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Dr. Uma

Dentist, Bangalore

Dr. Uma Dentist, Bangalore
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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. Uma is a renowned Dentist in Jayanagar, Bangalore. She is currently associated with Community Denstistry All Smiles Dental Heath Centre in Jayanagar, Bangalore. Book an appointment online with Dr. Uma on Lybrate.com.

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Some times my gums bleed in the morning. Which is not there after brushing. What should I do? What may be the cause?

BDS
Dentist, Delhi
Some times my gums bleed in the morning. Which is not there after brushing. What should I do? What may be the cause?
May be there is calculus deposits on the tooth and gums may be receding. You shouldgo for a cleaning ofteeth by a dentist.
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How Breathing Through the Mouth Affects Oral Health in Children

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
How Breathing Through the Mouth Affects Oral Health in Children

Mouth breathing in children is very common and while a kid with open mouth might seem cute, it is not always the case. The parents need to be made aware that a child breathing through the mouth all the time is not normal and it is high time they find a way to manage it.

A little understanding of the effects of the mouth breathing habit on the child's health in general and oral health in particular can be an eye-opener for the parent. For an educated person, there are obvious symptoms, which indicate that the child is a mouth-breather.

These symptoms include:

  1. Dryness of the lips
  2. Crowding of the front teeth
  3. Snoring
  4. Sleeping with the mouth open
  5. Recurrent infections of the airways including sinusitis and middle ear infections
  6. Bad breath

Common causes include:

  1. Chronic nasal obstruction/congestion because of which the child is not able to get enough oxygen through the nose.
  2. Enlarged tonsils or adenoids
  3. Thumb or finger-sucking habit
  4. Recurrent respiratory infections

Effects of mouth breathing on oral health:

Mouth breathing may seem like a harmless habit, but has serious effects on the oral and dental health of the child. Some of them are discussed below.

  1. Dry mouth: A constantly open mouth can lead to drying up of the saliva. This in turn leads to reduced effects of saliva including the flushing effect on the bacteria and the food deposits. This leads to increased chances of tooth decay and gum diseases.
  2. Tooth decay: With reduced saliva, the pH remains acidic for a longer period of time, leading to increased chances of tooth decay.
  3. Gum diseases: Reduced amounts of saliva also leads to increased gum disease and periodontal disease as the bacteria are not removed and have a conducive environment to act upon.
  4. Facial development: A mouth breathing child maintains a different posture than a nose breather. This leads to a narrow and long face, flattened nose, smaller nostrils, reduced facial tone, thin upper lip, pouty upper lip, and a small lower jaw.
  5. Speech: An open mouth causes the tongue to thrust into the palate when talking. This leads to altered pronunciation of some sounds; especially and can cause lisping.
  6. Braces: Mouth breathing causes multiple challenges including prolonged treatment period, inability to close the gaps, reduced stability of the realigned teeth, and increased chances of relapse. The added complication of increased gum disease and tooth decay makes it worse. The habit needs to be corrected first before going in for braces.

If that sounds like a long list, they are not all inclusive. Early intervention in the habit can correct and negate all these effects. Talk to your dentist to know how to help your mouth breathing child.

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I have dental fluorosis. I want to know is there any permanent remedy for it is available.

MDS Endodontist
Dentist, Mohali
I have dental fluorosis. I want to know is there any permanent remedy for it is available.
There is definite treatment for dental flourosis but first we would like to know the severity of flourosis. Various treatment options for flourosis can be: 1. Bleaching 2. Laminates or veneers 3. Crowns.
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At what day is the blood clot expected to slowly come off after a tooth extraction?

BDS
Dentist, Delhi
At what day is the blood clot expected to slowly come off after a tooth extraction?
Clot doesn't come. It is supposed to be retained in socket. If clot comes out you will be having problem. Visit to a dentist.
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Mujhe 3-4 mahine se ek muh ke chale(ulcer) ka problem face hota h. Iske kiye kya upauy krna chahiye. Aur 8 10 day tak rheta h?

BDS
Dentist, Delhi
If you have applied ointments and taken medicine even then it is reoccurring again and again, then it's time to get dental checkup as it may be symptom of some systemic problem.
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Hi Im patient of ulcerative colitis having wysolone 10 g decreasing now having sever tooth ache can not have antibiotics or brufen can I have do dt without any issue or side effects please reply I will have RCT after my steroids are over Thx.

BDS
Dentist, Kolar
Hi
Im patient of ulcerative colitis having wysolone 10 g decreasing now having sever tooth ache can not have antibiot...
Pls check with your gastroenterologist the possible antibiotics n painkillers which can b taken by you n which donot worsen your colon condition. Meanwhile use bethadine mouthwash. However you can start your rct well before your steroid intake of your comfortable. Take care.
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Dental Health Tip

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

Eating a piece of cheese after a meal helps in pulling away some of the plaque and leftover tiny food particles from meals. And since it contains calcium, it adds to the health of teeth and bones as well.

