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Dr. Prathap Sekhar

Dentist, Chennai

200 at clinic
Dr. Prathap Sekhar Dentist, Chennai
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Dr. Prathap Sekhar is a popular Dentist in Ambikapuram, Chennai. You can meet Dr. Prathap Sekhar personally at DENTiNN, Mogappair in Ambikapuram, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Prathap Sekhar on Lybrate.com.

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Could you please give me suggestion about smile treatment and its cost?

BDS (GOLD MEDALIST)
Dentist,
Could you please give me suggestion about smile treatment and its cost?
Smile designing consists of work on many eras of dentistry like orthodontics , periodontist, veneering,polishing etc. And cost also depends upon number of teeth , type of treatment and the city you live. Roughly the cost will range from 1500 -3000 rs per tooth.
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I am 57 yrs. I get more salive in my mouth.Please do help.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, BDS
Dentist,
Please get your blood tested for blood sugar, see if there are deposits on you are teeth good oral hygeine will help, keeping some thing in mouth increases salivation.
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5 Natural Ways to Never Let Your TEETH Turn Yellow!

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
5 Natural Ways to Never Let Your TEETH Turn Yellow!
5 Natural ways to whiten your teeth

Stained or yellow teeth are very common and may persist for a long time despite proper brushing, because of certain habits such as drinking tea, coffee or smoking frequently. The good thing is you can get rid of yellow teeth naturally.

Here are 5 easy ways:

1. Use a scrub made of strawberry, baking soda and salt.
Enriched with vitamin C, strawberries helpin the breakdown of plaque, resulting in whiter teeth. Moreover, the presence of an enzyme known as malic acid in strawberries, make them natural teeth stain removers. The salt generally performs the function of the scrub to remove the gunk that causes stain.

Directions: Mix 2/3 large strawberries (mashed) with ½ teaspoon of baking soda and a pinch of sea salt. Use a paper towel to dry your teeth and apply the mixture on them with a toothbrush. Leave on for about 5 minutes and then rinse your mouth with water. Repeat every night.

2. Apply a paste of lemon juice and baking soda
Being mildly abrasive, baking soda acts as an effective scrub and eliminator of stains from your teeth’s surface. Lemon juice is known to have natural bleaching properties, which make the mixture perfect for giving you sparkling teeth.

Directions: Make a paste using few teaspoons of baking soda and the requisite amount of lemon juice. Ensure that your teeth are free from saliva and then use a toothbrush to apply the paste on your teeth. Rinse your teeth properly with water after a minute.

3. Use coconut oil to rinse your mouth
Coconut oil contains lauric acid,which helps get rid of bacteria present in plaque, the ones that are responsible for the yellowing of teeth. Elimination of the bacteria will remove plaque and give you whiter teeth.
Directions: Swish 1 tablespoon of coconut oil through and around your teeth. Continue for 10-15 minutes and then spit it out. Use water to rinse your mouth and then brush your teeth. Repeat every morning for visible results within a few days.

4. Sprinkle a pinch of sea salt on your regular toothpaste
Sea salt is known for its exceptional cleansing and exfoliating properties, which makes it a highly effective remedy to curb yellowness or discolouration of teeth.

Directions: Top your regular toothpaste with a pinch of salt before brushing. Alternatively, you can also brush your teeth only with salt once every week to get whiter teeth.

5. Brush your teeth with a neemstick
Neem bark is considered to be an elixir of oral health due to its anti-microbial properties. In fact, neem has been used for cleaning teeth in India since ancient times.

Directions: Soak the tip of a neem stick in water overnight. Take out the topmost woody layer of the stick in the morning. Brush your stick using this stick and rinse your mouth with water afterwards.

CAUTION: However, these are not permanent cures and plaque build-up can recur due to your eating and drinking habits. For a long lasting cure, you could go for a professional teeth-whitening session at a dentist’s clinic.


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In root canal it is of 5 days so will the Dr. Give inject in all five days?

