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Dr. Anitha Shankar

BDS, Diploma in Implant Dentistry, Diploma in Cosmetic Dentistry

Dentist, Bangalore

12 Years Experience  ·  150 at clinic
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Dr. Anitha Shankar BDS, Diploma in Implant Dentistry, Diploma in Cosmetic De... Dentist, Bangalore
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My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them....more
My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them.
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Dr. Anitha Shankar is a renowned Dentist in Indira Nagar, Bangalore. She has been a successful Dentist for the last 12 years. She has completed BDS, Diploma in Implant Dentistry, Diploma in Cosmetic Dentistry . You can visit her at Apoorva Dental Care in Indira Nagar, Bangalore. Book an appointment online with Dr. Anitha Shankar and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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BDS - Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Institute of Dental Sciences Hospital, - 2005
Diploma in Implant Dentistry - - 2006
Diploma in Cosmetic Dentistry - - 2007
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Indian Dental Association

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I have dental problem for last 6 months its like old mans teeth, can you suggest me how to protect my teeth and how to control it help us.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I have dental problem for last 6 months its like old mans teeth, can you suggest me how to protect my teeth and how t...
Hi, a poor diet can lead to gum disease and tooth decay. Foods high in carbohydrates, sugars and starches greatly contribute to the production of plaque acids that attack the tooth enamel. Eventually these acids can cause tooth enamel to break down, forming a cavity. Foods high in sugar are a particularly common cause of tooth decay. Making these foods a treat rather than a staple will help protect your teeth. To maintain a balanced diet, eat a variety of foods from each of the five major food groups. When choosing a snack, go for nutritious foods such as cheese, raw vegetables, plain yogurt or a piece of fruit. Diet: consume cheese, curd, yoghurt, green leafy vegetables, carrots, apples, almonds. Acidic foods, such as citrus fruits, tomatoes, and lemons, should be eaten as part of a larger meal to minimize the acid from them which erodes the tooth enamel. The best beverage choices include water (especially fluoridated water), milk, and unsweetened tea. Chewing sugarless gum is actually beneficial to your teeth as chewing helps dislodge food that becomes stuck to your teeth. Teeth-care: these are some basic tips for caring for teeth and gums: brush your teeth regularly. Brush at least twice a day and preferably 30-60 minutes after every meal and snack. Use a fluoride-containing toothpaste. Floss at least once a day. Use a mouth rinse daily. Visit your dentist regularly for check-ups and cleanings -- typically twice a year. Eat a variety of foods to maintain overall health. You can use homoeopathic toothpaste by sbl- homeodent.
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How to get a white shade for teeth, I brush twice a day but it not working, suggest me some useful tip.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
How to get a white shade for teeth, I brush twice a day but it not working, suggest me some useful tip.
Hello. When brushing twice a day and flossing doesn't help improve your yellow teeth, it's time to consider other options. Teeth become yellow due to stains – both deep and surface-level – as well as other causes that sometimes aren't under our control. Enamel naturally wears thin as people age, but acids from foods and drinks such as sour candies, oranges and soda also thin the enamel by eroding its surface. Saliva neutralizes acid and washes it away, but people suffering from dry mouth miss out on this protective effect. Preventing Yellow Teeth: Avoiding smoking, coffee and soda helps prevent yellow teeth, or you can get into the habit of drinking those darker beverages through a straw. Drink milk or plain water after eating or drinking something acidic to help reduce the acid's eroding effect. Brushing and flossing also help, and avoiding snacks between meals allows your saliva to dilute the acids in your mouth too. Using over-the-counter whitening agents will also helps. Discolorations are generally responsive to bleaching procedures.
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I have a pain I my teeth all the time whenever I have eat hot or cold food. I have already use many tooypaste product. please suggest some thing for me. Thank you.

MDS, Certified Implantologist, BDS, Certified Conscious Sedationist
Dentist, Hyderabad
I have a pain I my teeth all the time whenever I have eat hot or cold food. I have already use many tooypaste product...
Pain in teeth will not subside with any of the tooth paste. Pain killer and antibiotic can give you temporary relief but pain will re-occur once you stop the medications. I suggest you to get a check up done by the dentist. However you can use'sensodent-kf' tooth paste, simply apply on your painful teeth with your finger for 1min. As it is medicated do not use it more than a month.
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I have very severe problem of bad mouth smell. I tried sensodine and rexidine but not yet satisfied. Please suggest something which can help me get rid of this problem permanently.

