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Dr. Mohammed Rafi

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Dr. Mohammed Rafi is one of the best Dentists in Padmini Nursing Home, Chennai. You can meet Dr. Mohammed Rafi personally at Dr.Smilez Group of Dental Centers CHROMPET in Padmini Nursing Home, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Mohammed Rafi on Lybrate.com.

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Can I wear braces for months then switch to a retainer for the rest of the time I needed?

BDS, Certificate course in Oral Implantology
Dentist, Aligarh
Can I wear braces for months then switch to a retainer for the rest of the time I needed?
Dear, wearing braces or not will be decided by your treating dentist. But yes the usual procedure involves wearing of braces For teeth correction and later on wearing retainer For extended period....
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For my daughter, 7 years old, 2 extra teeth have grown behind the fronth teetth on lower jaw. What is the solution?

BDS, PG diploma In Smile Designing and Esthectics
Dentist, Thane
It means the permanent teeth have erupted inspite of milk teeth still being in the mouth. Get the milk teeth extracted. The permanent teeth wil occupy its original position aftr the extraction
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How can I whiten my teeth at home? It looks yellow and I'm not comfortable with my smile. What can I do?

BDS, PG Diploma In PG Advance Course Of Oral Implantology On New Generation Implants, PGDHHM
Dentist, Gurgaon
How can I whiten my teeth at home? It looks yellow and I'm not comfortable with my smile. What can I do?
hello if you are using power form or ayurvedic to clean your teeth. your teeth become more yellowish with time because powder is more abrasive it will wear outermost layer of tooth enamel. and tooth become more yellowish due to exposure of inner layer dentin which is more yellowish. So avoid vigorous brushing. bleaching can be done. Which can improve your tooth shade
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I am 19 year old and I have problems of ulcer in mouth and I don't eat non veg. I tried many ointments but did not work so please give me a suggestion.

BDS
Dentist, Vadodara
I am 19 year old and I have problems of ulcer in mouth and I don't eat non veg. I tried many ointments but did not wo...
Mouth ulcers are normally due to vitamin deficiency or bad digestion. Other causes are dry mouth, trauma from teeth, consumption of tobacco, oilly n spicy foods, change in lifestyle or medicine, stress etc. So start taking a vitamin supplements. Avoid oilly n spicy food completely. Increase intake of water. Eat balanced and healthy diet.
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I am 21. I have a salivation problem at night when I am sleeping. Because of this my pillow usually gets wet. It is excess production of saliva in my mouth. Please suggest something because I am facing this problem for a long time.

BDS, Non-Resident J.R. in Dept. of Orthodontics, Certified oral implantologist, Advanced Aesthetics, Digital Smile Designer
Dentist, Jammu
1 sleep on your back. Side-sleepers are more prone to drooling during the night simply because gravity is causing the mouth to open and allowing drool to pool on your pillow. Try sleeping on your back and tucking yourself in so that you do not shift around during the night. 2 prop your head up. If you can't sleep without laying on your side, trying propping yourself in a more vertical position to encourage your mouth to close and create a better air flow. 3 breathe through your nose, not your mouth. The main reason that people drool is that their nasal sinuses are clogged. As a result, they end up breathing through their mouth and drooling in the process. Try applying sinus-clearing products like vick's vaporub and tiger balm directly under your nose to loosen clogged nostrils. Step 3 smell essential oils such as eucalyptus and rose before going to bed to clear sinuses and soothe yourself to sleep. Take a hot, steamy shower before bed to allow the pure vapors to cleanse your sinuses 4 treat sinus infections and allergies as soon as they surface. Untreated conditions can cause postnasal drip and excess saliva while you sleep. 5 find out if any of your current medications cause excess saliva production. Excess saliva can be a symptom of many different medications. Read the warning label and ask your doctor about potential side effects of your medications.
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BDS, Certified Implantologist
Dentist, Delhi
Dental health is a matter of life-long concern. Whatever your age, you can and should have a healthy mouth and a pleasant smile.Your dental health is an important part of your general health. Correct dental care can help you keep your teeth for a lifetime. When ever any questions regarding dental health crop in your mind. Do call us or visit our clinic. .

Dental Public Health Education And Workforce

BDS
Dentist, Delhi
Dental Public Health Education And Workforce

In the recent years, dental problems have been on a mercurial rise. Lack of proper knowledge and awareness (especially in the rural areas) makes the situation even worse. Dental problems can affect anyone, irrespective of their age and sex. Proper measures should be taken to deal with the problem effectively. People should be educated and made aware of the importance of practicing a good oral hygiene and dental care. In this regard, the Dental Public Health Education becomes very important.

