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Dr. Usha Devaraj

BDS

Dentist, Bangalore

17 Years Experience  ·  200 at clinic
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Dr. Usha Devaraj BDS Dentist, Bangalore
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Dr. Usha Devaraj is a popular Dentist in Kodihalli, Bangalore. She has been a practicing Dentist for 17 years. She studied and completed BDS . She is currently practising at Dr Usha Devraj in Kodihalli, Bangalore. Book an appointment online with Dr. Usha Devaraj on Lybrate.com.

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BDS - A.M.E's Dental College, - 2000
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English

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No.218, Christ Villa, 18th A Main, 5th A Cross, Hal 2nd Stage, KodihalliBangalore Get Directions
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MDS - Oral Medicine and Radiology, BDS
Dentist, Ahmedabad
Bleeding gums while brushing teeth is due to gum disease. Don't rely on commercially available toothpaste, visit you Dentist !
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I have a very bad breath. I take care while brushing. But it doesn't change anything. I fear to speak in public. May I have the best solution for this. Or do you recommend a toothpaste?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I have a very bad breath. I take care while brushing. But it doesn't change anything. I fear to speak in public. May ...
Kindly consult a dentist in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations to decide upon treatment. You may need deep cleaning along with surgical procedures. You may consult me in person too. Gargle your mouth thoroughly after every meal. Scrub gently to clean your tongue. 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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Hello Sir/Madam, My mother (63 yrs) is a CKD patient undergoing Peritoneal Dialysis (3 exchange/day). She is having pain in her tooth, so, I took her to a Dentist. He prescribed her Cefdiel 300 (twice daily for 5 days) and Dolonex Rapid (20 mg) twice daily for 2 days. My question is, are these medicines safe for my mother?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
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My mother (63 yrs) is a CKD patient undergoing Peritoneal Dialysis (3 exchange/day). She is having ...
Kindly consult a dentist in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations (full mouth x-ray) to decide upon treatment. You may consult me in person. Dental tips: - visit a dentist every six months. Goggle 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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I am suffering from Dental plaque.What is the Role of Saliva in Maintaining Healthy Teeth?

Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Chennai
Saliva coats and lubricates tissues in the mouth, making it easier to speak, chew and swallow. Saliva helps remove oral waste and cavity-causing bacteria, protects teeth from decay by neutralizing harmful acids, and helps re-mineralize tooth enamel. Saliva also keeps oral tissues healthy by preventing infection by controlling bacteria and fungi in the mouth.
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I am suffering from bleeding last 3 year s in teeth when pressing the teeth and from my mouth is very bad small what to do please tell me thank you.

BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
I am suffering from bleeding last 3 year s in teeth when pressing the teeth and from my mouth is very bad small what ...
It can be due to calculs deposit on the your teeth so that you get cleaned your teeth by scaling and polishing procedure and also use gum astringent and chlorhexidine mouth wash.
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Sir, I am 21 years old male. I have a problem that one of the upperparts of teeth is hole & fracture. Sir, please tell me what should I do?

Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Chennai
Get root canal treatment done if restorable, followed with crown, or get it extracted and go for implants.
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Which is best for tooth crown capping. Metal or ceramic? What might be the cost per tooth crown capping?

BDS
Dentist, Vadodara
Which is best for tooth crown capping.
Metal or ceramic?
What might be the cost per tooth crown capping?
For front teeth, ceramic caps are best. Cost will range from 1500 to 3000. Now a days bruxir n zirconia crowns are also available. Cost starts from 5000 to 20000. For posterior teeth, it depends on your teeth position in relation to opposite teeth. Metal crowns will cost 500 to 1500.
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I am 34 year old and am having mouth ulcers on my cheek and lips last two days. I don't have any other disease like BP or diabetic. Could you suggest medicine for ulcers. Thanks.

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Please apply over the counter preparation or glycerine on the ulcer to soothe the ulcer and take a Multivitamin preparation for a fortnight.
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Mere muh me chale(ulcer) bahut hote hain, kai baar dava lekar dekh li but har bar fir se ho jate hain.

