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Dr. Shashank P. Kumar

Dentist, Bangalore

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Dr. Shashank P. Kumar is an experienced Dentist in V S Dental & Hospital, Bangalore. You can visit him at V S Dental College & Hospital in V S Dental & Hospital, Bangalore. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Shashank P. Kumar on Lybrate.com.

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BDS, Diploma in Hospital Administration, Diploma in Pharmacy
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Common Solutions for Bad Breath Smell

Having a bad breath smell is considered a social stigma. Also known as halitosis, it refers to the unpleasant odor that can be sensed when the affected person opens his/her mouth. When in the company of a person with bad breath smell, many people tend to cover their nose. The most frequent cause for this malady is the bacterial growth in the mouth. So, you need to find ways of avoiding the accumulation of bad bacteria in your mouth in order to eliminate bad breath. A very common cause that encourages bacterial growth is having a dry mouth.

The treatment for bad breath varies from oral hygiene, to avoiding certain kinds of foods, particularly those causing a reduction in the production of saliva. Some helpful ways of treating bad breath are mentioned below. You'll also discover the reasons that make them effective.

1. Brush your teeth, followed by gargling, at the end of each meal: it helps eliminating the food particles that may be left in your mouth. These tiny particles can cause a foul smell as they start decaying.

2. Scrap the tongue: your tongue has millions of infinitesimal hairs, where bacteria gets trapped and causes bad breath. You can recognize the presence of bacteria on your tongue as it gets coated with a white layer.

3. Chewing sugar-free gum encourages the flow of saliva, while a dry mouth encourages the growth of bacteria. So, if you keep your mouth hydrated, the bacterial growth is eliminated or restricted.

4. Visit your dentist periodically: your dentist can discover if any gum problems or perhaps a decayed tooth are the cause of bad odor. For instance, that filling in your tooth may have cracked, or it might be inefficiently positioned, allowing food particles to get deposited there, resulting to a bad breath.

5. Avoid mouthwashes and breath fresheners that contain alcohol: though such formulations help masking bad odors for a while, they also dry the mouth quickly, and thus facilitate undesired bacterial growth.

6. Apply peppermint oil: this solution may be applied with or even without using a toothbrush. It has mouth refreshing properties, and it helps killing unwanted bacteria.

7. Use baking soda: a proven treatment for bad breath is brushing your teeth with baking soda. It also helps keeping a good oral health.

8. Consume leafy green vegetables: many people are not aware that chlorophyll, as available in leafy green vegetables, helps keeping your breath fresh all the time. So, start eating such vegetables regularly.

9. Avoid certain foods: toxic foods, such as spicy meats and certain varieties of cheese, including blue and Camembert, should be avoided, as they encourage the formation of gases in the stomach, and these tend to escape through the mouth, causing a foul smell.

What is the best way how we can out teeth clean and white and what best method of cleaning the teeth, and how we prevent from decaying, please give the solution.

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What is the best way how we can out teeth clean and white and what best method of cleaning the teeth, and how we prev...
Proper brushing and flossing and regular dental check up will keep your teeth free from all the problem.

I am splitting blood in my saliva, is that because of my diet problem. Please advise. Thanks.

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I am splitting blood in my saliva, is that because of my diet problem. Please advise. Thanks.
blood in saliva means some injury in mouth or poor gum health . kindly see dental surgeon for scaling and polishing of teeth . take vitamin c 500-per day

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Jaw bone substitutes are costly because implants were delayed.
Implants are expensive because root canal treatment ( RCT ) was avoided.
RCT is taxing because the cavities were not filled.
Cavities were not filled because .
The lethargy to visit a dentist every six months.

Dentistry is not costly.
Irresponsibility is.

Preservation is the rule.
Recreating is a custom.

My daughter 11 yrs old has a disorientation of teeth/ jaw wereby she is not able to close her mouth properly. She often sleeps with mouth open. Her new teeth are big compared to the milk teeth 2-4 left to fall. Showed a dentist. He suggested to wait till all milk teeth fall. Any remedy available now as she finds it difficult.

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My daughter 11 yrs old has a disorientation of teeth/ jaw wereby she is not able to close her mouth properly. She oft...
Probably she has adenoids or allergic rhinitis, due to this reason she is mouth breather. By this age her milk teeth must have fallen. Dentist must require to put braces, and at the same time meta sprey nasal sprey may be required. If there are adenoids then she may require surgery.

I have tooth problem. Which is like when ve ice cream or cold water or cool drink my tooth ache I tried changing paste also but still I have the same problem if you can provide me some solution tgat ll be very helpful..

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I have tooth problem. Which is like when ve ice cream or cold water or cool drink my tooth ache I tried changing past...
Lybrate-user you are having sensitivity teeth can be due to cavity formation or gingival recession. Apply sensodyne tooth paste two time in a day. Please take care of your digestion and maintain oral hygiene. Visit dental surgeon for check up.

My tooth are properly aligned. Should I go for tooth clip? How far mouth/tooth cleaning is good?

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My tooth are properly aligned. Should I go for tooth clip? How far mouth/tooth cleaning is good?
No need for braces then. 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.

