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Dr. Shabnam

BDS

Dentist, Bangalore

15 Years Experience
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Dr. Shabnam is an experienced Dentist in Jayanagar, Bangalore. She has been a successful Dentist for the last 15 years. She studied and completed BDS . She is currently practising at Shabnam Dental Clinic in Jayanagar, Bangalore. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Shabnam on Lybrate.com.

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BDS - RAJIV GANDHI UNIVERSITY OF HEALTH SCIENCES(BANGALORE) - 2002
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Two canker sores are present on my upper gums which are increasing in size and the pain is uncontrollable. I can't speak, laugh, drink, eat. Is there any cure?

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
Two canker sores are present on my upper gums which are increasing in size and the pain is uncontrollable.
I can't sp...
Apply Dolo mouth gel once a day with clean hand for 2 days Maintain oral hygine Capsule Becosule one capsule after food once a day for 7 days Avoid salty spicy food consult Physician if sore persist.
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BDS, Certification In Oral Implantology
Dentist, Ghaziabad
Proper cleaning of the mouth on a daily basis is very necessary. Besides brushing and tongue cleaning, flossing deep into the areas between the teeth and under the gumline, where the toothbrush cannot reach is equally important.

My teeth is ZIG ZAG. When I smile it looks very bad. I want my teeth straight. And I don't want to change my original teeth anyway to repair teeth without changing the teeth.

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
My teeth is ZIG ZAG. When I smile it looks very bad. I want my teeth straight. And I don't want to change my original...
No need to change your teeth consult a orthodontist you may require braces you may have to loose few teeth to generate space to straighten them.
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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.

BDS
Dentist, Ahmedabad
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.
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I used to chewing tobacco. Now I had left it but there is spot on my teeth. How to reduce them.

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
I used to chewing tobacco. Now I had left it but there is spot on my teeth. How to reduce them.
Please visit a dental surgeon and get your teeth cleaning and polishing done. Stains will be removed by polishing and stop chewing tobacco please.
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Hello i'm Mohammed Mustafa here i'm currently obese and suffering from pre hypertension any ideas how I can reduce my weight fast and do not suffer more from these diseases as i'm 15 and am really in need for advice i'm scared with current position any ideas how can I improve myself I guess I have had experienced sleep apnea as well don't know yet if it is a cause of pre hypertension as per the fact i'm really concerned please help me i'm scared of these diseases I just want to be perfect please help me in this journey to a safer life. And any diet plan or anything else please tell me about them and what should I eat to shed this weight off me as per the fact I am a teen from a diabetic mother could these be the effect of that I have tried to shed my weight for so long now still no progress weight just seems to climb up rather than go down i'm worried I do not want to suffer from diabetes or blood pressure but if there are home remedies whats bad then I can surely help my self then regards.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), certificate in panchkarma
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Hello i'm Mohammed Mustafa here i'm currently obese and suffering from pre hypertension any ideas how I can reduce my...
your r concern about your health is good but don't overburden urself with stress. Go for VIReCHAN therapy n VASTI therapy in Ayurveda. Drink lukewarm water always n Everytime. Have light boiled food free from excessive oil n garammasala. Do yoga n pranayam n running too. Have fruits vegetables. Use barley roti. Avoid fried, junk food, maida ,non veg in extra. Early to bed n early to rise.
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I eat Rajni Gandha I have tarter I my cavity my upper tooth has be broken and cavity has tarter wat to do.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
I eat Rajni Gandha I have tarter I my cavity my upper tooth has be broken and cavity has tarter wat to do.
Stop rajnigandha or not it's your choice as all the packets have warning on them which you can understand. Still if you wish for the gift of it then it's your choice. For tartar you will have to do scaling and cleaning by a dentist.
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Hi I am having a sensitive teeth from past two years. I am using sensodynte repair & protect from past 2 years no issues till last month but this month I am experiencing sensitivity & pain which is increasing exponentially day by day what treatment shld I go for? what may be the average expenses for this treatment.

MDS - Periodontics, Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Chandigarh
Hi I am having a sensitive teeth from past two years. I am using sensodynte repair & protect from past 2 years no iss...
Hi thanks for the query as you said you had sensitivity in the beginning and now you have pain also which is gradually increasing. Going by your words you need to undergo rct (root canal treatment) if you have x ray of your tooth please share for better diagnosis thank you
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Fluoride for Teeth - 4 Myths and Facts About it

MDS - Periodontology and Oral Implantology, BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Fluoride for Teeth - 4 Myths and Facts About it

Fluoride is a chemical naturally present in water and in some foods and is essential for healthy bone growth.  A few decades ago, fluoride was discovered to have anti-cariogenic (against tooth decay) properties and slowly gained popularity. While most believe that fluoride can do wonders for your teeth and help you get rid of all problems, it is not true.  There is only so much that fluoride can do and there are also undesirable effects from it.

