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Dr. Aakriti's Clinic

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221, Medical Enlcave Circulat Road Amritsar
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I have cavity and tooth decay. Its around 2 years now. Doctor told to have a root canal one year back. Since then I had no pain. However I still avoids eating from that side of teeth as I know that it will start giving pain. Is there any way to reverse tooth decay and let the tooth heal naturally? I heard about oil pulling as one remedy. What you suggest? Please advise.

BDS, MDS
Dentist, Gorakhpur
I have cavity and tooth decay. Its around 2 years now. Doctor told to have a root canal one year back. Since then I h...
There is no substitute for RCT till date, oil pulling is a rumour spread by quakes which in no way works in dentistry. Since you are avoiding RCT, some day or other it has to be extracted.
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How Much Pain Will I Have After a Root Canal and When Should I Seek Help?

MDS - Orthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
How Much Pain Will I Have After a Root Canal and When Should I Seek Help?

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  • Pain from a root canal is usually mild.
  •  In most cases you should be able to manage it with over-the-counter pain medications, like ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) or acetaminophen (Tylenol).

A root canal is a major procedure, so pain after a root canal is normal. A root canal involves deep cleaning inside the canals (the inner chamber of the root) of your tooth, which can in turn irritate surrounding nerves and gums.

The pain shouldn’t last forever. In fact, a root canal is meant to help you avoid pain related to a decaying or fractured tooth. It’s normal to experience mild to moderate pain for a few days after a root canal. Any pain beyond this point may warrant additional cleaning of the canals or other procedures.

Initial recovery period

In the past, root canals were extremely painful. This is one reason why people sometimes avoided such procedures. Dentists now have pain-relieving measures that can be used to reduce the amount of pain you experience during the procedure.

Before the process begins, dentist will apply a local anesthetic that minimizes pain. You might still feel pressure during the cleaning, but you shouldn’t be in pain during the actual procedure.

As the local anesthetic wears off after the root canal, you might experience mild pain and sensitivity. This is related to the cleaning process. During the cleaning process, your dentist makes a small opening in the crown of the tooth and cleans out diseased pulp inside the pulp chamber of the tooth. While uncomfortable, any pain and sensitivity following a root canal should only last a few days.

Since the pain experienced after a root canal is usually mild, you’ll likely only need over-the-counter pain medications for relief. 

You should also avoid chewing hard foods immediately following the root canal, as this can induce more pain.

When to seek help

Root canal pain should decrease over time. If you still experience pain or swelling, you should see your dentist. Most people need one to two sessions for a root canal to be successful. In severe cases, you may need more cleaning sessions. 

Recurring pain could be an indicator of this.Your symptoms should ease up if you’re taking any over-the-counter pain medications. If they don’t, your doctor may recommend prescription-strength ibuprofen or narcotic pain relievers. These are only taken on a temporary basis.

Once your tooth is completely treated, your dentist may put a crown on top of it. These can be made of metal, porcelain, or gold. The idea here is to prevent future damage to an already delicate tooth. Sometimes pain is a temporary side effect as you get used to a newly placed crown.

PAIN MANAGEMENT

Pain beyond a root canal should be addressed with your dentist. Beyond taking medications temporarily, there are other things you can do to manage pain from a root canal. 

Taking care of your teeth is a must, and you should avoid hard and crunchy foods until your pain improves. Quitting smoking can also help.

 

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Hi Doctor, I am 32 years male feel irritation and itching in left cheek near chin and sometime pain in left jaw. I want to consult as I am feeling lot of anxiety for this considering that if these are not oral cancer symptoms. Because of anxiety I have lost 10 kg weight in last 6 month. Previously I was suffering from Acid reflux.

BAMS, MD, Panchakrma
Ayurveda, Nashik
Hi Doctor,
I am 32 years male feel irritation and itching in left cheek near chin and sometime pain in left jaw. I wa...
hi , dot worry i dont think so it's cancer symptoms .i feel it's might be due to acid reaction in the body . If u wants permanent solution then Ayurveda is the best option .we provides you personalized treatment for complete relief from all symptoms as well improves digestion & metabolism .for that you need to consult privately.
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I have some red spot on my tongue with white patches is that any problem with that.