BDS
Dentist, Jaunpur
I have very severe problem of bad mouth smell. I tried sensodine and rexidine but not yet satisfied. Please suggest s...
Hello Lybrate user there are various reason behind bad smell or halitosis but the most common one is periodontal diseases or commonly known as gum diseases .medicated toothpaste cannot relieve the problem ,you will have to visit the dentist for the needful your dentist will suggest you oral prophylaxis or tooth cleaning along with the proper medication which will make your gums healthy and will help to get rid of the bad smell.
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BDS, Diploma in Hospital Administration, Diploma in Pharmacy
Dentist, Delhi
Common Solutions for Bad Breath Smell

Having a bad breath smell is considered a social stigma. Also known as halitosis, it refers to the unpleasant odor that can be sensed when the affected person opens his/her mouth. When in the company of a person with bad breath smell, many people tend to cover their nose. The most frequent cause for this malady is the bacterial growth in the mouth. So, you need to find ways of avoiding the accumulation of bad bacteria in your mouth in order to eliminate bad breath. A very common cause that encourages bacterial growth is having a dry mouth.

The treatment for bad breath varies from oral hygiene, to avoiding certain kinds of foods, particularly those causing a reduction in the production of saliva. Some helpful ways of treating bad breath are mentioned below. You'll also discover the reasons that make them effective.

1. Brush your teeth, followed by gargling, at the end of each meal: it helps eliminating the food particles that may be left in your mouth. These tiny particles can cause a foul smell as they start decaying.

2. Scrap the tongue: your tongue has millions of infinitesimal hairs, where bacteria gets trapped and causes bad breath. You can recognize the presence of bacteria on your tongue as it gets coated with a white layer.

3. Chewing sugar-free gum encourages the flow of saliva, while a dry mouth encourages the growth of bacteria. So, if you keep your mouth hydrated, the bacterial growth is eliminated or restricted.

4. Visit your dentist periodically: your dentist can discover if any gum problems or perhaps a decayed tooth are the cause of bad odor. For instance, that filling in your tooth may have cracked, or it might be inefficiently positioned, allowing food particles to get deposited there, resulting to a bad breath.

5. Avoid mouthwashes and breath fresheners that contain alcohol: though such formulations help masking bad odors for a while, they also dry the mouth quickly, and thus facilitate undesired bacterial growth.

6. Apply peppermint oil: this solution may be applied with or even without using a toothbrush. It has mouth refreshing properties, and it helps killing unwanted bacteria.

7. Use baking soda: a proven treatment for bad breath is brushing your teeth with baking soda. It also helps keeping a good oral health.

8. Consume leafy green vegetables: many people are not aware that chlorophyll, as available in leafy green vegetables, helps keeping your breath fresh all the time. So, start eating such vegetables regularly.

9. Avoid certain foods: toxic foods, such as spicy meats and certain varieties of cheese, including blue and Camembert, should be avoided, as they encourage the formation of gases in the stomach, and these tend to escape through the mouth, causing a foul smell.
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Having pain in tooth. It get worse in night. It increases when some material gets into the gap. But in general it very low in day time. But in night it goes severe.

Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Chennai
Having pain in tooth. It get worse in night. It increases when some material gets into the gap. But in general it ver...
Means there is severing decay,(deep) so visit a dentist and go for x-ray, if it's deeper, you will have to go for rct (root canal treatment), if not temporary filling can be done folloy with permanent.
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Mere throat mai 1 month se pain hai. Meri tongue mai white colour ke spots bhi hai. Aur weakness bohot zyada hai.

M.D. (Ayurveda )
Ayurveda, Patiala
Mere throat mai 1 month se pain hai. Meri tongue mai white colour ke spots bhi hai. Aur weakness bohot zyada hai.
kindly take lakshmi vilaas rasa (naardiya), 2 tabs, twice a day after meals. Take avipattikara churna, 1 tsf in half a glass of warm water before meals, once a day in the evening. Take indukantha kshayam, 20 ml, twice a day, in half a glass of warm water, empty stomach. Stop taking curds, cold eatables, spicy food. Take liquid diet like moong daal, khichdi, veggie soup in your diet regularly. Continue the regime for 2 months. Good luck.

