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Dr. Tina Kumar

Dentist, Bangalore

Dr. Tina Kumar Dentist, Bangalore
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Dr. Tina Kumar is a popular Dentist in Basavanagudi, Bangalore. You can consult Dr. Tina Kumar at WHITE DENTAL CLINIC in Basavanagudi, Bangalore. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Tina Kumar on Lybrate.com.

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BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
First thing people notice when they meet us, is our smile, take care of it! Have a beautiful day.

BDS
Dentist,
There are many causes for breath odor/bad breath/halitosis

If you don't brush and floss every day, food stays in your mouth and collects bacteria, which can cause bad breath. Food collected between the teeth, on the tongue and around the gums can also rot, leaving an unpleasant odor. Foods like garlic and onions contribute to breath odor, and once the food is absorbed into the bloodstream, it is transferred to the lungs where it's expelled. Brushing, flossing and mouthwash will only mask the odor temporarily; odors continue until the body eliminates the food.

Tobacco products are another cause of bad breath.
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Bad breath

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
Bad breath
Medically called halitosis, can result from poor dental health habits and may be a sign of other health problems. Bad breath can also be made worse by the types of foods you eat and other unhealthy lifestyle habits.

How does what you eat affect breath?
Basically, all the food eaten begins to be broken down in your mouth. As foods are digested and absorbed into the bloodstream, they are eventually carried to your lungs and given off in your breath. If you eat foods with strong odors (such as garlic or onions), brushing and flossing -- even mouthwash -- merely covers up the odor temporarily. The odor will not go away completely until the foods have passed through your body.

Why do poor habits cause bad breath?
If you don't brush and floss teeth daily, food particles can remain in your mouth, promoting bacterial growth between teeth, around the gums, and on the tongue. This causes bad breath. Antibacterial mouth rinses also can help reduce bacteria. In addition, odor-causing bacteria and food particles can cause bad breath if dentures are not properly cleaned.

Smoking or chewing tobacco-based products also can cause bad breath, stain teeth, reduce your ability to taste foods, and irritate your gums.

What health problems are associated with bad breath?
Persistent bad breath or a bad taste in the mouth may be a warning sign of gum (periodontal) disease. Gum disease is caused by the buildup of plaque on teeth. Bacteria cause the formation of toxins to form, which irritate the gums. If gum disease continues untreated, it can damage the gums and jawbone.

Other dental causes of bad breath include poorly fitting dental appliances, yeast infections of the mouth, and dental caries (cavities).

The medical condition dry mouth (also called xerostomia) also can cause bad breath. Saliva is necessary to moisten the mouth, neutralize acids produced by plaque, and wash away dead cells that accumulate on the tongue, gums, and cheeks. If not removed, these cells decompose and can cause bad breath. Dry mouth may be a side effect of various medications, salivary gland problems, or continuous breathing through the mouth.

Many other diseases and illnesses may cause bad breath. Here are some to be aware of: respiratory tract infections such as pneumonia or bronchitis, chronic sinus infections, postnasal drip, diabetes, chronic acid reflux, and liver or kidney problems.

What can I do to prevent bad breath?
Bad breath can be reduced or prevented if you:

Practice good oral hygiene. Brush twice a day with fluoridetoothpaste to remove food debris and plaque. Brush teeth after you eat (keep a toothbrush at work or school to brush after lunch). Don't forget to brush the tongue, too. Replace your toothbrush every 2 to 3 months or after an illness. Use floss or an interdental cleaner to remove food particles and plaque between teeth once a day. Rinse with an antibacterial mouthwash twice a day. Dentures should be removed at night and cleaned thoroughly before being placed in your mouth the next morning.
See your dentist regularly -- at least twice a year. He or she will conduct an oral exam and professional teeth cleaning and will be able to detect and treat periodontal disease, dry mouth, or other problems that may be the cause of bad mouth odor.

Stop smoking and chewing tobacco-based products. Ask your dentist for tips on kicking the habit.

Drink lots of water. This will keep your mouth moist. Chewing gum (preferably sugarless) or sucking on candy (preferably sugarless) also stimulates the production of saliva, which helps wash away food particles and bacteria. Gums and mints containing xylitol are best.

