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Dr. Mingma Tenzing Lama

Dentist, Chennai

Dr. Mingma Tenzing Lama Dentist, Chennai
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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. Mingma Tenzing Lama is an experienced Dentist in R A Puram, Chennai. She is currently practising at Tooth Helpline in R A Puram, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Mingma Tenzing Lama on Lybrate.com.

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I want to know the general cost of getting a braces. Its duration. Will it change the shape of my mouth?

Certification In Smile Makeover, BDS
Dentist,
I want to know the general cost of getting a braces. Its duration. Will it change the shape of my mouth?
The cost depends on the case. Ranging from 15 thousand to 40 thousand. Duration also ranges from 1 year to 2 year its done for aligning the teeth in correct way.
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Prevention is cheaper than cure

MDS Prosthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Noida
Prevention is cheaper than cure
Don't let your dental problems become an emergency. They can be easily avoided.
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Mere muh me bahut chaale hote he 2 saal se lgataar ho rhe hai kya kru ?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist,
Eat lot of fruits & green leafy vegetables & drink plenty of water. We need more investigations with clinical examination to decide upon treatment. You may need coronoplasty (smoothen teeth edges) along with t. Rebagen 10, morning one tab & one at night for 5 days, c. Becosules 5 cap, for five days in the morning after meals. Hexigel ointment on the area of ulcer. Rinse your mouth thoroughly with a mouth wash after every meals. 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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how do you get rid of bad breath?

BDS
Dentist, Bangalore
how do you get rid of bad breath?
Here are 3 effective tips that you can help you fight bad breath and keep your mouth healthy on a daily basis.

Practice Good Oral Hygiene

If you’re suffering from bad breath problems, it is important that you brush and floss twice a day. Use fluoride-based toothpaste that will help you to keep your mouth clean and remove food debris and plaque. It is also important to brush your teeth before you go to bed because bacteria can grow in your mouth while you’re asleep. It is also important that you scrape your tongue to remove any residue that may be building up after you eat your meals.

Keep Your Mouth Moist

Keeping your mouth moist is another way to eliminate bad breath issues which is why you need to ensure that you drink good amount of water throughout the day. Drinking adequate amount of water will help you stay hydrated as well. You can also chew sugarless chewing gums or candies that can stimulate production of saliva in your mouth to wash away food particles and bacteria. Choose chewing gums that have xylitol are always recommended.

Watch What You Eat

Certain foods can trigger bad breath in your mouth and therefore you need to keep log of what food you eat. This will help you to narrow down certain food items that worsen your bad breath problems. Similarly, there are certain medications that also trigger mouth odour, hence it is recommended that you talk about it with your dentist. Stay away from tobacco products and avoid smoking which also leads to bad breath issues.

We recommend that you visit your dentist regularly, at least twice a year to conduct an oral exam and professional teeth cleaning and to ensure that your mouth is clean and healthy. Your dentist will also be able to help you know whether the bad breath problem is due to general health conditions or triggered due to any food item or medications.
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My friend is around 60 yrs old and has been diagnosed for diabetes mellitus and TB. He has reduced 12 kg of wt. He is taking treatment for both. Frequently there is dryness in his mouth and less saliva is produced which hampers uptake of food. What should he do?

BDS
Dentist, Bangalore
My friend is around 60 yrs old and has been diagnosed for diabetes mellitus and TB. He has reduced 12 kg of wt. He is...
drink plenty of water daily.. he can try chewing gum (sugarless) for stimulation of more saliva in mouth. ..
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I have been suffering mouth ulcer since six to seven days and have been regularly using the ointment but till now I have seen no signs of it reducing.

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
I have been suffering mouth ulcer since six to seven days and have been regularly using the ointment    but till now ...
U may take a cap of BNC daily, suck on tab bifilac twice daily, local application of metrogyl gel, drink plenty of water, add fibre to ur diet banana , vegetables r rich in that, take two table spoon of isabagol husk at night. Hurry n worry increase this problem avoid that , ladies may have this problem more during periods
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Cavities

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Cavities
Cavities, or tooth decay, is the destruction of your tooth enamel, the hard, outer layer of your teeth. It can be a problem for children, teens and adults. Plaque, a sticky film of bacteria, constantly forms on your teeth. When you eat or drink foods containing sugars, the bacteria in plaque produce acids that attack tooth enamel. The stickiness of the plaque keeps these acids in contact with your teeth and over time the enamel can break down. This is when cavities can form. A cavity is a little hole in your tooth.

Cavities are more common among children, but changes that occur with aging make cavities an adult problem, too. Recession of the gums away from the teeth, combined with an increased incidence of gum disease, can expose tooth roots to plaque. Tooth roots are covered with cementum, a softer tissue than enamel. They are susceptible to decay and are more sensitive to touch and to hot and cold. It’s common for people over age 50 to have tooth-root decay.

Decay around the edges, or a margin, of fillings is also common for older adults. Because many older adults lacked benefits of fluoride and modern preventive dental care when they were growing up, they often have a number of dental fillings. Over the years, these fillings may weaken and tend to fracture and leak around the edges. Bacteria accumulate in these tiny crevices causing acid to build up which leads to decay.

