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Dr. Rafic

Dentist, Chennai

Dr. Rafic Dentist, Chennai
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Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; a......more
Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; as a health provider being ethical is not just a remembered value, but a strongly observed one.
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Dr. Rafic is a trusted Dentist in Medavakkam, Chennai. You can visit him/her at Calvary Dental Clinic in Medavakkam, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Rafic on Lybrate.com.

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Dear doctor how to cure bad breath. I have some bad breath problem. What should I do.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Dear doctor how to cure bad breath. I have some bad breath problem. What should I do.
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 for any tooth decay-----------------
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CCP, MBA, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Karnal
There is nothing better and more beneficial for the teeth than coconut oil. It has a very strong effect in cases of fungi, microbes and bacteria and according to studies it can kill tooth decay bacteria in no time.
Just one spoonful of coconut oil has the ability to prevent your teeth from decaying and can help you clean them much better than regular toothpastes, and it doesn’t even have side effects like in the cases of mouthwash products and fluoride.
The strong effects of coconut oil were researched at the Athlone Institute of Technology, where Irish scientists found out that coconut oil can inhibit mouth bacteria, especially in cases of candida albicans.

How can coconut oil prevent tooth decay?
By destroying the candida albicans, it prevents your teeth from developing dental diseases. The growth of candida albicans is helped with processed foods and sugar, and can also lead to other illnesses related to the digestive system. The scientists discovered that coconut oil has strong effect on common bacteria that help in teeth decay, such as the S. mutans, which is the primary cause for bad teeth, and have suggested that the coconut oil enzyme is a powerful alternative to chemicals that we use to protect our teeth.
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BDS, Diploma in Hospital Administration, Diploma in Pharmacy
Dentist, Delhi
How To Prevent Dental Cavities

Dental cavities, often the result of tooth decay is a natural factor that occurs in all humans. However, depending upon the amount of care that you give to your teeth, dental cavities usually occur at different time periods for different people. For children who eat a lot of sweets, dental cavities are likely to arise at an early age if they do not protect their teeth by brushing them in the morning and at night. Similarly, dental cavities can also arise in young people, and is one of the prime reasons for loss of teeth. In order to understand how to take care of dental activities, it is important to first understand what causes them.

Causes

Bacteria usually lives within a person's mouth. The bacteria are responsible for converting the food in to acids. The food pieces, mixed with the acids, the bacteria and the saliva all combine, resulting in the formation of a sticky substance known as plaque. As a person chews his food, the plaque tends to get stuck to the teeth. Over the passage of time, as the plaque is not removed from the teeth, it turns in to a substance which is known as tartar. The tartar begins to irritate the gums, which results in diseases such as gingivitis or periodontitis.

Tooth decay begins to take place if the plaque is not removed from the teeth. For an average person, plaque begins to set in 20 minutes after eating, ultimately damaging the enamel on your teeth, and creating holes in your teeth, which in dental terminology, are regarded as dental cavities. Caring for dental cavities is not an overnight procedure; a person needs to be consistent in cleaning their teeth. However, once dental cavities, or the holes, have been formed in a person's teeth, they can only be rectified by a professional dentist.

Treatment

Filling is one of the most common treatments chosen by individuals who have dental cavities. Dentists usually fill the teeth by first removing the decayed material with the help of a drill, and then use another material, often being porcelain or composite resin, in order to fill it up. In some instances, gold, silver and platinum are also used. For frontal teeth, porcelain and composite resin are usually preferred, as they both match the appearance of natural teeth in a person.

The second method is 'crowning. If the tooth structure is significantly limited and the dental cavities are extensive, this might be the preferred option. The first step is the removal of the decayed or damaged area. Once the damaged part has been removed, a crown is placed over the top of the tooth, hence covering the area. Often times, the crown is made out of metal or composite resin or porcelain, and is affixed with a metallic structure.
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I am 32 years, i am suffering from OSMF (oral submuscous Fibrosis) from last 4/5 year. What should i do?

