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Dr. Manikantan

Dentist, Chennai

100 at clinic
Dr. Manikantan Dentist, Chennai
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Dr. Manikantan is a renowned Dentist in Ambattur, Chennai. You can visit him/her at Mothers Multispeciality Hospital in Ambattur, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Manikantan on Lybrate.com.

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Which toothpaste now a days is best for our teeth and how other toothpastes affect our teeth?

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Which toothpaste now a days is best for our teeth and how other toothpastes affect our teeth?
Hi, you can use any fluoridated toothpaste from any company, try and use one with soft bristles. It is not really the brush / paste that decides the cleaning efficiency, but the technique of brushing which ensures clean teeth and healthy gums.
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Hi, is there any method to cover the space between from teeth. If yes what it is called.

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Hi, is there any method to cover the space between from teeth. If yes what it is called.
Hi lybrate-user, yes, there are two types of techniques by which this space closure can be achieved. One is the cosmetic treatment done for minor spacing in which some tooth colored fillings, laminates or veneers hides this space. Other one is orthodontic treatment for larger spaces, in which braces or wires or elastics are used to orient the teeth in correct position. I suggest you to visit a good cosmetic dentist and take the opinion about the treatment after proper diagnosis of your condition.

Sir, My Father is 60 years old. His 3 Nos. Of Tooths have lost. He want to implant / fix the new one. What is the procedure and What will be the cost. I stay in Jamshedpur.

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Sir, My Father is 60 years old. His 3 Nos. Of Tooths have lost. He want to implant / fix the new one. What is the pro...
Hi lybrate-user he can go for implants if his front & back teeth r firm & does he ve any health probs ,even then with proper supervision & proper concerned speciality Dr. can do best for him ,implants r costing frm 25,000 to 60,000 rs & if he needs only bridges cost will come down 👍
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I have tooth decay. What shall I do? Please advise.

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I have tooth decay. What shall I do? Please advise.
A decayed tooth will require a professional treatment depending on the extent of decay. Please visit your dentist at the earliest and get the necessary treatment done before the damage increases. For further prevention, you need to follow the basic guidelines like brushing twice daily rinsing vigorously after eating anything using a mouthwash regularly.

I am 20 years old female and my problem is in my lower last side 2no. Teeth found look like damage condition for that I m very sad! please give me some solution!

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I am 20 years old female
and my problem is in my lower last side 2no. Teeth found look like damage condition for that...
Damage to your teeth might be due cavities in your teeth. You need get them checked from dentist clinically.

I have Bad breath problem since 6 years .symptoms - dry mouth bad smell bad taste in mouth.

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I have Bad breath problem since 6 years .symptoms - dry mouth bad smell bad taste in mouth.
Get scaling polishing done by a dentist than brush twice daily especially at night use betadine mouth wash drink plenty of water.
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Hi, I had the second tooth from the back lower right removed 3 days ago. My gums and front teeth are now itching and on edge. And the gums directly above the extraction feel a bit sore. Is this normal following and extraction? The area where the tooth has been removed is fine and appears to be.

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Hi, I had the second tooth from the back lower right removed 3 days ago. My gums and front teeth are now itching and ...
Drink lots of fluid and eat nutritious soft food on the day of the extraction. You can eat normally as soon as you are comfortable. Eat soft foods, such as soup, pudding, yogurt, or applesauce the day after the extraction. You will be fine in few days.

Hello doctor I am 38 year old man I have teeth cavity problem last one year what should I do please tell me doctor.

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Hello doctor  I am 38 year old man I have teeth cavity problem last one year what should I do please tell me doctor.
Hi lybrate-user. Cavities should be treated in the initial stage only to prevent further damage to the tooth. But though its already a year you hav a cavity, it might hav gone lillte deeper. You first need a xray to know the extent of damage and then go for filling procedure, either normal or root canal. Or if completely destroyed and cannot be saved then extraction. Thank you.

I am 41 years old. My gums in the top jaw holding the teeth are going above forming gap between teeth and gums. What is the reason any deficiency and how to get back it to normal position again.

