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Dr. Prabhakar Naik

Dentist, Bangalore

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Sir. I am suffering a lot from mouth ulcer. It's too painful what is the treatment for and y the mouth ulcers occurs.

BDS
Dentist, Delhi
Sir. I am suffering a lot from mouth ulcer. It's too painful what is the treatment for and y the mouth ulcers occurs.
You shouldcut dowm spicy food .and have lot of liquid diet ,for medication you need to consult me on private consultation
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How Acidic Foods Affect Your Teeth

MDS Prosthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
How Acidic Foods Affect Your Teeth

We all got together to indulge into our favourite foods this holiday season, where platter overflowed with sweet, spicy and acidic foods. However, when it comes to teeth, sugar isn’t the only culprit that cause tooth decay. High levels of acid in everyday foods and drinks are equally harmful. Lemons to wine, high-acid foods and drinks erode your teeth, causing decay, sensitivity and discoloration. But that doesn’t mean you have to strike all acidic foods and drinks from your diet. The way you consume these items can lessen their damage on your teeth.

Tooth erosion:

It is a type of tooth wear where, the protective surface of your teeth or the enamel wears away exposing the underlying material, called dentin. This leaves your tooth vulnerable to tartar, plaque and bacteria, which cause decay.

Causes of tooth erosion:

Calcium is a key ingredient in building strong teeth. Unfortunately, exposing your teeth to acid can leach calcium from your enamel, causing this protective surface to break down. Foods which have Ph. below 5.0 to 5.7 are acidic. This acid can come from many sources, including the following:

· Carbonated drinks. All soft drinks, including “diet” options, contain high levels of acid that can easily dissolve your enamel.

· Wine. Whether you choose red, white or rosé, drinking wine will soften your enamel.

· Pickles. Which are traditionally seen in an Indian platter

· Fruit juice. The most acidic options include lemon, cranberry, orange and apple.

· Citric fruits. Snacking or sucking on lemons, oranges and limes can wear down your teeth.

· Candy. No sugary sweets are good for your teeth, but you should pay extra attention to avoid sour gummies and candies.

· Sugar. Even though sugar itself does not contain high levels of acidity, it promotes the growth of acid-creating bacteria in your mouth, creating an acidic environment.

· Stomach acid. Vomiting and reflux also can cause serious tooth damage when stomach acid comes into contact with your teeth. If you suffer from an eating disorder, acid reflux or a related condition, seek professional help.

Signs of tooth erosion

Acid wear may lead to serious dental problems. It is important to notice the signs of tooth erosion in its early stages (sensitivity and discoloration) before more severe damage occur, such as cracks, pain and decay.

· Sensitivity. As your teeth’s protective enamel wears away, you may feel a twinge of pain when you consume hot, cold or sweet food and drink. As more enamel is worn away, teeth become increasingly sensitive.

· Discoloration. Teeth can become increasingly yellow as the thinning enamel layer exposes the underlying dentin.

· Rounded teeth. Your teeth may have a rounded or “sand-blasted” look.

· Sharp edges. You might notice thinning of teeth with sharp edges which might cut your tongue and cheeks.

· Transparency. Your front teeth may appear slightly translucent near the edges.

· Cracks. Small cracks and roughness may appear at the edges of teeth.

· Cupping. Small dents may appear on the chewing surface of the teeth, and fillings may appear to be rising up out of the tooth.

What you can do to prevent tooth erosion

Follow these tips to reduce the effects of acid on your teeth.

· Eating higher pH. Food alongside. This helps in lowering the acidity. Includes food like nuts, cheese, oatmeal, mangoes, melons, banana, apples, eggs, vegetables, brown rice and whole grains.

· Eat with meals. Instead of snacking throughout the day, save acidic foods for mealtimes. This will reduce their contact with your teeth and help neutralize the acid by eating it with other foods.

· Wash down with water. Sip water alongside or after the acidic food or drink to wash it out of your mouth.

· Use a straw. While having acidic beverages, reduce their contact with your teeth by using a straw and finishing the drink quickly, instead of sipping over a long period of time.

· Say no to bubbles. Swap out carbonated drinks with water, milk or tea.

