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Dr. Smitha G. Kumar

BDS

Dentist, Bangalore

17 Years Experience  ·  100 at clinic
Dr. Smitha G. Kumar BDS Dentist, Bangalore
17 Years Experience  ·  100 at clinic
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I want all my patients to be informed and knowledgeable about their health care, from treatment plans and services, to insurance coverage....more
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Dr. Smitha G. Kumar is a trusted Dentist in Banashankari, Bangalore. She has been a practicing Dentist for 17 years. She has done BDS . She is currently associated with Vijaya Dental Clinic in Banashankari, Bangalore. Book an appointment online with Dr. Smitha G. Kumar on Lybrate.com.

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BDS - R V Dental college, - 2000
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Indian Dental Association

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BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
From cavities to crooked teeth, these are some of the most common dental problems that dentists treat every day:

1.Cavities: Also known as tooth decay, cavities are holes in the teeth caused by acids in our mouth. Those acids may come from foods in our diet or when mouth bacteria turns sugars we eat into acids. The treatment for a cavity is a filling. If you have a cavity, don't wait, because they only grow bigger over time!
2.Toothache: A toothache is often caused by cavity that has reached the sensitive root of the tooth. This means the tooth is infected and needs a filling or a root canal. Toothaches can also be caused by teeth grinding, gum disease, a misaligned bite, or accidents that damage the teeth.
3.Gum Disease: Gum disease is a common condition caused by bacterial overgrowth in the mouth. The bacteria make toxins that irritate the gums, leading to redness, swelling, bleeding, and possibly even tooth loss. Good oral hygiene and regular dental visits are key to halting gum disease.
4.Tooth Grinding: Ever wake up with a sore or popping/clicking jaw? You might be grinding your teeth at night. A special night guard?available only through a dentist?can help protect your teeth and ease the jaw pain.
5.Sensitive Teeth: Do cold or hot foods make your teeth hurt? Tooth sensitivity can be helped by using special pain-relieving toothpastes and gels. Fluoride also helps to strengthen the teeth and protect them from pain. If tooth sensitivity is the result of gum disease or cavities, the pain might go away after treatment.
6.Crooked Teeth: If you wish your smile were straighter, you are not alone. Lots of teens and many adults have some kind of orthodontic hardware to help with their smile. If your smile needs some correction, ask your dentist what alternates are available for the correction.
7.Tooth Trauma: Accidents, contact sports, or even biting down on something hard can cause tooth trauma. With tooth trauma, teeth may be broken, knocked loose, or even knocked out completely. Often, your dentist can handle tooth trauma better than the doctors in an emergency ward, so call your dentist before you head over to a hospital.
Next time your chompers are giving you grief, give your dentist a call. It?s good to know that help is just a phone call away!
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I am suffering from pimples on my face for that what can I do please tell some treatment to me, I am suffering with mouth ulcers in mouth due to heat for this is there any treatment I am using riboflavin tablets for this.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I am suffering from pimples on my face for that what can I do please tell some treatment to me, I am suffering with m...
If the mouth ulcer is causing a lot of pain, gently rub a small ice cube over the spot or rinse your mouth with ice-cold water. You could also chew on a clove bud (lavang) and direct the juice generated to the area where the ulcer is located. Clove buds are a great ingredient to cure sore throat too. To prevent the ulcerated area from getting infected, make it a point to rinse your mouth with a little salt water. Remember, this won’t make the ulcer disappear, but it can help reduce the pain. Honey is a natural humectant. It helps reduce scarring and hastens the process of new tissue growth. This, along with its anti-microbial effect ensures faster healing of the mouth ulcer. Chew a few leaves of tulsi along with some water about three to four times every day. This will help in getting rid of ulcers faster and also have a preventive action against their recurrence. Applying a little coconut oil directly onto the mouth ulcer or chewing some coconut (fresh or dry) helps reduce pain and inflammation and hence, ulcers heal faster. Mix some sugar to crushed khus-khus seeds and consume this mixture for instant relief from ulcers. You could apply a little ghee directly to the ulcerated area, or drink a glass of buttermilk two or three times every day. Mouth ulcers left untreated generally go away in a week or so; with these home remedies, you can expect faster relief. However, if you notice an ulcer in the mouth that is persistently present although it does not cause you any pain, do not neglect it or try to treat it with home remedies beyond a few days. Make it a point to see a doctor soon because often, a painless mouth ulcer is one of the earliest signs of oral cancer.
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My teeth color is changing to yellow darker by day and I brush regularly. Any tips?

