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Dr. Sheela K S

BDS

Dentist, Bangalore

18 Years Experience  ·  100 at clinic
Dr. Sheela K S BDS Dentist, Bangalore
18 Years Experience  ·  100 at clinic
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My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them....more
My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them.
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Dr. Sheela K S is a trusted Dentist in HAL, Bangalore. She has helped numerous patients in her 18 years of experience as a Dentist. She has done BDS . She is currently associated with Dr. Sheela's Multi Speciality Dental Clinic in HAL, Bangalore. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Sheela K S on Lybrate.com.

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why yellow teeth?

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
why yellow teeth?
There are two related reasons why your teeth slowly turn from white to yellow. The first well known one is foods and drinks that stain them directly and the 8 worst offenders for doing this will be covered ahead.

The second less commonly known reason is acids in certain foods and particularly drinks that wear away your teeth’s white enamel coating. Soda for instance is highly acidic and regularly leaving it sitting on your teeth can start to wear down their protective outer layer.

Why teeth turn yellow
When it’s at its thickest, tooth enamel is naturally white. Unfortunately as it is worn down it becomes translucent and starts to show through to the next layer of the tooth underneath called dentin.

This dentin layer of your teeth has a naturally yellower tone to it than that of the enamel that covers it, so the thinner your enamel layer becomes the more yellow your teeth will appear. This is why many elderly people have relatively yellow teeth. The longer you’ve had your teeth, the more chance you have to wear down their white protective coatings.

8 Foods and Drinks That Cause Yellow Teeth
Ahead are a list of foods and drinks that are some of the worst culprits for making your teeth go yellow. The reason that most of them have made this list is that they not only stain, but they are also acidic and can wear away enamel, so providing a double whammy of teeth yellowing.

While some of the drinks and foods that cause your teeth to turn yellow are unhealthy anyway and worth avoiding, one or two of these are otherwise good for you and following this list is a couple of surprisingly simple things you can do to minimize the damage these foods and drinks do to your teeth without giving them up.

Black Tea
black tea causes yellow teeth
Black tea is full of tannins that promote teeth staining and it is considered one of the most problematic drinks for teeth discoloration.

It’s particularly bad if you have it with other staining foods and drinks (anything you’d have trouble washing out of a white shirt counts) as these tannins tend to increased the way other heavily colored compounds adhere to the dental enamel surface.

Green tea is considered much less likely to cause problems and healthier as well, so making the switch to it could be a good thing to do for your future smile.

Cola, Soda and Sports Drinks
The phosphoric and citric acids in colas and many other sodas, along with their massive amounts of acidic sugar, all wear down tooth enamel.While cola, with its ammonia based caramel coloring and significant acid levels is worse, even lightly colored sodas are acidic enough to damage the enamel of your teeth.Sugary Sweets
Hard candies and brightly colored sweets that you chew are a big problem for teeth staining, not just because of their high sugar content, but also because of the length of time they stay in your mouth.

The longer it is the more damage they can do to your teeth’s defenses and the general rule with these sweets, and any other foods and drinks on this list, is if it can stain your tongue, it’ll probably be slowly staining your teeth.

Red and White Wine
red and white wine cause yellow teeth
Red wine is well known teeth stainer due to its deeply colored polyphenols and tannins. White wine is also a problem as its tannins and acidic nature primes your tooth enamel for staining from any other of the foods and drinks on this list if you have them around the same time.

Don't think that by drinking white wine you can avoid problems as it is just as bad, if not worse.​

Curry and Other Sauces
curry causes yellow teeth
Brightly colored sauces like curries, sweet chili and tomato sauce can attach to porous dental enamel so you probably don’t want to leave them sitting on your teeth for too long.

Interestingly, having a starter of salad greens or steamed vegetables like broccoli or cauliflower has been shown to create a protective layer over your tooth enamel to lessen the chance of them staining. So eat your greens, especially at the start of your meal. They’re really good for you and your teeth.

Conditments
Table condiments like soy sauce, balsamic vinegar and ketchup are believed to contribute to teeth staining and you’d definitely want to follow the simple suggestions coming up ahead after using any of these.

Fruit Juices

While not quite on a par with cola or bizarrely colored sports drinks, commercial fruit juices are actually much more acidic than most people realize and particularly the brightly colored ones are a problem if you want to keep your teeth white.

Freshly made juices aren’t processed in the same way so aren’t as much of a problem acid wise, but you still don’t really want them lingering on your teeth for a long time.

Brightly Colored Fruits and Vegetables
While very healthy for you, some fruits, berries and vegetables like pomegranates, blueberries and beet are loaded with strongly colored compounds such as polyphenols. These substances are very beneficial inside our bodies, but not so much on our teeth.

