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Dr. Vinod K

Dentist, Bangalore

Dr. Vinod K Dentist, Bangalore
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I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning....more
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Dr. Vinod K is a trusted Dentist in RT Nagar, Bangalore. You can visit him at Dr Vinod K's Clinic in RT Nagar, Bangalore. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Vinod K on has a number of highly qualified Dentists in India. You will find Dentists with more than 41 years of experience on You can find Dentists online in Bangalore and from across India. View the profile of medical specialists and their reviews from other patients to make an informed decision.


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I have yellow teeth. I brush 2times a day by colgate but couldn't see any difference what shall I do?

Dentist, Jamshedpur
You need bleaching and poloishing. And after that, maintain it by brushing twice daily and rinse your mouth after each meal. Floss your tooth to prevent food impaction. Avoid food that cause stains like excess of tea and coffee, chocolates, tobacco products, pan, gutka, alcohol and smoking.
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Cigarette Smoking - How it Affects Your Teeth

MDS - Periodontology and Oral Implantology, BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Cigarette Smoking -  How it Affects Your Teeth

‘Smoking is injurious to health’, is a caption that is flashed on all cigarette packets. However, what is not told about is their adverse effects on the mouth.  The mouth with the lips, teeth, and gums are not just the first points of contact for a cigarette but also one of the majorly affected parts.

Listed below are how smoking affects the teeth and the mouth at large.

  1. Bad breath (halitosis)

  2. Tooth discoloration (brown to black spotting)

  3. Tobacco deposits on the teeth leading to irritation of the gums

  4. Increased formation of plaque and tartar on the teeth, leading to significant gum disease

  5. Gum disease leads to tooth loss

  6. Increased jaw bone loss

  7. Lower success rate of dental implant procedures

  8. Delayed healing after any oral procedure including extraction, periodontal treatment, or oral surgery

  9. Increased risk of leukoplakia, white patches inside the mouth, which is a precursor to oral cancer

  10. Increased risk of developing oral cancer

  11. Reduces blood flow to the gums, thereby affecting healing

The tiny tobacco deposits sit on the tooth surface and with time, produce brownish stains. These are a constant source of irritation for the gums, causing gum disease. Unlike the regular plaque caused by food, this is much harder and more abrasive on the gums. This leads to damage of the periodontal tissue, which are connecting fibers between the teeth and the gums.  This leads to gradual tooth mobility and eventually loss.

Correlation:  If you are a smoker,

  1. You are at risk for gum disease twice compared to a nonsmoker.

  2. More cigarettes you smoke, greater the risk for gum disease.

  3. More number of years you smoke, greater the risk for gum disease.

  4. Poor response to regular treatment for gum disease.

Management:  The gum disease can eventually lead to tooth loss.  Therefore, the gums need to be protected at all cost to maintain oral health.  Some things to do are listed below, starting from the seemingly innocuous to the severe infections.

  1. Regular cleanings at your dentist's office once in 6 months

  2. Daily brushing and flossing to manage early gum disease

  3. Deep cleaning below the gum line and prescription mouth rinses if there is already existing gum inflammation

  4. Surgery to remove deeply seated plaque and tartar.

  5. Surgery with bone graft to replace the bone lost to periodontitis.

  6. Most important of all, quitting smoking.  This will produce remarkable benefits when the above are followed.

However, if the above are done with continued smoking, the effects will not last long.

Cigarette smoking is one habit, which has way too many effects on way too many working’s of the body and therefore kicking the habit is the best way to manage, not just your teeth, but your overall health.

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Hello, I am 25 years old and I remain have my canine baby tooth, does it harmful to keep? what to do?

Dentist, Hyderabad
We need to check for da permanent canine (xray) and about the vitality of tht baby teeth depending on that we need to plan the treatment.
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Dentist, Mumbai
Pain killers like ibuprofen and aspirin can be taken to lighten the inflammation or pain caused by the root canal treatment.

Always blood come to my teeth. And always dirty smell from my teeth. Can you suggests me something.

MDS - Oral Medicine and Radiology, BDS
Dentist, Ahmedabad
Hi, you need a teeth cleaning procedure by a dentist as dirty smell and bleeding gums are caused due to gum disease. This will help to solve your problem. Regards.
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My teeth is Good but in improper place. Can I set my teeth through any dentist now. My age is 20 years. Is it possible to do that.