Sir I have got toothache since last week. I do not know the reason of this kindly help me.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Sir I have got toothache since last week. I do not know the reason of this kindly help me.
Hello, take plantago major Q, 10 drops twice daily with water. Take mag phos 6x, 6 tabs hrice daily with hot water. consult a dentist if you do not get relief.
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I am 36 yrs female, sensitivity especially on the back side of teeth to cold, is it advisable to use sensodyne and for how long. I guess sensodyne is symptomatic relief, does it repair enamel? are herbal toothpaste better than chemical based? kindly suggest.

BDS
Dentist, Bangalore
Sensitivity is directly related to teeth wear away.. That is cervical abrasion( caused by faulty tooth brushing technique), attrition( teething or night grinding habit) or by erosion( caused by intake of aerated drinks).. These can be treated by either fillings or night guard appliance depending on the exact cause.. If left untreated then ends up with RCTs with crown, which is not necessary.. As u knw, tooth paste will just relives the symptoms but not the cause.. So plz do visit the dentist to know the exact cause and accordingly the treatment plan..
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I have ulcers problem in my mouth and I show many doctor but nothing happens. I really want to know how to stop ulcers.

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 can go for professional check up or come to our clinic for a consultation (free of cost) to get the exact cause and solution for the same.
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MDS, BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
Do u have gap between teeth?
Reasons for gap between teeth are: hereditary, chipped tooth, broken filling, habit- thumb sucking, incorrect swallowing reflex, using of a toothpick, improper technique of using a floss, if the jaw size is larger than the tooth size, abnormal frenum attachment, missing tooth, extra tooth, tumor growth.

Never neglect a gap between teeth as it can cause food lodgment, tooth decay, bad breath, drifting of teeth and finally loss of tooth if not treated in time. Gaps either small or large can be treated, for further assistance you can call us or visit us at the clinic.
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I am getting gum loss day by day and my teeth is becoming week. Please advise. Thanks.

B.H.M.S
Homeopath, Lucknow
I am getting gum loss day by day and my teeth is becoming week.
Please advise.
Thanks.
Avoid hard brushing . Massage ur gums with finger. Increase vit c rich diet. Saline gargle with Luke warm water twice a day.
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I am 29 years male. Am having teeth bleeding in early morning. What I have to do?

Advanced Aesthetics, BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
I am 29 years male. Am having teeth bleeding in early morning. What I have to do?
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.
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Hi I am 20 years old. I brush my teeth daily and properly but still my mouth stinks a little. Although many times I changed my tooth paste. What should I do now? Is any test required?

BDS
Dentist, Kanchipuram
Hi I am 20 years old. I brush my teeth daily and properly but still my mouth stinks a little. Although many times I c...
Hi alisha, have you done scaling (cleaning) procedure before. If not please do it immediately. Calculus present on the tooth surface is the main reason for bad smell. Still the problem persists, please consult a gastero enterologist to rule out any digestion problems.
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I had ulcers in my mouth from last 5 years, a few weeks off then they reappears. What shall I do.

oral implantology, BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
I had ulcers in my mouth from last 5 years, a few weeks off then they reappears. What shall I do.
start taking Multivitamins tablets, avoid spicy food. increase intake of fibrous food and drink plenty of water. keep your stomach fit. reduce stress level
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I have 20 years old , in this age in my mouth the lower last teeth is there in that place one tooth is growing due to this when I close my mouth normally that tooth touches the upper part of beside of tooth skin , in that time I have pain , what I do ?

BDS
Dentist, Vadodara
I have 20 years old , in this age in my mouth the lower last teeth is there in that place one tooth is growing due to...
you might be having an erupting wisdom tooth. visit your nearby dentist n get your teeth x-rayed. this will help to determine whether there is enough space or not. till than take some antibiotics along with painkillers. do warm salt water gargle 6-7 times a day.
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I am a 18 years old girl. I have yellow colur on my teeth. I brush 2 tyms in a day. But still no change.What should I do?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I am a 18 years old girl. I have yellow colur on my teeth. I brush 2 tyms in a day. But still no change.What should I...
Kindly consult a dentist in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations to decide upon treatment. You may need deep cleaning along with whitening (bleaching) procedures and / or artificial enamel filling. 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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My dental colour is yellow now. I am unable to remove it and I brush twice a day by using medicated toothpaste and also used different home remedies but all in vain. Help me sir to get my white teeth back.

BDS
Dentist, Vadodara
My dental colour is yellow now. I am unable to remove it and I brush twice a day by using medicated toothpaste and al...
Avoid hard brushing. For whiter teeth, you can go for teeth whitening procedure at a dental clinic.
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BDS
Dentist, Bareilly
Use flurodiated toothpaste. Fluoride helps to harden tooth enamel and reduces your risk of decay
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