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Dr. Ketan Parekh

Dentist, Chennai

Dr. Ketan Parekh Dentist, Chennai
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I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning....more
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Dr. Ketan Parekh is an experienced Dentist in Royapettah, Chennai. You can visit him at Identity Dental Clinic in Royapettah, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Ketan Parekh on Lybrate.com.

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6 Effective Basics That Beat BAD Breath

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
6 Effective Basics That Beat BAD Breath
Basics That Beat Bad Breath

Bad breath is embarrassing. It inconveniences you and everyone around you. It affects your life in more ways than you might be aware of. It is crucial that you give due care to your oral health well in time to save difficult procedures and unbearable decay in time. Here are a few ways how you can do that:

1. Brushing Twice: This is the first and the most important. The reasons of odour in the mouth are mainly gum disease, tooth decay, and cavities. You should brush your teeth twice, once right after you wake up and just before you go to bed.

2. Tongue Cleaning and Flossing: It’s not just brushing, you need to clean your tongue too. This is the area where harmful bacteria are present. To avoid odour and mouth diseases, ensure that you have a tongue cleaner and that you clean your tongue every time you brush your teeth. Also remove the in-betweens of the teeth with a flossing thread. It ensures complete deposit free oral hygiene.

3. No to Mints: Avoid using mints and gums to disguise the odour in your breath. They are temporary disguises and do more harm than good. They have sugar which stays back in your mouth and spoils your oral health, drastically. If you have to choose ones which are free of sugar.

4. Drink Ample Water: If your mouth is dry, it is a bad sign. Saliva has the important enzymes which help kill bacteria. If your mouth is dry, bacteria are increasing. So, drink water. Ensure you drink at least eight glasses of water in a day.

5. Rinse After Every Meal: Always wash the insides of your mouth well, after eating anything, esp. chocolates and other sugary foods. A good swirl with water inside your mouth will get rid of the food lodged in corners.

6. Pick The Right Fruits: Certain fruits and vegetables are very good for oral health. Juicy and crunchy Vitamin C rich fruits like bell peppers, broccoli, berries and apple have a cleansing effect on your teeth.

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My wife (50 yrs) requires implantation of certain teeth. Doctor suggests various methods of implantation and quoting alarming charges. Pl guide me the best and cost effective one. Also tell me any dental insurance scheme available? I am from Madurai (TN) and a retired person.

Master of Clinical Dentistry, Bachelor of Dental Surgery
Dentist, Mumbai
My wife (50 yrs)  requires implantation of certain teeth. Doctor suggests various methods of implantation and quoting...
Implants are costly but the best replacement for missing teeth as they closely mimic natural teeth. If not, other alternatives include fixed crowns and bridges, but they may not be possible to place in every patient. Consult your dentist for the same.
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She is having tooth ache for so many days. But that tooth did not decay. What wil be her problem then?

DGOI, Aesthetic , M.Sc - Master of Oral Implantology (MOI), MDS - Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopaedics, BDS
Dentist, Bangalore
She is having tooth ache for so many days. But that tooth did not decay. What wil be her problem then?
Hi lybrate-user tooth ache can arise due to several issues. Not necessarily there needs to be a decay. Sometimes the tooth clinically looks fine but there cud be a leakage from the sides of the tooth which is not visible and might need x-rays to find out or at times the nerve of the tooth might have decomposed causing an infection and cud nag you with pain. Visit your dentist for the problem cheers and god bless
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Hi, I am 34 years old male and having gaps in 4 upper front teeth. I visited one dentist in Agra, he is periodontics by professions and he advised me for braces and veneers cost 40-50k, that is too high but they not suggested composite bonding or any cost effective method. Please help me what is should do.

BDS, Certification In Oral Implantology
Dentist, Ghaziabad
Hello, Your dentist has advised you correct options. Composite bonding is not as durable as laminates/veneers. Always go ahead with a long term solutions. Thank you
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Happy Oral Hygiene Day.

