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Dr. Komagan Prabhu

Dentist, Chennai

Dr. Komagan Prabhu Dentist, Chennai
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Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; a......more
Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; as a health provider being ethical is not just a remembered value, but a strongly observed one.
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Dr. Komagan Prabhu is a renowned Dentist in Velachery, Chennai. You can visit him at Prashanth Dental Centre in Velachery, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Komagan Prabhu on Lybrate.com.

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Bleaching for Extra White Teeth

BDS
Dentist,
Bleaching for Extra White Teeth

The smile is the first thing we notice about a person, and more than anything else, it reveals the teeth first. We all yearn for that set of perfectly aligned teeth that are pearly white in color. However, this is not a reality in all people.

Due to various reasons, the teeth are not always bright and white. In some cases, the high fluoride content in the water can lead to fluorosis, which causes irregular patches on the teeth. Chewing tobacco and smoking are another reason for teeth discoloration, ranging from yellow to brown to black. The most inevitable of all reasons is ageing, where they naturally change to a darker shade of yellow. However, dental technology has also improved to come up with various solutions, so that the dream for that set of pearly whites can be made a reality.

Bleaching is by far the most commonly used method for teeth whitening. The tooth has an outer layer called enamel, a next layer called dentin, and a final inner layer called the pulp. The enamel contains organic particles that give the tooth its color, and the bleach material attacks these organic particles and thereby removes the stains.

It is always advisable to use tooth bleaching under the supervision of a dentist. A thorough examination and diagnosis is required before deciding on one of the two modes of bleaching.

  1. In-office bleaching: This involves use of whitening gels that are not available over the counter. The gel is applied on the discolored portions of the teeth to leave a whiter tooth behind after the stipulated time.
  2. Home bleaching: In cases where more regular application is desired, the patient is given a kit which has customized trays and the whitening gel. The patient is educated on a schedule including how and when to apply the gel and instructions for this application.

In addition, for minor discolorations, there are other options as below:

  1. Whitening strips: These strips are similar to adhesive bandage and contain the bleaching agent. They are applied onto the tooth and left for usually about 30 minutes to take effect.
  2. Brush-on whitening: These gels are applied directly on the tooth and left for a while or overnight if required.
  3. Whitening chewing gum: For the chewing gum lovers, this could be an option. These chewing gums are similar to any chewing gum but include bleaching agents.

Side effects: Sensitivity and gum irritation are the two common side effects of bleaching. This could be either from the chemical or the trays that are used. The need to repeat the treatment again is another shortcoming. Repeated visits to the dentist may be needed once or twice a year to maintain the pearly white smile!

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I have frequent mouth ulcers. What to do?

BDS
Dentist,
I have frequent mouth ulcers. What to do?
Please visit to a dentist for find out cause of ulcer and according to cause, doctor will start your proper treatment.
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I Have pain in teeth what should I do?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist,
Kindly consult a dentist in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations to decide upon treatment. You may need root canal treatment or extraction or surgical procedure. You may consult me as well.
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I am suffering from frequent attacks of mouth ulcers. Very often it is preceded by constipation but occurs even when there is no constipation. I have been advised to take more fibers but am confused about soluble and insoluble fibres. Please guide me on types and sources of fiber.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I am suffering from frequent attacks of mouth ulcers. Very often it is preceded by constipation but occurs even when ...
Go for whole-grain breads, cereals, and pastas. Cereal fibers generally have cell walls that resist digestion and retain water within the cellular structures. Wheat bran can be highly effective as a natural laxative.Eat plenty of fresh fruits, vegetables, and legumes such as beans and lentils. The fiber found in citrus fruits and legumes stimulate the growth of colonic flora, which increases the stool weight and the amount of bacteria in the stool. Encouraging the growth of certain bacteria in the colon may help promote a healthy intestine.
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What should I do to get out of a sensitivity problem in my teeth?

BDS
Dentist,
What should I do to get out of a sensitivity problem in my teeth?
Use soft brush apply sensoform paste, twice in a day, before b rushing apply a thin layer of paste all around your sensitive tooth, leave for 45 min, and then brush softly, do not use pressure, use the same technique at night, but again apply na thin layer before going to sleep, let it be there overnight and brush n the morning, use fluoridated mouth wash for one month twice in a day.
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I have teeth problem. When I brushed blood comes. This is very old problem. My gums now leaving the teeth.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I have teeth problem. When I brushed blood comes. This is very old problem. My gums now leaving the teeth.
Homoeopathic medicine MERC SOL 30 ( Dr Reckeweg) Drink 5 drops today night and forget this medicine PLANTAGO Q/HAMMEMELIS Q ( Dr Reckeweg) Mix both these medicines and take 10 drops in 20 ml fresh water 3 times daily for 2-3 months HEKLA LAVA TOOTH POWDER ( WHEEZAL ) Scrub teeth daily night before sleep NOTE-Use brush with soft bristles and use it upside down while brushing teeth.
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Well I have bad breath so please I want to completely cure so please suggest me what kind of medicine I have to use.

