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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
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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 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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, sir, I am suffering from mouth ulcer (internal) for several time, though I am very coutious about taking meal. Please, advice me what I have to do? sharply.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Bareilly
Along with good dietary habits maintain your oral hygiene and reduce your stress level. You also give one hour for physical exercise or yoga.
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Hello sir, from last many a days I am suffering from teeth pain problem. Please suggest me some remedy to cope up from this.

Dentist, Gurgaon
Hello sir, from last many a days I am suffering from teeth pain problem. Please suggest me some remedy to cope up fro...
kindly visit a dentist soon as this seems to be due to deep cavities in few of your teeth. you might need root canal treatment for this.
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Correct Way of Brushing Teeth

BDS, MDS
Dentist, Delhi
Correct Way of Brushing Teeth
The correct way of brushing your teeth is to move your toothbrush in up and down/vertical motion and not in sideways/horizontal motion in anterior or front teeth. For posterior or back teeth move your toothbrush in round motion. Happy toothbrushing.
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I am 26 years old and I have breathing problem. and get blood vomiting. So what should I do.

MDS
Dentist, Kota
For breathing and blood vomiting problem, consult chest specialist and gastroenterologist instead a dentist.
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Gingivitis

BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
Gingivitis

Gingivitis is a mild form of gum disease which occurs because of the inflammation of the gums. It can easily be reversed with daily brushing and flossing and getting dental cleaning done regularly.

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There was some cavity in my 4 teeth. So I went to a dentist for cavity filling ,but since I came from there my teeth are paining too much when I am eating something and I cannot be able to eat food properly. What should I do?

BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
There was some cavity in my 4 teeth. So I went to a dentist for cavity filling ,but since I came from there my teeth ...
Hello Don't eat from filled teeth. This will take time. And if your filling is dried and you are allowed to eat from that side then, I suggest you not to eat hard food. And if it's not the reason then visit a dentist and ask for X-ray of teeth. Find any cavity left or any breakage in teeth.
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Dear sir, I am 24 years of age, I am suffering from teeth problem, some times its bleeding and paining from front lower teeth, so please advise me some tips, Thank you.

BDS
Dentist, Jabalpur
Dear sir, I am 24 years of age, I am suffering from teeth problem, some times its bleeding and paining from front low...
A very good and elaborate question. Dear, our teeth rarely bleeds except on trauma but our gums do! most probable reason is due to gingivitis, which is a result of plaque accumulation. So the best treatment is to get your teeth cleaned. Till then do good brushing and warm saline gargles at least twice a day. Also use paste omnident by group pharma.
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Both my dad and mom can't able to have any foods due to teeth issues, almost most of the teeth has got damaged, they feel headache cheek pain etc due to that. Pls help, is there possibility to remove teeth all at a time and fix it all at a time?

General Physician, Kolkata
Both my dad and mom can't able to have any foods due to teeth issues, almost most of the teeth has got damaged, they ...
Yes definitely things can be worked out. I would suggest you to take your parents to a dental surgeon soon. Nowadays new technologies have really made these things easier. Hope they get relief soon.
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I am 20 years old, I got blood from teeth while brushing and chewing hard materials and my teeth became yellow. Wat is the problem? Their is any solution to stop.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I am 20 years old, I got blood from teeth while brushing and chewing hard materials and my teeth became yellow. Wat i...
You may need deep cleaning along with surgical curettage or gum strengthening procedure. Rinse your mouth thoroughly with a mouth wash after every meals.
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How to keep our teeth free of cavities germs and sensitivity without any harmful cause to them.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
How to keep our teeth free of cavities germs and sensitivity without any harmful cause to them.
Brush your teeth twice a day, up & down short vertical strokes, with ultra-soft bristles, indicator brush. Floss your teeth inter dentally once a day. Tooth brush to be changed every 2 months. Consume a healthy diet rich in vegetables and lean protein. Reduce your intake of sugary foods and beverages. Gargle your mouth thoroughly after every meal. Drink plenty of fluoridated tap water. Drink not consume alcohol drinks. Don’t smoke. Check your mouth regularly for any unusual sores and lesions. Visit a dentist every six months for cleaning and have regular thorough dental check-ups where your dentist will look at the health of both your teeth and your mouth Most importantly, do not delay seeking immediate advice from a dentist or medical professional if you notice any unusual symptoms or sores on your lips or in your mouth.
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I'm 49 years male and acute diabetic for the past 15 years. Most of my teeth are lost and jawbone also get loosing. Due to this, my dentist told that fixing of artificial teeth is not possible to me as my jawbone is not having enough strength to hold or clip the artificial tooth. I am in a great mental agony now. Please advise me a remedy for me. Kindly advise me the dentist who are advanced in such problems to treat

