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Dr. Shama Rao

M.D.S.

Dentist, Bangalore

40 Years Experience
Dr. Shama Rao M.D.S. Dentist, Bangalore
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To provide my patients with the highest quality dental care, I’m dedicated to the newest advancements and keep up-to-date with the latest health care technologies....more
To provide my patients with the highest quality dental care, I’m dedicated to the newest advancements and keep up-to-date with the latest health care technologies.
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Dr. Shama Rao is one of the best Dentists in Malleshwaram, Bangalore. He has over 40 years of experience as a Dentist. He has done M.D.S.. He is currently associated with Dental Care Center. in Malleshwaram, Bangalore. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Shama Rao on Lybrate.com.

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Daily Habits That Have Been Damaging Your Teeth!

BDS, FICOI, MDS
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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.

Daily Habits That Have Been Damaging Your Teeth!
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I am 19 years old I am suffering from tmj problem. I cant open mouth. I have facial pain. I have headache. I cant chewing food. Bcoz I feel pain. Dentists said me for hot and cold pack on tmj but no improve in conditions please tell me a right solution.

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Right solution will be using of night guard during sleep for couple of months and surely it wud help u.

I have a dental problems. My teeth are generally suffering from cavity. But the fact is that it causes hole in my teeth, and it occurs badly pain in my teeth. Please help me. And please give me some domestic solutions.

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I have a dental problems. My teeth are generally suffering from cavity. But the fact is that it causes hole in my tee...
Treatment dental pain teeth pain may be due to various reasons like infection, sensitivity or trauma. If your teeth is decayed it is better to get it filled or treated by a dentist. If you are opting for root canal treatment do not forget to get a crown on the effected tooth. If you want to go for only medicinal treatment so let me tell you only medicine are not going to be very effective untill you get this treated by a dentist. But treatment can only be done once you are recovered from your typhoid fever.
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I have wounds in my mouth what should I do?

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Cap bnc one a day local appl of metroggyl gel suck on tab bifilac twice daily drink plenty of water.

Does wearing a clip for the teeth have any effect on sensitivity?

MDS - Orthodontics, BDS
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Does wearing a clip for the teeth have any effect on sensitivity?
Its a myth that bracing teeth causes sensitivity. Its not at all any problem with clip for the teeth. You can go for that.
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I have moderate irregularities in my teeth alignment. Are braces must? If so, Then when is the ideal age to put on braces.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
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I have moderate irregularities in my teeth alignment.
Are braces must?
If so,
Then when is the ideal age to put on br...
Braces are for esthetic concern in your case.if you want your arch look good,you can have braces.After 15years braces can be worn.
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Mere teeths me gap nhi hai aur ek teeth teda hai samne wala aur samne wale teeth thode bahar hai to ye kaise thik honge aur inme kitna kharcha ayega.

Certification in Full Mouth Rehabilitation, Post-Graduate Certificate in Oral Implantology (PGCOI), M.Sc - Master of Oral Implantology (MOI), Certified Implantologist, BDS
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You need full mouth treatment planning, you need to visit a dentist in person. Then you can have idea about treatment, its outcome and cost.
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My gums are bleeding what should I do?

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My gums are bleeding what should I do?
Few advice to stop bleeding gums-- - visit to a dentist for professional cleaning once in a year - use a soft toothbrush -- and brush properly! brush your teeth for at least two minutes twice a day and after meals. Hard brushing can further damage the soft tissues of your mouth. - floss at least once a day and be sure to floss beyond the gum line to remove more plaque. - control bleeding by applying pressure to the area with a cold compress. - rinse with salt water to keep the area clean. - avoid mouthwashes that contain alcohol, which can dry out your mouth.

I have swelling and gum problem in my mouth.

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I have swelling and gum problem in my mouth.
It can be due to gingivitis and periodontal problem so that get cleaned of your teeth by a dentist to remove gum problem.

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Always remember to wear your retainers at all times, unless advised by the dentist otherwise.
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My mouth smells very badly. what should I do?

Certification in Full Mouth Rehabilitation, Post-Graduate Certificate in Oral Implantology (PGCOI), M.Sc - Master of Oral Implantology (MOI), Certified Implantologist, BDS
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My mouth smells very badly. what should I do?
Get your teeth clean by the dentist. You can use the tongue cleaner and also the clohex mouth wash 3time in day. Also make a habits to brush twice in day
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No need to be ashamed of wearing braces now since tehy are available in a variety of interesting colors.