Keep a log of the foods you eat. If you think they may be causing bad breath, bring the log to your dentist to review. Similarly, make a list of the medications you take. Some drugs may play a role in creating mouth odors.

Who treats bad breath?
In most cases, your dentist can treat the cause of bad breath. If your dentist determines that your mouth is healthy and the odor is not of oral origin, you may be referred to your family doctor or to a specialist to determine the odor source and treatment plan. If the odor is due to gum disease, for example, your dentist can either treat the disease or refer you to a periodontist, a dentist who specializes in treating gum conditions.

What products can I use to eliminate bad breath?
An antiseptic mouthwash can help eliminate bacteria that cause bad breath. Ask your dentist about which product is best for you.

Some upper part of my second molar in left lower side has been broken before 8-9 years back. Regularly I was cleaning cavity created by that broken part. There was no pain or problem until last 2-3 months. But now there is toothache at broken part. It is quite sensitive. Please suggest remedy or treatment.

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
Some upper part of my second molar in left lower side has been broken before 8-9 years back. Regularly I was cleaning...
you can use a sensitivity paste like senquel f.. and apply over affected part for 3 to 5 minutes.. and brush with the same paste.. but if the sensation does not subside ... it would mean that you have to get a root canal treatment done.. on the tooth prior to the treatment kindly get an xray to see how much is the tooth damaged...
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I am 25 years old men. I have bleeding problem in my gum and teeth. What should I do?

BDS
Dentist, Jammu
I am 25 years old men. I have bleeding problem in my gum and teeth. What should I do?
Go for scaling and polishing of your teeth, should be done once in 6 months. Many things cause gum bleeding but the most common is gum inflammation which will improve after this for further advise consult a dentist nearby maintain oral hygiene, brush twice for 3 minutes each change your brush every 3 months use dental floss to clean interdental areas. Thanks.
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I am loosing strength of my teeth. I guess it is because of the heat of this hot burning summer. If am right kindly suggest me some remedies. And help me regain my full strong teeth.

oral implantology, BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
I am loosing strength of my teeth. I guess it is because of the heat of this hot burning summer. If am right kindly s...
Teeth do not change due to summer. get your teeth cleaned professionally and polishing. maintain oral hygiene by brushing twice a day and use mouthwash regularly.
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BDS, Certified Endodontist, Certified Implantologist
Dentist, Siliguri
Saving a fallen tooth can be useful. Try to keep it in place while you seek immediate medical attention. If that is not the case, try wrapping the tooth in a piece of plastic or soaking it into milk and call for immediate dental service.

I want to clean my teeth. So what to do? How money required and suggest best option..

MDS
Dentist, Cuddalore
I want to clean my teeth. So what to do? How money required and suggest best option..
Go to near by dental clinic. Usually the charges vary from 500 to 2000 rs depending on deposits in your teeth.
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Hloo doctor I have mouth ulcers from 3 days how to get rid from them.Please tell.

BDS
Dentist, Delhi
Hloo doctor I have mouth ulcers from 3 days how to get rid from them.Please tell.
mouth ulcers are temporary they would go.. avoid spicey food.. and apply mycopain on effects site before and after meals..
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I am 28 year old. My colleagues dominates me. Even if I am right still they shut my mouth because I am weak in argument. I feel that I am hurting them. They say I have a childish nature. I am going to marry next year. I fear my wife will also dominate me. My confidence level is down. What should I do?

BDS, PG Diploma In PG Advance Course Of Oral Implantology On New Generation Implants, PGDHHM
Dentist, Gurgaon
I am 28 year old. My colleagues dominates me. Even if I am right still they shut my mouth because I am weak in argume...
Hello you are a good hearted person. Means you are a very good person. Don't be upset about it sure your will understand things. Keep your confidence in you that you are better than others and don't give priorities what other says.
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My teeth very dirty become use gutkha(pan masala) so how clean please tell me good medication.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
My teeth very dirty become use gutkha(pan masala) so how clean please tell me good medication.
Kindly consult a dentist in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations to decide upon treatment. You may need deep cleaning. Rinse your mouth thoroughly with a mouth wash after every meals. Use sensodent tooth paste for 2 to 3 weeks. Apply snowdent paste on the teeth. Wait for 10 to 15 min. Then brush your teeth with the same paste. Applying it overnight for better results. Advance procedures can be done with laser. You may consult me in person. 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.
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MDS - Orthodontics
Dentist, Kurukshetra
Braces can even become your next fashion accessory as they are available in a wide variety of vibrant colors.

