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Dr. Meghana Raj

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I have been getting blood from upper right side of Gums.especially when i went to Bath room bleeds some what But this is not happens Daily. It appears weekly couple or third.

Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
It could be because of deposition on teeth so get that cleaning done by dentist and after that maintain oral hygiene and your problem will be solved
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Why Dental Cleaning and Polishing???

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
Why Dental Cleaning and Polishing???

What are dental cleanings (scale and polish) and why have them?

Dental cleanings involve removing plaque (soft, sticky, bacteria infested film) and tartar (calculus) deposits that have built up on the teeth over time. Your teeth are continually bathed in saliva which contains calcium and other substances which help strengthen and protect the teeth. While this is a good thing, it also means that we tend to get a build-up of calcium deposits on the teeth. This chalky substance will eventually build up over time, like limescale in a pipe or kettle. Usually, it is tooth coloured and can easily be mistaken as part of the teeth, but it also can vary from brown to black in colour.

If the scale or calculus (tartar, as dentists like to call it) is allowed to accumulate on the teeth it will, unfortunately, provide the right conditions for bacteria to thrive next to the gums. The purpose of the cleaning and polishing is basically to leave the surfaces of the teeth clean and smooth so that bacteria are unable to stick to them and you have a better chance of keeping the teeth clean during your regular home care.Also it leaves your teeth feeling lovely and smooth and clean, which is nice when you run your tongue around them. Actually, come to think of it, there's nothing worse than someone you fancy running their tongue around your teeth and finding a piece of spinach or something! Still, if they're hungry

The professional cleaning of teeth is sometimes referred to as prophylaxis (orprophy for short). It's a Greek word which means 'to prevent beforehand' - in this case, it helps prevent gum disease.

How are dental cleanings done?

The dental hygienist or dentist uses specialized instruments to gently remove these deposits without harming the teeth. The instruments which may be used during your cleaning, and what they feel like, are described below.

Ultrasonic instrument

Commonly used first is an ultrasonic instrument which uses tickling vibrations to knock larger pieces of tartar loose. It also sprays a cooling mist of water while it works to wash away debris and keep the area at a proper temperature. The device typically emits a humming or high pitched whistling sound. This may seem louder than it actually is because the sound may get amplified inside your head, just like when you put an electric toothbrush into your mouth.

The ultrasonic instrument tips are curved and rounded and are always kept in motion around the teeth. They are by no means sharp since their purpose is to knock tartar loose and not to cut into the teeth. It is best to inform the operator if the sensations are too strong or ticklish so that they can adjust the setting appropriately on the device or modify the pressure applied.

With larger deposits that have hardened on, it can take some time to remove these, just like trying to remove baked-on grime on a stove that has been left over a long time. So your cleaning may take longer than future cleanings. Imagine not cleaning a house for six months versus cleaning it every week. The six-month job is going to take longer than doing smaller weekly jobs.

Fine hand tools

Once the larger pieces of tartar are gone, the dental worker will switch to finer hand tools (called scalers and curettes in dental-speak) to remove smaller deposits and smoothen the tooth surfaces. These tools are curved and shaped to match the curves of the teeth. They allow smaller tartar deposits to be removed bycarefully scraping them off with a gentle to moderate amount of pressure. Just like taking a scrubbing brush to a soiled pot, the dental worker has to get the areas clean and smooth.

Polishing

Once all the surfaces are smooth, the dental worker may polish your teeth. Polishing is done using a slow speed handpiece with a soft rubber cup that spins on the end. Prophylaxis (short for prophy) paste - a special gritty toothpaste-like material - is scooped up like ice cream into the cup and spun around on the teeth to make them shiny smooth.

Fluoride


Your dentist may also apply fluoride. This is the final, and my favorite part of the dental cleaning! Fluoride comes in many different flavours such as chocolate, mint, strawberry, cherry, watermelon, pina colada and can be mixed and matched just like ice cream at a parlour for a great taste sensation! Make no mistake though, this in-office fluoride treatment is meant for topical use only on the surfaces of the teeth and swallowing excessive amounts can give a person a tummy ache as it is not meant to be ingested.