· Wait before brushing. Acid softens your enamel, so brushing immediately after eating or drinking high-acid foods or drinks can actually cause damage. Wait at least half an hour and then start brushing. In the meantime, you can always rinse your mouth with tap water.

· Quit smoking. Studies have showed that smokers are more prone to acidity leading to acid reflux and teeth erosion

· Professional help. See your dentist twice a year for dental cleaning and oral screening.

· Sugar free gums. Chewing on sugar free gums increase the saliva flow which, neutralise the acid and help the teeth to stay strong.

I heard a sound of loud popping when I opened my jaw. Also lit bit difficulty in chewing food, as I feel pressure in my temples. And sometimes I feel like grinding teeth. What is happening?

BDS, MDS Prosthodontics
Dentist, Delhi
I heard a sound of loud popping when I opened my jaw. Also lit bit difficulty in chewing food, as I feel pressure in ...
Hi lybrate-user, This problem at this age is very strange, you really need to visit a prosthodontist along with an opg. I suspect you with a TMJ disorder. If cured at this stage, it will help you later in life.
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I am a 70 year old male. I have an abscess on the gum near the tooth where root canal was done last year my dentist advise to extract the tooth as it is cracked. A course of antibiotics did not reduce the swelling can I save the tooth?

MDS
Dentist, Kota
I am a 70 year old male. I have an abscess on the gum near the tooth where root canal was done last year my dentist a...
Dear there are many things which can decide your treatment plan. As of now - if the tooth got crack below the gums level and can't be saved then go for extraction otherwise retreatment (rerct) can save the tooth.
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Teeth problem redness coming after brushing my teeth twice a day. I dont eat pan masala as well. Just eat the confectionary products.

Certification in Full Mouth Rehabilitation, Post-Graduate Certificate in Oral Implantology (PGCOI), M.Sc - Master of Oral Implantology (MOI), Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Rajkot
May be you have the pyorrhea for that you have to get your teeth clean by the dentist and also surgery of the gum if its require. you are welcome to, consult for more details.
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I need to have implant of all the teeth. I am 46 years of male currently in bengalaru. Where can be treatment?

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
I need to have implant of all the teeth. I am 46 years of male currently in bengalaru. Where can be treatment?
Hi Girish . Mumbai offers state of the art technology with great clinics and expert implantologists with aset up. See where you have your comfort level
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BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Diabetes Can Cause loss of Teeth

I have some problem in my tooth, I use various paste but I find blood in my teeth and feeling some pain in my teeth, sir can you please help me about this?

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
I have some problem in my tooth, I use various paste but I find blood in my teeth and feeling some pain in my teeth, ...
Hi Tapas . First need to understand if it is a gum bleed or a very deep cavity with exposed nerves will need treatment accordingly
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Mere frnt ke teeth ke niche ki jo skin hoti h wo normal se thodi niche h sirf 2 daat ki waha pain bi ho raha h. What to do?

BDS
Dentist, Ghaziabad
Mere frnt ke teeth ke niche ki jo skin hoti h wo normal se thodi niche h sirf 2 daat ki waha pain bi ho raha h. What ...
This is called gingival recession. There must be exposure of root surface. It could be due to collection of deposits. Kindely visit a dentist and get your cleaning done. After cleaning Rinse your mouth with warm salt water after every meal for one week - 10 days .Massage with desensitizing tooth paste for 5 min every day And use soft brush, Do not brush hard.
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Post-Graduate Certificate in Endodontics
Dentist, Cuttack
Discoloration of the teeth can be prevented by munching on foods like pears, apples, carrots or celery afterbrushing, as they trigger tooth-bathing saliva which helps in teeth whitening.

My son has teeth coming out he had cold from few days but from yesterday he has fever and today he vomit 3 times is there something to worry about pls suggest.

Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
My son has teeth coming out he had cold from few days but from yesterday he has fever and today he vomit 3 times is t...
it is not related to teeth eruption so dont worry about it i is just inlammation related any infection in the body
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I have two upper molar teeth missing three year ago, I had undergone a dental implant with sinus lift and bone grafting, but the same failed. What are other option for me now.