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You are probably referring to gingival recession, which usually happens in advancing gum disease (Periodontitis). It may also happen due to excessively vigourous toothbrushing. In any case, get it checked so the reason might be identified and appropriate remedy suggested.

Hi, I use to drink warm water with lemon and jeera, I heard lemon makes damage the teeth enamel, if it is true, please suggest me any other drink that I can take to remove toxins everyday.

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Hi, I use to drink warm water with lemon and jeera, I heard lemon makes damage the teeth enamel, if it is true, pleas...
Dear lybrate user, direct sucking on lemon or rubbing it to your teeth with the expectation of whitening them is harmful but taking it in diluted form in warm water won't cause damage. Lemon is a citrus fruit rich in vitamin C and is good for your gums. However, citrus fruits are acidic in nature and you should rinse your mouth after consuming them. But you are already taking it in water so don't worry. You can substitute it for green tea, it can be another alternative. 15 days lemon and water, 15 days green tea; it would be a good balance.
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My teeth are yellowish , how to rectify my teeth i used on the sensodyne paste.

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Yellowish teeth might be natural or due to hard brushing also or so many other reasons , without consultant not possible to advice anything. Consult the dentist first

I am 26 years old. I have teeth pain from last few days. What should I do.

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I am 26 years old. I have teeth pain from last few days.

What should I do.
Consult yr dentist to find out the exact cause of pain. This can be concluded only after proper clinical and x ray examination. Treat the involved tooth accordingly.
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Hi my age 22. Suddenly I got blood through my mouth can you tell me the why this happens.

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Hi my age 22. Suddenly I got blood through my mouth can you tell me the why this happens.
Blood coms from gums due to infection in gums called gingivitis it can be treated by your dentist by oral prophylaxis.

What you can do about bad breath?

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What you can do about bad breath?


It's easy to improve your breath and keep your teeth and gums healthy at the same time. Try these simple steps to make your mouth feel fresh and clean.

1. Brush and floss more often.

Plaque, the sticky buildup on your teeth, collects bacteria that cause bad breath. Trapped food also adds to the problem.

Brush your teeth at least two times each day, and floss at least once. If you're concerned about your breath, do both a little more often.

Don't overdo things, though. If you brush too hard you can wear down your teeth, making them vulnerable to decay.

2. Rinse your mouth out.

Besides freshening your breath, a mouthwash adds extra protection by getting rid of bacteria. A fresh minty taste can make you feel good. But be sure the mouthwash you choose kills the germs that cause bad breath. Don't just cover up the smell. Rinse daily with a good mouthwash and stop bad breath at its source.

You can also help your breath if you swish your mouth with plain water after you eat. It can get rid of food particles that get stuck in your teeth.

3. Scrape your tongue.

The coating that normally forms on your tongue can be a host for smelly bacteria. To get rid of them, gently brush your tongue with your toothbrush.

If your brush is too big to comfortably reach the back of your tongue, try a scraper" they're designed specifically to apply even pressure across the surface of the tongue area. This removes bacteria, food debris, and dead cells that brushing alone can't take care of.

4. Avoid foods that sour your breath.

Onions and garlic are big offenders. But brushing after you eat them doesn't help.

The substances that cause their bad smells make their way into your bloodstream and travel to your lungs, where you breathe them out.

The best way to stop the problem? don't eat them, or at least avoid them before you go to work or see friends.

5. Kick the tobacco habit.

Besides causing cancer, smoking can damage your gums, stain your teeth, and give you bad breath.

Over-the-counter nicotine patches can help tame the urge. If you need a little help, make an appointment with your doctor to talk about quit-smoking programs or prescription medications that can help you give up tobacco for good.

6. Skip after-dinner mints and chew gum instead.

The bacteria in your mouth love sugar. They use it to make acid. This wears down your teeth and causes bad breath. Chew sugarless gum instead.

Gum stimulates saliva, which is the mouth's natural defense mechanism against plaque acids, which cause tooth decay and bad breath.

7. Keep your gums healthy.

Gum disease causes bad breath. Bacteria gather in pockets at the base of teeth, which creates an odor.

If you have gum disease, your dentist may suggest you see a periodontist, who specializes in treating it.

