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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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Dental Erosion - Ways To Repair It

Certified Implantologist
Dentist, Kolkata
Dental Erosion - Ways To Repair It

There are a lot of ways that tooth enamel (hardest substance in the body) can wear off – decay and erosion being the most common. While decay is an infectious process with bacteria playing a significant role, erosion is nowhere associated with bacteria. The tooth gets ‘eroded’ in small amounts with the various food substances that you eat. These include the sodas that wash down the burgers and pizzas, the various sports drinks that are used to boost performance, the lime and oranges that are constantly sucked, and other acidic and sugary foods.

It does not mean you should not have an occasional soda or a sports drink or a citrus fruit. It is the constant and overuse of these that is damaging. The oral pH goes to a very acidic level (below 5.5) with these which then leads to demineralization of the enamel. The environment that is usually produced by the bacteria is caused by the acidic and sugary foods.

In some cases, acids could come from an internal source too. People with gastroesophageal reflux disease may have the acid coming from the esophagus, which also can lead to erosion.

However, there is nothing to be disheartened about as the lost enamel can be replaced to restore both tooth function and appearance. The most commonly affected teeth are the inner surfaces of the upper incisors and the biting surfaces of the lower molars. The result is tooth sensitivity, darker teeth, and increased chances of tooth decay and fracture.

Repair Mechanisms: Treating erosion has two components to it – to repair the lost tooth structure and to prevent further damage. The second is equally or rather more important than the first one.

Treatment-

  1. Restorations: In mild cases of erosion, the lost tooth structure can be rebuilt with composite resins or glass ionomer cement which usually restores lost tooth structure to its earlier version. Usually done in one sitting, it should not take more than an hour. The results would last longer if further erosion is prevented.

  2. Crowns: In cases where a lot of tooth structure has been lost and the remaining enamel weakened, a new crown will need to be done. This offers protection against further decay and also restores esthetics and function quite effectively.

Prevention-

  1. Avoid overuse of acidic, sugary drinks like sports drinks and aerated beverages.

  2. Avoid sucking on oranges as they prolong the effect of the citric acid on the tooth.

  3. Include toothpaste and rinse with fluoride.

  4. Improve dairy intake, thereby providing sufficient calcium.

  5. Follow oral hygiene habits including brushing, flossing, and regular dental visits.

Lost tooth structure unfortunately cannot be regained; however, further loss can be prevented.

If you wish to discuss about any specific dental problem, you can consult a specilized dentist and ask a free question.

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I have changed my front teeth but it does not match my other teeths . There is a difference in colour of teeth . Please suggest.

BDS
Dentist, Raipur
Kindly ask your dentist to match the color using shade guide and replace ur bridge or crown whatever you have got it done.
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I'm18years old boy. I'm feeling pain in teeth too much. If I take too much medicine, would it be harmful for me? I can't bear it now. Its too pain fool. I can't sleep at night.

BDS
Dentist, Bhopal
I'm18years old boy. I'm feeling pain in teeth too much. If I take too much medicine, would it be harmful for me? I ca...
You are suffering from acute irreversible pulpitis. Root canal treatment will be done for your tooth.
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Using a hard-bristled toothbrush can harm

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Using a hard-bristled toothbrush can harm
A hard-bristled toothbrush coupled with an aggressive brushing technique can cause irreversible damage to your gums. Use a soft toothbrush and gently brush your teeth at a 45-degree angle, in a circular motion. Using a back-and-forth, sawing motion causes the gums to recede, and can expose the root of the tooth, making teeth extremely sensitive.
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I am a 31 years old male and have mouthulcer for last 2weeks. What should I do?

BDS
Dentist,
I am a 31 years old male and have mouthulcer for last 2weeks. What should I do?
It can be due to gastrointestinal disturbances and calculs deposit on teeth and gum and periodontal problem so that you can be apply kenacort ointment on affected area and also take b complex capsule.
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My daughter is 7 year old after fall of milk teeth, front 2 new teeth developed but it there is much more gap between 2 teeth and this teeth is slightly inclined outwards, please suggest let us know clips treatment is required and what age it should be done, can we start treatment immediately ?

PG in Laser Dentistry, MDS - Orthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Thane
Don't go for the treatment now. It might get corrected by itself once the adjacent teeth are erupted.
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From my teeth left corner a teeth is gets half black and some parts from the upper part of that teeth is getting damaged. Resolution Please

BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
Your explanation of the problem is not clear but as far as I understood is that the tooth got damaged due to cavity and if u visit ur near by dentist than he or she will do the needful treatment whether it can be saved or remove.
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I feel pain in teeth when I eat something cold or hot. I always use Colgate but my teeth colour is not white. It has different colour like mily.

BDS
Dentist, Vadodara
I feel pain in teeth when I eat something cold or hot. I always use Colgate but my teeth colour is not white. It has ...
Pain in teeth while eating hot or cold food is indication of sensitivity. You can use sensitivity toothpaste. Normal healthy teeth need not be pearly white. A slightly milky colour is quiet common. Still if you want to lighten you teeth colour you can go for bleaching.
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How to get whiter teeth by home remedies? I am having uneven teeth because of that my teeth looks bad n yellow.

BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
How to get whiter teeth by home remedies?
I am having uneven teeth because of that my teeth looks bad n yellow.
Hello First visit a dentist and ask for cleaning and then get treatment for alignment of teeth if possible. Brush twice daily and use mouthwash after brushing. Regards
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Enamel and Dentin fractures teeth how to repair?

BDS
Dentist,
X-ray required... After that if fracture line is involving pulp of tooth then root canal is required followed by cap...
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I can not open mouth due to fiborious. Only two finger inserted. Tell me any good medicine to open my mouth properly.

BDS, PG Diploma In PG Advance Course Of Oral Implantology On New Generation Implants, PGDHHM
Dentist, Gurgaon
I can not open mouth due to fiborious. Only two finger inserted. Tell me any good medicine to open my mouth properly.
stop habbit and eat more green vegetables and start cap SM Fibro two times a day for 1 month. and then inform about your condition.
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I am chewing tobacco products like pan Masala from last 4-5 years. Due to this my mouth is not opening properly. I can put only one finger inside my mouth. Is this problem can b solved and of it is then how much money will I be charged for complete treatment.

MBBS
General Physician, Allahabad
I am chewing tobacco products like pan Masala from last 4-5 years. Due to this my mouth is not opening properly. I ca...
It may take years to get the problem solved by medicines but may take 2-3 months by surgical procedures in which they will relive the fibrosis at temporomandibular joint causing restrictions in opening mouth. The surgical treatment may cost you about 20,000 Rs by an cosmetic ENT surgeon.
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You can exercise for healthier gums as well

BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
You can exercise for healthier gums as well
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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I have sensitivity in my teeth. If any of the cold things like icecream or cold water touch my teeth it feels very uncomfortable. Please suggest me something for this sensitivity.

M.D.S, B.D.S.
Dentist, Katihar
You can use sensitive paste available in the market for temporary releif and visit the nearest dentist.
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I am 22 years old female having frequent canker sores making me unable to eat and speak its painful what are the causes of these regular canker sores.

BDS
Dentist, Vadodara
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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I have big teeth.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,
Following can be the option of treatment for you 1. Enameloplsty of teeth to shorten the tteth for better look 2. Orthidontic treatment for better alignement so it looks smaller and perfect on your face.
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I have bad breath problem since 6 yr. I have visited many dentists they said. There is no problem in my mouth although always have bad smell and taste in my mouth even dry mouth specially in the morning. I also feel bad smell coming out of my nose also. I brush twice still could not get rid of this problem. I do not thing scaling will help me as I have this problem for way long years.

BDS, Master of Hospital Administration
Dentist, Patna
I have bad breath problem since 6 yr. I have visited many dentists they said. There is no problem in my mouth althoug...
Bad breathe could be due to other reasons also like gastritis or gastrointestinal conditions. As you said dry mouth. Dry mouth could be due to mouth breathing at night due to nasal blockage ultimately bad breathe. So go step by step for cure. Exercise properly to relieve your nasal symptoms and try and stop breathing from mouth. You could go for consultation with an ENT or laryngologist. You shoul take drugs for proper salivation but to some limited extent. Try retaining body fluid by drinking water and juices. Get your full body check up for vital organs like kidney liver thyroid heart etc. Go for a gastroentrologist for gastric gases which also emit bad odour due to nitogenous gases or sulfur gases. Do not panic. You are perfectly alright. If you care you should take care.
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I have a salivary gland under my tongue. I am so worried. I do not feel any pain. But is size is increases. I do not know how many months or years it is under my tongue. Please help me how to overcome this thing. And to which type of doctor I consult. And what is the total money should I spent on this type of problem.

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
I have a salivary gland under my tongue. I am so worried. I do not feel any pain. But is size is increases. I do not ...
Every one has many salivary gland under tongue tell me the problem n also a pic of the area of problems
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My mouth is getting smelly, even after brushing at least twice a day. What could be the possible reasons for it and solution to the problem?

Advanced Aesthetics, BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
My mouth is getting smelly, even after brushing at least twice a day.
What could be the possible reasons for it and s...
Hi, There are various reasons of bad breath, like impurities in blood, inefficient digestive system, dry mouth (lack of saliva production), gum disease, cavities, plaque and tartar formation around teeth and gums, kind of diet, improper brushing / cleaning of mouth etc. I would advise you to get a thorough physical and dental examination to rule out the cause of bad breath and to solve it permanently. Regards Dr. Krinita Motwani's Dental Clinic
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Hey Dr. my uncle is 52 years old and he complaints of jaw and chest pain during walking What to do now.?

BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
Hey Dr. my uncle is 52 years old and he complaints of jaw and chest pain during walking What to do now.?
If the pain in your chest, shoulder or jaw is brought on by activity, such as walking, and then goes away with rest, it is important to report this to your doctor. Any pain that is brought on by activity and goes away with rest should be investigated as possible cardiac symptoms.
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