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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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Dr. Balu is one of the best Dentists in Jayanagar, Bangalore. He is currently associated with Smile Architect Invisible Braces Center. in Jayanagar, Bangalore. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Balu on Lybrate.com.

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Is there anyway to straighten teeth without braces? I am 21 years of ages with uneven front teeth

BDS, MDS Prosthodontics
Dentist, Mumbai
In certain cases it may possible to treat crowding with laminates that is without braces. It needs clinical evaluation. Also now we have options of invisible braces.
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How to clean teeth. My teeth are yellowish and pls let me know the process of smile transplantation and its cost.

Certification in Full Mouth Rehabilitation, Post-Graduate Certificate in Oral Implantology (PGCOI), M.Sc - Master of Oral Implantology (MOI), Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Rajkot
How to clean teeth. My teeth are yellowish and pls let me know the process of smile transplantation and its cost.
It may b gum problem. You need cleaning. It depends on tooth material which you want as a artificial teeth.
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I have tooth pain since yesterday, I couldn't eat any thing, soo what should I do doctor?

BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
I have tooth pain since yesterday, I couldn't eat any thing, soo what should I do doctor?
Please take pain killer and then visit to a dentist for proper treatment because your teeth would be affected with deep caries.
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He is breathing from his mouth in night and morning .and very much noise occurs when h breath. When I am asking the reason he said that his nose is closed just bcz cold .but in hav notice that no cold in the daytime. What is the reason.

MDS - Orthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Jamshedpur
Hello lybrate-user, breathing through mouth when at rest is not normal. Although there are various reasons for the same, the most common cause is obstruction in the airway. The most common cause of obstruction in airway is upper respiratory tract infection in other words cough & cold. If mouth breathing persists even without cold then there may be other causes for obstruction. I will advise you to visit an ENT specialist who after doing a thorough check up will give you the right advice. Hope this helps, all the best.
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Can I do teeth whitening (bleaching) at home or should go to dentist for that? suggest me some best bleaching kit available at medical stores.

BDS, Non-Resident J.R. in Dept. of Orthodontics, Certified oral implantologist, Advanced Aesthetics, Digital Smile Designer
Dentist, Jammu
You can use colgate visible white toothpaste and colgate visible white mouthwash. Also you can consult a dentist for faster results.
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I have problem of bleeding gum. And I have also problem foul smell in my mouth? What should I do to get rid of the bed smell coming through my mouth?

BDS
Dentist, Allahabad
I have problem of bleeding gum. And I have also problem foul smell in my mouth? What should I do to get rid of the be...
Go for oral prophylaxis to your dentist also brush twice daily and use mouth wash and dental floss to maintain oral hygiene.
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Molars are paining and gums are swollen. Tried every thing. Pls suggest some thing.

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
Molars are paining and gums are swollen. Tried every thing. Pls suggest some thing.
You mig/ht have your wisdom tooth erupting/ .kindly visit dentist and as per clinical situation. One can decide on the medications to be g/iven .you can have tab brufen 200 mg/ for pain.
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I have pain in my teeth therefore I do daily teeth brush Please give any medical treatment.

BDS
Dentist, Kolkata
I have pain in my teeth therefore I do daily teeth brush Please give any medical treatment.
Dear lybrate-user, pain originate due to caries/cavity in our teeth generally when reaches close to tooth nerve. We feel that pain. Only medication will not suffice that pain atall. You have to consult a dentist and do checkup for your teeth.
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Fluoride and Dental Health

MDS, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), BDS
Dentist, Ahmedabad
Fluoride and Dental Health

Fluoride is a mineral that occurs naturally in many foods and water. Every day, minerals are added to and lost from a tooth's enamel layer through two processes, demineralization and remineralization. Minerals are lost (demineralization) from a tooth's enamel layer when acids -- formed from plaque bacteria and sugars in the mouth -- attack the enamel. Minerals such as fluoride, calcium, and phosphate are redeposited (remineralization) to the enamel layer from the foods and waters consumed. Too much demineralization without enough remineralization to repair the enamel layer leads to tooth decay.

a)Fluoride helps prevent tooth decay by making the tooth more resistant to acid attacks from plaque bacteria and sugars in the mouth.

b)It also reverses early decay.

c)In children under 6 years of age, fluoride becomes incorporated into the development of permanent teeth, making it difficult for acids to demineralize the teeth.

d) Fluoride also helps speed remineralization as well as disrupts acid production in already erupted teeth of both children and adults.

