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Dr. Anu Sharma

Dentist, Chennai

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Dr. Anu Sharma is a renowned Dentist in Tambaram West, Chennai. He is currently practising at Dental Experts in Tambaram West, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Anu Sharma on Lybrate.com.

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Dental myths related to senior citizens

BDS, MDS
Dentist,
Dental myths related to senior citizens
This is due to lack of awareness about oral health and hygiene
Myth 1: Tooth Loss Is a Normal Part of Aging Process - The fact is that tooth loss is a result of an oral disease, not the aging process
Myth 2: When You Grow Old You Get Dry Mouth - Absolutely Incorrect. Dry mouth (Xerostomia) issues can affect people of all ages, but it is more prevalent in old age mainly due to the medications (decongestants, antihistamines, diuretics and antidepressants) that are consumed for various other health concerns.
Myth 3:Bleeding Gums Are Normal While Aging – Not true. Gum bleeding can occur due to various factors like gum diseases, pockets and it is not related only to aging.
Myth 4: Periodontal Disease Cannot Be Treated in Elders - False. With the combination of scaling to eliminate hardened plaque and infected gum tissue and antibiotics periodontal cases are treated successfully.
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Dental Public Health Education And Workforce

BDS
Dentist, Delhi
Dental Public Health Education And Workforce

In the recent years, dental problems have been on a mercurial rise. Lack of proper knowledge and awareness (especially in the rural areas) makes the situation even worse. Dental problems can affect anyone, irrespective of their age and sex. Proper measures should be taken to deal with the problem effectively. People should be educated and made aware of the importance of practicing a good oral hygiene and dental care. In this regard, the Dental Public Health Education becomes very important.

As the name suggests, the dental public health work towards educating the people (in rural as well as urban areas) about oral and dental hygiene. It comes up with various campaigns, health camps and awareness programs (mostly government funded) to help people take care of their and their loved one's dental health. The aim of the dental public health work is to reach out to and, in the process, extend help to a wider mass.

In some of the campaigns, the dentists reach out to the children (in schools and colleges) and explain them the importance of a good dental health and the healthy dental practices they need to follow. Few of the initiatives and awareness programs have indeed been of great help to people.

The Dental Public health workers and specialists work on the competencies as directed by the Indian Dental Association, some of which are being mentioned below:

  1. Organizing and managing oral health campaigns and programs.
  2. Extensive research to deal with oral health problems of the public.
  3. Communicate with people regarding the various dental and oral health problems
  4. Measure the status of oral health through effective surveillance systems.
  5. Address individual (as well as population) oral health issues effectively.
  6. Promote and protect public oral health through public health regulations, policy, and legislation.

The Dental public health is thus, a non-clinical speciality, whereby trained and experienced workers works effortlessly to improve the oral health of communities rather than individuals. It is a broader term that touches upon the different aspects of dental and oral health (causes, symptoms, treatment, prevention, and precaution).

Advantages of the Dental Public Health Education:

The dental public health education and workforce are indeed a blessing that comes with a lot of oral health benefits:

  1. The dental public health (DPH) has helped create awareness, thereby lowering the incidences of tooth decay and plaque formation greatly.
  2. It has brought about a remarkable improvement in the overall health of the people.
  3. The DPH has successfully held campaigns and oral health camps in areas that have been left unattended and neglected for long.
  4. Campaigns organized in schools help children and their families to practice healthy oral hygiene.
  5. The action is at a community level so that maximum people can benefit from the programs and campaigns. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Dentist.
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I am suffering from mouth ulcers last 4 years. When I take medicine one week it'll be cure but after some days is again came back mouth ulcers can you suggest me. What can I do?

BDS, CDE Endo-Prostho, CDE - Cast Partial & Complete Dentures
Dentist, Pune
I am suffering from mouth ulcers last 4 years. When I take medicine one week it'll be cure but after some days is aga...
Hello, you can apply baking soda or do baking soda in water mouth rinses. This will help to heal your ulcers. If they still persist, you need to consult a physician and get your vitamin B levels checked. If required, you can take supplements for it.
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Jab kabhi mai choclate khati hun to mere daant me suddenly dard start by jata hai. Ye kisliye hota hai?

MDS Orthodontics and Dento Facial Orthopedics, MBA Hosipital Adminstration, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), BDS
Dentist, Srikakulam
Jab kabhi mai choclate khati hun to mere daant me suddenly dard start by jata hai. Ye kisliye hota hai?
That means you are having caries tooth that is nearer to the nerve, so better to go to dentist, may be root canal treatment is the permanent option.
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I am suffering from mandibular tori in my lower jaw and I think it becomes large in size in one side . What should I do?Please tell.

BDS, Basic Life Support (B.L.S)
Dentist, Pune
I am suffering from mandibular tori in my lower jaw and I think it becomes large in size in one side .
What should I ...
Normally tori do not need treatment unless they are interfering with function of the bite or the tongue movements. Usually you can leave it alone. Unless the size is changing over time. This may indicate some kind of underlying tumour that would need to be checked.
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I am a diabetes patient and my sugar level is control but I do not know my right hand side tooth is paining alot from few days. Can you help me?

