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Dr. Archana

Dentist, Chennai

Dr. Archana Dentist, Chennai
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Dr. Archana is a popular Dentist in Ambikapuram, Chennai. You can visit him/her at Dr Vasanth Dental Care in Ambikapuram, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Archana on Lybrate.com.

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What You Can do Daily for Better Dental Health?

MDS, BDS, Sedation(Inhalation) Specialist
Dentist, Hyderabad
What You Can do Daily for Better Dental Health?

Our teeth play a very important role in the overall well-being, from appearance to nutrition to speech. Good oral and dental health is one of the most important aspects of overall health and well-being. From reducing infections to good overall nutrition, taking good care of dental health is has its rich dividends.

Taking care of teeth is not difficult, however. Inculcated early in life, these habits can become a routine and come with ease.

  1. Brushing: Brushing twice a day to remove the food deposits and keep the dental surfaces clean will go a long way in preserving your teeth. They will be healthy, free of decay and will be strong and will last longer. Learn the right technique of brushing from your dentist and practice to get a good hold on it. Improper brushing technique can do a lot of harm, causing wedges in the teeth called as abrasions. Hard bristles does not refer cleaner teeth. Soft bristles are easy on the tooth and are equally effective in cleaning. Make sure you change it once in two to three months or earlier if the bristles are flaring. The dentist can also suggest, if you need to use an electric toothbrush. Also, use a fluoridated or sensitivity toothpaste based on dentist’s recommendations.
  2. Flossing: While brushing will help you remove food deposits from the surface of the teeth, flossing or interdental brushing is essential to clean the spaces between the teeth. This area is less accessible for cleaning and therefore, can undergo decay when food gets lodged in this area. Daily flossing or using interdental brushes help keep this area clean and free of decay. This also helps in keeping the gums healthy, as food lodged in between teeth can be a constant source of irritation for the gums.
  3. Mouth rinse: After each meal, especially sticky or chewy foods, remember to rinse. If you cannot get a regular mouthwash, regular water is a good substitute. This will help remove off food deposits from the teeth and help reduce the incidence of decay.
  4. Food habits: Reduce in-between snacking, especially of sticky or chewy foods. Include sufficient fiber in your diet to have a natural cleansing effect on the teeth. After each sugary liquid or juice consumption, remember to rinse or wash it off with plain water.
  5. Dental visits: Visit your dentist once in 6 months for a regular check-up. If you are good at maintaining dental health, this visit may not last more than an hour, but in the long run, it will be definitely worth the time and effort.

Following these basic steps will ensure good oral health and go a long way in the overall well-being too.

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My tooth's are dirty. Though brushing twice a day. The dirts are stocked in tooth's.

PG Fellowship In Microdentistry, BDS
Dentist, Thane
My tooth's are dirty. Though brushing twice a day. The dirts are stocked in tooth's.
What you see around your teeth is calculus which will need cleaning, get a cleaning done from a dentist regularly.
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I have done with my root cannel for front 2 teeth. And I want to fit braces. Is it harmful to have braces?

BDS
Dentist, Nashik
Not at all. Braces aren't harmful. If you think there is some problem in alignment of your teeth then you should get braces treatment done. Cap is different thing. Your front two teeth may or may not require cap treatment depending upon destruction of those teeth.
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I spit a lot when I smoke is that a problem? if yes, what can it be? I am a 22 male smoking for 4 years now.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
Kindly consult a dentist in person for deep cleaning with stain removal procedures. Spitting is a nuisance to the society.
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I am 48 years old. Please provide me treatment for teeth shaking in gum the last 2 month. After chewing food feeling pain in teeth Please suggest me the right medicine and also suggest me what is the cost of replacing the new teeth in place of old teeth.

BDS, MDS Prosthodontics
Dentist, Greater Noida
I am 48 years old. Please provide me treatment for teeth shaking in gum the last 2 month. After chewing food feeling ...
Get urself examined. U may need tooth cleaning done. Pain may also be due to decay in teeth. So visit your dentist. Start salt water rinse. Tooth replacemnet may cost from 500 rs depending on treatment. So consult your dentist.
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Say me the best toothpaste available. As I eat more non veg daily and my friends say you are somewhat smelling.

