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Dr. Kirthika

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The Importance Of Keeping Baby Teeth Healthy!

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
The Importance Of Keeping Baby Teeth Healthy!

The appearance of the milk teeth is one of the most awaited landmarks in a child's life. The first teeth to erupt are usually the lower front teeth during 6 to 8 months of life, and the last milk tooth to fall off is at 12 to 14 years of age. The playful nature of teeth, difficulty to make them maintain good oral hygiene, and the food habits put the children at increased risk of dental disease. Very often, because they are in place for a shorter duration, parents tend to ignore decay in the milk teeth. But whether it is decay or gum disease or broken teeth, it is important to immediately treat them. 

Listed below are some functions that milk teeth play- 

  1. Eating - They may be exerting slightly lesser force than the bigger permanent teeth, but they still play a significant role in chewing and digestion. Children with weak, missing, or decayed molars have poor nutrition and food habits due to their inability to chew food well. 
  2. Esthetics - A child with a good set of teeth and an open smile is loved by all. This adds not just to the beauty of the child but also to his self-worth and self-esteem. These children feel more confident and are more social. 
  3. Speech development - A good set of teeth are essential for the child's speech development. Improper spacing between teeth or lost tooth not replaced can lead to speech issues. 
  4. Space Maintenance - In addition to the above functions, the milk teeth also help to preserve and "maintain" the space that is required for the permanent teeth. As the permanent tooth nears eruption,the roots of the the milk tooth, gets resorbed,the tooth becomes mobile, and finally falls off. 

In cases where the primary tooth was lost and not replaced, the space may be reduced due to movement of the adjacent and opposing tooth into this space. Given the above reasons, it is very important to take good care of the primary or milk or deciduous teeth. Some simple things to do would be: 

  1. In the very early stages, before regular dental care can begin, the teeth can be wiped off with a gauze wrapped on the finger. 
  2. By the first year of life, brushing should be introduced along with rinsing after each meal. 
  3. A biannual visit to the dentist for oral prophylaxis with regular cleaning should be started by first year of life. 
  4. If the dentist identifies the child to be prone to decay, fluoride application and/or pit and fissure sealants should be used. These are sufficient reasons to take care of the primary teeth, which play a very important role.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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I am 26 Years Male and my Wisdom Tooth is coming out for left upper and lower as well. I already showed to doctor here in usa, But they are not giving any pill to solve problem. It is paining too much and I am not able to eat anything from last 5 days I am already take ibuprofen for pain and here doctor suggests me for take a surgery and tooth take out not for only the infected one but all four last tooths. I don't think so its good. So PLeaseeeeeeeeeeeee can anyone help me out what can I do. Here no one can give me medicines without US Doctor Prescription.

BDS, MDS
Dentist, Gorakhpur
I am 26 Years Male and my Wisdom Tooth is coming out for left upper and lower as well. I already showed to doctor her...
In US, they follow standard procedures in all types of dental treatments. The tooth must be extracted to prevent future problems related to wisdom tooth. You can avoid it for few days to months by following some home remedies and OTC pain killers. You can take acetaminophen, ibuprofen or toradol when needed. Buy Anbesol topical gel to apply at the painful area in the mouth 4-5 times a day initially and reduce according to further need. Do warm saline rinse multiple times for first 24 hours and you can reduce the frequency when get some relief. Repeat the same when problem recurs. If nothing works, get the tooth extracted as a Permanent cure.
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I am 28 years male. I have pyria initial stage with gums problems. Can you advise me for problem.

BDS
Dentist, Delhi
Your problem can be sorted out by doing proper cleaning of teeth and gums and follow up, at your age this is a curable condition.
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My name is Divya and I am 19. I have fluorosis in my teeth and I want to know is it permanently curable. Please reply me as soon as possible.

BDS, CDE Endo-Prostho, CDE - Cast Partial & Complete Dentures
Dentist, Pune
My name is Divya and I am 19. I have fluorosis in my teeth and I want to know is it permanently curable. Please reply...
Hello, visit a dentist and get a good scaling and polishing done. Fluorosis can be treated by bleaching or going for veneers. Ask your dentist for it.
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Hi Dr. After proper brushing. I feel like foul odor through my mouth. I don't have any bad habits like chewing tobacco etc. Can you please help me out to get rid of this.

Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, East Godavari
Hi Dr. After proper brushing. I feel like foul odor through my mouth. I don't have any bad habits like chewing tobacc...
In general scaling will be treatment of choice. In some cases systemic factors or habits play a role in foul odour like tobacco in any form, Diabetes, Liver,kidney, Gastro, lungs diseases etc. Treatment depends on the cause of the symptoms.
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My mouth saliva convert in to just like water and test is bitter sweat etc or very bad. And bad breath come out from abdomen or stool is not normal and foul smell. What should I do? I consulted many doctors. But no change.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
Smoking or chewing tobacco-based products also can cause bad breath, You may need deep cleaning & fill tooth cavities with artificial enamel filling. Rinse your mouth thoroughly with a mouth wash until then. Advance procedures can be done with laser too. You may consult me in person
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BDS, Certification In Oral Implantology
Dentist, Ghaziabad
Dairy products, soft breads, softer grains, sea food and soft meat, soft cooked vegetables and many more are braces friendly foods i.e. which can be eaten without any difficulty even when one is undertaking the orthodontic treatment.
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Mera teeth bahut kharab hai. Mere danth main payoria ho gya. Main metronidazoleDG Gel use karta but mujhe koi faida nahi mila. Kya karoon. Please help.