As the name suggests, the dental public health work towards educating the people (in rural as well as urban areas) about oral and dental hygiene. It comes up with various campaigns, health camps and awareness programs (mostly government funded) to help people take care of their and their loved one's dental health. The aim of the dental public health work is to reach out to and, in the process, extend help to a wider mass.

In some of the campaigns, the dentists reach out to the children (in schools and colleges) and explain them the importance of a good dental health and the healthy dental practices they need to follow. Few of the initiatives and awareness programs have indeed been of great help to people.

The Dental Public health workers and specialists work on the competencies as directed by the Indian Dental Association, some of which are being mentioned below:

  1. Organizing and managing oral health campaigns and programs.
  2. Extensive research to deal with oral health problems of the public.
  3. Communicate with people regarding the various dental and oral health problems
  4. Measure the status of oral health through effective surveillance systems.
  5. Address individual (as well as population) oral health issues effectively.
  6. Promote and protect public oral health through public health regulations, policy, and legislation.

The Dental public health is thus, a non-clinical speciality, whereby trained and experienced workers works effortlessly to improve the oral health of communities rather than individuals. It is a broader term that touches upon the different aspects of dental and oral health (causes, symptoms, treatment, prevention, and precaution).

Advantages of the Dental Public Health Education:

The dental public health education and workforce are indeed a blessing that comes with a lot of oral health benefits:

  1. The dental public health (DPH) has helped create awareness, thereby lowering the incidences of tooth decay and plaque formation greatly.
  2. It has brought about a remarkable improvement in the overall health of the people.
  3. The DPH has successfully held campaigns and oral health camps in areas that have been left unattended and neglected for long.
  4. Campaigns organized in schools help children and their families to practice healthy oral hygiene.
  5. The action is at a community level so that maximum people can benefit from the programs and campaigns. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Dentist.
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I have gaps between my front teeth. How do we fix that? Do I need to get veneers or braces?

BDS, CDE Endo-Prostho, CDE - Cast Partial & Complete Dentures
Dentist, Pune
I have gaps between my front teeth. How do we fix that? Do I need to get veneers or braces?
Hello, the gap between teeth can be closed by: 1. Orthodontic (braces) treatment which is the best and most conservative treatment. This is the right age to get it done. Visit an orthodontist and get it checked. 2. Veneers 3. Crowns.
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I am 25 year old and I have cavities in my teeth. And I dnt want to pull out my teeth. Please suggest me any medicine or paste to protect my teeth.

dentist
Dentist,
U need to go for pulling out your teeth first go to your near by dentist get filling done if possible. They will suggest u what all can be done after seeing your teeth. Use recaldent chewing gums they help in protecting your teeth.
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Sir suggest me a toothpaste because I have cavities in my two teeth pls give me the idea to save my teeth.

BDS
Dentist, Fatehgarh Churian
Sir suggest me a toothpaste because I have cavities in my two teeth pls give me the idea to save my teeth.
lybrate-user toothpastes can only prolong the process of tooth caries. It will be advisable to get your teeth filled asap at your nearest dentist.
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My teeth is little bit front so I thought of putting braces what I bother is will they remove 4 teeth and then they put me the braces?

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
My teeth is little bit front so I thought of putting braces what I bother is will they remove 4 teeth and then they p...
It will depend upon how much space is required to push back the teeth as that will guide the Dr. How many teeth r required to b removed if required at all.
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I have crak on my teeth and my age is just 19 years old then what you say I need to change it or just stay with it.

MDS, BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
I have crak on my teeth and my age is just 19 years old then what you say I need to change it or just stay with it.
Crack in the tooth is not normal. So get a xray done and make sure that you get it treated so that it shouldn't get worst. I think dentist will advice for root canal therapy and a cap for that tooth. So get it done and avoid bone loss in that tooth region.
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If hot or cold foods make you wince, you may have a common dental problem—sensitive teeth. Sensitivity in your teeth can happen for several reasons, including:

BDS
Dentist, Thane
If hot or cold foods make you wince, you may have a common dental problem—sensitive teeth. Sensitivity in your teeth ...
Hello lybrate-user, sensitivity is sharp, shooting type of sensation in teeth on contact of extremely cold or hot food which usually lasts for a few seconds and disappears completely after that and re-occurs again on such stimulus. Treatment plan for sensitive teeth goes as follows: 1. You can use any commercially available desensitizing toothpastes such as colgate sensitive or sensodyne as first line of treatment. If it reduces your sensitivity substantially you can continue brushing with toothpaste in long run to avoid further sensitivity. 2. If you don't get any relief from desensitizing toothpastes it indicates a more severe problem which will need further treatment like layering/coating the damaged tooth surface or filling of the tooth if there is big cavity or root canal treatment in extreme cases getting proper treatment leads to permanent relief in sensitivity problem.
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I usually use to brush my tooth twice a day one at morning and another at before going to bed I use close up diamond attraction toothpaste. But still my tooth gets decayed so please suggest me what should I have already done por composite on my few tooth so please suggest me what I do now.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I usually use to brush my tooth twice a day one at morning and another at before going to bed I use close up diamond ...
Tooth brush to be changed every 2 months. Changing the toothbrush alone donot keeps your teeth clean. All toothpaste have nearly similar ingredients like Abrasives, Fluorides, Surfactants, Antibacterial agents, Flavourants, Remineralizers, Fluoride, Diethylene glycol, Triclosan etc. Only the wrong brushing technique that we follow harms our teeth and gums. So consult your dentist, learn proper brushing technique, Brush your teeth twice a day, up & down short vertical strokes, with ultra-soft bristles, indicator brush to protect your teeth and gums from plaque and calculus. Floss your teeth inter dentally once a day. Consume a healthy diet rich in vegetables and lean protein. Reduce your intake of sugary foods and beverages. Gargle your mouth thoroughly after every meal. Drink plenty of fluoridated tap water. Drink not consume alcohol drinks. Don’t smoke.
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Sir me brush's my teeth every day but my teeth is yellow since I completely brush's my teeth frm childhood and I have also bad breath plxx consult me what can I doo itx a very big fault for me.

oral implantology, BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
Sir me brush's my teeth every day but my teeth is yellow since I completely brush's my teeth frm childhood and I have...
Even after brushing some deposits remain over teeth surface . these deposits causes fowl smell and make teeth looks yellow. get your teeth cleaned professionally by scaling and polishing. if not satisfied with the results go for bleaching. maintain oral hygiene by brushing twice a day and use mouthwash regularly. get dental check up done every 6 months
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BDS (GOLD MEDALIST)
Dentist, Jamshedpur
Bacterias in oral cavity can affect your body.
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My teeth is paining usual I am not having any bad habit I am only 25 years old still I am having sensation problem in teeth, please revert.

MDS - Periodontics
Dentist, Aurangabad
My teeth is paining usual I am not having any bad habit I am only 25 years old still I am having sensation problem in...
Only presence of any habit is not the cause for teeth pain. There can be multiple reasons for teeth pain and sensitivity. So kindly get a consulatation from a nearby Dentist to exactly know the cause so that proper treatment can be started.
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My Dentist is suggesting Root canal for my Paining wisdom tooth. Shall I go with his advice or ask for extraction of Wisdom Tooth?

BDS
Dentist, Bankura
Well if the wisdom tooth is functional and helps in chewing there is no reason of extration if proper access for rct can be obtained.
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I have mild heaviness in my upper jaw and around te eyes and temples which come and go, my wisdom teeth are erupting for last 2 years but they dont srem to grow, consulted a dentist who suggested to extract all four of them. But is it safe to do so. The heaviness an mild pain occur when I wake up in the morning and come and go during the day, which hampers my concentration.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I have mild heaviness in my upper jaw and around te eyes  and temples which come and go, my wisdom teeth are erupting...
Kindly consult an ent as well for heaviness in the upper jaw, eyes & temple. Am suspecting sinusitis. Erupting wisdom tooth does not indicate extraction. Extraction is advised only if there is pain in the erupting wisdom tooth. We need more investigations (full mouth xray, sinus xray's) to decide upon treatment. You may consult me in person. Dental tips: - visit a dentist every six months. 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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Mere Teeth Main bhut jyada dard ho rha h. Down main last wala teeth. Mouth ka maas bhi uske upar rehta hai jiski wajah se wo kat jata h baar baar. Please help me.

M.Sc - Medical Bio-chemistry, BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
Mere Teeth Main bhut jyada dard ho rha h. Down main last wala teeth. Mouth ka maas bhi uske upar rehta hai jiski waja...
It seems that you are suffering from pericoronitis. Visit a near by dentist. He /she will prescribe you medication. If the problem persists then get that offending tooth extracted.
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