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Dr. Bhageerathi

Dentist, Chennai

250 at clinic
Dr. Bhageerathi Dentist, Chennai
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Dr. Bhageerathi is a popular Dentist in Ambikapuram, Chennai. Doctor is currently practising at Sukra Diabetes Centre in Ambikapuram, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Bhageerathi on Lybrate.com.

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Ways to Reduce Teeth Sensitivity

MDS, BDS
Dentist, Ghaziabad
Ways to Reduce Teeth Sensitivity

The tooth is made of 3 layers, each with unique characteristics and specific function, the enamel, dentin, and pulp. The enamel is the outermost layer of the tooth and gives the tooth it's hard and lustrous appearance. The enamel is thicker on the crown than the root and is the first one to be affected by tooth decay. The only symptom when the enamel is decayed is food lodgment and discoloration.

The dentin is the next layer, which is composed of minute fine tubules leading from the enamel to the living portion of the tooth, which is the pulp. Once decay progresses from the enamel, the dentin is affected, and this leads to sensitivity in the teeth. When the root portion is exposed to the oral environment, because the root is covered by a more delicate substance called cementum, more severe dental sensitivity ensues.

There is a sharp, shooting discomfort through the tooth to specific foods, such as sweet, acidic, or hot or cold foods.  The main reasons for tooth sensitivity include:

  • Tooth decay, both crown and root caries
  • Periodontal disease and gum recession
  • Tooth erosion 
  • Aggressive tooth brushing
  • Mouth breathing
  • Bruxism or night grinding 

However, there are some simple ways to manage sensitivity, which can be done regularly at home.

  1. Toothpaste made for sensitive teeth: Potassium nitrate has been shown to block the tubules and has been included as an active ingredient in toothpastes. These are very effective, and if you are brushing twice, this can be used instead of the regular paste once.
  2. Brushing: Both the type of toothbrush and the brushing technique can have an impact on sensitivity.  Change to softer brushes and learn the ideal way to brush your teeth. A lot of times, rough brushing can lead to erosion and subsequent sensitivity
  3. Rinsing: Fluoride containing rinses have been proven to reduce sensitivity 
  4. Food habits: Even before sensitivity sets in, being cautious to avoid acidic fruits and juices can help prolong the onset of sensitivity. If possible, consuming these food stuffs should be followed by brushing or at the least a thorough rinsing
  5. Sealants: If a person is prone to caries (deep pits and fissures, for instance), then it is advisable to get sealants applied on the teeth. This can reduce the instance of wearing of the enamel which then leads to sensitivity
  6. Mouth guard: If you are a night grinder, then a mouth guard can help curtail this habit and thereby reduce sensitivity.

There you go with how to reduce sensitivity. Try these simple, easy measures and go on to enjoy the sweets or hot or cold foods that you have always craved for.

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Teeth me water cold and hot lagta h halka dard b rehta h please tell me kese kya kru ki thik ho jay.

Advanced Aesthetics, BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Teeth me water cold and hot lagta h halka dard b rehta h please tell me kese kya kru ki thik ho jay.
Hi, Teeth have a protective layer called enamel with age the enamel wears off and become thin which causes to become teeth sensitive to cold and hot. You need to get a professional check up done to know the exact cause and solution of your problem.
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What toothpaste should I use to keep my teeth shiny and fresh. I have tried many but the yellow spots do not go.

BDS (GOLD MEDALIST)
Dentist, Jamshedpur
What toothpaste should I use to keep my teeth shiny and fresh. I have tried many but the yellow spots do not go.
You need to get bleaching and professional cleaning. And maintain it by brushing twice daily and rinse after each meal. You can use colgate visible white toothpaste regularly.
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I am 24 year old male. I am suffering from low body weight (45 kgs). Also I have regular mouth ulcer issue's. Kindly suggest an Excellent treatment for the same. I have already tried homeopathy, Ayurveda and Protein powders but they have no results. Please help me.

Certification in Full Mouth Rehabilitation, Post-Graduate Certificate in Oral Implantology (PGCOI), M.Sc - Master of Oral Implantology (MOI), Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Rajkot
I am 24 year old male. I am suffering from low body weight (45 kgs). Also I have regular mouth ulcer issue's. Kindly ...
u might have sharp teeth edges or may b gastric problem.u can take multivitamine.tetracycline,& hexigel.
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Does taking chewing gum (orbit) daily create any health problems? And does it reduce the sperm count. I asked coz I heard some of my friends saying so? And does orbit makes teeth white?

MDS, BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
Does taking chewing gum (orbit) daily create any health problems? And does it reduce the sperm count. I asked coz I h...
A big no. Chewing gums can only help you in increasing the quantity of saliva in your mouth nothing else. Other things you mentioned are rumours.
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What are the type of dental fillings for a cavity and how much each of them cost?

BDS
Dentist, Bhopal
What are the type of dental fillings for a cavity and how much each of them cost?
Various types of filling is there that you can search it on net because its a complete book for that and for treatment cost varies from clinic to clinic.
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I have a bad smell on my mouth over 6months. Its make me harras every were. What I have to do?

