Search found 7 matches

by Fangpull
Tue Jul 05, 2011 10:57 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Teeth whitening
Replies: 1
Views: 708

Re: Teeth whitening

Quick office/surgery whitening procedures do not tend to hold the new teeth shade for long. Some of the whitening effect achieved by these procedures may partly be due to the teeth dehydrating. I had much more success with hydrogen and carbamide peroxide gels, applied daily, every day, for 2 weeks i...
by Fangpull
Thu Jun 30, 2011 1:27 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: nearly finished invisalign
Replies: 2
Views: 1233

Re: nearly finished invisalign

Remember that retainers after treatment are for life and not a temporary arrangement. Protect your time and financial investment.
by Fangpull
Thu Jun 30, 2011 1:24 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: dental bonding options
Replies: 1
Views: 742

Re: dental bonding options

Dan, there are no materials that are used for lower bond-strength bondings. You can perhaps consider having these bondings done in a lighter shade now to try to limit the need for replacement bonding later. Your dentist will always try to preserve your enamel, since it is essential for the long-term...
by Fangpull
Thu Jun 30, 2011 1:19 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: How long do mouthguards last?
Replies: 2
Views: 1836

Re: How long do mouthguards last?

Your Orthodontist is correct to suggest you only wear them at night now. If you feel they fit very tightly when you put them in at night, you must contact him again to review your retainer schedule, just to be on the safe side.
by Fangpull
Thu Jun 30, 2011 1:16 pm
Forum: Lingual Braces
Topic: 6 month Smile treatment
Replies: 2
Views: 3314

Re: 6 month Smile treatment

The best you can do is to avoid food products that can cause this kind of discolouration. I advise mouth washes like Peroxyl that contains hydrogen peroxide to improve things a bit. Do NOT take a big mouthful and rinse for at least 2 minutes.
by Fangpull
Thu Jun 30, 2011 1:10 pm
Forum: Dental Do-dads (Dental Products Q's and Comments)
Topic: Steradent for retainers
Replies: 2
Views: 6060

Re: Steradent for retainers

I advise my patients to use any liquid soap (washing-up liquid or even hand soap) and to scrub them gently with a stiff denture brush and COLD water. I do not recommend any other products, including Steradent, bleach or toothpaste. Do not store your retainers in water.
by Fangpull
Thu Jun 30, 2011 1:06 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Finished a year ago, worried about teeth moving back
Replies: 5
Views: 2883

Re: Finished a year ago, worried about teeth moving back

Your removable retainers will start to 'wear out' after a few months and therefore a new retainer should be made available on a regular basis. I advise my patients to have them replaced every 3 - 4 months and also to wear them every night if possible for the rest of their lives. I will suspect that ...