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Happy Oral Hygiene Day.
Happy oral hygiene day. Good oral hygiene is must for healthy teeth, healthy gums, healthy smile and healthy you.
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What will be average cost of getting braces or correct the Buck Teeth and Bone Loss? How to correct Spaces or Gaps Between Teeth? What will be the cost of all the treatment?

BDS
Dentist, Kolkata
What will be average cost of getting braces or correct the Buck Teeth and Bone Loss? How to correct Spaces or Gaps Be...
Dear lybrate-user, very controvarsial question you asked for. It may vary from one doc to other. If possible kindly check it in your nearest govt dental college for cheapest rate than private clinics.
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I want to clean my teeth n recover hair fall I have this problem from last two years.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
I want to clean my teeth n recover hair fall I have this problem from last two years.
Take following oil 1.vata-jatadi tail apply it on hair alternate days take following remedies 1 asthi poshak vati 1 tab before lunch and dinner 2.amala juice 4 tsp + 2tsp sugar + 2tsp honey in the morning empty stomach 3. Laghu malini vasant ras vati 2 tab after lunch and dinner for application 1.neeli bhrungadi tail apply it on hair alternate days.
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I am 20 years old I have problem with my teeth, I have pain with my molar teeth, what can I do?

BDS
Dentist, Lucknow
I am 20 years old I have problem with my teeth, I have pain with my molar teeth, what can I do?
Depends upon condition of tooth. Get iopa done and if it reveals that your tooth can be saved go for root canal treatment.
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I am having problem of bleeding in teeth? I am suffering from pain also this is from many years.

BDS
Dentist, Kolar
I am having problem of bleeding in teeth? I am suffering from pain also this is from many years.
Get scalling done by dentist n maintain oral hygiene. Use mouth wash regularly. Adopt proper brushing techniques n massage your gums with fingertips after brushing.
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I am 24 years old female. I feel bit inferiority while laughing as my upper incisors are long, is there any treatment or method to decrease the length. Please give your precious suggestion.

Post Graduate Cert in Microdentistry, Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
I am 24 years old female. I feel bit inferiority while laughing as my upper incisors are long, is there any treatment...
Sometimes the centeral incisors (frontteeth) look long due to the side teeth being short or under developed. A dentist can help you determine what the main cause is and help you take a call how to male your smile beautiful. The best option might be tyo do veneers for your teeth to make them look pretty.
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Shocking truth about Gingivitis

BDS
Dentist, Navi Mumbai
Shocking truth about Gingivitis
Gingivitis is a mild form of gum disease which occurs because of the inflammation of the gums. It can easily be reversed with daily brushing and flossing and getting dental cleaning done regularly.
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Hello doctor. actually yesterday I noticed that my gum turning black colour. Plzz suggest me how to get rid of rhis problem and how can care my gums and also my lips?

BDS, MDS Prosthodontics
Dentist, Chennai
Hello doctor. actually yesterday I noticed that my gum turning black colour. Plzz suggest me how to get rid of rhis p...
I am pretty sure that your gums have not turned black over night. Black pigmentation of gums is because of a natural pigmentation called melanin.In addition Smoking can cause an increase in pigmentation and black appearance of gums. If you are a smoker then discontinuing this habit can result in reduction in pigmentation. However if you want to completely get rid of all the black pigmentation then there is a clinical procedure called gingival stripping. For this you would have to consult a periodontist who has experience in doing lazer gingival stripping.
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Tips to whiten the Teeth

MDS - Periodontics, Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Chandigarh
Tips to whiten the Teeth

Brushing baking soda on your teeth twice a month can remove the stains of coffee or red wine and give you your pearly white teeth back.

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Dental Health Tip

BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
Dental Health Tip

Saving a fallen tooth can be useful. Try to keep it in place while you seek immediate medical attention. If that is not the case, try wrapping the tooth in a piece of plastic or soaking it in to milk and call for immediate dental service.

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Wisdom Teeth - When To Get Them Removed

BDS
Dentist, Faridabad
Wisdom Teeth - When To Get Them Removed

The last molar teeth in the mouth are called as wisdom teeth. While in some people they erupt completely into the mouth and function with no problem whatsoever, in others, they remain embedded in the bone, erupt incompletely, erupt at an angle, or are covered by bone or a flap of tissue. They are absent in many.

