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Dr. Sara Rafiq

BDS

Dentist, Bangalore

16 Years Experience
Dr. Sara Rafiq BDS Dentist, Bangalore
16 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
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Dr. Sara Rafiq is an experienced Dentist in Chickpet, Bangalore. She has been a practicing Dentist for 16 years. She is a BDS . You can meet Dr. Sara Rafiq personally at Dent O Care in Chickpet, Bangalore. Book an appointment online with Dr. Sara Rafiq and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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BDS - Bangalore University - 2001
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Age is 39 and all my teeth are weak and all chewing teeth from both side i have eliminated .Facing tremendous problem in eating please help me out ?

BDS, Certification In Oral Implantology
Dentist, Ghaziabad
Hello, You may go ahead with dental implant supported prosthesis or removable partial denture. Thank you
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I Have a small and curved gap between 2 upper teeth, it looks like something black is stuck in. How Can I cure it?

BDS
Dentist, Bangalore
I Have a small and curved gap between 2 upper teeth, it looks like something black is stuck in. How Can I cure it?
Gap between teeth can be filled with restorative material like 'composite'. .which is same in colour like tooth. . visit to a dentist for it...
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I am nitin 15 year old and I have tooth decay and pain im last tooth and when I concern doctor tell it need to remove bit I fear of it its very painful so is any other way to solve this problem.

BDS (GOLD MEDALIST)
Dentist, Jamshedpur
I am nitin 15 year old and I have tooth decay and pain im last tooth and when I concern doctor tell it need to remove...
When cavity griws deeoer it infects pulp and cause decay of crown oortion. If remaining tooth structure is very small in this case doctor suggests to remove the tooth. You can opt for dental implant or bridge after removal. If there is possibility of rct you can go for it.
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Sir, I m suffering from teeth payria since two year, what I have to do for it. Please suggest me.

BDS
Dentist, Agra
Sir, I m suffering from teeth payria since two year, what I have to do for it. Please suggest me.
You need to get full mouth scaling and root planing done by a dentist. And maintain your oral hygiene thereafter by using mouthwash, flossing, etc.
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What may be the reason for frequent mouth ulcers. please advise Regards.

What may be the reason for frequent mouth ulcers. please advise Regards.
There's no specific reason for mouth ulcers, but some of them are stress and anxiety, sharp edges of teeth, etc.
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I have bleeding from my tooth from 2 days. please suggest.?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist,
I have bleeding from my tooth from 2 days. please suggest.?
Kindly consult a dentist in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations to decide upon treatment. You may need deep cleaning along with surgical, gum strengthening procedure. Rinse your mouth thoroughly with a mouth wash after every meals. Advance procedures can be done with laser. You may consult me in person. Dental tips: - visit a dentist every six months. 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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Loose Teeth? It might Indicate Much More Than You Know!

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Loose Teeth? It might Indicate Much More Than You Know!

You know you're suffering from loose tooth if it moves when you brush or while eating. In fact, loose tooth is an indication that you may suffer from an underlying dental problem. Thus, it's vital to be aware of the problems that may cause you to suffer from tooth mobility.

Here are some of the culprits behind your loose teeth.

1. Periodontal disease - Loose teeth problem can occur if you suffer from periodontal disease. This oral condition causes the bone and ligaments that surround your teeth to get weakened. The problem begins to occur once plaque begins to form on your teeth, more specifically around the gum line, leading to the formation of tartar. Eventually, the gums become inflamed causing periodontal pockets to form around the affected tooth or teeth. The result is bone loss and damage to the connective tissues.

2. Osteoporosis - The condition of osteoporosis sees the bone density around your teeth decreasing, resulting in the problem of loosened teeth. Women with osteoporosis are known to be three times more prone to tooth loss than women who don't suffer from this problem.

3. Pregnancy hormones - High estrogen and progesterone hormones during pregnancy can influence the bone and ligaments surrounding a tooth to loosen. If not accompanied by any other dental complication like periodontal disease, it only causes the problem of tooth mobility.

4. Traumatic injury - The connective tissue and the periodontal ligament that keep your teeth in place can become stretched if extreme pressure is placed on them. Whether it's an accident or a fall, any kind of strain to your mouth can harm the bone and ligaments that surround your tooth. Even grinding your teeth or clenching of the jaws can cause the periodontal ligament to get stretched, causing the loose tooth to occur.

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Related Tip: Is it More Important to Brush Your Teeth in the Night Than in the Morning?

