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Dr. Ponnabragam

Dentist, Chennai

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I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning....more
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Dr. Ponnabragam is one of the best Dentists in West Mambalam, Chennai. You can meet Dr. Ponnabragam personally at Sri Meenakshi Nursing Home in West Mambalam, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Ponnabragam on Lybrate.com.

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My mouth stinks very bad. Not every time but specially when I am talking from a long time and my mouth starts getting dry slowly, that time my breathe also starts getting to stink. Also my both grinding tooth has big cavities due to which I cannot chew my food properly.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
My mouth stinks very bad. Not every time but specially when I am talking from a long time and my mouth starts getting...
Dry mouth condition aggravates halitosis (foul breath. Solution is. Take sips of water in between conversations. You have cavities which need urgent filling. If deep enough you will need root canal treatment to save those vital teeth. The cavities are collecting the good when you eat. Then those get rotten and the bad smell happens. Act fast. Maintain good dental health. You are overweight also. Try reduce your weight by diet. Exercise. Give away food rich in fat. Sugar etc.
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I have big 2 front teeth and they have cross is it possible to make my teeth straight and small and looks normal.

MDS - Orthodontics
Dentist, Chennai
I have big 2 front teeth and they have cross is it possible to make my teeth straight and small and looks normal.
Hi, it is very much possible. You need to undergo orthodontic treatment in which they fix braces and do the necessary correction. Kindly visit and consult an orthodontist to get the treatment. Duration may extends from 6 months to 18 months. Cheers.
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Minimize Sugar intake

Minimize Sugar intake

To keep your teeth free from dental decay just minimize sugar intake between meals.
Take sweets in meals only along with fibrous food. As fibers work best to clean teeth and make them free from dental decay. Sugar works as a medium (plaque) for germs growth. To keep teeth healthy get rid of that plaque.

I want to a treatment of teeth braces. I want to know the cost and time duration for this treatment?

MDS - Orthodontics
Dentist, Mumbai
I want to a treatment of teeth braces. I want to know the cost and time duration for this treatment?
Braces treatment usually last for 2 years. Cost of it will depend upon the specialist treating you and the type of braces fixed. It is a huge range from 5000-500000.
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My age is 20 years and now one teeth is growing and its getting pain since last 15 days. What should I have to do?

BDS
Dentist, Raipur
My age is 20 years and now one teeth is growing and its getting pain since last 15 days. What should I have to do?
The tooth that is erupting now is your wisdom tooth. Kindly get an x-ray done of that tooth and if required get it removed. Till then do warm saline rinses and brush your teeth twice daily using correct brushing technique to maintain your oral hygiene.
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Tooth Coloured Fillings

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Tooth Coloured Fillings
Composite resins, or tooth-colored fillings, provide good durability and resistance to fracture in small- to mid-size fillings that need to withstand moderate pressure from the constant stress of chewing. They can be used on either front or back teeth. They are a good choice for people who prefer that their fillings look more natural.

No dental filling lasts forever. Some studies show that composite fillings can be less durable and need to be replaced more often than silver amalgam fillings.

It generally takes longer to place a composite filling than it does for a metal filling. That’s because composite fillings require the tooth be kept clean and dry while the cavity is being filled. Tooth-colored fillings are now used more often than silver amalgam fillings, probably due to cosmetics. In a society focused on a white, bright smile, people tend to want fillings that blend with the natural color of their teeth.

Ultimately, the best dental filling is no dental filling. Prevention is the best medicine. You can dramatically decrease your risk of cavities and other dental diseases simply by:

brushing your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste
vigorous rinsing after any food
eating a balanced diet
visiting the dentist regularly.

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BDS
Dentist, Panchkula
Soft drinks, cordials and fruit juices should be consumed in a limited quantity because they are acidic in nature. Acidic food or drinks often soften the tooth material which leads to the dissolution of minerals from the tooth enamel, resulting in cavities (holes).

Since last month there is pain in my left upper teeth. When I consult a Doctor for this he prescribed some medicine, paste and asked for x-ray. After x-ray he suggested for Root Canal Treatment and Capping due to gap occurred between two teeth. I would like to know is that better for me to have a Root Canal Treatment.

Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
Since last month there is pain in my left upper teeth. When I consult a Doctor for this he prescribed some medicine, ...
Yes if it is pain with infection in you r teeth then go for root canal treatment with cap as suggested by you r dentist no problem you can have the treatment done so that the teeth preserve the space.
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daily oral care

BDS
Dentist, Jalgaon
daily oral care
Twice a day brushing is important part of oral hygeine. You can even use mouthwash to add in the benifit. Use soft tooth brush. Use gentle round motion to clean teeth. Take 10 minutes in morning and night to clean your teeth. Also give equal importance to clean tongue daily. Do gargles after each meal. This will help to loosen the food particles and prevent bad breath n cavity formation. And very important part is visit your dentist every six months.
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Munching foods like apples, pears, carrots or celery after brushing can help in preventing discoloration

BDS, PGDFO
Dentist, Gadchiroli
Munching foods like apples, pears, carrots or celery after brushing can help in preventing discoloration
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 white.
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I have a serious problem of bad breathe. It's increasing day by day. What should I do?

