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Dr. Mohammed Raffi

Dentist, Chennai

Dr. Mohammed Raffi Dentist, Chennai
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Dr. Mohammed Raffi is a popular Dentist in Nungambakkam, Chennai. You can meet Dr. Mohammed Raffi personally at DR Edeinton's Dental & Orthodontic Clinic in Nungambakkam, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Mohammed Raffi on Lybrate.com.

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Why Oral Health in Older Adults Is Important

MDS Prosthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Mohali
Why Oral Health in Older Adults Is Important

It is said that oral health is the best indicator of a person's health. A bad oral hygiene translates down to the rest of the organs, reflecting poor health. And, like all other organs of the body, the oral cavity also is aging and therefore, requires extra attention to maintain good health and requires longer time to heal and get back to its original state. So, as the old adage goes, prevention is better than cure.

The following are some reasons why oral health in older patients is very important:

  1. Food and nutrition: Be it a regular decay or rare cases of oral cancer, poor oral health means reduced food intake. In the elderly, the tissues supporting the teeth (periodontium) deteriorates, leading to loosening of teeth and inability to eat and chew food. This gets into a vicious cycle, and for the elderly, good healthy nutrition is very important for overall health. If decayed teeth and weak teeth are not allowing them to eat well, the overall health takes a toll too.
  2. Overall health: Poor oral health is associated with higher incidence of diabetes and heart disease. Also, in diabetics especially, the periodontal tissue is easily affected and prone to infection. This leads to not just tooth mobility, but also root caries. The incidence of abscess and cyst associated with root caries is much
  3. higher than decay in the crown portion of the tooth. The simple logic is that there is more tooth structure covering the crown than the root, and therefore, the decay reaches the pulp a lot more quickly.
  4. Medications and side effects: Dental pain, those who have experienced will swear to be one of the worst pains to go through. And in old age, it is something that is best avoided. So, better oral care and hygiene measures become all the more important. Once pain sets in, the antibiotics and painkillers become necessary, bringing with them a host of side effects.

Simple Management tips:

  1. Brush twice a day using fluoridated toothpaste
  2. Rinse with each meal with a mouthwash is possible, else with plain water
  3. Floss regularly to prevent interdental caries 
  4. Routine bi-annual visits to the dentist, especially if you are prone for decay or have dry mouth. Whether it is a small decay or a lesion, the dentist will be able to detect it early and arrest and/or treat it
  5. Don't ignore lumps or sore throat that is persistent 
  6. Quit smoking, use of tobacco (if applicable) 
  7. Healthy diet that is rich in fiber 

To avoid the vicious cycle of dental symptoms and complications and their effect on general health, it is advisable to do some basic hygiene measures.

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It will pain if we remove all are teeth and fix new permanent teeth and how much it will cost for permanent teeth.

BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
It will pain if we remove all are teeth and fix new permanent teeth and how much it will cost for permanent teeth.
Hello It won't pain that much. Dentist will provide medicines and after this removal you can use fixed dentures and implant. It's up to you which doctor you choose to treat and which procedure you select. Implant is costly but good. Regards Dr. Purva BDS.
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I have wounds in mouth what 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,
You can use the following medicine and gel and mouth wash tentum mouth wash tab -b complex 15 one in day dentogel apply over the ulcer 3time in day
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I have the problem of teeth pairia and bad smell while talking. Please guide how to remove.

BDS
Dentist, Bharuch
Mild to moderate cases of pioria can be treated. So u need to concern periodontist for the same. Thank you
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Seeking consultation from a Oral Surgeon or Radiologist experienced in reading MRI of the TMJ.

BDS
Dentist, Chennai
You can go to any dentist they will help you otherwise they will get in consultant for your problem.
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I have pain in my teeth for over 4 days and cavity in my teeth and my teeth seems yellow.