MBBS, Diploma in Venerology & Dermatology (DVD)
Dermatologist, Delhi
Most of these spots or patches go away by themselves, but it's worth visiting a dentist to have them checked out if they linger. Oral thrush, canker sores and leukoplakia are the most common causes of white spots on the tongue.
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Hello sir, I have gum bleeding problem, so mujhe bataiya ki mai kya karoon ki isse nijat paa sakon sir/mam.

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
Hello sir, I have gum bleeding problem, so mujhe bataiya ki mai kya karoon ki isse nijat paa sakon sir/mam.
You can use chlohex plus to rinse your mouth two times daily for 15 daily. And if it doesn't subside. Kindly get cleaning and polishing done by dentist.
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My mouth smells very bad at times, I feel uncomfortable to talk anyone for this. How to eliminate the the bad smell?

MDS - Orthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
My mouth smells very bad at times, I feel uncomfortable to talk anyone for this. How to eliminate the the bad smell?
Bad smell can be because of many reasons like improper oral hygiene, nasal problems, eating of onions, diseases like diabetes, kidney problems will cause bad breath. To evaluate the proper reason and treatment visit dentist and get rid of your problem. Thank you.
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Sir I am having mouth ulcer from 5 days, what shall I do or which medicine would buy to get rid of this mouth ulcer.

BDS
Dentist, Srinagar
Sir I am having mouth ulcer from 5 days, what shall I do or which medicine would buy to get rid of this mouth ulcer.
For ulcers you need to treat cause first. There r few reasons. 1. Stress 2. Vitamin deficiency 3. Antigen, Antibody reason. If you hav above 1 or 2 you get rid of them ulcers wil go on its own. However for pain you visit any dental clinic thy wil prescribe you some ointment.
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How we make our teeth white please give me tips my teeth are yellow what I do. Any gel. colgate.

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
How we make our teeth white please give me tips my teeth are yellow what I do. Any gel. colgate.
Get scaling polishing done by a dentist than brush twice daily especially at night avoid coloured foodstuffs.
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I used tobacco for past 3 years I keep the tobacco under my lower lip but now I stopped using .my gums are weak how to make it strong.

Bachelor Of Medicine & Bachelor Of Surgery
General Physician, Delhi
I used tobacco for past 3 years I keep the tobacco under my lower lip but now I stopped using .my gums are weak how t...
First of all, you need to stop this habit of chewing tobacco as it is cancerous. Also bad for gum hygiene. It erodes the gums and hence weekends it. So you need to stop it and need to have Vit-B1. Which helps in gum strengthening.
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Respected doctors this is dhandapani age 56 had mi last year instead one drug eliminated stent taking medicines 1.razel gold 20 mg 2. Gemer1 mg for sugar 3.thyronorm 50 mg and starpress xl 20 mg these medicines were proscribed last weak my problems is from yesterday evening feeling mouth drying too much my sugars are normal my hb1ac is 6.4 what might be the cause for dryness in mouth.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, DM - Cardiology, Cardiac Device Specialist (CCDS - Physician )
Cardiologist, Delhi
Respected doctors this is dhandapani age 56 had mi last year instead one drug eliminated stent taking medicines 1.raz...
dry mouth is a side-effect of Starpress xl which is metoprolol and it is not going to harm you. But it is a very good medicine for your heart, so should continue your medicine, if it bothers you too much you can ask your doctor to change the XL version to a simple version. So nothing to panic or worry.
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I had cavity. My dentist firstly drilled the teeth and then laser fill. She did it in a single day. But some of my friends say that their teeth were cleaned and some medicine were given to remove infection and after few days later, teeth was filled. I'm worrying. Is everything OK with me or I need medical help?

Certification in Full Mouth Rehabilitation, Post-Graduate Certificate in Oral Implantology (PGCOI), M.Sc - Master of Oral Implantology (MOI), Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Rajkot
I had cavity. My dentist firstly drilled the teeth and then laser fill. She did it in a single day. But some of my fr...
In case of deep caries you need Rct that means what you are saying,but in case of superficial carious no need to do rct only direct filling is enough,so dont worry nothing will happen,it is wright treatment only.
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Extraction of Wisdom Tooth - Things To Remember!

