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Dr. K.A.Shankar

Dentist, Chennai

Dr. K.A.Shankar Dentist, Chennai
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Dr. K.A.Shankar is a renowned Dentist in Mandaveli, Chennai. You can visit him/her at SUDC in Mandaveli, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. K.A.Shankar on Lybrate.com.

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I'm going through chronic bad breath situation. Please help me with your informative reply to get rid of this. Thank you.

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I'm going through chronic bad breath situation. Please help me with your informative reply to get rid of this. Thank ...
Get scalling n polishing done brush n floss twice daily adopt proper brushing technique n use mouth wash regularly. Keep your tongue clean get your cavities filled avoid sticky food. Bad breath is also common if you hv other conditions such as gastritis, diabetes etc. Getting them corrected'll reduce bad breath.
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My teeth are bleeding whenever I brush, sometimes it is coming occasionally also, problem is from past 4/5 year, I have checked all toothpaste available in market (colgate, pepsodent, close up.) but no result. I can see blood when ever I eat fruits like apple, guava etc on it, or whenever I wash my teeth. Please guide me what to do, if possible please suggest some expert doctors in delhi.

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My teeth are bleeding whenever I brush, sometimes it is coming occasionally also, problem is from past 4/5 year, I ha...
Dear bleeding from gums can have numerous causes but the most common cause of the problem is poor/inadequate oral hygiene maintenance. Over a period of time the gum tissues surrounding the tooth get infected and swollen and start bleeding even by the slightest provocation. As is evident from your question you have been concerned about your problem for quite some time now and have on your part tried to cure it by changing tooth pastes. Actually the problem is more related to our faulty and inadequate brushing technique. What you need to do now is to visit a dentist & get a professional dental cleaning done. Once that is done get into the habit of brushing at least twice daily, regular rinsing of mouth and flossing. Pleas take instructions from your dentist for the proper technique to brush and floss. That should keep your gum healthy and you happy. Regards.

Sir how is root cancer caused what are its symptoms?

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There is nothing like root cancer. Bone cancer or mouth cancer is the correct term.There is no single specific cause for this.But the chances of causing cancer increases while using tobacco, cigarette,alcohol or long time infection.
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Healthy Gums

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Healthy Gums

You can exercise for healthier gums as well. Gently bite down so as to make sure that your teeth make a clinking sound when they meet. Repeat this 30 to 40 times continuously. This exercise will stimulate the flow of blood and will keep your gums healthy.
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I am suffering from pain full mouth ulcer from last few years. Kindly suggest me.

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I am suffering from pain full mouth ulcer from last few years. Kindly suggest me.
The exact cause of most mouth ulcers is unknown. Stress or tissue injury is thought to be the cause of simple mouth ulcers. Certain foods, including citrus or acidic fruits and vegetables (such as lemons, oranges, pineapples, apples, figs, tomatoes and strawberries), can trigger a mouth ulcer or make the problem worse. Sometimes a sharp tooth surface or dental appliance, such as braces or ill-fitting dentures, might also trigger mouth ulcers. The exact cause of most mouth ulcers is unknown. Stress or tissue injury is thought to be the cause of simple mouth ulcers. Certain foods, including citrus or acidic fruits and vegetables (such as lemons, oranges, pineapples, apples, figs, tomatoes and strawberries), can trigger a mouth ulcer or make the problem worse. Sometimes a sharp tooth surface or dental appliance, such as braces or ill-fitting dentures, might also trigger mouth ulcers. Some cases of complex mouth ulcers are caused by an underlying health condition, such as an impaired immune system; nutritional problems, such as vitamin b12, zinc, folic acid, or iron deficiency and gastrointestinal tract disease, such as coeliac disease and crohn's disease. Avoiding foods that irritate your mouth, including acidic or spicy foods avoiding irritation from gum chewing brushing with a soft-bristled brush after meals and flossing daily, which will keep your mouth free of foods that might trigger a sore. Avoid smoking, tobacco chewing. Seek medical advice about mouth ulcers if you have: unusually large sores sores that are spreading sores that last three weeks or longer intolerable pain despite avoiding trigger foods and taking over-the-counter pain medication difficulty drinking enough fluids a high fever with the appearance of the mouth ulcer. Take becosules for 10days daily once (one cap) apply dologel on the affected area. Gargle with betadine mouth gargle.
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Tips to Maintain Healthy Teeth

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If chewing food and retaining a sparkling smile is not enough for you, avoiding toothaches and a visit to the dentist could be reason enough to maintain healthy teeth. Ignoring your tooth health can lead to many problems. Answer yourself the following question. Would you like your teeth inside your mouth or in a glass tumbler beside your bed at nighttime?

If you opted for the former, then going through the following tips and advices will go a long way in helping you sustain healthy teeth. They are:

1) Brush and floss twice a day
Brushing and flossing twice a day, on a regular basis will help you maintain healthy teeth and gums in the long run. The ideal time to brush your teeth is 20 minutes after a meal. Opting for a toothbrush with a small head and soft bristles gives you better access to even the deeper portions of your mouth, thus providing comprehensive cleansing to your teeth. Moreover, softer bristles are generous on your gums as well.

