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Dr. Kumar

MDS

Dentist, Bangalore

14 Years Experience
Dr. Kumar MDS Dentist, Bangalore
14 Years Experience
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I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning....more
I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning.
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Dr. Kumar is one of the best Dentists in Basavanagudi, Bangalore. He has had many happy patients in his 14 years of journey as a Dentist. He is a qualified MDS . You can visit him at Khincha dental centre in Basavanagudi, Bangalore. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Kumar on Lybrate.com.

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MDS - Karnataka Medical College - 2003
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BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Keeping your brush at a 45 degree angle while brushing so that the bristles do not hurt your gums.

Importance of Brushing With Tooth Paste!

MDS, BDS
Dentist, Delhi
Importance of Brushing With Tooth Paste!

Brushing with toothpaste is important for several reasons. 

  • First and foremost, a toothpaste and a correct brushing action work to remove plaque, a sticky, harmful film of bacteria that grows on your teeth that cause cavities, gum disease, and eventual tooth loss if not controlled. 
  • Second, toothpaste contains fluoride, which makes the entire tooth structure more resistant to decay and promotes remineralization, which aids in repairing early decay before the damage can even be seen. 
  • Third, special ingredients in toothpaste help to clean and polish the teeth and remove stains over time. Fourth, toothpaste help freshen breath and leave your mouth with a clean feeling.

What type of toothpaste should I use?

 As long as your toothpaste contains fluoride, the brand you buy really does not matter, neither does whether or not it is in the paste, gel or even powder form or containing a certain flavor. All fluoride toothpaste work effectively to fight plaque and cavities and clean and polish tooth enamel. Your toothpaste brand should bear the ADA (American Dental Association) seal of approval on the container, which means that adequate evidence of safety and efficacy have been demonstrated in controlled, clinical trials.

If your teeth are hypersensitive to hot or cold, consider trying a toothpaste designed for sensitive teeth. These "desensitizing" toothpaste, which contains strontium chloride or potassium nitrate, protect exposed dentin by blocking the tubes in the teeth that are connected to nerves. Desensitizing pastes must be used for at least one month before any therapeutic effects are felt.

Toothpaste containing baking soda and/or hydrogen peroxide (which are both good cleansing agents) give the teeth and mouth a clean, fresh, pleasant feeling that can offer an incentive to brush more, but fluoride is the true active ingredient at work protecting your teeth. Some prefer a tartar-control toothpaste containing pyrophosphates to prevent the build-up of soft calculus (tartar) deposits on their teeth. New pastes offer advanced whitening formulas aimed at safely removing stains to make teeth brighter and shinier, although they can't nearly match the effectiveness of a professional bleaching formula administered or prescribed by a dentist.

How much should I use?

Contrary to what toothpaste commercials show, the amount of paste or gel needed on your brush for effective cleaning does not have to be a heaping amount. Simply squeeze a pea-sized dab of paste on the top half of your brush. If you brush correctly, holding the toothbrush at a 45-degree angle and brush inside, outside and between your teeth, the paste should foam enough to cover all of your teeth. Children under age 6, however, should be given a very small, baby pea-sized dab of toothpaste on their brush. 

Is brushing with toothpaste enough to fight cavities and gum disease?

No. Although brushing thoroughly after each meal helps, flossing your teeth every day to remove plaque and food particles between teeth and at the gumline is just as important. Studies show that plaque will regrow on teeth that are completely clean within three to four hours of brushing.

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MDS
Dentist, Nashik
The milk teeth of every child need to be cleaned thoroughly. For this purpose they should use a toothbrush with a small round head and soft bristles.

If do oral sex is safe or not. Yesterday I one news paper give article on oral sex. They told that it danger for health n possibility cancer n mobilsr Kindly give suggestion in brief.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Lucknow
If do oral sex is safe or not. Yesterday I one news paper give article on oral sex. They told that it danger for heal...
Oral sex is not harmful and not fenifit to you. It's your choice do or not to DO. If you interested then it's sure before you do this, that your partner is completely free of STD infection. It not causes CANCER.
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I have a bad tooth ache towards the end of my jaw. It seems it is wisdom tooth but how do I confirm and make sure it is not infection?

BDS
Dentist,
To rule out infection you will need to check the area around the tooth. It will be swollen, red and painful to touch if it's infected. It's always better to get it checked as other teeth in the area might also give pain if there is decay. It may or may be visible clearly.
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Certified Implantologist
Dentist, Ahmedabad
You can exercise for healthier gums as well. Gently bite down so as to make sure that your teeth make a clinking sound when they meet. Repeat this 30 to 40 times continously. This exercise will stimulate the flow of blood and will keep your gums healthy.
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MDS
Dentist, Nellore
Sugary foods should be consumed in limited quantities as the bacteria in dental plaque changes them into acids.
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Oral Health Tip

MDS, Certificate in implantology
Dentist, Delhi
Oral Health Tip
Brushing twice a day using electronic brush for 3 min. Gives excellent results for healthy dentition.

