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Dr. Praveen Kumar

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I'm dedicated to providing optimal health care in a relaxed environment where I treat every patients as if they were my own family....more
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Dr. Praveen Kumar is a popular Dentist in Vittal Mallya Road, Bangalore. You can meet Dr. Praveen Kumar personally at Dr. Kenkere Dental & Implant Centre in Vittal Mallya Road, Bangalore. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Praveen Kumar on Lybrate.com.

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I am 33 years old boy wants to build my body I avoid non veg what should I eat which will help me grow faster and I have pyhorrea please provide permanent treatment for pyhorrea thanks.

MD(EH)/AM/Accupressure
Acupressurist, Chandigarh
I am 33 years old boy wants to build my body I avoid non veg what should I eat which will help me grow faster and I h...
Your weight according to your height is okay. No need to gain weight more. Take plenty of semi solid diet. Salads fruits fibre food, protein you should take.u
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I am 24 year old male. I am having pain in my jaw at the right side. In chewing food and in opening a wide mouth

MDS - Periodontics, Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Chandigarh
Hi , thanks for the query as per your words the pain and difficulty in opening of mouth can be because of erupting or impacted wisdom tooth. For the time being for relief do gargles with warm water + salt and visit your dentist for the treatment . Thank you Dr. Aman Bhatia Chandigarh
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Composite Veneer Vs Porcelain Veneer

BDS, FICOI, MDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Composite Veneer Vs Porcelain Veneer

Negatively altered tooth shape or color affects not just the aesthetics, but also the person’s social image and self confidence. It can convert them into introverts who shy away from socialization. Teeth can lose their shape or color due to various reasons from hypo mineralized teeth, to food/tobacco stains, to fractures, trauma or tooth decay. If you are looking for a brilliant white smile with the perfect shape and alignment then veneers have the inherent ability of correcting all minor dental flaws creating a near perfect result.

A Veneer like its namesake is a thin perfectly shaped extension of tooth colored material which maybe composite , ceramic or a combination of the two. While composite resin veneers are fabricated over the affected tooth in a single sitting, the porcelain veneer requires taking impressions and the veneers are fabricated in the lab, which are then fixed on the tooth.

Veneers also help correct minor discolorations and mildly mishapen teeth. The choice of using composite or porcelain depends on a number of factors. Composite resin has a big advantage of reversibility. If the end result is not very satisfactory, then the entire restoration can be removed and a new veneer can be applied. With porcelains, the biggest advantage is their excellent resistance to staining. Even with long term use of coffee and tea, the chances of staining the porcelain veneers would be minimal.

Some of the properties of composite include:

  1. Requires less tooth reduction than a porcelain, thereby saving more natural tooth structure
  2. The material is extremely plastic and resinous, allowing sufficient working time for the dentist to achieve the desired shape and size of the veneer
  3. It is slightly porous and therefore, has a tendency to absorb water over a period of time and take in some stain
  4. Should be polished extremely well to achieve the natural looks
  5. May require replacement after about 3 to 5 years
  6. Can be done in one dental clinic visit

Some of the unique characteristics of porcelain include:

  1. The result of a well-done porcelain veneer produces an extremely natural looking tooth
  2. The best advantage of porcelain is that it is not porous and therefore once it is glazed, does not stain over a period of time. The typical discoloration around the edges of the veneers seen in composite restorations is not seen with porcelain veneers
  3. These veneers therefore last longer than the composite resin veneers
  4. They are more expensive compared to the composite resin veneers.
  5. They require at least 2-3 dental visits

The choice of the material for veneer and the result would depend ultimately on the patient’s aesthetic requirements and overall oral health maintenance. Having a detailed discussion with the dentist will help in choosing the right material and getting the maximum benefit out of it. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a dentist and ask a free question.

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Keeping Your Toothbrush Clean

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Keeping Your Toothbrush Clean
Good Toothbrush Hygiene is as important as maintaining a good Oral Hygiene. Here are few ways to make sure your toothbrush is truly clean:

Don’t share toothbrushes. Using someone else’s toothbrush exposes you to another person’s body fluids and potential germs, which could make you sick. People with compromised immune systems or who are sick with something they could pass on to another person should take special care to use only their own toothbrush.

Rinse your toothbrush after brushing. Give it a thorough washing to remove any leftover toothpaste or debris.

Store your toothbrush in an upright position. When you’re done brushing, try to store it standing straight up and allow it to air-dry until your next brushing. If there’s more than one brush in the same holder, try to keep them as separate as possible to prevent cross-contamination.

Keep your toothbrush out in the open. Do not routinely cover toothbrushes or store them in closed containers. A moist environment, such as a closed container, is more conducive to the growth of bacteria than the open air.

Replace your toothbrush every 3-4 months. Bristles that become frayed and worn with use and will be less effective at cleaning teeth. Children’s toothbrushes often need replacing more frequently than adult brushes.
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I m 24 front teeth overlapping little so for that I need to apply braces. By the end of next year I will go abroad before that I want to complete my braces part. So my concern is that what would be the feasible least amount of time that I need to wear braces for.