Read on to know some myths about fluoride versus the actual facts.

Myth: Drinking fluoridated water can lead to fluorosis, which produces brown, pitted teeth, which are weak and aesthetically unappealing.

Fact:  People develop fluorosis only when the water contains excessive amounts of fluorine.  The currently defined permissible level is about 0.7 parts per million. At this level, fluoride provides the maximum protection against caries, at the same time not leading to fluorosis.  In some cases, mild fluorosis can be seen, which only produces white speckles on the tooth and not brown pits.  These teeth have a higher resistance to decay than people drinking non-fluoridated water.

Myth: Fluoride is a forced medication

Fact: Fluoride is a chemical with special benefits to the bones and teeth.  In cases where the water does not contain sufficient quantities of fluoride or where the person is prone for decay, adding fluoride will provide the extra level of protection against caries.

Myth: Adding fluoride to the drinking water leads to various other medical conditions (heart disease, cancer, etc.)

Fact: Various studies have shown that this is not true. In fact, fluoride has been endorsed as safe to use and does not contribute to any diseases like heart disease, cancer, autism, or kidney problems.

Myth: Fluoride is not safe for children.

Fact: Children need a good amount of fluoride in their tooth forming years. This produces teeth that are more resistant to decay and are stronger generally. If the regular supply of water does not contain sufficient fluoride, then the child can be given supplements in the form of fluoridated toothpastes and gel applications at the clinic to provide the anti-cariogenic benefit.

Myth: If there is enough water in the fluoride, then there is no worry of tooth decay.

Fact: Fluoride only makes the teeth resistant to easy decay, it does not protect from decay completely.  Proper oral hygiene habits (brushing, flossing, rinsing, dental visits) are essential to ensure that there is no plaque accumulation and food deposits to prevent caries.  Fluoride is not a replacement for these practices.

Like with anything else, even excessive fluoride is not good for health, therefore the recommended level is 0.7 ppm.  Ensure fluoride supplements are used only after a discussion with your dentist.

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Due to excess fluorine there are brown marks on my teeth. What should I do to make my teeth white?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
Due to excess fluorine there are brown marks on my teeth. What should I do to make my teeth white?
You may need deep cleaning, polishing along with whitening (bleaching) procedures and / or artificial enamel filling and / or capping.
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Hello sir, I am 24 Male from MP. There is a flesh growing in my mouth. Please help me.

BDS, Certification in Full Mouth Rehabilitation, Advanced Aesthetics, Fellow of Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD), Internship, Juniorship
Dentist, Ranchi
Hello sir, I am 24 Male from MP. There is a flesh growing in my mouth. Please help me.
Growths most commonly form on the Lips, Sides of the tongue, Floor of the mouth, Back portion of the roof of the mouth (soft palate). Growth may be cancerous or noncancerous. Noncancerous is due to chronic irritation, fungal infection simple warts. Precancerous is due to leukoplakia, erytroplakia. Treatment is totally depends on the cause. Maintain oral hygiene and contact your nearest dentist for cause of the growth.
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BDS
Dentist, Motihari
What's in Your Mouth?
To understand what happens when your teeth decay, it's helpful to know what's in your mouth naturally. Here are a few of the elements:

Saliva ? Your mouth and teeth are constantly bathed in saliva. We never give much thought to our spit, but this fluid is remarkable for what it does to help protect our oral health. Saliva keeps teeth and other parts of your mouth moist and washes away bits of food. Saliva contains minerals that strengthen teeth. It includes buffering agents. They reduce the levels of acid that can decay teeth. Saliva also protects against some viruses and bacteria.

Plaque ? Plaque is a soft, gooey substance that sticks to the teeth a bit like jam sticks to a spoon. Like the slime that clings to the bottom of a swimming pool, plaque is a type of biofilm. It contains large numbers of closely packed bacteria, components taken from saliva, and bits of food. Also in the mix are bacterial byproducts and white blood cells. Plaque grows when bacteria attach to the tooth and begin to multiply. Plaque starts forming right after a tooth is cleaned. Within an hour, there's enough to measure. As time goes on, the plaque thickens. Within two to six hours, the plaque teems with bacteria that can cause cavities and periodontal (gum) disease.