B.D.S
Dentist, Jaipur
Hello, get your dental cleaning done. Your brushing techniques are more important than the toothpaste. Use dental floss for proper cleaning in sites to remove the plaque accumulation. Use mouth wash. Clean your tongue.
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Hi my teeth are breaking i guess they are brittle. Front teeth i went to the dentist he said may be it is deficiency of calcium what can i do. Shall i get my calcium tested and can there by any other reason for the same so that i an get tests in one go

Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), BDS
Dentist, Bhubaneswar
As u complain of teeth chipping off. Calcium deficiency is not the only reason.There are variety of causes for this problem which indicates your bodies underlying problem.Serum calcium test wont be help u much directly.You can consult me.
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I brush 2 times per day , and I am using mouth wash, but still the problem bad smell from mouth remains , what is the reason for that?

M.B;B.S, P.G.(FAMILY MEDICINE), D.O.H.
General Physician, Hyderabad
Complete oral hygiene means,daily 3 times brushing (change brush every month+use medicated toothpaste) cleaning tongue, rubbing gums,gargling after food,checking for dental problems & attending to them,taking more water,to attend to cure snoring,checking for systemic infections etc

My teeth is getting yellow, what can I do for make teeth perfect? I do brushing two times in a day.

Advanced Aesthetics, BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
My teeth is getting yellow, what can I do for make teeth perfect? I do brushing two times in a day.
Hi, you need to get a professional cleaning done. If that does not help then you may go for teeth whitening.
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Respected doc I have also pain in my wisdom teeth from 3 days. what I do to relief? please help me.

BDS
Dentist, Ahmedabad
If the wisdom tooth has erupted fully and in a proper position then we can save it by dental cement filling. If the cavity is deep and near or into the pulp then we can save it by root canal treatment. Ideally we should save natural tooth structure if its fits in above criterias. If the wisdom teeth has erupted in a such way that it's disturbing other tooth structures and we don't have any option left for saving it then only you should go for removal. The wisdom tooth usually causes pain because of its uneven position distrubing adjacent teeth and some times swelling of the tissues around the tooth causing pericoronitis ( i.e inflamation of the surrounding soft tissues ) causing pain. Wisdom tooth which is usually considered as an extra tooth having no role in mastication (i.e chewing of food) On other hand removal of wisdom tooth have much advantages rather than any disadvantage.. Retaining wisdom tooth some times results in food lodgement within and between adjacent tooth ,results in caries ( decay ) of the adjacent tooth. So for improper erupted wisdom tooth, removal is the only and best available option to the date. Which in turn also helps in preserving other tooth structures.

Aftr initial tooth decay in between the teeth wat will b the time required for severe infections dat requires a root canal treatment.

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
Aftr initial tooth decay in between the teeth wat will b the time required for severe infections dat requires a root ...
Deepak no one cn tell u d exact time duration for infection to grow.it depends on ur oral hygiene.bad oral hygiene can let u reach d desired destination with in a couple of months as well.
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I am eating gutka since 2years my mouth was painful now I can't eat food properly.

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
I am eating gutka since 2years my mouth was painful now I can't eat food properly.
Stop gutka consult a maxillofacial surgeon rule out any development of cancer changes or precancerous than stomatitis can b treated
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Why Dental Implants Are Better Than Dentures

BDS, Diploma in Hospital Administration, Diploma in Pharmacy
Dentist, Delhi
Why Dental Implants Are Better Than Dentures
For centuries, the best option for those who had lost teeth was to have dentures fitted. However, thanks to advances in dentistry, more and more people are now choosing to have dental implants fitted instead. Fixed implants sit in position in your jaw and cannot normally be removed and reinserted in the same way dentures can. There are a number of reasons why implants beat dentures for those who need help with tooth loss.

Long lasting

Implants can last up to 20 years if high quality solutions are purchased. This is much longer than standard dentures are able to last for. If you choose dentures, you may be forced to visit the dentist again and again to have your dentures renewed. If you do not look after your dentures properly, they can degrade quickly and become unusable.

