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Dr. Rafi

BDS

Dentist, Bangalore

18 Years Experience
Dr. Rafi BDS Dentist, Bangalore
18 Years Experience
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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. Rafi is a popular Dentist in Richmond Town, Bangalore. He has been a practicing Dentist for 18 years. He studied and completed BDS . You can visit him at Dr.Pooya's Health Care Centre in Richmond Town, Bangalore. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Rafi on Lybrate.com.

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BDS - RAJIV GANDHI UNIVERSITY OF HEALTH SCIENCES(BANGALORE) - 1999
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Bad Breath - How Ayurveda Can Help You Treat it?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Gurgaon
Bad Breath - How Ayurveda Can Help You Treat it?

Bad breath, also known as halitosis medically, is a much bigger problem than just being a cause for social embarrassment. It could be a symptom of an underlying disorder in your body which when corrected, will result in bad breath being resolved as well. However, in most cases, halitosis or bad breath occurs due to gum and teeth problems or due to life style habits such as a bad diet. Ayurveda has cure for both the problems and offers specialized treatment as well as home remedies.

Some general tips to fight bad breath
Bad breath may occur due to a combination of bad diet or digestive problems as well as oral hygiene issues. Some of the common things to follow, which will reduce your bad breath, especially concerning oral hygiene, are mentioned below 
1. Rinse your mouth thoroughly after every meal as it helps clean food particles which may contribute to bad breath
2. Keep yourself hydrated by drinking plenty of water. Dryness of the mouth can often cause bad breath
3. Brush your teeth, preferably at least twice daily and clean your tongue every time you brush your teeth
4. Avoid alcohol, smoking and excessive consumption of caffeine products
5. Use natural breath fresheners such as mint leaves and parsley
6. Don’t use breath mints, mouth fresheners or mouthwashes which have alcohol in them as they may further dry up your mouth, causing bad breath
7. Try and include more of fresh fruits and vegetables in your diet as these will keep you hydrated and supply you with the necessary nutrients to keep your digestive system functional and thus reduce bad breath.

Ayurveda for bad breath
Some of the home remedies as well as specialized Ayurvedic medications that can effectively combat bad breath are mentioned below. However, if you have a persistent problem, it is best to consult with an Ayurvedic practitioner who can help you with tailor made combinations specifically suited to your problem.

  1. Fenugreek or ‘methi’ and tea leaves: Methi is known to have many medicinal properties in Ayurveda. Boil methi leaves into a cup of tea and drink it once a day to see quick and lasting results.
  2. Cardamom seeds: This is a quick and effective remedy for bad breath, especially for social occasions. Chew on a few cardamom seeds after a smelly meal and it can definitely take care of your bad breath temporarily.
  3. Honey ginger and lemon combo: If your body has more ‘Kapha’ based symptoms, then this is a very good remedy. Mix equal amounts of honey with ginger juice and lemon juice and use that concoction to slowly gargle your mouth and then rinse.
  4. Some specialized medications: Certain special medications may be prescribed by your Ayurveda practitioner such as:
    • Kushtha, Nagarmotha, Cardamom, and licorice mixtures
    • Dashan Sanskar Churna which is a specially formulated charcoal powder meant for brushing
    • Special mixtures made from ingredients such as Manjishtha, Clove, Khadir, Cardamom, Betel nut, Black Pepper, Mayaphal, Kulinjan, Cumin seeds, Vidang, Bakul, and Camphor among others; either in the form of edible medication or in the form of mouthwashes.
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Hi I am 26 years old male and I have dental overbite and irregular teeth, I am working as a software engineer I need to know how long it will take for recovery (completely ready for work again) after surgical overbite correction, Should this be done in between jobs or can be managed with medical leave. I am confused. Please help.

MDS - Orthodontics, Esthetic Dentistry CDE, BDS
Dentist, Navi Mumbai
Hi I am 26 years old male and I have dental overbite and irregular teeth, I am working as a software engineer I need ...
The dental overbite can also be corrected non surgical. And in doing so your work will not suffer at all as the appointments don't usually take longer than 15 minutes. For more information you are always welcome to get in touch with me by the details provided. Hope you have a pleasing and healthier smile very soon. Take care.
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BDS
Dentist, Surat
Chewing a sugarless gum after your meal for around 20 minutes freshens your breath and also make the leftover food particles cling to it.

