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Dr. Arif

Dentist, Chennai

Dr. Arif Dentist, Chennai
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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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What is the best diet to prevent cavities avoid the pain?

BDS, FICOI, MDS
Dentist, Mumbai
What is the best diet to prevent cavities avoid the pain?

Ever wondered what is the best diet to prevent cavities and avoid all that pain at the dentist?

While food is something that no one can do without, there are some of us who eat to live and others who live and love to eat.

The websters dictionary defines a foodie as: a person who enjoys and cares about food very much

The entire diet and nutrition industry has been conjured around this over or under obsession of food. We have the foodies who indulge in delectable delights and then we have the diet junkies who abstain from everything.

No matter which end of the spectrum you belong to foodie or diet junkie you can't deny the importance of your teeth in enjoying your food.

The ability to eat food is something that we easily take for granted up to the point that we are unable to eat due to poor dental or general health. Loss of teeth can have far-reaching effects not only on your face but also on your general health, lifestyle, self-image and mental state.

Impact of tooth loss


    Altered taste sensation
    Inability to chew
    Reduced or increased salivation
    Compromised nutrition
    Gastric disturbances
    Nutritional deficiencies
    Accelerated aging


Can you imagine a world where you couldn't experience the pleasures of eating your favorite food? biting into delicious slices of pizza or that chunk of yummy chocolate or even a juicy piece of chicken for the meat lovers!

While everyone seems to be on a diet of some sort these days here's what we call a dental diet or a few healthy habits that can ensure you maintain your pearlies and prevent cavities and pain till you're around!

Eating for your teeth

Milk and milk products have proven to strengthen teeth, whether at developing stages of dentition or even as we go through life. Cheese, yogurt, and milk in any form are rich sources of calcium which if not included in your diet should be substituted by a calcium supplement.

Chewing healthy

Soft synthetic processed foods reduce the efficiency and health of our teeth in contrast fibrous foods like apples, carrots and celery are all supposed to stimulate gums and teeth to maintain their optimal functions of chewing, shearing, and biting.

Indulging your sweet tooth

Eat all the pastries, chocolates and candy that you want but rinse thoroughly post meals so no remnants of these get stuck in your teeth to prevent cavities. Sweet dishes are the leading cause of cavity development.

Liquid diet

Drink plenty of water to ensure that the food particles get rinsed off your teeth and the acid content in your saliva is kept diluted.

When drinking something sour like colas and lime juice make sure you have it with a straw. Acidic foods can deplete the enamel layer of your teeth causing wear and erosion leading sensitivity

While science and technology have replaced teeth with artificially fixed substitutes through implants and state of the art replacement techniques, even as experts, we recommend prevention is better than cure!

So a shout out to all you foodies, at least for the love of food make sure you look after your teeth or it can be a very bleak and hungry future out there! take precautions and prevent cavities that are so ugly and painful!

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Sir what causes (reasons) of tongue infection (white tongue) and what kind of taken precautions to avoid the problem. So much facing pain. How to reduce this kind of problem totally. What type of food we taken? What I taken tablets and solution and tubes.

oral implantology, BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
you need to visit a dentist to know the exact reason for infection and pain. this is possible only after clinical examination. so consult a dentist near you for thorough check up and treatment accordingly.
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Hi sir. I am having a painful mouth ulcer for the past four days it is now multiplied to two. What should I do now.?

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
Hi sir. I am having a painful mouth ulcer for the past four days it is now multiplied to two. What should I do now.?
Cap bnc one a day local application of metrogyl gel suck on tab bifilac twice daily drink plenty of water take fibrous food.
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Hi I am 30 year old male. Puss is coming out from my submandibular gland anf it is swollen and it is paining me very badly. As if now I am not in india and I dont remember my doctors name. I got treated in ruby hall clinic pune. Please suggest me what I must do now.

