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Dr. Meenakshimuthukumar

Dentist, Chennai

200 at clinic
Dr. Meenakshimuthukumar Dentist, Chennai
200 at clinic
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I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning....more
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Dr. Meenakshimuthukumar is a renowned Dentist in Chintadripet, Chennai. You can consult Dr. Meenakshimuthukumar at Dentsl Clinic in Chintadripet, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Meenakshimuthukumar on Lybrate.com.

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I am suffering from dental problem when ever I am brushing my teeth blood is coming can you suggest any medicine.

BDS
Dentist, Kolar
I am suffering from dental problem when ever I am brushing my teeth blood is coming can you suggest any medicine.
Medicines alone donot help majority of dental probs n I need definitive treatment by dentist. Gums bleeding is due to infection in gums. Get scalling done by dentist. Use proper brushing techniques. Brush, floss n use mouthwash twice daily. Massage your gums with your finger tips after brushing. Keep your tongue clean. Rinse your mouth well after each meal. Visit your dentist for dental checkups every 6 months to detect n prevent dental probs.
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Cleaning Your Tongue - How & Why

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
Cleaning Your Tongue - How & Why

While the mouth has the maximum amount of bacteria in the body, the highest concentration of bacteria in the mouth is on the tongue. It is therefore important to keep a clean tongue to avoid dental issues, starting from plaque formation to severe dental and oral infections.

Why clean the tongue: Before talking about how to go about keeping the tongue clean, let us look at why it should be done.

  1. Tongue cleaning is one of the main steps to maintaining a good oral hygiene.
  2. The bacteria that cause tooth decay and gum disease reside on the tongue, and cleaning it can remove the bacteria and therefore reduce tooth decay and gum disease.
  3. The bad odour produced by decay and gum disease can be avoided.
  4. Detoxifies the body - it is believed that toxin accumulation happens on the tongue, so daily cleaning helps detoxify the body.
  5. A cleaner tongue exposes the taste buds, thereby improving the perception of taste.
  6. Stimulate various other organs -The tongue has like pressure points that connect to various other body parts, and cleaning it helps stimulate these. The tip of the tongue activates the heart; the sides are connected to the spleen, liver, and gallbladder; so on and so forth.
  7. Cleaner looking tongue - Various food habits tend to give a color to the tongue. Caffeine, for instance, produces a yellow coating, which can be removed by regular brushing.

Choosing a tongue cleaner: Decide on the material and the type of the instrument. Either a plastic or metal or silicone cleaner will do the job equally well. In ancient times, gold or copper scrapers were used as it was believed to be good for health. Pick one of the three -tongue scrapers, tongue cleaners, or tongue brushes. All three are equally effective in cleaning the tongue of the bacteria. If required, motorized tongue cleaners are also available.

Technique:

  • Timing: Good to do it first thing in the morning. Overnight, there is a thick coating of bacteria on the tongue, and therefore cleaning the tongue in the morning is a good habit.
  • Swish warm water: Begin with swishing your mouth with warm water, which loosens up the microbial film and thereby making it easier to remove.
  • Scraping/Cleaning: Extend your tongue and start from the back of the tongue, as far back as possible without gagging. Toothpaste can be used on the scraper or cleaner if required. With slow, sweeping strokes, clean all the way to the front and then sideways.
  • Duration: It is good practice to brush the tongue for about 90 seconds per day.

Tongue cleaning is a simple and effective way to maintain oral and general health. If you wish to discuss about any specific dental problem, you can consult a specialized dentist and ask a free question.

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I am not able to speak due to mouth ulcers which always occurs just after every week.

BDS
Dentist, Thane
I am not able to speak due to mouth ulcers which always occurs just after every week.
There are many causes of mouth ulcers which may be - -stress in the body -excess heat - a sharp tooth edge causing injury leading to ulcer -nutritional problems, such as vitamin b 12 deficiency - iron & or folic acid deficiency treatment remedies for mouth ulcers -drink 2-3 liters water per day - avoid hot & spicy foods - take good nutritional foods -reduce stress by stress relieving activities of your choice -you can take b -complex capsules (e. G. Becosules capsule) once in a day for 1 week for faster recovery
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Is scaling removal cause enamel loss.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist,
Is scaling removal cause enamel loss.
Certainly not. Loss due to deposits on tooth is much, much greater than preventive cleaning procedures. Kindly consult a dentist in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations to decide upon treatment. You may need deep cleaning along. Advance procedures can be done with laser. You may consult me in person. 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.
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I have a dental problem. Whenever I drink cool water or something my teeth starts paining. How can I take treatment for this problem?

MDS, BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
I have a dental problem. Whenever I drink cool water or something my teeth starts paining. How can I take treatment f...
You have dental sensitivity problem which can be due to - 1. Attrition or abrasion of teeth 2. Gum inflammation and recession 3. Cavities / dental caries consult in person for treatment.
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BDS (GOLD MEDALIST)
Dentist, Jamshedpur
Nail biting harms your teeth.
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Allways blood comes out in my gums in this problem I suffering last 6 month.

