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Dr. Nakkul

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Dr. Nakkul is a popular Dentist in Old Guddadahalli, Bangalore. You can consult Dr. Nakkul at Teeth line Clinic in Old Guddadahalli, Bangalore. Book an appointment online with Dr. Nakkul and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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My teeth are very dirty by pan masala, please tell me the best solution to clean my teeth.

BDS, CDE Endo-Prostho, CDE - Cast Partial & Complete Dentures
Dentist, Pune
My teeth are very dirty by pan masala, please tell me the best solution to clean my teeth.
Hello, Visit a dentist and get your scaling and polishing done. Brush your teeth twice daily, night brushing is very important. Floss regularly. Rinse after every meal. Visit dentist every 6 months.
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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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I want to fix my four four head teeth. Due to cavity have to plugged out very early.

BDS
Dentist, Akola
I want to fix my four four head teeth. Due to cavity have to plugged out very early.
Now a days implant is the best option in this teeth are permanently fix in bone you can try for it after all your investigations are normal.
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I used to eat tobacco, but now I have quit it, is there anyway by which I can clean my teeth which have become reddish due to tobacco, is there anything I can do at home to clean my teeth and make it white as it was before.

BDS, MDS-Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Dental oncology Training, Diploma in Cosmetic Dentistry
Dentist, Mumbai
I used to eat tobacco, but now I have quit it, is there anyway by which I can clean my teeth which have become reddis...
Tobacco stains are quite tough and do not go away with home remedies. Will need scaling and treatment with bleaching to remove the stains Feel Free to contact me if you want to discuss this further.
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My gum line is receding though my teeth are in good shape and look healthy. Please advise. Thanks.

BDS; MHA
Dentist,
My gum line is receding though my teeth are in good shape and look healthy. Please advise. Thanks.
Change your brusing technique for proper brushing technique for you visit your dentist get it learn.
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What is the proper technique of brushing and how to gum massage and how much time.

Bachelor of Dental Surgery
Dentist, Allahabad
What is the proper technique of brushing and how to gum massage and how much time.
Anterior tooth brushing should done by circular motion. And posterior tooth by strait motion. Inner and outer all sides of tooth should be clean by brush. Soft or ultra soft brush should be use. Avoid pressure application while brushing. Teeth should be brush applying gentle pressure. 3 to 4 minute time is good for brushing.
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My tooth shape is not proper. Is there any way out t o get proper shape? My self sandip Age-25.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
My tooth shape is not proper. Is there any way out t o get proper shape?
My self sandip
Age-25.
Kindly consult an orthodontist in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations (Model study, Full mouth & profile x-ray) & clinical examination to decide upon treatment. You may need fixed / removable braces. Requirements may depends on the age, complaint, duration of the treatment & affordability. Cost of cosmetic dentistry (braces) varies with dentist. You may consult me in person.
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My teeth has become very yellow how can I get rid of this yellowness please tell me .or any medicine which can help me.

Masters of Dental Surgery in Oral Medicine & Radiology
Dentist, Hyderabad
My teeth has become very yellow how can I get rid of this yellowness please tell me .or any medicine which can help me.
There is no such medicine which can make your teeth white. First you have to go to dentist for cleaning and polishing and if required bleacing if you are suffering from flourosis.
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I got eruption of wisdom teeth and I got tonsillitis from last 8 days, I prescribed augmentin 625 by doctor for 5 days. During that days I felt better but now again it causing problem specially in right side of buccal cavity Pls suggest me what to do.

Certificate in Basic Course on Diabetes Management, CCEBDM Certificate in Diabetes, MBBS
General Physician, Pune
Tonsils and Wisdom tooth are long duration recurrent problems. Antibiotic resisatce makes it difficult. Keep changing Antibiotics. Take full course. For wisdom tooth consult Dental or oral surgeon for permanently removal. Same with Tonsil Talk to ENT specialist
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I am suffering with mouth ulcer. Can anyone suggest a immediate treatment/remedie.

Advanced Aesthetics, BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Hi, there are various reasons for mouth ulcers it could be because of spicy food, medications, bad digestion, eating hard food etc. You can go for professional check up to get the exact cause and solution for the same.
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