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
Scrape your tongue each morning with a tongue scraper or spoon to decrease the bacteria, fungi, and dead cells that can cause odor. Hold the tip of the tongue with gauze to pull it forward in order to clean the back of the tongue. Chew a handful of cloves, fennel seeds, or aniseeds. Their antiseptic qualities help fight halitosis-causing bacteria. Chew a piece of lemon or orange rind for a mouth- freshening burst of flavor. (Wash the rind thoroughly first.) The citric acid will stimulate the salivary glands—and fight bad breath.
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I am getting bad smell from my mouth when speak to someone so what to do to get rid of this?

BDS, FOI, MDS - Orthodontics, FPFA, Ph.D.
Dentist, Ahmedabad
I am getting bad smell from my mouth when speak to someone so what to do to get rid of this?
There are many reasons for that but one of the main reason is gum disease. So visit dentist for scalling.
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Missing Teeth

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Missing Teeth
If you are missing one or more teeth, there are plenty of reasons to correct the problem. For one thing, a large space between your teeth may affect how you speak or eat. Even if it’s not noticeable, a missing molar can affect how you chew. Remaining teeth may shift and in some cases, bone loss can occur around a missing tooth.

With today’s advances, you don’t have to suffer from missing teeth. Here are some options to replace a lost tooth or teeth:

Bridges. Anchored to your adjacent teeth, these can be removable or fixed, depending on your mouth, your dentist’s recommendation and your needs.

Dentures. An option if you’ve lost all or most of your teeth.

Implants. Most similar to a natural tooth.

Talk to your dentist about which option is best for you.
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I have pain in lower left back region of teeth since 15 days and sensitivity to hot and cold in that area pain increases in night on lying down.

BDS
Dentist, Raipur
I have pain in lower left back region of teeth since 15 days and sensitivity to hot and cold in that area pain increa...
Kindly get an x-ray done of the tooth having pain. Chances are that you will have to get root canal treatment done followed by a crown or cap because of the symptoms specified by you. Till then you can take a pain killer like tab ketorol dt 2 tablets dissolved in water. Brush your teeth twice daily using correct brushing technique to maintain your oral hygiene.
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I have very yellow teeth and I want to get them cleaned. Can you please suggest any home remedy to get my teeth white back again.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I have very yellow teeth and I want to get them cleaned. Can you please suggest any home remedy to get my teeth white...
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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tongue down red bumps no pain and above the tongue a yellow bump with no pain what is this and a slightly swollen of tongue down.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
Eat lot of fruits & green leafy vegetables & drink plenty of water. Kindly consult a dentist in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations with clinical examination to decide upon treatment. You may need Coronoplasty (smoothen teeth edges)
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Mere muh ka swad bigad gya hai pet me hamesha gas bana rhta hai aur morning me pesab gahra pila hota hai phir din me pani pine ke bad pesab normal rehta hai ye problem 3 months se hai pls help me.

BHMS
Homeopath, Chennai
Although having gas is common, it can be extremely uncomfortable and embarrassing at times. Gas is eliminated either by burping (belching) or passing it through the rectum (flatulence). Half to two liters is produced normally in adults and may pass up to 14 times a day on an average. But the condition can be really bad for some individuals -one study noted a person who expelled gas 140 times daily, with 70 passages in a period of just four hours. Although every one has gas, but why do some suffer from it more than others? The answer lies either in their biological conditions of their gastro-intestinal tract or in their eating habits. The Gas usually comes from two sources – (a) the air that is swallowed in with food while eating, (b) as a part of normal breakdown of certain undigested foods by harmless bacteria naturally present in the large intestine. Homeopathy can be a great help for those who suffer from this ?too much gas ?problem. Homeopathic medicines Carbo Veg, Lycopodium, China and Nux Vomica lead the homeopathic table in treating this problem. A constitutional homoeopathic treatment will cure you permanently You can easily take an online consultation for further treatment guidance
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Sir mine front teeth do not have good look and i am thinking to have artificial teeth what is your suggestion should i or not..?

BDS
Dentist, Bangalore
Hi, what is your age what do u mean by not good ,are u talking about the color or the alignment, based on your question we. answering go for artificial wud not be appropriate kindly tel us in detail
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Hello Sir, I have a little pain in gums inside mouth since last few days. Please help.

BDS
Dentist, Rewari
Hello Sir, I have a little pain in gums inside mouth since last few days. Please help.
Just do warm saline water gargles and take a mild painkiller. If the pain does not subside get thorough checkup by dentist and treated accordingly.
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I get irritated when someone ask me that foul smell is coming from mouth. How to keep rid from this foul smell problem.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I get irritated when someone ask me that foul smell is coming from mouth.
How to keep rid from this foul smell problem.
Homoeopathic medicine NUX VOMICA 30 ( Dr Reckeweg) Drink 2 drops direct on tongue twice daily RINSEOUT ( SBL) Gargles 20 drops in 20 ml luke warm water.Gargles 3 times daily while holding water for 20 seconds in mouth immediately after meals. HEKLA LAVA TOOTH POWDER ( WHEEZAL) Scrub teeth daily night Visit a Dentist for physical examination.
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