Calculus ? If left alone long enough, plaque absorbs minerals from saliva. These minerals form crystals and harden into calculus. Then new plaque forms on top of existing calculus. This new layer can also become hard.

Bacteria ? We have many types of bacteria in our mouths. Some bacteria are good; they help control destructive bacteria. When it comes to decay, Streptococcus mutans and Lactobacilli are the bacteria that cause the most damage to teeth.

How Your Teeth Decay
The bacteria in your mouth need food to live and multiply. When you eat sugary foods, or even starches such as rice, the bacteria use them as food, too. The bacteria then produce acids that can dissolve tooth enamel (outer layer of the tooth).

It's not just candy and ice cream we're talking about. All carbohydrate foods eventually break down into simple sugars. Some of this process begins in the mouth.

Foods that break down into simple sugars in the mouth are called fermentable carbohydrates. These include the obvious sugary foods, such as cookies, cakes, soft drinks and candy. But they also include pretzels, crackers, bananas, potato chips and breakfast cereals.

Bacteria in your mouth turn the sugars in these foods into acids. These acids begin to dissolve the mineral crystals in teeth. The more times you eat each day, the more times your teeth are exposed to an acid attack.

This attack can lead to tooth decay, also known as dental caries or cavities. First, the acid begins to dissolve calcium and phosphate crystals inside a tooth. A white spot may appear on the enamel in this weakened area. But the loss of minerals develops beneath the surface of the enamel. The surface may still be smooth.

At this stage, the tooth can be repaired with the help of fluoride, proteins and minerals (calcium and phosphate) in the saliva. The saliva also helps reduce the acid levels from bacteria that attack the tooth.

Once the decay breaks through the enamel to cause a cavity, the damage is permanent. A dentist must clean out the decay and fill the cavity. Left untreated, the decay will get worse. It can destroy a tooth all the way through the enamel, through the inside dentin layer and down to the pulp or nerve of the tooth. That's why it is important to treat caries at a very early stage, when the process can be reversed.

Types of Decay
Young children can get a type of decay called baby bottle tooth decay or early childhood caries. It destroys enamel quickly. This type of decay is common in children who are put to sleep with a bottle of milk or juice. The bottle exposes the teeth constantly to carbohydrates through the night. Bacteria can grow rapidly and produce acid that decays teeth.

Decay can become worse if the parent does not clean the child's teeth. It can eat through enamel and leave a large cavity in a matter of months.

In older adults, the exposed roots of teeth can develop cavities. This is called root caries. Older adults are more likely to have receding gums caused by years of hard brushing or periodontal disease. They also are more likely to have dry mouth (xerostomia). The decrease in saliva results in less protection of the teeth. This increases the risk of decay. Many common medicines can cause dry mouth. Be sure to ask the doctor or pharmacist if any of your medicines cause dry mouth.

Decay can form beneath fillings or other tooth repairs, such as crowns. Sometimes bacteria and bits of food can slip between the tooth and a filling or crown. This can happen if the filling cracks or pulls away from the tooth, leaving a gap.

Preventing Cavities
Do you or your family members get cavities often? Dental research has found out that certain factors can affect your risk of tooth decay. These factors include:

The current number of decayed or filled teeth
Your fluoride exposure, including fluoride in drinking water, toothpaste and rinses, and fluoride treatments in the dental office
Parents or siblings with dental decay
How well you take care of your teeth
The amount of saliva and the balance of minerals, enzymes and buffering agents it contains
How often and what types of foods you eat (especially fermentable carbohydrates)
Ask your dentist about the best ways to reduce your risks and limit dental decay.

To prevent your teeth from decaying, you can do three things:

Strengthen your teeth's defenses with fluoride, sealants and agents that contain calcium and phosphate ions.
Have your dentist or dental hygienist place sealants on your back teeth.
Reduce the number of bacteria in your mouth.
Fluoride penetrates into teeth. It strengthens them by replacing minerals that acid has removed. The benefits of fluoride to teeth were first discovered in the 1930s. Dentists started to notice that people who drank water that naturally contained fluoride had less tooth decay. In 1945, communities started to add fluoride to water supplies. Adding fluoride to water systems has been the most successful cavity prevention method to date.

In the early 1960s, fluoride also began to be added to toothpaste. This also had a major impact on cavity prevention. Now almost all toothpastes contain fluoride. Everyone should brush with a fluoride toothpaste every day. Dental offices sometimes recommend higher levels of fluoride in toothpastes, gels and mouth rinses for both children and adults.