Stability

Unlike dentures, dental implants sit in a fixed position in your mouth. Because they are often not permanent, dentures can rock or shift in position. This can make eating less comfortable, especially if you want to eat something which is crunchy or harder. Because they may be unstable, it can put unnatural and uneven pressures on some areas of your mouth. However, this is much less of a problem with dental implants, as they are fixed in position. Because they are fixed, you also don't have to worry about them falling out when talking or eating, which means that you can avoid some embarrassing situations.

Comfort

Dental implants are often fitted with comfort in mind. Rather than transferring the force of chewing to your gums, as some dentures can do, implants transfer the force of chewing to your jaw bone. Natural teeth transfer the force to your jaw as well, so this is the most comfortable solution. Food is also much less likely to get trapped under these implants, due to the way that they are fitted into your jaw. This contrasts with removable dentures, which food often gets stuck underneath.

Oral health

Wearing dentures can worsen receding gums and speed up the degradation of your jaw bone. Both of these things can lead to more serious health issues. On the other hand, dental implants reduce stress on your gums, so long as you maintain an appropriate oral healthcare routine. Scientists all believe that implants encourage bone stimulation and reduce bone decay in your jaw.

Increased confidence

Many people who wear cheap dentures feel unconfident, especially talking or eating. This means that they often have a reduced quality of life, because they do not socialise as much as they would like to, or they do not visit the restaurants that they would like to visit. Good quality implants can give people the confidence to continue to live in the way that they want to live. By choosing implants rather than dentures, you are opening yourself up to a range of different possibilities.
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I am a 21 year old male. I have a problem with my salivary glands. They over produce saliva one at a time. I mean if one gland over producing others works fine. After some time problem exchanges with other gland and this one goes normal. Why is this happening ?its started since 3 days back. Please answer me?

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
How can u make out if one gland is working fine get n other not I think in stead of giving ur diagnosis if u give only ur problem will b more helpful to us in deciding what actually is ur problem
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My son (age 7 Years) has teeth brittle issue. This I have noticed when he was around 3 years, but I thought he might have fell on the floor in my and wife's absence. Last week I have noticed the same issue with my little one who is 2 years and have some teeth. I am seeking for an expert opinion. An early reply would be much appreciated.

BDS, CDE Endo-Prostho, CDE - Cast Partial & Complete Dentures
Dentist, Pune
My son (age 7 Years) has teeth brittle issue. This I have noticed when he was around 3 years, but I thought he might ...
Hello, such cases need to be seen clinically. Its better to see dentist, he might advice you for additional fluoride treatment which will help to fortify the teeth.
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Teeth don't die a natural death

MDS - Periodontics, Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Chandigarh
Teeth don't die a natural death
Teeth dont die a natural death.
We kill them because of ignorance.
Visit your dentist once in a 6 month for routine check up
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My teeth are getting discolored and I also have fear of dentist. So what can I do?

MDS
Dentist, Kolkata
Hi. Get scaling done from a dentist. There's no need to be afraid as it will not pain while scaling.
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Hemoglobin of wife is between 7-8, she is also very lazy for food but like fruits & sprouts. please guide something because all the time she is having chilies in mouth.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Her hemoglobin is low. She has to take iron and folic acid tablet after consulting doctor. She should take milk, egg, green leafy vegetable.
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What can be the best toothpaste and toothbrush should be used to cure gum problems.

BDS
Dentist, Raipur
What can be the best toothpaste and toothbrush should be used to cure gum problems.
Kindly get scaling done and use gum paint twice daily for 15 days. Brush your teeth twice daily using correct brushing technique to maintain your oral hygiene. Please use any toothpaste having fluoride content but correct brushing technique is more important than the toothpaste and toothbrush.
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Certified Implantologist
Dentist, Kolkata
Do not use your teeth for doing something other than chewing food. Using them for cracking nuts, removing bottle tops or ripping open packaging can result in chipped or broken teeth.
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