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Dr. Ishitha

Dentist, Chennai

Dr. Ishitha Dentist, Chennai
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My experience is coupled with genuine concern for my patients. All of my staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well....more
My experience is coupled with genuine concern for my patients. All of my staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well.
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Dr. Ishitha is an experienced Dentist in Adyar, Chennai. Doctor is currently associated with Dr.L.P.Mohan's Dental Hospital in Adyar, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Ishitha on Lybrate.com.

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How to Prevent Bleeding of Gums

MDS Prosthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
How to Prevent Bleeding of Gums

Though it may be very common, spitting out blood while brushing, however little, is not normal. Bleeding gums can be an early sign of gum diseases like gingivitis and periodontal disease and hence should never be ignored. It can also be a symptom of scurvy. Plaque, when accumulated over time can lead to the inflammation of gums. Vigorous brushing or flossing over these inflamed gums can make them bleed. 

Other causes for bleeding gums can include:

  1. Vitamin deficiency
  2. Blood thinners
  3. Mouth sores
  4. Bleeding disorders
  5. Hormonal changes
  6. And, health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and leukemia

Regular dental checkups are essential to maintain healthy gums. A tooth clean up will rid your mouth of plaque and tartar that cause gum infections. Apart from that, here are a few things you can do at home. 

  1. Eat a healthy diet: Avoiding excessive sugar can help keep your gums and teeth healthier. Replace this sugar with a diet rich in vegetables and fruits. This gives your gums the necessary nutrients. Chewing raw vegetables can also improve blood circulation in your gums and can help treat bleeding gums. Boosting your intake of vitamin A, C, calcium and magnesium can also keep your gums healthy. 
  2. Dental routine: Brushing and flossing regularly are crucial to good dental health. This removes harmful bacteria that trigger dental infections. Make it a habit to brush and floss at least twice a day. The way you brush also makes a difference. Brush both sides of your teeth in an upwards and downwards movement instead of going from side to side. Also pay attention to the condition of your toothbrush. Change your toothbrush every six months and pick a soft or medium bristled toothbrush instead of firm bristled toothbrushes. Hard brushes can damage the soft tissues inside your mouth. Also, make it a habit to rinse your mouth with mouthwash after every meal. Alternatively, you could use a weak saline solution or hydrogen peroxide.  
  3. Manage stress: Even your gums are affected by stress. Stress increases inflammation that causes bleeding and reduces the immune system's capability to fight infections. Studies have also shown a direct relationship between stress and the build up of plaque. Stress can also make it harder for you to maintain a healthy lifestyle and good dental habits. 
  4. Stop sharing: Bleeding gums is a communicable infection. To protect yourself from bleeding gums, do not share things like glasses, cutlery etc. sharing toothbrushes should always be considered as a taboo.
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Hi! My daughter is 12 and she asks for braces for correcting her teeth line, which I agree to. What age is apt for getting this done? Need to know the basic difference between retainers and braces. Thanx a lot in advance!

MDS - Orthodontics
Dentist, Kolar
Yes good question. Orthodontic treatment starts from 9 years were we do any growth modulations procedures and between 12 to 13 year is write time because all permaments teeths will be in oral cavity. Retainers are only given after completion of the treatment to retain the corrections achieved following the course of treatment. And braces are brackets which we put during treatment.
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I had to suffer from mouth ulcer atleast twice in a month. What should be the best medicine to get rid of this disease?

Advanced Aesthetics, BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Hi, there are various reasons for mouth ulcers it could be because of spicy food, medications, bad digestion, eating hard food etc. You can go for professional check up to get the exact cause and solution for the same.
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Hello I seem to be suffering from mouth ulcers and am not able to chew food as that area pains a lot. Would be great to know why mouth ulcers occur and how to cure them. Is it concerned with heat or unhygienic food?

BDS
Dentist, Delhi
It is related to stress level and hormonal changes. Have vit. B complex for atleast 10 days. Visit a dentist.
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BDS
Dentist,
Limit acidic drinks like soft drinks, cordials and fruit juices. Food acids soften tooth material and dissolve the minerals in tooth enamel, causing holes (cavities or caries). In severe cases, teeth may be ?eaten? right down to the gum.
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Hello sir, I am 20 years old. My gums are bleeding from some days but there is no pain. They are degrading. On searching it seems to be gingivitis. It is in first stage. Sir what are the remedies for this. Please describe both clinical as well as home remedies.