In root canal it is of 5 days so will the Dr. Give inject in all five days?
No it is not necessary. If doctor removes all nerve tissue completely on first sittingsitting, then probably you may not require injections in the second sitting. Secondly r. C. T should be done in not more than 2 sittings. Ask your dentist again. Good luck.
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BDS
Dentist, Pune
Proper flossing equals to healthy gums and teeth as they remove the tiny food particles and plaque from the spaces between the teeth and the gumline.
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I am having a bad smell problem and at the same time blood comes out of my teeth whenever I have food. Its been 3 months I am using glister toothpaste but as such no improvement. please advice me what should I do even when I wake up early morning a continuous bad smell comes out from my mouth. Help me out as soon as possible.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I am having a bad smell problem and at the same time blood comes out of my teeth whenever I have food. Its been 3 mon...
Astritis, lung & sinus infection may also be the cause of bad smell in the mouth. 90% of bad breath is due to a dirty tongue. Kindly consult a dentist in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations to decide upon treatment. You may need deep cleaning along with surgical, gum strengthening procedure. Rinse your mouth thoroughly with a mouth wash after every meals. Use pepsodent tooth paste & gum paint for 2 to 3 weeks. Advance procedures can be done with laser. You may consult me in person. Dental tips: - visit a dentist every six months for cleaning and a thorough dental check-up. Limit sugary food to avoid tooth decay.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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How can I cure dry mouth problem?

Advanced Aesthetics, BDS
Dentist,
Hi, dry mouth is caused due to decreased secretion of saliva. We need to check you clinically to advise for any cause and solution. You can visit to a dentist or come for a consultation (free of cost) in our clinic.
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Hello doctor I have teeth problem as usual a little bleeding in the morning while brushing the teeth and a little awkward small as well as.

BDS
Dentist, Bangalore
Hello doctor I have teeth problem as usual a little bleeding in the morning while brushing the teeth and a little awk...
There are so many causes of bleeding gums - - brushing too hard - poor oral hygiene. - vitamin deficiency - taking blood thinners or other medications - bleeding or clotting disorders - mouth sores - other medical problems, including diabetes, heart disease, leukemia or scurvy few advice to stop bleeding gums-- - visit to a dentist for professional cleaning once in a year - use a soft toothbrush -- and brush properly! brush your teeth for at least two minutes twice a day and after meals. Hard brushing can further damage the soft tissues of your mouth. - floss at least once a day and be sure to floss beyond the gum line to remove more plaque. - control bleeding by applying pressure to the area with a cold compress. - rinse with salt water to keep the area clean. - Avoid mouthwashes that contain alcohol, which can dry out your mouth. - stay away from smoking and other tobacco products, which can aggravate bleeding gums.
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I am 22. I want to know my teeth is still yellow and how can I make them whiten and bright. I want to know so please answer me asap.

BDS
Dentist, Kolar
I am 22. I want to know my teeth is still yellow and how can I make them whiten and bright. I want to know so please ...
Naturally our teeth colour ranges from pearly white to pale yellow so everyone cannot hv white teeth. Get scalling n polishing done by dentist. If you r not happy with your teeth shade later, you can get bleaching done by dentist which'll lighten your teeth by 2-3 shades. Alternatively you can use a teeth whitening toothpaste such as snowdent after scalling. Whitening gels used daily along with customized dental trays provided by dentist r also available in the market. Avoid heavily coloured foods, tea n coffee, cool drinks, smoking n tobacco products as they stain teeth.
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I have yellow teeth and the gums have lost some how to make the yellow teeth to white and regain of gums is there any tooth paste for it please kindly notify me.

BDS, MDS - Pediatric Dentistry , Certificate Course in Conscious Sedation
Dentist, Hyderabad
I have yellow teeth and the gums have lost some how to make the yellow teeth to white and regain of gums is there any...
Dear Mr. Nikhil, Please consult a Gum Specialist (Periodontist) You most likely have advanced gum disease with gum recession (loss) and yellow deposits called Calculus (Tartar). Kindly see a specialist, he will perform scaling and assess the gums for further procedures if required.
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CHOOSE SWEETNESS THE HEALTHY WAY.