BDS
Dentist, Panchkula
I have two upper molar teeth missing three year ago, I had undergone a dental implant with sinus lift and bone grafti...
Apart from implants, there are removable cast partial dentures and fixed prosthesis i. E bridges. According to the condition of your bone and the kind of surrounding support of teeth and tissue the dentist can tell the best option for you. Consult the dentist for ideal treatment plan for you.
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I have recession in my lower teeth, what should I go for in order to prevent further recession and for strengthening and regrowth of gums so that they don't shake because I dont want to lose my teeth.

BDS
Dentist,
I have recession in my lower teeth, what should I go for in order to prevent further recession and for strengthening ...
Cause has to be checked first. It can b bad occlusion or faulty brushing. Massage gums towards the teeth. That means upper arch gums downwards n lower arch gums upwards. With a gum paint or even wdout it can also b done. Rest guidance can b given on meeting.
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My teeth are yellowish I am ferling shame when I smile infront of others. I cleaned my teeth when I am at 13 years old now I am 24 but I dont want clean hiw xan I over come this problem.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
My teeth are  yellowish I am ferling shame when I smile infront of others.
I cleaned my teeth when I am at 13 years o...
Cause of discoloration ? Smoking, coffee, tea, drugs, aging, staining food (wine, blueberry, etc) genetics. Kindly consult a dentist in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations to decide upon treatment. You may need deep cleaning along with whitening (bleaching) procedures and / or artificial enamel filling. 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. DENTAL TIPS: - Visit a dentist every six months for cleaning and a thorough dental check-up. Limit sugary food to avoid tooth decay. 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. Tooth brush to be changed every 2 months.
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Sir I want to have braces for teeth, what is the process for getting them and how much it cost. Waiting for your reply.

MDS - Orthodontics
Dentist, Gurgaon
Sir I want to have braces for teeth, what is the process for getting them and how much it cost. Waiting for your reply.
Go to a orthodontist, tell your esthetic problems you face, he will make records of your teeth, then you can go for metal brackets or tooth coloured brackets, then banding and bonding of brackets will be done, it usually takes 1.5 weeks for all this, treatment duration will be around 8-15 months depending upon the problem, best of luck.
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I want to get rid of foul smell of my mouth. Instead of brushing my teeth daily n using mouth wash .suggest me some treatment. .is teeth cleaning good .clinical.

BDS
Dentist,
I want to get rid of foul smell of my mouth. Instead of brushing my teeth daily n using mouth wash .suggest me some t...
Scaling or cleaning is never harmful if done in proper way. Do brush twice a day, in a proper manner ie up and down moves. Visit dentist without any doubt for scaling.
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He is 5 year old. He has grown all teeth but now also grown some extra teeth and this is very painful. Kindly suggest medication & how this type teeth grown.

BDS, MDS Prosthodontics
Dentist, Delhi
He is 5 year old. He has grown all teeth but now also grown some extra teeth and this is very painful. Kindly suggest...
Hi lybrate-user, I think the extra teeth you r talking about r the permanent teeth n 5 years is early for the permanent teeth to erupt. Get an opg done n do visit dentist n get the retained milk teeth removed.
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My daughter is 8 years old. She has cavity in most of teeth. What is the treatment time and cost.

BDS, Master of Hospital Administration
Dentist, Patna
My daughter is 8 years old. She has cavity in most of teeth. What is the treatment time and cost.
Temporary or milk teeth should be preserved till the permanent coming teeth are on the way. The opg helps diagnosis. Remove the mobile milk teeth. Teeth without pain could be filled with GIC. 400 per tooth or composite 1000 per tooth. Teeth with pain needs pulpotomy and restoration. Which could cost upto 2500 per tooth.
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I have some dental problem please tell me how to cure cavities and sensitivity which is creating problem to me alot?

BDS, Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Research
Dentist, Kolkata
I have some dental problem please tell me how to cure cavities and sensitivity which is creating problem to me alot?
Cavities don't heal on their own. You need to get them treated by either fillers or rct followed by crown coverage. The hypersensitivity will then gradually wane off with proper treatment.
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My teeth is yellow and being black. Which truth pest I use and what I do then my teeth become complete white and shining.

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
My teeth is yellow and being black. Which truth pest I use and what I do then my teeth become complete white and shin...
you can use oral b tooth paste... brush two times a day... and other then that you can get teeth cleaning done by dentist...
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