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Dr. Anita Karunakara

BDS

Dentist, Bangalore

27 Years Experience  ·  150 at clinic
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Our team includes experienced and caring professionals who share the belief that our care should be comprehensive and courteous - responding fully to your individual needs and preferences. Doctor is an active member of Indian Dental Association, Karnataka State Dental Council, Karnataka State Dental Council
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Dr. Anita Karunakara is one of the best Dentists in Malleshwaram, Bangalore. She has had many happy patients in her 27 years of journey as a Dentist. She is a qualified BDS . You can consult Dr. Anita Karunakara at Pure Smiles Dental Specialist in Malleshwaram, Bangalore. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Anita Karunakara on Lybrate.com.

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BDS - Al-Badar Rural Dental College Hospital, Gulbarga - 1990
Languages spoken
English
Professional Memberships
Indian Dental Association
Karnataka State Dental Council
Karnataka State Dental Council

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Toothbrush Vs. Electric Toothbrush - What's a Better Pick?

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
Toothbrush Vs. Electric Toothbrush - What's a Better Pick?

Manual Toothbrush vs. Electric Toothbrush

In a world where every little thing is being automated, why must the activity of brushing your teeth be left behind? Well unless scientists come up with a technique that entirely renders brushing your teeth unnecessary, the only thing we can rely on as of today is easing the activity. And that has been done by bringing in the electronic toothbrushes in the market.

The manual toothbrush was invented in the 1930s. Several upgrades and updates were added to the toothbrush, and in the 1990s, the electronic toothbrush was introduced. Is it better than the manual toothbrush, or is the vintage route more beneficial, let's take a look:

  • Cost: Electronic toothbrushes cost significantly more than manual toothbrushes. A manual toothbrush could cost on an average Rs. 30-Rs.40, whereas an electronic toothbrush costs close to Rs.400-Rs.500.
  • Features: Unless you have a set timer in front of you, the time you take to brush your teeth manually solely depends on you. Electronic toothbrushes come with a built in timer which you can set at 2 minutes or more (2 minutes being the appropriate time considered for effective cleaning of teeth). This built-in timer saves you from relying on your guesswork and effectively helps you clean your teeth according to the recommended timings.
  • Convenience: Manual toothbrushes are convenient to carry while traveling. They have negligible weight and can fit into any travel pouch easily. Electronic toothbrushes, on the other hand, are heavy in weight and need a battery charger to be carried along, which makes them a pain to carry around.
  • Effort: Electronic toothbrushes significantly reduce your effort put into the activity. All you need to do is tilt your toothbrush to a 45-degree angle, and let the toothbrush do all the work. Whereas, manual toothbrushes, require you to carefully use proper brushing techniques to get the best results and thus require more effort.
  • Options: Manual toothbrushes come with a huge variety of bristles, heads, colors etc. For sensitive gums, one can pick a toothbrush with soft bristles; for kids, one can pick a toothbrush with a smaller head to fit into their mouths. Electronic toothbrushes, as of today do not come in a variety of sizes or bristle types. Thus, the choice and utility are restricted.


And the most important factor-

Oral health maintenance: Electronic toothbrushes are known to give better results in comparison to manual toothbrushes when it comes to removing plaque and gingivitis. Also in the case of children when you cannot ensure whether they are brushing their teeth properly, electronic toothbrushes come to the rescue.

Though electronic toothbrushes give better results with lesser effort, manual toothbrushes have their own conveniences, too.

'Consult'.

Related Tip: Is it More Important to Brush Your Teeth in the Night Than in the Morning?

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I have a habit of cracking my teeth (like continuously chewing motions) when I'm asleep, I was unaware of it until recently when it was pointed out to me. I worry that in the long term, this could affect my teeth and cause them to flatten, and already I can see that my canines have flattened considerably. I am unsure whether to consult a dentist or a sleep clinic in this regard, please advise a course of action.