BDS
Dentist, Delhi
Extraction of Wisdom Tooth - Things To Remember!

Unlike other teeth which erupt at specific period of time, the wisdom teeth, in normal adults, erupt anytime from late teenage years to adulthood.  The refined food habits in the recent times have reduced the need for a third molar. Also, our jaw sizes have reduced with evolution, and oftentimes, there is less space for these to erupt completely, causing their impaction. The chances of infection developing within the tooth and in the surrounding tissues is very high, requiring removal. Before you go ahead with removal, know the following four things.

  1. Get a buddy: In addition to the effects of anesthesia, there also would be moderate pain and discomfort, depending on how traumatic the extraction was. It is always best to have someone accompany you for the visit. This also helps you reach home safely without having to drive.
  2. Numb tongue and lips: The wisdom tooth removal is done under a local anesthesia where the entire quadrant is numbed before the procedure. Therefore, the chances of chewing on the tongue and the lip are quite high. Be careful to consciously avoid this as there are a lot of people who do not feel pain, but continue to chew on the tongue or lip and end up with injuries.
  3. Pain Management: Once the effect of anesthesia wears off, the pain will slowly set in, and will depend on how traumatic the extraction was. It is always advisable to take a pain killer before the anesthetic effect wears off, usually 30 to 40 minutes after the extraction process is over.
  4. Diet: For the first couple of days, stay on a completely soft diet with nothing spicy, hard, or hot to eat. One of the best things to have after an extraction is an ice cream, which can be continued for a couple of days after the extraction. Yogurt, smoothies, milkshakes, mashed vegetables and well-cooked rice are all good food choices.
  5. Smoking: If you have had an extraction, avoid smoking for at least a week. The negative pressure created during smoking can dislodge the clot that is formed in the tooth socket. This can lead to a complication called dry socket, which can be very painful. Avoid smoking at all costs, especially with wisdom tooth extractions.
  6. Postoperative follow-up: Based on the complexity of the extraction, a postoperative follow-up would be required. Be prompt in following up with your dentist for suture removal, check on socket healing and postoperative irrigation of the surgical site. Resume routine oral hygiene practices as recommended by the doctor.

Wisdom tooth removal requires a little extra caution as compared to a normal extraction, the ideal thing to do is to follow your dentist’s advice.

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Teeth Whitening At Home In Hindi - दांत चमकाने के घरेलू नुस्खे

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Lakhimpur Kheri
Teeth Whitening At Home In Hindi - दांत चमकाने के घरेलू नुस्खे

चेहरा कितना भी चमकदार हो लेकिन अगर दांत पीले हों तो आकर्षण कम हो जाता है। चमकते मोती से दांत सिर्फ स्वस्थ दांतों के लिए ही नहीं बल्कि अट्रैक्टिव पर्सनालिटी के लिए भी जरूरी है । आपकी हंसी के साथ अगर आपके दांत पीले दिख जाए तो सरेआम आप हंसी के पात्र बन जाते हैं। दोस्तों खिलखिलाती मुस्कान के लिए मोतियों जैसे सफेद दांतों की जरूरत पड़ती ही है। चमकते दांतों से हमारी पर्सनैलिटी को भी नई पहचान मिलती है । पर आज के दौर में हम में से ज्यादातर लोग पीले दांतों से परेशान हैं तो चलिए हम कुछ ऐसे नुस्खे  जानते हैं जिससे हमारे दांत चमकदार हो जाएं। 

पहले दांत पीले होने के कुछ कारणों को जानिए जिसे अवॉयड करना चाहिए जैसे कि _

  • हाई मात्रा में कैमिकल्स पानी
  • तंबाकू और धूम्रपाम  
  • कलर्ड फूड्स 
  • अस्वस्थ आहार

आपको टीथ व्हाइटनिंग के तमाम बाजारू इलाज मिल जाएंगे कई ब्रांड के टूथपेस्ट, मंजन आदि पर इनसे ज्यादा प्रभावी इलाज आपको अपने किचन में मिलेंगे जो ना ही खरचेलू होंगे ना किसी भी तरह के साइड इफ़ेक्ट की आशंका से भरे तो चलिए जानते हैं टीथ व्हाइटनिंग के असरदार घरेलू उपचार। 

