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Dr. Arif

Dentist, Chennai

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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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My tooth have cavity at the right side and having pain while eating food what should I do?

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My tooth have cavity at the right side and having pain while eating food what should I do?
You can keep a cotton soaked in Clove oil in the cavity of the paining tooth or simply a Clove bud into the cavity and press it between jaws. Take a Crocin tablet if pain persists. See a dentist as soon as possible. Dentist will diagnose the problem by taking an X-ray of the concerned tooth and suggest you a proper treatment for that.

I am 29 years old male & I am suffering from mouth ulcers for last 3 weeks what should I do?

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Eat lot of fruits & green leafy vegetables & drink plenty of water. We need more investigations with clinical examination to decide upon treatment. You may need coronoplasty (smoothen teeth edges) along with t. Rebagen 10, morning one tab & one at night for 5 days, c. Becosules 5 cap, for five days in the morning after meals. Hexigel ointment on the area of ulcer. Rinse your mouth thoroughly with a mouth wash after every meals. 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.

My mouth become dry when I am tense and and my hard beats increases so what is the reason behind it and it can overcome.

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It seems to be anxiety that you have let me know any particular reason or any other significant complaint for better advice.

My teeth colour is light yellow. How can I make them white. I tried many toothpastes but didn't workout. Suggest me a good way to do it. And also if I brush in hot water will the yellowness increase or decrease or it doesn't have any effect? pls tell me. Thank you:):

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My teeth colour is light yellow. How can I make  them white. I tried many toothpastes but didn't workout. Suggest me ...
You can get bleaching done for once for removal of your yellowish teeth. This help brighten the teeth. Toothpastes won't help much.

Hello sir I have a habit of chuing gutkha. So my mouth not opening fully any medicines for this problem. Please tell me how to solve my problem.

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No medicine can help you. Please quit the habit. Dear i'm afraid to say but please get treatment done as soon as possible!

I'm 19 years old. What should I do to remove yellowness from my teeth. I do brush very well but still my teeth are yellow.

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I'm 19 years old. What should I do to remove yellowness from my teeth. I do brush very well but still my teeth are ye...
Cause of discoloration ? Smoking, coffee, tea, drugs, aging, staining food (wine, blueberry, etc) genetics. We need more investigations with clinical examination to decide upon treatment. You may need deep cleaning along with whitening (bleaching) procedures and / or artificial enamel filling and / or capping. Advance procedures can be done with laser. Use Snowdent tooth paste for whitening until then. Apply SNOWDENT paste on the teeth. Wait for 10 to 15 min .Then brush your teeth with the same paste. Applying it overnight for better results. 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.

Mouth ulcer coming again and again why? Generally single ulcer heal in 8-9 days after that another ulcer comes.

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Mouth ulcer coming again and again why? Generally single ulcer heal in 8-9 days after that another ulcer comes.
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.

How much money does it require for root canal therapy as I am having a hole in my front teeth, followed by ceramic crown.

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How much money does it require for root canal therapy as I am having a hole in my front teeth, followed by ceramic cr...
If you get it done in dental colleges it wil be maximum 300 for root canal and 800 for crown if needed same treatment in private clinic charges 5000.

Polyethilenye coating in good density inside paper cups for consuming hot coffee and soups is acceptable or not.

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Not because there is a research which tells that as soon as polythene comes in contact with hot substance it releases chemical which are carcinogenic.

At night the taste of my mouth become bitter this problem is since last 8 yeares. I have taken no medicne so far. I am 67 years old .jay hind.

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At night the taste of my mouth become bitter this problem is since last 8 yeares. I have taken no medicne so far. I a...
Kindly consult a dentist in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations to decide upon treatment. You may consult me in person. 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.