PGDD, RD, Bachelor of Home Science
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
CHOOSE SWEETNESS THE HEALTHY WAY.
Do you have a sweet tooth or a craving for sweets or just can't avoid sweets and sugar but want to give that habit up?
Well, you don't have to give up sweetness. Just get it from other sources. Try fresh berries or pureed fruit on the cereal instead of sugar. Explore fruit that's dried, frozen, or canned (without too much added sugar). A glass of low-fat milk or low-sugar yogurt can help. Avoid frozen yoghurt and fruit puree can replace an ice-cream or elaichi and pudina in tea can help you reduce the sugar you add in tea or how about trying a banana or custard apple sheera.

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I am suffering from mouth apthous ulcer so give me some tips for treatment and suitable diet?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Hyderabad
I am suffering from mouth apthous ulcer so give me some tips for treatment and suitable diet?
This may be due to indigestion, constipation or some deficiency. Take homoeopathic medicine borax 200--twice daily for 3 days and give feedback.
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I fell down from cycle 8 months ago and half of mah front teeth broke! it pains in between! dentists told that root canal needs to be down but I don' t wanna do anything to mah teeth! I want them the way they are! the original ones only! is there any way to stop the pain?

BDS
Dentist, Anand
Dear , root canal treatment is to save your original tooth only. If you don't undergo root canal treatment there will be pus in that tooth and you will lose that tooth in future. Please undergo root canal followed by ceramic cap.
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My right ear is paining very much with inside of my mouth spot of same side. Please help.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
My right ear is paining very much with inside of my mouth spot of same side. Please help.
We need more investigations (full mouth x-ray) & clinical examination to decide upon treatment. Dental tips: - visit a dentist every six months for cleaning and a thorough dental check-up. Limit sugary food to avoid tooth decay. 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. Tooth brush to be changed every 2 months.
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Hello doctor, I am 25 years old married woman. I have teeth cavity problems last five months. what should I do please tell me.

MDS - Periodontics, BDS
Dentist, Chennai
Cavities can be prevented by fluoride toothpaste. Brush regularly use mouth any good mouthwash. Get tooth filled.
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Is it true that brush should be used only once a day. The other time, we should clean our teeth with our fingers as using brush twice a day to clean one's teeth can spoil our teeth?

BDS
Dentist, Vadodara
Is it true that brush should be used only once a day. The other time, we should clean our teeth with our fingers as u...
it's a myth. you should brush twice daily with the ultra soft bristle brush. your finger will not be able to reach the area between your teeth. do food will accumulate there leading to decay n gum infection.
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Sir, I m 28 years old female, during sleep at night mere mouth me pani bhr jata hai, is it any problem?

MBA, M.Sc. Dental Science, BDS
Dentist, Delhi
Sir, I m 28 years old female, during sleep at night mere mouth me pani bhr jata hai, is it any problem?
Ma'am this is quite common problem. Nothing to worry. First you should get your teeth cleaned by nearest dentist. Plus make sure you don't eat anything sweet during night. Sometimes sweet stimulates our salivary gland.
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Hi, From last one year i am having problem in my mouth. It's not opened properly & also I have problem with spicy food. My tongue is not able to move around properly. Please suggest me.

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
I think you have osmf show a maxillofacial surg remember it is called precancerous act fast take densomine cap thrice daily stop habbit if ard lko you may show me.
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I am 62 yrs old and a diabetic & heart patient, I just want to know from a dentist that can a gap between two front upper teeth be filled, as now when I speak sp. C or s it comes with a hissing sound, please advise and approx cost. Regards.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I am 62 yrs old and a diabetic & heart patient, I just want to know from a dentist that can a gap between two front u...
Kindly consult a dentist in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations 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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Hi, there are thin black lines developing near my gums. Earlier it was only below one tooth but now it has spread to adjacent teeth as well. Please advise what steps shall I take to get rid of this?

BDS, CDE Endo-Prostho, CDE - Cast Partial & Complete Dentures
Dentist, Pune
Hi, there are thin black lines developing near my gums. Earlier it was only below one tooth but now it has spread to ...
Hello, You need to visit the dentist and get a good scaling and polishing done. Brush twice a day. Maintain proper brushing technique. Rinse after every meal. Floss regularly.
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