Fluoride foam or gel is then placed into small, flexible foam trays and placed over the teeth for 30 seconds. Afterwards, the patient is directed to spit as much out as possible into a saliva ejector. The fluoride helps to strengthen the teeth since the acids from bacteria in dental tartar and plaque will have weakened the surfaces. It is best not to eat, drink or rinse for 30 minutes after the fluoride has been applied.

Is it going to be painful?

Most people find that cleanings are painless, and find the sensations described above - tickling vibrations, the cooling mist of water, and the feeling of pressure during 'scraping' - do not cause discomfort. A lot of people even report that they enjoy cleanings and the lovely smooth feel of their teeth afterwards! There may be odd zingy sensations, but many people don't mind as they only last a nanosecond.

Be sure to let your dentist/hygienist know if you find things are getting too uncomfortable for your liking. They can recommend various options to make the cleaning more enjoyable.

Painful cleaning experiences can be caused by a number of things: a rough dentist or hygienist, exposed dentine (not dangerous, but can make cleanings unpleasant), or sore gum tissues.

In case you may have had painful cleaning experiences in the past, switching to a gentle hygienist/dentist and perhaps a spot of nitrous oxide can often make all the difference. You could also choose to be numbed. If you find the scaling a bit uncomfortable because the gum tissues (rather than the teeth themselves) are sensitive, topical numbing gels can be used.

 

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Iam started brushing my teeth twice a day, morn n at night 6 months ago. But still my teeth have yellow coloured. How can I make it whiter?

BDS
Dentist, Bangalore
Iam started brushing my teeth twice a day, morn n at night 6 months ago. But still my teeth have yellow coloured. How...
There are several causes of tooth discoloration, including: foods/drinks. Coffee, tea, colas, wines, and certain fruits and vegetables (for example, apples and potatoes) can stain your teeth. Poor dental hygiene. Inadequate brushing and flossing. 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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I have dental problems in 4 days very badly what I do now and tell me which is better seal or teeth removing.

MDS - Periodontics, BDS
Dentist, Ahmedabad
I have dental problems in 4 days very badly what I do now and tell me which is better seal or teeth removing.
It depends upon which tooth it is. And how much is the decay. Its always advisable to save the tooth if ppossible. So you need to see a dentist. Only after seeing the case. It is possible to advise.
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My teeth are unsized. And an odour smell comes out of my mouth. What shall I do. Please suggest me as soon as possible.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
Kindly consult a dentist in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations to decide upon treatment. You may need braces & deep cleaning along with surgical, gum strengthening. Advance procedures can be done with laser too. You may consult me in person. 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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Respected sir/madam, when I brush and rinse the mouth a drop of blood come out. It happens only in the morning. No any injury. Please suggest why it happens and what to do?

MDS - Periodontics
Dentist, Thane
A simple cleaning of teeth should be sufficient for reducing the bleeding from gums. It generally happens due to accumulation of things in between your gums and teeth.
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Frequently I'm getting fever and my teeth are yellow with pain chin how can I overcome these problems?

MDS - Periodontics, BDS
Dentist, Amravati
Frequently I'm getting fever and my teeth are yellow with pain chin how can I overcome these problems?
Yellowness of the teeth can be cured to some extend by scaling (professional teeth cleaning) and dental bleaching.
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Mere teeth mein bhut problem horhi ha dard rehte ha masoide pain nhi jata please tell me kya kru

MDS - Orthodontics
Dentist,
Dear, for gum disease its better to perform good mouth hygiene after getting your tooth cleaned from dentist secondly about pain of tooth need go for through examination about the nature and cause of pain followed by treatment. So consult your dentist.
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For healthy teeth and gums

B H M S, MD
Homeopath, Thrissur
For healthy teeth and gums
Coconut oil is a natural antibiotic. You can make oil pulling with pure coconut oil for 15 minutes in the morning or the night and spit of the oil after 15minutes. It will loose its oily nature after 15 min.

Hi I am 20 years old and my gums are black on upper side. Is it create any problem in future? I brush twice a day.

