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Dr. Smitha Vincent

BDS

Dentist, Bangalore

15 Years Experience  ·  150 at clinic
Dr. Smitha Vincent BDS Dentist, Bangalore
15 Years Experience  ·  150 at clinic
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My experience is coupled with genuine concern for my patients. All of my staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well....more
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Dr. Smitha Vincent is one of the best Dentists in HSR Layout, Bangalore. She has been a practicing Dentist for 15 years. She is a BDS . You can visit her at Dental Care Centre in HSR Layout, Bangalore. Book an appointment online with Dr. Smitha Vincent and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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BDS - M R AMBEDKAR DENTAL COLLEGE, - 2002
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Indian Dental Association
Karnataka State Dental Council

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How should I clean my teeth in home. Huge black spots r there. Tell me plzz sir/madam.

oral implantology, BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
How should I clean my teeth in home. Huge black spots r there. Tell me plzz sir/madam.
cleaning of teeth at home is possible by brushing twice a day and using mouth wash. you can use dental floss to clean interdental area. ince you should visit a dentist for thorough check up
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All About Dry Mouth

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
All About Dry Mouth

Dry mouth or Xerostomia is characterized by the drying of the mouth as a result of reduced saliva secretion. Secretion of an adequate amount of saliva helps in chewing & swallowing of food which in turn creates a healthy oral cavity. A recent study showed that women have more chances of getting a dry mouth as compared to men. If not diagnosed on time, dry mouth might lead to mouth infections, severe damage to the teeth enamel and gingivitis.

The symptoms of dry mouth include, but are not limited to:

  • Craving for water in regular intervals.
  • Swollen tongue.
  • Dry eye.
  • Significant trouble while swallowing, speaking or chewing along with disturbing bad breath.
  • Severe headaches and formations of ulcers in the mouth

Causes:
1. This condition might occur as a side effect of:
a. Other serious conditions such as GERD, Alzheimer's disease, HIV/AIDS etc.
b. Side effects of medical treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation therapy; this might result in significant damage to the salivary glands.
c. Side effects of drugs prescribed for diarrhea, nausea, asthma, obesity, depression, Parkinson's disease etc.

2. Abnormal consumption of marijuana, crystal methamphetamine and tobacco might cause dry mouth.

3. It can occur during pregnancy and breastfeeding, dry mouth can be a common occurrence because of acute dehydration.

4. Sleep apnea, snoring and breathing through your mouth instead of the nose on a daily basis might induce dry mouth.

5. Severe damage to the nerves might result in dry mouth conditions.

Treatment:

  1. A healthy amount of water consumption, about 3 liters every day, will help to keep the mouth wet.
  2. Application of toothpaste and mouthwashes containing fluoride twice a day will help to keep the mouth moist.
  3. You should change the dosages of medicines after consulting your doctor if Xerostomia is primarily occurring as a result of side effect of the drugs.
  4. Prescribed dosage of medicines such as "Pilocarpine" might induce increased saliva secretion.
  5. Try breathing through the nose instead of your mouth to avoid Xerostomia.
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I' m getting some smell from my mouth after brushing properly. Do I have any problem in my mouth or in my stomach?

A.C.C.I - Accredited and Certified Course in Implantology, MDS - Pediatric & Preventive Dentistry, BDS
Dentist, Jammu
Good afternoon , in majority of the cases the bad smell in the mouth is due to deposits - tartar ( scientifically: calculus) or decayed teeth, but in some cases if on clinical examination by a good dental surgeon these are not found - then we recommend a check up by the gastroenterologist to rule out any stomach or digestion problems. Such awful smell from the mouth can also be attributed to nasal infection or sinusitis or bad throat - so if required the ent also gets to play an important role in its elimination.
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Sir, my front teeth is halfway cut due to an accident. So how can I replace. please consult me.

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
Sir, my front teeth is halfway cut due to an accident. So how can I replace. please consult me.
kindly visit dentist to assess the level of fracture of front tooth... mostly you would have to get a root canal treatment done ... and then a cap on the tooth.. and also get an xray done to asses the situation of bone or if any infection around bone and teeth..
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How do I stop cavity I am getting black spots on my teeth on top.

