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Dr. Preetham Shetty

Dentist, Bangalore

400 at clinic
Dr. Preetham Shetty Dentist, Bangalore
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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
I'm dedicated to providing optimal health care in a relaxed environment where I treat every patients as if they were my own family.
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Dr. Preetham Shetty is a popular Dentist in Nagarbhavi, Bangalore. He is currently associated with Unity Life Life Hospital (India) Pvt.Ltd in Nagarbhavi, Bangalore. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Preetham Shetty on Lybrate.com.

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My face looks little bit asymmetric currently I am undergoing ortho treatment to close the gap between teeth. Is there any way to make my face more symmetric.

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My face looks little bit asymmetric currently I am undergoing ortho treatment to close the gap between teeth. Is ther...
U just need to have patience. Once the treatment is completed all the gaps would be closed. If even after you feel any assymetry discuss the same qith your orthodontist, your doc. Will guide you accordingly.

My teeth hurts when I drink cold water!

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You are having sensitivity, use sensodyne tooth paste and consult your dental surgeon for needful to be done.

I have teeth pain daily. Even I used many pastes. But also I'm getting pain. What should I do.

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I have teeth pain daily. Even I used many pastes. But also I'm getting pain. What should I do.
Tooth pain may be due to carious infection leading to pulpitis (inflammation within tooth). Tooth paste is used to clean plaque and polish the tooth surface. It will never remove any bacterial infection of either tooth or gums. So consult a dentist so that exact cause of your pain can be ruled out; then further treatment can be suggested. If pain is slight in form of sensitivity then filling will be sufficient but if pain is severe then, according to the prognosis root canal treatment followed by capping or any other treatment procedure will be required.

Hi i have a problem in left upper side of mouth gum and my face swelled

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Kindly go to a dentist and get an x-ray done as there may be infection in one of your tooth which has caused the swelling. Only after seeing can one medicate you and do the required treatment.

I have a bad teeth and I want to make them healthy, white and strong what can I do?

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I have a bad teeth and I want to make them healthy, white and strong what can I do?
Get scaling done. Brush your teeth twice a day. Use mouthwash twice a day. Use dental floss twice a day. Tell me after 7 days.

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Medically called halitosis, can result from poor dental health habits and may be a sign of other health problems. Bad breath can also be made worse by the types of foods you eat and other unhealthy lifestyle habits.

How does what you eat affect breath?
Basically, all the food eaten begins to be broken down in your mouth. As foods are digested and absorbed into the bloodstream, they are eventually carried to your lungs and given off in your breath. If you eat foods with strong odors (such as garlic or onions), brushing and flossing -- even mouthwash -- merely covers up the odor temporarily. The odor will not go away completely until the foods have passed through your body.

Why do poor habits cause bad breath?
If you don't brush and floss teeth daily, food particles can remain in your mouth, promoting bacterial growth between teeth, around the gums, and on the tongue. This causes bad breath. Antibacterial mouth rinses also can help reduce bacteria. In addition, odor-causing bacteria and food particles can cause bad breath if dentures are not properly cleaned.

Smoking or chewing tobacco-based products also can cause bad breath, stain teeth, reduce your ability to taste foods, and irritate your gums.

What health problems are associated with bad breath?
Persistent bad breath or a bad taste in the mouth may be a warning sign of gum (periodontal) disease. Gum disease is caused by the buildup of plaque on teeth. Bacteria cause the formation of toxins to form, which irritate the gums. If gum disease continues untreated, it can damage the gums and jawbone.

Other dental causes of bad breath include poorly fitting dental appliances, yeast infections of the mouth, and dental caries (cavities).

The medical condition dry mouth (also called xerostomia) also can cause bad breath. Saliva is necessary to moisten the mouth, neutralize acids produced by plaque, and wash away dead cells that accumulate on the tongue, gums, and cheeks. If not removed, these cells decompose and can cause bad breath. Dry mouth may be a side effect of various medications, salivary gland problems, or continuous breathing through the mouth.

