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Dr. Santosh

Dentist, Bangalore

Dr. Santosh Dentist, Bangalore
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Dr. Santosh is a trusted Dentist in V S Dental & Hospital, Bangalore. You can visit him at Dr. Santosh@V S Dental College & Hospital in V S Dental & Hospital, Bangalore. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Santosh on Lybrate.com.

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The muscle below the tooth decreasing daily. As I brush fast hope so, what I have to do to regain it?

BDS, D.pharm
Dentist, Chennai
The muscle below the tooth decreasing daily. As I brush fast hope so, what I have to do to regain it?
You have to use soft brush first of all and if the gingiva has gone too down then you can go for periodontal flap surgery.
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I am 30, male. I had a tooth came extra inside the line of teeth of downside, no issues till 4 days back, but now bleeding is happening form that tooth daily when I am getting out of bed I taste my blood in my mouth, I usually clean teeth very fine daily. 2 days back I got pain @ my chin which is just below the extra tooth placed. Later pain gone, but bleeding is not stopping, can you please guide me, what happens and what care I need to take in this?

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
I am 30, male. I had a tooth came extra inside the line of teeth of downside, no issues till 4 days back, but now ble...
Bala generally in this kind of situations there is lot of crowding in teeth.and due to crowding u r not able to clean d area properly ; although u r brushing it very well still u can't get d proper cleaning.and due to that calculus deposition occurs that lead to gingivitis (pyrrhoea ).u need a oral prophylaxis as a first line of treatment.and then u can get permanent cure of d crowding with the help of orthodontic treatment. thanx
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Mouthwashes

MDS, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), BDS
Dentist, Ahmedabad
Mouthwashes
There is a general opinion that mouthwashes can be used regularly just like tooth-brushing. Its advisable to use mouthwashes only when suggested by your dentist rather than using routinely. Kindly consult your dentist for more details regarding the same.
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My tongue cannot taste anything. But I can feel the taste in my mouth but not my tongue. Please help doctors.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
My tongue cannot taste anything. But I can feel the taste in my mouth but not my tongue. Please help doctors.
•An altered taste may result from dehydration, glossitis, a dry mouth, allergies, salivary glands infections, lack of zinc and vitamin B12, and polyps in the nose. •Others include breathing through the mouth, inflamed upper airways, and autoimmune diseases like Sjogren's syndrome and Bell's palsy. •Some injuries and traumas that cause a bitter taste include head, nerve, mouth and nose injuries, and biting your tongue. •Dental appliances such as braces, any surgery on your ear, nose, teeth or throat, and radiation therapy on your neck or head cause a bitter taste in mouth. •Gargle with water. Brush your teeth, tongue, roof of your mouth, and gums using toothpaste. Rinse your mouth with mouthwash. Drink liquids, chew sugar-free gum or mints, or suck on sour candies. Use plastic utensils if you have taste alteration when eating.
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Age 7 year, lost her adult teeth. Can she gain those lost teeth? If so, how? What medicine she should be given?

MDS Prosthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Chandigarh
How do u knw the lost teeth were permanent.In this age permanent teeth start to come.Clearly i can say after clinical examination only.And there is no way to get lost teeth only artificial ways.
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BDS
Dentist, Ghaziabad
If you are constantly engaged in sports related activities, always wear a mouthguard to protect your mouth and orthodontic appliances while the treatment is going on.

