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Dr. B. Lakshmi

Dentist, Chennai

Dr. B. Lakshmi Dentist, Chennai
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I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning....more
I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning.
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Dr. B. Lakshmi is a renowned Dentist in Porur, Chennai. She is currently associated with The Identity Dental & Face Clinic in Porur, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. B. Lakshmi on Lybrate.com.

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BDS
Dentist, Ambala
Proper cleaning of the mouth on a daily basis is very necessary. Besides brushing and tongue cleaning, flossing deep into the areas between the teeth and under the gumline, where the toothbrush cannot reach is equally important.
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BDS
Dentist, Greater Noida
Brush your teeth twice ...giving circular movement. ..
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BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
To have healthy teeth and gums clean your teeth regularly and use mouth wash morning /before going to bed , maintain your oral health.
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I have a gum problem beside me left teeth. What to do. What happen when wisdom teeth comes. ?

PG DIPLOMA IN CLINICAL RESEARCH, BDS
Dentist, Varanasi
I have a gum problem beside me left teeth. What to do. What happen when wisdom teeth comes. ?
Get scaling polishing done by dentist. Eruption of wisdom tooth may cause pain seek a dentist opinion.
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BDS
Dentist, Bareilly
A dry mouth is not a healthy sign of oral health. It can happen due to taking a lot of medications. Increase your fluid intake or ask your dentist about an artifical saliva product or chew sugarless gum after a meal so as to keep your mouth moist.
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I do brush my teeth regularly, yet it's kind of yellow in colour. What should I do? Which is the best whitening toothpaste?

BDS
Dentist, Saharanpur
I do brush my teeth regularly, yet it's kind of yellow in colour. What should I do? Which is the best whitening tooth...
get scaling done n brush ur teeth twice a day n use dental floss n mouthwash n do warmsaline rinces 3-4 times a day n scrap ur tongue twice day n tel me d status after 5 days
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Missing Teeth

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Missing Teeth
If you are missing one or more teeth, there are plenty of reasons to correct the problem. For one thing, a large space between your teeth may affect how you speak or eat. Even if it’s not noticeable, a missing molar can affect how you chew. Remaining teeth may shift and in some cases, bone loss can occur around a missing tooth.

With today’s advances, you don’t have to suffer from missing teeth. Here are some options to replace a lost tooth or teeth:

Bridges. Anchored to your adjacent teeth, these can be removable or fixed, depending on your mouth, your dentist’s recommendation and your needs.

Dentures. An option if you’ve lost all or most of your teeth.

Implants. Most similar to a natural tooth.

Talk to your dentist about which option is best for you.
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Dear doctor, from last 12 days my mouth remains more watered than normal level but it is stomach related. How can I cure it with home made remedies.

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
Dear doctor, from last 12 days my mouth remains more watered than normal level but it is stomach related. How can I c...
Take balanced diet non spicy keep your oral hygiene meticulously get treated for acidity if any army they home remedies.
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Mere gale me ulcer ho gaya hai sir Dr. kahte hai wo dental problem hai kya karu me.

MDS, Certified Implantologist, BDS, Certified Conscious Sedationist
Dentist, Hyderabad
Mere gale me ulcer ho gaya hai sir Dr. kahte hai wo  dental problem hai kya karu me.
A dental check will be more precise and specific to treat your ulcer. Prophylacticaly I suggest you to take. Vitamin-b complex tablets daily once for 1week. Gel application 3-4times a day (quadrajel or dentogel) if your ulcer is accessible with your finger. No spicy n hot food. Reduce stress and relax. Look for your medical health status and medication history.
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There is pain in my molar teeth of upper left side of my mouth it is not possible to chew anything with left side.

BDS
Dentist, Kochi
Hi you may want a root canal to ease your pain if the cavity is very deep. If the cavity is small and not deep a filling will do.
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I have a teeth problem sometime my teeth is come to bleed what is the solution of the problem.