Certification in Full Mouth Rehabilitation, Post-Graduate Certificate in Oral Implantology (PGCOI), M.Sc - Master of Oral Implantology (MOI), Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist,
MASTER KEY TO AVOID CAVITY.Do brush twice a day with flouride paste. Go for regular cleaning and chek up with dentist
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I have sensitivity problem from last 9months. When I eat sweets like cake, bakery cold items, coke, & etc suddenly my teeth gets pain. Dont know why its happen. Can you please tell me is there any solution to cure this problem?

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
I have sensitivity problem from last 9months. When I eat sweets like cake, bakery cold items, coke, & etc suddenly my...
It's because of enamel loss due to abrasion erosion or attrition if cavities get them filled use thermoseal tooth paste twice daily.
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I have a problem in my gums. They always bleeds while I brush. Please give me remedy.

Advanced Aesthetics, BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
I have a problem in my gums. They always bleeds while I brush. Please give me remedy.
Hi, there are various reasons for bleeding gums like poor oral hygiene, vitamin deficiency, physical injury to gums, hormonal changes, medications etc. You have to visit dentist for professional cleaning and check-up to know the exact cause and solution of your problem. Regards
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Cosmetic Dentistry

MDS - Periodontology and Oral Implantology, BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry primarily involves improving a person's smile and facial appearance. It could involve the teeth, gums, cheeks, lips, or the bite of the patient. Accordingly, a change can be produced in the color, position, size or shape of the teeth, alignment of the teeth, contouring of the smile, etc. The end result is always a better facial appearance and improved confidence level of the patient.

Some common examples of cosmetic dentistry include:

  • Teeth whitening: There are very few people who are happy with the color of their teeth. Everybody wants whiter teeth and therefore go for options like bleaching. This can be done either in the dental office or done at home. A word of caution though - go for teeth whitening only after the consultation with a dentist.
  • Veneers, crowns: Just as the color of the teeth, the shape of the teeth also leaves a lot to be desired for almost everybody. Veneers are applied on the teeth after removing a thin layer of tooth structure. Minor reshaping and contouring of the tooth can also be done, especially to improve appearance in the front teeth.
  • Tooth contouring/shaping: The edges of the teeth can be smoothened by mere shaping or contouring. There is no extra material that is added to the tooth here. In some cases, a thin layer of resin may be bonded to the tooth if required.
  • Bridges: In cases the adjacent teeth shape, size, or color mismatch, then bridges can be done to even out the difference and produce a more corrected appearance.
  • Braces: Braces are a big hit as they help correct misaligned teeth. However, the next step with invisible braces and ceramic braces is another step towards moving away from the traditional metal braces, which itself was not cosmetically received.
  • Onlays and Inlays: Improper tooth shapes can be corrected with parts of the teeth that either replace only a small decayed portion or the entire crown portion to produce a more pleasing effect.
  • Implants: Though fixed bridges do a very good job at replacing lost teeth, implants go to the next level in terms of the aesthetic replacement.
  • Gingivoplasty: In cases where the gums have black spots, are too short, or are too long, the gums can be shaped to provide a better teeth visibility. The gums can also be sculpted to produce a more appealing gum line that shows off the teeth to give a more harmonious smile.
  • Bite correction: In addition to braces, in some cases, bite correction may be required to smoothen out a sharp cusp or reduce the prominence of the canine.

With a number of corrections possible, cosmetic dentistry is here to stay - just as the drive to look good.

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Health Quote of the Week

MDS Prosthodontics
Dentist, Akola
Health Quote of the Week

Choose a toothpaste with fluoride as it helps strengthen tooth enamel.

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I am 24 yr old .I had problem with mouth ulcer alternatively. Give me some exact solution. Thanking you.

MDS Prosthodontics, BDS, Medicine
Dentist, Mohali
Mouth ulcers. You should get your teeth and oral cavity examined by a specialist and know the exact cause of ulcers
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Respected sir, I am suffering from teeth pain (left upper side, there is no black spot on teeth, but it very painful, give suggestion.

BDS
Dentist, Raipur
Respected sir, I am suffering from teeth pain (left upper side, there is no black spot on teeth, but it very painful,...
Kindly get an x-ray done of the tooth having pain. At times caries are not visible on the occlusal surface but may be present between the embrasure area ie space between 2 teeth. That can be checked by taking an x-ray. May be you will have to get root canal treatment done followed by a crown or cap. Till then you can take a pain killer like tab ketorol dt 2 tablets dissolved in water. Brush your teeth twice daily using correct brushing technique to maintain your oral hygiene.
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Sir/mam I am losing my teeth slowly. Means my teeth is slowly lost. What should I do.