In What Forms Is Fluoride Available?

As mentioned, fluoride is found in foods and in water. It can also be directly applied to the teeth through fluoridated toothpastes and mouth rinses. Mouth rinses containing fluoride in lower strengths are available over-the-counter; stronger concentrations require a doctor's prescription.

We dentists, apply fluoride to the teeth as a gel, foam, or varnish. These treatments contain a much higher level of fluoride than the amount found in toothpastes and mouth rinses. Varnishes are painted on the teeth; foams are put into a mouth guard, which is applied to the teeth for one to four minutes; gels can be painted on or applied via a mouth guard.(as shown in figure)

When Is Fluoride Intake Most Critical?

It is certainly important for infants and children between the ages of 6 months and 16 years to be exposed to fluoride. This is the timeframe during which the primary and permanent teeth come in. However, adults benefit from fluoride, too. New research indicates that topical fluoride -- from toothpastes, mouth rinses, and fluoride treatments -- are as important in fighting tooth decay as in strengthening developing teeth.

In addition, people with certain conditions may be at increased risk of tooth decay and would therefore benefit from additional fluoride treatment. They include people with:

  • Dry mouth conditions : Also called xerostomia, dry mouth caused by diseases such as Sjögren's syndrome, certain medications (such as allergy medications, antihistamines, anti-anxiety drugs, and high blood pressure drugs), and head and neck radiation treatment makes someone more prone to tooth decay. The lack of saliva makes it harder for food particles to be washed away and acids to be neutralized.
  • Gum disease : Gum disease, also called periodontitis, can expose more of your tooth and tooth roots to bacteria increasing the chance of tooth decay. Gingivitis is an early stage of periodontitis.
  • History of frequent cavities: If you have one cavity every year or every other year, you might benefit from additional fluoride.
  • Presence of crowns and/or bridges or braces: These treatments can put teeth at risk for decay at the point where the crown meets the underlying tooth structure or around the brackets of orthodontic appliances.

Are There Risks Associated With Fluoride Use?

Fluoride is safe and effective when used as directed but can be hazardous at high doses (the "toxic" dosage level varies based on an individual's weight). For this reason, it's important for parents to carefully supervise their children's use of fluoride-containing products and to keep fluoride products out of reach of children, especially children under the age of 6.

In addition, excess fluoride can cause defects in the tooth's enamel that range from barely noticeable white specks or streaks to cosmetically objectionable brown discoloration. These defects are known as fluorosis and occur when the teeth are forming -- usually in children younger than 6 years. Fluorosis, when it occurs, is usually associated with naturally occurring fluoride, such as that found in well water. If you use well water and are uncertain about the mineral (especially fluoride) content, a water sample should be tested. Although tooth staining from fluorosis cannot be removed with normal hygiene, your dentist may be able to lighten or remove these stains with professional-strength abrasives or bleaches.

Keep in mind, however, that it's very difficult to reach hazardous levels given the low levels of fluoride in home-based fluoride-containing products. Nonetheless, if you do have concerns or questions about the amount of fluoride you or your child may be receiving, talk to your child's dentist, pediatrician, or family doctor.

