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Dr. Musthafa

BDS

Dentist, Chennai

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Dr. Musthafa BDS Dentist, Chennai
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Dr. Musthafa is an experienced Dentist in Avadi, Chennai. Doctor studied and completed BDS . You can consult Dr. Musthafa at K C Multispeciality Hospital in Avadi, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Musthafa on Lybrate.com.

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Why Milk Teeth Are Important

Aesthetic Dentistry, Certificate Course in implants , BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
Why Milk Teeth Are Important

One of the landmarks of a child's development during the first year is the eruption of the little white pearls. The first tooth breaks into the mouth, somewhere between six months to one year of life. The entire set is in place in a baby's mouth by about 20 months of life. Though called deciduous teeth as they fall off after a certain period of time, the last of the milk teeth remains in the mouth up to 12 to 14 years of age.

Listed below are some points outlining the significance of milk teeth. It assumes importance, given that many a times, parents ignore injury and/or decay to these with the assumption that these are anyways temporary and a new set will be in place later.

  1. Eating: One of the primary functions of the milk teeth is to aid in chewing or mastication and digestion. Though not as strong as their permanent counterpart, they do play a great role in chewing and digesting the food. Children with malfunctioning teeth, especially molars, (missing or decayed) can result into poor nutrition.
  2. Speech development: The milk teeth play a critical role in the speech development, and speech abnormalities can be seen in people,  who do not have an effective set of milk teeth. It is common to see children in whom the front teeth in the milk set are not properly positioned, there could be speech problems like lisping.
  3. Aesthetics: Needless to say, a good set of white, pearly teeth adds to the beauty of a child's smile. This plays a major role in boosting the child's social behavior including acceptance and confidence levels.
  4. Space Maintenance: The milk teeth maintain and preserve the space required for their successors. In case where a lost tooth is not replaced, the space may not be sufficient for the permanent one to erupt, and this may even stop the permanent one from erupting. The result could be a blank space where the milk tooth is lost without the successor erupting into the mouth due to lack of space.

Given the above reasons, it is very important to take good care of the primary or milk or deciduous teeth. Some simple things to do would be:

  1. Enforce a regular oral hygiene routine including rinsing after each meal or snack, brushing twice a day, flossing and use of mouthwash
  2. A biannual visit to the dentist for oral prophylaxis regular cleaning followed by fluoride paste application if required; this will also reduce the onset of dental caries. Early caries can be identified during these visits   and treated before onset of pain.
  3. Chemical sealants may be used if the pits on the teeth are deep and can get decayed easily.

Visit your dentist regularly to know more and to maintain these pearls.

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BDS
Dentist, Kochi
Replace your old tooth brush with a new one after every three to four months.

Hi Good morning I'm suffering from some kind of bad smell, I'm feeling some kind of bad smile everywhere some times. I'm not able to eat and drink the smile is bothering me every cooked food is coming this smell I'm suffering with this from last 10 days. Please tell me what happened to me. Thank you.

MDS
Dentist, Bangalore
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 I'm suffering from some kind of bad smell, I'm feeling some kind of bad smile everywhere some times...
Sir, you need to contact dentist and undergo for scaling (deep cleaning) of the teeth. Then you need to gargle yours mouth daily twice with mouthwash only after you undergo scaling. Mouthwash you need to do after breakfast as well as after dinner and should not brush or eat food after using mouthwash atleast for one hour.
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I am 19 years old, I have gummy smile, while I smile it looks like ugly, is there any solution my problem, if possible to solve my problem how much cost to solve my gummy smile?

Post-Graduate Certificate in Oral Implantology (PGCOI), Certificate In Cosmetic Dentistry, Diploma In Facial Aesthetics, BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
I am 19 years old, I have gummy smile, while I smile it looks like ugly, is there any solution my problem, if possibl...
Hii dear yes there is a treatment for gummy smile. Traditional method was surgery but nowadays we have laser for gummy smile treatment. It's completely painless, bloodless, surgery less. But we have to see your condition first. We even have the technology to show you before the treatment how you gonna look after the gummy smile treatment.
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I have whitish slightly hairy tongue since 8 months, that does not cure properly by antibiotic or vitamin. When I take medicine the problem reduce but as soon as I stop taking medicine the problem come back. One year before I drinker poison, is the problem associate with this? I am a chain smoker. My doctor says that it can be occurs by cold. But I am afraid about tongue cancer. Some time my tongue seems painful sometime normal. Please help me.

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
I have whitish slightly hairy tongue since 8 months, that does not cure properly by antibiotic or vitamin. When I tak...
It could be fungal infection called candidiasis. See a dentist or alternatively send me pics. We might prescribe you antifungal creams. Discontinue smoking. Also get hiv1 and hiv2 test done. Take multivitamins tablets and use tongue cleaner. Try this and report back with your reports via consult now. Won't charge you consultation fees.
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My akkal teeth are growing. My age is 29 years. What should I do please help. My mouth is full of pain.