Hi lybrate-user. Yes you can get a treatment for your malallign d teeth but you hv to be more patient wih the attainment of the results you desire for your self as your growth age has been passed and now your dwntist would have to use a bit more complex treatment to move your teeth within your jaw bones. Bt no worrys it still is possible due to the advancements in tecnologies and procedures now a days. I wud advice you to visit your dentist a hve a complete discussion with him or her becaus every patient has different needs and profile in their mind according to which your doctor has to plan the treatment. Regards.
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I am suffering from gum flap infection on my wisdom tooth. Please suggest some medicine to cure this.

Dentist, Gurgaon
this is very common condition. what happens is, at that posterior area, it's quite difficult to keep it clean and so food accumulation starts. also this area is highly prone to cavity. but most commonly, this tooth erupts at different angles to which this flap condition is mainly associated. visit a dentist, you need to get this flap removed. procedure is known as operculectomy. but it may reoccur. so I suggest you to get this tooth removed since this tooth has no function in the mouth.
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I have sugar in borderline how to prevent without tablets My gums are very weak what I should do.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
If blood sugar levels fasting is between 108 to 125 mg and pp 141 to 199 mg /100 ml, is considered as pre diabetes, or impaired glucose tolerance (igt). At this level diabetes can be prevented by restricted diet, exercise and maintaining normal weight. For gums to become healthy, regular massaging of gums and taking vitamin supplements and maintaining oral hygiene is very important.
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I have huge gap in between teeth and my front teeth are big so I cannot smile properly in public.

MDS, Certified Implantologist, BDS, Certified Conscious Sedationist
Dentist, Hyderabad
There are many advanced conservative treatments are available for closing such gaps. If it is for aesthetic look purpose then you can get it done. Smile designing can be done with help of diagnostic mock models to redisgn your smile and close the gap.
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My very front tooth is out and upper from the line and half cut. It looks a little ugly so I wanna realign this. Should I go for this?

MDS - Orthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Jodhpur
Ya definitely you have to correct this, for this you have to visit an orthodontist, he can align your teeth painlessly and improve the health of your teeth. For more information you can consult me.
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My mouth has bad breath. And blood bleed some times even we brush. Suggest me better solution.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Homoeopathic medicine MERC SOL 30 ( Dr Reckeweg) Drink 5 drops today night and forget this medicine PLANTAGO Q/HAMMEMELIS Q ( Dr Reckeweg) Mix both these medicines and take 10 drops in 20 ml fresh water 3 times daily for 2-3 months HEKLA LAVA TOOTH POWDER ( WHEEZAL ) Scrub teeth daily night before sleep NOTE-Use brush with soft bristles and use it upside down while brushing teeth.
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Dentist, Ramanathapuram
Eating cheese after a meal has 2 advantages. One, it helps in pulling away some of the plaque and leftover tiny food particles from meals. Two, since it contains calcium, it adds to the health of teeth and bones as well.

I always feel smell in my mouth, although I brush my teeth twice a day and using top brands like colgate, pepsodent, please advise

Dentist, Bangalore
Get the cleaning done from dentist because one of the most common reason for bad smell is deposits of tartar or plaques around the teeth. By cleaning it will be removed.
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Hello Dr, What could be the reason for bitterness in my mouth, due to which I have loss my appetite.

Dentist, Gurgaon
there are many reasons of bitterness in mouth.if u r having some medicines dat can left you with bitterness in mouth.some times u have gastric trouble dat also leads to bitter taste in mouth.drink lots of liquid like fresh juices or lemonade or coconut water or buttermilk.u will get ur appetite.
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Dentist, Gandhinagar
Smoking or consuming smokeless tobacco is very harmful for your teeth. It can lead to various oral diseases like oral cancer, gingivitis, periodontitis and tooth decay. 

I have yellowish teeth. How can I turn them into bright white teeth with simple home remedies?

Dentist, Vadodara
Go for scaling and polishing of teeth. This will brighten and make your teeth shine. For further whiteness, go for bleaching.
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Chewing pieces of ice cracks down tooth enamel and causes jaw problem

Dentist, Cuttack
Chewing pieces of ice cracks down tooth enamel and causes jaw problem
Chewing pieces of ice cracks down tooth enamel and causes jaw problem.
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Hi doctor I have different problem that is when I was sleeping in the night time I am grinding my theeth daily. It is observed by my family members and they told me that matter. So please give me solution to my health probelem. How it is decrease.

Dentist, Jalgaon
Grinding of teeth is referred to as bruxism in medical terms. It can b stress related. You can make night guards from dentists which is an very important part of treatment. You can try yoga and meditation to help you relieve stress.
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My teeth are yellow but I brush twice a day so what I have to do to keep it white?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
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.
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