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Dr. Vinod Kumar K R

BDS, MDS

Dentist, Bangalore

11 Years Experience  ·  100 at clinic
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Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; a......more
Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; as a health provider being ethical is not just a remembered value, but a strongly observed one.
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Dr. Vinod Kumar K R is a popular Dentist in Banashankari, Bangalore. He has over 11 years of experience as a Dentist. He has completed BDS, MDS . You can visit him at Gokula Dental Care in Banashankari, Bangalore. Book an appointment online with Dr. Vinod Kumar K R and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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BDS - Government Dental College, Bangalore, - 2007
MDS - Maaruti College of Dental Sciences Research Centre, - 2012
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English
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Indian Dental Association
Indian Society of Periodontology

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Dental Erosion - Ways To Repair It

Certified Implantologist
Dentist, Kolkata
Dental Erosion - Ways To Repair It

There are a lot of ways that tooth enamel (hardest substance in the body) can wear off – decay and erosion being the most common. While decay is an infectious process with bacteria playing a significant role, erosion is nowhere associated with bacteria. The tooth gets ‘eroded’ in small amounts with the various food substances that you eat. These include the sodas that wash down the burgers and pizzas, the various sports drinks that are used to boost performance, the lime and oranges that are constantly sucked, and other acidic and sugary foods.

It does not mean you should not have an occasional soda or a sports drink or a citrus fruit. It is the constant and overuse of these that is damaging. The oral pH goes to a very acidic level (below 5.5) with these which then leads to demineralization of the enamel. The environment that is usually produced by the bacteria is caused by the acidic and sugary foods.

In some cases, acids could come from an internal source too. People with gastroesophageal reflux disease may have the acid coming from the esophagus, which also can lead to erosion.

However, there is nothing to be disheartened about as the lost enamel can be replaced to restore both tooth function and appearance. The most commonly affected teeth are the inner surfaces of the upper incisors and the biting surfaces of the lower molars. The result is tooth sensitivity, darker teeth, and increased chances of tooth decay and fracture.

Repair Mechanisms: Treating erosion has two components to it – to repair the lost tooth structure and to prevent further damage. The second is equally or rather more important than the first one.

Treatment-

  1. Restorations: In mild cases of erosion, the lost tooth structure can be rebuilt with composite resins or glass ionomer cement which usually restores lost tooth structure to its earlier version. Usually done in one sitting, it should not take more than an hour. The results would last longer if further erosion is prevented.

  2. Crowns: In cases where a lot of tooth structure has been lost and the remaining enamel weakened, a new crown will need to be done. This offers protection against further decay and also restores esthetics and function quite effectively.

Prevention-

  1. Avoid overuse of acidic, sugary drinks like sports drinks and aerated beverages.

  2. Avoid sucking on oranges as they prolong the effect of the citric acid on the tooth.

  3. Include toothpaste and rinse with fluoride.

  4. Improve dairy intake, thereby providing sufficient calcium.

  5. Follow oral hygiene habits including brushing, flossing, and regular dental visits.

Lost tooth structure unfortunately cannot be regained; however, further loss can be prevented.

If you wish to discuss about any specific dental problem, you can consult a specilized dentist and ask a free question.

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I have very bad breath. My teeth are yellow always. How can I get rid of that. please suggest me how get my teeth white. Plzzzzzzz help me.

BHMS, MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Gurgaon
I have very bad breath. My teeth are yellow always. How can I get rid of that. please suggest me how get my teeth whi...
You should definitely visit a dentist. Keep your mouth clean. Brush at least twice a day. Use a mouth wash. Rinse your mouth always after eating something. Eat less sugar. Keep your stomach healthy by eating healthy food.
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My teeth is yellow. I daily use to brush 5-10 minutes but no change. Please suggest me any home remedy which can whiten my teeth.

BDS
Dentist, Madurai
My teeth is yellow. I daily use to brush 5-10 minutes but no change. Please suggest me any home remedy which can whit...
Hi, lybrate-user. There is a simple home remedy I can suggest you. Try oil pulling using pure coconut oil every morning in empty stomach atleast for 5-10 mts. Take two teaspoon full of coconut oil. Put it in your mouth. Swish it atleast for 5-10 mts. This action supposedly draws out toxins in your body, primarily to improve oral health but also to improve your overall health.
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BDS (GOLD MEDALIST)
Dentist, Jamshedpur
Chewing a sugarless gum after your meal for around 20 minutes freshens your breath and also make the leftover food particles cling to it.

Sir I have teeth problem. Whenever I brush I feel pain in my mouth and there is a problem of bleeding. Would you please tell me how to fix it.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
Sir I have teeth problem. Whenever I brush I feel pain in my mouth and there is a problem of bleeding. Would you plea...
- use a soft toothbrush -- and brush properly! brush your teeth for at least two minutes twice a day and after meals. Hard brushing can further damage the soft tissues of your mouth. - floss at least once a day and be sure to floss beyond the gum line to remove more plaque. - control bleeding by applying pressure to the area with a cold compress. - rinse with salt water or hydrogen peroxide to keep the area clean. Avoid mouthwashes that contain alcohol, which can dry out your mouth. - stay away from smoking and other tobacco products, which can aggravate bleeding gums. - eat a balanced diet and limit snacking between meals. Carbohydrates and sugars feed dental plaque. - try an oral irrigation device, commonly known as a" water pick, to clear debris from around the gum line. - you may need deep cleaning along with surgical curettage or gum strengthening procedure. Use pepsodent tooth paste & gum paint for 2 to 3 weeks. Advance procedures can be done with laser.
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I have pain in my teeth because of a teeth is coming out from gum. And my gum get shallowed.

B.D.S.
Dentist, Dehradun
I have pain in my teeth because of a teeth is coming out from gum. And my gum get shallowed.
Do warm saline rinses 3-4 times a day, pain should subside. If it doesn’t help then see a dentist.
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Sir my mouth was very smell full. Geico reduce my mouth smell. Pls tell me sir or man.

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
Sir my mouth was very smell full. Geico reduce my mouth smell. Pls tell me sir or man.
Get scaling polishing done by a dentist than brush twice daily especially at night use betadine mouth wash drink plenty of water.
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MDS - Periodontics
Dentist, Trichy
Once in a year or 6 months please clean your teeth( scaling). This will reduce gums problem. Avoid sticky foods. Take fibrous food.
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I am 27 years old (male) my gum is bleeding when I brush teeth and some cavities also showing what should I do I am very upset my front teeth is loose and receding gum please help me how to treat it.

MDS
Dentist, Kolkata
I am 27 years old (male) my gum is bleeding when I brush teeth and some cavities also showing what should I do I am v...
Please see a dentist, get scaling done that will help solving bleeding gums problem and get the cavities filled up.
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What will be the overall price for putting braces for teeth from dentist or cosmetic dentistry?

MDS Prosthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
What will be the overall price for putting braces for teeth from dentist or cosmetic dentistry?
The rate varies from which type of braces you want to put, metal one or ceramic ones. Generally it starts from 22k onwards. Braces treatment should be done by a orthodontist.
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