Rather than avoiding the most healthy category on our list, let’s have a look at 2 ways you can minimize the staining potential of any of these foods and drinks.

2 Simple Ways to Prevent Yellow Teeth
You might be tempted, after reading about how staining and acidic to your teeth some of your favorite foods and drinks can be, to reach for your toothbrush straight after eating them. That would be a mistake.

Dental enamel actually becomes softer after eating one of these foods or drinking one of these drinks for at least half an hour afterwards. Brushing during this time may actually make things worse by wearing away the weakened enamel. Fortunately it should harden again within the hour so you can brush your teeth with a soft bristled toothbrush then if you like.

A better way is to remember to do 2 simple things after eating or drinking any of the suspects on the list above.

The first is to have a big sip of water after you’ve finished your meal or drink and swirl it around your mouth to clear away any acids or staining compounds. Just remembering this alone can make a big difference to how white your teeth stay.

The second is to actively try and get more saliva into your mouth after eating and let it move over your teeth. It’s easy to do after a sip of water and saliva is your mouth’s natural defense against enamel erosion, staining and cavities.

You’ve probably heard of chewing sugar-free gum after a meal for the same reason, but it isn’t needed (most sugar-free gum contains potentially dangerous aspartame so it’s best avoided). As long as you swirled water around first, you should be easily able to build up a little extra saliva and do the same again with it.

Before long this will become a habit that will keep your teeth strong, white and protected, even if you eat and drink some of the things on the list fairly often.


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I am suffering from gums sensitivity. Please Suggest me the homeo medicine for proper cure.

BDS
Dentist, Jabalpur
hi pankaj try gum paint hiora ga by Himalaya pharma. gum massage 2-3 times per day for a week and then get back to me
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I am a 63 years old man. I have a problem of snoring every time I sleep. It disturbs me during sleep n I even have to get up sumtimes in the middle of d night with dry mouth. Please suggest a solution.

OOOMC FLORIDA, BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
I am a 63 years old man. I have a problem of snoring every time I sleep. It disturbs me during sleep n I even have to...
For snoring consult an ent Dr. For dry mouth drink one warm glass of water with one spoon honey before going to bed.
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Does by scaling polishing, the tooth get weaker. I heard from many peoples that it does. Is it true.

Dentist, Delhi
Does by scaling polishing, the tooth get weaker.
I heard from many peoples that it does. Is it true.
it is a myth.of it was so the instruments and materials should not be provided to the dentists.and the concept was not taught in colleges
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How much wil cost to implant my single tooth in upper jaw it's canine I am 25 year old.

BDS, Non-Resident J.R. in Dept. of Orthodontics, Certified oral implantologist, Advanced Aesthetics, Digital Smile Designer
Dentist, Jammu
How much wil cost to implant my single tooth in upper jaw it's canine I am 25 year old.
Sir cost varies from 16000 to 40000, depending upon the system used and the material used for tooth fabrication.
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Sir I want to know that how can I cure the blisters in my mouth and tongue. Most of the time blisters have in my mouth. Sometimes I take medicine from doctors to cure it. But after some days blisters come back again. Please give me some home remedies. Thanking you in advance for helping me.

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Sir I want to know that how can I cure the blisters in my mouth and tongue. Most of the time blisters have in my mout...
You will number of home treatment advocated by different advisors but ideal is to find out the cause of your trouble, please ensure that you have a good digestion, you donot use any tobacco products or smoking and ensure that your food is simple not much of oil and spice, take simple food more of liquids. Take cap becosules twice a day and apply boro glycerin twice a day. You will be fine.
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Chewing Gum Side Effects

BDS, Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Research, Certified Implantologist, Certified LASER dentist
Dentist, Kolkata
Chewing Gum Side Effects
Excessive chewing gum intake can cause mild pain in yr temperomandibular joints gradually leading to chronic headaches. This also leads to wearing away of teeth surfaces causing hypersensitivity and cracks in later stages.
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I am regularly brushing my teeth 2 times a day. But still I am facing bad breathing problem. Please suggest me toothpaste or any other medicines. Thanks in advance.

Certification in Full Mouth Rehabilitation, Post-Graduate Certificate in Oral Implantology (PGCOI), M.Sc - Master of Oral Implantology (MOI), Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Rajkot
I am regularly brushing my teeth 2 times a day. But still I am facing bad breathing problem. Please suggest me toothp...
You are brushing your teeth twice a day is a very good habit ,i think you should go for proper scaling and cleaning your teeth by dentist. It will solve your problem definitely.
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I am 33 years old. I have some problem (challa) in my mouth while having meals I am getting lots of pain. Please guide me, what can I do?