Master of Dental Surgery, Bachelor of Dental surgery
Dentist, Bhopal
I m 24 front teeth overlapping little so for that I need to apply braces. By the end of next year I will go abroad be...
Lybrate-user usually it takes about 16 to 18 months for such treatment, but depending upon your specific occlusion sometimes it may even be over before 12 months. Check with your dentist for details.
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BDS
Dentist, Cuttack
Replace your missing Teeth to avoid further loss of Oral Motor function
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MDS - Periodontics
Dentist, Thane
Chewing sugarless gum after a meal is a good way to substitute brushing in between meals; it can help remove food particles from between the teeth.
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Hi sir/mam, I am having a white coat on my tongue. This yields to bad breath also. I use mouth washes, tongue cleaner etc but it gives results for max 1 hour. Even I drink alot of water. Its too annoying, my marge has fixed too. Can I get rid of this permanently? Pls help.

BDS, PG Diploma In PG Advance Course Of Oral Implantology On New Generation Implants, PGDHHM
Dentist, Gurgaon
Hi sir/mam, I am having a white coat on my tongue. This yields to bad breath also. I use mouth washes, tongue cleaner...
Get scaling and polishing done by dentist it can be fungal or bacterial infection mostly due to bad oral hygiene. And start using mouth wash alternate days. And twice a day.
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BDS
Dentist,
Drinking a cup of tea everyday helps in keeping the gums and teeth healthy as it contains high amounts of flouride and flavonoids which prevent harmful bacteria from sticking to the teeth.
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Hi im 24 years old girl and I want braces for my teeth is it possible at this age please suggest as its very embarrassing

MDS - Orthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Very much possible. Braces can be put at any age. If you want to skip the embarrassment, you can always opt for lingual (invisible/ hidden) braces.
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I have a bad smell on my mouth over 6months. Its make me harras every were. What I have to do?

BDS
Dentist, Fatehgarh Churian
Dear lybrate-user gargle thrice a day with listrine mouthwash n never stay empty stomach for too long add fruits to your diet like bananas. You might be having calculus get your teeth cleaned first.
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MDS
Dentist, Nashik
You can get a donated Eye but not donated Tooth..
Preserve them!!!

Sir I have teeth grinding problem for almost last 10 years .Due to this I have prob in jaw temple and always have Minor headache. Some time I have a problem in speaking.

MDS
Dentist, Kolkata
Sir I have teeth grinding problem for almost last 10 years .Due to this I have prob in jaw temple and always have Min...
Get occlusal splint or night guard made from a dentist. Grinding of teeth at night or bruxism happens due to stress and occlusal discrepancies too.
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Where is best treatment for teeth in Kolkata? My teeth is paining? What I will do?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
Where is best treatment for teeth in Kolkata? My teeth is paining? What I will do?
An IOPA x-ray will help a dentist to recognize pain from a particular teeth .Adv. cleaning, root canal treatment & capping. Place Clove oil on the decayed or painful tooth with cotton pellets. Advance root canal treatment procedures can be done in single sitting with laser.
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I am 36years female my teeth gone in accident when I'm 12years of age so I fixed duplicate teeth at the age of 18years since from 10years skin is growing on my front duplicate teeth every time I'm removing but again it is regrowing give solution.

MDS Prosthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
I am 36years female my teeth gone in accident when I'm 12years of age so I fixed duplicate teeth at the age of 18year...
Hello lybrate-user, the fact that you have got replacement done at a very age is possibly affecting the excess growth of tissue. The time at which replacement is done coincides with the hormonal fluctuations which adversely affects the gums health. Additionally, the use of metal in duplicate teeth can also induce formation of extra tissue. The tissue also affects the esthetics and gum health. I advise you to go for a thorough clinical check up, assess the extent of infection and determine the best possible treatment to prevent repeated discomfort.
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I started having symptoms a year ago. My vision went blurry, my ears started ringing & I got so dizzy. I have pressure in my ears like they are full and they both ring constantly. I am 27 years old male, I most definitely can't see straight, as my vision is just not right. Its making everything looks like blurry and foggy. I feel light headache, vertigo and inability to concentrate. I have Tmj also. Can tmj cause tinnitus?

MDS Prosthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Delhi
I started having symptoms a year ago. My vision went blurry, my ears started ringing & I got so dizzy. I have pressur...
yes tmds can cause tinnitus and headaches but definitely not blurred vision. cause can be varying from attrition to irregular bite( malocclusion). in such conditions splints play significant role.
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BDS (GOLD MEDALIST)
Dentist, Jamshedpur
Chewing a sugarless gum after your meal for around 20 minutes freshens your breath and also make the leftover food particles cling to it.

MDS, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), BDS
Dentist, Ahmedabad
Gum diseases can be treated and reversed in their initial stages very easily. By getting the accumulated tartar and plaque removed by a dentist, there is a chance that they can get better without much ado. 

Does teeth cleaning have any side affects. Does it wear out the enamel. At the interval of how many years should we have our teeth cleaned.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
Does teeth cleaning have any side affects. Does it wear out the enamel. At the interval of how many years should we h...
All individuals requires scaling (cleaning) to be done atleast once in 6 months to maintain our oral hygiene clean. Our toothbrush is not much finely designed to clean all the plaque and calculi in the interdental areas of the teeth, which is the area where most of the calculus accumulate much and has to be removed regularly using scalers by the dentist.
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I am suffering from gum bleeding with in 2 year any time when I am using teeth bros blood is come Bonding of gum and teeth is very poor so, How can I come out on this problem.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Zirakpur
I am suffering from gum bleeding with in 2 year
any time when I am using teeth bros blood is come Bonding of gum and ...
Gingivitis can be cured by oil pulling of special Ayurveda formula with rubbing Ayurveda tooth powder by mixing shubhra bhasm, Nagkeshar chooran, trinkantmani pishti and curcumin powder in very small qtys. U may get from us also if not available to u.
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