I am 29 years old from Bangalore and my question is on dental treatment. I had started dental treatment from year 2015 at Vasan dental Care. I had my three toot root canal done first, for which Rs. 4000 was charged for each tooth 4000x3=12000 and after root canal treatment, ortho treatment was started which was quoted Rs. 29000, now in 2016 November I have successfully completed my ortho treatment now I have planned to go with 3M Lava zirconium crown, since it’s for front tooth where I have been charged Rs. 13000 per tooth 13000x3=39000. I was told 39000 for three tooth and now after starting treatment and after doctor had trimmed my first tooth doctor told me my tooth is very brittle so they will have to place fiber stick so that my tooth will not fracture over time, all this seems to be good until doctor told me just to fix fiber stick they would charge me Rs. 2500 extra per tooth so its 2500x3=7500 additional charges. I just want to know if I am getting over charged for service provided by dentist or its fair charges.

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I am 29 years old from Bangalore and my question is on dental treatment. I had started dental treatment from year 201...
Hello Cost is decided through material they are using and the brand dentist follows with the charge of assistant used and then fee is added, it also depends upon the dentist and place where you are getting treatment, dentist must have some expertise in the field. So these all aspects are considered and then charge is fixed. Thank you.

I have teeth problem my teeth getting black in right side. please suggest best medicine. Thanks.

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Dentist
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I have teeth problem my teeth getting black in right side. please suggest best medicine. Thanks.
Hi. Black colour on teeth could be due to depositions over a period orelse due to tooth decay. Carefully clinical examination has to be done to rule out. If it's deposits then you might need scaling and of its decay then you need to get it removed by dentist followed by fillings.

Hi doctor, I am 47 years old, recently I bought tooth clean brush thru amazon e commerce company, could You advise how to use for cleaning gums and teeth, I am brushing with babool tooth paste every day once in morning, I am vegetarian and take liquids and curd,chutneys with tamarind/tomatoe/chillies. After waking up my spouse complaining of bad smell. Waiting for your valuable counsel.

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Get ur teeth cleaned by dentist every 6 mths.Curd tamarind tomato gud for gum health.But bad breath can also b due to indigestion causing acidity burps etc

What is wisdom teeth? is it necessary to extract if yes then at which age.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, BDS
Dentist
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They r third molars can come after 18 yrs of age but if not in correct alignment will cause prob at any age n can b extracted at any age as you r diabetic should b extracted when di tease under control under antibiotic cover, you may consult me as well or any maxillofacial surg.

I am a 19 year old boy I used to see blood when I spit sometime in morning after doing gargle, is their something serious about that?

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I am a 19 year old boy I used to see blood when I spit sometime in morning after doing gargle, is their something ser...
Bleeding gums is an early sign of gum disease, visit a dentist and get scaling done the bleeding should reduce with in 7-10 days also use a mouthwash before bed.

I am getting cough and bad breath. What should i do?

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I am getting cough and bad breath. What should i do?
Do rinses with a pinch of salt and lukewarm water. Get a scaling done from a dentist to get rid of bad breath.

Hi I am a 28 years old male and have mouthulcer for last 2weeks. What should I do?

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Hi I am a 28 years old male and have mouthulcer for last 2weeks. What should I do?
Please keep your mouth clean and apply boro glycerin paint on ulcers. Take b complex with folic acid one tab two times a day for a week.

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Brushing baking soda on your teeth twice a month can remove the stains of coffee or red wine and give you your pearly white teeth back.

I have gaps appearing in between my teeth from last few months. Also I wanted to know that my gums are dark in color, is there anything I could do for it?

BDS
Dentist
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At your age gap in the teeth is not desired kindly consult the dental surgeon and he will do the needful.

My mom getting bad smell in mouth since 1year. Why? please give me any suggestion she used many gentle toothpastes not cure this please hlep me doctor thank you.

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My mom getting bad smell in mouth since 1year. Why? please give me any suggestion she used many gentle toothpastes no...
Gastritis, lung & sinus infection may also be the cause of bad smell in the mouth. 90% of bad breath is due to a dirty tongue. We need more investigations with clinical examination to decide upon treatment. You may need deep cleaning. Rinse your mouth thoroughly with a mouth wash until then. Advance procedures can be done with laser too. 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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