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Dr. Chitra

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Dr. Chitra is an experienced Dentist in Adyar, Chennai. Doctor is currently practising at Vasan Dental Care in Adyar, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Chitra on Lybrate.com.

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I am suffering from teeth problem, and they become yellow, what should I do for making white?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I am suffering from teeth problem, and they become yellow, what should I do for making white?
Kindly consult a dentist in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations to decide upon treatment. You may need deep cleaning along with whitening procedures (bleaching or laser) and / or artificial enamel filling. You may consult me in person too. 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.
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Hi. Sir. Actually mere teeth bhut zyada kharab h uper aur neeche dono hi teeth m bhut zyada gap h jo bura lgta h in k treatment m kitna kharcha ayega aur kitna time lgega kya ap bta sakte h.

MDS
Dentist, Kolkata
Hi. Sir. Actually mere teeth bhut zyada kharab h uper aur neeche dono hi teeth m bhut zyada gap h jo bura lgta h in k...
Hello, i cannot tell u the cost of the treatment as it varies from place to place,,but get clipping done i.e braces.
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Can I wear braces behind my upper teeth to close the gap (1-2 mm) between up two teeth? How much cost I have spend to wear braces?

BDS, CDE Endo-Prostho, CDE - Cast Partial & Complete Dentures
Dentist, Pune
Can I wear braces behind my upper teeth to close the gap (1-2 mm) between up two teeth?
How much cost I have spend to...
Hello, you can go for lingual braces to close your gap. Consult a dentist and get it checked clinically. Depending on the case he/she will suggest you the treatment plan. The cost may vary from case to case and the type of braces you choose. It will range around Rs 25,000-50,000/-.
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MDS - Periodontics, Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Chandigarh
Visit your dentist to know your gum health. S your gums speak a lot about your overall health. Don't ignore bad or bleeding gums.

My teeth is not proper. Can I good teeth with clib. But it should not visible to others.

BDS, Masters in Immediate Loading Implants, Digital Smile Degin , Fellowship in Implantology
Dentist, Gurgaon
My teeth is not proper. Can I good teeth with clib. But it should not visible to others.
You can do that with invisible braces also known aligners made by invasilign or clear path company. It's bit expensive. Visit your dentist.
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Whenever I smile I am unable to smile properly I just able to stretch my lips only can you tell whats the problem and how to counter it.

MDS - Orthodontics
Dentist, Gurgaon
Whenever I smile I am unable to smile properly I just able to stretch my lips only can you tell whats the problem and...
Inner happiness is necessary for a natural smile, jst relax, dnt take much stress, enjoy life, make friends, life has got much to offer,
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For the last about one year while speaking / talking my jaws all of sudden clutter and as a result I steamer for a second and my grinders bite inner of my mouthThis is not a regular phenomenon it happens once a while. Is it a neuro problem or dental problem? Does it needs immediate medical attention?

MDS Prosthodontics
Dentist, Ranchi
For the last about one year while speaking / talking my jaws all of sudden clutter and as a result I steamer for a se...
It is a dental problem. You might have some missing teeth in your mouth ,specially back molar teeth. This causes disturbance in closing and biting your upper and lower teeth properly. And hence some problem in your TMJ joint (jaw joint ,near your ear. If you have no pain then it's not emergency. But better you consult a dentist and get your bite corrected.
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There is bleeding going on from my gums while brushing my teeth why it's so? Please advise.

B.D.S
Dentist, Jaipur
There is bleeding going on from my gums while brushing my teeth why it's so? Please advise.
hello.. you have gum problem known as gingivitis a condition which causes the bleeding gums. you need dental scaling done by dentist. Warm saline gargle will help in reduced bleeding. Thank You DrJagrati
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MDS, BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
Dry mouth

Imagine the feeling of a thirst that is so strong it seems it will never be quenched, a constant burning sensation on the tongue, or lips that are constantly dry and cracked. Thirsty yet? Unfortunately, thousands of people, particularly the elderly, are affected by this condition called xerostomia or ?dry mouth.?

