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Dr. Amarnath

Dentist, Bangalore

Dr. Amarnath Dentist, Bangalore
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Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; a......more
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Oil Pulling - Miracle or Fad?

BDS, FICOI, MDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Oil Pulling - Miracle or Fad?

After multiple patients have asked us about the authenticity of oil pulling as a technique, here's what we have to say:

There is no denying all of us wait for a miracle cure to that terrible disease called dental decay. Much of a dentists or a dental hygienists time goes into answering the question,

why do cavities happen? or how do I prevent cavities?

While people usually assume the answer is brushing and flossing there are some lesser known ancient techniques and some ultramodern gadgets that have contributed to our arsenal of options to keep your mouth healthy.

Oil pulling being one of them has been in the limelight of late.

What is oil pulling?

This oral therapy is a type of ayurvedic medicine that dates back 3, 000 years. It involves swishing approximately 1 tablespoon of oil typically coconut, sesame, or sunflower oil in semisolid form (as shown in the pic) in your mouth for about 20 minutes and then spitting it out.

Start with just 5 minutes a day. Twenty minutes of swishing is a long time, and while the longer you pull, the more bacteria you'll remove, 5 or 10 minutes will still offer some benefit.

A gentle swishing, pushing, and sucking the oil through the teeth is all that's required

Don't swallow. if you find it hard not to, you likely have too much oil in your mouth, spit it out and try again with a smaller amount. just discard the used oil into the nearest cup or trash can.

Why oil pulling? how does it work?

Recent studies show that oil pulling helps against gingivitis, plaque, and microorganisms that cause bad breath.

How? most microorganisms inhabiting the mouth consist of a single cell, cells are covered with a lipid, or fatty, membrane, which is the cell's skin. When these cells come into contact with oil, a fat, they naturally adhere to each other.

Which oil?

Use coconut oil. While you can get the same bacteria-fighting benefits with sesame or sunflower oil, coconut oil has the added benefit of lauric acid, which is well-known for its anti-microbial agents. Also, a recent study found that coconut oil may help prevent tooth decay.

coconut and sunflower oil aren't the only oils with dental health benefits. For irritated, inflamed gums, rub a little vitamin e oil directly on the surface. It's rich in antioxidants, easily absorbed, and helps regenerate healthy gum tissue.

Additional benefits


Reducing decay
Whitening teeth by keeping clean and smooth surfaces that do not lodge food.
Eliminates bad breath
Preventing gum infections caused by harmful bacteria in the mouth


Expert tip

It doesn't reverse the effects of tooth decay, but it's a great supplemental therapy to reduce the bacterial count in the mouth thereby decreasing the likelihood of decay and other dental and systemic diseases.

The only disclaimer we would want to put in is


Do not ingest or swallow the oil in all your enthusiasm and,
Don't skip brushing and flossing. Oil pulling should never replace routine dental visits and traditional home oral care.


While oil pulling can't change your life or make you never need to go to a dentist again -try it for yourself, if it reduces your chances of decay and maybe even helps you ace your next dental visit with no new cavities.

We say thumbs up! pull away!

Please try this safe and natural practice and let us know how you find it in the comments section.

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I have a toothache & when I brush in morning some blood come out. What should I do?

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
I have a toothache & when I brush in morning some blood come out. What should I do?
Take tab combiflam for pain in tooth and for bleeding gums in morning while brushing can be taken care of by brushing teeth regularly twice in a day and maintaining oral hygiene and rinse with mouthwash regularly.
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I have sensitivity problem and my tooth suddenly starts aching on hitting something hard.

BDS
Dentist, Kolar
I have sensitivity problem and my tooth suddenly starts aching on hitting something hard.
This could b either due to sensitivity due to loss of enamel surface or due to decay of tooth. Tooth decay can b treated by filling of tooth or by rct n capping of the decay is deep. Sensitivity can b reduced by using desensitizing toothpaste such as senquelf or sensodyne toothpaste by rubbing some amount of toothpaste onto your tooth surface n wait till 5 mins before rinsing it off. Get your teeth evaluated by dentist to know the cause of your problem n get treated accordingly. Regards.
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Hello sir, there is a cavity problem in my tooth and one tooth need a rct. Please tell me about the charges and how I take care of this? Alsi I want to know about capping rate?

MDS - Periodontics, BDS
Dentist, Ranchi
Hello sir, there is a cavity problem in my tooth and one tooth need a rct.
Please tell me about the charges and how I...
Charges may vary from doctor to doctor. Avoid hard and extreme hit n cold food from particular region. Get rct and crown (cap) for tooth.
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My mother is 51 years old. She is asthmatic and suffering from mouth ulcers from the past 5) 4 months. We have tried everything but nothing helps us. She is not able to eat properly. please tell me what should be the routines to cure this. What medicines she should take. What to avoid. Please help me out. I can not see her in pain.

