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    I'm 17 and I've always had really thin enamel/enamel hypoplasia. This has made my teeth really sensitive, but it also makes my teeth look really yellow, apparently due to the dentine under the enamel. About 2 years ago I was put on tetracycline to treat acne, and it's made my teeth even yellower. I've read that both enamel hypoplasia and antibiotics cause intrinsic discolouration, so whitening wouldn't work, and even so my teeth would still be sensitive. Because my teeth have both a cosmetic problem and the sensitivity, would this equate to a 'clinical need' for veneers? I've read everywhere that the NHS will only do veneers if it's for a clinical reason and not cosmetic, so would thin enamel and the sensitivity it causes be classed as a clinical need?





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    My three year old recently fell over and banged one of his top front teeth. The gum bled briefly and the tooth is not loose but I think it is starting to darken in colour and looks as if it could be going grey. Could this be a result of trauma to the tooth, will the tooth fall out and could it impact his second tooth?





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    no my little brother did that when he was 5 and his tooth dis colourd and we told the dentist and he really did nothing about it so then after a month or so it went back to normal so dont worry about it x

    I am a 18 year old boy. Most of front tooth are irregularly oriented. And all my tooth are yellowish and nearly five teeth are slightly shaking. Also two tooth are pressed together. i experienced some pain in them nearly 3 months ago but it subsided later. I also experience from bad breath but I have no tooth decay and all. I have never visited a dentist in my life. What should I do????





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    poor diet and smoking can lead to youre gum receding gums, thus making teeth more wobbly, in regards to youre bad breath, i would dvise seeing the dentist, i dont like dentists at the best of times, butthey can help and aid with any issues you have, my gum receded, due to smoking, i quit over a months ago, and have seen slight difference, but majorly. brush twice a day and chewing gum inbetween snack times does help, aslo freshens youre breath, as to the yellowish colour on youre teeth, it can be down to poor cleaning of the teeth (flossing is good to :)..), drinking to much coffee/wine/smoking, and rarely it can also be just the pigment in youre teeth. X

    I am 27 and still have one baby tooth at the top 3rd from centre. You can see this when I smile and because its so small it looks like I have no tooth there in pictures which makes me self conscious. Also I think this has caused the tooth beside it to become more worn down due to how my jaw sits. What options do I have regardless of cost?





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    I am a dental nurse and have 2 baby teeth still, though they are further back. Upper and lower 5th on left. Have you had xrays to see if the permanent tooth is there? If it isn't i would suggest discussing implants with your dentist. Although expensive they have the best function and look brilliant. You would expect to pay upwards of £1500. Another option would be a bridge or if money an issue a single tooth denture

    i am 36 years of age and i am a diabetic, i have been researching as much info as i can to try rectify my problem, and hoping that i may get an answer here. i am of the belief that diabetes has taken a major blow on my mouth, i have constant bleeding gums every time i brush and right now one of my front tooth as pushed out of my gum so much that there is a very noticeable space on both sides of my tooth and it has reached to the point where i can physically hold the tooth and shake it and it seems like it wants to come out. i don't want to loose this tooth because of the embarrassment of having this empty space to the front of my mouth. Is there any way that this tooth can be saved, pushed back in ?





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    hello i have got a pain in my tooth and gum where i have a filling and it gets quite painful, when i eat i have a vile taste and it makes me feel really sick it also causes me to have bad breath, i do not have a dentist. i also have another tooth that has grown above one of my canine tooth through my gum and also causes me pain it is also embarrassing when i smile or laugh and people ask what i have in my mouth. can anyone help me please?????





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    I have had a tooth ache for 3 days now just one tooth in front, my dentist says it's from a sinus infection which I've never had and I'm worried it may be something worse I really don't want to lose a tooth, especially in front of my mouth as I could end up depressed with the thought of people looking at me and laughing at me because of an incompetent dentist. Please help.





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    I think I have very bad acid erosion, I am brushing my teeth with pro enamel, however they are very thin and you can see light through the bottom of them, I used to use a whitening toothpaste which made the situation worse... so I swapped to pro enamel. My dentist isnt very good to be honest, and isnt much help. I also have problems with my wisdom teeth, and feel that they are errupting and pushing my front teeth forward... I am getting alot of pain and my jaw aches and clicks. they have been comming through for about 5 years, and I feel there isnt enough room in my mouth, it is agonising at times, and prevents me from chewing... please help. ruth





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    i had the same problem with my wisdom teeth, ask your dentist to refer you to hospital for extraction if they cant do it or change your dental practice if possible,if all else fails try your GP

