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Dr. R. Barghavi Balakumar

Dentist, Chennai

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Dr. R. Barghavi Balakumar Dentist, Chennai
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Dr. R. Barghavi Balakumar is an experienced Dentist in Mylapore, Chennai. He is currently associated with St.Isabel's Hospital in Mylapore, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. R. Barghavi Balakumar on Lybrate.com.

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Keep your teeth healthy

BDS (GOLD MEDALIST)
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Keep your teeth healthy. Because unhealthy teeth give rise to other problems in your body.
Keep your teeth healthy

BDS
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Consumption of hard and crunchy food items should be avoided when one is undergoing orthodontic treatment.

I am aged 62, male, and have of late noticed a small rash-like eruption (swelling) inside my mouth, on the left cheek wall. It is hard to touch; no blister. It hurts. There is always an itching sensation outside the affected cheek. Please advise.

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
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Please get sialolithiasis ruled out a maxillofacial surg can be of help if the swelling on skin side of cheek subacious cyst could be the cause it will b best to get a prof help for clinical appraisal.

Sir, I am suffering from bad breathing and toothache. Please suggest what to do?

Certification in Full Mouth Rehabilitation, Post-Graduate Certificate in Oral Implantology (PGCOI), M.Sc - Master of Oral Implantology (MOI), Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist
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Sir, I am suffering from bad breathing and toothache. Please suggest what to do?
Get your teeth clean by the dentist. You can use the tongue cleaner and also the clohex mouth wash 3time in day. Also make a habit to brush twice in day

I have yellow teeth? Should I clean it from doc? Will it cause side effect? Is there any permanent solutions?

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I have yellow teeth? Should I clean it from doc? Will it cause side effect? Is there any permanent solutions?
Go for cleaning and see if you are satisfied. If not you can go for bleaching of teeth for more whiteness.

I am 62 years old male no diabetic. Tenormin 25 & stamlo 5 take for BP. No drink. No smoking Last 3 day when I eat spicy my mouth burn. Please suggest medicine.

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I am 62 years old male no diabetic. Tenormin 25 & stamlo 5 take for BP. No drink. No smoking
Last 3 day when I eat sp...
Apply ghee or butter with food. consume butter milk with food daily. take food with much amount of fiber, mouth burn due to thinning of mucus in mouth. and spicy food. take ghee or butter before food.

I am 28 yr old boy and have bad breathe problem for last 8 yrs. What should I do?

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Hi, there are various reasons of bad breath, like impurities in blood, inefficient digestive system, dry mouth (lack of saliva production), gum disease, cavities, plaque and tartar formation around teeth and gums, kind of diet, improper brushing / cleaning of mouth etc. I would advise you to get a thorough physical and dental examination to rule out the cause of bad breath and to solve it permanently. You can come for a consultation (free of cost) in our clinic.

Hi I am 20 year old my teeth cavity is very high?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), BDS
Dentist
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Get your present cavities filled and after that start using a fluoridated toothpaste and get a regular check up done every 6 months.

I am 24 year old I have pain in my teeth.

BDS, MDS
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Tooth pain could be due to various reasons, the most common being dental caries that forms a cavity within the tooth exposing the underlying nerve. Treating the tooth is the best option for which you need to consult a dentist and emergency treatment includes to run a course of antibiotics and pain killers. But not all pain killers work on tooth pain so please avoid self medication. You can consult me

I have bad breath problem from more than 2 years, i feel very depressed. Please suggest me to end this forever.

BDS, PG diploma In Smile Designing and Esthectics
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Bad breath is mainly due to d following reasons. One is tartar and bacterial deposits in ur mouth for which cleaning and scaling has to h done 2nd is ny cavity in ur mouth in which food gets stuck and is not cleaned even aftr brushing . Visit ur nearest dentist to get the cavity fixed. 3rd is dehydration which can b due to long term medication or less intake of water.

Advanced Aesthetics
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PTFE (monofilament) floss: The single filament (PTFE) floss, though slightly expensive, is very flexible as it slides easily between teeth. It is anti-resistant to shredding and enters even the teeth with tight spaces in between.

Tongue cleaning is as important as brushing and flossing

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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.
Tongue cleaning is as important as brushing and flossing

My teeth are full of cavities should I prefer ayurveda or move towards allopathy.