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
I have pain in my teeth for over 4 days and cavity in my teeth and my teeth seems yellow.
The cavity might be deep thats why you have pain. Please get yourself checked by dentist. Accordingly work would be done. And for yellow teeth you can get cleaning and polishing done.
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I am 30 years old guy I want one question for my health my teeth is fully yellow mark also pain full please how to remove to yellow mark in my teeth?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I am 30 years old guy I want one question for my health my teeth is fully yellow mark also pain full please how to re...
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'm suffering with mouth ulcers for more than 4 years I did not resolve a solution for it I consulted doctors Homeocares Ayurvedic Medicines (B complex, sorevin, listerine) I also tried to clean it with Hydrogenperoxide Treated it with honey Etc. How can I cure it And how can I prevent them in future.

MDS
Dentist, Sangli
I'm suffering with mouth ulcers for more than 4 years I did not resolve a solution for it
I consulted doctors
Homeoca...
Mouth ulcers are mostly result of increased stress, reduced sleep, diet nutrition deficiency, viral infection, fever and hormonal disturbances. So try to correct your lifestyle to prevent frequent oral ulcers.
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I got mouth ulcer from 2 days i am taking complex and gel how to get fast relief pls let me know.

BHMS
Homeopath,
I got mouth ulcer from 2 days i am taking complex and gel how to get fast relief pls let me know.
Hey relax. Take borax30 (5 pills) thrice daily. And get back to me if the symptoms persist. Get well soon.
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Teeth is suffering from cavity. Whenever I eat or drink I feel pain. Please help me.

Certified Implantologist
Dentist, Kolkata
Teeth is suffering from cavity. Whenever I eat or drink I feel pain. Please help me.
X ray should be taken based on how deep the cavity is filling or a root canal has to be carried out by a dentist.
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I have a pain in my gums from past 3months. What should I do?

PG FELLOWSHIP IN MICRODENTISTRY, BDS
Dentist,
What are you waiting since 3 months for visit a dentist at earliest. Before the problem increases. Meanwhile use ibugesic plus for pain management.
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Dentist, Rampur
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 continously. This exercise will stimulate the flow of blood and will keep your gums healthy.
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Bad smell in mouth. What can i do?

BDS
Dentist,
Bad breath can be reduced or prevented if you: practice good oral hygiene. Brush twice a day with fluoride toothpaste to remove food debris and plaque. Don't forget to brush the tongue, too. Replace your toothbrush every 2 to 3 months or after an illness. Use floss or an interdental cleaner to remove food particles and plaque between teeth once a day. See your dentist regularly -- at least twice a year. He or she will conduct an oral exam and professional teeth cleaning and will be able to detect and treat periodontal disease, dry mouth, or other problems that may be the cause of bad mouth odor. Drink lots of water. This will keep your mouth moist. Chewing gum (preferably sugarless) stimulates the production of saliva, which helps wash away food particles and bacteria.
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I need a full mouth denture (top and Bottom). It should be very light weight and with excellent fitting. I am a diabetic on insulin for the past 15 years.

BDS
Dentist, Bilaspur
Hello, since you are diabetic since last 15 years it may so happen that dentures alone may not work very well as bone loss is high in diabetes. Although in certain cases bone loss is nt much.If u need a light weight n good fitting dentures then go for BPS dentures.Though costly they r really good. Otherwise implants supported fixed prosthesis or implant supported dentures are other good options.
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For last one year my tongue is having some burning, redness, crack etc. It is not regular but in morning hours it little bit more. I had had some ayurveda medicine for ulcer but felt no difference. I consume alcohol, not more than one peg. Some time I keep tobacco bet lips but not a habit. Some alopathic med also took but in vain. Kindly advice. Motion little bit uneven.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Udupi
For last one year my tongue is having some burning, redness, crack etc. It is not regular but in morning hours it lit...
Tobacco, alcohol, hot spicy foods will not help you anymore to cure your burning, redness of your tongue. Put yastimadhu powder to your tongue frequently 3-4 times/day. and drink plain butter milk after lunch everyday. With this you need some medicine also. To correct your digestive system.
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I have white spach & I get weak because of it. Suggest me.

