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Dr. Faisal

Dentist, Chennai

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Dr. Faisal Dentist, Chennai
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Dr. Faisal is a trusted Dentist in Ambikapuram, Chennai. You can visit him/her at Orthodontist Dental Clinic & Implant Center in Ambikapuram, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Faisal on Lybrate.com.

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Can I do teeth whitening (bleaching) at home or should go to dentist for that? suggest me some best bleaching kit available at medical stores.

BDS, Non-Resident J.R. in Dept. of Orthodontics, Certified oral implantologist, Advanced Aesthetics, Digital Smile Designer
Dentist, Jammu
You can use colgate visible white toothpaste and colgate visible white mouthwash. Also you can consult a dentist for faster results.
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BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Today is World Diabetes Day. Diabetes Melitus is called SILENT KILLER. Please get regular blood sugar level checked. Diabetes causes gum and tooth weakening. Protect yourself and loved ones
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Why Dental Cleaning and Polishing???

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
Why Dental Cleaning and Polishing???

What are dental cleanings (scale and polish) and why have them?

Dental cleanings involve removing plaque (soft, sticky, bacteria infested film) and tartar (calculus) deposits that have built up on the teeth over time. Your teeth are continually bathed in saliva which contains calcium and other substances which help strengthen and protect the teeth. While this is a good thing, it also means that we tend to get a build-up of calcium deposits on the teeth. This chalky substance will eventually build up over time, like limescale in a pipe or kettle. Usually, it is tooth coloured and can easily be mistaken as part of the teeth, but it also can vary from brown to black in colour.

If the scale or calculus (tartar, as dentists like to call it) is allowed to accumulate on the teeth it will, unfortunately, provide the right conditions for bacteria to thrive next to the gums. The purpose of the cleaning and polishing is basically to leave the surfaces of the teeth clean and smooth so that bacteria are unable to stick to them and you have a better chance of keeping the teeth clean during your regular home care.Also it leaves your teeth feeling lovely and smooth and clean, which is nice when you run your tongue around them. Actually, come to think of it, there's nothing worse than someone you fancy running their tongue around your teeth and finding a piece of spinach or something! Still, if they're hungry

The professional cleaning of teeth is sometimes referred to as prophylaxis (orprophy for short). It's a Greek word which means 'to prevent beforehand' - in this case, it helps prevent gum disease.

How are dental cleanings done?

The dental hygienist or dentist uses specialized instruments to gently remove these deposits without harming the teeth. The instruments which may be used during your cleaning, and what they feel like, are described below.

Ultrasonic instrument

Commonly used first is an ultrasonic instrument which uses tickling vibrations to knock larger pieces of tartar loose. It also sprays a cooling mist of water while it works to wash away debris and keep the area at a proper temperature. The device typically emits a humming or high pitched whistling sound. This may seem louder than it actually is because the sound may get amplified inside your head, just like when you put an electric toothbrush into your mouth.

The ultrasonic instrument tips are curved and rounded and are always kept in motion around the teeth. They are by no means sharp since their purpose is to knock tartar loose and not to cut into the teeth. It is best to inform the operator if the sensations are too strong or ticklish so that they can adjust the setting appropriately on the device or modify the pressure applied.

With larger deposits that have hardened on, it can take some time to remove these, just like trying to remove baked-on grime on a stove that has been left over a long time. So your cleaning may take longer than future cleanings. Imagine not cleaning a house for six months versus cleaning it every week. The six-month job is going to take longer than doing smaller weekly jobs.

Fine hand tools

Once the larger pieces of tartar are gone, the dental worker will switch to finer hand tools (called scalers and curettes in dental-speak) to remove smaller deposits and smoothen the tooth surfaces. These tools are curved and shaped to match the curves of the teeth. They allow smaller tartar deposits to be removed bycarefully scraping them off with a gentle to moderate amount of pressure. Just like taking a scrubbing brush to a soiled pot, the dental worker has to get the areas clean and smooth.

Polishing

Once all the surfaces are smooth, the dental worker may polish your teeth. Polishing is done using a slow speed handpiece with a soft rubber cup that spins on the end. Prophylaxis (short for prophy) paste - a special gritty toothpaste-like material - is scooped up like ice cream into the cup and spun around on the teeth to make them shiny smooth.

Fluoride


Your dentist may also apply fluoride. This is the final, and my favorite part of the dental cleaning! Fluoride comes in many different flavours such as chocolate, mint, strawberry, cherry, watermelon, pina colada and can be mixed and matched just like ice cream at a parlour for a great taste sensation! Make no mistake though, this in-office fluoride treatment is meant for topical use only on the surfaces of the teeth and swallowing excessive amounts can give a person a tummy ache as it is not meant to be ingested.

Fluoride foam or gel is then placed into small, flexible foam trays and placed over the teeth for 30 seconds. Afterwards, the patient is directed to spit as much out as possible into a saliva ejector. The fluoride helps to strengthen the teeth since the acids from bacteria in dental tartar and plaque will have weakened the surfaces. It is best not to eat, drink or rinse for 30 minutes after the fluoride has been applied.