BHMS
Homeopath, Bangalore
I am a diabetes patient and my sugar level is control but I do not know my right hand side tooth is paining alot from...
homoeopathic medicine Plantago 1M or Coffea cruda 1M 4Pills every 4th hrly..take this medicine n people have a misconception that homoeopathic pills are sweet n they ll disturb the sugar levels.. trust me it doesn't..they are sweet but not to that extent..Take lots of water..eat soft foods..
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I am a 24 year old male and I am having red spots like on sides of my tongue. Whats may be the reason?

MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
make powder of tab dexamathasone, cap becosule, folic acid, tab mycostatin oral, add in 5ml glycerine and mix it . apply over tongue. take tab flagyl 400 1tab tds for 5 day. it will help tou. welcome for further help.
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BDS
Dentist, Jalgaon
Oral health is as important as your overall general health.Do visit ur dentist twice a year and do not ignore dental problems.

I have gaps in my front line teeth. I do not wana use braces. Can I use any specific retainer or any removable orthodontic equipment. Please do not sugest invisalign I cannot aford it.

DGOI, Aesthetic , M.Sc - Master of Oral Implantology (MOI), MDS - Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopaedics, BDS
Dentist, Bangalore
I have gaps in my front line teeth. I do not wana use braces. Can I use any specific retainer or any removable orthod...
Hello khaliq Well though braces would be the most ideal option it's understandable that you do not want to go for the option. Other forms of retainer which u ask wud not give the result which the braces wud give. Braces are far superior to any other forms of retainer. And most importantly the retainer give results which possibly might not be retained for a long time. Yes apart from these there are cosmetic fillings which u can think of, depending on the size of the gaps between your teeth. You need to discuss this with your dentist. I hope I clarified your question Good luck and God bless Dr supreeth s m
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I have pain in my teeth from last 2 days. Which tab I should prefer to overcome this problem?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I have pain in my teeth from last 2 days. Which tab I should prefer to overcome this problem?
We need more investigations with clinical examination to decide upon treatment. You may need cleaning, root canal treatment & capping. Until then apply clove oil on the decayed tooth. Rinse frequently with mouth wash.
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oral health

BDS
Dentist, Cuttack
Oral health mirror of general health.
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Helo sir I am navin I am 20 years old man n I have suffering from cavity problem so what should I do.

BDS
Dentist, Bangalore
you should visit to a dentist for filling of cavity. .don't neglect it..otherwise it will progress deeper inside tooth and will give you pain in future. ..
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I have some Low pain in my under teeth and I don't know what I do to relax this pain please give me a home made solution for my pain please help me.

oral implantology, BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
I have some Low pain in my under teeth and I don't know what I do to relax this pain please give me a home made solut...
you can take pain killer tablet for pain relief. you must gi for dental check up to know the exact reason for the pain. there might be some problem which might get bigger with time. brush twice a day and use mouthwash regularly to keep your mouth clean.
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For past few days , i am having problems in chewing , as the molars teeth on the left side are giving pain while chewing.

BDS
Dentist, Pune
Get a checkup done to rule out cavities/fractured tooth and go ahead wid treatment as required after examination of the cause of pain.
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My son 1 year old front teeth are turning dark n little black! Any specific reason?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Ponda
My son 1 year old front teeth are turning dark n little black! Any specific reason?
If he is on iron tonics then nothing to worry after few weeks of discontinuation of therapy it will get clear.
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Hi Mere daughter ke neye teeth aa rehe hai doot ke daat tutne ke baad magar woh tade mede aa rehe hai kya abhi se kuch keya ja sakta hai.

M.Sc - Medical Bio-chemistry, BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
Hi Mere daughter ke neye teeth aa rehe hai doot ke daat tutne ke baad magar woh tade mede aa rehe hai kya abhi se kuc...
You have not specified the age of the girl. During mixed dentition period it looks like teeth are malaligned. But eventually the growth of jaw and movement of teeth will help to correct the malalignment. After age of 13 years if malalignment persists then only treatment is required. Meanwhile you personally help the child to clean her teeth as well as keep check on sticky food consumption.
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What is the way to get rid of bad mouth odour so that my girlfriend doesn't have to complain about it while I kiss her?

BHMS
Homeopath,
What is the way to get rid of bad mouth odour so that my girlfriend doesn't have to complain about it while I kiss her?
Brush atlst thrice a day. At night brush with baking soda and rinse your mouth with lemon water. Use mouth wash. Chew few holy basil leaves. Chew neem leaves at night. Visit a dentist. And if you have pyorrhoea then by homoeopathic treatment this will be corrected. Soo you can contact me through Lybrate.
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Is pain in jaw line symptom of myocardial inferaction what treatment is available ?

BDS, MDS Prosthodontics
Dentist, Mumbai
Yes it is considered one of the signs of possible cardiac problems. But treatment of what condition. If the myocardial infarction is causing the pain then that treatment (anti-platelet drugs/angioplasty/bypass) will also treat the jaw pain. However without clinically evaluatiing it may be impossible to determine cause.
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I have neck pain. I taken MRI scan impression is disc bulge at c4. I have the mid back pain also. I feel discomfort in my throat. Is it the problem of cervical disc bulge. I have tooth problems. Please help me.

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
I have neck pain. I taken MRI scan impression is disc bulge at c4. I have the mid back pain also. I feel discomfort i...
Dear, for tooth problems, please visit dental surgeon for checkup. Keep mouth healthy and free from disease by cleaning and polishing of teeth and maintenance of oral hygiene. Use colgate total paste and listerin mouthwash twice a day. Do rinse your mouth with listerine mouth wash.
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