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Dr. Kirthika

Dentist, Chennai

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I'm dedicated to providing optimal health care in a relaxed environment where I treat every patients as if they were my own family....more
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Dr. Kirthika is a popular Dentist in Kolathur, Chennai. You can visit him/her at V.K. Smile Art Dental and Orthodontic Centre in Kolathur, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Kirthika on Lybrate.com.

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Fluoride Treatments - "Extra Protection for Your Teeth"

BDS
Dentist, Pune
Fluoride Treatments - "Extra Protection for Your Teeth"

Dental caries (tooth decay) is caused by acid-producing bacteria that collect around the teeth and gingivae (gums) in a sticky, clear film called “plaque.” Without good daily oral hygiene and regular dental visits, teeth become more vulnerable to caries. Brushing twice a day and cleaning between teeth with floss or another type of interdental cleaner help remove plaque. Regular dental examinations and cleanings also are important for keeping teeth healthy.

Another key to good oral health is fluoride, a mineral that helps prevent caries and can repair teeth in the very early, microscopic stages of the disease.

Fluoride can be obtained in two forms: topical and systemic.

TOPICAL AND SYSTEMIC FLUORIDES

Topical fluorides are applied directly to the tooth enamel. Some examples include fluoride toothpastes and mouthrinses, as well as fluoride treatments in the dental clinic.

Systemic fluorides are those that are swallowed. Examples include fluoridated water and dietary fluoride supplements. The maximum reduction in dental caries is achieved when fluoride is available both topically and systemically.

Dentists have used in-office fluoride treatments for decades to help protect the oral health of children and adults, especially patients who may be at a higher risk of developing caries. Some factors that may increase a person’s risk of developing caries include the following:

  • poor oral hygiene;
  • active caries;
  • eating disorders;
  • drug or alcohol abuse;
  • lack of regular professional dental care;
  • active orthodontic treatment combined with poor oral hygiene;
  • high levels of caries-causing bacteria in the mouth;
  • exposed root surfaces of teeth;
  • decreased salivary flow, resulting in dry mouth;
  • poor diet; dexisting restorations (fillings); tooth enamel defects;

undergoing head and neck radiation therapy.

PROFESSIONAL FLUORIDE TREATMENT

If you, or a family member, are at a moderate-to high risk of developing caries, a professional fluoride treatment can help. The fluoride preparation used in the "Smile Up Dental Care & Implant Center " dental clinic is a much stronger concentration than that in toothpastes or fluoride mouthrinses that may be available in a store or at a pharmacy.

Professional fluoride treatments generally take just a few minutes. The fluoride may be in the form of a solution, gel, foam or varnish. Typically, it is applied with a cotton swab or brush, or it is used as a rinse or placed in a tray that is held in the mouth for several minutes.

After the treatment, you may be asked not to rinse, eat or drink for at least 30 minutes to allow the teeth to absorb the fluoride and help repair microscopic carious areas.

Depending on your oral health status, fluoride treatments may be recommended every three, six or 12 months. Your dentist also may recommend additional preventive measures if you are at a moderate or high risk of developing caries. These measures may include over-the-counter or prescription therapeutic products such as fluoride mouthrinses, gels or antibacterial mouthrinses.

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I am a 19 year old boy I used to see blood when I spit sometime in morning after doing gargle, is their something serious about that?

Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
I am a 19 year old boy I used to see blood when I spit sometime in morning after doing gargle, is their something ser...
Bleeding gums is an early sign of gum disease, visit a dentist and get scaling done the bleeding should reduce with in 7-10 days also use a mouthwash before bed.
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Hello sir, I have pain in my right side teeth & there is some swelling so tell me what can I do?

BDS (GOLD MEDALIST)
Dentist, Jamshedpur
Hello sir, I have pain in my right side teeth & there is some swelling so tell me what can I do?
Hi, pain may be due to some conditions like cavities, tooth abcess, gum disease, and fracture of tooth. So its important to find out the cause of pain. For temporary relief from pain you can take ketorol dt 2 tabs dissolved in half cup of water. Go for proper investigation. You can consult me.
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Sir meri teeth bahut sadh rahi mai kya karu please mujhe bataye mai aapka aabhri rahunga.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Sir meri teeth bahut sadh  rahi mai kya karu please mujhe bataye mai aapka aabhri rahunga.
Hello,take Hecla lave 30 Ch , 3 drops once daily. Plantago major Q, 10 drops with water twice daily. Revert me after 7 days.
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Sir, I've been eating tobacco from last 7 to 8 years, But from last 18 months I leave that habit of chewing tobacco. But I can't able to open my mouth properly. So, give me some idea what can I do. Please suggest. Thanking you Regards Wasim Akram.

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Your condition is called oral submucous fibrosis. Bad thing about it is it is called precancerous lesion. Good part about it is it is curable if and only if you discontinue with your habits. Discontinue consuming tobacco, supari in any form (chewable or smoking). Also avoid red chillies and tomato seeds. You need to see a dentist. He may advice for injections. It will help you open your mouth slightly more and reduce any burning sensation associated with oral submucous fibrosis. Also balloon blowing and opening mouth with gradually increasing ice cream sticks will help (say 5 to begin with and gradually increase to 8 or 9). If your local dentist can't help you with treatment (because many dentist don't do this treatment) I suggest you go to dental college or oral surgeon. Ask if you still have doubts.
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Blood comes from my teeth whenever I brush my teeth, eat or sometimes blood comes on its own, please help me.