MDS, BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
I'm 49 years male and acute diabetic for the past 15 years. Most of my teeth are lost and jawbone also get loosing. D...
It may be difficult if your natural teeth and not firm enough to support artificial teeth. But we can take x-ray scans to check for quality of your jaw bone and can advise you implant provided you hav controlled diabetes and if there is no major contraindication for implant. You can consult me in clinic to evaluate for possibility of giving artificial teeth.
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Drink tea to improve your dental health

BDS, Certified Endodontist, Certified Implantologist
Dentist, Siliguri
Drink tea to improve your dental health
Drinking a cup of tea everyday helps in keeping the gums and teeth healthy as it contains high amounts of flouride and flavonoids which prevent harmful bacteria from sticking to the teeth.
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How Breathing Through the Mouth Affects Oral Health in Children

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
How Breathing Through the Mouth Affects Oral Health in Children

Mouth breathing in children is very common and while a kid with open mouth might seem cute, it is not always the case. The parents need to be made aware that a child breathing through the mouth all the time is not normal and it is high time they find a way to manage it.

A little understanding of the effects of the mouth breathing habit on the child's health in general and oral health in particular can be an eye-opener for the parent. For an educated person, there are obvious symptoms, which indicate that the child is a mouth-breather.

These symptoms include:

  1. Dryness of the lips
  2. Crowding of the front teeth
  3. Snoring
  4. Sleeping with the mouth open
  5. Recurrent infections of the airways including sinusitis and middle ear infections
  6. Bad breath

Common causes include:

  1. Chronic nasal obstruction/congestion because of which the child is not able to get enough oxygen through the nose.
  2. Enlarged tonsils or adenoids
  3. Thumb or finger-sucking habit
  4. Recurrent respiratory infections

Effects of mouth breathing on oral health:

Mouth breathing may seem like a harmless habit, but has serious effects on the oral and dental health of the child. Some of them are discussed below.

  1. Dry mouth: A constantly open mouth can lead to drying up of the saliva. This in turn leads to reduced effects of saliva including the flushing effect on the bacteria and the food deposits. This leads to increased chances of tooth decay and gum diseases.
  2. Tooth decay: With reduced saliva, the pH remains acidic for a longer period of time, leading to increased chances of tooth decay.
  3. Gum diseases: Reduced amounts of saliva also leads to increased gum disease and periodontal disease as the bacteria are not removed and have a conducive environment to act upon.
  4. Facial development: A mouth breathing child maintains a different posture than a nose breather. This leads to a narrow and long face, flattened nose, smaller nostrils, reduced facial tone, thin upper lip, pouty upper lip, and a small lower jaw.
  5. Speech: An open mouth causes the tongue to thrust into the palate when talking. This leads to altered pronunciation of some sounds; especially and can cause lisping.
  6. Braces: Mouth breathing causes multiple challenges including prolonged treatment period, inability to close the gaps, reduced stability of the realigned teeth, and increased chances of relapse. The added complication of increased gum disease and tooth decay makes it worse. The habit needs to be corrected first before going in for braces.

If that sounds like a long list, they are not all inclusive. Early intervention in the habit can correct and negate all these effects. Talk to your dentist to know how to help your mouth breathing child.

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I smell bad even after bathing also my mouth smells bad after having onions and garlic in diet. What do I do.

oral implantology, BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
I smell bad even after bathing also my mouth smells bad after having onions and garlic in diet. What do I do.
Get your teeth cleaned professionally by scaling and polishing. . use mouthwash regularly. avoid food which stinks afterwards
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I have tooth problem in lower jaw with full of teeth's is any treatment for this to replace new one's.

BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
I have tooth problem in lower jaw with full of teeth's is any treatment for this to replace new one's.
A new teeth is replaced when a tooth is removed so if your taking any of the tooth out than you need to replace.
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Sir I want to have braces for teeth, what is the process for getting them and how much it cost. Waiting for your reply.

MDS - Orthodontics
Dentist, Gurgaon
Sir I want to have braces for teeth, what is the process for getting them and how much it cost. Waiting for your reply.
Go to a orthodontist, tell your esthetic problems you face, he will make records of your teeth, then you can go for metal brackets or tooth coloured brackets, then banding and bonding of brackets will be done, it usually takes 1.5 weeks for all this, treatment duration will be around 8-15 months depending upon the problem, best of luck.
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