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Dr. Gayathri Balagopal

Dentist, Bangalore

Dr. Gayathri Balagopal Dentist, Bangalore
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My experience is coupled with genuine concern for my patients. All of my staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well....more
My experience is coupled with genuine concern for my patients. All of my staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well.
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Dr. Gayathri Balagopal is an experienced Dentist in Outer Ring Road, Bangalore. You can visit her at Crowns & Bridges in Outer Ring Road, Bangalore. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Gayathri Balagopal on Lybrate.com.

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I am 22 years old male and im staying in rural areas and here fluoride water only get thats the reason my going yellow color please help me. And suggest me some tooth paste, and tablets.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I am 22 years old male and im staying in rural areas and here fluoride water only get thats the reason my going yello...
tooth whitening can be done.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.
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I have bad breath problem.

CCEDM(DIABETES), MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician,
u might be having constipation also ..treat it first..does your stomach gets upset frequently??? ..have listerine mouth washes ..clean your tongue also with a tongue cleaner,, drink plenty of fluids,,avoid tea//coffee
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I have some marks on teeth how I should clean them

CERTIFIED ORAL IMPLANTOLOGIST, NON-RESIDENT J.R. IN DEPTT. OF ORTHODONTICS, BDS
Dentist,
I have some marks on teeth how I should clean them
Tooth staining is due to hardening and stubborn nature of plaque and calculus deposited over the tooth. This can be removed by ultrasonic scaling.
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BDS
Dentist, Chennai
For healthier teeth, flossing daily in a sawing motion is highly recommended. Take the floss to the point where the teeth meet the gums.
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I am 16 year old. Whenever I drink cold drink my teeth has pain hardly. Why?

BDS
Dentist,
I am 16 year old. Whenever I drink cold drink my teeth has pain hardly. Why?
May be you are suffering from dentinal hypersensitivity. Get checked by your dentist and get the treatment done.
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How much and how many times to brush

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 much and how many times to brush
Brush thoroughly twice a day. Tooth brushing should take between two and three minutes.
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I have pain in my gums and getting blood while brushing my teeth, what should I do?

BDS
Dentist, Bhopal
I have pain in my gums and getting blood while brushing my teeth, what should I do?
Hii. I suggest you go for cleaning of your teeth and gums after that do brushing twice daily, drink more water, take fruits also.
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BDS
Dentist, Motihari
What's in Your Mouth?
To understand what happens when your teeth decay, it's helpful to know what's in your mouth naturally. Here are a few of the elements:

Saliva ? Your mouth and teeth are constantly bathed in saliva. We never give much thought to our spit, but this fluid is remarkable for what it does to help protect our oral health. Saliva keeps teeth and other parts of your mouth moist and washes away bits of food. Saliva contains minerals that strengthen teeth. It includes buffering agents. They reduce the levels of acid that can decay teeth. Saliva also protects against some viruses and bacteria.

Plaque ? Plaque is a soft, gooey substance that sticks to the teeth a bit like jam sticks to a spoon. Like the slime that clings to the bottom of a swimming pool, plaque is a type of biofilm. It contains large numbers of closely packed bacteria, components taken from saliva, and bits of food. Also in the mix are bacterial byproducts and white blood cells. Plaque grows when bacteria attach to the tooth and begin to multiply. Plaque starts forming right after a tooth is cleaned. Within an hour, there's enough to measure. As time goes on, the plaque thickens. Within two to six hours, the plaque teems with bacteria that can cause cavities and periodontal (gum) disease.

Calculus ? If left alone long enough, plaque absorbs minerals from saliva. These minerals form crystals and harden into calculus. Then new plaque forms on top of existing calculus. This new layer can also become hard.

Bacteria ? We have many types of bacteria in our mouths. Some bacteria are good; they help control destructive bacteria. When it comes to decay, Streptococcus mutans and Lactobacilli are the bacteria that cause the most damage to teeth.

How Your Teeth Decay
The bacteria in your mouth need food to live and multiply. When you eat sugary foods, or even starches such as rice, the bacteria use them as food, too. The bacteria then produce acids that can dissolve tooth enamel (outer layer of the tooth).

It's not just candy and ice cream we're talking about. All carbohydrate foods eventually break down into simple sugars. Some of this process begins in the mouth.

Foods that break down into simple sugars in the mouth are called fermentable carbohydrates. These include the obvious sugary foods, such as cookies, cakes, soft drinks and candy. But they also include pretzels, crackers, bananas, potato chips and breakfast cereals.

Bacteria in your mouth turn the sugars in these foods into acids. These acids begin to dissolve the mineral crystals in teeth. The more times you eat each day, the more times your teeth are exposed to an acid attack.