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
My teeth color is changing to yellow darker by day and I brush regularly. Any tips?
You might have tartar deposit on teeth .kindly get cleaning and polishing done by dentist .of if you want to change the shade of tooth. You might have to go for bleaching.
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MDS
Dentist, Nashik
The tooth paste that you choose to use should be clinically approved by the American Dental Association (ADA) as they are the pioneer in the field of dental and oral health care. 
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About 10 days ago I extracted a tooth. But till now the gum has not become tight. What should I do for the gum to be tight?

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
About 10 days ago I extracted a tooth. But till now the gum has not become tight. What should I do for the gum to be ...
Simanta have patience .the margins will come close and heal in due course . rinse with warm saline morning evening and apply sensoform gum paint . maintain oral hygiene and rinse with listerine moth wash before sleeping .
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What I do for teeth pain and bleeding some time? Then teeth inner side cavities are created how to removed the teeth pain, blood bleeding and cavities please advise.

Dentist, Haldwani
You can use turmeric salt and oil make paste and message your gums get scaling done and cavity filled by your dentist.
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I want to a substitute for braces treatment. I've got arrangement of teeth which are not aligned so am looking for treatment options.

Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
Hi.There are few treatment available in cosmetic dentistry. .Show your teeth pic and will let you the option best suits for you. Moreover can show your previous cases like you which I have done so would he an idea about result.
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I am suffering from gum problem. When I drink cold water the gum fatten up in large size. Please say what to do.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I am suffering from gum problem. When I drink cold water the gum fatten up in large size. Please say what to do.
- 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 or hydrogen peroxide 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. - eat a balanced diet and limit snacking between meals. Carbohydrates and sugars feed dental plaque. - try an oral irrigation device, commonly known as a" water pick, to clear debris from around the gum line. - you may need deep cleaning along with surgical curettage or gum strengthening procedure. Use pepsodent tooth paste & gum paint for 2 to 3 weeks. Advance procedures can be done with laser..
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I am struggling to mouth smell from last four months. I do not have any cavities and I have clean teeth. So please suggests me to cure my problem.

BDS, Master of Hospital Administration
Dentist, Patna
I am struggling to mouth smell from last four months. I do not have any cavities and I have clean teeth. So please su...
Mouth smell has got various causes like 1.periodontitis or pyorhea. 2. Gases emitted from stomach due to different kinds of food and drinks. 3.acidity is also a cause. 4. Dry mouth is also a cause. 5. Nasal congestions and mouth breathing is also responsible for bad smell. You need to know the main causes and remove them with the help of a dentist and physician.
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Kindly suggest fixed orthodontic treatment of 14 year old male who is diagnosed with lower anterior crowding and deep bite. I am considering the case fit for proximal slicing followed by correction of imbricated lower anteriors with Ni-ti wire. Kindly guide which brackets should I choose and what thickness of the wire should be preferred. Or what should be the best treatment line without extraction.

MDS - Orthodontics
Dentist, Delhi
Kindly suggest fixed orthodontic treatment of 14 year old male who is diagnosed with lower anterior crowding and deep...
Hi, it seems you have done a thorough research. But to decide if extraction is required or not clinical examination+ model analysis+ cephalometric analysis are must. Type of braces can be chosen by the patient. Price increases as visibility of the braces decreases. I. E metal labial braces are least expensive and invisalign and lingual braces are most expensive.
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The Benefits of Sealants

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
The Benefits of Sealants

Dental sealants act as a barrier to prevent cavities. They are a plastic material usually applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth (premolars and molars) where decay occurs most often.
Thorough brushing and flossing help remove food particles and plaque from smooth surfaces of teeth. But toothbrush bristles cannot reach all the way into the depressions and grooves to extract food and plaque. Sealants protect these vulnerable areas by 'sealing out' plaque and food.