I brush daily then too I feel sensitivity in teeth after eating sweet and cold things. What should I do?

oral implantology, BDS
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I brush daily then too I feel sensitivity in teeth after eating sweet and cold things. What should I do?
sensitivity to cold and sweet is commonly due to decay of teeth. get your dental check up done by a dentist for thorough check up and treatment accordingly

My cousin have mouth breathsmell problem. I thnk he have pyrea problem in his teeth. sometimes he also having blood. Kindly suggest sm toothpaste or medicine.

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My cousin have mouth breathsmell problem. I thnk he have pyrea problem in his teeth. sometimes he also having blood. ...
Homoeopathic medicine MERC SOL 30 ( Dr Reckeweg) Drink 5 drops today night and forget this medicine PLANTAGO Q/HAMMEMELIS Q ( Dr Reckeweg) Mix both these medicines and take 10 drops in 20 ml fresh water 3 times daily for 2-3 months HEKLA LAVA TOOTH POWDER ( WHEEZAL ) Scrub teeth daily night before sleep NOTE-Use brush with soft bristles and use it upside down while brushing teeth.
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Massaging your gums daily with eucalyptus or peppermint oil in a circular motion throughout the mouth will increase the blood activation and will keep your gums healthy and safe.

One of my Molar tooth is half broken. One dentist told me the other half needs to be removed and replace it by using metal screw and artificial molar on top of existing base kindly confirm the best solution ?

BDS
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If your half tooth is still there go quickly get rct ,then have a crown if its less than half , go for rct then post n core if crown gone then extract it and have either bridge or implant your dentist is telling u about implant , probably u are fairly rich
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I have a problem of hair fall and also it's getting white day by day. And I also have constipation. At dawn I feel little cold. I also have eruption in my mouth and tongue. I feel sleepy all the time. I also feel weakness. What should I do?

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I have a problem of hair fall and also it's getting white day by day. And I also have constipation. At dawn I feel li...
CONSTIPATION:is due to an incorrect lifestyle and irregular eating patterns, not taking enough fluids,sedentary lifestyle.Foods that are heavy and difficult to digest, as well as oily, spicy, fried, and junk foods are the culprits. Eating food in a disturbed atmosphere or in front of the television and being awake late at night all lead to bowel disturbance. Psychological factors like stress, anxiety, fear, jealousy, and sorrow also play an important role. DIET & LIFESTYLE ADVICE: Increase intake of fiber, especially fruits and cooked vegetables. An Apple or Pineapple/Pomegranate each day is helpful. Drink 7-8 glasses of lukewarm water each day. Take daily morning and evening walks for at least 20-30 minutes each. Eat whole grains /nuts/sprouts/daliya and Muesli in breakfast Avoid removing bran from the flour because it clears the intestines Avoid refined foods like white flour, bread, pasta, pizza, white rice,or high protein foods like cheese,meat and cold foods like ice cream or chilled drinks Take meals in a relaxed and calm atmosphere. The food should be warm and freshly -prepared, as cold food slows the digestive power. Take 30 ml/6 tsp of syp Duphalac thrice daily after meals with lukewarm water. Soak 3-4 dried figs after washing them overnight in water. Eat them first thing in the morning,

Hello sir. I have a problem in my teeth like bleeding from my teeth and also comes bad odour from my teeth can you please suggest me what should I do for overcome my teeth problem?

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Hello sir.
I have a problem in my teeth like bleeding from my teeth and also comes bad odour from my teeth can you pl...
Sir the bleeding is because of inflammation off your gums please apply gumex gum paint to the gums 3 times a day for 10 days for the time being visit a near by dentist as fast as you can for cleaning off your teeth.

I want to know about oil pulling. Is it good for oral health? Which oil is very useful in oil pulling. Is mustard oil is good or not for oral health. Can you help help me.

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I want to know about oil pulling. Is it good for oral health? Which oil is very useful in oil pulling. Is mustard oil...
Oil pulling is no substitute for brushing. Oil pulling is swishing of essential oil in mouth for 5-10 minutes. Until the color of oil changes towards white, then spitting it out. Oils of sessame, peanuts, etc can be used.
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If a person in has a heart cancer and blood clots comes through mouth with saliva then what's this signifies? Please suggest me properly please.

BDS, PG Diploma In PG Advance Course Of Oral Implantology On New Generation Implants, PGDHHM
Dentist
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No significance of blood clot and heart cancer blood is comming form mouth may be because of gums swelling (gingivitis). If patient is taking pain killer or anticoagulant gums bleeds more
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