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Dr. Praveena Kumari

BDS

Dentist, Chennai

8 Years Experience  ·  at clinic
Dr. Praveena Kumari BDS Dentist, Chennai
8 Years Experience  ·  at clinic  ·  ₹ online
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I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning....more
I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning.
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Dr. Praveena Kumari is a trusted Dentist in Alwarpet, Chennai. She has helped numerous patients in her 8 years of experience as a Dentist. She has completed BDS. She is currently associated with Dr Smilez, Alwarpet in Alwarpet, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Praveena Kumari and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Certified Implantologist
Dentist
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Tobacco stains teeth and significantly increases the risk of gum disease and oral cancer. If you smoke or use chewing tobacco, consider quitting. Counsel your kids not to start.

My daughter has uneven teeth. Her age is exact 9 years old. Pls tell me what to do. She has protruding incisors and uneven canine. ON OPG Xray 8 teeth have not erupted yet. Being advised by some dentist to put steel plate for aligning the teeth while others have told me to wait it will auto correct as she grows. Am confused what to do.

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician
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My daughter has uneven teeth. Her age is exact 9 years old. Pls tell me what to do. She has protruding incisors and u...
Your daughter is now 9 years, so please wait till secondary growth is completed. Malalainment of teeth can be done anytime after that, you need not worry at all now.

I am 64 and having cuts on the outer side of toungue which cause pain during spicy food. What it could be and how can bee treated?

MDS - Orthodontics
Dentist
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Hi. Cuts and lacerations on the tongue can be due to a lot of factors. Mostly at your age, it can be because of sharp edges of teeth causing traumatic ulceration.

I am feeling that my gums are loosening/ shrinking on teeth, the roots of teeth is slowly coming out of gums, although there is no sensation in the teeth. Any precaution or treatment? Please advice.

BDS
Dentist
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I am feeling that my gums are loosening/ shrinking on teeth, the roots of teeth is slowly coming out of gums, althoug...
this are sign of gum infection due to accumulation of plaque on teeth. go for scaling and polishing of teeth. use mouthwash twice daily after brushing. maintain proper oral hygiene.

Healthy Mouth Happy you- Brushing and Flossing the Right Way

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist
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Right Way to Brush-


Proper brushing takes at least two minutes — that's right, 120 seconds! Most adults do not come close to brushing that long. To get a feel for the time involved, try using a stopwatch. To properly brush your teeth, use short, gentle strokes, paying extra attention to the gumline, hard-to-reach back teeth and areas around fillings, crowns or other restoration. Concentrate on thoroughly cleaning each section as follows:

B1 Tilt the brush at a 45° angle against the gumline and sweep or roll the brush away from the gumline







B2Gently brush the outside, inside and chewing surface of each tooth using short back-and-forth strokes.








B3Gently brush your tongue to remove bacteria and freshen breath.




Clean the outer surfaces of your upper teeth, then your lower teeth
Clean the inner surfaces of your upper teeth, then your lower teeth
Clean the chewing surfaces
For fresher breath, be sure to brush your tongue, too
Frequency of brushing-



Studies have shown that brushing once a day in preschool settings, using a fluoride toothpaste will prevent cavities. Families should be encouraged to brush additional times at


home. Brushing before bedtime is especially important, in order to prevent plaque and food particles remaining in contact with the teeth throughout the night.

Replacing Toothbrush-

You should replace your toothbrush when it begins to show wear, or every three months, whichever comes first. It is also very important to change toothbrushes after you've had a cold, since the bristles can collect germs that can lead to reinfection.

Electric power brush-



PBRAn electric toothbrush is a toothbrush that uses electric power supplied usually by a battery to move the brush head rapidly, either oscillating side to side, or rotation-oscillation (where brush heads rotate in one direction and then the other).

ADVANTAGES OF AN ELECTRIC POWER BRUSH
1.Faster Brushing
2.Easier Brushing
3.Deep Cleaning
4.Painless Cleaning
5.Stain Removal
6.Fresher Breath
7.Proven Long-Term Results




FLOSSING


Flossing in addition to toothbrushing can reduce gingivitis and halitosis compared to toothbrushing alone.