Hello doctor, I am Rana Mukherjee from Bolpur shantiniketan. I am 22 years old and suffering dental problem from last 8 years. I have visited lots of repeated doctors, already done 5 r. C. T. But no R.C.T was for life long, every year I have depended 20000 thousand for my teeth. No results. Now I still have dental problems doctor who I have visited those days they are saying its genetically. But no one in my house with this problem. Now I have 12 weak teeth. And all the R.C.T teeth have same problem still. Hard pain, bad smell all time with teeth muscle pain. I am weak in english but tried to express my feelings. Hope you can help me out.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
Hello doctor,
I am Rana Mukherjee from Bolpur shantiniketan. I am 22 years old and suffering dental problem from last...
Kindly consult a dentist in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations with clinical examination to decide upon treatment. You may need good maintainence of your teeth. Treatment becomes success with proper oral hygiene maintenance. Brush your teeth after each meal and at bedtime with a soft-bristle toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. Soak the brush in warm water to make the bristles even softer. Floss gently once a day. Rinse your mouth four to six times a day, especially after meals, with salt water. Tooth brush to be changed every 2 months. Consume a healthy diet rich in vegetables and lean protein. Visit a dentist every six months for cleaning and have regular thorough dental check-ups where your dentist will look at the health of both your teeth and your mouth.
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My left side jaw is paining a lot. Is there any effective remedy apart from pain killer to get some reliefs?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Get it examined by doctor.It could be due to some dental problem.Follow the advice and treatment accordingly
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Sir can anyone tell me tips or for teeth whitening or can anyone recommend me any toothpaste for teeth whitening

MDS Prosthodontics, BDS, Medicine
Dentist, Mohali
Hey consult your dentist and i advice you to get oral prophylaxis done (tooth cleaning) followed by bleaching(tooth whitening)
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My teeth are yellowish in colour after changing so many pastes also I have not found any cure. Please guide me. Another query is that I am having a back pain problem while traveling and sleeping what is the best cure so that there will be no more pain. My legs also get paining at night several times. It might be due to insufficiency of calcium in my body.

Certification in Full Mouth Rehabilitation, Post-Graduate Certificate in Oral Implantology (PGCOI), M.Sc - Master of Oral Implantology (MOI), Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Rajkot
My teeth are yellowish in colour
after changing so many pastes also I have not found any cure.
Please guide me.
Anoth...
Get your teeth clean by the dentist. And also go for the bleaching treatment by that you will get good white teeth.
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My teeth's are looking very bad. I clean my teeth's with Colgate but my teeth are looking bad. What should I do please suggest me?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
My teeth's are looking very bad. I clean my teeth's with Colgate but my teeth are looking bad. What should I do pleas...
Tooth brush to be changed every 2 months. Changing the toothbrush alone donot keeps your teeth clean. All toothpaste have nearly similar ingredients like Abrasives, Fluorides, Surfactants, Antibacterial agents, Flavourants, Remineralizers, Fluoride, Diethylene glycol, Triclosan etc. Only the wrong brushing technique that we follow harms our teeth and gums. So consult your dentist, learn proper brushing technique, Brush your teeth twice a day, up & down short vertical strokes, with ultra-soft bristles, indicator brush to protect your teeth and gums from plaque and calculus. Floss your teeth inter dentally once a day. Consume a healthy diet rich in vegetables and lean protein. Reduce your intake of sugary foods and beverages. Gargle your mouth thoroughly after every meal. Drink plenty of fluoridated tap water. Drink not consume alcohol drinks. Don’t smoke.
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In one statement you say that cashenuts have many benefits. And in another statement say that cashewnuts do harm our teeth. How to understand your these two different statements.

BDS, PG diploma In Smile Designing and Esthectics
Dentist, Thane
In one statement you say that cashenuts have many benefits. And in another statement say that cashewnuts do harm our ...
Hi, you have a v interesting question, cashews are good for health, but it can be bad if its stuck on teeth n you do not clean. Them. So if you do not clean it, it decays and cause harm to your teeth.
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I am a 20 year old boy and I have a problem in mouth. In join point of my mouth near ear making a noise of clicking when I am trying to open the mouth. What should I do?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I am a 20 year old boy and I have a problem in mouth. In join point of my mouth near ear making a noise of clicking w...
Kindly consult an Oral & maxillofacial surgeon in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations (full mouth x-ray, TMJ open & closed mouth) & clinical examination to decide upon treatment. Until then have soft diet. Replace posterior teeth if they are missing. Advise mouth opening exercise & side to side movement for the jaw muscles or the use of anti-inflammatory medicines and painkillers. For people who grind their teeth or clench their jaw, a bite-appliance may be made which corrects the way in which the jaw works and reduces the stresses and loads on it. This can be disposed of when normal function is restored. As oral & maxillo-facial surgeon, may be required to perform surgery on the TMJ.
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DIABETIC and Your SMILE

BDS
Dentist, Rajouri
DIABETIC and Your SMILE

Did you know that 29.1 million people living in the united states have diabetes? that's 9.3% of the population. Approximately 1.7 million new cases are diagnosed each year and 8.1 million people living with diabetes don't even know they have it. 