Doctor of Homeopathic Medicine (H.M.D.)
Homeopath, Belgaum
apthus ulcers can be due to vitamin deficiency or else due to some gastric problems need to analyze the case and prescribe medicine.
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My 5 years old son has to fill his tooth if we did not fill it and leave it untreated so its ok bcoz his milk teeth will naturally going to all down.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
My 5 years old son has to fill his tooth if we did not fill it and leave it untreated so its ok bcoz his milk teeth w...
If you leave it untreated what happens is every food he eats, some particles may stuck there.as children do not brush their teeth properly as adults.there may be chances of food stck there, and cause infection and may be pus. So either you should be very careful about teething his teeth properly and other dental care or you can go for dentist's advice.
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I am 23 years old. I usually smoke 1-2 cigarettes a day. I got a Root canal treatment on a molar tooth of mine around 10 years ago. The RCT tooth has now developed an infection and 2 dentists told me I need to get it removed. One said I will have to get an artificial implant after 4 months of removal, not sooner in any case and the other said only 15 days. Which one should I go with?

BDS (Gold Medalist)
Dentist, Gurgaon
I am 23 years old. I usually smoke 1-2 cigarettes a day.
I got a Root canal treatment on a molar tooth of mine around...
Dear lybrate user, placement of implants conventionally was and is frequently done after allowing the tooth socket to heal for 3-4 months but sometimes in cases especially of single implant placement, dentists place the implant immediately after the extraction i. E. In the same sitting. So it's either after 3-4 months or immediately, the 15 days later concept doesn't sound convincing.
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There is smell from my gums (not always) and there is white layer also in gums. Please suggest. Thanks.

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
kindly get cleaning and polishing done ...it might be soft debris or tartar /deposit on teeth.. which requires cleaning
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I am suffering from mouth ulcer from my childhood What is the permanent solutions for it can you please suggest me?

BDS
Dentist, Vadodara
I am suffering from mouth ulcer from my childhood What is the permanent solutions for it can you please suggest me?
Mouth ulcers are normally due to vitamin deficiency or bad digestion. Other causes includes stress, allergies to certain foods and medication, change in lifestyle, increased body heat, consumption of oilly, spicy n junk foods. So start taking vitamin supplements. Avoid outside food, oilly n spicy foods. Increase your water intake. Eat a healthy n balanced diet. Include more raw vegetables and fruits. Reduce your stress level.
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I am 55 years old, while sleeping my mouth gets very dry with the result I hv to consume water 5 - 6 times in the night resulting in bad and breaking sleep. Pls advise.

Dentist, Mumbai
Visit your general physician to find out the underlined cause for it and in the mean time to keep your mouth hydrated use" saliva.
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Healthy Mouth Happy you- Brushing and Flossing the Right Way

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Mumbai
Healthy Mouth Happy you- Brushing and Flossing the Right Way
Right Way to Brush-


Proper brushing takes at least two minutes — that's right, 120 seconds! Most adults do not come close to brushing that long. To get a feel for the time involved, try using a stopwatch. To properly brush your teeth, use short, gentle strokes, paying extra attention to the gumline, hard-to-reach back teeth and areas around fillings, crowns or other restoration. Concentrate on thoroughly cleaning each section as follows:

B1 Tilt the brush at a 45° angle against the gumline and sweep or roll the brush away from the gumline







B2Gently brush the outside, inside and chewing surface of each tooth using short back-and-forth strokes.








B3Gently brush your tongue to remove bacteria and freshen breath.




Clean the outer surfaces of your upper teeth, then your lower teeth
Clean the inner surfaces of your upper teeth, then your lower teeth
Clean the chewing surfaces
For fresher breath, be sure to brush your tongue, too
Frequency of brushing-



Studies have shown that brushing once a day in preschool settings, using a fluoride toothpaste will prevent cavities. Families should be encouraged to brush additional times at


home. Brushing before bedtime is especially important, in order to prevent plaque and food particles remaining in contact with the teeth throughout the night.

Replacing Toothbrush-

You should replace your toothbrush when it begins to show wear, or every three months, whichever comes first. It is also very important to change toothbrushes after you've had a cold, since the bristles can collect germs that can lead to reinfection.

Electric power brush-



PBRAn electric toothbrush is a toothbrush that uses electric power supplied usually by a battery to move the brush head rapidly, either oscillating side to side, or rotation-oscillation (where brush heads rotate in one direction and then the other).

