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Dr. Divya

BDS

Dentist, Bangalore

12 Years Experience
Dr. Divya BDS Dentist, Bangalore
12 Years Experience
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I’m a caring, skilled professional, dedicated to simplifying what is often a very complicated and confusing area of health care.
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Dr. Divya is a trusted Dentist in Richmond Road, Bangalore. She has helped numerous patients in her 12 years of experience as a Dentist. She studied and completed BDS . She is currently practising at St Philomenas Hospital in Richmond Road, Bangalore. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Divya on Lybrate.com.

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BDS - The Oxford Dental College - 2005
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Composite Fillings - Things You Must be Aware of

BDS, FICOI, MDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Composite Fillings - Things You Must be Aware of

Tooth decay is treated removing the damaged portion of your tooth and substituting it with ‘fillings’. Fillings can be made up of different materials such as silver amalgam, porcelain, gold or even plastic. Hence these plastic, tooth-colored, glass mixtures that are used to restore decayed teeth are known as composite fillings. Composites are also used for changing the color of or reshaping disfigured teeth. 

How are they placed? 
The dentist sets the composite in layers employing a specialized UV Laser light to harden each of the layers. After this, the dentist moulds the composite to fit in your tooth. The composite is then polished to prevent premature staining or wearing out of the composite. Good shaping and polishing of the tooth to produces a virtually invisible restoration.

When are composite fillings used? 
White fillings can be used for cosmetic options as well. 

Esthetic dentistry

  1. Short or spaced out teeth: Composites are able to reshape any deformed teeth or add length to a tooth. 
  2. Cracked or chipped teeth: It can fill in any chips or worn down teeth to appear healthy yet again. 
  3. Smile Makeover: It does not require for healthy tooth structure to be removed unlike a veneer

Preventive dentistry: The molars in the back have deep groves on the sides that food particles can get trapped in causing infection. The composite can be filled in those areas as a preventative.

Advantages of Composites:

  1. The shade of the composite filling is well suited to match the color of your existing teeth.
  2. They can chemically bond to your tooth structure, rendering additional support.
  3. Composite fillings are also used to mend broken or cracked teeth.
  4. With composite filling, not much of your tooth structure needs to be taken off as compared to amalgam fillings.

Precautions with Tooth coloured fillings 

  1. Composite fillings wear faster as compared to silver fillings should be replaced within 3-7 years.
  2. Need regular follow up care or maintenance as they are subject to microleakage. 

    If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a dentist.

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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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My teeth is turning yellow and yellow day by day. Tired of trying different toothpastes what should I do.

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
My teeth is turning yellow and yellow day by day. Tired of trying different toothpastes what should I do.
Get scaling polishing done by a dentist than brush twice daily especially at night you may require bleaching.
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I am 25 years old female candidate. I am strongly facing problem of bad breath. It is like some kind of unfreshness for whole day. And very strong bad breath. I tried sugar less chewing gums (tic tac ) still has no effect. How should I treat this in urgent.

DGOI, Aesthetic , M.Sc - Master of Oral Implantology (MOI), MDS - Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopaedics, BDS
Dentist, Bangalore
I am 25 years old female candidate. I am strongly facing problem of bad breath. It is like some kind of unfreshness f...
Bad breath or called as" halitosis" there are various reasons for bad breath. First of all update your medical history as the problem could be elsewhere in your body but will be shown as bad breath through your mouth as mouth being the gateway for your complete system. Apart from that there might be local soft or hard deposits on your teeth which can cause bad breath. This might need professional cleaning by the dentist your teeth might be not well aligned, which we call as" crowded" teeth which makes its challenging for you to keep it clean. So consult an orthodontist (specialist for braces) to align your teeth. Your health of the gums might be compromised which also leads to bad breath. Consult a periodontist for gum problems. Your teeth might have cavities where the food can get lodged and might lead to bad breath. Consult your dentist for this. Inspite of regular cleaning and brushing it might be difficult for you to get a fresh breath. As I mentioned above your dentist will tell you exactly the problem areas. Make sure you do your part well. Regular brushing of your teeth twice daily regular flossing of your teeth (which means cleaning between your teeth by means of floss) clean your tongue gently as it can harbour bacteria causing bad breath stay away from tobacco related habits consume a lot of water and stay hydrated. As dry mouth also leads to bad breath. Please do not use mouth washes if not prescribed by your dentist as they have their own side effects which would be a negative to your oral health. Pay a visit to your dentist every 6 months or earlier for routine cleaning as suggested by your dentist. Problems diagnosed and treated earlier needs less attention as well as works out financially easier for you.
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I am getting excess saliva in my mouth.What could be the reason and how to get rid of it ?

BDS, MDS - Periodontics
Dentist, Chennai
It could be mouth brash . Excess acidity in stomach can cause this mostly occurs early morning .Avoid acidic foods in night.Use antacid if needed.
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Is it safe to grind and reduce tooth size. I have big squirrel front tooth and it's very uneven at the end.

BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
Is it safe to grind and reduce tooth size. I have big squirrel front tooth and it's very uneven at the end.
It depends how much reduction required to correct your uneven teeth. Slight amount of enamel reduction does not create any problem but more amount of reduction is not beneficial. It create lot of problem.
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I used to brush my teeth twice bt still my teeth are yellow please ask me the remedy.

