ie, pasta, rice, bread or if I can eat most foods but avoid tea/coffee/curry – can I eat meat or should I just stick to fish or chicken?
A detailed list of what to avoid would be really useful. I am drinking hot water in place of tea and am experiencing a tiny bit of sensitivity, I have only started 1 application of 6% strength so far. Kind regards.

Dr Mark Hughes Harley Street Dental Studio 52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY Web: Tel: 020 7636 5981 View My Profile Dr Hughes

I’m Interested In Getting Veneers, Will Previous Root Canal Treatment Stop Me From Getting Them?

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

Hello, Dr Gambroudes, I have a number of questions for you. I’m really interested in getting veneers for my four top front teeth, they are slightly crooked and the front two have been repaired before after I cracked them at work. I’ve also had root canal treatment on one of the teeth beside the front two, will any of these repairs cause me not to be able to get veneers? My teeth are currently discoloured as well and I really want nice white teeth as I’m really embarrassed by them. Do you have any idea how much it would be for these?


Dr Marcus Gambroudes Changing Faces Dentistry & Facial Rejuvenation, 51 Station Road Knowle House Knowle Solihull B93 0HN Web: Tel: 01564 320 024 View My Profile Dr Gambroudes

Hi Mark, I Really Want To Sort My Teeth Out. Would You Be Able To Recommend Any Clinics Around London?

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

Hi Mark. If you don’t mind I’d like to ask you a couple of questions. I really want to sort my teeth out, I’m not happy with the colour of them and would really like to straighten them, especially at the front of both the top and bottom sets. I’m a London cab driver so a clinic in London would really work out best for me. Would you be able to recommend any clinics around this area? I’m not too fussed about the cost I just want them sorted to the best standards as possible. Thanks mate, hope you can sort something out for me.

Dr Mark Hughes Harley Street Dental Studio 52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY Web: Tel: 020 7636 5981 View My Profile Dr Hughes

I Have Very Little Enamel On My Teeth, Can There Really Be Nothing Done To Make Them Straight And White?

Thursday, September 19th, 2013

Hi, Dr Shaffie. My mum was ill when she was pregnant with me and the medication she took made my adult teeth come through with very little enamel on them. My dentist told me there was nothing that could be done to make them white. I had braces when I was a teenager but I was told that my jaw needed breaking for the teeth to stay straight and my dentist said that wiring my jaw shut meant my teeth wouldn’t get the proper cleaning they needed and because of my lack of enamel and they’d rot. So now I’m stick with yellow crooked teeth. Is there really nothing that can be done? I would literally do anything to have lovely straight white teeth. I really hope you can help me with this. Thank You.

Dr Hussein Shaffie The Sandford Dental Implant and Cosmetic Centre 306 Broadway, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA6 8AA Web: Tel: 02083037051 Email: [email protected] View My Profile Dr Shaffie

I Have Two White Marks On My Teeth, Will Whitening Just Make It Worse?

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

My adult teeth have two white marks on the two front teeth that have been there ever since they grew. I don’t think they are stains, rather they are in built into my teeth. I hate them so much, they have ruined my confidence and I will not smile in photos because of them.
Will teeth whitening work? Or will I have to go down a more costly route? I have read online that apparently teeth whitening will just make the marks more prominent but if the tooth around the mark is white too then surely the white mark will not be as bad it is now?
I would prefer to go down the less costly route however any advice would be greatly appreciated!

Dr Mark Hughes Harley Street Dental Studio 52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY Web: Tel: 020 7636 5981 View My Profile Dr Hughes

I’m Experiencing Pain From A Stronger Tooth Whitening Gel Than I’m Used Too, Could It Be Lasting Damage?

Monday, September 16th, 2013

Hello, I whitened my teeth yesterday evening using a 16% gel which I bought from my dentist. I usually use a 10% gel and a different brand and have never had any problems with sensitivity in the past. Following yesterday’s procedure which lasted only 40 minutes, I’m experiencing a great deal of ‘crackling/zinging’ type of pain in my teeth and I’ve been unable to sleep. It’s been just over 24 hours now with not much improvement in the pain and I’m just wondering if I may have caused permanent damage to my teeth? Is there anything I can do to alleviate the symptoms or will they go away on their own? Thanks.

Dr Riten Patel The Mulberry 18 Ashley Road, Walton on Thames Surrey, KT12 1HS Web: Tel: 01932 223 479 View My Profile Dr Patel

My Daughter’s Teeth Are Discoloured, Could You Advise Me On Whitening Options?

Friday, May 31st, 2013

Hi, My daughter is 14 years old and since her adult teeth came through they have flaws in them and lighter patches, particularly the front teeth both top and bottom. We have been told by our local dentist that this could be due to how she was developing in the womb. She is a Type 1 diabetic. As with other people who have written on this site it does affect her confidence and tries not to smile showing her teeth, as a developing young woman it’s starting to upset her much more and has been the subject of adverse comments at school. I understand that teeth whitening is not available on the NHS. The flaws seem to be in her teeth rather than staining. Are there any options at her age to make her teeth whiter. Advice much appreciated.

Dr Mark Hughes Harley Street Dental Studio 52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY Web: Tel: 020 7636 5981 View My Profile Dr Hughes

How Should I Deal With My Protruding Canines And Small Laterals?

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

Hello I was wondering what could be done about my canines because they stick out and also my laterals because there smaller than my other teeth , like there not the same size. My laterals are small and when I smile I feel very embarrassed. I also wanted to know if I get my teeth whitened is it a long term thing or will they turn yellow again? The rest of my teeth are the same length accept my laterals and they look
odd I’m 16 years old and having a nice smile would mean a lot to me. I cant smile without feeling ashamed of my teeth. So it’s affecting my confidence really badly and at the minute being a teenager it’s becoming a bit too much of an issue to just ignore.

Dr Safeer Butt S3 Dental – Synergistic Smile Studios Clinics in Kent, Surrey & Sussex Web: Tel: 020 8398 6322 View My Profile Dr Butt

Should I Have Laser or Bleach Whitening?

Monday, May 20th, 2013

hello doctor, i have this question. i’m a patient of LUPUS (SLE). have had it now for 5 years. n i have noticed a change in color in my teeth. i want to get a permanent teeth whitening procedure but m not sure about the risks or which one should i go for ? i have been through teeth scaling and polishing which worked fine for me at the time but didnt really help in the overall color whitening . can u pls guide me about which procedure shud i go through and if i shud do it at all or not? the process i went through was good enough for particular stains on my teeth but i need a total color whitener tht wi ll help to whiten the teeth and not only remove stains. i read through the internet about bleaching and laser .dont know which one wud be best suitable for me .help.thanks

Dr Safeer Butt S3 Dental – Synergistic Smile Studios Clinics in Kent, Surrey & Sussex Web: Tel: 020 8398 6322 View My Profile Dr Butt

Can I Whiten My Teeth From Home?

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

Good Evening I was would like to ask you for your expert advice, my Sister and I would like to have our teeth whitened but are really confused. We had it done professionally a couple of years ago by our dentist.For which we paid £500 each, but when we went home we ate a banana roll as we’re vegan and we didn’t know or think that the colour of the food would affect our teeth but, we later found out by reading about it online that it would. I would allso like to point out that  we also didn’t continue with any home whitening kits as we weren’t told to. Can we just buy the home whitening kits? Or do we need them whitened by a dentist first? Thanks

Dr Andrew Moore Advance Dental Clinic 104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG Web: Tel: 08443 87 87 88 View My Profile Dr Moore