Is it going to be painful?

Most people find that cleanings are painless, and find the sensations described above - tickling vibrations, the cooling mist of water, and the feeling of pressure during 'scraping' - do not cause discomfort. A lot of people even report that they enjoy cleanings and the lovely smooth feel of their teeth afterwards! There may be odd zingy sensations, but many people don't mind as they only last a nanosecond.

Be sure to let your dentist/hygienist know if you find things are getting too uncomfortable for your liking. They can recommend various options to make the cleaning more enjoyable.

Painful cleaning experiences can be caused by a number of things: a rough dentist or hygienist, exposed dentine (not dangerous, but can make cleanings unpleasant), or sore gum tissues.

In case you may have had painful cleaning experiences in the past, switching to a gentle hygienist/dentist and perhaps a spot of nitrous oxide can often make all the difference. You could also choose to be numbed. If you find the scaling a bit uncomfortable because the gum tissues (rather than the teeth themselves) are sensitive, topical numbing gels can be used.

 

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I have a prblm. Pf bad breath. I used to clean my teeth neatly. And have bleeding gims wha to do.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I have a prblm. Pf bad breath. I used to clean my teeth neatly. And have bleeding gims wha to do.
•Eat a healthy, balanced diet and avoid eating strongly flavoured or spicy food. •Cut down on sugary food and drink, as it can increase the amount of bacteria in your mouth. •Reduce your alcohol consumption. •Stop smoking. •Cut down on coffee. •Drink plenty of water to help prevent your mouth becoming dry. •Chew sugar-free gum after eating, to stimulate the flow of saliva. This will help clean away any remaining food particles. •Don't use toothpaste to clean your dentures, as it can scratch the surface and cause stains. •Clean your dentures thoroughly using soap and lukewarm water, denture cream or a denture-cleaning tablet. •Use a separate toothbrush to clean your dentures. •Make sure you visit your dentist for regular check-ups. Having regular dental check-ups will ensure that any plaque is removed from your teeth, particularly in areas that are difficult to reach. •Your dentist can recommend the best way to clean your teeth and gums, and point out areas you might be missing. They can also identify any signs of gum disease and ensure early treatment. •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. •If your bad breath is caused by a gastrointestinal problem, such as an H. Pylori infection or gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD), you may be referred to a gastroenterologist. •Persistent bad breath or a bad taste in the mouth may be a warning sign of gum (periodontal) disease. Gum disease is caused by the buildup of plaque on teeth. •You may need deep cleaning & fill tooth cavities with artificial enamel filling. Rinse your mouth thoroughly with a mouth wash until then. Advance procedures can be done with laser too. You may consult me in person.
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There is Cavity in my teeth and I don't want to remove my teeth now as my exams are coming but because of that it bleeds and and because of blood my mouth smells bad. Please suggest any medicine to stop this blood and any safe mouthwash also thanks I am waiting for your reply.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
There is Cavity in my teeth and I don't want to remove my teeth now as my exams are coming but because of that it ble...
Homoeopathic medicine HEKLA LAVA3X ( Wilm,ar Schwabe India) Chew 1 tab 3 times daily HEKLA LAVATOOTH POWDER ( WHEEZAL) Scrub teeth daily night Report after 2 months
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I am 18 years old male and have teeth sensitivity for last 2 months. I have uses colgate toothpaste for couple of days but haven't got any relief. What I do?

BDS
Dentist, Allahabad
I am 18 years old male and have teeth sensitivity for last 2 months. I have uses colgate toothpaste for couple of day...
Try sensitivity tooth paste like sensodyne, ra thermoseal, rr sensoform apply tooth paste on teeth for 5 min then use brush if problem persist then visit your nearby dentist.
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My mother has burning sensation in her inner part of mouth, like in upper side of mouth n behind lips, n she feels very much burning sensation when she eat something spicy please suggest sir.

Diploma in Endodontist, BDS
Dentist, Madurai
My mother has burning sensation in her inner part of mouth, like in upper side of mouth n behind lips, n she feels ve...
Hi lybrate-user, either, your mother may be suffering from ulcers or sores. Identify them, avoid spicy food. Add more milk, curd, tender coconut.
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How can remove mouth smell but I brushed daily both time after take food but smell continuous.

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
How can remove mouth smell but I brushed daily both time after take food but smell continuous.
Get scaling polishing done by a dentist than brush twice daily especially at night use betadine mouth wash drink plenty of water.
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BDS, PGDFO
Dentist, Gadchiroli
Replace your old tooth brush with a new one after every three to four months.

Sir I have been getting bad odour from mouth for some days. Please suggest some medications, my age is 45 and complete clean habits, no sugar.

