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Dr. Uma Shankar

BDS, MDS

Dentist, Bangalore

17 Years Experience  ·  150 at clinic
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Dr. Uma Shankar BDS, MDS 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 Shankar is a popular Dentist in Yelahanka, Bangalore. She has been a practicing Dentist for 17 years. She has completed BDS, MDS . You can consult Dr. Uma Shankar at Shivani Dental Speciality clinic & Endodontics Research Centre in Yelahanka, Bangalore. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Uma Shankar on Lybrate.com.

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Education
BDS - MS Ramaiah Dental College, - 2000
MDS - AB SHETTY INSTITUTE OF DENTAL SCIENCE, - 2006
Languages spoken
English
Professional Memberships
Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons of India (AOMSI)

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Is it More Important to Brush Your Teeth in the Night Than in the Morning?

MDS, Certificate in implantology
Dentist, Delhi
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Why it's more important to brush your teeth in the night than in the morning

Most people wake up every morning and stumble to wash their teeth first thing. Do you believe that brushing your teeth in the morning is sufficient to keep your mouth healthy?

While it is important to brush your teeth in the morning for good oral hygiene, what goes on in your mouth all night is even more important. Brushing your teeth once a day is barely enough to maintain perfect oral hygiene. By brushing twice a day you can make the difference.

Do you know why it can be important to brush at night since you are only about to sleep?

Here are a few things that brushing before bed does.

1. Reduces acid build up

Everyone has acid being constantly produced in their mouths. The saliva secreted contains calcium which neutralizes the acid being built up. At night the saliva secretion slows down which allows the acids to get accumulated. The acids keep corroding the teeth all night. When you brush your teeth, the fluoride present in the toothpaste stimulates saliva secretion. So by brushing before bed you ensure that the saliva secretion does not fall drastically. In the process you prevent your teeth from getting corroded.

2. Reduces bacterial multiplication

The saliva in our mouth not only neutralizes the acid it reduces bacteria from multiplying as well. During the reduced saliva production, as you sleep, the bacteria in your mouth multiply manifold and attack your teeth and gums. This is why keeping your saliva secretion regular by brushing before bed is of utmost importance.

3. Reduces the decay of food particles

After you have your dinner just rinsing your mouth is not enough. Tiny food particles that get stuck in your teeth rot overnight. It is best to go to bed with a clean mouth rather than a mouth with tiny decaying food particles.

No matter how much of a task it might seem like, brushing at night is as important, if not more important, than brushing in the morning.

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I have yellow teeth, I need to clean my teeth and I want white teeth please tell me remedies to cure it?

BDS
Dentist, Rewari
I have yellow teeth, I need to clean my teeth and I want white teeth please tell me remedies to cure it?
Self cleansing agents can destroy enamei and make teeth sensitive so take professional help for whitening your teeth.
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At which age I can allow my kids to brush their teeth and at the first which toothpaste n how it's quantity is recommended for children.

BDS (GOLD MEDALIST)
Dentist, Jamshedpur
At which age I can allow my kids to brush their teeth and at the first which toothpaste n how it's quantity is recomm...
Make them learn how to brush properly. Observe them wether they are practicing right techniques for one week. You can use flouridated toothpaste. Apply pea size paste on tooth brush. Make them brush two times daily and rinse after eating anything.
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I am suffering from some teeth problem, a abnormal teeth had arrived in my jaw. Is it safe or any treatment is necessary?

MDS
Dentist, Sangli
I am suffering from some teeth problem, a abnormal teeth had arrived in my jaw. Is it safe or any treatment is necess...
Please get the teeth alignment corrected by orthodontic braces. Otherwise, teeth mal-alignment may cause functional problems in chewing, speech. Also, it will result in supporting jaw bone loss and oral muscle tone disturbance. Perhaps, it will also affect your smile, look, personality. So, just go ahead with orthodontic treatment. It is safe.
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My one of the teeth is paining and that teeth is become black. I didn't eat properly what I should do?

BDS
Dentist, Ajmer
My one of the teeth is paining and that teeth is become black. I didn't eat properly what I should do?
Pain in teeth clearly suggests caries or cavities in local language. Visit your dentist, he will take an x-ray and determine the current status of your affected tooth. If the extent of caries is not extending to the pulp (vital part of the tooth), he will suggest you to go for restoration (filling). If the extent of caries is upto the pulp you have to go for root canal treatment. X-ray and visual examinations will be helpful in suggesting you a treatment.

I am having tingling feeling in most of teeth whenever I drink cold, what should be done? Is it a sign of worry.

BHMS
Homeopath, Agra
I am having tingling feeling in most of teeth whenever I drink cold, what should be done? Is it a sign of worry.
take coffea 30, 2 drops 3 times daily If you would like to consult with me privately, please click on 'consult'.
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My teeth has more sensitivity and pain while biting hard substance. I feel my teeth were weak. I think this is due I am taking tablets for Blood pressure and diabetic. Please tell me the remedy ?

BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
There is nothing like that due to those tablets ur teeth are weak once u visit a dentist so that a through examination is done if possible get cleaning of ur teeth and ask the doctor to give some medicines for strength ur gums like massaging paste.
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I have pain in my teeth and pus is coming sometimes. Pls help me to rectified this problems. How to contact the good doctor.

Post-Graduate Certificate in Endodontics
Dentist, Cuttack
I have pain in my teeth and pus is coming sometimes. Pls help me to rectified this problems. How to contact the good ...
Hi lybrate-user. Pain in teeth with pus is a serious problem. Your tooth has grossly decayed and the infection has travelled to the gums and roots. You need a xray for the tooth to know how far the infection has travelled. Treatment will depend on xray results. The tooth will go for root canal treatment or if totally destroyed then extraction. But for time being, to control the infection, you need an antibiotic coverage. Thank you.
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I have cracks and cut in the corners of the mouth. Its was only one side before that now it's start formulating other side also. I frequently suffered with severe mouth ulcer and constipation also. I have tried so many medicine prescribe by dermatologist like. Brite, Koiglo-forte, melacare forte. But I did not get any relief with these cracks now it's start spreading. Thanks.

BDS
Dentist, Vadodara
I have cracks and cut in the corners of the mouth. Its was only one side before that now it's start formulating other...
ulcers are normally due to Vitamin deficiency or bad digestion. other are stress, dry mouth, increase intake of aerated or alcoholic beverages. So start taking vitamin supplements. eat balanced and healthy diet. avoid oilly spicy n junk foods completely. increase your water intake. get treated for constipation. apply Vaseline or boroline on the crack especially before sleeping
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My sister wants to put braces. So wanted to which braces is good? Whether metal or ceramic? Whether indian or American is good and their prices?

Certification in Full Mouth Rehabilitation, Post-Graduate Certificate in Oral Implantology (PGCOI), M.Sc - Master of Oral Implantology (MOI), Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Rajkot
My sister wants to put braces. So wanted to which braces is good? Whether metal or ceramic? Whether indian or America...
Cost is very according to doctor experience and place plus material. Usually it start from ceramic are tooth 30 to 80 thousand depending on severity of patient condition. Ceramic are tooth colored and aesthetically they are good as compare to metal braces.
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10 Foods for Healthy Teeth

BDS, PGMHA
Dentist, Bangalore
10 Foods for Healthy Teeth

Dental care is of utmost importance. Poor dental health can cause you several problems, from a mild toothache to severe pain. Here are 10 foods which will help you maintain your healthy teeth. Read on to find out more about it:

  1. Cheese: Cheese, particularly aged cheese like Cheddar, Swiss and such are beneficial for your teeth. They increase the pH scale in your mouth and effectively prevent tooth decay. It also consists of protein and calcium, nutrients required for strengthening your tooth enamel.
  2. Yogurt: Like cheese, yogurt also contains calcium and protein for tooth enamel. Probiotics or the beneficial bacteria present in yogurt are good for the gums as well.
  3. Leafy Vegetables:  Spinach and kale promote oral health. They contain calcium, which is good for your tooth enamel. They contain folic acid, a B vitamin which has a lot of health benefits and also helps to prevent gum disease.
  4. Apples: Apples contain high fiber and water, which are beneficial for your teeth. While eating an apple, a lot of saliva is produced which washes away the bacteria present in the mouth.
  5. Carrots: Carrots are also crunchy like apples and also contain high fiber which is beneficial for teeth. They also contain vitamin A which is also highly beneficial.
  6. Celery: Celery contains vitamins A and C which are very beneficial for the gums. They are also crunchy and hence help scraping away bacteria and food particles from your teeth.
  7. Almonds: Almonds are a great choice as they are low on sugar and have high content of calcium and protein.
  8. Strawberries: Strawberries are very beneficial for your teeth. Strawberries consist of vitamin C, different antioxidants and malic acid, which help in naturally whitening your teeth.
  9. Garlic: Garlic contains a substance called 'Allicin' which has strong anti-mycobacterial properties, and is thus beneficial for your teeth. It helps to prevent periodontal disease and fight tooth decay.
  10. Meat: Meat in general is beneficial for maintaining healthy teeth. Meats consist of a lot of protein, vitamins, minerals and other nutrients which are important for healthier teeth.
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I am a 60 yr. Old woman. I have to get my wisdom tooth from the left upper jaw removed. Will there be any side effects after tooth extraction. Is an oral surgeon, better than a dentist for the processor tooth extraction? Pl. Advise.

MDS - Orthodontics
Dentist, Mangalore
I am a 60 yr. Old woman. I have to get my wisdom tooth from the left upper jaw removed. Will there be any side effect...
If the teeth is erupted completely its simple to extract, so a dentist is more than enough, and no complication at all. But should be careful if you are diabetic or any other medical problems.
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I am 44 years old. Am facing acute sensitiveness in my teeth. Specially the front two teeth on the upper jaw. Cannot bite on anything, there is discomfort and pain. ONe of my upper teeth broke recently, have not had refilling done. Is it because of this missing teeth.