MDS Prosthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Chandigarh
How do you know its due to submandibular gland and not tooth infection. Take antibiotics as prescribed for that you may consult me in private chat.
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How can we make our upper lip long so that our jaw never visible when we smile (any exercise for this) and in how much time we case the effect of that exercise?

MDS - Oral Medicine and Radiology, BDS
Dentist, Ahmedabad
How can we make our upper lip long so that our jaw never visible when we smile (any exercise for this) and in how muc...
If your upper front teeth are placed outside or are long, jaw will be visible during smiling. We call it a gummy smile. There is a stretching exercise of upper lip but it will be of help only when the upper lip is short. See an orthodontist so that the exact cause can be determined and then treatment done. Regards.
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My uvula got increased, is it a serious problem, if so how could I resolve my problem. Please help Thanks.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
My uvula got increased, is it a serious problem, if so how could I resolve my problem. Please help Thanks.
Infections affecting the throat may also affect other tissues and the uvula to swell. Allergic reactions may lead to rapid swelling of the throat and mouth (also known as edema). When this happens, it can spread and affect or infect the uvula. Injuries to the uvula can cause it to swell.To treat this,antibiotics,steroids and antihistamines are prescribed.
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I always gets pain in chewing even Chapatti or Pea nut. How to improve. Iam 72 sugar patient.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
We need more investigations (full mouth x-ray) & clinical examination to decide upon treatment. Dental tips: - visit a dentist every six months for cleaning and a thorough dental check-up. Limit sugary food to avoid tooth decay. 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. Tooth brush to be changed every 2 months.
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He is suffering with teeth pain due to large spacing between each other. What should he do?

oral implantology, BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
He is suffering with teeth pain due to large spacing between each other. What should he do?
There should not be pain because of spacing. Still in case of spacing, he can visit a orthodontist for space closure.
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I am suffering from bristles from last 5 days. I am taking B complex capsules and using mouth paint. Kindly suggest suitable remedy.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I am suffering from bristles from last 5 days. I am taking B complex capsules and using mouth paint. Kindly suggest s...
If the mouth ulcer is causing a lot of pain, gently rub a small ice cube over the spot or rinse your mouth with ice-cold water. You could also chew on a clove bud (lavang) and direct the juice generated to the area where the ulcer is located. Clove buds are a great ingredient to cure sore throat too. To prevent the ulcerated area from getting infected, make it a point to rinse your mouth with a little salt water. Remember, this won’t make the ulcer disappear, but it can help reduce the pain. Honey is a natural humectant. It helps reduce scarring and hastens the process of new tissue growth. This, along with its anti-microbial effect ensures faster healing of the mouth ulcer. Chew a few leaves of tulsi along with some water about three to four times every day. This will help in getting rid of ulcers faster and also have a preventive action against their recurrence. Applying a little coconut oil directly onto the mouth ulcer or chewing some coconut (fresh or dry) helps reduce pain and inflammation and hence, ulcers heal faster. Mix some sugar to crushed khus-khus seeds and consume this mixture for instant relief from ulcers. You could apply a little ghee directly to the ulcerated area, or drink a glass of buttermilk two or three times every day. Mouth ulcers left untreated generally go away in a week or so; with these home remedies, you can expect faster relief. However, if you notice an ulcer in the mouth that is persistently present although it does not cause you any pain, do not neglect it or try to treat it with home remedies beyond a few days. Make it a point to see a doctor soon because often, a painless mouth ulcer is one of the earliest signs of oral cancer.
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What should I do to keep away smell of eggs from my mouth because I eat 20 eggs a day that makes my mouth smell bad even after brushing the teeth.

BDS (GOLD MEDALIST)
Dentist, Jamshedpur
What should I do to keep away smell of eggs from my mouth because I eat 20 eggs a day that makes my mouth smell bad e...
You shouldnot take 20 eggs a day .It can incrase your Uric acid level in blood hence cause gout .Kindly consult the dietician about your diet and protein intake. For bad smell you can use mouthwash and try this remedy at home .Mix few drops of peppermint in lukewarm water and rinse three times a day after each meal.
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I have bad breadth. I brush my teeth regularly two times in a day but problem remain as it is. What, the solution?