ADVANTAGES OF AN ELECTRIC POWER BRUSH
1.Faster Brushing
2.Easier Brushing
3.Deep Cleaning
4.Painless Cleaning
5.Stain Removal
6.Fresher Breath
7.Proven Long-Term Results




FLOSSING


Flossing in addition to toothbrushing can reduce gingivitis and halitosis compared to toothbrushing alone.


FLOSDental floss is a bundle of thin filaments used to remove food and dental plaque from teeth. The floss is gently inserted between the teeth and scraped along the teeth sides, especially close to the gums or underneath them. Dental floss may be made of either plastic (nylon, PTFE or polyethylene) or silk, and can be flavored or unflavored, and waxed or unwaxed. An alternative tool to achieve the same effect is the interdental brush.

Advantages of flossing
ØProper flossing removes plaque and food particles in places where a toothbrush cannot reach- under the gum-line and between the teeth.
ØDaily flossing is recommended because plaque build-up can lead to tooth decay and gum disease.
ØIt stimulates gums, polishes tooth surfaces, reduces gum bleeding and prevents gum disease.


FLOSSINGFlossing technique
Start with about 18 inches of floss, wind most of the floss around each middle finger, leaving an inch or two of floss to work with.

ØHold the floss tautly between your thumbs and index fingers, slide it gently up-and- down between your teeth.
ØGently curve the floss around the base of each tooth using a seesaw motion, making sure you go beneath the gum-line. Never snap or force the floss, as this may cut or bruise delicate gum tissue.
ØCurve the floss around the side of one tooth, forming a 'C' shape and rub the floss up and down to clean the tooth. Repeat the procedure in the opposite direction i.e. on the adjacent tooth.
ØUse clean sections of floss as you move from tooth to tooth.
ØTo remove the floss, use the same back-and-forth motion to bring the floss up and away from the teeth.
Floss holders are also available and can be used in the difficult to reach areas.


MOUTHWASH

MWMouthwash or mouth rinse is a chemotherapeutic agent used as an effective home care system by the patient to enhance oral hygiene.

A mouthwash is a flavored liquid that people use to rinse out their mouths before or after brushing their teeth. Some individuals may also rinse with mouthwash between brushings, particularly after eating foods that may cause a person to have bad breath. Mouthwash typically emphasize the treatment and prevention of halitosis as one of the many benefits of mouthwash. Mouthwash can be effective at combating bad breath.

ØBacteria in the mouth can also cause foul-smelling breath. Many antiseptic mouthwash products claim to kill the germs that cause bad breath.
ØSome mouthwash products are designed to help heal sores or irritation after oral surgery.


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He has painful sores on his tongue since August. He has his diabetes under control. No blood pressure. Please note that he is 82 years old.

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
give him benzocaine ointment and boroglycerine to apply on ulcers . give them becosule with folic acid daily .
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Hello Doctor my self rajesh I am 35 year old man I have cavity and yellow teeth problem last 2 month and sensitivity problem what should I do please tell me.

MDS
Dentist, Kolkata
Hello Doctor my self rajesh I am 35 year old man I have cavity and yellow teeth problem last 2 month and sensitivity ...
Get the cavity filled up by dentist,,use sensoform toothpaste for sensitivity problem and get scaling done also.
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I am 20 years old man. I have developed a mouth ulcer which is constantly troubling me for days now. I have tried some home remedies too, but found to be of no use. What should I do?

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
I am 20 years old man. I have developed a mouth ulcer which is constantly troubling me for days now. I have tried som...
U may take a cap BNC DAILY, SUCK ON TAB BIFILAC Twice daily , local application of metrogyl gel,add fire to ur diet green veg n banana r good source, u may take isabagol husk two table spoon heap full at night , plenty of water . Stay away from stress n hurry , ladies normally during periods have more such problem
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I am sensing burning sensation on tongue. On seeing there are small red dots all over the tongue. What should I do?

MDS
Dentist, Sangli
I am sensing burning sensation on tongue. On seeing there are small red dots all over the tongue. What should I do?
It may be glossitis, which may be because of fever, low nutrition diet, lack of sleep, increase in stress, allergy to some type of food or spices, hormonal disturbance. Please correct the cause. Pain and discomfort to tongue with local application of anabel gel half hour before meals.
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