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Dear lybrate-user you have asked about your mother having mouth ulcers ,basically the Common Causes of Mouth ulcers Nutritional deficiencies such as iron, vitamins, especially B12 and C Poor dental hygiene Food allergies • Stress • Infections particularly herpes simplex • Biting the cheek • Hormonal imbalance • Bowel disease • Skin disease basic precautions and Home Remedies for Mouth Ulcers 1: Grate some fresh coconut. Extract the milk and gargle with this 3-4 times a day. 2 Keep 1 glass of chilled water and 1 glass of hot water ready at hand. Gargle alternately with hot and cold water. 3 Boil 2 cups of water. Add 1 cup fenugreek leaves and remove. Cover and keep for sometime. Strain the water and gargle 2-3 times a day. 4 Boil 1 tsp of coriander seeds in 1 cup of water. Remove when slightly warm gargle. Repeat 3-4 times a day. 5 Chew on 5-6 tulsi (holy basil leaves) and sip some water. Repeat 5-6 times a day. 6 Eating raw tomatoes helps rid mouth ulcers. Can also gargle with tomato juice 3-4 times a day. Apply benzocaine for pain and boroglycerin mouth paint regularly.
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When ever I sleep I used to get mouth fill with saliva or bad water (spit) type which also causes bad smell of mouth what is that and how to cure.

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
When ever I sleep I used to get mouth fill with saliva or bad water (spit) type which also causes bad smell of mouth ...
Get scaling polishing done by a dentist than brush twice daily especially at night use betadine mouth wash drink plenty of water.
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How to sopt bleeding form teeth. And how stop pariya and which madicimedicine should I use for this disease.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
How to sopt bleeding form teeth. And how stop pariya and which madicimedicine should I use for this disease.
- use a soft toothbrush -- and brush properly! brush your teeth for at least two minutes twice a day and after meals. Hard brushing can further damage the soft tissues of your mouth. - floss at least once a day and be sure to floss beyond the gum line to remove more plaque. - control bleeding by applying pressure to the area with a cold compress. - rinse with salt water or hydrogen peroxide to keep the area clean. Avoid mouthwashes that contain alcohol, which can dry out your mouth. - stay away from smoking and other tobacco products, which can aggravate bleeding gums. - eat a balanced diet and limit snacking between meals. Carbohydrates and sugars feed dental plaque. - try an oral irrigation device, commonly known as a" water pick, to clear debris from around the gum line. - you may need deep cleaning along with surgical curettage or gum strengthening procedure. Use pepsodent tooth paste & gum paint for 2 to 3 weeks. Advance procedures can be done with laser.
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I have problem with my teeth. My teeth are open bite. To fix this problem my doctor recommend me braces. But for that I have to remove my 4 teeth. I want to ask, removing teeth is good or bad? Will it affect my future health?

BDS, MDS Endodontist
Dentist, Gurgaon
I have problem with my teeth. My teeth are open bite. To fix this problem my doctor recommend me braces. But for that...
Teeth are removed to create space It is absolutely harmless and some case require teeth extraction to get satisfactory results Safely proceed with extractions.
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I have yellowish mucus on my teeth please let me know how to put the an end to this.

BHMS, MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Mangalore
I have yellowish mucus on my teeth please let me know how to put the an end to this.
Do you mean discolouration? if its discolouration you need to brush your teeth regularly twice a day. Not better with tat then meet a dentist for tat. For scraping. If some discharge is there then it might be a gum infection. In such case you need to meet the dentist immediately.
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BDS
Dentist, Gandhidham
I have heard lot of people saying that, i brush everyday, don't eat chocolates, don't smoke or eat tobacco but still i have cavities and other dental diseases. Why so?
I would like to make you all understand that for dental cavities to occur, three factors have to work at a time. First, the micro-organisms that you have in your mouth, secondly, the food that you eat and thirdly the safe environment that bacteria get by hiding in between and around your teeth. You cannot eliminate your teeth, bacteria and stop eating food. But you can surely avoid these three factors to work at a time. Using a mouthwash daily, it will kill the bacteria and neutralize its acidic contents. Don't let food stick on your teeth, so rinse properly after every meal. Use a dental floss daily, it will clean the spaces around your teeth.

Sugary foods should be consumed in limited quantities as the bacteria in dental plaque changes them into acids

BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
Sugary foods should be consumed in limited quantities as the bacteria in dental plaque changes them into acids
Sugary foods should be consumed in limited quantities as the bacteria in dental plaque changes them into acids.
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I have an old filling in one of my teeth which hurts sometimes only while chewing food. Is it something to be concerned about?