Hi Doctor, I see black stains on my teeth mostly on front side of lower jaw teeth. I see these black stains circumference near to skin on teeth. How can these black stains or marks be removed? Can you please advise me?

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Hi Doctor, I see black stains on my teeth mostly on front side of lower jaw teeth. I see these black stains circumfer...
Nothing to worry on this aspect these stains can b due to a discolouration with coloured foods like tea coffee chocolates colas etc. B due to deposits by chromogenic bacteria present in all mouths. C due to improper cleaning or brushing in all these events a simple scaling polishing by a dentist can solve the problem after that ask your dentist the correct way of brushing he will b glad to give you a demo n than brush twice daily especially at night avoid coloured foods n b happy.

I have a teeth problem and its infected. My mouth stinks too much nowadays. Is the problem with teeth or liver. Suggest me some medics for my not stinking?

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I have a teeth problem and its infected. My mouth stinks too much nowadays. Is the problem with teeth or liver. Sugge...
Brush teeth twice a day. Floss daily. 90% of bad breath is due to a dirty tongue. Brush or scrape your tongue. Gastritis, lung & sinus infection may also be the cause of bad smell in the mouth. Consult a physician too. Adv. cleaning, filling of all tooth cavities to avoid food stagnation that eventually cause a foul smell.

When I do brush the teeth blood is coming out on the teeth. Kindly suggest.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
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Kindly consult a dentist in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations to decide upon treatment. You may need deep cleaning & surgical treatment procedures. You may consult me too.

Sir my teeth are bleeding how to stop?

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Dentist
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Sir my teeth are bleeding how to stop?
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. - stay away from smoking and other tobacco products, which can aggravate bleeding gums.

I have too many crown. I don't like it. Is there any other option to avoid crowns?

MDS - Orthodontics, MDS
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Why don't you like crowns , and why do you have so many of them .Thats the first question.Please give more information so that i can help you and guide you better

I have been suffering from mouth ulcers since 5 year so let me know about right way to remove ulcers from root.

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I have been suffering from mouth ulcers since 5 year so let me know about right way to remove ulcers from root.
Mouth ulcers are mostly due to increased stress, reduced sleep, diet nutrition deficiency, viral infection, fever and hormonal disturbances. As you have long term problem of recurring ulceration you should look into your diet and the stress factor. Eat a healthy balanced diet with lots of fruits and vegetables to increase your fibre intake, try meditation to reduce the stress level. Also, take a over the counter multi-vitamin preparation daily. A more detailed regimen of medication can be suggested by your dentist after a detailed history and clinical examination.

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Dental treatment is not expensive but neglect surely is.

I have been suffering with my tooth ache since fifteen days and also I have red in my eyes. How can I overcome this problem? Please give me a good suggestion.

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I have been suffering with my tooth ache since fifteen days and also I have red in my eyes. How can I overcome this p...
Plz take a pain killer and then consult a dentist. Pain killer is only going to give you temporary relief. Dentist will find out the cause of the pain and help you to get rid of it.

Hi, I have an oral problem. Oral ulcers are very common in mouth. I am very much fed up with this problem can you please tell me a suitable. Medicine for this ?

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Apply glycerine on the ulcers everytime before and after eating or drinking anything. Avoid hot and spicy food. Take moong dhal kher which helps in healing the ulcers. Consult a dentist to rule out any dental problem which may be one of the cause for your recurrent oral ulcers.

My son's (age 7) front teeth (new) are widened which was not the case in his early years (upto 4) and one tooth did not come which is the reason for the gap I think. So, pls. suggest what should we do?

MDS - Periodontics, Certified Implantologist, BDS
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At the age of 7 Years permanent teeth erupts in the oral cavity and there size is usually bigger than milk teeth....This is a pretty normal senario ..... Once all permanent teeth erupts it will look normal... Regards Dr.Aman Bhatia

I am having a problem in my teeth. When I eat food it hurts or blood starts flowing. So please tell me what should I do.

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I am having a problem in my teeth. When I eat food it hurts or blood starts flowing. So please tell me what should I do.
Hello, you can take homoeopathic medicines 1. Kreosotum 30 (4 drops in little water) thrice a day for 3 days. 2. Plantago q (10 drops in little water) thrice a day for 3 days and revert. Keep a gap of 15 - 20 minutes in both the medicines.

My nephew had a gap between his teeth. How to fill the gap.

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My nephew had a gap between his teeth. How to fill the gap.
This gap is called midline diastema first of all age of patient if it is between 7-9yrs than dont worry it is called ugly duckling stage and gap fills naturally but if age is beyond 10 than it may be filled by 1. Ortho fixed braces 2. Removable hawley appliance 3. Fixed full metal crown 4. Composite build up.

Am 22 year old female, from 2, 3 months while brushing my teeth it's bleeding, I use colgate paste, no pain but it bleeds, I don't no what is the problem exactly, so please can you provide solution for this.

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Am 22 year old female, from 2, 3 months while brushing my teeth it's bleeding, I use colgate paste, no pain but it bl...
This is due to gum infection. Go for scaling and polishing of teeth. Brush twice daily and use a mouthwash. Make an habit of forcefully gargle with water after you eat or drink anything.
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