BDS
Dentist, Fatehgarh Churian
Dear lybrate-user gargle thrice a day with listrine mouthwash n never stay empty stomach for too long add fruits to your diet like bananas. You might be having calculus get your teeth cleaned first.
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I am suffering from ulcers in my mouth day by day. I tried many vitamin tablets and remedies the physician recommended for me, but still there is no change. Due to this I am not able to eat food also. What should I do to get rid of these?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
You may need Coronoplasty (smoothen teeth edges ) . Apply antiseptic ointment or gel on the area of ulcer
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BDS
Dentist, Cuttack
Replace your missing teeth to avoid further disturbances in oro-motor function.
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MDS, BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
Cleaning a child?s teeth should begin when the first tooth is visible, because teeth are susceptible to decay as soon as they appear in the mouth. Children should also see a dentist every six months to help your child develop a positive attitude about the dentist.

I am having a small sore at the gum for months. It is not paining. Sometimes I could see little bloody. So times I could see puss. What it might be?

BDS
Dentist, Pune
I am having a small sore at the gum for months. It is not paining. Sometimes I could see little bloody. So times I co...
It might be due to some tooth infection. Visit your nearby dentist n get the diagnostic tests done for confirmation.
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My body always painful & my hair fault increase & my teeth small all time bt I do always brush 2 time.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
My body always painful & my hair fault increase & my teeth small all time bt I do always brush 2 time.
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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I am 33 years old and my upper front teeth are have gaps in between, and also one was broken replaced with ceramic one it has become pale yellow, kindly suggest treatment and cost also.

BDS, D.pharm
Dentist, Chennai
I am 33 years old and my upper front teeth are have gaps in between, and also one was broken replaced with ceramic on...
You can go for vaneer it wil make tooth look good cost is high and in private and cheap in dental colleges.
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Sir/Madam from yesterday I had teeth paining so much I can't control it. From this I can't eat food also. From this head ear pain also there please give suggestion for it.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
Sir/Madam from yesterday I had teeth paining so much I can't control it. From this I can't eat food also. From this h...
We need more investigations with clinical examination to decide upon treatment. You may need cleaning, root canal treatment & capping. Until then apply clove oil on the decayed tooth. Rinse frequently with mouth wash.
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My milk teeth break at age of 23 year. It there any possibility of getting new teeth. How will I come to know without that my new will come without x-ray. What should I do for getting original teeth. Please help me.

BDS
Dentist, Chandigarh
My milk teeth break at age of 23 year. It there any possibility of getting new teeth. How will I come to know without...
X-ray is necessary for assessing your tooth position. If it is present and where. Orthodontic treatment is the only way out to correct it.
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How to get relief from unconscious while sitting in bus for 15min? how to make teeth white from pale yellow?

Advanced Aesthetics, BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Hi, you need to get a professional cleaning done. If that does not help then you may go for teeth whitening.
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Hi I am suffering from bad breath problem. Sometimes blood comes from teeth. Pls suggest.

BDS
Dentist, Kolar
Hi I am suffering from bad breath problem. Sometimes blood comes from teeth. Pls suggest.
Bad breath can b caused fue to various reasons. Due to smoking n using tobacco products, dental prob such as decay teeth, unclean tongue, gum infections, reduced saliva n dry mouth, ill fitting dentues, salivary gland probs. Other diseases n infections which also cause bad breath r sinus infections, respiratory tract infections such as bronchitis n pneumonia, liver n kidney probs, diabetes, acid reflux from stomach etc. Bleeding gums is due to gingivitis. Get scalling done by dentist. 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. Get your decay teeth filled. Visit your dentist for dental checkups every 6 months to detect n prevent dental probs. Inspite of these measures if bad breath persists, consult a general physician for further evaluation.
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Hello doctor, pls help me in knowing about teeth whitening. Wat are its aide effects. How long does the whitening effect stays?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
Hello doctor, pls help me in knowing about teeth whitening. Wat are its aide effects. How long does the whitening eff...
Advise deep cleaning, polishing, whitening (bleaching) procedures, artificial enamel filling 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. Cause of discoloration – Smoking, coffee, tea, drugs, aging, staining food (wine, blueberry, etc) genetics.
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Hemoglobin of wife is between 7-8, she is also very lazy for food but like fruits & sprouts. please guide something because all the time she is having chilies in mouth.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Her hemoglobin is low. She has to take iron and folic acid tablet after consulting doctor. She should take milk, egg, green leafy vegetable.
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Which foods and drinks containing sugar cause tooth decay and how many soft or fizzy drinks can we have in a day?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
Which foods and drinks containing sugar cause tooth decay and how many soft or fizzy drinks can we have in a day?
Its better to avoid soft or fizzy drinks. All food & drink containing sugar, sticky food, dry mouth, improper oral hygiene that includes improper brushing, flossing, & tongue cleaning can cause tooth decay.
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