Advanced Aesthetics, BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Hi, there are various reasons of bad breath, like impurities in blood, inefficient digestive system, dry mouth (lack of saliva production), gum disease, cavities, plaque and tartar formation around teeth and gums, kind of diet, improper brushing / cleaning of mouth etc. I would advise you to get a thorough physical and dental examination to rule out the cause of bad breath and to solve it permanently. You can come for a consultation (free of cost) in our clinic.
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Whenever I eat chocolate, I will have pain in my teeth. Otherwise I don't have, while doing brush, everyday I will get blood.

MDS - Orthodontics
Dentist, Belgaum
Whenever I eat chocolate, I will have pain in my teeth. Otherwise I don't have, while doing brush, everyday I will ge...
Eating sweets generates acid in mouth, and this leads to sensation, better to wash and rinse with lot of water immediately after eating.
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From past two days my tooth is paining and from mouth bad smell coming sir what shd I do.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
From past two days my tooth is paining and from mouth bad smell coming sir what shd I do.
Homoeopathic medicine Chamomilla 200( Dr Reckeweg) Drink 5 drops in 1 spoon fresh water 3 times daily RINSEOUT ( SBL) Gargles 20 drops in 20 ml luke warm water.Gargles 3 times daily while holding water for 20 seconds in mouth. Visit a Dentist for physical examination.
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BDS
Dentist, Navi Mumbai
Keeping your brush at a 45 degree angle while brushing so that the bristles do not hurt your gums.
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I am 17 years male. how can I reduce stinking in my mouth? Please help me.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist,
I am 17 years male. how can I reduce stinking in my mouth? Please help me.
Gastritis, lung & sinus infection may also be the cause of bad smell in the mouth. 90% of bad breath is due to a dirty tongue. We need more investigations with clinical examination to decide upon treatment. You may need deep cleaning. Rinse your mouth thoroughly with a mouth wash until then. Advance procedures can be done with laser too. 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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Whenever I eat chocolate, I will have pain in my teeth. Otherwise I don't have, while doing brush, everyday I will get blood.

Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Whenever I eat chocolate, I will have pain in my teeth. Otherwise I don't have, while doing brush, everyday I will ge...
U definitely need a check up. For bleeding gums get the cleaning done. And for chocolate. Get the cavities filled if they are present.
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I want to make my teeth whitening. Whether sensodine white tooth paste will do the job. Can you suggest what needs to me done.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I want to make my teeth whitening. Whether sensodine white tooth paste will do the job. Can you suggest what needs to...
The simplest method of removing minor surface stains is polishing, or micro-abrasion if staining is more intrinsic. Provided that your discolouration is not due to inadequate enamel exposing the dentin, tooth whitening (bleaching) is often the most effective treatment for yellow stained teeth. 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.
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I am 48 yr old. After I brush in the morning and eat biscuits. My teeth pain. I mean the inner teeth which we use to chew on both sides. This pain will not be there when I eat breakfast say at 9.30 am. Please suggest.

MDS Prosthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Chandigarh
I need to examine your teeth before guiding you with the treatment plan. I ll have to take a xray of your teeth. You may consult me for same.
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You can exercise for healthier gums as well

BDS (GOLD MEDALIST)
Dentist, Jamshedpur
You can exercise for healthier gums as well
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 15 years old female I have irregular arrangement of teeth mainly canines and incisors I am thinking to tie them, rearrange them should this be good for my future or I could have some problems further ?

MDS Prosthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Chennai
Irregular arrangement of teeth is common at your age. The best treatment for you may be wearing braces. Consult a dentist/orthodontist.
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I am a 22 year old female. I initially went to my GP with severe IBS symptoms, very severe mouth ulcers (usually at least 5 but up to 10 at a time all over my mouth including my tongue, lips, gums and at the back and roof of my mouth. They are around 1-2cm and often bleed), tiredness and having.

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
I am a 22 year old female. I initially went to my GP with severe IBS symptoms, very severe mouth ulcers (usually at l...
You can apply dologel ct. Over the affected area. Two to three times a day for a week and along with that take multivitamin b complex capsules once a day for a week.
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I am 25 years male. I have pyria problem. What should I do?

BDS
Dentist,
Hello pyorhea is accumulation of hard calcium on the tooth which dont go by normal brushing. Only through ultrasonic machine available to your dentist. Procedure is painless and hardly takes time. So go ahead get your cleaning done.
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Hello Doctor my self rajesh I am 35 year old man I have cavity and yellow teeth problem last 2 month and sensitivity problem what should I do please tell me.

MDS
Dentist, Kolkata
Hello Doctor my self rajesh I am 35 year old man I have cavity and yellow teeth problem last 2 month and sensitivity ...
Get the cavity filled up by dentist,,use sensoform toothpaste for sensitivity problem and get scaling done also.
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