Of late, dentists recommend removal of wisdom teeth, more a preventative than remedial measure. Some of the reasons for wisdom tooth removal are listed below-

  1. Impaction: Often, wisdom teeth do not have enough space to erupt in their normal position. This can only be evaluated properly on an x-ray. If the x-ray shows that the tooth is unlikely to erupt because of being blocked by a root or bone, this needs to be removed.

  2. Pericoronitis: The tooth partially erupts into the mouth but is covered by a flap of gum. This attracts food and bacteria to accumulate, leading to decay and infection, a condition called as pericoronitis. Very common in the lower wisdom teeth, it leads to severe tooth pain, painful swallowing and swelling of the lymph nodes. This is the most common cause for wisdom teeth to be removed. An x-ray will reveal the tooth to be infected and sometimes periapical abscess may also be present.

  3. Cysts: Impacted teeth can develop fluid-filled cysts which can cause severe and even permanent damage to the jaw bone, adjacent teeth and nerves. Dentigerous cysts are the most common type.

  4. Alignment: Misaligned wisdom teeth exert a constant mild pressure on the adjacent teeth which can hamper the alignment and reverse the effects produced by braces. The bite may be altered also, thereby necessitating removal.

  5. Adjacent Tooth Damage: If the malposed wisdom tooth is causing pocket formation or decay in the adjacent teeth, it is time to get them removed.

  6. Recurrent Sinus Infections: With their proximity to sinuses, there could be constant pain and pressure and infection of the sinuses. This is another indication for their removal.

However, not all wisdom teeth need to be removed. If they have erupted fully, are healthy, produce a good bite, and can be cleaned easily, they do not require removal.

During the teenage years and through 20s, check with your dentist on the health of the wisdom teeth. X-rays can be taken to monitor them and for early identification of problems. If they need to be removed, it is easier to take them out when you're young. The bone surrounding the impacted tooth is less dense, and therefore easier. The ability of the body in general and the jaw bones in particular to heal is also better at a younger age.

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My teeth become very yellowish especially back side of front teeth despite I brush them regularly. What I should do.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
My teeth become very yellowish especially back side of front teeth despite I brush them regularly. What I should do.
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 (bleaching or laser) procedures and / or artificial enamel filling. Advance procedure can be done with laser too. 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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My mouth is stinking and I have a bad breath problem. Please suggest a good toothpaste or any other liquid to remove bad smell from my mouth. I have a habit of smoking and eating tobacco.

MDS
Dentist, Kolkata
My mouth is stinking and I have a bad breath problem. Please suggest a good toothpaste or any other liquid to remove ...
Start brushing after each meal,use Xtar toothpaste ,,listerine mouthwash once daily at night after brush,,and if still the smell persists get scaling done from a dentist.
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Night Grinding of teeth leads to gradual loss of tooth mass

BDS
Dentist, Cuttack
Night Grinding of teeth leads to gradual loss of tooth mass.
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Certified Implantologist
Dentist, Kolkata
Nuts: Nuts are rich in calcium, magnesium and phosphate, which are important nutrients for dental health. Nuts good for teeth are cashews (stimulates saliva) , peanuts (calcium that helps both teeth and gums and vitamin D), almonds ( high calcium) and walnuts (fiber, iron, folic acid, thiamine, magnesium, niacin, potassium, zinc, vitamin E, vitamin B6,).
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How is teeth implant better than denture? Whether it is advisable to get teeth implant done for all missing teeth together or in bunches of few teeth 2-3 times? How long does the implanted teeth last? What are the precautions to be taken before and after teeth implant?

BDS, CDE Endo-Prostho, CDE - Cast Partial & Complete Dentures
Dentist, Pune
How is teeth implant better than denture? Whether it is advisable to get teeth implant done for all missing teeth tog...
Hello, implant is a fixed prosthesis while denture is a removable prosthesis. If the bone is in good condition teeth implant is a better choice. Consult to dentist for proper treatment.
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