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When I do brush in that I get little bit of blood from teeth. Kindly advise.

MDS, BDS
Dentist,
You need oral prophylaxis. So visit dentist as soon as possible for more please contact me privately
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I have jaw ache and was prescribed novaclox in the past for it. That had worked last time, can I take the same medicine this time too.

Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Chennai
I have jaw ache and was prescribed novaclox in the past for it. That had worked last time, can I take the same medici...
Novaclox is an antibiotic sir, that will not work for pain management, Do Not Take antibiotics unless needed, are you allergic to any particular medicines?
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I have pain in my teeth. what I should do.?

Certification in Full Mouth Rehabilitation, Post-Graduate Certificate in Oral Implantology (PGCOI), M.Sc - Master of Oral Implantology (MOI), Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist,
You should take following medicine combiflam 3 times a day medicine is the temporarery solution you may need some treatment which can suggest after chek up.
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On the tongue of my aunt's. There have some yellowish spots. She suffers from preppery when she takes food. Plzz suggest what she should do.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
On the tongue of my aunt's. There have some yellowish spots. She suffers from preppery when she takes food. Plzz sugg...
first of all you should follow some basic thing 1.avoid=hot and cold at time 2.less the sugar as much as possible if you want to eat sweet take juggery which is black 3.dont drink water after meal drink at the time of meal sip by sip up to 150 ml 4.avoid late nght sleep
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Last 4 days se mere mouth me chhale ho gaye h. Please advise me.

MDS - Orthodontics, BDS
Dentist,
Last 4 days se mere mouth me chhale ho gaye h. Please advise me.
Mouth ulcers are due to o many reasons 1) due to sharp edge if teeth 2) due to body heat 3) due to constipation or gi tract problem 4) due to acidity 5) due to via in b12 deficiency kindly consult dentist for that
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Daily Habits That Have Been Damaging Your Teeth!

BDS, FICOI, MDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Daily Habits That Have Been Damaging Your Teeth!

Using tooth picks

The worst habit you could possibly have when you have food lodgement in the mouth is using a tooth pick to get rid of it. We often try and use this as an acceptable habit even socially but few things are grosser than watching people pick out food bits after meals. If you have a cavity get it fixed. We have numerous cases where the toothpicks have either injured the gums and caused a larger infection or even worse broken in the cavity and triggered of even more pain. So stay safe from dental emergencies do not use tooth picks! while it's important to prevent food lodgement in the mouth and keep your mouth clean use things like brushes interdental brushes and floss sticks or dentists to help you do the same without harming you!

Using a hard or medium brush.

The oldest myth we have seen is brushing your teeth with a hard or medium brush. Please terminate this habit right away ensure you switch to a soft brush at the earliest.

We do not need more teeth ruined or worn off due to overzealous brushing. We see cases with the entire left side worn down and sensitive and I can tell the person is a right handed vigorous brusher. The softer the brush the better it bends and cleans between teeth as well. The gums also recede due to repeated trauma from the hard bristles so save your mouth from these constant attacks in the name of cleaning.

Scrubbing your teeth

The same principle applies when you switch from a hard to soft or extra soft brush don't apply so much pressure that the teeth and gums are still braving the injury.

You need to brush gently as though cleaning glass the force being minimum the reach and coverage being maximum!

So scrubbing is a habit we need to stop.

Not brushing at night

One of the best things we can do to avoid the dentist or any dental troubles is brushing at night. When it comes to cleaning your teeth frequency matters more than force. Ensuring you clean every 12 hours makes bacterial attacks that cause decay inactive so whenever we skip brushing at night we may not realise but it's definitely costing us.

Popping painkillers

The first sign of dental pain and we instinctively choose to ignore it hoping it will go away and if it doesn't we want to go ahead and pop a painkiller till it does. Masking the problem will actually make it bigger -while we all know this we prefer to accept the instant relief the medication provides over the tedious dental visit that may end with bad news. But imagine if we had gone at the very first sign of trouble most likely we would get away with a dental cleaning -the later we go the more often we need to go for extensive treatments.

Let's try and muster the courage to nip these problems in the bud -a habit to develop show up at the very first sign of trouble.

Do it yourself dentistry (diy) at home

We have all been our own dentists at some point!

From self medication to oral applications and home remedies when all else fails we make an appointment.

A few things are harmful and should be used with care when attempting our own dental care.

We recommend mild things like oral rinses or applications which relieve pain but do not use aspirin or any other pain killer to crush and put in the site, that can cause burns.