DGOI, Aesthetic , M.Sc - Master of Oral Implantology (MOI), MDS - Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopaedics, BDS
Dentist, Bangalore
I have an old filling in one of my teeth which hurts sometimes only while chewing food. Is it something to be concern...
Hello the question you posted is genuine concern. Old fillings can sometimes be cracked and have a leakage which goes unnoticed and cud lead to sensitive tooth to occasional pain while biting. At times there cud also be a crack in the offended tooth. Please pay a visit to your dentist at the earliest. Your dentist wud have a clinical or if needed a check with an xray and wud suggest treatment depending on the severity. Mr/ Ms. P please don't be worried, but definately its a concern and do not delay to visit your dentist
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BDS (GOLD MEDALIST)
Dentist, Jamshedpur
Rinse your mouth with an alcohol-free mouth wash after every meal to avoid the formation of bacteria.

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Pune
Brush your teeth before you go to bed!

My mouth often smells bad, what should I do to prevent bad odour from mouth? Please advise.

MScD, BDS
Dentist, Bangalore
My mouth often smells bad, what should I do to prevent bad odour from mouth? Please advise.
Plaque accumulation on the tooth surface is one the main reasons for halitosis(bad breath), deposits on the tongue can also elicit bad breath. It is advisable to brush twice a day , floss regularly and use a mouthwash. Also visit your dentist for an comprehensive oral treatment.
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I am 16 year old male, my mouth smell foul whenever I take breath. What should I do?

BDS
Dentist, Bangalore
I am 16 year old male, my mouth smell foul whenever I take breath. What should I do?
Bad breath can be reduced or prevented if you: practice good oral hygiene. Brush twice a day with fluoride toothpaste to remove food debris and plaque. Don't forget to brush the tongue, too. Replace your toothbrush every 2 to 3 months or after an illness. Use floss or an interdental cleaner to remove food particles and plaque between teeth once a day. See your dentist regularly -- at least twice a year. He or she will conduct an oral exam and professional teeth cleaning and will be able to detect and treat periodontal disease, dry mouth, or other problems that may be the cause of bad mouth odor. Drink lots of water. This will keep your mouth moist. Chewing gum (preferably sugarless) stimulates the production of saliva, which helps wash away food particles and bacteria.
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I have tiny black dot on one of my tooth. Sometimes I feel mild sensation when chewing my food. I tried to brush it off but it would not go. Could this be cavity? Pls help.

Dentist, Udaipur
I have tiny black dot on one of my tooth. Sometimes I feel mild sensation when chewing my food. I tried to brush it o...
Hii lybrate-user, black discoloration of teeth is a sign of tooth decay/caries. This will not go with routine brushing. You need to visit a dentist to get it treated. Dentist will remove the decay and fill the cavity.
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Mera bar bar muh aa jata hai (mouth ulcer) har 10 din baad aa jata hai thik ho jata h fir aa jata ye 3mahine se chal raha hai anti biotic bhi kafi li hai but koi khaas fayda nhi hua cepodem xp 325 tab li h please kuch sudgest kare.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
Mera bar bar muh aa jata hai (mouth ulcer) har 10 din baad aa jata hai thik ho jata h fir aa jata ye 3mahine se chal ...
It is not because of any infection... instead will increase the tendency as it disturbs the intestinal flora. Try taking homoeopathic medicine as it can not only remove the tendency but improves the general bealth.
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I am 40 years old, please suggest if should go for a permanent implant or any other options, i met with an accident and lost 5 teeth above and 5 below

BDS
Dentist, Kanchipuram
Kindly go for implants if you can afford.(If the bone conditions are good & No systemic complications like diabetes & Anemia) It is very safe to put implants nowadays. Visit a dentist immediately. Regards Jai
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I am suffering from mouth ulcer since 5-6 days. Feeling pain during eating. I have taken some allopathic medicine but no results. Pls help me.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I am suffering from mouth ulcer since 5-6 days. Feeling pain during eating. I have taken some allopathic medicine but...
Eat lot of fruits & green leafy vegetables & drink plenty of water. We need more investigations with clinical examination to decide upon treatment. You may need coronoplasty (smoothen teeth edges) along with t. Rebagen 10, morning one tab & one at night for 5 days, c. Becosules 5 cap, for five days in the morning after meals. Hexigel ointment on the area of ulcer. Rinse your mouth thoroughly with a mouth wash after every meals. Dental tips: - visit a dentist every six months for cleaning and a thorough dental check-up. Limit sugary food to avoid tooth decay. Gargle your mouth thoroughly after every meal. Scrub gently to clean your tongue with a tongue cleaner. Floss all your teeth inter dentally & brush twice daily, morning & night, up & down short vertical strokes, with ultra-soft bristles, indicator brush. Tooth brush to be changed every 2 months.
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