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Dr. Lavanya Prabhu

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Dentist, Chennai

16 Years Experience
Dr. Lavanya Prabhu BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Dentist, Chennai
16 Years Experience
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I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning....more
I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning.
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Dr. Lavanya Prabhu is a popular Dentist in Velachery, Chennai. She has been a practicing Dentist for 16 years. She studied and completed BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery . You can meet Dr. Lavanya Prabhu personally at Dr Prabhu Dental Studio in Velachery, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Lavanya Prabhu and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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BDS - Dr. M G R University - 2001
MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery - Dr. M G R University - 2004
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What is the best diet to prevent cavities avoid the pain?

BDS, FICOI, MDS
Dentist, Mumbai
What is the best diet to prevent cavities avoid the pain?

Ever wondered what is the best diet to prevent cavities and avoid all that pain at the dentist?

While food is something that no one can do without, there are some of us who eat to live and others who live and love to eat.

The websters dictionary defines a foodie as: a person who enjoys and cares about food very much

The entire diet and nutrition industry has been conjured around this over or under obsession of food. We have the foodies who indulge in delectable delights and then we have the diet junkies who abstain from everything.

No matter which end of the spectrum you belong to foodie or diet junkie you can't deny the importance of your teeth in enjoying your food.

The ability to eat food is something that we easily take for granted up to the point that we are unable to eat due to poor dental or general health. Loss of teeth can have far-reaching effects not only on your face but also on your general health, lifestyle, self-image and mental state.

Impact of tooth loss


    Altered taste sensation
    Inability to chew
    Reduced or increased salivation
    Compromised nutrition
    Gastric disturbances
    Nutritional deficiencies
    Accelerated aging


Can you imagine a world where you couldn't experience the pleasures of eating your favorite food? biting into delicious slices of pizza or that chunk of yummy chocolate or even a juicy piece of chicken for the meat lovers!

While everyone seems to be on a diet of some sort these days here's what we call a dental diet or a few healthy habits that can ensure you maintain your pearlies and prevent cavities and pain till you're around!

Eating for your teeth

Milk and milk products have proven to strengthen teeth, whether at developing stages of dentition or even as we go through life. Cheese, yogurt, and milk in any form are rich sources of calcium which if not included in your diet should be substituted by a calcium supplement.

Chewing healthy

Soft synthetic processed foods reduce the efficiency and health of our teeth in contrast fibrous foods like apples, carrots and celery are all supposed to stimulate gums and teeth to maintain their optimal functions of chewing, shearing, and biting.

Indulging your sweet tooth

Eat all the pastries, chocolates and candy that you want but rinse thoroughly post meals so no remnants of these get stuck in your teeth to prevent cavities. Sweet dishes are the leading cause of cavity development.

Liquid diet

Drink plenty of water to ensure that the food particles get rinsed off your teeth and the acid content in your saliva is kept diluted.

When drinking something sour like colas and lime juice make sure you have it with a straw. Acidic foods can deplete the enamel layer of your teeth causing wear and erosion leading sensitivity

While science and technology have replaced teeth with artificially fixed substitutes through implants and state of the art replacement techniques, even as experts, we recommend prevention is better than cure!

So a shout out to all you foodies, at least for the love of food make sure you look after your teeth or it can be a very bleak and hungry future out there! take precautions and prevent cavities that are so ugly and painful!

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I brush twice a day but in the evening times ie after 10 hrs of morning brush smell is coming from my mouth any permanent soln for this please suggest me?

Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Chennai
Get scaling done at regular intervals, follow proper brushing method, this should give you permanent soln.
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My teeth are paining from many days. There are some kind of hole in the teeth with black surrounded.

BDS
Dentist, Ghaziabad
My teeth are paining from many days. There are some kind of hole in the teeth with black surrounded.
This is cavity problem. When the cavity reaches deep into the nerves then the feeling of pain is experienced. For temporary relief you can take painkillers but permanent solution is getting them filled. If the cavities r deep then rct is required.
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Hello Sir. I am going for teeth implant. I have a question whether it will damage my eye sight. Many said it will but I am not sure. Please suggest.

Certified Implantologist, Fellow of Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD), BDS
Dentist, Kolkata
Hello Sir. I am going for teeth implant. I have a question whether it will damage my eye sight. Many said it will but...
No pls do not worry. Its absolutely ok to get a dental implant done. Eyes will not be affected at all. Thanks.
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Tongue and Ceiling of my mouth always feels dry like cotton from past nearly one year. I smoke two cigarettes daily not more than that. Few days back one of my dentist friend observed that this is smoker's palate but I am not convinced as I am not a chain smoker. Please suggest what should be done to treat this problem. I never feel comfortable.

BDS
Dentist, Vadodara
Smoker's palate can be caused even if you are not a chain smoker. Dry mouth is also a side effect of smoking. Please consult a dentist and get a complete check up done. These may also be the initial symptoms of oral cancer, so I would suggest you waste no time.
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Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Chennai
Gum diseases can be treated and reversed in their initial stages very easily. By getting the accumulated tartar and plaque removed by a dentist, there is a chance that they can get better without much ado. 

What can I do for cavity in my teeth I have shown to doctor and he suggest to me filling cavity. But I do not want to do it so I want other suggestion plzzz suggest me.