BDS, FICOI, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE)
Dentist, Bangalore
Hi I am 20 years old and my gums are black on upper side.
Is it create any problem in future?
I brush twice a day.
It is a melanin pigmentation, it is natural so nothing to worry, if you don't want that then it can be removed by Laser Depigmentation technique, visit nearby dentist so that he will educate you more and you can get your pink gums back :)
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P.G. DIPLOMA IN ENDODONTICS, FELLOWSHIP IN AESTHETIC DENTISTRY, BDS
Dentist, Siliguri
Tongue cleaning is as important as brushing. Clean your tongue everytime you brush to reduce accumulation of deposits, which can lead to bad odour.

Some of my front teeth come out a bit. Not much. Can pressing them regularly make them straight or is there a need to put on braces for them? Im 20 years old. Please advise. Thank you.

Dentist, Gurgaon
Some of my front teeth come out a bit. Not much. Can pressing them regularly make them straight or is there a need to...
Hello, pressing the teeth is not the solution for the same. You actually need to visit the orthodontist for thorough check up and further treatment.
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My teeth is very yellow please give me suggestion to remove to yellow color from teeth.

BDS (GOLD MEDALIST)
Dentist, Jamshedpur
My teeth is very yellow please give me suggestion to remove to yellow color from teeth.
You need to go for scaling and bleaching. Avoid too much tea, coffee and chocolate. Tobacco products, alcohol and smoking also cause staining so avoid these if you take. Brush regularly two times daily. Rinse your mouth after each meal.
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Is root canal treatment can be done for dead teeth? After root canal, how many days cap can be fixed.

BDS
Dentist, Kolar
Is root canal treatment can be done for dead teeth? After root canal, how many days cap can be fixed.
Root canal procedure removes all dead tissues inside your teeth n restores your chewing. So go ahead n get your rct done. After rct, capping has to b done within 30 days of time to avoid re infection n fracture of treated tooth. Once your pain n other symptoms after rct subsides, capping can b immediately done.
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I had a sensitivity problem and also pain problem in my teeth. I am 23 year old boy.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I had a sensitivity problem and also pain problem in my teeth. I am 23 year old boy.
Homoeopathic tooth paste HYPERICUM 1X ( Wilmar Schwabe India ) Chew 1 tab twice daily Homoeodent tooth paste ( SBL) HEKLALAVA TOOTH POWDER ( WHEEZAL) Use at night Precautions 1.Afways scrub teeth with above powder before sleep at night 2.Avoid extreme hot and cold things 3.Avoid sour things 4.Rinse your mouth with RINSEOUT ( SBL) ,everytime you eat or drink anything during the day.
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I have yellow teeth. I asked doctors but they told me that their nature is yellow. Can I have white teeth suggest.

MDS Prosthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
I have yellow teeth. I asked doctors but they told me that their nature is yellow. Can I have white teeth suggest.
Hello lybrate-user. Yellowish white is the natural colour of tooth. You can go for bleaching technique which gives your teeth white colour. You can get this done once in a year or two. See a dentist and get the needful done.
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I am 24 years male and I am having problem with my tongue. I am getting white and red patches on tongue without pain.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
I am 24 years male and I am having problem with my tongue. I am getting white and red patches on tongue without pain.
I need to look at it and need to have more details about you. Like your habits if any such as smoking and tambaku sevan. Etc. And other details. For starter you can take homoeopathic medicine Natrum Mur 200 1 dose stat and report after 1 week.
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I'm 29 years old. Regularly I'm feeling pain in my teeth's mostly in the evenings. It will not be for much time, when I drink or eat pain will go off. This is happening almost every evening. The pain is in whole left upper side. Please advice any medicine.

BDS, MDS
Dentist, Asansol
For medicine you can always go for painkillers. But first visit a dentist for the diagnosis and treatment otherwise later on you have to go for removal of those tooth.
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MDS, Advanced Aesthetics
Dentist, Bangalore
Diet for ' Healthy smile '-1
Avoid chewy candy in your diet as they tend to stick to your enamel for a longer time localizing the sugars there.
Any food in moderation is good. So even an occasional candy is good for your teeth!
Dr Jayanthi N
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BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
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