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Dr. Prathap Sekhar

Dentist, Chennai

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My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them....more
My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them.
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Dr. Prathap Sekhar is one of the best Dentists in Shenoy Nagar, Chennai. He is currently practising at Sekhar Dental Clinic in Shenoy Nagar, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Prathap Sekhar on Lybrate.com.

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New No. 25, Old No.13, Ayyavoo Street, Shenoy Nagar. Landmark: Near To Billroth Hospital, ChennaiChennai Get Directions
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MDS Prosthodontics, BDS, Medicine
Dentist, Mohali
Kind of toothbrush to be used by adults: We recommend a brush with soft bristles which helps in removing the plaque and debris thoroughly from the mouth.

I brush twice times daily but still there is plaque on my teeth. How to clean ig properly so that it looks purely white?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I brush twice times daily but still there is plaque on my teeth. How to clean ig properly so that it looks purely white?
All individuals requires scaling (cleaning) to be done atleast once in 6 months to maintain our oral hygiene clean. Our toothbrush is not much finely designed to clean all the plaque and calculi in the interdental areas of the teeth, which is the area where most of the calculus accumulate much and has to be removed regularly using scalers by the dentist.
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Yesterday I did root cleaning for my teeth. Today afternoon I can see visible stains again. I don't have any bad habits. I ate only rice, dosa, fruits and chyawanprash in between. Can someone tell me why I am getting stains this fast?

BDS
Dentist, Kolar
Yesterday I did root cleaning for my teeth. Today afternoon I can see visible stains again. I don't have any bad habi...
Some people naturally hv lots of chromogenic bacteria in their mouth which causes staining of teeth v soon n also wen you hv heavily coloured food stuff n also coffee n tea n coloured cool drinks, they cause stains soon. After scalling it is adviced to avoid such food stuufs n drinks for at least a week as your fresh tooth surface tends to catch stains soon. Minor scratches on tooth also catches stains soon. These scratches can b removed by polishing n to a great extent by enamel microabrasion. Visit your dentist for the same. Meanwhile use whitening toothpastes such as snowdent.
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I am not able to open my mouth full while eating something I don't have habit of tobacco.

BDS (Gold Medalist)
Dentist, Gurgaon
I am not able to open my mouth full while eating something I don't have habit of tobacco.
Dear lybrate user, reduced mouth opening can be due to problem in the jaw joint or fibrosis/thickening on the inside of your cheeks due to infection. Consult your dentist soon to know the exact cause. Eat a soft diet, avoid fried and spicy foods, drink plenty of water and fluids.
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My problem is yellowish teeth. So what should I do. please help suggest any toothpaste.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
My problem is yellowish teeth. So what should I do. please help suggest any toothpaste.
Cause of discoloration ? Smoking, coffee, tea, drugs, aging, staining food (wine, blueberry, etc) genetics. We need more investigations with clinical examination to decide upon treatment. You may need deep cleaning along with whitening (bleaching) procedures and / or artificial enamel filling and / or capping. 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. 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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I have a bad breathe always. Brush my teeth for 3 times a day. What should I do to avoid this bad breathe. Thank you.

Post-Graduate Certificate in Endodontics
Dentist, Cuttack
I have a bad breathe always. Brush my teeth for 3 times a day. What should I do to avoid this bad breathe. Thank you.
Brushing is advised only twice a day. Overbrushing might destroy your enamel and cause sensitivity. Bad breathe has several reasons. It can be because of deposits or food particles remain inbetween your teeth. Or it can be due to medical conditions like gastric reflux, diabetes, lung infection, sinusitis or medications for chest pain and all. So before treating the problem, we have to know the cause so that we can eradicate it from roots. For time being use mouthwash and go for a dental check up soon to get the treatment.
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I am 26 years old and I am suffering from bad breath. I have pus in tonsil and its very smelly and my throat is pained alot. Lot of mucous are coming out and its sticky and smelly. My tongue is also all coated with white. Please help.

BHMS, PGD PPHC, BMCP, TRAINING IN USG
Homeopath, Kolkata
how long you are suffering.take Kali bichrome 200/12dose.one dose daily empty stomach for 12days and consult after taking medicine thanks
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Whenever I sleep I got saliva coming from mouth. I do not know how this happen but my whole pillow become wet due to saliva coming from my mouth. Please help me regarding this.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
Whenever I sleep I got saliva coming from mouth. I do not know how this happen but my whole pillow become wet due to ...
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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Good evening sir /madam I have mild tooth pain between my two teeth's and what shall I do please guide me currently I am taking pain killers with antibiotic.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
Good evening sir /madam I have mild tooth pain between my two teeth's and what shall I do please guide me currently I...
•Eat a healthy, balanced diet and avoid eating strongly flavoured or spicy food. •Cut down on sugary food and drink, as it can increase the amount of bacteria in your mouth. •Reduce your alcohol consumption. •Stop smoking. •Cut down on coffee. •Drink plenty of water to help prevent your mouth becoming dry. •Chew sugar-free gum after eating, to stimulate the flow of saliva. This will help clean away any remaining food particles. •Don't use toothpaste to clean your dentures, as it can scratch the surface and cause stains. •Clean your dentures thoroughly using soap and lukewarm water, denture cream or a denture-cleaning tablet. •Use a separate toothbrush to clean your dentures. •Make sure you visit your dentist for regular check-ups. Having regular dental check-ups will ensure that any plaque is removed from your teeth, particularly in areas that are difficult to reach. •Your dentist can recommend the best way to clean your teeth and gums, and point out areas you might be missing. They can also identify any signs of gum disease and ensure early treatment. •Gastritis, lung & sinus infection may also be the cause of bad smell in the mouth. 90% of bad breath is due to a dirty tongue. •If your bad breath is caused by a gastrointestinal problem, such as an H. Pylori infection or gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD), you may be referred to a gastroenterologist. •Persistent bad breath or a bad taste in the mouth may be a warning sign of gum (periodontal) disease. Gum disease is caused by the buildup of plaque on teeth. •You may need deep cleaning & fill tooth cavities with artificial enamel filling. Rinse your mouth thoroughly with a mouth wash until then. Advance procedures can be done with laser too. You may consult me in person.
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My friend's son age is 12 and his son's tooth is 90 degree of out side please help what we should.

BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
My friend's son age is 12 and his son's tooth is 90 degree of out side please help what we should.
Plz contact to orthodontics for correction of malalign tooth. After examining you might be put braces for correction.
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Hi I am 26 year old.. Single.. Major issue I facing tiredness soon and I don't want it to happen.. Also I have an ulcers problem I usually get ulcers and you can't imagine the pain I am non- smoker.. I do drink occasionally but I don't understand why I get mouth ulcers.. Can you please help me on that. Also us that right it can happen due to eating onions.. Many people has said me that..

BHMS
Homeopath, Lucknow
Mouth ulcer has several cause like upset stomach, indigestion, constipation, vit b deficiency. For that you should take light diet, avoid spicy food, oily food to get rid of stomach problem, drink lots of water, eat papaya, take vit b complex capsule, mix honey and turmaric and apply it on affect area, drink coconut water, and chew some tulsi leaves. This will help in getting rid of ulcers faster and also have a preventive action against their recurrence.
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BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Do not use your teeth for doing something other than chewing food. Using them for cracking nuts, removing bottle tops or ripping open packaging can result in chipped or broken teeth.
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My tooth was paining what should I do to let go that pain which tablet should I buy then what would I do.

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
My tooth was paining what should I do to let go that pain which tablet should I buy then what would I do.
You please take tab combiflam one tab after meals and show to dental surgeon for checkup and treatment.
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Is teeth extraction necessary for front teeth straightening? I have heard a number of Cons of teeth extraction. I am asking this question for a female 26 years age.She has already gone to 2 year brace treatment.Thanks

BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
Sir teeth extraction is done to create space so that the teeth move back into that space , so it depends on the case whether the teeth have to be extracted or not .Its not mandatory in all cases
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I have germs in my mouth. Always it was bleeding. And my mouth is always smelling. Please tell me some solution for this cause.

MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
do tooth brush morning and evening daily, do mouth wash with listerine mouth wash with water after any thing you eat. go to dentist for cleaning your teeth. it will help. welcome
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I am a 28 yr old male. My upper right side 4th and 6th teeth always feels sensitivity problem since 2 months. I have used hydent k paste & also used senolin sf gel. But still the problem persists. What should I do to get rid of this problem permanently. Please help me.

Advanced Aesthetics, BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
I am a 28 yr old male. My upper right side 4th and 6th teeth always feels sensitivity problem since 2 months. I have ...
Hi teeth have a protective layer called enamel with age the enamel wears off and become thin which causes to become teeth sensitive to cold and hot. You need to get a professional check up done to know the exact cause and solution of your problem.
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Hi im 33 year old male my gums are burnt due to chewing tobacco in my early days so I would like to know is there any treatment or surgery for gums to regrow.

BDS
Dentist, Bangalore
Hi im 33 year old male my gums are burnt due to chewing tobacco in my early days so I would like to know is there any...
yes, there is a periodontal flap surgery available for your condition. .visit to a dentist for examination and proper treatment plan. ..
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MDS - Periodontics, BDS
Dentist, Ahmedabad
Gum diseases can be treated and reversed in their initial stages very easily. By getting the accumulated tartar and plaque removed by a dentist, there is a chance that they can get better without much ado. 

I'm having mouth ulcers for long time its very frequently coming what should I do to stop this from coming?

Advanced Aesthetics, BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Hi, there are various reasons for mouth ulcers it could be because of spicy food, medications, bad digestion, eating hard food etc. You can go for professional check up to get the exact cause and solution for the same. Regards shilpa Dr. Krinita motwani's dental clinic.
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Avoid Tobacco for better Heatlth

Advanced Aesthetics, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, BDS
Dentist,
Avoid Tobacco for better Heatlth

Avoid Tobacco,this will be a big favor to your teeth. One, it will save you from oral cancer and periodontal complications. Two, it will save you from the countless ill effects caused by the agents used to mask the smell of tobacco. For example, if you smoke a cigarette, you may use candies, tea or coffee to mask the smoky breath and odor. This doubles the amount of damage caused.

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