Why Are My Lumineers Bulky?

I was so excited about getting Lumineers, especially because they’re ultra-thin which my dentist said will look more natural. But, that’s not how they turned out. Instead, they look really bulky and chalky. I would say, though they’re whiter than my old teeth were that anyone could tell they’re fake. I’d have been better off […]

Why Hasn’t the US Gotten Rid of Amalgam Fillings Yet?

My sister told me the United States signed a treaty to get rid of amalgam fillings, but my dentist still does them. Is he breaking the law? Karen, Dear Karen, The United States signed the Minamata Convention on Mercury. This is focused more on the environment than on the fillings. It was named after the […]

At-Home Teeth Whitening Versus Crest Whitestrips

I keep hearing it’s better to get at-home teeth whitening done than Crest Whitestrips. But aren’t Crest Whitestrips the same thing as take-home whitening? Kevin C. Dear Kevin, Differences in Teeth Whitening Coverage I can understand your confusion, but the only real similarity to them is they can both be used at home. Crest Whitestrips […]

How Do I Find an Affordable Dentist for Someone on Disability?

I need some advice. I just took over my mother’s care. I’m distraught over the care she’s received, especially her teeth. They’re a complete mess. It’s like the nursing center never gave her dental care. She’s on disability but there’s a waiting period for dental care. Like a two-year waiting period. In the meantime, her […]