BDS, D.pharm
Dentist, Chennai
Mera teeth bahut kharab hai. Mere danth main payoria ho gya. Main metronidazoleDG Gel use karta but mujhe koi faida n...
1. Proper Brushing One of the easiest steps to do to help your teeth keep clean. When brushing your teeth, position the bristles at an angle of 45 degrees near the gum line. Both the gum line and the tooth surface should be in contact with the bristles. Brush the outer surfaces of the teeth using a back-and-forth, up-and-down motion, making sure to be done gently in order to avoid bleeding. To clean the inside surfaces of the teeth and gums, place the bristles at a 45-degree angle again and repeat the back-and-forth, up-and-down motion. Lastly, brush the surfaces of your tongue and the roof of your mouth to remove bacteria, which might cause bad breath. Try to brush at least twice a day to prevent acid buildup from the breakdown of food by bacteria. However, if your work or activities prevent you from doing this, thoroughly rinse your mouth with water after eating to minimize the amount of food that would serve as substrate for the bacteria. 2. Flossing! We know, it’s a chore and alot of times forgetful after brushing if rushing out the door or heading to bed. However, flossing can help you remove food particles and other detrimental substances that brushing regularly cannot. Flossing allows you to reach deep between your teeth where the toothbrush bristles cannot reach or even mouthwash cannot wash away. We recommend flossing at least once a day. 3. Avoid Tobacco This will be a big favor to your teeth. One, it will save you from oral cancer and periodontal complications. Two, it will save you from the countless ill effects caused by the agents used to mask the smell of tobacco. For example, if you smoke a cigarette, you may use candies, tea or coffee to mask the smoky breath and odor. This doubles the amount of damage caused. 4. Limit Sodas, Coffee and Alcohol Although these beverages contain a high level of phosphorous, which is a necessary mineral for a healthy mouth, too much phosphorous can deplete the body’s level of calcium. This causes dental hygiene problems such as tooth decay and gum disease. Beverages containing additives such as corn syrup and food dye can make pearly white teeth appear dull and discolored. Therefore, it is best to choose beverages like milk, which helps strengthen teeth and build stronger enamel, giving you a healthy, beautiful smile and water which hydrates your body longer than sugary drinks. 5. Consume Calcium and other Vitamins that are good for the body You need plenty of calcium for your teeth. It is essential for the teeth as well as your bones. It is better to drink milk, fortified orange juice and to eat yogurt, broccoli, cheese, and other dairy products. You can also take a calcium supplement, taking different doses according to your age and necessity as per prescription. Calcium and Vitamin D are necessary for maintaining the health of gums and teeth. Vitamin B complex is also essential for the protection of gums and teeth from cracking and bleeding. Copper, zinc, iodine, iron and potassium are also required for maintaining healthy dental hygiene. 6. Visit Your Dentist You should visit your dentist at least twice a year to have a full hygiene treatment performed. Also at these appointments, a comprehensive exam is taken with x-rays to help detect and prevent future dental treatments from occurring. 7. Use Mouthwash along side brushing and flossing Mouthwash is not particularly necessary and not all mouthwashes are useful. Mouthwashes containing Listerine our chlorine dioxide are very helpful because they help to kill and maintain the bacteria in your mouth. It can help maintain good breath as well as help maintain strong teeth. Mouthwash cannot do all the work but if your are already brushing, flossing, visiting the dentist and eating well, mouthwash is the cherry on top that will make your dental health great. 8. Having a toothache or noticing other dental symptoms If you are having tooth and jaw pain make an appointment as soon as possible. Your dentist needs to diagnose the underlying cause and correct it before it turns into a greater problem. 9. Look at the Big Picture Everyone understands that you should take care of your teeth to avoid toothaches, maintain your looks and keep dental bills at bay. Many people, however, don’t understand how crucial oral health is to our total health picture. Tooth problems can lead to diabetes, heart disease, systemic infections, an inability to eat or speak properly and other maladies – some life-threatening. Crooked or crowded teeth can contribute to gum disease that can eventually lead to tooth loss. Straight teeth are no longer just for looks. 10. Clean your tongue Clean the surface of your tongue daily. By using a professional tongue cleaner you remove countless bacteria that otherwise live, particularly on the rougher top surface of your tongue. These can contribute to bad breath (halitosis) and negatively affect your dental health.
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My 3 question 1.Change hair shampoo & conditioners cause any problem? 2. Change toothpaste cause any problem ? 3. Change hair oil cause any problems ?

Certified BPS Dentist
Dentist, Trivandrum
My 3 question
1.Change hair shampoo & conditioners cause any problem?
2. Change toothpaste cause any problem ?
3. Cha...
Any toothpaste is ok but the brushing method is more important. Its well and good if you use one contains fluorides provided you don't have dental flourosis.
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Gud eve doc! I would like to know how the dental bone graft surgery would correlate with triangular gum pockets. Thank you.

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
Gud eve doc!
I would like to know how the dental bone graft surgery would correlate with triangular gum pockets.
Than...
I think ur mixed up by correlate do u mean integrate well if yes the bone graft gives the frame work to form a new bone if it's placed over fresh bleeding bone n covered with protective body tissue
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