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My teeth are full of cavities should I prefer ayurveda or move towards allopathy.
Hiii there is actually no ayurvedic treatment for cavities of your teeth you need to get fillings done or a root canal done depending on the condition of your teeth. Thank you.

BDS, PGDFO
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Temporary loose wires can be fixed by using a pencil or the back of a spoon to gently push them back in place. Wax or a wet cotton ball can also be used if the loose wire is causing a lot of discomfort.

I have cavities in my teeth since 6 years of age now it increase which paste I prefer to use? Please advise.

MDS Prosthodontics
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More than paste its the way of brushing, frequency of brushing, dietary habits which is responsible for tooth decay or cavities. Please visit a nearby dentist to chalk out a comprehensive treatment plan for you which will include fillings, teaching brushing, modifying eating habits, regular reviews etc.

My teeth are yellow enough tell me some instant therapy which results in my teeth whitening.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
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My teeth are yellow enough tell me some instant therapy which results in my teeth whitening.
Kindly consult a dentist in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations to decide upon treatment. You may need deep cleaning along with whitening (bleaching) procedures and / or artificial enamel filling. Advance procedures can be done with laser. 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.

Tooth Sensitivity - 4 Ways You Can Prevent it

BDS, MDS - Orthodontics, Certified Lingual Orthodontist , Certified Implantologist
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Tooth sensitivity can be best described with the symptom of a sharp pain that you feel in your teeth when you sip something hot or cold. It is this contact of the drink with the sensitive tooth that causes the sharp pain. Extremely cold climate and eating something which is sweet or sour can cause the sensitive teeth to cause such a sensation, thus making it uncomfortable for you to eat anything.

The most common causes of sensitive teeth are as follows:
1. Tooth decay near the gum line can cause the teeth to be sensitive
2. Consumption of highly acidic foods and beverages
3. Using a hard tooth brush and aggressive brushing can lead to erosion of tooth enamel and cause tooth sensitivity
4. Plague buildup and gum diseases cause tooth sensitivity which may require you to consult your dentist immediately

However, there are many precautions that dentists recommend which can prevent your tooth from becoming sensitive. These are:
1. Gently brush your teeth and use a tooth brush that has soft bristles. This can prevent any damage to the enamel.
2. Apply proper technique to clean all parts of your mouth and teeth. You should also rinse your mouth properly with antiseptic mouthwash and fluoride.
3. You should eat a well -balanced diet which is low in acidic content. Soft drinks and cold drinks should be avoided as they can damage the enamel on your teeth.
4. Using desensitizing toothpaste can help reduce the pain associated with sensitivity.

Hyper sensitive tooth needs proper treatment and you should immediately consult your dentist. There are many dental procedures ranging from simple to complex ones, aimed towards controlling pain and sensitivity. Root canal and application of fluoride to the sensitive areas of your teeth can help reduce pain. Root canal is a treatment at the tooth s soft core and is considered the most successful treatment to eliminate the pain associated with infected tooth without the need to remove it.
Tooth Sensitivity - 4 Ways You Can Prevent it

Can a dental cavity be reversed without treatment?

MDS Prosthodontics
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Can a dental cavity be reversed without treatment?
Todays technology has not yet reached those heights, a normal cavity filling can help you out in preventing further destruction of your teeth.

I have a dry mouth condition (less saliva secretion). I drink lot of water daily but still if I go outside for 3-4 hours at a stretch without drinking water then my lips start cracking. Difficulty in speaking, what should I do?

MDS - Oral Medicine and Radiology, BDS
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Hi, there are many conditions causing dry mouth. Some of the main causes are some medicines, salivary gland disease, dehydration, diabetes, etc. We need to do a complete checkup. Meanwhile, continue drinking water frequently and start taking limcee lozenges 4 to 5 times a day. I would advice you to consult oral medicine specialist for complete diagnosis and treatment. Regards.

Was having habit of chewing tobacco Now wanted to leave but any how not able to Jaw has became Lil close so braces will help for a Lil wide jaw?or not?

BDS
Dentist
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Chewing tobacco leads to fibrosis of cheek muscle which leads to closure of mouth this is a sign of precancerous lesions.Stop immediately taking tobacco . Braces will not be useful. Special injections to break fibrosis of cheek may be helpful
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