BDS
Dentist,
I have bad breadth. I brush my teeth regularly two times in a day but problem remain as it is. What, the solution?
Pls, get your throat checked, do you suffer from throat infections, or acidity, pls use chlorhexidine mouthwash for one week and then switch on to regular mouthwash once in a day, which doesn't contain alcohol.
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BDS
Dentist, Cuttack
brush twice a day for better oral health
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I have problem of high sensible teeth when eat any cold food, kindly how I get recover from it?

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
I have problem of high sensible teeth when eat any cold food, kindly how I get recover from it?
Sensitivity will come down with a sensitive paste like sensodyne. Apply over affected area for three to five minutes after which just brush with same paste. Use for a minimum period of two weeks, if sensitivity doesnt subside. Then kindly get yourself checked by dentist.
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Hi. Sir, me bahut jada gutka khata hu isiliye me Nicotex nicotine gum use kar raha hu .but kitni dose & Konsa time per khana he .Advice lena chata hu.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
Hi. Sir, me bahut jada gutka khata hu isiliye me Nicotex nicotine gum use kar raha hu .but kitni dose & Konsa time pe...
There are no fixed dose... Try to avoid taking tobacco as long as you can by your will power and when you feel the extreme urge then take the gum... but not more than 2 a day... You may also take homoeopathic medicine for that Nux Vomica 1M 1 dose
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My mother is of 59 years and is suffering from excessive pain in tooth. I have given her meftal forte and seradac p but no relief kindly suggest any other medicine

BDS
Dentist,
Don' t give any medicines w/o consulting to the doctor, take her to the dentist, after proper examination he/she can tell u the exact treatment & medicines.
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Hello sir, my teeth is yellow. What can I do for my teeth. Can I make them white and bright.

BDS
Dentist, Delhi
Hello sir, my teeth is yellow. What can I do for my teeth. Can I make them white and bright.
yes it can be done. first of all scaling and polishing will be done. and if required bleaching will improve shade of your teeth..
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BDS
Dentist, Cuttack
Rct an effort to save teeth
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A cavity has been arisen on my corner teeth. What should I do to stop it from further damaging?

BDS
Dentist,
A cavity has been arisen on my corner teeth. What should I do to stop it from further damaging?
If its not paining then get restoration done and brush your teeth twice a day and use mouthwash twice a day and use dental floss and tell me the status after 5 day.
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I have tooth and little cough problem. Smell is coming out of my mouth when I eat something. And also little cough is stored in throat. What should i do?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
You may be having gingivitis.Do Listerine mouth wash 2-3 times dailymconsult dentist for advice.Your throat problem could be because of spread of infection from gums.You have to take a course of antibiotic also
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Hi madam. I am naveen I have suffered from small problem. In sleeping and any time my mouth is opened. Recenlty the from 3 yrs I have suffered these one. Please tell me.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
Hi madam. I am naveen I have suffered from small problem. In sleeping and any time my mouth is opened. Recenlty the f...
Kindly consult a dentist & an ent doctor in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations with clinical examination to decide upon treatment. Mouth opening during sleep may be due to abnormal facial growth, high palatal vault, dental crowding or mal occlusion, proclination, deviated nasal septum, obstructive sleep apnoea - upper airway obstruction, adenoid facies, swollen tonsils. Dental tips: - visit a dentist every six months for cleaning and a thorough dental check-up. Limit sugary food to avoid tooth decay. Gargle your mouth thoroughly after every meal. Floss all your teeth inter dentally & brush twice daily, morning & night, up & down short vertical strokes, with ultra-soft bristles, indicator brush. Tooth brush to be changed every 2 months.
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