Dry mouth is not something to be taken lightly by any means. It can cause a lot of discomfort and have some extremely negative impacts on a person?s quality of life.

When a person has dry mouth, there is an increased risk of cavities and periodontal disease because there is less saliva to cleanse the teeth and gums. In addition, this condition is known to affect a person?s speech, taste sensation and ability to swallow.

When a patient?s salivary glands significantly decrease the production of saliva, or cease production altogether, there is a high risk of cavities or other oral diseases. Saliva is the mouth?s self-cleansing mechanism. It helps remove food debris and plaque from tooth surfaces.

A permanent feeling of dry mouth or decreased saliva flow can be caused by systemic-diseases such as: rheumatoid conditions, dysfunctional immune system, and hormonal and neurological disorders. Biological aging is a contributing factor to this condition, but does not cause dry mouth.

Dry mouth in others can be caused by radiation therapy directed at the head and neck region of the body, which can result in permanent damage to the salivary glands. In addition, there are over 400 drugs that can cause dry mouth as a side effect. The more common drugs are decongestants, diuretics, antihypertensives, antidepressants, and antihistamines.

Many patients that experience dry mouth complain of a sore or burning sensation on the tongue; dry, cracked lips, and at the corners of the mouth; and are often thirsty.

If patients exhibit these symptoms, they should immediately see an oral health professional. With a little extra care, dry mouth can be adequately controlled.

The WDA recommends those affected by dry mouth take the following precautions to keep the mouth wet and reduce the likelihood of cavities or periodontal disease:

Brush and floss teeth at least four times per day (after each meal and before bedtime)
Brush and rinse dentures after each meal
Keep water handy to wet the mouth at all times
Chew sugarless gum
Avoid tobacco, alcohol, sodas and foods high in sugar content
Use moisturizer on the lips to alleviate discomfort.

M.D.S.
Dentist, Azamgarh
Flossing is as important as brushing on a daily basis. Taking the floss all the way down to the point where the teeth and gums meet is the appropriate way of doing it.

I'm male. I have pain on my lower side teeth and a black color on there. If I drink cool water or eat sweets then I feel teeth pain and totally irritating. So what I do doctor and RTC is good for it?

BDS
Dentist, Bangalore
I'm male. I have pain on my lower side teeth and a black color on there. If I drink cool water or eat sweets then I f...
that black spot is decay on tooth. . get it filled from dentist soon. . your problem will be solved. ..
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I am a 29 years old female and have mouth ulcer for last 2 weeks. What should I do? Please help me.

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Please keep your digestion in order. Take b complex with folic acid and apply boro glycerin mouth paint twice a day for a week.
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I have teeth which has stains in it. Wat is the best way to make it clean and white.

BDS
Dentist, Kolar
I have teeth which has stains in it. Wat is the best way to make it clean and white.
Professional cleaning n polishing of teeth by dentist removes all external stains. If the stains r due to internal factors (such as fluorosis, enamel defects etc), teeth whitening will be required
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The Silent Signs of Gum Disease

MDS , BDS
Dentist, Delhi
The Silent Signs of Gum Disease

Overall oral health consists of health of both the soft and the hard tissues in the mouth. While teeth are the hard tissues, the soft tissues include the lips, tongue, cheek, palate, and most importantly the gums. The gums or the periodontium (perio - around, dont - tooth) surrounds the tooth and provides nutritional support and structural support with its connective tissue. The gums are the unsung heroes in maintaining a healthy set of teeth.

It is common observation that dental decay is more attended to than gum disease.  The symptoms associated with decay, be it discoloration, food lodgment, sensitivity, and sometimes pain are a lot more demanding.

The bad news is that the same bacteria have a harmful effect on the gums too. The good news is that gum disease also (like tooth decay), takes time to develop. The bacteria in the mouth and the plaque are the main initiators of gum disease too. It is more innocuous and not immediately attended to, sometime even gets ignored for years until it become severe and mandates treatment. Certain medical conditions like pregnancy, diabetes, stroke, etc., lead to greater severity of the gum disease.