I am brushing my teeth regularly still than its smelling bad while I talk? What to do.

oral implantology, BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
I am brushing my teeth regularly still than its smelling bad while I talk? What to do.
sometimes even after brushing properly there are some deposits left over teeth. which in turn causes fowl smell from mouth. get your teeth cleaned professionally by scaling and polishing. maintain oral hygiene by brushing twice a day and use mouthwash regularly.
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I have bad breath, how to solve this. I'm brushing twice daily, I'm using listerine too. I have not visited a dentist yet, planning for it, Suggest me what to do.

BDS
Dentist, Morbi
I have bad breath, how to solve this.
I'm brushing twice daily, I'm using listerine too.
I have not visited a dentist...
Bad breath can be due to deposits on your teeth. Please get your teeth cleaned. Bad breath can also be due to gastric problems.
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I am grinding my teeth every day and night. when i'm sleeping any tablet to cure this.?

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
I am grinding my teeth every day and night. when i'm sleeping any tablet to cure this.?
Your condition is called bruxism. You need night guard. It can be made from any dentist. It is not expensive but will help you a lot. Read more about bruxism or consult me. Will be happy to help you for free.
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MDS , BDS
Dentist, Delhi
Braces can even become your next fashion accessory as they are available in a wide variety of vibrant colors.
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Dear sir I am jamaali from new Delhi my problem is that in my mouth very bad smell and this very harmful for me and tried some toothpaste which is advised by doctors but I did not find it enuph so please sir advice me any medicine which enuph for me?

BHMS
Homeopath, Thane
Dear sir I am jamaali from new Delhi my problem is that in my mouth very bad smell and this very harmful for me and t...
Hi, use hekla lava toothpaste as it helps to fight germs and bad breath. Take heckla lava 30 4pills 2times a day for 1mth and let me know.
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I am 34 year old. My problem is I am not feeling any taste of food when I am eating. If I ate chilli powder, my entire mouth will be suffered alot. I want to what is this disease called? and also what I have to do to cure this?

BDS, Certified Implantologist
Dentist, Jamnagar
U have may be stomatitis, its occur due to iron or any vitamin deficiency, so you have to rull out for that.
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I m 19 years old. And I m suffering from hair losses and shanking of teeth. My hair become a thin and weak. Every time when I comb or rub finger in head, hair fall occur. Suggest me what I should do? Suggest shampoo to prevent hair loss. I also have gum problems. My teeth are shaking and blood leaked from gum. About a 1 one year ago I suddenly loss my weight to 10 kgs. Is it reasons for this kind of problems? If yes what I should have to do? Sorry for bad English.

MD - Dermatology
Dermatologist, Pathanamthitta
I m 19 years old. And I m suffering from hair losses and shanking of teeth. My hair become a thin and weak. Every tim...
Please visit a physician and dentist and have your blood tested at the earliest. Dandruff and hair fall are not the primary problems now. Use a mild antidandruff shampoo available commercially now. Hair fall is mainly due to hormonal and genetic factors. There are no homeremedies that vil help or quick responses for it. It can definitely be controlled. It's important to eat plenty of pulses, fish, meat and milk. Drink at least two litres water everyday. Exercise regularly. Don't stress out because you don't have long hair or because your hair's falling. Avoid all forms of chemicals, hot devices and blowdryers to prevent hair damage. Massage scalp and wash twice or thrice a week. Don't overshampoo, it'll spoil hair. Don't tie up wet hair and sleep, it'll get infected. If any infections, g et it treated. A thorough blood check up is needed to eliminate autoimmune, hormonal and nutritional diseases. Apart from this, treatment may b needed in resistant cases for which you can consult on the private platform.
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White color is forming on my tongue. Why its happening? What should i do to clean it?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
You may need deep cleaning, polishing along with whitening (bleaching) procedures and / or artificial enamel filling and / or capping. . We need more investigations with clinical examination to decide upon treatment.
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I am 69 year old male. I have bad breath only in the morning time before my breakfast. No problem throughout the day. That is what my wife tells me. I tried mouth washes and also brush twice after food. Please Suggest me. Thank u

BDS
Dentist, Bangalore
Get scaling (cleaning)done once. Then try flossing your teeth and even use mouthwash which will help you to some extent.
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How to brush and floss your teeth ?

BDS (GOLD MEDALIST)
Dentist, Jamshedpur
How to brush and floss your teeth ?
How to brush and floss your teeth
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I have ulcers in mouth for 4-6 days but still I am not get rid of ulcers after taking some tablets like B-Capsules and Limcee. What I need to do now?