Diabetes affects your body's ability to process sugar. All food you eat is turned to sugar and used for energy. In type I diabetes, the body doesn't make enough insulin, a hormone that carries sugar from your blood to the cells that need it for energy. In type ii diabetes, the body stops responding to insulin. Both cases result in high blood sugar levels, which can cause problems with your eyes, nerves, kidneys, heart and other parts of your body.

So what does this have to do with that smile of yours and how can you protect it? first, it's important to understand the signs of diabetes and the roles they play in your mouth.

The symptoms of untreated diabetes

The warning signs of diabetes affect every part of your body. After a blood test, you may be told by a doctor that you have high blood sugar. You may feel excessively thirsty or have to urinate a lot. Weight loss and fatigue are other common symptoms. Diabetes can also cause you to lose consciousness if your blood sugar falls too low. 

If diabetes is left untreated, it can take a toll on your mouth as well. Here's how:

You may have less saliva, causing your mouth to feel dry. (dry mouth is also caused by certain medications.)
Because saliva protects your teeth, you're also at a higher risk of cavities.
Gums may become inflamed and bleed often (gingivitis).
You may have problems tasting food.
You may experience delayed wound healing.
You may be susceptible to infections inside of your mouth.
For children with diabetes, teeth may erupt at an age earlier than is typical.
Why people with diabetes are more prone to gum disease

All people have more tiny bacteria living in their mouth now than there are people on this planet. If they make their home in your gums, you can end up with periodontal disease. This chronic, inflammatory disease can destroy your gums, all the tissues holding your teeth and even your bones.

Periodontal disease is the most common dental disease affecting those living with diabetes, affecting nearly 22% of those diagnosed. Especially with increasing age, poor blood sugar control increases the risk for gum problems. In fact, people with diabetes are at a higher risk for gum problems because of poor blood sugar control. As with all infections, serious gum disease may cause blood sugar to rise. This makes diabetes harder to control because you are more susceptible to infections and are less able to fight the bacteria invading the gums.

How your dentist can help you fight diabetes

Regular dental visits are important. Research suggests that treating gum disease can help improve blood sugar control in patients living with diabetes, decreasing the progression of the disease. Practicing good oral hygiene and having professional deep cleanings done by your dentist can help to lower your hba1c. (this is a lab test that shows your average level of blood sugar over the previous three months. It indicates how well you are controlling your diabetes.)

Your diabetes dental health action plan

Teamwork involving self-care and professional care from your dentist will be beneficial in keeping your healthy smile as well as potentially slowing progression of diabetes. Here are five oral health-related things you can do to for optimal wellness:

Control your blood sugar levels. Use your diabetes-related medications as directed, changing to a healthier diet and even exercising more can help. Good blood sugar control will also help your body fight any bacterial or fungal infections in your mouth and help relieve dry mouth caused by diabetes.
Avoid smoking.
If you wear any type of denture, clean it each day.
Make sure to brush twice a day with a soft brush and floss correctly daily.
See your dentist for regular checkup.

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I brush my teeth twice a day. I have cavity problem whereas my friend brushes her teeth once a day. She even has plaque but no cavity. Why is it so? My mom also has dental problems like I do. Can it be genetic? Any remedies to prevent cavities?