How can I overcome my teeth problems. Like gum issues, to make teeth strong. Please advise.

oral implantology, BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
How can I overcome my teeth problems. Like gum issues, to make teeth strong.
Please advise.
Get your teeth cleaned professionally by scaling and polishing. maintain oral hygiene by brushing twice a day and use mouthwash regularly.
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I am 25 years old and I am facing a lots of dental problems like gums n cavity. I have two crowns also. In one crown I m feeling lots of pain suggest me whay to do for pain relief n protect my teeth from gums n cavity.

orthodontic deploma, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), Advanced Aesthetics, BDS
Dentist, Ranchi
An intraoral periapical x ray for the crown that pains,temporary relief by taking KETOROL DT,brush properly twice daily and visit your dentist
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Can I use backing soda and lemon to remove my teeth tartar nd plaque, is thr any side effect please help me Dr.

BDS, CDE Endo-Prostho, CDE - Cast Partial & Complete Dentures
Dentist, Pune
Can I use backing soda and lemon to remove my teeth tartar nd plaque, is thr any side effect please help me Dr.
Hello, 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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Hii I am 23 years old. I had a case of RCT in my maxillary 2nd molar. Due to some busy schedule I did not find time to go for treatment. But now its in a condition of grade 1 mobility. Will I be able to save that tooth with RCT or any other option? please help.

oral implantology, BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
Hii I am 23 years old. I had a case of RCT in my maxillary 2nd molar. Due to some busy schedule I did not find time t...
When was it advised for RCT. it actually depends on bone level. get one x ray IOPAR done.if there is not much of bone loss,we can save it. in case of bone loss it is difficult to save the tooth.
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Always use soft bristles toothbrush and teeth brushing should be done 2 to 3 minutes

BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
Always use soft bristles toothbrush and teeth brushing should be done 2 to 3 minutes
Always use soft bristles toothbrush and teeth brushing should be done 2 to 3 minutes. Because hard toothbrush and lengthy cleaning time cause the abrasion of teeth which can make your teeth sensitive.
Clean your front teeth in a vertical motion and back teeth in circular motion.
Always clean your tongue with tongue cleaner.
Never use needle, match stick, wooden stick etc to remove food in between teeth because these things can cause gums inflammation resulting in pocket formation.
Have a good smile.
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Can Toothaches Be Prevented?

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Can Toothaches Be Prevented?

Since most toothaches are the result of tooth decay, following good oral hygiene practices can prevent toothaches.

Good oral hygiene practices consist of brushing regularly with a fluoride-containing toothpaste, flossing once daily, rinsing once or twice a day with an antiseptic mouthwash, and seeing your dentist twice a year for professional cleaning.

In addition to these practices, eat foods low in sugar and ask us about sealants. Sealants are a great solution when it comes to safeguard your teeth.

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Due to chewing of tobacco I am not able to open my mouth properly please help me.

MBA (Healthcare), BDS
Dentist, Chennai
first quit the habit. then minor restrictions can be corrected by medication or injections itself if full mouth restricted needs some laser surgery
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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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Hello Doctor I am 21 years old and my tongue can't completely come outside from mouth due to some joint (like a thin wire) under my tongue and mouth. This results that's sometimes I can't pronunciate some words clearly. Especially word include "r" Does any thing possible so that I would pronunciate words clearly and can get it outside from mouth like others! please suggest something!

MDS, BDS
Dentist, Bangalore
Hello Doctor
I am 21 years old and my tongue can't completely come outside from mouth due to some joint (like a thin ...
If it's a tongue tie. Like a band attaching the tongue to the floor of the mouth. It can be easily corrected. Consult a dentist. Once we relieve the attachment and start with tongue exercises you will be fine.
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B.D.S. (Dental Surgeon) , House Surgeon
Dentist,
Soft drinks, cordials and fruit juices should be consumed in a limited quantity because they are acidic in nature. Acidic food or drinks often soften the tooth material which leads to the dissolution of minerals into the tooth enamel, resulting in cavities (holes).

I want to ask for my mother whose age is 47.She has to change her teeth because she is not able to eat comfortably. But when she tried to change her original teeth she got high blood pressure so what is the suggestions from your side to her.

B.D.S
Dentist, Jaipur
Discomfort in chewing. Changing your teeth is not the only solution there are many other thing which u can go for that will save the natural integrity too.
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