Many other diseases and illnesses may cause bad breath. Here are some to be aware of: respiratory tract infections such as pneumonia or bronchitis, chronic sinus infections, postnasal drip, diabetes, chronic acid reflux, and liver or kidney problems.

What can I do to prevent bad breath?
Bad breath can be reduced or prevented if you:

Practice good oral hygiene. Brush twice a day with fluoridetoothpaste to remove food debris and plaque. Brush teeth after you eat (keep a toothbrush at work or school to brush after lunch). Don't forget to brush the tongue, too. Replace your toothbrush every 2 to 3 months or after an illness. Use floss or an interdental cleaner to remove food particles and plaque between teeth once a day. Rinse with an antibacterial mouthwash twice a day. Dentures should be removed at night and cleaned thoroughly before being placed in your mouth the next morning.
See your dentist regularly -- at least twice a year. He or she will conduct an oral exam and professional teeth cleaning and will be able to detect and treat periodontal disease, dry mouth, or other problems that may be the cause of bad mouth odor.

Stop smoking and chewing tobacco-based products. Ask your dentist for tips on kicking the habit.

Drink lots of water. This will keep your mouth moist. Chewing gum (preferably sugarless) or sucking on candy (preferably sugarless) also stimulates the production of saliva, which helps wash away food particles and bacteria. Gums and mints containing xylitol are best.

Keep a log of the foods you eat. If you think they may be causing bad breath, bring the log to your dentist to review. Similarly, make a list of the medications you take. Some drugs may play a role in creating mouth odors.

Who treats bad breath?
In most cases, your dentist can treat the cause of bad breath. If your dentist determines that your mouth is healthy and the odor is not of oral origin, you may be referred to your family doctor or to a specialist to determine the odor source and treatment plan. If the odor is due to gum disease, for example, your dentist can either treat the disease or refer you to a periodontist, a dentist who specializes in treating gum conditions.

What products can I use to eliminate bad breath?
An antiseptic mouthwash can help eliminate bacteria that cause bad breath. Ask your dentist about which product is best for you.

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I am trying to lose weight. I have heard that honey and lemon juice along with water helps in losing weight. Does this drink have any side effects on teeth or anything? How long can I continue drinking this. Thankyou.

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I am trying to lose weight. I have heard that honey and lemon juice along with water helps in losing weight. Does thi...
A very nice question indeed. Yes, consumption of a lot of citrus food and drinks can lead to erosion of you enamel surface. Enamel is the outer protective white colored layer of your teeth. And consuming lot of citrus juices erode the superficial layer of enamel exposing the underlying dentin (part of tooth having sensation) leading to major tooth problem of tooth sensitivities. Although this erosion process is slow but in addition to you daily wear of enamel due to ageing process will definitly speed up your side effects. So I would advice you to go for weight with proper exercise and a balanced diet and avoid taking such short cuts. Get some muscle movements.

My wife has non-stop pain in lower jaw running upto the head. Pain is less after a good sleep but grows up in sometime. This is happening from last 3 days. We are afraid if its a cardiac related problem. please suggest.

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
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My wife has non-stop pain in lower jaw running upto the head. Pain is less after a good sleep but grows up in sometim...
U have not mentioned age no it doesn't appear to b cardiac prob the ailment of tmj should b ruled out can you send me digital x-ray of open close mouth tmj on line n if any other symptoms pl give details.

Sir I have a problem in my teeth lack of calcium.what can i do?

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Sir I have a problem in my teeth lack of calcium.what can i do?
Show to dental surgeon for calcium deficiency take calcium rich diet and milk products with vitamin d3.

Sir, I have a bad teeth. It hurts me a lot I feel to remove it. Wt should I do now?