BDS
Dentist, Noida
Bad breath from mouth is called halitosis & can result from a number of factors such as cavities in teeth, plaque deposits on teeth, improper digestion, constipation, hormonal changing factors, diabetes & others. You need to get a thorough oral check up done to get accessed your clinical situation. Good luck!
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I am getting blood from mouth while getting up from bed only at mornings there is gum bleeding and no cough.

BDS
Dentist, Pune
I am getting blood from mouth while getting up from bed only at mornings there is gum bleeding and no cough.
Gum bleeding is a symptom of unhealthy gums, visit a dentist & get your scaling & polishing done, do warm saline gargles thrice a day aftr meals. It will definitely solve your problem.
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I am using branded toothpaste and brush, still have stink in mouth. Please suggest.

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Hi, a healthy mouth doesnot depend on how expensive your toothpaste or toothbrush is. It depends on how you brush your teeth. An oral prophylaxis (scaling) followed by a proper bushing technique will solve your problem. Dr Pooja Patel Mumbai
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BDS
Dentist, Thanjavur
Gum diseases, if treated at the initial stage itself can be reversed easily. By getting the accumulated tartar and plaque removed by a dentist, there is a chance that they can get better without much ado. 

My wisdom teeth has been coming out for a year. But now my gum tissue is covering the teeth and causing swelling and pain. What should I do? And if I go for surgical options how much it will cost?

BDS, MDS - Orthodontics
Dentist, Howrah
My wisdom teeth has been coming out for a year. But now my gum tissue is covering the teeth and causing swelling and ...
Hello Lybrate user, it is important to know if the wisdom tooth is in a favorable position to erupt or not. For this a radio-graph/x-ray is required. Depending on the position of the tooth, either the gum tissue surrounding the erupting tooth need to be removed /operculectomy or the tooth itself might need to be surgically extracted/removed. The cost for both the treatment option is different and variable. To know the exact details it is advisable to visit a Dentist at the earliest. Get well soon.
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What can I do about my sensitivity in my teeth. I used many kind of toothpastes but won't work. Please tell me what to do?

BDS (GOLD MEDALIST)
Dentist, Jamshedpur
What can I do about my sensitivity in my teeth. I used many kind of toothpastes but won't work. Please tell me what t...
Use thermoseal ra toothpaste. Rub gently wide you fingers on sensitive area and rinse properly. Use soft bristle toothbrush. Brush gently. If there is any exposed area due to enamel erosion, bonding, fluoride varnish may be useful.
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Hi my teeth are yellow in colour I tried all tooth paste but all in vain what should I do?

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
Hi my teeth are yellow in colour I tried all tooth paste but all in vain what should I do?
Teeth are yellow due to two factors. Extrinsic and intrinsic. If it is extrinsic then you have to get oral prophylaxis. And if it is intrinsic then you have two options either a teeth whitening (bleaching) or vineers. Thanx.
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I am suffering from mouth ulcers from 2 weeks and now constipation also from 2 days what should I do.

MDS Prosthodontics
Dentist, Delhi
I am suffering from mouth ulcers from 2 weeks and now constipation also from 2 days what should I do.
Get your stomach issue sorted out, please take lot of fluids to keep yourself hydrated. Ulcers will heal once these issues are taken care of, apply some ulcer get for pain relief.
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I feel strong pain in my gums while brushing my teeth. I'm using Oral-B toothpaste. Is it safe to use?

BDS
Dentist,
I feel strong pain in my gums while brushing my teeth. I'm using Oral-B toothpaste. Is it safe to use?
A tooth paste does not contribute to the pain in the tooth. You should meet a dentist soon and get to know the reason behind the pain. Hope this helps.
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Sir I suffer teeth problem. My teeth hole n I am pain n sensitivity problem I am filling one tym wat can I do suggest me.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
Sir I suffer teeth problem. My teeth hole n I am pain n sensitivity problem I am filling one tym wat can I do suggest...
The type of treatment you have for toothache will depend on the cause of the pain, so your dentist will examine your mouth and may carry out an X-ray to try to identify the problem. •If your toothache is caused by tooth decay, your dentist will remove the decayed area and replace it with a filling. •If your toothache is caused by a loose or broken filling, the filling will be taken out, any decay will be removed and a new filling put in place. •If the pulp inside your tooth is infected, you may need root canal treatment. This procedure involves removing the infected pulp and then inserting a special type of filling to seal the tooth and prevent re-infection. •If your toothache can't be treated using these methods, or if your tooth is impacted (wedged between another tooth and your jaw), it may need to be removed.
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Having severe tooth ache Which medicine should I go for now In morning I will consult doctor.

BDS, Certified Endodontics
Dentist, Delhi
Having severe tooth ache Which medicine should I go for now
In morning I will consult doctor.
Hello there, thanks for your query. Well you can take painkiller for that. But be cautioned if you have any systemic condition like asthma or gastritis then medication need to be changed. Although paracetamol is the safest option that you could have in case of emergency. Thanks and regards.
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