1. दूध 
दूध से बनने वाले उत्पादों का सेवन ज्यादा करें क्योंकि उसमें कैल्शियम होता हैं जो दांतों के लिए बहुत जरूरी है। चाय कॉफी का सेवन लिमिटेड मात्रा में ही करें।  
2. पीपल की जड़ 
दांतों की समस्या को दूर करने के लिए पीपल के पेड़ की जड़ काफी कारगर साबित होती है। इससे आपको प्राकृतिक रूप से चमकदार दांत प्राप्त होंगे। आप इसे एक टूथब्रश की तरह भी इस्तेमाल में ला सकते हैं। पीपल की जड़ लेकर दांत साफ़ करें और इसे फेंक दें। इनके एस्ट्रिंजेंट गुण दांतों को चमकदार और स्वस्थ बनाने में काफी फायदेमंद साबित होते हैं।

3. स्ट्रॉबेरी
स्ट्रॉबेरी में मैलिक एसिड मौजूद होता है, जो एक नैचुरल व्हाइटनिंग एजेंट है जो स्लाइवा के प्रॉडक्शन को बढ़ाकर दांतों को सफेद बनाता है। एक स्ट्रॉबेरी को मैश कर लें और टूथब्रश की मदद से दांतों पर हल्के से रगड़े और 5 मिनट बाद अच्छी तरह धो लें। ऐसा हफ्ते में एक बार जरूर करें। स्ट्रॉबेरी में अच्छी मात्र में एंटीऑक्सीडेंट और विटामिन सी होता है जो दांत सफ़ेद करने के मदद करता है।

4. तुलसी
ये तो हम सब जानते हैं कि तुलसी का प्रयोग घर में पूजा के लिए किया जाता है, पर इसके कई औषधीय गुण भी होते हैं। तुलसी में दांतों को चमकाने एवं दांतों एवं मुंह की समस्याओं को दूर करने के गुण होते हैं। दांतों को पीलेपन से बचाने के लिए तुलसी के पत्ते तोड़ें और इन्हें धूप में कुछ घंटों के लिए रखें। एक बार इनके सूख जाने पर इन्हें पीस लें। आप तुलसी की सूखी पत्तियों के साथ सरसों के तेल का मिश्रण करके दांतों की मालिश भी मसाज करें।

5. नमक

नमक में सोडियम और क्लोराइड दोनों शामिल होता है, जो दांतों का पीलापन कम करने के लिए कारगर है। हफ्ते में दो तीन बार नमक में सरसो का तेल मिलाकर दांतो का मसाज करें।
 
6. नीम
नीम में दांत सफेद बनाने और बैक्टीरिया खत्म करने के लाजवाब गुण पाए जाते हैं। रोजाना नीम की दातून से दांत साफ करें।

7. नींबू
एक नींबू का रस निकालकर उसमें सामान मात्रा में ही पानी मिला लें। खाने के बाद इस पानी का कुल्ला करें। रोजाना ऐसा करने से दांतों का पीलापन और सांसों की दुर्गंध दूर हो जाती है।


8. बेकिंग सोडा
बेकिंग सोडा पीले दांतों को सफेद बनाने का सबसे बेस्ट घरेलू तरीका है। ब्रश करने के बाद थोड़ा सा बेकिंग सोडा से दांतों की मसाज करें और  मुंह धो लें इससे दांतों पर जमी पीली पर्त साफ हो जाएगी।

9. दातून
एक गलास पानी में आधा नींबू निचोड़ें और इसमें रातभर दातुन रख दें। सुबह इसी दातुन का इस्तेमाल करें। इससे दांतों का पीलापन खत्म हो जाएगा। यदि आप प्रतिदिन दातुन नहीं कर सकते तो सप्ताह में एक दिन जरूर दातुन अवश्य करें। इससे दांत और मसूड़े स्वस्थ व मजबूत भी होते हैं ।