    Hi, if you have thin teeth steer clear of whitening tooth pastes the work as a abrasive so they wear them down more. Id suggest sensodyne repair and protect as it will build your enamel back up. As for your wisdom teeth, I would have them looked at soon just to make sure they don't cause crowding, especially if it's causing you pain. Beth

    Hi, if you have thin teeth steer clear of whitening tooth pastes the work as a abrasive so they wear them down more. Id suggest sensodyne repair and protect as it will build your enamel back up. As for your wisdom teeth, I would have them looked at soon just to make sure they don't cause crowding, especially if it's causing you pain. Beth

    Hi I have had a tightening/throbbing sensation to my right upper molar for 14 months without a days rest bite. I have had a filling replaced and X-rays of the tooth which show nothing wrong with the tooth. My dentists keep brushing it off but I am really concerned there is something going on that can't be seen. I have been to my GP and had a facial scan which showed nothing. I'm due to see an ENT consultant but no one seems to be able to help me. My tooth does not feel right it feels swollen and this pressure sensation us driving me mad. Can you please please help me





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    Hi, i have a tooth which is stuck out from the tooth joint next to it and it bothers me alot because i cant proprly close my mouth without the tooth showing, i've been to the dentist and they've told me i have to pay £2000, i am still in full time studying and i dont work, my parents dont work either so theres no one that can really help, i just needed sum adivice on what could i possibly do? or is there nothing at all because this is really knocking my confidence down alot. i find this so embarrasing i try not to smile. please help , thank you





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    in reply to joe's 8th july comment,i am a dental health professional it duznt matter how many times a day u clean ur teeth, in respect to making them whiter i mean, the colour that they are comes from the dentine, which is the material underneath ur enamel, an that is what determines ur tooth colour, usually same as 1 ov ur parents,and usually it is yellow, some people have it more yellowy than others but with u brushing quite often u could actually make them worse not whiter, they could end up appering even more yellow, depending on ur tooth quality u could overbrush an take away the enamel an they wont be as shiny an protected anymore an will also look more yellow coz theres less enamel over them, once enamel has gone u cant get it back so be carefull, tht is whats helpin to keep ur teeth protected,id say ur best option is bleaching, theres no point cappin them coz u loose perfectly good tooth material wen they are healthy anyway!!!





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    I am looking for some info from a small age ive been eating sweets and now i know at the age i am that i really need my front teeth. But i had to get 1 removed due to the nearv been damaged and i got a false tooth put in place nearly 2 years ago. After i payed £125 after couple weeks the tooth came lose when i was eating and i bought the hardner stuff you buy from chemist and its been hard ever since. But the dentist did tell me if i wanted my absecc away from above my tooth i would have to remove my tooth and its not sure but i sometimes get pain my my mouth near the false tooth. Would i need to get it removed or wil i have problems in the future im so scared at the dentist i hold the seat that tight my hands hurt.





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    i had my front tooth broken when i was 14 i had a cap put on now im 33 cap still there but my tooth has gone a dark colour i wient to dentist and i had an xray done she told that the tooth inside has been damaged thats why is gone dark she told me there is nothing they can do is this true or is there anything i can have done???





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    im 39yrs old i have been grinding my teeth in my sleep for years, ive not been stressed or suffer from depression,i had small milk like teeth to start with, 2 teeth have crumbled already next to my front ones they had to be removed and the enamel has gone from my 2 front teeth and is going from my lower teeth from the bottem upwards,my dad had all hes teeth out due to looseing his enamel, i use pronamel tooth paste twice a day my dentist has told me in five years he"ll give me new ones but by then my teeth will be tinyer than they naturally are what do you think i should do next





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    I am looking for some info from a small age ive been eating sweets and now i know at the age i am that i really need my front teeth. But i had to get 1 removed due to the nearv been damaged and i got a false tooth put in place nearly 2 years ago. After i payed £125 after couple weeks the tooth came lose when i was eating and i bought the hardner stuff you buy from chemist and its been hard ever since. But the dentist did tell me if i wanted my absecc away from above my tooth i would have to remove my tooth and its not sure but i sometimes get pain my my mouth near the false tooth. Would i need to get it removed or wil i have problems in the future im so scared at the dentist i hold the seat that tight my hands hurt. I have been told to go and get a plate but i feel this will stop me been confident





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    adult teeth are naturally more yellow than baby teeth due to having more dentine within the tooth, this is not a problem. If when you are brushing your teeth you find they are sensitive, you may be brushing TOO hard, alternatively try swapping to a sensitive tooth paste, this can also be used as a gel after you brush to reduce sensitivity. make sure you are using a medium or soft tooth brush as hard ones can wear away the enamel and gums if you brush too hard. If you are still concerned, visit your dentist, who can assess you further and give you more advice.

