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Dr. Harikrishna Reddy

BDS

Dentist, Chennai

8 Years Experience
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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
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; as a health provider being ethical is not just a remembered value, but a strongly observed one.
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Dr. Harikrishna Reddy is a trusted Dentist in Mylapore, Chennai. He has helped numerous patients in his 8 years of experience as a Dentist. He is a BDS . He is currently practising at Thangam's Dental Cliniq in Mylapore, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Harikrishna Reddy and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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BDS - Sree Balaji Dental College Hospital - 2010
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English

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G-6, 1st, Floor, P.A. Appartments, 197/81, Luz Church Road, MylaporeChennai Get Directions
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Post-Graduate Certificate in Oral Implantology (PGCOI), PG in Laser Dentistry, Basic Life Support (B.L.S), MDS Prosthodontics
Dentist, Gurgaon
How much toothpaste do we need for brushing???
1. What does the toothpaste do?

Toothpaste is an abrasive material which helps in mechanical action of toothbrush in removing plaque and debris from teeth and gums. Some medicated toothpastes are available which contain fluoride which helps in preventing tooth decay. Also toothpaste helps in removing bad breath and halitosis.
2. How much toothpaste do we need to brush our teeth?

For kids below 3 years of age just a “Smear” of toothpaste is needed.
For age above 3 years “Pea size” amount of tooth paste is enough.
3. Can we brush our teeth without toothpaste?

Major cleaning action is performed by toothbrush & toothpaste is only an adjunct to it. So, minimal amount of toothpaste is sufficient combined with a good brushing technique.

My son who is 16 year, Just completed 12 std exam has a frequent problem of mouth ulcer. He take only house food, but when ever we are on family vacation he has this problem. Constipation is there. We are using honey treatment, multivitamin and vyzilac tab as treatment for 3 days. He is also using kayam churna tablet for two days for smooth bowel. Kindly advice.

DNB(Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician, Chennai
Mouth ulcer suggest some form of vitamin deficiency or stress, he should drink plenty of water and eat lot of fiber containing foods and avoid junk food, limit non-veg diet to avoid constipation. Also make him a habit of going to toilet soon after waking up from the bed.
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I am 28 years old. My teeth are colored red because of smoking so how to clean my teeth.

Master of Clinical Dentistry, Bachelor of Dental Surgery
Dentist, Mumbai
I am 28 years old. My teeth are colored red because of smoking so how to clean my teeth.
Please stop smoking completely for a healthy lifestyle. To completely remove all red stains, please visit a dentist for a professional clean-up (scaling).
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How often do I really need to have my teeth professionally cleaned? I regularly brush my teeth twice in a day but I still my teeth is not clean properly. What should I have to do?

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
How often do I really need to have my teeth professionally cleaned? I regularly brush my teeth twice in a day but I s...
It's as n when required basis if you get them cleaned n brush twice daily it's perhaps your brushing technique is wrong ask your Dr. For correct technique.
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Sir I am parag, 25 old male and my inner mouth skin went dry due to chewing gutkha or pan etc. So I can not tolerate a little bit of pepercorn of chilli. Plese suggest me what to do and if there any medicine pls suggest. Thank u.

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
You have symptoms of oral submucous fibrosis. It is a precancerous lesion hence it is advisable for you to discontinue ghutka, supari, tobacco in any form. Also avoid green chellies and tomato seeds. Good news is treatment and recovery is possible if and only if you discontinue with your habits. Dentist can help you with treatment. Treatment comprises of biweekly injections for 5 weeks. It will gv you considerable relief. Till then take tablet sm fibro from medical shop twice daily. Ask if you hv any other questions. Will be happy to help u.
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When I place my hand close to my nose n breath I get a foul smell. Why is it so? I also have a bad breath problem which I consulted a dentist got scaling done and now following doctor's instructions. But why there is bad smell from nose .It's not much but still when I take a deep breath then I recognise it.

Certified Implantologist, MDS - Orthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Delhi
When I place my hand close to my nose n breath I get a foul smell. Why is it so? I also have a bad breath problem whi...
Hi, even after scaling done you have bad breath, there could be some other associated problems like sinusitis, acidity or even diabetes. You can have ENT consultation for throat and sinus checkups. And also get your teeth examined again for deep tarter deposits and pocket formation around teeth which might require more extensive gums treatment. Thanks.
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Fluoride for Teeth - 4 Myths and Facts About it

MDS - Periodontology and Oral Implantology, BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Fluoride for Teeth - 4 Myths and Facts About it

Fluoride is a chemical naturally present in water and in some foods and is essential for healthy bone growth.  A few decades ago, fluoride was discovered to have anti-cariogenic (against tooth decay) properties and slowly gained popularity. While most believe that fluoride can do wonders for your teeth and help you get rid of all problems, it is not true.  There is only so much that fluoride can do and there are also undesirable effects from it.

Read on to know some myths about fluoride versus the actual facts.

Myth: Drinking fluoridated water can lead to fluorosis, which produces brown, pitted teeth, which are weak and aesthetically unappealing.

Fact:  People develop fluorosis only when the water contains excessive amounts of fluorine.  The currently defined permissible level is about 0.7 parts per million. At this level, fluoride provides the maximum protection against caries, at the same time not leading to fluorosis.  In some cases, mild fluorosis can be seen, which only produces white speckles on the tooth and not brown pits.  These teeth have a higher resistance to decay than people drinking non-fluoridated water.

Myth: Fluoride is a forced medication

Fact: Fluoride is a chemical with special benefits to the bones and teeth.  In cases where the water does not contain sufficient quantities of fluoride or where the person is prone for decay, adding fluoride will provide the extra level of protection against caries.

Myth: Adding fluoride to the drinking water leads to various other medical conditions (heart disease, cancer, etc.)

Fact: Various studies have shown that this is not true. In fact, fluoride has been endorsed as safe to use and does not contribute to any diseases like heart disease, cancer, autism, or kidney problems.

Myth: Fluoride is not safe for children.

Fact: Children need a good amount of fluoride in their tooth forming years. This produces teeth that are more resistant to decay and are stronger generally. If the regular supply of water does not contain sufficient fluoride, then the child can be given supplements in the form of fluoridated toothpastes and gel applications at the clinic to provide the anti-cariogenic benefit.

Myth: If there is enough water in the fluoride, then there is no worry of tooth decay.

Fact: Fluoride only makes the teeth resistant to easy decay, it does not protect from decay completely.  Proper oral hygiene habits (brushing, flossing, rinsing, dental visits) are essential to ensure that there is no plaque accumulation and food deposits to prevent caries.  Fluoride is not a replacement for these practices.

Like with anything else, even excessive fluoride is not good for health, therefore the recommended level is 0.7 ppm.  Ensure fluoride supplements are used only after a discussion with your dentist.

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I am 32 Years male having issue of chronic bad breath, also consulted with dentist but issue remained unsloved. Kindly help.

MDS
Dentist, Kolkata
I am 32 Years male having issue of chronic bad breath, also consulted with dentist but issue remained unsloved. Kindl...
Start brushing after each meal. Get a scaling done from a dentist, that shall solve the problem of bad breath.
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B.D.S. (Dental Surgeon) , House Surgeon
Dentist,
Retainers should always be kept away from hot water, hot car dashboards, pockets and napkins.

I am getting little bit bad smell from my mouth so please say precaution to solve the problem.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I am getting little bit bad smell from my mouth so please say precaution to solve the problem.
Kindly consult a dentist in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations to decide upon treatment. You may need deep cleaning along with surgical procedures or artificial enamel filling. You may consult me in person too. 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. 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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