10. सेब 
सेब की अम्लता दाँतों को सफ़ेद करने में मदद करती है। सेब अच्छी तरह से चबाकर खाएं। इसमें तंतु की अच्छी मात्र होती है जो दांतों को सफ़ेद करने में मदद करती है।
11. लकड़ी का कोयला
रोज के टूथपेस्ट में लकड़ी के कोयले का पाउडर मिलाएं और इससे हल्के हांथो से दांत सांफ करें । कोयले के पाउडर का दिन में 2 बार इस्तेमाल करने से आपके दांत चमकने लगेंगे।
12. संतरे का छिल्का
संतरे का विटामिन सी दाँतों के कीटाणुओं को मारता है। यह दांतों को मजबूत और ज्यादा सफ़ेद करता है। तो अब से जब भी मौका मिले रात को सोने से पहले संतरे के छिलके से दांत घिसें।

13. केले का छिलका 
 केला पोषक पदार्थों से भरपूर होता है। केले के छिलकों से भी कई लाभ मिल सकते हैं। केले के छिलको में पोटैशियम, मैग्नीशियम और मैंगनीज़ जैसे पोषक पदार्थ मौजूद होते हैं। इन पदार्थों की मदद से आपके दांत चमकदार बन सकते हैं। केले का थोड़ा सा छिलका लें और इसके सफ़ेद भाग को दांतों पर 2 से 3 मिनट तक घिसें। इसके बाद इसे 15 मिनट के लिए छोड़ दें और किसी अचछे टूथपेस्ट से दांतों को साफ़ करें। 2 से 3 हफ़्तों तक ऐसा करने पर आपको बेहतर रिजल्ट  नजर आने लगेगा।
14. किशमिश 
किशमिश इस्तेमाल से आपके पीले दांत सफ़ेद हो सकते हैं। जब भी आपको समय मिले तो किशमिश चबाना शुरू कर दें।  इससे मुंह के अंदर लार बनेगी और प्लाक पूरी तरह हट जाएगा।
15. दूध और दही 
आपके दांतों को अच्छे से स्वास्थ्य के लिए कैल्शियम और फॉस्फोरस की आवश्यकता होती है। आप दूध और दही के मिश्रण की सहायता से पीले दांतों की समस्या को दूर कर सकते हैं। इससे आपके दांतों के इनेमल में खनिज की मात्रा दोबारा भर जाती है। चमकदार दांतों के लिए यह काफी बेहतरीन उपाय है।

एक बात का ध्यान रहे कि गलत खान-पीन की वजह से भी दांतों में पीलापन आता है। फास्ट फूड, मीठा हमारे दांतों पर चिपक जाता हैं जो दांतों को पीला बनाता है। सबसे पहले तो अपने खान-पान का ध्यान रखें। ऐसे फल और सब्जियों को खाएं जिन्हें चबाने की जरूरत पड़े।

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Your Tooth Is Alive

BDS
Dentist, Pune
Your Tooth Is Alive

The most exciting thing about our oral cavity is your teeth are alive and not a dead bone. They grow just like your other organs and they do respond to many factors like nutrition, injury and bacteria.

It is important to understand what teeth, saliva, gums are all about. Lets have a quick overview of all the important structures in our mouth.

The anatomy:-

  • There is a structure in the center of the tooth known as pulp. This pulp contains blood vessels that provides nutrition to the tooth and nerves that carries sensation to the tooth.
  • This pulp is extended till the root tips at the bottom through root canals. This pulp is very fragile. Two protective coverings are there to en box the pulp i. E dentin which is yellow in color and it is closer to pulp. Second and outermost layer is enamel which is white in color.
  • The enamel decides the final color of tooth. Stronger the enamel structure the brighter the tooth looks.
  • Then comes the gums (gingiva), it gives the enveloping and protective covering to your tooth. It even acts as barrier and protects the intrusion of bacteria from outside. There are more than 400 species of bacteria that are trying to enter your blood stream through our mouth. Healthy gums provides the protection from all of them.
  • The roots of the tooth is attached to the jaw bone with the structure called as cementum and attachment fiber. This acts as shock absorb er and protects the tooth from biting forces.
  • Every tooth structure has its own role and importance.
  • Apart from gums dentin and other tooth structures serves important role to maintain it into a healthy state.
  • In coming blogs we will discuss the process of cavity formation and other problems in oral cavity.
  • The most exciting thing about our oral cavity is your teeth are alive and not a dead bone.They grow just like your other organs and they do respond to many factors like nutrition, injury and bacteria.
  • It is important to understand what teeth, saliva ,gums are all about.Lets have a quick overview of all the important structures in our mouth.