BDS
Dentist, Kolar
I have a teeth problem sometime my teeth is come to bleed what is the solution of the problem.
Gums bleeding is due to infection in gums. Get scalling done by dentist. Take vit c tab for one week. Use proper brushing techniques. Brush, floss n use mouthwash twice daily. Massage your gums with your finger tips after brushing. Keep your tongue clean. Rinse your mouth well after each meal. Visit your dentist for dental checkups every 6 months to detect n prevent dental probs.
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Flossing & Brushing

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
Flossing & Brushing
Flossing
Flossing removes plaque and bacteria that you cannot reach with your toothbrush. If you don't floss, you are missing more than one-third of your tooth surface. Plaque is the main cause of gum disease. It is an invisible bacterial film that develops on your teeth every day.

Within 24 to 36 hours, plaque hardens into tartar (also called calculus), which can only be removed by professional cleaning. Floss at least once a day, and plaque never gets the chance to harden into tartar. Getting into the habit of daily flossing is easier when you floss while doing something else like watching tv or listening to music, for example.

How to floss your teeth
Step 1
Take a length of floss equal to the distance from your hand to your shoulder.

Take a length of floss equal to the distance from your hand to your shoulder

Wrap it around your index and middle fingers, leaving about two inches between your hands.

Wrap it around your index and middle fingers, leaving about two inches between your hands

Step 2
Slide the floss between your teeth and wrap it into a" c" shape around the base of the tooth and gently under the gumline. Wipe the tooth from base to tip two or three times.

Slide the floss between your teeth and wrap it into a

Step 3
Be sure to floss both sides of every tooth. Don't forget the backs of your last molars. Go to a new section of the floss as it wears and picks up particles.

Step 4
Brush your teeth after you floss - it is a more effective method of preventing tooth decay and gum disease.

Brush your teeth after you floss - it is a more effective method of preventing tooth decay and gum disease

Flossing problems and solutions
Gums sometimes bleed when you first begin to floss. Bleeding usually stops after a few days. If bleeding does not stop, see your dentist. Floss can shred if you snag it on an old filling or on the ragged edge of a tooth.

Try another type of floss or dental tape. Ask your dentist or dental hygienist for advice. If your floss still shreds, see your dentist.

Brushing
Regular, thorough brushing is a very important step in preventing tooth decay and gum disease. Brushing removes the bacteria that promote tooth decay and the plaque that can cause gum disease.

Ideally, you should brush after every meal, because the bacterial attack on teeth begins minutes after eating. At the very least, brush once a day and always before you go to bed. Brushing your teeth isn't complicated, but there is a right and a wrong way.

How to brush your teeth
Step 1
Brush at a 45 degree angle to your teeth. Direct the bristles to where your gums and teeth meet. Use a gentle, circular, massaging motion, up and down. Don't scrub. Gums that recede visibly are often a result of years of brushing too hard.

Brush at a 45 degree angle to your teeth. Direct the bristles to where your gums and teeth meet. Use a gentle, circular, massaging motion, up and down. Don't scrub. Gums that recede visibly are often a result of years of brushing too hard

Step 2
Clean every surface of every tooth. The chewing surface, the cheek side, and the tongue side.

Step 3
Don't rush your brush. A thorough brushing should take at least two to three minutes. Try timing yourself.

Don't rush your brush. A thorough brushing should take at least two to three minutes. Try timing yourself

Step 4
Change your usual brushing pattern. Most people brush their teeth the same way all the time. That means they miss the same spots all the time. Try reversing your usual pattern.

Change your usual brushing pattern. Most people brush their teeth the same way all the time. That means they miss the same spots all the time. Try reversing your usual pattern

Step 5
Use a soft brush with rounded bristles. The right toothbrush cleans better. Choose a size and shape that allow you to reach all the way to your back teeth. There are many different types of brushes, so ask your dentist to suggest the best one for you. Dentists recommends you replace your toothbrush every three months.