Allways blood comes out in my gums in this problem I suffering last 6 month.
Please get scaling and polishing of your teeth and maintain oral hygiene, brush twice a day and use listerin mouthwash regularly.
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MDS
Dentist, Delhi
Saving a fallen tooth can be useful. Try to keep it in place while you seek immediate medical attention. If that is not the case, try wrapping the tooth in a piece of plastic or soaking it into milk and call for immediate dental service.
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I always have ulcer in my mouth 7-10 days before my periods. Why so?

I always have ulcer in my mouth 7-10 days before my periods. Why so?
Dear, you are suffering from ulcers in mouth and normally reason for mouth ulcers is indigestion and poor oral health. In your case this can be harmonal change symptoms are pain and burning sensation on mucosal lining. Please visit dental surgeon for checkup. Apply boro glycerin mouth paint on ulcers and use hydrogen per oxide for gargles and take tab b complex one capsule in a day for a week. Prevention is maintaining good oral hygiene. You can use colgate total paste and listerin mouthwash twice a day.
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Follow 5 steps of brushing and flossing

BDS (GOLD MEDALIST)
Dentist, Jamshedpur
Follow 5 steps of brushing and flossing
Follow 5 steps of brushing and flossing.
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My wisdom tooth paining alot from 7 days. Plzz help me. From 4 years I am having this problem.

MDS Prosthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
My wisdom tooth paining alot from 7 days.
Plzz help me. From 4 years I am having this problem.
If the problem is long standing, there are chances you might end up in severe form of infection. I suggest you to immediately see the dentist and get rid of the problematic tooth.
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I am 23 year old and my teeth get smell since 1 year what I should I do.

Certification in Full Mouth Rehabilitation, Post-Graduate Certificate in Oral Implantology (PGCOI), M.Sc - Master of Oral Implantology (MOI), Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist,
I am 23 year old and my teeth get smell since 1 year what I should I do.
Get your teeth clean by the dentist. You can use the tongue cleaner and also the clohex mouth wash 3time in day. Also make a habits to brush twice in day
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MDS
Dentist, Nellore
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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दांतो की देखभाल क्यों जरूरी है ?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Faridabad
दांतो की देखभाल क्यों जरूरी है ?

ये तो  हमारी साधारण जानकारी है कि दांतो की कैविटी एंड मसूड़ो की बीमारियों से अच्छे से ध्यान रखने से बचाया जा सकता है| यह सिर्फ बड़े लोगो के लिए ही नहीं बल्कि छोटे शिशुओ के लिए भी जरूरी है | 

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Sir, In the morning bad smell was coming from my mouth. Is there any mouth freshener which have no side effect. please give me the name of mouth freshener. Thanks.

BDS
Dentist, Vadodara
Sir, In the morning bad smell was coming from my mouth. Is there any mouth freshener which have no side effect. pleas...
Bad breath is due to accumulation of plaque on teeth, decay teeth, dry mouth, smoking, tobacco chewing, consumption of caffeinated or aerated beverages, oilly n spicy food, sore throat, bad digestion. Go for scaling and polishing of teeth. Use mouthwash twice daily after brushing. Maintain proper oral hygiene. Increase your water intake.
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I am a 35 years old female suffering from chew pain since 2 weeks what should I do?

MDS - Periodontics
Dentist, Delhi
I am a 35 years old female suffering from chew pain since 2 weeks what should I do?
Chew pain may be due to various reasons including pockets or caries or tmj problem. Kindly consult a dentist.
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I am a 28 years old male suffering from bad breath and tooth gaps in my mouth.

You may be suffering from a gum problem called gingivitis or periodontitis. Bad breath, increasing gaps in teeth, bleeding on brushing, whitish discharge (pus) when you apply pressure with your finger tip on the gums are few most common complaints of patients suffering from this condition. You may be advised a full mouth xray (opg). You need to see a specialist periodontist/ gum specialist for solving your problem.
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Stop Tobacco

Dentist, Jhansi
Stop Tobacco

"Don't get wacko stop tobacco"

Say no to tobacco n tobacco products. It is harmful for your oral n general health and may even lead to life threatening cancer.

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I am female 34 yr old and I have halitosis what should I do?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist,
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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I am not a regular paan (betel) eater, but after taking regular paan for 15-20 days, now I can not open my mouth fully, I find difficulty while chewing food and the most painful part when I eat something spicy. I feel like my whole mouth is swollen. Please suggest some medicines to get immediate relief. Thanks.

BDS
Dentist, Vadodara
I am not a regular paan (betel) eater, but after taking regular paan for 15-20 days, now I can not open my mouth full...
Mouth ulcers are usually due to vitamin deficiency or bad digestion. Other causes are tonsils, trauma from teeth, dry mouth, tonsillitis, stress, change in lifestyle, allergies to certain foods and medication, smoking and tobacco chewing, consumption of spicy n hot foods. Start some vitamin supplements. Apply local anaesthetic ointment like dologel. Eat healthy and balanced diet. Increase your water intake. Avoid oilly n spicy food completely.
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