Smile Designing - 6 Techniques to Give You That Perfect Smile

BDS
Dentist, Delhi
Smile Designing - 6 Techniques to Give You That Perfect Smile

Smile designing or smile makeover is the cosmetic process of improving the appearance of one’s smile. Since smile is the most commonly used way to communicate non-verbally, it is of utmost importance to have a winning smile that exudes confidence; this cosmetic procedure helps give you just that. Many people don’t have good smile, they might be too conscious about their teeth or worry about the fine lines on their faces. Smile designing helps one to alter their as per what they desire.

Techniques used by a cosmetic dentist to enhance or correct their patient’s smile:

1. Whitening: This procedure is used for people who have yellow or discolored teeth. The cosmetic dentist makes a chemical mixture containing peroxide and then the concoction is applied on the teeth for the discoloration to fade away. 2 to 3 sittings can give you satisfactory results.

2. Bonding: This procedure is performed on people who want to fix teeth that are broken or chipped. The dentist usually applies an acrylic material on the tooth that can be shaped and contoured to fit perfectly on the chipped tooth.

3. Enamel shaping: The dentist removes very little amount of enamel (tooth’s outer layer) to re-shape the tooth, if excess enamel makes the smile look uneven and odd.

4. Crowns and bridgework: This procedure replaces any missing tooth. Prosthetic tooth or teeth are made to help match your real teeth so that it doesn’t look superficial or out of place.

5. Gum contouring: You might also have uneven gums, which don’t complement your face and teeth. In such a case, gum contouring shapes your gums to help you achieve that perfect smile.

6. Veneers: The frontal portion of the teeth is fixed by applying a thin layer of porcelain like material on it. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor and ask a free question.

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I am 33 years old man 1 year back my front teeth was taken instructed instructed by dental but now I find difficulties routine in such way that I get blank often, I feel that I don't get enough oxygen to my brain, I don't get in to any active participation, I lack in concentration.

BDS
Dentist, Noida
I am 33 years old man 1 year back my front teeth was taken instructed instructed by dental but now I find difficultie...
Tooth extraction is in no way related to your condition. Generally tooth extraction has no such side effects as you are describing. Kindly, contact your physician for accurate diagnosis.
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I am a 21 year old male. My mouth got wounded 2 years before near the front row teeth. Daily I gets pain there. Why it's not get healed?

Dentist, Kolkata
When there is injury to the teeth, slowly the teeth starts getting infected n after 2-3years, the pain starts! you should go in for rct of teeth, along with medications!
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My tooth has completely turned black since long time but it was not paining and nw it has turned sensitive and it pains alot what should I do? Help me out with this tooth pain.

BDS
Dentist, Jaunpur
My tooth has completely turned black since long time but it was not paining and nw it has turned sensitive and it pai...
Ma'am I think you are talking about a single tooth if yes then here is my opinion that tooth may have met with an accident which causes change in colour but as its pulp died you had no pain but now infection is reaching in bone which may cause pain please visit a dental surgeon which will take a xray and see whats the case thank you ma'am for asking question I am trying to spread awareness.
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How can I keep my teeth shiny white? As now they are pale yellow. Please advise.

BDS
Dentist, Bangalore
How can I keep my teeth shiny white? As now they are pale yellow.  Please advise.
Here is home remedy for brighter teeth--- mix several teaspoons of baking soda with enough fresh lemon juice (or water) to make a paste. Wipe your teeth and any extra saliva off of them with a paper towel. Put a good amount of paste onto your toothbrush and apply. Leave the paste on for 1 minute, then rinse, so as to avoid the acid effecting enamel. If you are using just water you can leave it on for up to 3 minutes. For faster result you can go for teeth bleaching from dentist.
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My mom getting bad smell in mouth since 1year. Why? please give me any suggestion she used many gentle toothpastes not cure this please hlep me doctor thank you.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
My mom getting bad smell in mouth since 1year. Why? please give me any suggestion she used many gentle toothpastes no...
Gastritis, lung & sinus infection may also be the cause of bad smell in the mouth. 90% of bad breath is due to a dirty tongue. We need more investigations with clinical examination to decide upon treatment. You may need deep cleaning. Rinse your mouth thoroughly with a mouth wash until then. Advance procedures can be done with laser too. 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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I am from chandigarh. I am 28 years old. I have toothache from last two weeks. please tel me any solution to relief from this pain.