MDS, Certified Implantologist, BDS, Certified Conscious Sedationist
Dentist, Hyderabad
What can I do for cavity in my teeth
I have shown to doctor and he suggest to me filling cavity.
But I do not want to...
For cavity there is no alternative other than thorough removal of unwanted bacteria and restoring it with suitable filling material.
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Some times my gums bleed in the morning. Which is not there after brushing. What should I do? What may be the cause?

BDS
Dentist, Delhi
Some times my gums bleed in the morning. Which is not there after brushing. What should I do? What may be the cause?
May be there is calculus deposits on the tooth and gums may be receding. You shouldgo for a cleaning ofteeth by a dentist.
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Sorry I have questioned about mouth ulcers. Kindly tell me the best medicine to remove ulcers from my mouth.

BDS
Dentist, Vadodara
Sorry I have questioned about mouth ulcers. Kindly tell me the best medicine to remove ulcers from my mouth.
Ulcers are usually due to vitamin deficiency or bad digestion. Other causes are stress, change in lifestyle, allergies to certain foods and medication, dry mouth, trauma from teeth, spicy n oilly foods. Start taking vitamin supplements. Apply local anaesthetic ointment like dologel. Avoid oilly spicy foods completely. Gargle with warm salt water 7-8 times a day.
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Sir. I have very bad odour in my mouth. I brush daily 3 times in a day. please help me sir how to get solution for prevent of bad odour.

MBBS
General Physician, Jalgaon
Sir. I have very bad odour in my mouth. I brush daily 3 times in a day. please help me sir how to get solution for pr...
Please Avoid oily spicy and fast food, non veg food, processed food for few days After brushings, apply salt and mustard oil to gums with light massage. Reconsult after 5 days.
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Sir/madam, Im sanjeev 28 years old. I want to know that is it safe teeth cleaning in a dental hospital I heard that enamel may damage sometimes and give me suggestions to clean teeth in a natural way and also suggest me which tooth paste is best one.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
Sir/madam, Im sanjeev 28 years old. I want to know that is it safe teeth cleaning in a dental hospital I heard that e...
Tooth brush to be changed every 2 months. Changing the toothbrush alone donot keeps your teeth clean. All toothpaste have nearly similar ingredients like Abrasives, Fluorides, Surfactants, Antibacterial agents, Flavourants, Remineralizers, Fluoride, Diethylene glycol, Triclosan etc. Only the wrong brushing technique that we follow harms our teeth and gums. So consult your dentist, learn proper brushing technique, Brush your teeth twice a day, up & down short vertical strokes, with ultra-soft bristles, indicator brush to protect your teeth and gums from plaque and calculus. Floss your teeth inter dentally once a day. Consume a healthy diet rich in vegetables and lean protein. Reduce your intake of sugary foods and beverages. Gargle your mouth thoroughly after every meal. Drink plenty of fluoridated tap water. Drink not consume alcohol drinks. Don’t smoke.
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Sir. I am suffering a lot from mouth ulcer. It's too painful what is the treatment for and y the mouth ulcers occurs.

BDS
Dentist, Delhi
Sir. I am suffering a lot from mouth ulcer. It's too painful what is the treatment for and y the mouth ulcers occurs.
You shouldcut dowm spicy food .and have lot of liquid diet ,for medication you need to consult me on private consultation
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She is suffering from severe mouth ulcer problem. Cant even eat anything. Had b complex for three months but no solution. please help.

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
There are many reasons for ulcers for ex:- stress ulcer, drug allergy, systemic disease, multi-vitamin deficiency, stomach upset etc. I suggest you visit a dentist to find the etiology of ulcer for proper treatment.
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BDS, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE)
Dentist, Secunderabad
Brush at least twice a day. The best time to brush teeth is after meals. Choose a toothbrush with a small head for better access to back teeth. Soft bristles are kinder on your gums

BDS
Dentist, Pune
Did you know? The tooth is the only part of the human body that cannot repair itself. Stay on top of your dental health and visit your dentist regularly along with brushing and flossing daily.

Can a root canal be done on the wisdom tooth? As I have both the wisdom tooth having hole and would want to fill it up and if require I am ok with root canal also. Doctors advise to take the wisdom tooth out but I do not want to loose my wisdom tooth. In one of the wisdom tooth, 15 years back a root canal was done but the silver filing came out. Please suggest a way to salvage wisdom tooth without it to take out.

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
It can b done theoretically it's the acces which is the prob n the third molars r considered vestigial organs but still if you insist consult a endodontist.
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I'm 26years old female and have bad breath problem. I have changed many tooth paste like colgate, pepsodent, dober red, himalaya etc. But I didn't see the difference. And I don't have ulcer. But I'm having cavities. And I also done orthodontic treatment and tooth filling. Please tell me how to cure this problem.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery), BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
I'm 26years old female and have bad breath problem. I have changed many tooth paste like colgate, pepsodent, dober re...
There r many reason of bad breath. V hv to treat d cause. In homeopathy there r many medicines for your problem. Kindly contact me for your problem so v can reach to d cause & will able to treat your problem. Drink water 10-12 glass I a day. Do brush at bed time. After eating anything clean your mouth.
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I have suffering with some red dots in my mouth, it's very fain, day by day getting bigger, what should I do?

Dermatologist, Sonipat
I have suffering with some red dots in my mouth, it's very fain, day by day getting bigger, what should I do?
Hi. Dey can be due to viral infection or because of nutritional deficiency. You can send image of your red dots. It will be of great help.
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BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Pune
Teeth and gum care involves four activities, which are brushing, flossing, eating the right kind of food and paying regular visits to the dentist.
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