This attack can lead to tooth decay, also known as dental caries or cavities. First, the acid begins to dissolve calcium and phosphate crystals inside a tooth. A white spot may appear on the enamel in this weakened area. But the loss of minerals develops beneath the surface of the enamel. The surface may still be smooth.

At this stage, the tooth can be repaired with the help of fluoride, proteins and minerals (calcium and phosphate) in the saliva. The saliva also helps reduce the acid levels from bacteria that attack the tooth.

Once the decay breaks through the enamel to cause a cavity, the damage is permanent. A dentist must clean out the decay and fill the cavity. Left untreated, the decay will get worse. It can destroy a tooth all the way through the enamel, through the inside dentin layer and down to the pulp or nerve of the tooth. That's why it is important to treat caries at a very early stage, when the process can be reversed.

Types of Decay
Young children can get a type of decay called baby bottle tooth decay or early childhood caries. It destroys enamel quickly. This type of decay is common in children who are put to sleep with a bottle of milk or juice. The bottle exposes the teeth constantly to carbohydrates through the night. Bacteria can grow rapidly and produce acid that decays teeth.

Decay can become worse if the parent does not clean the child's teeth. It can eat through enamel and leave a large cavity in a matter of months.

In older adults, the exposed roots of teeth can develop cavities. This is called root caries. Older adults are more likely to have receding gums caused by years of hard brushing or periodontal disease. They also are more likely to have dry mouth (xerostomia). The decrease in saliva results in less protection of the teeth. This increases the risk of decay. Many common medicines can cause dry mouth. Be sure to ask the doctor or pharmacist if any of your medicines cause dry mouth.

Decay can form beneath fillings or other tooth repairs, such as crowns. Sometimes bacteria and bits of food can slip between the tooth and a filling or crown. This can happen if the filling cracks or pulls away from the tooth, leaving a gap.

Preventing Cavities
Do you or your family members get cavities often? Dental research has found out that certain factors can affect your risk of tooth decay. These factors include:

The current number of decayed or filled teeth
Your fluoride exposure, including fluoride in drinking water, toothpaste and rinses, and fluoride treatments in the dental office
Parents or siblings with dental decay
How well you take care of your teeth
The amount of saliva and the balance of minerals, enzymes and buffering agents it contains
How often and what types of foods you eat (especially fermentable carbohydrates)
Ask your dentist about the best ways to reduce your risks and limit dental decay.

To prevent your teeth from decaying, you can do three things:

Strengthen your teeth's defenses with fluoride, sealants and agents that contain calcium and phosphate ions.
Have your dentist or dental hygienist place sealants on your back teeth.
Reduce the number of bacteria in your mouth.
Fluoride penetrates into teeth. It strengthens them by replacing minerals that acid has removed. The benefits of fluoride to teeth were first discovered in the 1930s. Dentists started to notice that people who drank water that naturally contained fluoride had less tooth decay. In 1945, communities started to add fluoride to water supplies. Adding fluoride to water systems has been the most successful cavity prevention method to date.

In the early 1960s, fluoride also began to be added to toothpaste. This also had a major impact on cavity prevention. Now almost all toothpastes contain fluoride. Everyone should brush with a fluoride toothpaste every day. Dental offices sometimes recommend higher levels of fluoride in toothpastes, gels and mouth rinses for both children and adults.

Sealants are protective coatings placed over the tops of the back teeth ? molars. They block bacteria and acids from sticking in the tiny grooves on the chewing surfaces of these teeth. Sealants can be placed in adults and children. Children can have sealants placed on their permanent molars once they come in, around age 6. Sometimes they are also used on primary (baby) molars. Dentists can put sealants on molars with signs of early decay, as long as the decay hasn't broken through the enamel.

You can never get rid of all the bacteria in your mouth. But you can take steps to control and disrupt the bacteria so they don't attack your teeth:

Brush twice a day.
Floss daily.
Reduce the number of times each day that you consume fermentable carbohydrates.
Some mouthwashes reduce bacteria in your mouth. This can help prevent decay. Chewing sugarless gums, especially those with xylitol, can help reduce the number of bacteria that cause cavities and increase the flow of saliva.

Most importantly, visit your dentist regularly. Then the dentist can find any decay early, when it can be treated and reversed.
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BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
 Rinse or chew gum after meals. In addition to brushing and flossing, rinsing your mouth with an antibacterial rinse can help prevent decay and gum problems. Chewing sugar-free gum after a meal can also protect by increasing saliva flow, which naturally washes bacteria away and neutralizes acid.
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Cost of tooth bridge for 5 teeth & the quality available.

MDS Endodontist
Dentist,
Cost varies depending on the material used. Ptions are: all metal, porcelain fused to metal and all ceramic.
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I am 21 year old male having dental cavity's problems. What should i do ? Please advice.