    I have a fleshy lump near the tip of my tongue on the surface. It looks a bit like a skin tag or a large papillae. It is firm but causes no pain. I thought I may have damaged my tongue when I kept rubbing a cracked tooth with it. I asked my dentist about it when he was dealing with the tooth and he said it was nothing to be concerned about. Is he right?





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    My adult tooth grew in yellow,particularly on the bottom at the front. The dentist said they have thin enamel but doesn't know why. Does anyone have any ideas why? I'm 19 and have always been conscious of them. Could anything be done to improve them on the NHS?





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    Hi am 24 year old, ive got loads of problems with my teeth, I been grindling my tooth of years. I basically don't have any top. front tooth due to this. I have three false tooth and three crown at the front. I always had problems with my tooth since been really young even tho I brush my tooth all the time. Am even now on prescription toothpaste. I hate my tooth. Plus the cost of getting them fixed all the time. It just seem a never ending battle.





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    I too had a simialar problem as you. I started having bad breath in my early twenties when my wisdom teeth were impacted and had to be removed. One of the tooth beside my wisdom tooth was damaged and my doctor suggested a root canal. My bad breath was blamed on sinusitis but i never had any thick mucus discharge. For years I begged for the root canal tooth to be removed and was constantly told nothing was wrong with it. Another dentist refused to remove it too and suggested a ENT. I went to the ENT and was given medication to stop the drain but my breath still stank. Finally over 2 weeks ago a dentist final agreed to remove the root canal tooth which was found to be infected under the crown. Since the removal my bad breath has disappeared. Root canals and crowns are breeding grounds for bacteria. Get rid of them.

    Ive just been told my 3 year old daughter has got trauma on her gum & tooth, this was due to a fall on concrete. The tooth itself is all yellow & out of line, when her tooth eventually falls out & her "big girls tooth" comes, will it still be like the current one or will it be normal???





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    hey i am 24 female.all my teeth are discoloured.they used 2 be white.but i use moundwash against cancer<my dads)they discolored...the dentistsaid i have sensitiv enamel...so am am raellly frustraded...ihhh i look awefull with those yellow wichteeth...dont know what to do..exspet dreaming 2 win money for veneers...they look beigeyellow ..when i brush them i see how the enamel breaks and chips off...really frustrating..what can i do?





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    hello, im a dental nurse. First question, is there any reason why your dentist referred you to a hospital for a simple clean. this can be done in the surgery under the NHS and take about 20 mins to complete. if they are unwilling to do this then visit any independant dentist to have this done. The hospital is not designed for this treatment as it is so simple. and to be honest you may be waiting a long time. these gaps on your front teeth. does it seem as though is parts of the tooth coming away or just the gap between your teeth becoming more prominant? If it seems that parts of the teeth are coming away. you may have decay or weak enamel. In your circumstances get an honest second opinion as this dentist seems dishonest. if it fillings you need then get them, or you can have veneers done but be warned this can make your tooth structure slightly weaker but all this means is that you can pull at hard sticky foods. hopes this helps xx

    Yes, it is possible to get white marks on your teeth because of braces, this is called a White Spot Lesion and is an early sign of dental decay. It is caused when plaque bacteria sits around the bracket and isnt removed daily. When plaque bacteria sits next to the tooth it feeds on sugars in your diet and in turn releases acids which can slowly destroy the enamel on your tooth. If you continuously fail to remove the plaque from your teeth daily then there is a possibility it can turn into a cavity (hole in your tooth). Best way to avoid it is by using a fluoride t/paste (containing no less than 1450ppm fluoride in it) x2/daily and use a daily fluoride rinse at a different time to brushing. If you think you might have some white marks keep brushing with a fluoride toothpaste, to reharden the tooth tissue. If you have any concerns or difficultly in cleaning any hard to reach areas in your mouth, then speak to your dentist or a dental hygienist and they will be able to recommend a suitable method of removing the plaque from a particular area. (Just to let you know that yes it is possible to get white marks on your teeth by flurosis, but this usually happens when the intake of fluoride is too much and this usually happens when you are young. Usually the white marks you get on your teeth when you have braces is due to a sugary diet and lack of thorough toothbrushing x2 daily)

    I am 53 and can not get white teeth. the enamel has worn off and the yellow colour of the dentin shows. i have tried many bleaching products even very expensive bleaching through the dentist but nothing will help. my dentist said that because i have no enamel it is no good to have laser. I dont know what to do and am embarrassed to smile or even talk sometimes. can you suggest anything or an inexpensive course of treatment for me?