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I am brushing my teeth daily two times from last one year but still the colour of my teeth is yellow. How to make them white.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I am brushing my teeth daily two times from last one year but still the colour of my teeth is yellow. How to make the...
The simplest method of removing minor surface stains is polishing, or micro-abrasion if staining is more intrinsic. Provided that your discolouration is not due to inadequate enamel exposing the dentin, tooth whitening (bleaching) is often the most effective treatment for yellow stained teeth. 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.
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I had a molar tooth extraction 5-6 days back and after 1-2 days I didn't felt any pain. But from day before yesterday whenever I try to open my mouth fully, try to meet up lower teeth and upper I feel unbearable pain near jaw and ear as it would tear it apart. What has happened?

MDS Prosthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
I had a molar tooth extraction 5-6 days back and after 1-2 days I didn't felt any pain. But from day before yesterday...
Hello lybrate-user. Molar extractions often lead to trismus. It means inability to open mouth properly. Take muscle relaxants, do salt water gargle. And practice mouth opening exercises for a week. If these are not helping you then see a dentist soon.
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I m 21 yr old (male. My teeth is pain when it is in contact with some liquid material. So what can I do?

BDS
Dentist, Chandigarh
I m 21 yr old (male. My teeth is pain when it is in contact with some liquid material. So what can I do?
Visit a dentist as soon as possible and wether a filling is to be done or rct (root canal treatment) needs to be done depends on the x ray findings.
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I am a 34 yrs female. I have a very bad odour coming from my mouth. When I floss then also its there. No likes to talk to me closely. Including my husband. It is ruining my life. Can this odour be because of any internal stomach or body dysfunction problem. Please help me.

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Bad breath can be due to various reasons. If you have bleeding gums or tartar accumulation on your teeth, a dental cleaning will help you overcome the problem. If you have any other issue like constipation or acidity or sinusitis etc, you need to get the root cause of the problem treated. In the meanwhile you can use any over the counter mouthwash and maintain a good oral hygiene which will reduce the bad smell to some extent.
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I am 30 years male. I have problem with my mouth smell even I brush regularly I try some mouthfresh.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I am 30 years male. I have problem with my mouth smell even I brush regularly
I try some mouthfresh.
Hello, Halitosis, also called bad breath, is a symptom in which a noticeably unpleasant odor is present on the exhaled breath. Of those who have genuine halitosis, often the odor is caused by bacteria present below the gumline and on the back of the tongue. Rest of them is accounted for by many different conditions, including disorders in the nasal cavity, sinuses, throat, lungs, esophagus, stomach or elsewhere. Very rarely, halitosis can be one of many symptoms of a serious underlying medical condition such as liver failure; but, in the vast majority of cases, the cause is minor and can often be reduced by adjustments to oral hygiene, including brushing or gently scraping the back of the tongue and improving the health of the gums by using dental floss. The intensity of bad breath may differ during the day, due to eating certain foods (such as garlic, onions, meat, fish, and cheese), smoking,[12] and alcohol consumption. Since the mouth is exposed to less oxygen[medical citation needed] and is inactive during the night, the odor is usually worse upon awakening (" morning breath"). Bad breath may be transient, often disappearing following eating, drinking, tooth brushing, flossing, or rinsing with specialized mouthwash. So, in your case, need to make a diagnosis for right medicine. Medication: Use homoeopathic SBL’s Homeodent toothpaste twice (morning & night) a day daily. Use Cinnamon Q (mother tincture) diluted with water for gargling or use Bakson’s Perio Aid mouthwash after every meal. And take orally - Merc. Sol. 30/ twice a day daily for 2 weeks. Then revert.
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Hello, l am 21 year old, recently i've treated with rootcanal and crowning (zirconia) for front teeth. And now I am facing cold sensitivity while drinking water. So please suggest me. What should I do?

BDS
Dentist, Nizamabad
Hello, l am 21 year old, recently i've treated with rootcanal and crowning (zirconia) for front teeth. And now I am f...
Hello, it could be because of improper root canal treatment or crown fixation. So better go to your doctor again n explain your problem. Be happy.
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