Chronic gum or periodontal disease, if left untreated, can even lead to multiple tooth loss and require dentures much earlier than required. It is not difficult to diagnose gum disease as the symptoms are quite easy to identify, including

  • Red, swollen, or painful gums:  As with any infection, redness and swelling and pain are the first symptoms of gum disease too.
  • Spontaneous bleeding of gums: The gums can look spongy and puffed and can sometimes bleed without even a touch
  • Chronic bad breath: The bacteria are constantly acting on the food debris to produce acid, leading to a bad breath (halitosis)
  • Pressure on the gums can produce pus: Cumulative infection can lead to gingival abscess
  • Bad taste in the mouth: If there is an abscess, it will discharge pus into the mouth, leading to this metallic taste
  • Gingival recession, where the tooth appears to have grown longer. The gum line recedes from its original place, exposing more of the tooth.  This also causes greater sensitivity, especially to hot or cold foods
  • Slight loosening of the teeth (in severe cases) as the fibers loosen their hold around the tooth.
  • Painful chewing, it puts extra pressure on the fibers of the periodontium.

Some people are more prone for gum disease than others. The risk factors include smoking, increased 
female hormones, and chronic illnesses like diabetes and cancer.

Management: Regular visits to the dentist can help identify these at an early stage and manage both progression and severity. Additionally, managing risk factors like smoking and chronic illnesses also is helpful.

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My mother is suffering from mouth sore badly, she is not able to open her mouth and eat food. She is having Gfolvin lb and opox 200 and candid mouth pain but it didn't relief.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
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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Hi my age is 36 near wisdom tooth I am getting pain not in the tooth last year same problem so this year I am getting light swelling please give good medicine.

MDS Prosthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
Hi my age is 36 near wisdom tooth I am getting pain not in the tooth last year same problem so this year I am getting...
Hello lybrate-user, repeated swelling in wisdom tooth region can signify pus collection or simply indicate gum swelling. Pain is not a reliable symptom to decide the absence of infection. My advice is to get a radiograph done to check the bone around the tooth. If the bone appears normal, we have look for any sharp points in the opposing tooth. Otherwise the tooth needs to be extracted even if there is no pain.
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I am a 15 years old boy. My teeth are not aligned correctly. Putting a clip will help me? Please advise.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I am a 15 years old boy. My teeth are not aligned correctly. Putting a clip will help me? Please advise.
Kindly consult a dentist in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations (model study, full mouth & profile x-ray) & clinical examination to decide upon treatment. You may need fixed / removable braces. Requirements may depends on the age, complaint, duration of the treatment & affordability. Cost of cosmetic dentistry (braces) varies with dentist. You may consult me in person. 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 18 year old. My teeth is very yellowish. I am doing 2 time brash daily. What should I do?

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 18 year old. My teeth is very yellowish. I am doing 2 time brash daily. What should I do?
Get your teeth clean by the dentist and also the bleaching treatment if require by that treatment you will get good white teeth
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I am 19 year old boy. I have too much gap in between my teeth. My two teeth are not growing from last five years. Please help me in this matter.

Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Coimbatore
I am 19 year old boy. I have too much gap in between my teeth. My two teeth are not growing from last five years. Ple...
Gap can be closed by clip treatment or cosmetic procedures. Teeth not growing can be verified only with a xray.
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In my mouth some problem and bleeding now? Please advise me what should I do. Please suggest me.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
In my mouth some problem and bleeding now? Please advise me what should I do. Please suggest me.
We need more investigations with clinical examination to decide upon treatment. You may need deep cleaning along with surgical curettage or gum strengthening procedure. Rinse your mouth thoroughly with a mouth wash after every meals. Use pepsodent tooth paste & gum paint for 2 to 3 weeks.
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