BDS (GOLD MEDALIST)
Dentist,
Please explain your symptoms little more clear. Have you patches inside your mouth or skin? If it is inside mouth you need to go for thorough investigation to rule out the cause. It may be lukoplakia. Keep your mouth clean. Avoid tobacco products, alcohol and smoking if you take these.
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Hi Actually my cutting teeth's (2) are totally damaged now it is paining what can I do for life long relief.

BDS
Dentist, Delhi
Hi Actually my cutting teeth's (2) are totally damaged now it is paining what can I do for life long relief.
Get root canal treatment done followed by post and core if roots are available and can bear load. All this can be evaluated by dentist. This will restore the function and esthetics of the teeth.
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I am 28 years old. I have a stain type in my teeth due to smoking. Wanted to clean my teeth. How much are the expenses? Please advise.

BDS, CDE Endo-Prostho, CDE - Cast Partial & Complete Dentures
Dentist, Pune
I am 28 years old. I have a stain type in my teeth due to smoking. Wanted to clean my teeth. How much are the expense...
Hello, stains can be removed by scaling and polishing. Visit a dentist get it done. It will cost you around Rs 600- 1500/- Brush twice daily, maintain proper brushing technique, floss regularly and rinse after every meal. Visit dentist every 6 months.
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Your Teeth May Reveal About Your Penis

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Your Teeth May Reveal About Your Penis

Your teeth may be hurting your sex life without you even knowing it. A new preliminary study from Taiwan suggests there is a link between a deflated penis and poor dental hygiene. The study found that men with erectile dysfunction were 79% more likely to also have chronic periodontal disease (CPD).
If you aren?t familiar with CPD it is an infection of the gums. The gums pull away from the teeth, creating deep pockets that carry tons of bacteria, eventually spreading to the bone.

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The gum disease causes chronic inflammation which can ultimately damage the endothelial cells, which form the lining on all of the blood vessels, including those in the penis. Damaged endothelial cells can result in impartial blood flow, resulting in a not so satisfying night in the sack.
Urologist Larry Lipshultz, M.D. Said in Men?s Health, ?Because the blood vessels to the penis are about 25 percent the size of the ones to the coronaries, ED can often serve as an early warning sign for heart problems and vascular disease.?
Thankfully, if CPD is caught in its early stages, it can be addressed with a few deep cleanings from a dentist. Later discoveries may result in gum surgery, or even worse, tooth extraction. It?s very important that precautionary measures are taken ahead of time, by simply exercising good daily dental hygiene.
According to Sally J. Cram, consumer advisor for the American Dental Association, ?Most people who have the disease don?t feel pain until it is in the advanced stages so be sure to see your dentist if you experience red swollen gums, bleeding gums when brushing, bad breath, loose teeth, and receding gums.?
Regarding online consultation there are certain points which all should know and follow.
1) The description of the diseases should be complete in all respects, including any tests done and any medicines already taking. Just saying I have diabetes since 10 years and taking Metformin cannot help a discerning doctor a scientific advice.
2) Your place and name and mail id and phone number should be in the question. It is necessary at times to know where you stay to give a good advice. (For example if there the climate is warm or cold and many other factors)
3) It is necessary to keep in regular touch for some diseases like diabetes and hypertension. So make it a point to be in touch by asking private questions. And repeat the essential point of the previous question to give a continuing answer. All these are said with intention to give a scientifically correct answer and talk as if in a regular consultation about which I am very keen to.
4) For personalised attention and follow up ask privately and it is better to make online payment if you are asked to by the doctor. It involves his time and dedication to give you expert advice after studying your problem. Ask personally in case of doubts about any medical matter. Www.Lybrate.Com/drsajeev

If you are willing to accept me as your regular health care giver / doctor I can give you regular, prompt,
well studied and scientific answers for all your medical problems, which you ask me privately in this site. Sorry to say I will ask for a small payment for my efforts and intelligently studied answers. Regards. Www.Lybrate.Com/drsajeev
Ask privately. It is essential and useful to have a doctor answer your doubts online as it time spent in going to a clinic. Majority of diseases can be treated by online by consultation with an experienced doctor and does not need physical examination. You can use this site and ask me privately


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