2) Nutrition
Whatever you eat, either protects you or makes you more susceptible to diseases and disorders. This stands true for your oral health as well. As such, choosing the right foods early in your life is of vital importance. Foods such as cold drinks, cakes, candies and other such sugary substances facilitate the growth of germ and bacteria in your mouth, resulting in plaque and cavities. Choosing foods that are low in starch and sugar will reduce the development of germs and help eradicate cavities or plaque in the long run.

3) Smoking
Even the pack of smoke that you buy endorses smoking is injurious to your general health. Smoking causes reduced flow of blood to the mouth, which resultantly leads to increased chances of periodontal disease and mouth cancer. Smoking, moreover causes a decline in the ability of the bones and tissues to revascularize (self-heal). All else apart, just stop smoking.

4) Chewing gums
Chewing gums are highly beneficial especially after a meal. They not only increase the flow of saliva in your mouth, but also improves the flow of blood to your brain, thus enhancing your alertness by close to 10%. In addition, chewing gums help neutralize the acid in your mouth, thus helping you cleanse your mouth.
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I have a question? My teeth are yellow I want my teeth brighter white but how?

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Consult your dentist first & I recommend you to go for scaling & polishing followed by Bleaching Regards

At the root of many of teeth, the skin is removed and slowly the the root is getting exposed. I brush everyday. Although I try very hard to keep it clean, bad odor comes. What should I do ?

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Go to the nearest dentist available and consult him he will examine your teeth and find out the cause and treat your problem as need be ,be careful and don't neglect your oral health.

My baby is 20 months , she has layer deposit on teeth, what should I do, can I go for brushing.

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My baby is 20 months , she has layer deposit on teeth, what should I do, can I go for brushing.
Definately. You should start brushing your baby's teeth. Do it without toothpaste until she learns to spitt. There are lot many types of soft bristle tooth brushes available in the market. Also make this habit of cleaning the tongue also.
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Dear Dr. pls help me. I had my teeth decay of my upper jaw so after the root canal those teeth are covered by caps long back. But since 2 days my gums are swollen between 2 teeth .I can't swallow also because its painful. What shall I do ?

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Dear Dr. pls help me. I had my teeth decay of my upper jaw so after the root canal those teeth are covered by caps lo...
There might be food getting lodged between teeth. Kindly get yourself checked by dentist and as per the problem. The medications/treatment will be decided.
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Reason for gum bleeding ?

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1.Deposits on teeth which weaken ur gums and they eventually bleeds 2. Any medication for blood thining 3. Diabetes 4. Any traumatic tooth

Hello doctor. My teeth become yellow from front nd become black from inside. I do brush regularly from childhood. Nd never eat tobacco. Bt drink teaevery day. Plzz give me suggestion. How can I got white teeth. N plzz sugest a good toothpaste also. Thnx.

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Hello doctor.
My teeth become yellow from front nd become black from inside.
I do brush regularly from childhood. Nd ...
Get scaling done. Brush your teeth twice a day. Use mouthwash twice a day. Reduce intake of tea n coffee.
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I am having cavities in my tooth. A whole in my tooth Its getting deeper Pls suggest what to do?

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I am having cavities in my tooth.
A whole in my tooth
Its getting deeper Pls suggest what to do?
Visit your dentist soon before that infection cause toothache, because once toothache will start it indicated infection at your tooth pulp and than it will require rct which will be costlier and time consuming treatment.

One of my teeth damaged. I want to put cap for that. Please suggest. Diabetic and 50 years old. Also I have plague problem. Cleaning also needed.

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One of my teeth damaged. I want to put cap for that. Please suggest.
Diabetic and 50 years old.
Also I have plague pr...
Capping is just making a strong protection cover to your weak and damaged tooth, and if the tooth is sound and strong enough to bear a cap over it, then this is best for the tooth.
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Hello sir, I am from bhagalpur bihar. I have faced a problem with my mouth. I have bad smell in my mouth. I can't remove it ever. All market's paste is used by me. But no one is sucessfull. May you some advice for me?

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You have to use the tongue cleaner after the food and also use the chlorex mouthwash may you get good result.

I have itching in my tongue from some months I have tried types of medicines from doctors but it doesn't help me. so, please advice me what to do.?

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I have itching in my tongue from some months I have tried types of medicines from doctors but it doesn't help me. so,...
Please get a check up for blood sugar level and complete blood count. The condition could be due to diabetes melitus or vitamin b12 deficiency.
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Good morning sir, I m vishal and am 24 years old actually sir my gums has bleeding so which medicine should I take?

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Good morning sir, I m vishal and am 24 years old actually sir my gums has bleeding so which medicine should I take?
You should have your scaling done because in my openion you have plaque and calculus in your mouth and do mouthwash after scaling.
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Hello doctor, some black tiny sports arises my tongue I want to remove them pls give home remedies.

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Hello doctor, some black tiny sports arises my tongue I want to remove them pls give home remedies.
Hi lybrate-user, the black spots in you tongue are due to excess pigmentation and it should not bother you in any way. But if you are aesthetically displeased with those there are minor surgical procedures to remove them, but no home remedies would help it.
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Sir my mother whose age is 47 feels pain in her back and also pain in her teeth so please tell the solution for these problems.

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Sir my mother whose age is 47 feels pain in her back and also pain in her teeth so please tell the solution for these...
Please take your mother to orthopaedic doctor. For back pain and visit dental surgeon for pain in teeth she can take tab combiflam for pain.

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What are the proper steps to use mouth wash
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