BDS, MDS - Pediatric Dentistry , Certificate Course in Conscious Sedation
Dentist, Hyderabad
I have a habit of cracking my teeth (like continuously chewing motions) when I'm asleep, I was unaware of it until re...
Kindly see a dentist at the earliest. He will first make a bite-guard after which he/she will assess the cause for grinding and help you correct the same. Some common causes of grinding - stress, improper fillings/crowns with high-points (bite not set properly) etc.
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Hi I recently asked what will happen if some tissue paper is left inside teeth while filling. Most of the doctors said that the filling will fall out. I want to know why will the filling fall out even when the filling is put in layers and the tissue paper is at the bottom beneath all the layers of filling. Thank you.

BDS
Dentist, Bangalore
Hi I recently asked what will happen if some tissue paper is left inside teeth while filling. Most of the doctors sai...
Most important factor for filling to stay in place is bonding. Bonding can either be chemical with the help of bonding agents used for composite fillings or directly of the cement like glass ionomer with the tooth surface. It varies from one cement material to another. In your case it is hard to understand why tissue paper was left? In this case tissue paper fibers will interfere with the bonding and definitelt increase the chance of failure of restoration.
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Meri dhad (akaldhad) me se khun ata h & dard ho raha h aur sujan si ho gayi h. please kch bataiye.

MDS
Dentist, Kolkata
Start doing rinses with lukewarm water with a pinch of salt in it, take antibiotics and painkillers fr the same.
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I have teeth problems please tell me what I do. Brush time blood come out from my gums.

BDS (GOLD MEDALIST)
Dentist, Jamshedpur
I have teeth problems please tell me what I do. Brush time blood come out from my gums.
Bleeding gums is an indication of gum disease. Get scaling and polishing done for plaque removal. Rinse your mouth with chlorhexidine mouthwash. Brush regularly twice daily.
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Hey, I am facing the problem of ulcers from many days. I had put glycerine as well but nothing happened.

oral implantology, BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
you need to visit a dentist for thorough check up. If there is any sharp edges of teeth, you should get them corrected. eat more of fibrous food and drink plenty of water. keep your stomach fit. avoid spicy food. reduce stress level . start taking multivitamins
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I am chewing pan masala from last 5 years. From last 2-3 days there is heavy pain in my teeth .this is first time happen with me. Any suggestion why suddenly pain in my teeth. Any medicine please suggest.

MDS Pedodontics
Dentist, Mangalore
I am chewing pan masala from last 5 years.
From last 2-3 days there is heavy pain in my teeth .this is first time hap...
Pain can be due to decayed tooth or can be because of gum problem. Medicine will only give you temporary relief. So I suggest you to consult a dentist and get the treatment done.
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BDS, MDS, MBA (Healthcare), FAM
Dentist, Hyderabad
Why a Dentist takes an X Ray!
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Sir my son 19 year old having 6' height is having 50 kg weight since last two years he has a problem of mouth ulser frequently i. E. 2-3 times in a month please suggest to relief from mouth ulcer and weight gain.

BDS
Dentist, Bangalore
Hi since your son is in the pubertal stage some tend to get ulcers due to horonal variation, use hiora mouth gel or dentogel he will find temporary relief while eating as the pain will vanish and he can eat use it whenver you can and use polybion tablets one a day and dexorange syrup 10 ml for his general well being
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Gutkha khane se Mera mouth dhire dhire band horaha hai INJ .Tricort -10 mg+INJ. Hynidase ye inj 4 week se (week me 1 bar) le raha hi but koi improve nahi hai Kya karu inj continue karu ya kuch aur karu? Ghutkha xora huwa 3 month hogaya hai.

BDS
Dentist, Allahabad
Gutkha khane se Mera mouth dhire dhire band horaha hai INJ .Tricort -10 mg+INJ. Hynidase ye inj 4 week se (week me 1 ...
Go for laser treatment for opening of mouth after 3 weeks blow air into large balloon inflate it and deflate it repeat this five times a day
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Few day's to I have problem with my teeth. A wisdom tooth grows up. So what can I do? And pain is day by day increases. So please give me solution.

