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Dr. Shashikala

Dentist, Bangalore

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

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I am 32 years old and from past 6 months I am noticing a cyst on my tongue. Is it any case of panic. This is harmless, not increasing, not paining. Do I need to remove it surgically or just can ignore it. I am non alcoholic, and don't consume tobacco products.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Noida
Mr. Lybrate-user you require to undergo biopsy for the pathology and actual diagnosis for the cystic lesion on the togue then can be decided for surgical excision.
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Yellowish teeth - I have had braces some years ago and my teeth had become yellow post that. I brush properly but don't want to go for scaling as I have heard it damages teeth. Do we have an alternative so that I may get white teeth which may be a Polish or something like that.

BDS
Dentist, Kolar
Yellowish teeth - I have had braces some years ago and my teeth had become yellow post that. I brush properly but don...
Naturally our teeth colour ranges from pearly white to pale yellow so everyone cannot hv white teeth. Get scalling n polishing done by dentist. If u r not happy with ur teeth shade later, u can get bleaching done by dentist which 'll lighten ur teeth by 2-3 shades. Alternatively u can use a teeth whitening toothpaste such as snowdent after scalling. Whitening gels used daily along with customized dental trays provided by dentist r also available in the market. Avoid heavily coloured foods, tea n coffee, cool drinks, smoking n tobacco products as they stain teeth. scalling doesn't damage teeth but cleans teeth surface n is advised to get it done once in a year for all. u hv been misguided.
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How can I manage oral hygiene bcoz whenever I brush my teeth I see blood spotting I also hv cavities on upper left molar and lower right molar.

Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Chennai
How can I manage oral hygiene bcoz whenever I brush my teeth I see blood spotting I also hv cavities on upper left mo...
hi rubeena.good to hear that .bleeding can be due to gingivitis, first do complete scaling and follow the instructions from the dentist/oral hygienist reg your brush,and brushing techniques and follow that.and for further questions pm me,.happy diwali
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Right Brushing technique

MDS Prosthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Right Brushing technique

Right Brushing technique

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My gums were swollen. Which doctor I should consult.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist,
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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Dental Health Tip

BDS, Certificate course in Oral Implantology
Dentist, Aligarh
Dental Health Tip

Hormonal changes in women increase senitivity and may also lead to the occurance of gingivitis.

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Hi Doctor, now I have planned to replace my front three teeth (bridge) anterior crowns to emax or with 3M Lava so which is the best among these?

BDS, MDS Prosthodontics
Dentist, Delhi
Hi Doctor, now I have planned to replace my front three teeth (bridge) anterior crowns to emax or with 3M Lava so whi...
Hi lybrate-user , being a prosthodontist I have more inclination towards e-max crowns as they give a more life like appearance and let light pass through them making look exactly like the natural tooth. Zirconia is more solid and has strength, but is completely opaque.
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What is the best age to put clips to tooth of a twelve year old boy?

The best age is 9 to13 years but can be undertaken any time after the canine and premolar eruption in oral cavity.
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Hi what is the remedy for sensitive tooth?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), BDS
Dentist,
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what is the remedy for sensitive tooth?
U need to use a desensitizing toothpaste in a particular way. Please consult me privately for further assistance.
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Do whitening toothpastes whiten teeth more than regular toothpastes, and how we whiten are teeth regularly?

BDS
Dentist, Kolar
Do whitening toothpastes whiten teeth more than regular toothpastes, and how we whiten are teeth regularly?
Regular toothpastes remove plaque n makes your teeth clean whereas whitening toothpastes contain certain tooth whitening agents which whiten your teeth slowly over a period of 2 wks to 2 months. These whitening agents may cause sensitivity in few individuals n wen unbearable it is advised to discontinue. Whitening toothpastes donot give pearly white teeth for everybody but only lightens one's teeth by 1-2 shade only.
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Frequently I'm getting fever and my teeth are yellow with pain chin how can I overcome these problems?

MDS - Periodontics, BDS
Dentist, Amravati
Frequently I'm getting fever and my teeth are yellow with pain chin how can I overcome these problems?
Yellowness of the teeth can be cured to some extend by scaling (professional teeth cleaning) and dental bleaching.
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Sugary foods should be consumed in limited quantities as the bacteria in dental plaque changes them into acids

BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
Sugary foods should be consumed in limited quantities as the bacteria in dental plaque changes them into acids
Sugary foods should be consumed in limited quantities as the bacteria in dental plaque changes them into acids.
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For the last 1 to 2 years black spots started appearing on the tongue which sometimes have burning sensation. Now the new spots are emerging first they are red latter on change to black taking fluconazole tablet and candid mouth paint for the last 6 months but no sign of improvement but now notice the spots are increasing female 42 years of age.

BDS
Dentist, Jabalpur
Hello . Seems like fungal infection only. But why is it burning? get back to me with the photographs of the lesion. If possible also try taking tablet clindatime 300 four times a day for five days.
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Was having habit of chewing tobacco Now wanted to leave but any how not able to Jaw has became Lil close so braces will help for a Lil wide jaw?or not?

BDS
Dentist, Rewari
Chewing tobacco leads to fibrosis of cheek muscle which leads to closure of mouth this is a sign of precancerous lesions.Stop immediately taking tobacco . Braces will not be useful. Special injections to break fibrosis of cheek may be helpful
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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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I am 25 years old. I have a problem of excess secretion of saliva. Please suggest homeopathic medicine.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Merc sol30 (dr reckeweg) 1 dropevery 3 days at night kreosote q (dr. Reckeweg) 10 drops in 20 ml water 3 time daily. Report after 1 month.
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How to get rid of mouth odour or bad breath. After eating anything especially sweet dishes my breath smells badly. My teeth are also hot and cold sensitive. So please suggest some treatment.

BDS
Dentist, Delhi
How to get rid of mouth odour or bad breath. After eating anything especially sweet dishes my breath smells badly. My...
The foul smell in your mouth is due to accumulation of food debris, which is a result of inadequate maintenance of oral hygiene. I suggest that you get thorough professional cleaning/scaling done from a dentist, and use antibacterial mouthwashes thereafter. You should also clean your tongue twice daily with a tongue cleaner. Following all these measures will solve your problem. Scaling will also take care of your sensitivity issue. Hope that helps.
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I am suffering from piria in my teeth from five years and I lost my seven teeth. I consult doctor take treatment, doctor advice me that only cleaning of teeth of this disease. Please tell me about this disease and treatment that I can save my teeth. Thanks.

BDS
Dentist, Ghaziabad
Ask your dentist for splinting after teeth cleaning, splinting can save your mobile tooth as well good gum massage is also recommended.
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I has tooth grinding habit. How to stop that habit. And also tooth grinding habit causes any tooth failure in future or any problems?

MDS Prosthodontics, MDS Endodontist
Dentist, Ahmedabad
I has tooth grinding habit. How to stop that habit. And also tooth grinding habit causes any tooth failure in future ...
Wear night guard to prevent further damage of your teeth. And continuous teeth grinding at night will cause damage of your enamel which will cause sensitivity and may require rct instead wear night guard and save your teet.
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