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Dr. Rafic

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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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#3/189-17, Defence Colony 1st St, Medavakkam Main Road, Madipakkam, ChennaiChennai Get Directions
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I have been smoking hookah from 2month. Now I'm getting bad taste on tongue and getting yellow whitish coating on it. How do I remove the yellow whitish coated from my tongue.

BDS
Dentist, Jaunpur
Get rid of ur habit , its self healing stage no need to worry as soon as u withdraw habit ,you will find everything back on track
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BDS, MDS - Pediatric Dentistry , Certificate Course in Conscious Sedation
Dentist, Hyderabad
Cavities are caused by germ buildup. We brush our teeth, but how well do we brush?

Introduing innovative methods to help children (and the young at heart) to learn to brush better and prevent cavities at home.

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All About Dry Mouth

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
All About Dry Mouth

Dry mouth or Xerostomia is characterized by the drying of the mouth as a result of reduced saliva secretion. Secretion of an adequate amount of saliva helps in chewing & swallowing of food which in turn creates a healthy oral cavity. A recent study showed that women have more chances of getting a dry mouth as compared to men. If not diagnosed on time, dry mouth might lead to mouth infections, severe damage to the teeth enamel and gingivitis.

The symptoms of dry mouth include, but are not limited to:

  • Craving for water in regular intervals.
  • Swollen tongue.
  • Dry eye.
  • Significant trouble while swallowing, speaking or chewing along with disturbing bad breath.
  • Severe headaches and formations of ulcers in the mouth

Causes:
1. This condition might occur as a side effect of:
a. Other serious conditions such as GERD, Alzheimer's disease, HIV/AIDS etc.
b. Side effects of medical treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation therapy; this might result in significant damage to the salivary glands.
c. Side effects of drugs prescribed for diarrhea, nausea, asthma, obesity, depression, Parkinson's disease etc.

2. Abnormal consumption of marijuana, crystal methamphetamine and tobacco might cause dry mouth.

3. It can occur during pregnancy and breastfeeding, dry mouth can be a common occurrence because of acute dehydration.

4. Sleep apnea, snoring and breathing through your mouth instead of the nose on a daily basis might induce dry mouth.

5. Severe damage to the nerves might result in dry mouth conditions.

Treatment:

  1. A healthy amount of water consumption, about 3 liters every day, will help to keep the mouth wet.
  2. Application of toothpaste and mouthwashes containing fluoride twice a day will help to keep the mouth moist.
  3. You should change the dosages of medicines after consulting your doctor if Xerostomia is primarily occurring as a result of side effect of the drugs.
  4. Prescribed dosage of medicines such as "Pilocarpine" might induce increased saliva secretion.
  5. Try breathing through the nose instead of your mouth to avoid Xerostomia.
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I have some teething issue. Sometimes blood comes from my teeth. When I woke up in morning a saliva kind of comes from my mouth.

BDS
Dentist, Chennai
I have some teething issue. Sometimes blood comes from my teeth. When I woke up in morning a saliva kind of comes fro...
It could be because of the inflammation of your gums due to accumulation of tartar in your teeth. You need scaling.
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Hi team, I am facing the problem of bad breath. I brush teeth three times a day but still I can feel that I am not smelling good.

BDS, MDS
Dentist, Jaipur
Hi team,

I am facing the problem of bad breath. I brush teeth three times a day but still I can feel that I am not s...
As it appears that you have periodontal problem or also known as pyorrhoea. This can be treated by scaling and polishing if not severe. you need to brush twice a day and maintain oral hygiene by keeping your tongue clean
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How to remove white coated tongue. Please give me Home Remedies to Get Rid of White Coated Tongue.

Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Rohilkhand University, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology and Microbiology
Dentist, Bareilly
If you are not a patient of constipation then your tongue will not be quoted again and again if it exists so then please consult consult an oral pathologist for the very problem use a plastic tongue cleaner of a Stim company.
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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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Gum surgery is safe or any side effect of gum surgery gum surgery nae karane se future koi oral problem ho sakta hai pls advice.

BDS, FOI, MDS - Orthodontics, FPFA, Ph.D.
Dentist, Ahmedabad
Gum surgery is safe or any side effect of gum surgery gum surgery nae karane se future koi oral problem ho sakta hai ...
gum surgery is required when gum health is not good. and that improves gum condition. so do not worry about that.
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How to keep teeth fresh b'coz mine is a very badly coloured in yellow since three years.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
How to keep teeth fresh b'coz mine is a very badly coloured in yellow since three years.
Cause of discoloration ? Smoking, coffee, tea, drugs, aging, staining food (wine, blueberry, etc) genetics. 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. 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. 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. 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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There is bleeding in teeth when I eat or brush it in the morning. How I can get healthy teeth?

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
get cleaning and polishing done and maintain oral hygiene .and use paste and oral rinse twice a day.
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