8. Moisten your mouth.

You can get tooth decay and bad breath if you don't make enough saliva. If your mouth is dry, drink plenty of water during the day.

Chew sugarless gum or suck on sugar-free hard candy. Also try a humidifier at night to moisten the air in your house.

9. See your doctor.

If your bad breath continues despite your best efforts, make an appointment with your doctor. He'll check to see if your problems are related to a medical condition.
What you can do about bad breath?
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Hi I have dental problem, regarding to bad breath. I have observed smell coming from my teeth. Please give a solution. Thank you.

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I have dental problem, regarding to bad breath. I have observed smell coming from my teeth.
Please give a solution...
•Eat a healthy, balanced diet and avoid eating strongly flavoured or spicy food. •Cut down on sugary food and drink, as it can increase the amount of bacteria in your mouth. •Reduce your alcohol consumption. •Stop smoking. •Cut down on coffee. •Drink plenty of water to help prevent your mouth becoming dry. •Chew sugar-free gum after eating, to stimulate the flow of saliva. This will help clean away any remaining food particles. •Don't use toothpaste to clean your dentures, as it can scratch the surface and cause stains. •Clean your dentures thoroughly using soap and lukewarm water, denture cream or a denture-cleaning tablet. •Use a separate toothbrush to clean your dentures. •Make sure you visit your dentist for regular check-ups. Having regular dental check-ups will ensure that any plaque is removed from your teeth, particularly in areas that are difficult to reach. •Your dentist can recommend the best way to clean your teeth and gums, and point out areas you might be missing. They can also identify any signs of gum disease and ensure early treatment. •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. •If your bad breath is caused by a gastrointestinal problem, such as an H. Pylori infection or gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD), you may be referred to a gastroenterologist. •Persistent bad breath or a bad taste in the mouth may be a warning sign of gum (periodontal) disease. Gum disease is caused by the buildup of plaque on teeth. •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.

At night when I asleep, sometimes some liquid gets collected in my mouth during sleep which wakes me up from sleep ,as the result I have to get up and spit it out.

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At night when I asleep, sometimes some liquid gets collected in my mouth during sleep which wakes me up from sleep ,a...
Although excessive saliva is not too common, there are a number of conditions that can cause it - some harmless, others more serious. It is possible that your saliva problems are just a result of the way you speak. Some people speak faster or slower than others, just as some people blink more often, breathe faster, or have a more rapid heartbeat. This may just be what's normal for you. Since it is negatively affecting your life, I suggest your problem can be ignored. However there are medical conditions that causes excessive salivation injection glycopyrrolate reduces secretions in the mouth, throat, airway, and stomach.
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Keeping retainers in hot water, pockets, napkins or on hot car dashboards can cause harm to them.

I am 21 years old. I have a bad breath problem and yellowish teeth. Actually in childhood I have not brushed many days as I hated paste. From many past years I am Brushing my teeth but not able to recover. Even I am not able to smile properly as of yellowish. Please help in removing yellowish and bad breath. What I do to get rid of it? If you have any homemade solution? Please tell me. Help me.

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I am 21 years old. I have a bad breath problem and yellowish teeth. Actually in childhood I have not brushed many day...
There is no other way than professional help get scaling polishing n bleaching done by a dentist use betadine mouth wash twice daily drink plenty of water asking the same.
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I have fluoride stains in my teeth, can you please suggest me the medicine or any toothpaste.

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I have fluoride stains in my teeth, can you please suggest me the medicine or any toothpaste.
Homoeopathic medicine HEKLA LAVA TOOTH POWDER ( WHEEZAL) Scrub teeth daily night RINSEOUT ( SBL) Gargles 20 drops in 20 ml luke warm water.Gargles 3 times daily while holding water for 20 seconds in mouth esp.after meals.
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I am 54 years old, I am suffering from teeth pain, top right side lost teeth, yesterday done root canal treatment, but pain not much more less. What is the pain reliaf immediately.

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Hi, you can take a pain killer to get relief from pain. Without checking you clinically we can't advise you. If you could send some pictures or x-rays or come for a consultation (free of cost) then we are in better position to comment.
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