The Anatomy :-

  • There is a structure in the center of the tooth known as PULP.This pulp contains blood vessels that provides nutrition to the tooth and nerves that carries sensation to the tooth.
  • This pulp is extended till the root tips at the bottom through root canals.This pulp is very fragile. Two protective coverings are there to en box the pulp i.e dentin which is yellow in color and it is closer to pulp. Second and outermost layer is enamel which is white in color.
  • The enamel decides the final color of tooth. Stronger the enamel structure the brighter the tooth looks.
  • Then comes the gums (gingiva), it gives the enveloping and protective covering to your tooth.It even acts as barrier and protects the intrusion of bacteria from outside.There are more than 400 species of bacteria that are trying to enter your blood stream through our mouth. Healthy gums provides the protection from all of them.
  • The roots of the tooth is attached to the jaw bone with the structure called as cementum and attachment fiber.This acts as shock absorb er and protects the tooth from biting forces.
  • Every tooth structure has its own role and importance.
  • Apart from gums dentin and other tooth structures serves important role to maintain it into a healthy state.
  • In coming blogs we will discuss the process of cavity formation and other problems in oral cavity.
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How do I know if I have gum disease?

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
How do I know if I have gum disease?

How do I know if I have gum disease?
Gum disease is generally painless, even though it damages the bone supporting the teeth. Gum disease (gingivitis) will usually show itself as red, swollen gums that bleed when you brush or clean between your teeth. Many people are worried when they notice their gums are bleeding and then brush more gently, or stop altogether. In fact, it is important that you continue to clean regularly and thoroughly if you are to fight the gum disease. If the bleeding does not go away within a few days see your dental team to ask for their advice.

Know More About Brushing!

BDS
Dentist, Pune
Know More About Brushing!

Brushing is a daily routine of everyone’s life.Many among us do not know how to brush the teeth in correct manner.There are many aspects other than brushing alone which cannot be overlooked.

There are several methods and techniques which are recommended by the dentist for tooth brushing.Some of them are,

A. Charter method B. Bass method C. Stillman method D. Fones method.

These are meant for particular cases depending on his/her oral condition. Though these techniques are not meant for every individual there are certain common mistakes we must avoid while doing brushing. Today I will tell you the most common mistakes we make while brushing,

1) The wrong angle:

The angle of the brush should be 45 degree to the gum line for to have greater efficiency in cleaning. This angle ensures the safe brushing without wearing of tooth and injuries to gums.This is the first step.

Second step is moving the brush on vertical (upside down/downside upward) cleans the food debris between the two teeth. Horizontal rubbing to the front surface of tooth leads to faster tooth loss and less efficient cleaning.Repeat the same direction from both the surfaces of all the teeth.

2)The time spent on brushing:                              

 Ideal time for to spend on brushing is 3 to 7 minutes. In less than 3 minutes the hard plaque( food debris) doesn’t get soften enough to get removed by brush. Tooth paste have softening agent in it which requires at least 3 minutes to act on the food ruminants inside our mouth.       

3)The Wrong Consistency  Of  Brush:


 Have you ever looked for the consistencies while buying your tooth brush? Hard,Medium,Soft,Ultra soft. These are written on the tooth brush.Depending on your gum and teeth condition your dentist will advise you to use appropriate consistency. Using wrong consistency can injure your gums and teeth.Too hard brush will damage your gums and too soft will not do efficient cleaning.

4)Using same brush for months:                     

Do not get too attached to your tooth brush, change it periodically. If your tooth brush gets worn before two to 3 months it means you are too hard on your teeth. Change your brush every 3 to 4 months. If you follow the ideal protocol and correct brushing technique your brush should last for 3 months.