BDS
Dentist, Kolar
I used to brush my teeth twice bt still my teeth are yellow please ask me the remedy.
Naturally our teeth colour ranges from pearly white to pale yellow so everyone cannot hv white teeth. Get scalling n polishing done by dentist. If you r not happy with your teeth shade later, you can get bleaching done by dentist which'll lighten your teeth by 2-3 shades. Alternatively you can use a teeth whitening toothpaste such as snowdent after scalling. Whitening gels used daily along with customized dental trays provided by dentist r also available in the market. Avoid heavily coloured foods, tea n coffee, cool drinks, smoking n tobacco products as they stain teeth.
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I have ulcer for 2 days what should I do?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, BDS
Dentist,
I have ulcer for 2 days what should I do?
Cap bnc one a day local application of metrogyl gel suck on tab bifilac twice daily drink plenty of water take fibrous food.
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BDS
Dentist, Thanjavur
An easy way to get whiter teeth, to floss and to lubricate the gums is to slosh the mouth with coconut, sunflower or sesame oil for 15 minutes and then spit it out. Get that extra shine by making use of this easy folk remedy known as oil pulling.
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I have a 4 wisdom tooth which makes my life completely changed and it is the biggest problem that I have facing it in my life. I have 2 tooth removed but yet the problem is not stopped now in my mouth and its not work like before. please give me a good advice how I completely get rid of it.

PGDHHM, BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
I have a 4 wisdom tooth which makes my life completely changed and it is the biggest problem that I have facing it in...
If the remaining wisdom teeth are giving you problems like pain, swelling etc, it is advisable to get them removed. Wishing you a speedy recovery.
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Wat should I do if I get my braces wire come out and starts paining.

MDS Prosthodontics
Dentist,
Wat should I do if I get my braces wire come out and starts paining.
If your wire has come out visit your orthodontist and he will readjust it for you. Of this is not possible, ask your normal dentist to cut the wire until your next orthodontist appointment when it can be replaced. If you have any orthodontic wax, you can apply it on the wire where is it hurting you. If not, put a piece of cotton over the area to reduce the pain temporarily.
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I am suffring from mouth ulcer from last 3years regularly 3 to 4 months in a year. Please tell me treatment not the suggestion. Please?

BDS
Dentist, Botad
I am suffring from mouth ulcer from last 3years regularly 3 to 4 months in a year.
Please tell me treatment not the s...
u have to vist oral surgeron for this n sometimes its occur due to vitamin deficiency so u should require anti oxident..
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I heard that Root canal treatment is a painful one. Can it be done in one sitting? Is there any alternative for Root canal treatment?

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
I heard that Root canal treatment is a painful one. Can it be done in one sitting? Is there any alternative for Root ...
It's done under anaesthetic agent so no pain yes in some clinics where they have laser steriliser it can b done in one sitting
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My teeth are gradually turning into yellow colour, my friend suggested me to undergo bleaching treatment What is bleaching, is it safe and how much it costs around.

BDS
Dentist, Bangalore
My teeth are gradually turning into yellow colour, my friend suggested me to undergo bleaching treatment
What is blea...
Bleaching is fine , but can't assure it for permanent whitening... And for few day u will have sensitive tooth .. Better go for scaling and polished
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My gums otherwise appear to be Okay. They do not bleed on brushing or eating solid hard substances. But when I get up in the morning, I find saliva type fluid is collected in my mouth, which appear to be slightly pale in colour. I suspect it to be some type of discharge from my gums. I have got myself checked from PGI Chandigarh. They say my gums are healthy. Please suggest me appropriate lab tests to diagnose the problem. I shall be highly obliged.

Certification In Smile Makeover, BDS
Dentist,
My gums otherwise appear to be Okay. They do not bleed on brushing or eating solid hard substances. But when I get up...
Brush with parodontax toothpaste before you go to bed, drink plenty of water take some antioxidant (bnc capsule) once a day you can also use chlohex plus moutwash twice a day after brushing your teeth for 10 days.
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What must be done if, some one has burning sensation in tongue? And feeling like ulcers? Can constipation cause the infection? As thecolour of the tongue has changed to brick red and there is pain in swallowing.

MSD - Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge
Dentist, Chandigarh
Burning tongue syndrome might result from deficiency of vitamin b complex. You can get your blood test and consult a physician as well as a dentist.
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Sir my son we do not remember his front right side third no. teeth not coming from 6months before removed him only.

MDS
Dentist, Sangli
Sir my son we do not remember his front right side third no. teeth not coming from 6months before removed him only.
If you are talking about permanent canine tooth, then it will take 12-13 years of age to come in oral cavity. Stay calm and blessed.
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I am a 30 year old male & I have 2 problem wright now 1. Bad smell is coming from my mouth. 2. Hydraucil without surgery, is there any natural treatment.

BDS
Dentist, Bangalore
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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Sir/Madam from last 1 week there is pain in my tongue. There have been many pores and cuts in the tongue? What tablet or medicine shall I take?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
Sir/Madam from last 1 week there is pain in my tongue. There have been many pores and cuts in the tongue? What tablet...
Increase dietary intake of vitamin B, folic acid, iron and use of vitamin supplements etc under medical supervision if blood tests confirm low concentrations • institute topical antifungal therapy if fungal plaques noticed Mouth sores are common and rarely Cause complications. Most go away in about a week, but it’s important to monitor any mouth sores you develop. if the sore doesn’t seem to be healing, contact your dentist.
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Sir I am Anmol a 17 years boy. Sir, my teeth are getting yellowish day by day even after brushing twice with Colgate. Please tell me what can I do. Any home remedy because it become frustrating for me to laugh with my friends or others. Please help me.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
Sir I am Anmol a 17 years boy. Sir, my teeth are getting yellowish day by day even after brushing twice with Colgate....
Advise deep cleaning, polishing, whitening (bleaching) procedures, artificial enamel filling or capping. 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. Cause of discoloration – Smoking, coffee, tea, drugs, aging, staining food (wine, blueberry, etc) genetics.
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