I have regular checkups and cleanings at least two times a year. Most times I do it three times a year. I’m very diligent with my oral health care at home as well. Why I am writing is I feel my dentist is being negligent. Two times now, I’ve ended up with a tooth needing… Continue reading I Keep Needing Extractions After Root Canals
Can You Trust the Type of Treatment You Get Under Dental Sedation?
I’m extremely dental phobic, so I’m really grateful to have the option to be sedated for my wisdom teeth removal! I have a weird concern though. Last year my cousin saw a sedation dentist for her surgery, and a few days later she had bruises on both cheeks, and couldn’t open her mouth more Read… Continue reading Can You Trust the Type of Treatment You Get Under Dental Sedation?
Went Directly to the Dental Lab for My Partial Denture
About nine years ago I had a partial denture made through my dentist. The lab that made it did a fantastic job. So, when it was time to get my new one made, I decided to go directly to them. The weird thing is, it hasn’t turned out nearly as well. I’ve had countless problems… Continue reading Went Directly to the Dental Lab for My Partial Denture
Dentist Won’t Remove Tooth
I have an impacted wisdom tooth and another tooth near it that has had a root canal. Here are my issues. The impacted wisdom tooth is infected and needs to come out. However, the root-canaled tooth has never felt right. I want him to remove both teeth at once, but he is absolutely refusing and… Continue reading Dentist Won’t Remove Tooth
The Scoop of Charcoal Teeth Whitening
I keep hearing about whitening your teeth with charcoal. Is this a legitimate thing? Marcus G. Dear Marcus, First, let me say I’m glad you checked before just trying this. There have always been fads in DIY teeth whitening procedures. A few years ago it was lemons. WhaRead More
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,
Will it look like I had my teeth whitened if I brush them more?
My teeth are yellow but I can’t afford teeth whitening. So I would like your expert advice on ways to get them white. I’ve started brushing twice a day instead of once a day. I know that poor brushing habits have probably made my teeth so yellow. I’m not a smoker, so that isn’t the… Continue reading Will it look like I had my teeth whitened if I brush them more?
How much do teeth whitening kits cost?
I inherited a bunch of teeth whitening kits from my cousins who both go to the same dentist. They bought teeth whitening for life from their dentist. Every time they go they get a kit with gel. They have so much of the stuff that they have given a lot of it to me. I’m… Continue reading How much do teeth whitening kits cost?
How much would an affordable dentist charge for crowns?
How much would an affordable dentist charge for crowns? I need 3 of them and I can’t afford to pay a high end or middle end dentist to get them. I have some dental insurance but it will only pay 30%. I appreciate the coverage but that’s not much. My current crowns are almost 18… Continue reading How much would an affordable dentist charge for crowns?
Teeth whitening kit isn’t working on my bonding
I got a great Groupon teeth whitening deal about a month ago. I started using it the same week. My natural teeth are whiter but 4 of the teeth that I have bonding on haven’t changed at all. The 4 teeth were almost broken in half in an accident in 2003. I stopped smoking in… Continue reading Teeth whitening kit isn’t working on my bonding