M.B.S.(HOMEO), MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Visakhapatnam
My akkal teeth are growing. My age is 29 years. What should I do please help. My mouth is full of pain.
An impacted tooth is a tooth that is positioned against another tooth, bone, or soft tissue so that it is unlikely to fully erupt through the gums to reach its normal position in the mouth. Wisdom teeth (third molars) the wisdom teeth or third molars are the last to come through, right at the back. They usually appear between the ages of 17 and 25. Although sometimes they appear many years later. Nowadays people often have jaws that are too small for all 32 teeth - 28 is often the most we have room for.
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The Chemistry between Calcium and Teeth

MDS Prosthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Mohali
The Chemistry between Calcium and Teeth

Calcium phosphate is the main component of the tooth enamel so any deficiency in calcium can cause damage to the enamel. Calcium is not only required for having healthy teeth but also healthy bones and heart.

Healthy teeth are a sign of good overall health and wellbeing. There are many factors that impact the health of the teeth such as improper diet, smoking, and sugar.

Benefits of calcium for teeth

  • Calcium reduces the chances of losing a teeth
  • It reduces chances of cavities
  • Calcium, when combined with a proper nutritious diet, helps in increasing the longevity of the teeth
  • Calcium can reduce chances of gum disease
  • Calcium along with other minerals also help in improving blood supply around the teeth area
  • A calcium compound, amorphous calcium phosphate helps in fluoride absorption in the tooth enamel
  • It limits loss of mass in the jawbone
  • Calcium also fortifies the bones around the jaw to reduce bone problems such as loss of bone structure as one gets older
  • It helps in protecting the teeth from acidic components that cause tooth decay

To have healthy teeth, one needs to have a balanced diet that meets the regular calcium requirements besides following a healthy lifestyle.

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Related Tip: Smoking and Its Effect on Teeth

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I am 45 years old. My teeth are almost all broken. Want to implant permanent denture. What would be the cost?

MDS Prosthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Delhi
I am 45 years old. My teeth are almost all broken. Want to implant permanent denture. What would be the cost?
Sir if only top portion are broken and your bone and roots are good. Your teeth can still be saved. Need to see your opg before suggesting becoz nothing compared to the original.
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I have bimaxillary protrusion, please advice it can be corrected with a surgery or braces can serve the purpose itself.

BDS
Dentist, Varanasi
I have bimaxillary protrusion, please advice it can be corrected with a surgery or braces can serve the purpose itself.
Hello, First we need to understand if it is a dental or skeletal abnormality, accordingly braces or surgery may be advised. For this along with opg and lateral cephalogram x-rays you need to visit your nearest dentist. Final call can be taken only after clinical examination.
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I have bad breath. Even though other brush and clean my mouth daily ? What should I do to remove this ?

Dentist, Gurgaon
I have bad breath. Even though other brush and clean my mouth daily ? What should I do to remove this ?
bad breath develops due to deposition of plaque and calculus around teeth which causes gum infection. this is the initial stage and hence can be treated easily. visit a dentist for professional cleaning of your teeth. this will help in removal of these layers. follow the instructions given by the dentist after the procedure is done. meanwhile you can use antibiotic mouth rinses 2-3 times a day, brush your teeth twice a day, floss your teeth, along clean the tongue and rinse your mouth after every meal. maintain proper oral hygiene
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My daughter's one upper front teeth is not coming out though the earlier one had fallen almost one month ago.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
My daughter's one upper front teeth is not coming out though the earlier one had fallen almost one month ago.
AGE OF ERUPTION FOR EACH TOOTH: •UPPER TEETH : Central incisor7 to 8 years Lateral incisor8 to 9 years Canine (cuspid)11 to 12 years First premolar (first bicuspid)10 to 11 years Second premolar (second bicuspid)10 to 12 years First molar6 to 7 years Second molar12 to 13 years Third molar (wisdom teeth)17 to 21 years •LOWER TEETH : Third molar (wisdom tooth)17 to 21 years Second molar11 to 13 years First molar6 to 7 years Second premolar (second bicuspid)11 to 12 years First premolar (first bicuspid)10 to 12 years Canine (cuspid)9 to 10 years Lateral incisor7 to 8 years Central incisor6 to 7 years If any tooth didn't erupt beyond its age of eruption, kindly consult your dentist.
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Doctor mera ek teeth pe caping karvaya hai maine 10-15 day hue honge aur abhi mai agar water piti hu to mujhe vaha par dard hota hai.