MDS Prosthodontics, BDS, Medicine
Dentist, Mohali
I am 21 year old male having dental cavity's problems. What should i do ? Please advice.
Cavity means your tooth is decayed...you have to prevent it otherwise you can loose your tooth or you might have to get root canal treatment done in future to save it. Get you tooth examined and if the cavity isnt deep then it can treated by simple tooth filling.
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I am 3o years old. And I have some teeth problem. My front teeth are very loose even there is smell and soiling. They giving regularly pain.

BDS
Dentist, Bangalore
I am 3o years old. And I have some teeth problem. My front teeth are very loose even there is smell and soiling. They...
It is possible to recover from having loose teeth. However, you don't have time to waste! loose teeth or teeth shifting around in the mouth is a sure sign that gum disease has been active in the mouth for years. The teeth become loose when the bone and ligament that holds them in place is being destroyed. The truth is that if a person with loose teeth doesn't change their course, their teeth are going to drop out of their mouth one at a time. Gum disease generally develops because of improper brushing and flossing habits, although underlying medical conditions may have a correlation to greater incidence. The bacteria that are found in the mouth as a result of these poor habits begin to affect the surrounding bone and tissues below the gumline. Consult a periodontist at the earliest.
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I have teeth problem. They are irregular shaped. Two in the front are big and some small. Please suggest any way other than braces and it also should not have any future problem. Thankyou.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I have teeth problem. They are irregular shaped. Two in the front are big and some small. Please suggest any way othe...
Either the bigger teeth can be reshaped to a smaller one oe the smaller tooth can be build-up into a bigger one.Both requires artificial capping over your natural tooth.No need of braces.
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I got root canal done in one of my teeth, but I am not able to eat by that teeth it pais.

BDS, CDE Endo-Prostho, CDE - Cast Partial & Complete Dentures
Dentist, Pune
I got root canal done in one of my teeth, but I am not able to eat by that teeth it pais.
Hello, get it checked from a dentist, if there are any high points, get it reduced. If there are is any infection get it treated.
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I am having constant mouth ulcers please give me some solutions which are easily applicable.

MBBS
General Physician, Surat
I am having constant mouth ulcers please give me some solutions which are easily applicable.
Take simple food avoid hot and spicy food b complex tablet hexigel cream to be applied inside the mouth.
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How to improve and strong my teeth for long life. I m 35 year old. I am using regular tambakoo manjan since 20 years. My teeth is yellow and black. Please suggest.

BDS (GOLD MEDALIST)
Dentist, Jamshedpur
How to improve and strong my teeth for long life. I m 35 year old. I am using regular tambakoo manjan since 20 years....
First you have to quit that tobacco manual like things because it contains tobacco which is dangerous for oral health. It can cause stains, wakening of tooth structure and cancer also. Brush regularly two times. Bleaching will help you in this regard.
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I am 20 year old boy and I am tired of my bad breath. I have tried alot of things but its getting fixed. Tell me something.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Noida
Follow advises 1. Drink lot of water 2. You can use good quality neem soap like himalaya 3. Wear proper washed cloth 4. You can use god quality tel com or deodorant 5. Dry your towel completely and change in 4-5 days 6. Prefer cotton cloth than synthetic 7. Vinegar can be used in various ways to control body odor. Lemon juice also fight against body odor-causing bacteria.
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Whenever I sleep I got saliva coming from mouth. I do not know how this happen but my whole pillow become wet due to saliva coming from my mouth. Please help me regarding this.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
Whenever I sleep I got saliva coming from mouth. I do not know how this happen but my whole pillow become wet due to ...
Although excessive saliva is not too common, there are a number of conditions that can cause it - some harmless, others more serious. It is possible that your saliva problems are just a result of the way you speak. Some people speak faster or slower than others, just as some people blink more often, breathe faster, or have a more rapid heartbeat. This may just be what's normal for you. Since it is negatively affecting your life, I suggest your problem can be ignored. However there are medical conditions that causes excessive salivation injection glycopyrrolate reduces secretions in the mouth, throat, airway, and stomach.
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Some strong layer has been gathered on my teeth. What I have to do for removing it?

BDS
Dentist, Navi Mumbai
Some strong layer has been gathered on my teeth. What I have to do for removing it?
Hello. That strong layer is known as calculus. Plaque or food debris that have been accumulated for a long time become that strong layer. You can get that removed by scaling.
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Even after cleaning the same problem gum bleeding intermitently.Please advise. .

Certification in Full Mouth Rehabilitation, Post-Graduate Certificate in Oral Implantology (PGCOI), M.Sc - Master of Oral Implantology (MOI), Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist,
You may need deep cleaning after opening of gums called flap surgery for gums.Visit better dentist for check up.
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