5)Not Cleaning your tongue :

Tongue cleaning is the last but one of the important part of your oral hygiene maintenance.

You can clean your tongue either by brush by giving soft strokes on the tongue or you can buy the tongue cleaner available in the market.Being a soft and rough texture it becomes good habitat for the bacteria.

My sons age 10 years, can he use Listerine mouthwash, and how much dosage. Because he having very bad smell in his mouth.

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
My sons age 10 years, can he use Listerine mouthwash, and how much dosage. Because he having very bad smell in his mo...
Keep his mouth clean brush twice daily especially at night drink plenty of water occasionally mouth wash can b used
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Excessive saliva formation in the mouth. Mouth always taste sour. This sourness increases with intake of foods and sweets. Teeth are highly sensitive to hot foods/drinks. Tongue feels burning sensation. I feel very irritating mouth. Sometimes I feel eye pain also which is in on/off mode without any medicine. Please suggest to whom I should consult?

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
Excessive saliva formation in the mouth. Mouth always taste sour. This sourness increases with intake of foods and sw...
Hi lybrate-user. You may take homoeopathic medicine. Lachesis 200 one dose and report after 10 days. Only one dose and no more repetition. See if it helps. Though consultation is always advisable.
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What are the foods to eat to prevent an ulcer patient from feeling inner pains continually?

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
What are the foods to eat to prevent an ulcer patient from feeling inner pains continually?
Cause of ulcer should b first ascertained balanced diet rich in green veg fruits plenty of water r always good
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Toothache - Homeopathic Remedies For It!

CCPH, BHMS
Homeopath, Bhilai
Toothache - Homeopathic Remedies For It!

Odontalgia or severe toothache is characterized by extreme pain or inflammation of the tooth and its surrounding areas. The excruciating pain that you might experience may stem as a result of gum infection, tooth decay, infection of the dental pulp, abscess and due to certain other reasons like extraction or filling of the teeth. Another key reason for extreme toothache is the fact that a number of heart problems, such as myocardial infarction and angina tend to affect your dental health negatively.

While some toothaches might occur sporadically, they might pose a danger against your overall well-being in the long run, if the condition is left untreated. Homeopathy can serve as the perfect antidote to your toothache problems and its effects are noted to be significantly higher when it comes down to the question of long-term consumption. Here is a list of homeopathic medications that might prove to be a pain alleviator for your dental complications:

  1. Hepar Sulph and Silicea: Root abscess responds positively, to both Hepar Sulph and Silicea. For fever accompanied with occasional chills due to severe toothache, Hepar Sulph is considered to be the perfect remedy and tends to significantly decrease the level of swelling and pain. On the other hand, if your face swells and there is an incidence of gum inflammation, Silicea must be used to numb the effects of root abscess.
  2. Plantago: Plantago is noted to be the most commonly prescribed medicine for toothaches and for treating sensitivity. The pain extending to the ears from the teeth receives maximum relief due to the effects of Plantago. It might have to be taken internally or applied externally depending on the severity of the toothache and its accompanying conditions.
  3. Staphysagria: Sensitivity is best taken care of by Staphysagria and resolves the problem of worsening of toothache, when any drink or food is consumed. Bleeding gums and excess salivation is also another aspect that is looked after by Staphysagria.
  4. Arnica: Tooth extraction and filling may often lead to the consequence of nerve-wrecking pain in the gums and the affected area. For this, Arnica is prescribed to assuage the nerve pain and must be taken in along with Hypericum, another homeopathy medicine, for best results.
  5. Merc Sol: Problems of halitosis and excessive salivation that tend to occur simultaneously with toothaches can be solved by a dosage of Merc Sol. Bleeding gums, looseness of teeth and sensitivity are all taken care of by the same medication.
  6. Hecla Lava: For jaw swells along with toothache, you must always opt for Hecla Lava. The effect is instantaneous and relieves both swelling and pain.
  7. Chamomilla: Chamomilla serves as the best remedial homeopathic medicine for easing heat sensitivity that is likely to worsen the existing toothache. Drinks and food, either hot or cold, can then be consumed easily because of the numbing effect of this medicine.
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