You can help prevent tooth decay by following these tips:

Brush twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste.
Clean between your teeth daily with floss or interdental cleaner.
Eat nutritious and balanced meals and limit snacking.
Check with your dentist about the use of supplemental fluoride, which strengthens your teeth, and about use of dental sealants (a plastic protective coating) applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth (where decay often starts) to protect them from decay.
Visit your dentist regularly for professional cleanings and oral examination.
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Hello doctor I'm 23 years old female. I have tooth caries. And some tooth are cracking. I think there is insecticide. How to cure that with medicine or any paste or mouthwash like that in home because am living in my mother in laws house she won't allow me to go to hospital. Am so scared please help me out.

bachelor of dental surgery
Dentist, Hyderabad
Hello doctor I'm 23 years old female. I have tooth caries. And some tooth are cracking. I think there is insecticide....
Hi, Ms. Lybrate-user toothcaries affecting a tooth can be treated only at the clinic. But prevention can be done at home. Preventive measures 1. Daily twice brushing your teeth. 2. Using mouth wash (chlorhexidin) after brushing 3. Cleaning your mouth after every meal / sweets or anything.
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My wife is pregnant for 4 months and she have a dental problem the dentist says to go for xray of teeth but one of my friend says that xray is not safe in pregnancy, please help me out.

BDS, Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Research
Dentist, Kolkata
My wife is pregnant for 4 months and she have a dental problem the dentist says to go for xray of teeth but one of my...
Dental treatments can be done in the 2nd trimester of pregnancy. Anf don't worry nowadays digital x ray (rvg) is available which emits radiation less than what yr mobile does. Yr doctor is right.
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I have mouth ulcers what I have to do? And what are the medicines I have to take?

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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About my teeth. I already filled my on teeth but now I have problem on muscles. Pain and swelling. M using oil, salt and turmeric.

Dentist, Thane
About my teeth. I already filled my on teeth but now I have problem on muscles. Pain and swelling. M using oil, salt ...
That the worst thing you can do , never your granular things like salt , stop doing that and visit your nearest dentist
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I have problem of foul Smell. My dental care is good. Foul Smell is there even just after brushing. I have consulted dentist, Gastrologist, Physician but no resolution. I have also gone for KFT, stomach ultrasound with no anomaly. I am not able to understand the reason. This problem is there every time and is very frustrating for me. It has reduced my ability to speak and discuss.

PERIODONTIST, B.D.S.
Dentist, Navi Mumbai
I have problem of foul Smell. My dental care is good. Foul Smell is there even just after brushing. I have consulted ...
Hello lybrate-user, yes it can be due to dryness of mouth. First do not take too much of stress because due to stress also your mouth will get dry. To solve this problem- drink lots of water you can use chewing gum also.
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I'm 22 years old male, I have a problem of getting smell from the mouth. Once I visited local dental clinic he cleaned the teeth with water but still the smell is coming out. Is there treatment to cure this problem?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I'm 22 years old male, I have a problem of getting smell from the mouth. Once I visited local dental clinic he cleane...
•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.
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I am 31 years old male and I have cavities in my teeth and also pains with teeth. Tell me what should I do?

BDS
Dentist, Botad
Pain will be present only if your teeth is deeply decayed. You need to consult dentist, go for root canal treatment to save your teeth.
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I have bleeding from the left side of my lower jaw. The bleeding is always continuing. There is a hole from where it bleeds as I had the tooth over there taken out earlier. Please help.

BDS
Dentist, Vadodara
I have bleeding from the left side of my lower jaw. The bleeding is always continuing. There is a hole from where it ...
when you have extracted the tooth is not mentioned. but it never bleeds after 24 hours. visit your dentist to determine the cause of bleeding. there might be some broken tooth or bone pieces preventing the complete healing. or there are some other causes. your dentist is the best judge.
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When i talk to my wife i am not able to bear the bad smell coming from her mouth. We have consulted the dentist they cleaned teeth but problem is same.Is this bad smell coming with mouth problem or any other. Give us good sollution

Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
If after scaling smell is same then it could be due to deposition due to below gums.Smell is bcz of 3 resons 1 . Deposition over teeth ( which all ready cleaned by dentist?) 2.Deposition below gum and it's very deep ( that is clean by gum specialist called periodontist) 3.Due to lung problems.
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I am a 23 years student. I have a major problem in my teeth. What should I do. Prob is hole in my teeth.

BDS
Dentist, Vadodara
I am a 23 years student. I have a major problem in my teeth. What should I do. Prob is hole in my teeth.
the hole is called cavity. get your teeth x-rayed to determine the extent of decay. depending on this, you need to get the cavity filled with appropriate material with or without rct.
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I discontinued my braces treatment at end of 2015 and now again I started to continue my treatment but dentist said that your old doctor treated your teeth very badly &they get very sensitive and weak. She treating me very slowly becozz my teeth is very weak. Is there any solution to get back my teeth as early as possible? Give me a solution (food) for my good teeth.

BDS, MDS
Dentist, Delhi
I discontinued my braces treatment at end of 2015 and now again I started to continue my treatment but dentist said t...
its very bad that your present doctor is bad mouthing about previous doctor. every doctor do his job at its best. ur senstivity can be cured by any antisensitivity toothpaste available .dont worry
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