MDS Prosthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
Hello sir, I am 20 years old. My gums are bleeding from some days but there is no pain. They are degrading. On search...
Gingivitis requires you to see the dentist for regular cleaning and polishing of your teeth. Use warm salt water rinse after every meal. Brush twice and use the appropriate technique (sulcular brushing technique. Vitamin c makes wounds heal faster. It may not cure the gingivitis itself, but this supplement will help bleeding gums to resolve.
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I am 17 years old, I have mouth ulcers for a month. What I have to do? Please help me.

BDS
Dentist, Pune
I am 17 years old, I have mouth ulcers for a month. What I have to do? Please help me.
Mouth ulcers can be because of stress, deficiency of vitamins, trauma or injury due to aggresive tooth brushing, hyperacidity. Avoid spicy food items. Drink lot of water.
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A file break down in the root part of my teeth during rct can we remove it? N whether it will create any harm?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
A file break down in the root part of my teeth during rct can we remove it?
N whether it will create any harm?
X-ray of the tooth to verify the location of the file within the root canal is taken and the file can be retrived by the endodontist.
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BDS (GOLD MEDALIST)
Dentist, Jamshedpur
Don't rush, when you brush: for maximum results, brush your teeth for atleast 2 to 3 minutes.
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Hi I am a non smoker and non alcoholic age 20years can I causes mouth and neck cancer

B.D.S
Dentist, Jaipur
Smoking and consumption of alcohol can be dangerous for health. But they are not the only factors to meet the criteria for having cancer in future. Add green vegetables and fruits in diet. Stay healthy. Be happy. Thank you drjagrati
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BDS
Dentist, Thanjavur
For effective teeth whitening and preventing them from discoloration, munch on foods like apples, carrots, pears or celery after brushing, as they produce tooth-bathing saliva which whitens the teeth.
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Advanced Aesthetics, BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
The main causes of darkened teeth are genetics, antibiotics, and certain foods, plus teeth tend to darken as we age.
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Are there types in ceramic caps used for root canal? And till how much time cap will not break generally?

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
Are there types in ceramic caps used for root canal? And till how much time cap will not break generally?
Yes could b full ceramic or metal fused even better is zirconium if no excessive force at a particular direction is applied may last life long.
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My child is 4 year old and he is suffering from severe toothache. There is a large hole in his all molar and so not able to eat anything. Sir what is the remedy for this.?

Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Ambala
My child is 4 year old and he is suffering from severe toothache. There is a large hole in his all molar and so not a...
The child needs endodontic care. If you can get me a x-ray of the teeth I will be able to tell you better. But in most of the cases root canal can be done and ss crowns given because the tooth beneath is gonna erupt at least 5-6 years later and we need to save the tooth for proper guidance to the permanent tooth. I hope this helps.
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i m suffering teeth problem. i had a filling done but it still pains in upper jaw.

Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Kolhapur
too short information.problem?what kind of problem?when was the filling done?which material was used?which tooth it is?xray?teeth problem or tooth problem?
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BDS
Dentist, Kanchipuram
In addition to brushing & flossing,do "Oil Pulling" daily , an easy & effective way for maintaining good oral health.
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BDS
Dentist, Thanjavur
By using a wire brush, gently clean between brackets (under the wires) to get the plaque off. It is very necessary to keep the mouth free from plaque during the orthodontic treatment.
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I have sensitive teeth and already have crown for three teeth. My front lower both teeth lost their gum low. Doctors told me its called bone loss and shortened them put the cap on both teeth. But still I feel its not strong and it has torture like black out line though I clean them well. How many root canals we can get? Is there any cancer problem through RC? How to avoid stain in crowned teeth and make them strong? How to support other good teeth without RC?

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
I have sensitive teeth and already have crown for three teeth. My front lower both teeth lost their gum low. Doctors ...
You cannot get stains on porcelain fused metal crowns. The black line which is showing is metal base of the crown. Which usually appears over a period of time due to recession in gums. If your front teeth have caps. And sensitive. You have to get the root canal treatment done in the tooth which is more sensitive. Amongst the capped teeth. You can use sensitivity paste like senquel f. Apply for three to five minutes and later brush with same paste. For two weeks hopingly sensitivity would subside. If it does not subside. Kindly get root canal done in tooth which is more sensitive under the cap. Root canal is not cancerous.
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My friend is 21 years old. She had greenish on her gums and there is bad odor from her mouth while speaking. Because of this she is loosing her confidence to talk. Please suggest any home remedies to remove that greenness and to reduce bad odor.

BDS
Dentist, Jaunpur
Please don't tell her but its worst case of dirtyness she need a professional cleaning no home treatment will work first of all she need professional cleaning then you need to keep it that way by home treatment cleaning is very easy, economical, painless, little time taking
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