BDS
Dentist, Kolar
I brush my teeth twice a day. I have cavity problem whereas my friend brushes her teeth once a day. She even has plaq...
Structure of your teeth n patern of fissures on top surface of your teeth could resemble dat of your mom's! yes! dental varies prob due to structural pattern can be genetic! there are lot of preventive measure one can follow to avoid decay. Pit n fissure sealants r available to help you about decay on an unaffected tooth. Contact your dentist to get this done. Brushing n flossing twice daily helps prevent decay. Mere brushing doesn't help but adopting a proper brushing technique is v imp. Your teeth'll require more attention dan your frens'
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I have some dental problem and a black spot is there in between the root teeth what can I do what will be the remedy.

MDS Prosthodontics, B.D.S
Dentist, Kolkata
I have some dental problem and a black spot is there in between the root teeth what can I do what will be the remedy.
Get a clinical examination done by your dentist. Scaling and polishing will help, but follow the treatment plan given by your dentist after complete oral check up. If it is a cavity, then get the filling done.
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How can I get rid of bad breath? It embarrasses me alot. I have tried drinking plenty of water and green tea but it was of no use.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
•Eat a healthy, balanced diet and avoid eating strongly flavoured or spicy food. •Cut down on sugary food and drink, as it can increase the amount of bacteria in your mouth. •Reduce your alcohol consumption. •Stop smoking. •Cut down on coffee. •Drink plenty of water to help prevent your mouth becoming dry. •Chew sugar-free gum after eating, to stimulate the flow of saliva. This will help clean away any remaining food particles. •Don't use toothpaste to clean your dentures, as it can scratch the surface and cause stains. •Clean your dentures thoroughly using soap and lukewarm water, denture cream or a denture-cleaning tablet. •Use a separate toothbrush to clean your dentures. •Make sure you visit your dentist for regular check-ups. Having regular dental check-ups will ensure that any plaque is removed from your teeth, particularly in areas that are difficult to reach. •Your dentist can recommend the best way to clean your teeth and gums, and point out areas you might be missing. They can also identify any signs of gum disease and ensure early treatment. •Gastritis, lung & sinus infection may also be the cause of bad smell in the mouth. 90% of bad breath is due to a dirty tongue. •If your bad breath is caused by a gastrointestinal problem, such as an H. Pylori infection or gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD), you may be referred to a gastroenterologist. •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. •You may need deep cleaning & fill tooth cavities with artificial enamel filling. Rinse your mouth thoroughly with a mouth wash until then. Advance procedures can be done with laser too. You may consult me in person.
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I am 18 years old male. Bloods are coming during brushing and a smell from mouth. Please help what I can do for it?

BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
I am 18 years old male. Bloods are coming during brushing and a smell from mouth. Please help what I can do for it?
hi Bleeding gums can be a sign that you have or are at risk for gum disease. Ongoing gum bleeding may be due to serious medical conditions such as leukemia and bleeding and platelet disorders. The main cause of bleeding gum is the buildup of plaque at the gum line. This will lead to a condition called�gingivitis, or inflamed gums. Plaque that is not removed will harden into tartar. This will lead to increased bleeding and a more advanced form of gum and jawbone disease known as�periodontitis. Other causes of bleeding gums include: Any bleeding disorder Brushing too hard Hormonal changes during pregnancy Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura Ill-fitting dentures or other dental appliances Improper flossing Infection, which can be either tooth- or gum-related Leukemia Scurvy Use of blood thinners Vitamin K�deficiency Visit the dentist at least once every 6 months for plaque removal. Follow your dentist's home care instructions. You should brush your teeth gently with a soft-bristle toothbrush at least twice a day. It is best if you can brush after every meal. Your dentist may tell you to rinse with salt water or hydrogen peroxide and water. Do not use mouthwashes that contain alcohol, which can make the problem worse. Flossing teeth twice a day can prevent plaque from building up. It can help to follow a balanced, healthy diet. Try to avoid snacking between meals and cut down on the carbohydrates you eat.
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Sir I am suffering from mouth ulcers frequently and my tongue has cracks so what I should do.

MBBS, MD - Community Medicine
General Physician, Jaipur
Take regular milk/ eggs in your diet in addition to seasonal fruits/ and vegetables. Take Cap. Becosules once daily with a glass of milk at bed time for 1 month.
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