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    Hi am 15 and diabetic and i dont really no if am on the right tooth site but i got my back tooth pulled out because of an infection under my tooth and i only got it done 2 days ago and my gum was a yellow colour and now its gone a bit white with some yellow on it but the tooth beside the hole is all sticky with some yellow round it what does this mean??





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    Being a diabetic your ability to heal will be impaired so it is vital you keep the area clean and free from infection The 'yellow colour' if not painful sounds like the normal healing process where the gum trys to knit up the hole, is it would do say if you cut your hand. But as the mouth is wet, this knitting looks yellowy-white and slothy. If the site is really sore it could be a sign of an infection called Dry Socket. See your dentist if its really really painful & concerns you as it may need some treatment. Otherwise follow normal advice; gentle brushing, warm salt mouthrinses, diligent oral hygiene & avoid poking the area. It will heal in time; sockets heal over within the first week but the bone underneath can take many months to fill in.

    i brush my teeth once in the morning and before i go to bed. I brush for 2-4 minutes and take good care of my teeth. I have braces to. But on the middle bottom tooth i have a receeding gum line,really badly and next to that tooth is a bit of fleshy red gum that comes up very high next to my tooth and is acctually coming off. I am really afraid that this tooth may fall out. Can this be fixed or what going to happen to it. P.S im 15. xxx





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    Are you flossing around that tooth area properly? I suffered from receding gums when I had braces because I was lazy with flossing between the braces properly!!! Use super floss daily and ensure you don't brush your teeth too hard as you may wear down the enamel/gum. Also ensure you brush your gums too and not just your teeth. I would consult your dentist and ask them if your brushing technique is up to scratch too. Dont be afraid to ask!!

    Hi, I'm 14 and I had a adult tooth growing behind a milk tooth. I went to the dentist and they got the milk tooth out.I now have a fap in my teeth and another toother behing that gap... Does that mean ill need to get braces you push the adult tooth forward???





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    They will most likely move to cover this gap on their own. Also you still have wisedom teeth to come, so they will fill your mouth out a little more. They should begin to appear between the ages of 16 and 21. As long as the gap is not being rubbed by other teeth, getting sore or food getting stuck in the gum by the surrounding teeth, you should be ok.

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    hi, im 13 and i think i have gum disease. my gums bleed all the the time and i am starting to get some woobly teeth. im really worried and also i had a tooth fall out 2 years ago (milk tooth) but only half a tooth grew back??





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    Hi, im a 60 yr male who thought i had been looking after my teeth,after i quit smoking i started to use toothpaste with added whitener to remove smoking stains to good afect. not able to get the whitnes back a visit to my dentist i was told the toothpaste had removed the top layer of enamel from my front teeth leaving them yellow.Is there anything that replaces lost enamel. thank you.





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  • Erectile Dysfunction

    Episode 6 - Erectile Dysfunction

    This week's episode includes a man whose erectile dysfunction has him at his wits end, an extreme case of tooth erosion and a ballooning belly that's more than just an obesity issue. Read more →

  • Psoriasis

    Episode 2

    Conditions being seen by the doctors in Episode 2 included Psoriasis, a very flaky scalp, a botched circumcision, painful Bunions, problem Moles and some very excessive sweating. Dr Dawn Harper also headed to Birmingham University Hockey Club to teach… Read more →

  • Episode 13 - About Face

    Episode 13 - About Face

    In this episode, the doctors catch up with some of the most memorable embarrassing facial problems. Read more →

  • Headlice

    Episode 2 - Kids

    This week's episode includes a young girl with vile verrucas that may prove to be life saving; a woman with a sore bottom whose problem is much deeper than it seems and a teenage girl with a severe scaly scalp. Read more →

  • Skin

    Am I Normal?

    Episode 2 of Embarrassing Teenage Bodies looks at conditions including excessive sweating, extreme eczema and damaged hearing. Read more →

  • Alopecia

    Episode 8 - Oral

    This week's episode includes a man whose armpits are making his life hell, a couple with severe sexual discomfort and a case of very painful privates. Read more →

  • Teeth grinding

    Episode 3 - Rural

    This week's episode includes a woman leaving pieces of skin everywhere, and cases featuring lumpy eyes, boils on the groin and some truly terrifying teeth. Read more →

  • Acne scarring

    We're Coming to Get You!

    The Docs are back, and this time they're coming to get you! Read more →

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