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 …

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. What people didn’t count on was the citric …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Affordable dentist ruined my tooth

One of my premolars got so infected that it made the whole left side of my face swell. I couldn’t see my regular dentist so I looked for an affordable dentist online and found one with good reviews. They got me into the office the same afternoon and the dentist told me I needed a …

Can I use peroxide for teeth whitening?

The least my dentist will charge me for teeth whitening is $200. She even said I can do it on a payment plan, but right now I just cannot afford it. I was sick and out of work for 5 months and am a little behind on bills so right now. The timing is bad …

Is this dentist really affordable or am I paying for the amenities?

I found an affordable dentist online. When I had my first appointment I was surprised that the office is so swank. I am beginning to wonder if this is going to turn out to be a rip off. How can a dentist afford all of these amenities and still be affordable? Are there fees that …