Sealants are protective coatings placed over the tops of the back teeth ? molars. They block bacteria and acids from sticking in the tiny grooves on the chewing surfaces of these teeth. Sealants can be placed in adults and children. Children can have sealants placed on their permanent molars once they come in, around age 6. Sometimes they are also used on primary (baby) molars. Dentists can put sealants on molars with signs of early decay, as long as the decay hasn't broken through the enamel.

You can never get rid of all the bacteria in your mouth. But you can take steps to control and disrupt the bacteria so they don't attack your teeth:

Brush twice a day.
Floss daily.
Reduce the number of times each day that you consume fermentable carbohydrates.
Some mouthwashes reduce bacteria in your mouth. This can help prevent decay. Chewing sugarless gums, especially those with xylitol, can help reduce the number of bacteria that cause cavities and increase the flow of saliva.

Most importantly, visit your dentist regularly. Then the dentist can find any decay early, when it can be treated and reversed.

I have recently got root canal therapy but my that tooth still aches a little while chewing what should I do. I haven't told my dentist for this.

BDS
Dentist, Vijayawada
I have recently got root canal therapy but my that tooth still aches a little while chewing what should I do. I haven...
Wait and watch for a few days for the pain to come down and after that get a cap done over the tooth. If the pain doesn't subside, you have to get the procedure repeated.
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Dental Health

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Dental Health

Braces for children if required should be done at an early stage as recommended by the Orthodontist. Done in the growing stage it can be more permanent and faster.

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Why do we get effected with mouth ulcer frequently? is it due to Any vitamin deficiency?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
Eat lot of fruits & green leafy vegetables & drink plenty of water. We need more investigations with clinical examination to decide upon treatment. You may need coronoplasty (smoothen teeth edges) along with t. Rebagen 10, morning one tab & one at night for 5 days, c. Becosules 5 cap, for five days in the morning after meals. Hexigel ointment on the area of ulcer. Rinse your mouth thoroughly with a mouth wash after every meals. 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. Tooth brush to be changed every 2 months.
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I have one black cavity tooth whether this can be reason for indigestion, ear pain, headache, 1 year back already suffered from typhoid & food poison and already I have e coli infection in stool & urine. Always my tongue is white & yellow layer.

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
No it's quite unlikely but black cavity is normally carries which should b treated at the earliest. Colin inf r difficult to treat contact a gi physcician n for urine a nephrologist typhoid can recur get vaccinated regularly, keep tongue clean, once the gastric prob settle the quoting will also go. Avoid eating street food, maintain good hygiene in you r kitchen n clean cut nails of food handlers at home.
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4 year ago I have a RCT treatment. Very thing is fine but now pain start in that teeth when I chew any thing.

BDS
Dentist, Noida
4 year ago I have a RCT treatment. Very thing is fine but now pain start in that teeth when I chew any thing.
Hello lybrate-user may b your tooth is re-infected, there can b various causes for this thing to happen- 1. It can b due to poor oral hygiene, leading to any gum infections, causing rct to fail. 2. It can b due to poor cap placement, 3. If cap is not there, might b the permanent filling is fractured, leading to the microleakage through your gp points leading to infection. 4. May b your previous rct itself was not done properly, 5. May b adjacent teeth are infected, leading to the spread of infection in rctreated one too. So I would suggest you to visit a dentist for proper clinical check-up with xrays to find out the cause, and further deciding the proper treatment. May b your tooth will go for re-rct or extraction.
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My teeth's are but yellowish in colour. Is there any home remedy to clear the yellow stain or will it be safe to go dentist for cleaning it up. Is there any chance of sensitivity or any other issue?

BDS, MDS
Dentist, Gorakhpur
My teeth's are but yellowish in colour. Is there any home remedy to clear the yellow stain or will it be safe to go d...
You can visit a dentist for cleaning and for whitening of teeth. There is no or little sensitivity while cleaning but eventually it will go. You may opt for bleaching to get teeth whiten which can be done both at clinic and or at home.
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Sir I feel pressure in my teeth these getting very tight and when I chew something than I pressure in my teeth I think they come closer to each other so sir what can I do.

BDS
Dentist, Meerut
Sir I feel pressure in my teeth these getting very tight and when I chew something than I pressure in my teeth I thin...
This symptom can be because of your wisdom teeth or some second molar erupting and exerting pressure on other teeth mesial to it. You can take some muscle relaxants to avoid undue pressure while eating and meanwhile show to some dentist for clinical checkup.
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I am having a bad-breath. I drink about 5 liters of water a day but does not help. Can I please get your kind advice?

BDS
Dentist,
Have dental check up get cleaned your teeth and give me a feedback back so that I can help you more.
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