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Dr. Naveen Kumar

Dentist, Chennai

Dr. Naveen Kumar Dentist, Chennai
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Dr. Naveen Kumar is one of the best Dentists in Aminjikarai, Chennai. He is currently practising at The Dentists in Aminjikarai, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Naveen Kumar on Lybrate.com.

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I wish to whiten my teeth. What is cost, durability, methods, pros & cons?

Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist,
There are 3 treatment available 1.home /office beech. .. price depends upon the material used by dentist ) 2.composite veneering. .very good results 3.porcelain laminates if still have more enquiry then feel free to ask me...
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When I brushed today morning a drop of blood came out from lower part of the gum. Pressed the gum again a drop of blood came. Afterward it stopped. Is it normal or deficiency of any vitamin. Please suggest me suitable medicine since I am poor I cannot afford to visit a dentist and spend money.

BDS
Dentist, Mohali
When I brushed today morning a drop of blood came out from lower part of the gum. Pressed the gum again a drop of blo...
Diabetics have more tendency of having gingivitis or periodontitis (pyorrhoea) due to lower immunity. So try to control your blood sugar. Have regular checkups for that. For bleeding: 1. Use soft bristle brush and apply gentle pressure while brushing. 2. Brush your teeth vertically and not horizontally. 3. Change your toothbrush every 3 months. 4. Take capsule b complex vitamin with vitamin c. This will compensate for any deficiency. 5. You can use sensoform gum paint. Apply it on the gums which bleed for 3-4 mins and rinse your mouth with plain water. Try this for a week. If this doesn't help then you may require scaling and polishing of your teeth.
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My teeth are yellowish and in spite of brushing the color is not going. I consulted a dentist and she recommended for scaling and advanced bleaching. I heard that these treatment are temporary and we lose our natural shining. The top layer of teeth is removed and temporary shining is given with some chemicals which last for 3 to 4 months and we have to regularly take this treatment.?

Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Ambala
My teeth are yellowish and in spite of brushing the color is not going. I consulted a dentist and she recommended for...
Get your scaling done and maintain your oral hygiene. Go for home bleach if you are apprehensive about office bleach. In home bleach kit you can bleach whenever you feel like.
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My mom is suffering from gum bleeding, from last 2days. What treatment should be taken?

BDS
Dentist, Bangalore
My mom is suffering from gum bleeding, from last 2days. What treatment should be taken?
Hi, she might be suffering from gingivitis. Get scaling (cleaning) done. Clohex mouth wash daily twice.
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MDS, B.D.S
Dentist, Kanpur
Inflamation, infection or lifelessness in the tooth pulp needs root canal treatment for its restoration.
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Mouthwashes

MDS, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), BDS
Dentist, Ahmedabad
Mouthwashes
There is a general opinion that mouthwashes can be used regularly just like tooth-brushing. Its advisable to use mouthwashes only when suggested by your dentist rather than using routinely. Kindly consult your dentist for more details regarding the same.
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The dos and don'ts of dental care during pregnancy