MDS Prosthodontics
Dentist, Howrah
Few day's to I have problem with my teeth. A wisdom tooth grows up. So what can I do? And pain is day by day increase...
Lybrate-user I generally recommend the removal of wisdom tooth if it's troubling u. Some might suggest you to take medicine for the time being and observe.
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I am 23, I am wearing adult braces for 1 year now.in the past few months, after the gaps between my teeth are getting closed, some of my teeth is getting elevated. Like a little crooked, and uneven level from other teeth. Is this normal? Or some mistake done by my orthodontist?

Dental Clinic
Dentist, Gurgaon
I am 23, I am wearing adult braces for 1 year now.in the past few months, after the gaps between my teeth are getting...
Yes it is normal during the treatment. After the treatment is completed teeth will be well aligned and level with other teeth also.
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Sir I have a problem in my teeth, when I speak everyone then they feel a smell from my mouth. So have you a solution for this.

BDS
Dentist, Noida
Smell can be because of calculus deposits. Consult a good dentist & get the cleaning of your teeth done at the earliest.
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About Gingivitis

MDS - Periodontics, Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Chandigarh

Gingivitis is a mild form of gum disease which occurs because of the inflammation of the gums. It can easily be reversed with daily brushing and flossing and getting dental cleaning done regularly.

Anybody can tell me what's the approx. Cost of doing Veneers. I want to fill the space between my upper two teeth. Thank you.

FDSRCS, MOrth RCS, MDS - Orthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Sonipat
Anybody can tell me what's the approx. Cost of doing Veneers. I want to fill the space between my upper two teeth.
Th...
Two types veneers are there. Composite veneers cost approximately 2000- 3000 per tooth and porcelain veneers 6000 -10000 per tooth.
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My teeth are yellow little bit. I am thinking of getting them white by teeth whitening by a dentist. Did it had any effect on my teeth.

oral implantology, BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
My teeth are yellow little bit. I am thinking of getting them white by teeth whitening by a dentist. Did it had any e...
yes,definitely it makes your teeth appear white. sometimes it can cause littke sensitivity. but that would last for few days
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There is some yellow spot appeared at the bottom of my teeth I want to have my teeth clean. But I can not handle pain. So plzzz suggest me is it really painful procedure.

BDS
Dentist, Rewari
There is some yellow spot appeared at the bottom of my teeth I want to have my teeth clean. But I can not handle pain...
Yellow spots on teeth can be whitened with bleaching which is a painless procedure. So tale appointment with a cosmetic dentist immediately.
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I am 22 years old. I have ulcers in mouth. I used ice many times but it doesn't give relief so please tell me the right medicine.

BDS
Dentist, Delhi
I am 22 years old. I have ulcers in mouth. I used ice many times but it doesn't give relief so please tell me the rig...
U can apply triamcinolone ointment (kenacort or oraways) on the ulcers. Avoid stress and take vitamin b complex suppliments.
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Hi i Had pain and decayed smell in 6+ teeth with food particle struck in between the joints of teeth. Root canal completed and filling up done yesterday. Still I have a sensation to press the gum near their joint and below and feel tolerable pain but the decayed smell continues making me to feel that still some food paricle is yet to be removed from the root. My dentist affirms that no food particle is left behind but still I feel the pain when I press the gum and decaying smell persists remedy please.

A.C.C.I - Accredited and Certified Course in Implantology, MDS - Pediatric & Preventive Dentistry, BDS
Dentist, Jammu
Dear , if the decay has been ther since a long time - it is called chronic - and chronic involvements of the pulp take longer to heal. I would advise you to brush - after breakfast and after dinner - and undertake multiple warm saline mouthrinses- 10 to 15 glasses a day. Your problem should gradually subside in few days. If not do get back on the same forum. Wil do our best to help you. If the problem subsides do proceed for a crown and that would further help in avoiding food impaction between teeth.
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