PGPPH, BDS, Certified Implantologist
Dentist, Hyderabad
Doctors may assess the patient before choosing the treatment. It can be using hyalase, diode lasers or supplements. Treatment options include iron and multivitamin supplements including lycopene, an extract of tomato, and a range of medicines (e. G. Intralesional injection of steroids, hyaluronidase, human placenta extracts, chemotrypsin, pentoxifylline and collagenase). Surgery, including cutting of the fibrous bands and jaw muscles and joint, has been used for more extreme cases.
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I'm 26years old female and have bad breath problem. I have changed many tooth paste like colgate, pepsodent, dober red, himalaya etc. But I didn't see the difference. And I don't have ulcer. But I'm having cavities. Please tell me how to cure this problem.

BDS, MDS Endodontist
Dentist, Chandigarh
I'm 26years old female and have bad breath problem. I have changed many tooth paste like colgate, pepsodent, dober re...
Mam get your teeth examined by a dentist. Bad breath is caused by deposition of plaque and calculus which has to be removed by the dentist. So please do not waste time and get your teeth cleaned. Regards
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After I have been fixed with cast partial denture there is a flurry of mouth ulcers which aren't healing and face is swollen l don't have acidity or stomach upsets but the ulcers refuse to go even after bcom please caps feeling feverish with aches in my jaw and sideburns please help.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
After I have been fixed with cast partial denture there is a flurry of mouth ulcers which aren't healing and face is ...
Do not wear your denture for few weeks until healing. Eat lot of fruits & green leafy vegetables & drink plenty of water. We need more investigations with clinical examination to decide upon treatment. You may need coronoplasty (smoothen teeth edges) along with t. Rebagen 10, morning one tab & one at night for 5 days, c. Becosules 5 cap, for five days in the morning after meals. Hexigel ointment on the area of ulcer. Rinse your mouth thoroughly with a mouth wash after every meals. 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 Sir my father is 67 years old. He has no teeth and need best solution in economy cost. Please suggest.

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Complete dentures are economical .However if you want something better and stable than complete denture than I suggest you go for implant supported complete dentures.
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BDS
Dentist, Panchkula
Keep your brush at a 45 degree angle to prevent your gums from getting hurt while brushing.
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I am suffering from toothache since last 3 days. What I should for this teeth related problem.

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
I am suffering from toothache since last 3 days. What I should for this teeth related problem.
You might have a cavity / or pain in third molar ... kindly get the depth of cavity assessed by dentist or else you can just get an xray done... and then take medications/ treatment accordingly as per situation ..prevailing in your mouth. .
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My mouth is getting closed slowly as I used to chew tobacco it is possible to get back to normal again ?

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
U r getting osmf, stop tobacco, show to a maxillofacial surgeon alternatively you may also consult me (show it to me).
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My tongue has white spot surrounded by red area. It's been over a week now. They appear one at a time or once they heal another area of the tongue become like that. It's burning a lot whenever that area touches my teeth. The spots are smaller in size.

MDS
Dentist, Sangli
My tongue has white spot surrounded by red area. It's been over a week now. They appear one at a time or once they he...
It must be migratory glossies. Apply oral anesthetic gel to tongue. Add b complex vitamin tablet for 1 month. Reduce stress, improve sleep, take balanced diet, improve digestion.
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BDS
Dentist, Thanjavur
Brush twice a day, keep tooth problems away: Brushing twice a day removes the tiny left out food particles from the mouth and keeps it fresher and cleaner.
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Hi im suffering from severe throat pain and my mouth n tongue is burning, I can see small small white bubbles inside my mouth and when I saw my throat it has many round blister kind. The pain and irritation is horrible pls help me.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Greater Noida
Hi im suffering from severe throat pain and my mouth n tongue is burning, I can see small small white bubbles inside ...
Hello. You can take few doses of Ars. Alb. 30 Four pills thrice daily for three days. Do some gurgles with warm water. If the pain donot subside you need to consult a homoeopathic physician privately. Regards.
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Sir, i am feeling numbness in one side of my lower lip from nearly one year. Its started when I had a tooth infection. I am also feeling a small lump like thing on pressing it. Please tell me what it might be? thanking you sir.

