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Dr. Arif

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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. Arif is an experienced Dentist in Palavakkam, Chennai. He is currently associated with Smile Multispeciality Dental Clinic in Palavakkam, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Arif on Lybrate.com.

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Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Healthy Habits

Brushing

Brushing your teeth is the cornerstone of any good oral hygiene routine. To keep your teeth and gums healthy, always be sure to brush your teeth twice a day with a soft-bristled brush. The size and shape of your brush should fit your mouth allowing you to reach all areas easily. Also, don’t forget to replace your toothbrush every three or four months or sooner if the bristles are frayed. A worn toothbrush won’t do a good job of cleaning your teeth. Finally, make sure to use an fluoride toothpaste. It makes no difference whether you choose a manual or powered toothbrush—just make sure to brush thoroughly twice a day, every day!

Hello I am 24 years old I have an habit of keeping tobbaco under my lips. Now under my teeth got brown colour marks it doesn't go at all what should I do so that I can remove that marks from my teeth.

BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
Hello I am 24 years old I have an habit of keeping tobbaco under my lips. Now under my teeth got brown colour marks i...
First and foremost you have to stop the Habit completely and get a-scaling done to regain your colour of your teeth Caution :Tobacco usage can lead to cancer.
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I am producing saliva when I want to speak some one and also by seeing food. Please give me suggestion for this.

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
its completely normal response of the body parasympathetic nervous system to secrete saliva in response to food..however if u have problem with that there are drugs to reduce that..more details required from u
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Hello doctor. I just want to know geographic tongue can not be cure completely anyway except symptomatic relive. For that I should do any report or test?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
Kindly consult a dentist in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations to decide upon treatment. Until then use candid ointment. You may consult me in person too. Dental tips: - visit a dentist every six months. Gargle 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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My teeth are strong sir but Inside bones are weak what should do to make it strong?

BDS, CDE Endo-Prostho, CDE - Cast Partial & Complete Dentures
Dentist, Pune
My teeth are strong sir but Inside bones are weak what should do to make it strong?
Hello, Visit a dentist get your scaling and polishing done every 6 months. Brush twice daily, maintain proper brushing technique, floss regularly and rinse after every meal.
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My teeth are little bit front. I took treatment from doctor he kept clip also after one year he removed that clip. Now am feeling little bit better but also am not satisfied. Now teeth are went inside but am feeling that my gums are little bit front. So what should I do now.

BDS (GOLD MEDALIST)
Dentist, Jamshedpur
My teeth are little bit front. I took treatment from doctor he kept clip also after one year he removed that clip. No...
Some times after removal of braces doctor suggests retainers for another 6 months. Consult the doctor if you need retainers.
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Why Dental Implants Work So Well

MS Restorative, Certificate SMR, BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Why Dental Implants Work So Well

Tooth lost to either decay or gum disease leaves a dent in many areas - facial appearance, chewing, facial structure support, etc.  Fixed dentures were a good substitute, however, with one major disadvantage.  They required removal of natural tooth structure from adjacent healthy teeth.  The next big search was to find ways to avoid this, and the result is the dental implant.

The tooth has a visible part called the crown and an invisible part called the root which is hidden in the jaw bone.  While the fixed denture replaces only the crown, the implant replaces both the crown and the root.

How implants are done: Once a tooth is lost and the bone is healed to the desired extent, a biocompatible titanium post that is screwed into the bone. This material has the unique property of osseointegration - it fuses to the bone, which is almost like a natural tooth in its socket.  This complete fusion may take about 2 to 6 months depending on overall health. After it gets absorbed well into the bone, a crown that matches the adjacent teeth is fixed on it.  Implants can also be used for replacing multiple teeth or for overdentures.

There are certain reasons why implants work so well, listed below are some:

  • The material: Titanium is biocompatible and does not cause any adverse reaction in the body.  It fuses to the bone completely and is not just put in place to fill the gap. That ensures that the support provided for the new crown or bridge is as good as the original tooth with a root embedded in the jaw bone
  • Post-implant care:  Required, but not to the extent required by dentures.  There is very minimal difference between caring for an implant and caring for an implant
  • Function: As the implant is completely fused and embedded in the bone, it functions as good as a natural tooth in terms of chewing efficiency and pressure that can be applied on it. This is not the case with dentures
  • Gum health: Bridges have an adverse effect on the gums with a constant mild pressure exerted on them.  Implants do not do that and therefore are more friendly on the gums
  • Bone health: While bridges affect the alveolar bone health by allowing them to continue to degenerate, implants occupy the space in the bone and do not allow further degeneration. This is probably the most important advantage of implants.
  • Aesthetics: Needless to say, the look of a well-done implant far surpasses that of the dentures.

Check with your dentist if you are an ideal candidate for implant, and if yes, it surely is worth the investment.

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When I woke up in the morning yesterday, I found pain in my jaw. It seems like the pain is near the joint. Still I have the pain today. It pains more when I talk or open my mouth. What can it be?

BDS, MDS
Dentist, Gorakhpur
When I woke up in the morning yesterday, I found pain in my jaw. It seems like the pain is near the joint. Still I ha...
Your symptoms are common to various jaw muscle and teeth related problems such as bruxism, clenching, MPDS and joint TMJ associated problem. You please visit a dentist for clear diagnosis, an OPG xray may be required. Meanwhile you can take divon plus or flexon Mr. to observe the consistency of symptoms. THANK YOU.
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