BDS
Dentist, Kolar
I am 44 years old. Am facing acute sensitiveness in my teeth. Specially the front two teeth on the upper jaw. Cannot ...
This could b either due to sensitivity due to loss of enamel surface or due to decay of tooth. Tooth decay can b treated by filling of tooth or by rct n capping of the decay is deep. Sensitivity can b reduced by using desensitizing toothpaste such as senquelf or sensodyne toothpaste by rubbing some amount of toothpaste onto your tooth surface n wait till 5 mins before rinsing it off. Get your teeth evaluated by dentist to know the cause of your problem n get treated accordingly. Regards.
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Mere daanto m keeda lag gya h na koi pain h na hi khane m takleef but thoda tut gya h btay ki m kya karu.

MDS, BDS
Dentist, Kolkata
Mere daanto m keeda lag gya h na koi pain h na hi khane m takleef but thoda tut gya h btay ki m kya karu.
Hello Lybrate user, you have cavity in your teeth. Without examining your teeth it is not possible to suggest any treatment. So find a nearby dentist and give him a visit.
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BDS
Dentist, Surat
Prevention is better than cure for your dental health as well as economic health.Regular check up will prevent disease of tooth and gums.Fillings,cleaning is prevention which is not so expensive and after pain root canal,placing crown ,removal of tooth ect.Are treatment which will be costly.

Sir I have some problem In my tongue. in corner of my tongue is light red. But I have no problem in eating. Suggest me medicine sir thanks.

Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Coimbatore
Sir I have  some problem In my tongue. in corner of my tongue is  light red. But I have no problem in eating. Suggest...
Its call angular chelitis. Mostly viamin deficiency and dehydration take plenty of liquids and any multivitamins like becosules.
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I have a problem in my tooth cavity In my tooth the blood is coming always I couldn't able to solve it properly please tell me how could I cure this type of problem.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I have a problem in my tooth cavity In my tooth the blood is coming always I couldn't able to solve it properly pleas...
I will suggest you to get your teeth cleaned through a dentist and take tablet limcee once a day for three months.
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I want to clean my yellow teeth. Please reply with nature treatment to white teeth.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I want to clean my yellow teeth. Please reply with nature treatment to white teeth.
Cause of discoloration – Smoking, coffee, tea, drugs, aging, staining food (wine, blueberry, etc) genetics. Kindly consult a dentist in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations with clinical examination to decide upon treatment. You may need deep cleaning along with whitening (bleaching) procedures and / or artificial enamel filling and / or capping. Advance procedures can be done with laser. Use Snowdent tooth paste for whitening until then. 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. 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. Tooth brush to be changed every 2 months. HOME BLEACH FOR THE TEETH Here is home remedy for brighter teeth--- mix several teaspoons of baking soda with enough fresh lemon juice (or water) to make a paste. Wipe your teeth and any extra saliva off of them with a paper towel. Put a good amount of paste onto your toothbrush and apply. Leave the paste on for 1 minute, then rinse, so as to avoid the acid effecting enamel. If you are using just water you can leave it on for up to 3 minutes. For faster result you can go for teeth bleaching from dentist.
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Dear Sir, I'm 23 years old & my sister is 11 years old. Both suffering from bad breathe. We brush twice a day. please help me according to this problem.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
Dear Sir, I'm 23 years old & my sister is 11 years old. Both suffering from bad breathe. We brush twice a day. please...
•Eat a healthy, balanced diet and avoid eating strongly flavoured or spicy food. •Cut down on sugary food and drink, as it can increase the amount of bacteria in your mouth. •Reduce your alcohol consumption. •Stop smoking. •Cut down on coffee. •Drink plenty of water to help prevent your mouth becoming dry. •Chew sugar-free gum after eating, to stimulate the flow of saliva. This will help clean away any remaining food particles. •Don't use toothpaste to clean your dentures, as it can scratch the surface and cause stains. •Clean your dentures thoroughly using soap and lukewarm water, denture cream or a denture-cleaning tablet. •Use a separate toothbrush to clean your dentures. •Make sure you visit your dentist for regular check-ups. Having regular dental check-ups will ensure that any plaque is removed from your teeth, particularly in areas that are difficult to reach. •Your dentist can recommend the best way to clean your teeth and gums, and point out areas you might be missing. They can also identify any signs of gum disease and ensure early treatment. •Gastritis, lung & sinus infection may also be the cause of bad smell in the mouth. 90% of bad breath is due to a dirty tongue. •If your bad breath is caused by a gastrointestinal problem, such as an H. Pylori infection or gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD), you may be referred to a gastroenterologist. •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. •You may need deep cleaning & fill tooth cavities with artificial enamel filling. Rinse your mouth thoroughly with a mouth wash until then. Advance procedures can be done with laser too.
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I am 18years old and have a problem ith my teeth. I have regularly brush 2times in a day. Bt my teeth has a hole nd lot of pain what should I do for this?

BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
I am 18years old and have a problem ith my teeth. I have regularly brush 2times in a day. Bt my teeth has a hole nd l...
Hole in the tooth n pain in it'll b due to caries just visit your dentist get an x ray done. If decay is not v deep you'll b advised fr a filling otherwise you'll be suggested rct n capping by your dentist.
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