FLOSDental floss is a bundle of thin filaments used to remove food and dental plaque from teeth. The floss is gently inserted between the teeth and scraped along the teeth sides, especially close to the gums or underneath them. Dental floss may be made of either plastic (nylon, PTFE or polyethylene) or silk, and can be flavored or unflavored, and waxed or unwaxed. An alternative tool to achieve the same effect is the interdental brush.

Advantages of flossing
ØProper flossing removes plaque and food particles in places where a toothbrush cannot reach- under the gum-line and between the teeth.
ØDaily flossing is recommended because plaque build-up can lead to tooth decay and gum disease.
ØIt stimulates gums, polishes tooth surfaces, reduces gum bleeding and prevents gum disease.


FLOSSINGFlossing technique
Start with about 18 inches of floss, wind most of the floss around each middle finger, leaving an inch or two of floss to work with.

ØHold the floss tautly between your thumbs and index fingers, slide it gently up-and- down between your teeth.
ØGently curve the floss around the base of each tooth using a seesaw motion, making sure you go beneath the gum-line. Never snap or force the floss, as this may cut or bruise delicate gum tissue.
ØCurve the floss around the side of one tooth, forming a 'C' shape and rub the floss up and down to clean the tooth. Repeat the procedure in the opposite direction i.e. on the adjacent tooth.
ØUse clean sections of floss as you move from tooth to tooth.
ØTo remove the floss, use the same back-and-forth motion to bring the floss up and away from the teeth.
Floss holders are also available and can be used in the difficult to reach areas.


MOUTHWASH

MWMouthwash or mouth rinse is a chemotherapeutic agent used as an effective home care system by the patient to enhance oral hygiene.

A mouthwash is a flavored liquid that people use to rinse out their mouths before or after brushing their teeth. Some individuals may also rinse with mouthwash between brushings, particularly after eating foods that may cause a person to have bad breath. Mouthwash typically emphasize the treatment and prevention of halitosis as one of the many benefits of mouthwash. Mouthwash can be effective at combating bad breath.

ØBacteria in the mouth can also cause foul-smelling breath. Many antiseptic mouthwash products claim to kill the germs that cause bad breath.
ØSome mouthwash products are designed to help heal sores or irritation after oral surgery.


Healthy Mouth Happy you- Brushing and Flossing the Right Way

Doctor, for past 10 years i am having the habit of taking gudka & pan-masala. How to stop this habit to sustain my health?

BDS
Dentist
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No medicine or treatment is permanent untill you quit on your own. Since you already decided to stop. Do it right now. Avoid friends if you have any who chews gutka. Do yoga and meditation daily.

I want to get solution for yellowish looking teeth. I brush daily two time bit still my teeth look yellowish pls solve my prob.

BDS
Dentist
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I want to get solution for yellowish looking teeth. I brush daily two time bit still my teeth look yellowish pls solv...
Everyone doesn't have pearl white teeth. Harshly brushing your teeth will erode the first whiter enamel layer and will expose deeper yellowish dentinal layer. Go for scaling and polishing. This will make your teeth a bit whiter and shine. For further whiteness, go for bleaching.

I'm 18 years old. I'm suffering from tooth cavity. What should I do?

BDS
Dentist
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Most common treatment available for dental cavity is filling. It may be silver, cement or resin depending on type of cavity. If cavity is deep and patient is suffering from pain and sensitivity then root canal treatment may be required.

Now I am 8th month pregnant. I am suffering from wisdom tooth pain from 3days. Gum line is on wisdom tooth. What shall I do for that pain. I have consulted dentist they said that we have to remove that wisdom tooth because of gum line is on wisdom tooth. What I have to do now can I remove that tooth or not because I am carrying 8th month pregnant?

PERIODONTIST, B.D.S.
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Now I am 8th month pregnant. I am suffering from wisdom tooth pain from 3days. Gum line is on wisdom tooth. What shal...
Hello lybrate-user, first I want to congratulate. Actually third trimester of pregnancy is safe period for treatment. If it is painful for you then go for removal of your wisdom tooth. For temporary relief you can rinse with warm water by adding salt in it. But it is only for temporary relief.