Sir mujhe muh ka chala ho gaya hai ak hafte se kafi pareshan hu na kuch khate pite ban raha hai sir koi upay bataiye taki ye jaldi se thik ho jaye.

Advanced Aesthetics, BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Hi there are various reasons for mouth ulcers it could be because of spicy food, medications, bad digestion, eating hard food etc. You have go for a professional check up to get the exact cause and solution for the same.
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I got some problem while smiling. In one side too much gum can be seen. Is there any treatment for reduce the gum. Once I consult a Dr. he said that I need surgery. Without surgery any other option.

M.Ch - Plastic Surgery
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Nashik
I got some problem while smiling. In one side too much gum can be seen. Is there any treatment for reduce the gum. On...
Hi greetings, as you say having exposed gum on one side it may be do to excessive upper pull of your upper lip muscles if you don't want surgical option it can be treated with botox injection to your upper lip. Consult to plastic surgeon he will guide you.
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I had oral sex with condom only for one time but after this she had some infection or rashes inside of mouth for few days. Which medicine help me? is gargle with betadine help her?

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Infection in mouth can be due to various reason but since you have commited the mistake and she is having problem kindly show to doctor for checkup and treatment she can use betadine /chlor hexidine mouthwash and apply boro glycerin regularly and benzocaine ointment for pain.
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Consumption of tobacco leads to oral cancer

BDS
Dentist, Cuttack
Consumption of tobacco leads to oral cancer and above all osmf is a precancer condition caused by tobacco.
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I am 43 year old. I am suffering from pyoria since last 7 -8 years. Blood and smell is coming from my teeth every day. What can I do and what is the treatment of the same.

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 43 year old. I am suffering from pyoria since last 7 -8 years. Blood and smell is coming from my teeth every day...
If you have pyorias you should get the professional teeth cleaning done. Also you can start using hexidine mouthwash diluted with water two times aday.
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I am a teenager and every time I brush my gums start bleeding. I changed my toothbrush as well as paste but it's not helping.

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
I am a teenager and every time I brush my gums start bleeding. I changed my toothbrush as well as paste but it's not ...
It won't help get scaling polishing done by a dentist than brush twice daily especially at night massage gums.
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BDS
Dentist, Bangalore
Here are some tips to help you look after your teeth.


1.Brush at least twice a day. The best time to brush teeth is after meals. Choose a toothbrush with a small head for better access to back teeth. Soft bristles are kinder on your gums.


2.Use fluoridated toothpaste. Fluoride helps to harden tooth enamel and reduces your risk of decay.


3.Brush thoroughly. Tooth brushing should take between two and three minutes.


4.Floss your teeth daily. Use a slow and gentle sawing motion.


5.Limit acidic drinks like soft drinks, cordials and fruit juices. Food acids soften tooth material and dissolve the minerals in tooth enamel, causing holes (cavities or caries). In severe cases, teeth may be ‘eaten’ right down to the gum.


6.Limit sugary foods. Bacteria in dental plaque change sugars into acids.


7.Protect your teeth from injury. Wear a mouthguard or full-face helmet when playing sports.


8.Try to save a knocked out tooth. If possible, hold the tooth back in place while you seek immediate dental advice. If this is not possible, wrap the tooth in plastic or place it in milk and seek dental advice immediately.


9.Avoid using your teeth for anything other than chewing food. If you use them to crack nuts, remove bottle tops or rip open packaging, you risk chipping or even breaking your teeth.


10.See your dentist for regular check-ups. You should also visit your dentist if you have a dental problem such as a toothache or bleeding gums.
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