Also clove oil is a safe remedy but not cloves which can be sharp and hurt your cheek.

Do not try to remove shaking teeth or attempt any procedures the bleeding can be profuse and the damage severe.

In case of trauma ice to freeze the blows and water to clean the wound will work best.

In the age of technology and information let's not fall prey to easily avoidable dental habits that harm you more than they help you.

Write to us or call us at 9209200024 if you have any queries.

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BDS, Diploma in Hospital Administration, Diploma in Pharmacy
Dentist, Delhi
6 Toothache Remedies You Can Use
Most toothache pain is sharp, throbbing, shooting, or constant. In rare cases if the tooth is not properly treated, it will eventually have to be extracted. So with that being said how can someone treat a toothache at home with natural home remedies?
Below are 6 toothache home remedies you can try.
Remedies for Tooth ache using Garlic
Among the most effective home remedies for toothache is garlic. A clove of garlic with a little rock salt should be placed on the affected tooth. It will relieve the pain and, sometimes, may even cure it. A clove should also be chewed daily in the morning. It will make the cure teeth making it strong and healthy.
Toothache cure using Asafoetida
The use of asafoetida has been found useful in curing toothache. It should be pestled in lemon Juice and slightly heated. A cotton swab should be soaked in this lotion and placed in the cavity of the tooth. It will relieve pain quickly.
Remedies for Tooth ache using Lime
Lime, as a rich source of vitamin C, is useful in maintaining the health of the teeth and other bones of the body. It prevents decay and loosening of the teeth, dental caries, toothache, and bleeding of the gums
Toothache relief using Onion
Latest research has confirmed the bactericidal properties of onion. If a person consumes one raw onion every day by thorough mastication, he will be protected from host of tooth disorders. Chewing raw onion for three minutes is sufficient to kill all the germs in the mouth. Toothache is often allayed by placing a small piece of onion on the bad tooth or gum.
Remedies for Toothache using Pepper
A mixture of a pinch of pepper powder and a quarter teaspoon of common salt is an excellent dentrifice. Its daily use prevents dental cavities, foul breath, bleeding from the gums, painful gums, and toothaches. It cures the increased sensitiveness of the teeth. A pinch of pepper powder mixed with clove oil can be put on the cavities to alleviate the toothache.
Toothache cure using Wheat Grass The juice of wheat grass acts as an excellent mouthwash for tooth decay and cures toothaches. Wheat grass can be chewed with beneficial results. It draws out toxins from the gums and thus checks bacterial growth.
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What is the right way of intake of Tulsi leaves that protects teeth from the harmful effect of the same?

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
What is the right way of intake of Tulsi leaves that protects teeth from the harmful effect of the same?
there is not d exact right way to intake tulsi leaves.u can get it boiled with water or tea or milk. or can chew leaves directly as well.
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I am 45 years old and my teeth is paining only at night.

BDS
Dentist,
I am 45 years old and my teeth is paining only at night.
Hi. If there is a decay than it might be pulp involved and thts th reason you are geting pain, take anxray frst. You shod show a dentist and get tht tooth treated as erly as pissible.
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I have got pyria, gum bleeding and swelling. Got a thick layer on my teeth. I can feel it with my tongue. please suggest. Can not brush my teeth at all. Doesn't pain but bleeds badly.

BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
I have got pyria, gum bleeding and swelling. Got a thick layer on my teeth. I can feel it with my tongue. please sugg...
U have to go for scaling and rootplaning of ur teeth immediately. Along with this do mouthwash and leukwarm water gargle with pinch of salt.use soft toothbrush colgate gumcare.
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I have my front tooth displaced due to repeated falling and is shaking, please recommend sound advise and some medicines.

BDS
Dentist, Ghaziabad
I have my front tooth displaced due to repeated falling and is shaking, please recommend sound advise and some medici...
If severe mobility is there then go for extraction and get them replaced. If the mobility is not considerable then you can go for splinting of your front teeth and try to avoid biting from front teeth.
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I have gaps between my teeths and yellowness.Pls suggest me some remedy

Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist,
Scaling n polishing.Afterthen see you self in mirror n judge ur self whether u require whetting treatments not
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BDS
Dentist, Ramanathapuram
If plaque accumulates in your mouth and you are unable to get rid of it despite brushing daily, there is another way out. Waterjets hare devices which blast pressurised streams of water to remove plaque from the deep areas of your mouth can be used.
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