Hi, My wife is pregnant and facing a problem of Saliva in mouth continuously. It's big irritation matter for her to take a good sleep because she has to go to washroom due to saliva in mouth continuously. What is the cause of this and also advise some solution for this.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician
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Its not known what causes some women to have excessive salivation in early pregnancy, but hormonal changes may be a culprit. Also, nausea might make some women try to swallow less, causing saliva to build up in the mouth. Following measures are helpful: brush your teeth and use mouthwash several times a day. Eat frequent, small, well-balanced meals, and avoid excessive amounts of starchy food. Drink plenty of water. Keep a water bottle handy and take frequent small sips. Suck on hard candy or chew sugarless gum. This won't make you produce less saliva, but it will make it easier for you to swallow the saliva you do produce. Avoid sour candies and gum, as they can stimulate saliva production.

My son has problem of bad breath He brushes his teeth and also drinks lot of water but the foul smell is still there What can be done? He is 15 years old.

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My son has problem of bad breath
He brushes his teeth and also drinks lot of water but the foul smell is still there
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Kindly get him checked by dentist. He might have to get his teeth cleaned and polished if there is tartar /deposit on his teeth.

I am 57 years age suffering from Diabetic and BP but both are under control. I have this problem since last 5 years. As I contacted Dentist regarding lower jaw. They suggest me remove all for implant of 06 tooth is it ok the cost is worrying me Is it ok for Diabetic and BP patient.

BDS
Dentist
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I am 57 years age suffering from Diabetic and BP but both are under control. I have this problem since last 5 years. ...
The purpose of the present study was twofold: (1) to investigate how many diabetic patients and types of cases that are treated with dental implants in our clinic; and (2) assess the outcome of such treatment. Medical records from 782 patients were examined in patients treated by the Brånemark method for partial or total edentulism with implant supported bridges. From these records, 25 patients (3.2%) with diabetes before implant treatment (136 implants) were identified and further studied with respect to age, gender, type of diabetes, treated jaw, degree of edentulism, bone graft, implant survival, periimplant inflammation, bleeding on probing, and radiographic bone loss. Furthermore, the patients' opinion about the outcome of the treatment was registered. The implant success rate was 96.3% during the healing period and 94.1% 1 year after surgery. Of all 38 bridges, one was lost. Few complications occurred and all patients, except for one, were satisfied with the treatment. Today, diabetic patients are being treated successfully for all types of edentulism, including bone-grafting treatment. Diabetics that undergo dental implant treatment do not encounter a higher failure rate than the normal population, if the diabetics' plasma glucose level is normal or close to normal as assessed by personal interviews.

I have cavity problems in my teeth. Please suggest ways to make teeth stronger. Thanks in advance.

BDS
Dentist
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Kindly get the cavity filled before it becomes deep and painful. Brush your teeth twice daily using correct brushing technique to maintain your oral hygiene. Also avoid taking sticky food and sweets before going to bed.

MDS - Periodontics
Dentist
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Sugary foods should be consumed in limited quantities as the bacteria in dental plaque changes them into acids causing initiation and progression of tooth decay.

I am 34 years old last year I have operation tongue cancer and radiation also so what care I have to do?

BDS
Dentist
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Hi if the cancer was due to ghutka or smoking then avoid it and don't use steroids unless prescribed drink plenty of water so that the drugs and toxins get flushed out and avoid tension and if you hav any sharp teeth get it trimmed by dentist.

BDS
Dentist
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You can’t brush every time you eat. But you sure can drink water or at least rinse your mouth with water every time you do so. Water neutralises the effects of acidic and sugary foods. Rinsing removes food particles left behind on/ between the teeth.

I was about to start rct for my broken teeth. Will it be paining?

MDS - Orthodontics, BDS
Dentist
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Not necessary. The doctor will give you local anaesthesia and these days rct's are done by very sophisticated rotary instruments which provide comfort to the patient and good results.

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When the pulp of the tooth becomes inflamed, septic or lifeless, one needs to go through the root canal treatment. 

I have a problem of toothache. I am suffering from toothache since last 3 months. Please suggest me.

MDS - Orthodontics, BDS
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I have a problem of toothache. I am suffering from toothache since last 3 months. Please suggest me.
Hi lybrate-user tooth hurt on consuming hot food/liquids. If yes, get the x ray of the tooth done from a dentist, you might need root canal treatment.

Beware of yellow teeth

BDS
Dentist
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Yellowness in teeth should not be taken lightly.
Beware of yellow teeth
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