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    Hi, I'm 15, and have pretty bad, yellow teeth. My dentist says there's nothing he can do. He casually ignored me when I asked about my teeth. He just said there is nothing wrong with them and he can't do anything. Is he lying? When I tried to bring up the issue again, he just blatenly ignored me... I'am soooooooo self-conscious and don't know what to do. Every argument with people I don't know seems to end in "Brush your Teeth" or "Seen your teeth?". Well... yeah! I brush twice every day and my dentist says I look after my teeth well. I don't know what to do and what I can get done in the future. When my adult teeth came up, they were yellow already which sorta "F***ed" me over. However my dentist has reveled that I have lost a fair amount of enamel from the back of my teeth due to not brushing the back of them when a really small child from first having my adult teeth. Anyone know what I can do in the future?
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    to be honest because you're so young I wouldn't recommend anything substaintal. there's plenty of products that will make teeth whiter but they often damage a lot and shouldn't be used by under 18 I think. If you're really bothered you could seek advice from a different dentist and see what they say?
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    Hi, I'm 15, and have pretty bad, yellow teeth. My dentist says there's nothing he can do. He casually ignored me when I asked about my teeth. He just said there is nothing wrong with them and he can't do anything. Is he lying? When I tried to bring up the issue again, he just blatenly ignored me... I'am soooooooo self-conscious and don't know what to do. Every argument with people I don't know seems to end in "Brush your Teeth" or "Seen your teeth?". Well... yeah! I brush twice every day and my dentist says I look after my teeth well. I don't know what to do and what I can get done in the future. When my adult teeth came up, they were yellow already which sorta "F***ed" me over. However my dentist has reveled that I have lost a fair amount of enamel from the back of my teeth due to not brushing the back of them when a really small child from first having my adult teeth. Anyone know what I can do in the future?
    Thanks in advance!
    Whitening methods are usually pretty damaging to your teeth which is probably why your dentist isn't trying to encourage you to look at them.
    If you're really frustrated by them though you could look into what the best whitening toothpastes are. They'll be less damaging than other methods, but do still damage teeth (I believe the enamel?) so be careful about what one you get and how often you use it.

    18 is pretty early to be looking at teeth whitening, but if they are really affecting how you see yourself then it might be worth doing something. Maybe see if you can see a different dentist at some point to discuss toothpastes. That or just give it a thorough googling. It would be better to talk to an actual dentist about it cos they can look at your teeth in particular and are also slightly more reliable than wherever the info on the internet is coming from.

    Good luck
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    use certain toothpastes that whiten your teeth, unless they're genuinely unhealthy and then go to a different dentist.
 
 
 
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