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Sir,
I have a bad teeth. It hurts me a lot I feel to remove it. Wt should I do now?
Bad breath can be reduced or prevented if you: practice good oral hygiene. Brush twice a day with fluoride toothpaste to remove food debris and plaque. Don't forget to brush the tongue, too. Replace your toothbrush every 2 to 3 months or after an illness. Use floss or an interdental cleaner to remove food particles and plaque between teeth once a day. See your dentist regularly -- at least twice a year. He or she will conduct an oral exam and professional teeth cleaning and will be able to detect and treat periodontal disease, dry mouth, or other problems that may be the cause of bad mouth odor. Drink lots of water. This will keep your mouth moist. Chewing gum (preferably sugarless) stimulates the production of saliva, which helps wash away food particles and bacteria.

I have cavity in my molar teeth. What will be best remedy for it? Please help me.

Certification in Full Mouth Rehabilitation, Certification in Rotary Endodontics, Certification in Esthetic Dentistry & Fixed Prosthodontics, BDS
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Depending upon how deep is the cavity and presence of pain or not, you may have to get the root canal treatment or get the filling done to save the teeth. Getting late in correcting the cavity of the tooth may lead to failure of saving the tooth n you may have to get it remove in future. However, to decide the proper treatment, we need some more investigations including clinical examination, consult your dentist soon.

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You don't go a day without cleaning your teeth, right? Then why leave the tongue dirty? A dirty tongue equals a dirty breath and development of tongue plaque. Clean your tongue daily with the help of a proper tongue scraper and remove that plaque and freshen your breath.

My teeth is paining when I use same paste regularly, what is the cause behind them?

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My teeth is paining when I use same paste regularly, what is the cause behind them?
Get checkup done if the cavity of you teeth are deep or whts exact reason can find out after checkup.

I have mouth ulcers from 25 days. I have consulted with 3 doctors. And they have given me all type of medicines and gels. I can't eat properly. Can't talk. Please suggest some useful tip or medicine.

MDS Prosthodontics, PG in Laser Dentistry, Basic Life Support (B.L.S), Post-Graduate Certificate in Oral Implantology (PGCOI)
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Hi. Ulcers can be really painful. Do you have multiple small ulcers or some big ulcers or they just come n go. To get rid of ulcers, we have know the reason and the kind of ulcers. Also if you can share the medicines you are taking, then we can figure out type of ulcer you have. Also one reason for ulcers is stress known as stress induced ulcers which no medicine can treat. So discuss in detail regarding ulcer so that we can find a solution or you can share a pic of ulcer to have clinical view.

I dental problem in mouth my gums are sensitive and teeth are pain and so request pls suggestion for me thank you.

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I dental problem in mouth my gums are sensitive and teeth are pain and so request pls suggestion for me thank you.
Homoeopathy has good treatment for your problem, without causing adverse effects. It requires study of your case and symptoms in detail. To start with, take homoeopathic medicine merc sol 30 daily in the morning and in the evening and give feedback after 4 days.

My tongue gets sore very frequently and it never gets healed 100%. Don't know the reason behind it. What could be wrong?

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Everyone doesn't have pearl white teeth. Your teeth color matches your skin colour. You can go for scaling and polishing followed by bleaching for more whiter teeth.

I am 27years old male and I have bad breath problem so long please kindly suggest me now.

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I am 27years old male and I have bad breath problem so long please kindly suggest me now.
Bad breath is due to improper oral hygiene, consult your nearest dentist for scaling and maintain proper oral hygiene by brushing twice daily and use good mouthwash.

Swelling in teeth.please suggest ?

Advanced Aesthetics, BDS
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Hi there are various reasons for swelling like poor oral hygiene, vitamin deficiency, physical injury to gums, hormonal changes, medications. You have to visit to a dentist for professional cleaning and check-up to know the exact cause and solution of your problem.

Hi my age is 26 I got metal capping procedure without rct in my left and right maxillary 1st molar but both got removed now I want to get my molar fix by composite filling is that possible because I face to much problem and pain while chewing anything.

Certification in endodontics, Certified Implantologist, Certification in periodontics surgery and laser treatments, BDS
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Hi my age is 26 I got metal capping procedure without rct in my left and right maxillary 1st molar but both got remov...
First of all capping should never be done without rct. If those teeth are causing pain then please get root canals done followed by capping again. Composite filling will not treat your pain.
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