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
I am  from chandigarh. I am 28 years old. I have toothache from last two weeks. please tel me any solution to relief ...
Visit to a dentist and acording doc will check your condition with the help of xray or clinical examination. Acordingly treatment will be done.
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BDS
Dentist, Cuttack
Advanced forms of gum disease in children can be an early sign of systemic disease.

My friend did Oral sex with a guy, she met him on dating site. When she was blowing his penis, she realized that he was presuming a bit and also she realized that she had a mouth ulcer. Now she is scared of HIV. She is not sure if that guy has AIDS and she is afraid of transmission of virus through her mouth ulcer. It's depressing. Please help her.

DGOI, Aesthetic , M.Sc - Master of Oral Implantology (MOI), MDS - Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopaedics, BDS
Dentist, Bangalore
My friend did Oral sex with a guy, she met him on dating site. When she was blowing his penis, she realized that he w...
Hello there. It's good that you have described of your freinds problem in detail. Ask your friend to have cool relaxed mind as hiv doesn't spread with oral fluids or saliva. The route of spread is only through semen if there was contact during the oral sex or if there was contact with blood. This is all possible only if the guy she met is been diagnosed with hiv. If you want to have a peace of mind then contact the person with whom intimacy was maintened and have him checked. And yes next time please keep in mind that protective measures go a long way I hope I clarified your doubts if not please buzz me goodluck and god bless
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My teeth showing yellowish color and while speaking bad odour is coming I am using Colgate paste please suggest what can I do.

Certification in Full Mouth Rehabilitation, Post-Graduate Certificate in Oral Implantology (PGCOI), M.Sc - Master of Oral Implantology (MOI), Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Rajkot
My teeth showing yellowish color and while speaking bad odour is coming I am using Colgate paste please suggest what ...
Go for proper consultation and accordingly go for treatment. You may required deep scaling and polishing.
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What should I do for my mouth smell? Normally I use emoform and closeup paste's twice a day. Please suggest.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
What should I do for my mouth smell? Normally I use emoform and closeup paste's twice a day. Please suggest.
Gastritis, lung & sinus infection may also be the cause of bad smell in the mouth. 90% of bad breath is due to a dirty tongue. We need more investigations with clinical examination to decide upon treatment. You may need deep cleaning. Rinse your mouth thoroughly with a mouth wash until then. Advance procedures can be done with laser too. 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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I have a problem with my tooth on the left hand side lower jaw, my last tooth root has gone round instead of straight. I met with the dentist and he suggested me to put out the last tooth. Please give me the solution of the problem.

MFDS RCPS (Glasgow), MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, BDS
Dentist, Delhi
I am assuming you have a problem with your wisdom tooth. If you have a problem with that tooth, usually the best option is to extract. However, if it is another tooth, then extraction is usually done only as a last resort. If you are not sure about the opinion of your dentist, you can always see another dentist, or an Oral Surgeon, for a second opinion.
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I am feeling sensation in my mouth while eating or drinking. sensation is not wholly but side by side. i am using brush for last 15 years but i feel my jaw are weak. root of teeth are weak. suggest me how can i make my jaw strong and teeth strong. how can i prevent from sensation?

BDS (Gold Medalist)
Dentist, Gurgaon
I am feeling sensation in my mouth while eating or drinking. sensation is not wholly but side by side. i am using bru...
Dear Lybrate user, sensitive teeth can be due to cavities, gum recession, some old fillings etc. A proper clinical checkup would be required to establish the exact cause so consult your dentist immediately and pursue the treatment. You can use anti-sensitivity toothpastes for sometime. Apply it on the affected teeth, leave for 4-5 minutes and then brush it off. To maintain strong teeth and healthy gums, brush and floss regularly, use a soft toothbrush and brush gently using proper technique. Pay a visit to your dentist every 6 months.
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