BDS
Dentist, Bangalore
Please go to the doctor as fast as you can it looks like osteomyelitis which is bone destruction don't waste your time please consult me in private if you have any doubts.
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I am18 year boy, 4years before I developed black markings on my tongue. From there markings started spreading. Now my tongue looks nearly black. Please advice me something that I can do with it.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Hyderabad
I am18 year boy, 4years before I developed black markings on my tongue. From there markings started spreading. Now my...
Homoeopathy has good treatment without causing adverse effects. Take homoeopathic medicine merc sol 30 twice daily in the morning and in the evening and give feedback after 6 days.
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Hi sir my age is 16 My mouth was getting smell every time. Can you suggest me any solution.

BDS
Dentist, Vadodara
Hi sir my age is 16
My mouth was getting smell every time.
Can you suggest me any solution.
Bad breath is due to accumulation of plaque on teeth, decay teeth, dry mouth, smoking, tobacco chewing, consumption of caffeinated or aerated beverages, oilly n spicy food, sore throat, bad digestion. Go for scaling and polishing of teeth. Use mouthwash twice daily after brushing. Maintain proper oral hygiene. Increase your water intake.
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I have gone rootcanal anfd fitted bridge. From the last two days there I am having paim in the gum and swelling also.

MDS
Dentist, Wardha
I have gone rootcanal anfd fitted bridge. From the last two days there I am having paim in the gum and swelling also.
Pain and swelling in gums may suggest food struck near or below the bridge in gums. Get it checked. You may also be having infection in one of your tooth.
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I am having an ulcer in mouth since many days, in the lower vestibule. Please tell me what to do.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I am having an ulcer in mouth since many days, in the lower vestibule. Please tell me what to do.
If the mouth ulcer is causing a lot of pain, gently rub a small ice cube over the spot or rinse your mouth with ice-cold water. You could also chew on a clove bud (lavang) and direct the juice generated to the area where the ulcer is located. Clove buds are a great ingredient to cure sore throat too. To prevent the ulcerated area from getting infected, make it a point to rinse your mouth with a little salt water. Remember, this won’t make the ulcer disappear, but it can help reduce the pain. Honey is a natural humectant. It helps reduce scarring and hastens the process of new tissue growth. This, along with its anti-microbial effect ensures faster healing of the mouth ulcer. Chew a few leaves of tulsi along with some water about three to four times every day. This will help in getting rid of ulcers faster and also have a preventive action against their recurrence. Applying a little coconut oil directly onto the mouth ulcer or chewing some coconut (fresh or dry) helps reduce pain and inflammation and hence, ulcers heal faster. Mix some sugar to crushed khus-khus seeds and consume this mixture for instant relief from ulcers. You could apply a little ghee directly to the ulcerated area, or drink a glass of buttermilk two or three times every day. Mouth ulcers left untreated generally go away in a week or so; with these home remedies, you can expect faster relief. However, if you notice an ulcer in the mouth that is persistently present although it does not cause you any pain, do not neglect it or try to treat it with home remedies beyond a few days. Make it a point to see a doctor soon because often, a painless mouth ulcer is one of the earliest signs of oral cancer.
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I am 22 years old male, there is cavity in some of my Molars ,I have started brushing regularly 2 times ,still there is no effect ,what should I do?

MDS Prosthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Erode
I am 22 years old male, there is cavity in some of my Molars ,I have started brushing regularly 2 times ,still there ...
Once cavity formed they have to be properly restored by fillings. Brushing helps to prevent the cavity progression only.
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