A few useful reminders about fluoride include:

  • Store fluoride supplements away from young children(these are not available in India).
  • Avoid flavored toothpastes because these tend to encourage toothpaste to be swallowed.
  • Use only a pea-sized amount of fluoridated toothpaste on a child's toothbrush.
  • Be cautious about using fluoridated toothpaste in children younger than age 6. Children younger than 6 years of age are more likely to swallow toothpaste instead of spitting it out.
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BDS
Dentist, Nagpur
dentistry is not just about filling , tooth removal, root canal treatment, its way to big than our imagination, if we know the right value of our teeth
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My teeth has not that much strong so that what is the solution can I take to solve it.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
My teeth has not that much strong so that what is the solution can I take to solve it.
Kindly consult a dentist in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations to decide upon treatment. You may need deep cleaning along with gum strengthening procedures. Use sensoform gum paint until then. You may consult me in person too. Dental tips: - visit a dentist every six months. 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.
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I want to get the gap between my teeth. Is there any treatment centre in Indore or bhopal and what would the whole treatment cost?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I want to get the gap between my teeth. Is there any treatment centre in Indore or bhopal and what would the whole tr...
I will suggest you to apply braces through an orthodontist to shorten the gap between the teeth and it will cost you approximately 25000 rupees.
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I am 55 years old I can not eat hot and cold together. It gives me pain even if I eat like ice cream, please suggest.

MDS Prosthodontics
Dentist, Delhi
I am 55 years old I can not eat hot and cold together. It gives me pain even if I eat like ice cream, please suggest.
You are having sensitivity issues in your teeth which can be difficult to control at times, for time being use anti sensitivity toothpaste, but I doubt that without adequate diagnosis and treatment by the dentist you will get any relief.
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My teeth r blackish. Means there r black spots on my teeth. What should I do to get a healthy and totally white teeth?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
My teeth r blackish. Means there r black spots on my teeth. What should I do to get a healthy and totally white teeth?
The simplest method of removing minor surface stains is polishing, or micro-abrasion if staining is more intrinsic. Provided that your discolouration is not due to inadequate enamel exposing the dentin, tooth whitening (bleaching) is often the most effective treatment for yellow stained teeth. Advance procedures can be done with laser. Use snowdent tooth paste for whitening until then. Apply snowdent paste on the teeth. Wait for 10 to 15 min. Then brush your teeth with the same paste. Applying it overnight for better results.
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Hi sir, I am suffering with gum bleeding. From teeth row. Please tell me the solution.

Advanced Aesthetics, BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Hi, there are various reasons for bleeding gums like poor oral hygiene, vitamin deficiency, physical injury to gums, hormonal changes, medications etc. You have to visit a dentist for professional cleaning and check-up to know the exact cause and solution of your problem.
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After eating, never use a toothpick to clean in between the teeth

MDS Prosthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Pune
After eating, never use a toothpick to clean in between the teeth...they cause damage to your gums & can further increase the problem..instead choose Dental Floss..keep smiling :)
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Why one gum is growing on the one teeth? How to cut it or there is some other way? It causes any problems?

Master of Hospital Administration, BDS
Dentist, Jamnagar
Why one gum is growing on the one teeth? How to cut it or there is some other way? It causes any problems?
Gingival growth can be due bad oral hygiene or hormonal issue. It is best visit your dentist get a professional consultation before go ahead with treatment.
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My jaw will get lock now a days. It will make a slip when I forcefully open mouth. Whts the reason.

BDS
Dentist, Kolkata
My jaw will get lock now a days. It will make a slip when I forcefully open mouth. Whts the reason.
Lock jaw may happen at forceful yawning or open the mouth too wide. It may also occur due to trauma and injury. Mainly its a problem of tm joint. May be retrieved easily at dental clinic alone.
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Whenever I brush my teeth Blood comes out from the teeth Please give me some solution to cure it.

BDS, CDE Endo-Prostho, CDE - Cast Partial & Complete Dentures
Dentist, Pune
Whenever I brush my teeth
Blood comes out from the teeth
Please give me some solution to cure it.
Hello, bleeding from gums could be because of deposits on your teeth or food lodged in your teeth. Visit a dentist get your scaling and polishing done. Brush twice daily, maintain proper brushing technique, floss regularly and rinse after every meal. Visit dentist every 6 months.
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I ate sweets and coffy at last night then my teeth pain started. Many times I faced that problem. What I do?

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
I ate sweets and coffy at last night then my teeth pain started. Many times I faced that problem. What I do?
Hi Anand . The pain maybe due to sensitive teeth which are worn out (abraded), gums which are weak or cavities. Only a dentist can solve the issue after a thorough investigation.
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