BDS
Dentist, Vadodara
I am 33 years old. I have some problem (challa) in my mouth while having meals I am getting lots of pain. Please guid...
Mouth ulcer is most commonly caused by poor diet, nutritional deficiency, constipation or excessive stress. You need to start taking multi vitamins. Avoid junk food avoid excessive stress. Avoid too hot and spicy food.
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My father is 69 years old and is a chain smoker for almost 50 years now and for the last few days there is white ulcers type of swelling in his mouth on the left side now I am not able to understand what to do please guide me accordingly.

BDS, Non-Resident J.R. in Dept. of Orthodontics, Certified oral implantologist, Advanced Aesthetics, Digital Smile Designer
Dentist, Jammu
If your father is having white ulcers, they might be signs of pre-cancerous lesions(may be leukoplakia), please advise your father to quit smoking and go for biopsy(microscopic examination in a laboratory ) of those ulcers by a dentist. Dont delay this, go for treatment immediately.
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Get bad smell from the mouth, tried different pastes, mouth wash but only effective for 1 hour, i am having stomach problems frequently too.

MDS (ORAL & MAXILLOFACIAL PATHOLOGY), BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
Research have proved that gastric (stomach) problems also cause bad breath, so get your gums cleaned by a dentist nearby and have good food habits and visit a physician for gastric problems.
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My teeth are sensitive. I feel cold and warm. My gums are also in bad shape. I think it's paria please suggest me.

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
My teeth are sensitive. I feel cold and warm. My gums are also in bad shape. I think it's paria please suggest me.
Dear, you said you are suffering from sensitivity of teeth for this please use sensodyne tooth paste and other problem is that you are having pyorrhea means smell and bad breath from mouth in the morning, brush twice a day have clean teeth and good oral hygiene with this you need to keep check on your digestion also. Please visit dental surgeon for checkup. Keep yourself well hydrated and use hydrogen per oxide for gargles and take tab b complex one in a day for a week. Treatment to keep mouth healthy and free from smell is cleaning and polishing of teeth and maintenance of oral hygiene. Use colgate total paste and listerin mouthwash twice a day. Do rinse your mouth with listerine mouth wash.
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Exclusively for a DENTIST- Hi, I had to undergo a root canal and filling and a temporary tooth had to be placed 2 days ago cause my front 3 tooth broke in an accident. They call it trauma. How long should I wait until I can start smoking and drinking alcohol again? And tomorrow will be my last day of medication, a pain killer and an antibiotic. No pains.

BDS
Dentist, Delhi
Exclusively for a DENTIST-
Hi, I had to undergo a root canal and filling and a temporary tooth had to be placed 2 day...
Just complete the course of antibiotics. If you don't have any bruises because of trauma, then you can smoke and drink. Smoking and drinking are not good for your health, so if you have controlled the habit then don't start again. Be healthy, be happy.
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I get some blood in my saliva, what problem is it? Please mention the precautions.

BDS, Non-Resident J.R. in Dept. of Orthodontics, Certified oral implantologist, Advanced Aesthetics, Digital Smile Designer
Dentist, Jammu
blood in saliva is due to periodontal problem..... it seems you might be having periodontal problem.. c/as pyorrhea...you need to get rid of it... it needs aggressive therapy...you need to make a habit of rinsing your mouth everytime you eat something and brush regularly (once in the morning before meals and once at night after dinner),add a mouthwash for better oral hygiene....
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I have very weak gums and I think my teeth have also moved so how can I treat it?

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
I have very weak gums and I think my teeth have also moved so how can I treat it?
Dear lybrate user, you need to consult a dentist, first. Take, orange, amla, apples, carrots, pumpkin, milk, cheese. Take, homoeo medicine @ merc sol, 1000-6 pills, wkly. @ plant ago q-10 drops paint your gum, twice. Please, report, fortnightly take, care.
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I used the toothpaste and sugar test though they do not have guarantee but I used them there was no changes in colour in the toothpaste and the sugar dissolved in the urine. No any pregnancy symptom except missed period and little cramps with white mucous discharge. Am I pregnant?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Delhi
I used the toothpaste and sugar test though they do not have guarantee but I used them there was no changes in colour...
You should use pregnancy test kit to test pregnancy. Toothpaste and sugar tests are not medically advised.
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How to prevent my teeth getting out. And what about tooth bonding process. And its max cost?

BDS, MDS - Orthodontics
Dentist, Gurgaon
How to prevent my teeth getting out. And what about tooth bonding process. And its max cost?
Teeth getting out means teeth falling. Technically there is nothing called teeth bonding. You have to maintain a good oral hygiene and gum health. Also check your blood sugar levels are under control. Yes splinting can be tried but patient selection is important. Not every patient is a good candidate for this.
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BDS
Dentist, Surat
The deep areas of the teeth can only be reached by thoroughly brushing for at least 2 minutes.
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