Sealants are easy for your dentist to apply. The sealant is painted onto the tooth enamel, where it bonds directly to the tooth and hardens. This plastic resin bonds into the depressions and grooves (pits and fissures) of the chewing surfaces of back teeth.

The sealant acts as a barrier, protecting enamel from plaque and acids. As long as the sealant remains intact, the tooth surface will be protected from decay. Sealants hold up well under the force of normal chewing and may last several years before a reapplication is needed.

During your regular dental visits, your dentist will check the condition of the sealants and reapply them when necessary.
The likelihood of developing pit and fissure decay begins early in life, so children and teenagers are obvious candidates. But adults can benefit from sealants as well.
 

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I can not eat properly, literally take it as I can not eat due to some wounds in my mouth. What should I do.

Post-Graduate Certificate in Endodontics
Dentist, Cuttack
I can not eat properly, literally take it as I can not eat due to some wounds in my mouth. What should I do.
Hello lybrate-user. Your complaint is not very clear. But I think you have ulcers in your mouth which is giving you pain. I prescribe kenacort ointment 0.1% to apply over the ulcers thrice a day. It will slowly heal up and you can eat properly. And you r having vit b deficiency in your food that also cause these ulcers in mouth. You need to take multivitamin tablets also. Thank you.
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I have a prblm that, I suffer from mouth ulcer every month before getting period. And after period ulcer resolves itself. I drink tea daily alone. To please let me know the what are the causes for ulcer?

LCPS, BAM&S
General Physician, Pune
This is PMT. (Premenstrual Tension) It's quite common complaint from young girls. Don't worry. Drink plenty of water, reduce salt if taking excessively, practise some yoga or similar exercise, eat a balanced diet and sleep well and before 10 pm. You should be alright in 2-3 months. Otherwise see your family physician.
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Post-Graduate Certificate in Endodontics
Dentist, Cuttack
Oil pulling, a popular folk remedy can be useful for whiter teeth and as a flossing agent. Slosh your mouth with coconut, sunflower or sesame oil for 15 minutes and then spit it out. It lubricates the gums and provides that extra shine to your teeth.
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I am male aged 45 years healthy but due to high use of tooth pick in past, got space between maximum teeth in bottom denture due to which, now couple of bottom teeth are getting shaken. Please advice what to do?

MScD, BDS
Dentist, Bangalore
I am male aged 45 years healthy but due to high use of tooth pick in past, got space between maximum teeth in bottom ...
Cessation of use of a tooth pick is a primary necessity. A comprehensive oral treatment done by a dentist is necessary to prevent further complications.
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MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), BDS
Dentist, Patna
Wisdom teeth is something which should not be ignored in the age group of 20-35. If it is creating any discomfort to you, plz consult an Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon and take his opinion. It is something which can cause a lot of damage to you and cause multiple problems in the future.
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I am getting mouth ulcer almost twice in month might be due to body heat. So what kind of food, medicine I can take to reduce?

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
Take a cap of bnc every day take tab bifilac twice daily to b dissolved in mouth local application of metrogyl gel, drink plenty water have fibrous food as banana, take isabagol husk two table spoon at night tensions n ulcers r related
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I am 19 year boy I wanted to know that how can I clean my teeth because my teeth are too dirty so please tell me the fastest way to clean my teeth.

BDS
Dentist, Faridabad
I am 19 year boy I wanted to know that how can I clean my teeth because my teeth are too dirty so please tell me the ...
If deposits are there, that can be cleaned by scaling only othetwise brush twice a day and use mouth wash regularly.
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