BHMS, Masters in Homeopathic Remedies, Post Graduate Diploma In Hospital Administration (PGDHA)
Homeopath, Hyderabad
Sir/mam I am losing my teeth slowly. Means my teeth is slowly lost. What should I do.
Mr Srikanth! avoid cool drinks. stop masala foods. Eat vegetable foods. gurgle frequently several times with normal cold water after eating, drinking etc., apart from this, take Homoeo treatment for better results. thank you.
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Every time I take ibuprofen or Paracetamol I get a lot of flemme or mucus in the morning which I have to spit out. Is the flemme caused by these pain-killers? What should I replace them with? I'm 67 years old. Thank you.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
If you are experiencing side effects, please stop taking the drug immediately. Ibuprofen can be very dangerous especially if you take an overdose of it. Please visit a doctor and get the correct dosage of the right drug for you after informing him about other medical conditions, if you have any.
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Cavities

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Cavities
Cavities, or tooth decay, is the destruction of your tooth enamel, the hard, outer layer of your teeth. It can be a problem for children, teens and adults. Plaque, a sticky film of bacteria, constantly forms on your teeth. When you eat or drink foods containing sugars, the bacteria in plaque produce acids that attack tooth enamel. The stickiness of the plaque keeps these acids in contact with your teeth and over time the enamel can break down. This is when cavities can form. A cavity is a little hole in your tooth.

Cavities are more common among children, but changes that occur with aging make cavities an adult problem, too. Recession of the gums away from the teeth, combined with an increased incidence of gum disease, can expose tooth roots to plaque. Tooth roots are covered with cementum, a softer tissue than enamel. They are susceptible to decay and are more sensitive to touch and to hot and cold. It’s common for people over age 50 to have tooth-root decay.

Decay around the edges, or a margin, of fillings is also common for older adults. Because many older adults lacked benefits of fluoride and modern preventive dental care when they were growing up, they often have a number of dental fillings. Over the years, these fillings may weaken and tend to fracture and leak around the edges. Bacteria accumulate in these tiny crevices causing acid to build up which leads to decay.

You can help prevent tooth decay by following these tips:

Brush twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste.
Clean between your teeth daily with floss or interdental cleaner.
Eat nutritious and balanced meals and limit snacking.
Check with your dentist about the use of supplemental fluoride, which strengthens your teeth, and about use of dental sealants (a plastic protective coating) applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth (where decay often starts) to protect them from decay.
Visit your dentist regularly for professional cleanings and oral examination.
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What is the procedure to treat the problem where the soft tissue above the big teeth (daadh) comes out from its place due to the cavity of the daadh.

BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
What is the procedure to treat the problem where the soft tissue above the big teeth (daadh) comes out from its place...
Hello, if there is a cavity in your molars (daadh) then you need to visit a dentist to fill it soon also for gum problem you need to ask for cleaning of mouth.
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I am having ulcers in my mouth from a long period of time, I am also taking continuous medicines but I got no relief. So what should I do?

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
U may take a cap of bnc once daily, take tab bifilac twice daily n suck on it, local application of metroggyl get ointment, a banana can b added to your diet, take two table spoons of isabagol husk at night, tensions hurry worry may increase occupancy of ulcers, young girls, may have ulcers during periods, early pregnancy.
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One of my corner teeth is paining after I had chicken struck in it. I removed it. But there is a pain by which i am not able to eat or chew to the left side. Please excuse my as do not know the exact terminology, thanks.

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Was this a full chicken, dear , you have to see your dental surgeon as chicken fibres go deep in the gums and needs deep cleaning and this will be fine.
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Sir, I take root canal treatment for my 2 teeth. But within one month some part of cement is disappeared and I am getting pain from that 2 teeth. Give me some tips to me to fix the problem.

BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
After rct a temporary cement is placed that should be replaced after a week and go for crown. In your condition the cement is gone so food may be getting accumulated that's the pain so no big deal. Get a permanent filling followed by crown.
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Hi, I am 28 year old I have a pain in my teeth, gum.

Advanced Aesthetics, BDS
Dentist,
Hi, you have to visit to a dentist for a check up, after which he can give you a exact cause and solution of your problem.
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