BDS
Dentist, Delhi
Doctor mera ek teeth pe caping karvaya hai maine 10-15 day hue honge aur abhi mai agar water piti hu to mujhe vaha pa...
you should have got RCT done before cap.. sometimes this problem subsides with time. if pain increases you will have to get RCT done for that tooth
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May I know that approx cost and time for treatment for osmf if it is in 1st stage and can open mouth till straight 3finger.

BDS
Dentist, Vadodara
May I know that approx cost and time for treatment for osmf if it is in 1st stage and can open mouth till straight 3f...
First completely quit the habit of tobacco chewing. Start taking some vitamin supplements with lycopene in it. Yours is just the beginning. So don't worry. It can be treated with medication n mouth exercises. Avoid oilly n spicy food completely. Eat healthy and balanced diet.
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I have sensitivity in my teeth and there is bad smell in my mouth everytime. What to do?

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
I have sensitivity in my teeth and there is bad smell in my mouth everytime. What to do?
Use a sensitivity paste. Apply over affected area for 3 to 5 minutes and later brush with same. And for bad smell you can use a mouthwash. Twice daily for one month.
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Hi sir my teeth gums are pain and also blood come from gums when I brush my teeth.

MBA (Healthcare), BDS
Dentist, Chennai
Hi sir my teeth gums are pain and also blood come from gums when I brush my teeth.
It is due to your gum inflammation. The gum inflammation is due to presence of deposits hence you need scaling (cleaning)
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Top Five Tips From The Dentist For Diabetics

BDS, Diploma in Hospital Administration, Diploma in Pharmacy
Dentist, Delhi
Top Five Tips From The Dentist For Diabetics
Among the many health risks of diabetes is a decline in oral health that makes patients more vulnerable to gum disease. According to dental professionals, this happens because diabetes slows the body's circulation, making the gums more susceptible to infection. The metabolic disorder also increases glucose (sugar) levels in saliva, which fuels the growth of dental plaque that attacks the teeth and gums. To protect against the disorder, follow these simple tips.

1. Visit your dentist regularly.

Because diabetics are at a much higher risk of gum disease than the average patient, you should never miss a dental appointment. In fact, you should schedule regular checkups two to four times a year. With professional cleanings and regular examinations, common mouth conditions, such as ulcers, dry mouth, and infections can be controlled. To prevent bouts of low blood sugar, it may be a good idea to eat before you see your dentist. It is also crucial that you inform him or her of any oral problems you may be having -- no matter how minor they may seem.

2. Follow a strict oral hygiene regimen.

All diabetics should and really must brush and floss daily, preferably after every meal. This will help remove the plaque that can cause gum disease, thereby lowering your risk for mouth ulcers and infections. It is recommended that you complete your oral hygiene routine at least three times a day. Because your risk of oral infection is elevated, it is important to avoid aggressive brushing that can cause cuts and sores. You may even want to use a soft-bristled brush or an electric model for a safer, more comfortable brushing experience.

3. Control your blood sugar.

As we mentioned, sugar stimulates plaque growth, which causes tooth decay and gum disease. Because diabetics have more glucose (sugar) in their blood, they also tend to have a lot more plaque on their teeth. But if you can keep your blood sugar low, you can reduce your risk of periodontal disease.

4. Don't smoke.

In a perfect world, nobody would smoke -- especially people with diabetes. The unhealthy activity causes a laundry list of serious complications, including oral infections and periodontal diseases. According to dental professionals, smoking can more than double your risk of cavities and infections.

5. Clean your dentures.

If you have diabetes and you wear false teeth, you are more prone to developing oral thrush -- a fungal infection of the mouth. Typically caused by denture irritation or wear, thrush can be prevented with regular cleaning. It is also recommended that you remove your dentures in between meals to give any irritated tissue the opportunity to heal. Your dentist might also advise you to limit your sugar intake when your mouth is bothered or raw.
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25 days back scaling was done and My dentist advised application of Zingisol. I am doing. But after 25 days, there seems little bleeding in mouth when I get up in morning. Kindly suggest.

MDS - Periodontics, BDS
Dentist, Kanpur
25 days back scaling was done and My dentist advised application of Zingisol. I am doing. But after 25 days, there se...
Your preventive methods need to review and also consult dentist about how to brush. Brushing twice a day and flossing before sleeping may be helpful.
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My teeth are getting yellow day by day. As I am using pepsodent. Wht would I have to do?

Advanced Aesthetics, BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
My teeth are getting yellow day by day. As I am using pepsodent. Wht would I have to do?
Hi, You need to get a professional cleaning done. If that does not help then you may go for teeth whitening.
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I am 40 year old man & have infection & pus in roots of teeth. I already treat root canal in this teeth before 12 month. Advice any oral treatment or step. I take antibiotic (phexin-500 )& pain killer (diclo+para+serratiopeptidase) daily.

MDS Prosthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Chandigarh
Dont take medicines on your own, get it checked from a dentist or u may consult me as well and get it treated.
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