BDS
Dentist, Raipur
I have ulcers in mouth for 4-6 days but still I am not get rid of ulcers after taking some tablets like B-Capsules an...
Kindly apply orahelp gum paint twice daily for 15 days. Brush your teeth twice daily using correct brushing technique to maintain your oral hygiene. Also notice that you are not constipated, stressed or having lack of sleep as these are few of the reasons for ulcers. Avoid hot and spicy food as this may irritate the ulcers. Take multivitamins for a month.
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I have severe pericoronitis .the swelling won't let me sleep and my neck is stiff .please tell me do I have to get the gums surgically removed? My dentist said it's not that serious and the swelling will go away after antibiotics. But I am scared to eat lots of medicines. Kindly suggest.

BDS, MDS - Oral Medicine and Radiology
Dentist, Faridabad
I have severe pericoronitis .the swelling won't let me sleep and my neck is stiff .please tell me do I have to get th...
Regards Please understand what pericoronitis is before you do anything else. It is a physical problem where food particles and plaque accumulate beneath a small area of gingiva overlying a lower third molar. Because of this, it gets inflamed and swells up. Because of the swelling, it gets chewed upon by corrosponding upper tooth. This causes further damage and further aggravates the inflammation and thus swelling. This become a viscious cycle. Because of some antibiotics, painkillers and anti-inflammatory medications, the current episode might resolve only to cause a another episode because the physical problem has not been corrected. This problem is sort of new to our generation based on evolutionary explanations. Our jaw sizes are reducing while the number and size of teeth remains the same. Thus the third molars are generally partially covered by bone and/ or gingiva from the back. This causes third molar impaction or pericoronitis. I would strongly suggest that you stop beating around the bush and get that third molar extracted given that you are unable to sleep because of the severity of this episode. If not indicated in your particular case, consider laser operculectomy (removal of excessive gingiva covering a third molar by laser to cause minimal swelling). It might seem drastic, but take some time and consider the various episodes of pain and swelling that you will have to face unnecessarily because of a tooth that is not as useful in chewing.
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I have been suffering from blister under tongue for several weeks what should I do?

BDS
Dentist, Fatehgarh Churian
Gargles with betadine twice then apply kenacort ointment two three times, becomplex daily. Lots of water.
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I am 22. I want to know my teeth is still yellow and how can I make them whiten and bright. I want to know so please answer me asap.

BDS
Dentist, Kolar
I am 22. I want to know my teeth is still yellow and how can I make them whiten and bright. I want to know so please ...
Naturally our teeth colour ranges from pearly white to pale yellow so everyone cannot hv white teeth. Get scalling n polishing done by dentist. If you r not happy with your teeth shade later, you can get bleaching done by dentist which'll lighten your teeth by 2-3 shades. Alternatively you can use a teeth whitening toothpaste such as snowdent after scalling. Whitening gels used daily along with customized dental trays provided by dentist r also available in the market. Avoid heavily coloured foods, tea n coffee, cool drinks, smoking n tobacco products as they stain teeth.
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My teeth very dirty become use gutkha(pan masala) so how clean please tell me good medication.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
My teeth very dirty become use gutkha(pan masala) so how clean please tell me good medication.
Kindly consult a dentist in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations to decide upon treatment. You may need deep cleaning. Rinse your mouth thoroughly with a mouth wash after every meals. Use sensodent tooth paste for 2 to 3 weeks. 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. Advance procedures can be done with laser. You may consult me in person. 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.
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I'm 67 yrs old suffering from mild fever from evening to morning feeling weak,my diastolic pressure remains 90.Teeth of my right upper jaw are quite painful often blood comes out while I brush my teeth

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Fever may or may not be a symptom of tooth ache.Get consult from physician. BP diastolic at 90 not exactly related to tooth ache .Consult a physician.For tooth ache and bleeding I suggest you take Tab Espidase-P ; 3 times a day for three days ; tab Flagyl - -400 mg ; 3 times a day for five days .Consult a dentist to rule out cavities, for proper scaling and oral prophylaxis .For weakness I suggest Cap Becozinc 1 daily for 15 days.
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BDS, PGDFO
Dentist, Gadchiroli
Using a flouridated toothpaste reduces the risk of tooth decay and also hardens the tooth enamel.
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