BDS
Dentist, Jalgaon
Blood comes from my teeth whenever I brush my teeth, eat or sometimes blood comes on its own, please help me.
Blood can come from gingiva and not from teeth. You need to undergo checkup it can most probably due to gum infection. Go for a full mouth cleaning from dentist. Practise good oral hygeine. Brush regularly. Use a good quality toothbrush. Change your brush every3-4 months. Gargle with warm water after every meal. And do visit your dentist every six months.
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I am 28 male. I have uneven teeth. And it does not look good. What treatments would I need?

BDS
Dentist, Ahmedabad
I am 28 male. I have uneven teeth. And it does not look good. What treatments would I need?
Most of the time orthodontic treatment is the best option, but I need to see your photographs and xrays to comment further.
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Having headache for more than a week. Previously it was just toothache, now turned into severe headache. What should I do doctor?

MDS
Dentist, Kolkata
Having headache for more than a week. Previously it was just toothache, now turned into severe headache. What should ...
Consult general medicine doctor,,toothache at times causes pain in head also,,so get dental checkup done also.
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I am 18 years old my problem is teeth is very yellow so please advise to make teeth white. Please advise.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I am 18 years old my problem is teeth is very yellow so please advise to make teeth white. Please advise.
Cause of discoloration ? Smoking, coffee, tea, drugs, aging, staining food (wine, blueberry, etc) genetics. 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) procedures and / or artificial enamel filling. Advance procedures can be done with laser. Use Snowdent tooth paste for whitening until then. Apply SNOWDENT paste on the teeth. Wait for 10 to 15 min .Then brush your teeth with the same paste. Applying it overnight for better results. DENTAL TIPS: - Visit a dentist every six months for cleaning and a thorough dental check-up. Limit sugary food to avoid tooth decay. 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. Tooth brush to be changed every 2 months.
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Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Chennai
You Don't have to brush all your Teeth. Just the ones you want to Keep!
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Hi doctor From yesterday there is blood when I spit. This happens only in the morning. Am healthy person No other problem in my Heath.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
Hi doctor
From yesterday there is blood when I spit. This happens only in the morning. Am healthy person
No other pro...
The blood can be from nose or from gums.. or because of tear in the larynx or oesophagus.. to find out the exact cause I need more questions to ask you... So better consult in private. Once I am sure of the cause I will prescribe a good homoeopathic medicine to overcome this trouble as soon as possible..
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I am suffering from mouth ulcer from 1 month. What to do? Please help it's very painful.

BDS
Dentist, Kolar
I am suffering from mouth ulcer from 1 month. What to do? Please help it's very painful.
Ulcers generally take 1-2weeks to heal completely. recurrent ulcers can be due to local mouth conditions such as rough teeth surface or rough mouth appliances or dentures n cheek bites. It can also b due to General nutrtional deficiency, digestion prob, work pressure n stressful lifestyle etc. Certain bacterial n viral infections also cause ulcers. Treatment: start on multivitamin tabs which includes vit c n iron supplements if ur hb% levels r low. Apply dologel oral ointment on ulcers thrice daily. Avoid spicy n oily food, alcohol, tea n coffee. Drink plenty of water n hv fibrous n citrous foods. Visit dentist to rule out oral factors responsible for ulcers.
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Is there any method to prevent further recession of lower teeth in order to prevent their shaking to strengthen gums. Please tell me.

BDS
Dentist, Amritsar
Is there any method to prevent further recession of lower teeth in order to prevent their shaking to strengthen gums....
Hello, good morning, gum recession occurs due to lack of oral hygiene and accumulation of plaque which contains bacteria which causes redness, swelling of gums and bleeding gums. Visit your dentist every 6 months for a complete oral check up and prophylaxis that will maintain your teeth and gums in perfect position.
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My whole teeth in te front bottom gets pain at te same time . What should be problem hw to solve it

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Mumbai
Could be sensitive. Maybe they require cleaning also. Or if at all they may require root canals; only an xray would reveal the truth.
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Hey, I am facing the problem of ulcers from many days. I had put glycerine as well but nothing happened.

oral implantology, BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
you need to visit a dentist for thorough check up. If there is any sharp edges of teeth, you should get them corrected. eat more of fibrous food and drink plenty of water. keep your stomach fit. avoid spicy food. reduce stress level . start taking multivitamins
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Dental Health

BDS
Dentist, Cuttack
Dental Health

Dental disease pain is the last indicator. Get regular dental check up done.

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I had an tooth ache and had treatment for that nd treatment is root canal and a cap is fitted but it doesn't fitting to my tooth wts the problem for that.

BDS
Dentist, Raipur
I had an tooth ache and had treatment for that nd treatment is root canal and a cap is fitted but it doesn't fitting ...
May be the cap is not made exactly of your tooth size. Kindly visit your dentist and get it replaced or corrected.
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A new teeth is growing at the lower left end of the mouth. I am 27 years. At this age a new teeth can grow? What is the reason? It is v. Paining. Recommend some pain killers. How many days needed to grow the teeth fully?

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
A new teeth is growing at the lower left end of the mouth. I am 27 years. At this age a new teeth can grow? What is t...
It must b the third molar , pain killers may not help u consult a maxillofacial surgeon if not in correct direction it may have to be removed , warm salt water rinse may help
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