BDS, Diploma in Hospital Administration, Diploma in Pharmacy
Dentist, Delhi
The dos and don'ts of dental care during pregnancy?
Among the many steps you are taking to ensure a healthy pregnancy (prenatal visits, vitamins, good nutrition, exercise plans, etc.) should be dental care. Oral health is important not only for you, but for the health of your baby as well. Some dental problems may cause a greater risk for complications during pregnancy. And, the changes your body is going through, such as increased blood flow, can amount to dental problems that you have not previously experienced. The following are some conditions you will be at a higher risk for:
Pregnancy gingivitis- affects nearly 50% of expecting women and results in red, swollen gums that can cause tenderness and bleeding.
Pregnancy tumors- are non-cancerous tumors found on the gums as a result of gingivitis and dental plaque. They are harmless and usually recede after you have your baby, but see your dentist if you have pain or concerns.
Periodontal disease- without proper attention and oral hygiene, pregnancy gingivitis can turn into periodontal disease- an infection that attacks periodontal tissues and can pose a serious threat to pregnant women.
Here are some quick guidelines to help you avoid these conditions during pregnancy.
Do: try and schedule a visit to the dentist office if you are planning on becoming pregnant. That way your teeth can be professionally cleaned, your mouth can be examined, and any issues can be addressed prior to pregnancy.
Don't: avoid dental check-ups just because you are pregnant. Schedule a visit in your second trimester and make sure to tell your dentist of your condition as well as any medications you might be taking.
Do: pay attention to any changes in your gums during pregnancy. If you notice changes or are concerned, consult with your dentist.
Don't: have dental x-rays taken during pregnancy except during an emergency. As long as you keep your dental staff informed, they will work to take every necessary precaution to ensure your healthy pregnancy is a priority.
Do: continue regular brushing and flossing habits- even if you are suffering from morning sickness. If your toothpaste is too strong, ask your dentist to recommend a more bland type. Try to rinse your mouth with water after vomiting to remove harmful acids from your teeth.
Don't: have elective dental work done during pregnancy. While regular cleanings and maintenance are not harmful, it's best to avoid things like cosmetic procedures until after your baby is born.
Do: eat right for your baby and for your teeth. Baby's first teeth start developing around month three into your pregnancy. Healthy diets containing, milk, cheese, yogurt and other dairy products are a great source of essential minerals that are important for your dental health, as well as baby's developing teeth, gums and bones.
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Certified Implantologist
Dentist, Ahmedabad
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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How to heal bay problem. Its like when I walk up in morning my mouth is full of liquid?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
How to heal bay problem. Its like when I walk up in morning my mouth is full of liquid?
Although excessive saliva is not too common, there are a number of conditions that can cause it - some harmless, others more serious. It is possible that your saliva problems are just a result of the way you speak. Some people speak faster or slower than others, just as some people blink more often, breathe faster, or have a more rapid heartbeat. This may just be what's normal for you. Since it is negatively affecting your life, I suggest your problem can be ignored. However there are medical conditions that causes excessive salivation injection glycopyrrolate reduces secretions in the mouth, throat, airway, and stomach.
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You can exercise for healthier gums as well

BDS (GOLD MEDALIST)
Dentist, Jamshedpur
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 continuously. This exercise will stimulate the flow of blood and will keep your gums healthy.
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I have pain in my front teeth for two year. What should I do ?

BDS
Dentist,
I have pain in my front teeth for two year. What should I do ?
Hi, frst of all two yrs is a long duration to bear th pain tht means the teeth might be infected so pls go to th dentist and get th treatmnt done immediatly, get an xray done accordngly get it treated immediatly. You can strta coarse of antibiotic and painkiller and sgw it to a denitdt fr th treatmnt.
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I have a swelling in my gums, please suggest what should I do or suggest medicine. Thank you.

BDS, MDS
Dentist, Delhi
I have a swelling in my gums, please suggest what should I do or suggest medicine.
Thank you.
Swelling in gums have multiple causes and to found out it you need to show to a dentist. Generally pyorrea is cause which can be treated by simple scaling.
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I have toothache which toothpaste I have to you for this problem and make my teeth strong.

BHMS
Homeopath, Howrah
I have toothache which toothpaste I have to you for this problem and make my teeth strong.
Tooth pain occurs when nerve endings of teeths are exposed and irritated. Sensodyne toothpaste will reduce only the sensetivity for temporary period, but if infection is present then antibiotics are needed along with painkiller. Take food rich in calcium and vitamin c.
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I am 53 years old, blood is coming out from teeth and very bad smell comes out from my mouth.

BDS
Dentist, Raipur
Kindly get scaling done and use gum paint and mouthwash twice daily for 15 days. Brush your teeth twice daily using correct brushing technique and maintain your oral hygiene.
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I have mouth ulcers since three weeks and unable to eat anything and there is swelling on my cheek. please tell me what should I do?

BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
Ur age, you r using medicines ecosprin. In these conditions you better consult a dentist for your problem.
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A.C.C.I - Accredited and Certified Course in Implantology, MDS - Pediatric & Preventive Dentistry, BDS
Dentist, Jammu
Saving your Child's Teeth Series: No. 1
Tip of the Day - Do not add sugar to your child's milk. The child develops a sweet tooth and you cannot stop him/ her from eating sweet things later, adding to his frequent decay and multiple visits to the Child Dental Specialist. If your child has decay, it is better to have the same treated ASAP so that it does not result in irregular teeth later on.
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My teeth are yellow but I brush regularly and properly. What can I do?

BDS (GOLD MEDALIST)
Dentist,
My teeth are yellow but I brush regularly and properly. What can I do?
You need to go for scaling and polishing to get rid of stains. Stains can be due to some factors like some drugs, excess intake of tea, coffee, alcohol. Smoking. Avoid these if you take these. Brush regularly two times daily.
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At about 12 years of my age I fell down and I got broken right incisor teeth just damaged crown. Can I get implant that. What will b the cost.

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
At about 12 years of my age I fell down and I got broken right incisor teeth just damaged crown. Can I get implant th...
If the root is still there take x-ray if enough bone support is there or if required epicoectomy can b done n then cap can b given if no than remaining root can b extracted n implant can b taken.
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Munching foods like apples, pears, carrots or celery after brushing

BDS
Dentist, Nashik
Munching foods like apples, pears, carrots or celery after brushing
Munching foods like apples, pears, carrots or celery after brushing can help in preventing discoloration as they trigger tooth-bathing saliva which helps in keeping the teeth whiter.
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Bad Breath

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Bad Breath
Call it bad breath or halitosis, it’s an unpleasant condition that’s cause for embarrassment. If you’re concerned about bad breath, see your dentist. Bad breath can be caused by a number of sources, your dentist can help identify the cause and determine the best treatment.

What causes bad breath?

Food. What you eat affects the air you exhale, like garlic or onions. If you don't brush daily, particles of food can remain in the mouth, collecting bacteria, which can cause bad breath. Dieters may develop unpleasant breath from infrequent eating.

Gum disease. Persistent bad breath or a bad taste in the mouth can also be one of the warning signs of gum disease; which is caused by plaque.

Dry mouth. This occurs when the flow of saliva decreases and can be caused by various medications, salivary gland problems or continuously breathing through the mouth.If you suffer from dry mouth, your dentist may prescribe anartificial saliva, or suggest using sugarless candy or increase your fluid intake.

Smoking and tobacco. In addition to staining teeth and being bad for overall health, tobacco can add to bad breath. Tobacco users are at greater risk for developing oral cancer. If you use tobacco, ask your dentist for tips on kicking the habit.

Medical conditions. Some diseases have symptoms related to bad breath. Sinus or lung infections, bronchitis, diabetes, and some liver or kidney diseases may be associated with bad breath.

If you’re concerned about what’s causing your bad breath, make an appointment to see your dentist. Regular checkups allow your dentist to detect any problems such as gum disease or dry mouth. Bad breath may be the sign of a medical disorder. If your dentist determines that your mouth is healthy, you may be referred to your physician.

Maintaining good oral hygiene, eliminating gum disease and scheduling regular professional cleanings are essential to reducing bad breath. Brush twice a day and clean between your teeth. Clean your tongue, too. If you wear dentures, be sure to remove them at night and clean them thoroughly before replacing them the next morning.

It’s important to note that mouthwash will only mask the odour temporarily. Mouthwashes are generally cosmetic and do not have a long-lasting effect on bad breath. If you must constantly use a breath freshener to hide unpleasant mouth odour, see your dentist.
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