Hello there Dr Moore. My sister had duraphat toothpaste from her dentist recently and she said it’s really made her teeth whiter. I have crowns and caps on the front of my teeth and I was wondering if I could use duraphat on my capped teeth. I love my teeth but I can’t afford to have new veneers like the Hollywood smile. I do look after my teeth and gums thank you. I would be very grateful if you could advise me on how to achieve the Hollywood smile without too much expense.
Posts Tagged ‘tooth whitening’
Should My Dentist Attempt To Whiten My Tooth Prior To Fitting My Crown. Is This Something You Could Help Me With?Thursday, June 26th, 2014
Hi Mark. I noticed a reply you made concerning internal whitening and wondered whether you’d be able to offer me some advice please? I’ve had a porcelain fused to metal crown replaced by a porcelain crown on my front tooth. Unfortunately what’s left of my tooth underneath is almost black and shows through the crown and gum itself. I was really disappointed by this as whilst the crown itself is better it’s more blue than the previous one. I’ve read some comments online that perhaps my dentist could have attempted to internally whiten my tooth prior to fitting the crown and/or tried masking the tooth. My question is; can this be done now that the crown has been fitted or would this require my crown to be replaced? I assume that removing my current crown would ruin it and so I would need a whole new one if that was the case? Also, is this something you could help me with at your practice? As I fear that my general dental practice (whilst very good) may lack the expertise to help me on this one.
Any guidance would be hugely appreciated! 🙂
Hello Dr Hughes. I could do with some advice as I don’t have a great amount of knowledge on current cosmetic dental treatments and I’m not too aware of what is available. Can you please let me know how I can brighten up my veneer on my front tooth? This has been in place for the last 18 years and it’s starting to look a little bit dingy. How long is a veneer supposed to last? Would tooth whitening help me with this problem? Thank you for your time.
I Seem To Have Tried Everything To Get Rid Of The Stains On My Teeth. What Can I Do To Get My Smile Whiter?Thursday, May 29th, 2014
Hello Dr Hughes. I really hope you can help me. My teeth are stained and no matter what I seem to do, they never get white and I want a perfectly white smile. What would you advise me to do? I tried various toothpastes with baking soda. I even tried using baking soda by itself, I used super smile, it didn’t work. I brush my teeth 2 times a day and brush them for a minimum of 2 minutes. Are there any treatments that could help me with this problem? Thank you for taking the time to listen to me.
Hi Dr Moore. I currently have brown stains on my teeth and I have just had a polished at the dentists but they are still there. How can I get rid of them? Are there any home treatments I can use? Or do I have to see someone? How much would it cost? Or am I just stuck with them? I drink a tea a lot and fizzy juice but have started to cut down on the juice but still drink tea but with no sugar. If you could help me that would be great as It affects my confidence and I find it hard to smile and talk to people.
I Feel Like I Get Judged About The Patches On My Teeth, But I’m Not Old Enough To Have My Teeth Whitened. What Can I Do?Monday, November 18th, 2013
On my front two teeth, one of them have a big white patch and it makes the rest of my teeth look more yellow than they actually are. And I’m starting to get a few others and the front of my upper teeth. I want to try whitening them but I’m afraid that white patch will get whiter, and I really want it off because I don’t feel comfortable with it and I feel like people are always judging about it. My dentist says I have to wait until I’m either 16/18 to get it off (he didn’t say how) but I don’t want to wait that long, what can I do?
Good afternoon. Which toothpaste do you recommend to be best for hygiene and freshness?
Would you recommend an antibiotic for gingivitis?
Shall I ask my GP to prescribe me a particular product?
I am considering teeth whitening.
My only concerns before I make an appointment are:
How long will it last?
Do I have to purchase expensive products to maintain it?
Sorry, I am just trying to decide if it’s worth it.
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.
Good afternoon. I have a problem, my teeth are very healthy and they have a perfect form, but the colour, it is just far away from white. My teeth are genetically yellow. I brush them 5 times in one day, but…nothing. What is better laser whitening or Sapphire Whitenting? Can I achieve a perfect white teeth with whitening or better solution are veeners? How Long Do Porcelain Veneers Last? Can they lose their white colour too? I am so sceptical about veneers :S Thank you so much. Have a nice day! 🙂
I am 62 years old and have lost the enamel off my teeth; I have been informed this is due to eating too much fruit.
I am very embarrassed to talk let alone smile, due to the dark colour of my teeth.
I am due to attend a very important wedding soon and I am so worried about my teeth that I am now considering having them whitened.
I do have sensitive teeth and use Sensodyne toothpaste but I believe the whitening process increases sensitivity and am a little concerned about that.
I would truly appreciate your comments please.