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Dr. Rajini

Dentist, Chennai

Dr. Rajini Dentist, Chennai
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Dr. Rajini is a trusted Dentist in Chintadripet, Chennai. Doctor is currently associated with Dr.Smilez Group of Dental Centers ANNA NAGAR WEST in Chintadripet, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Rajini on Lybrate.com.

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5 Common Mistakes People Make While Brushing And how to fix them.

BDS, FICOI, MDS
Dentist, Mumbai
5 Common Mistakes People Make While Brushing And how to fix them.

Dentistry is not expensive, neglect is! brushing is an activity that has been embedded in our systems since time immemorial. It's an exercise you start and end your day with, a routine that can sometimes pass by almost subconsciously, leading to bad habits and ultimately poor oral health and hygiene.

Here are a few mistakes people commonly make when brushing their teeth.

Not using the proper toothbrush

The biggest myth of our time is to buy a medium or hard tooth brush to clean more effectively that's what causes the maximum damage over the years by wearing off healthy natural teeth with overzealous care.

Using an anti-sensitivity/whitening toothpaste permanently

A common mistake is to use a medicated tooth paste meant to mask sensitivity over a prolonged period. Such a practice only masks the symptom does not treat the problem and also leaves you vulnerable to cavities, gum disease and bad breath since the predominant component in such a tooth paste is for treating sensitivity or lightening tooth color.

The type of toothpaste that you use doesn't matter very significantly as long as you use the right amount and twice a day.

Sensitive toothpastes are meant to be used for a prescribed period of time and whitening toothpastes must be used under supervision to prevent any potential damage to your teeth.

Toothpaste must protect your teeth and gums both so a combination of paste that contains fluoride that protects your teeth from decay -and the gel based part has the antibacterial properties to prevent gum disease and bad breath.

Brushing too quickly or too many times

Most of us hate going to the dentist and find brushing an easier alternative but you cant exactly brush off old cavities just prevent new ones.

See to it that you do not brush your teeth more than twice in a day. Excessive brushing can damage your gums and enamel. It will not take a lot of pressure to remove the plaque; hence most dental practitioners suggest brushing using a very balanced pressure.

Studies show that brushing two times a day and about 2-3 minutes every time is perfect to maintain good oral hygiene. Most people make the mistake of falling short of this duration every time they brush. You can ideally divide the mouth in four sections and approximately spend around 30-40 seconds on each section.

Incorrect brushing technique

The strokes while brushing your teeth must be vertical and not horizontal. Many people are habituated with performing long horizontal brushing strokes; this leads to irritation and damage.

Learn the right technique

Hold your brush at an angle of 45 degrees to your gums and brush your gums and teeth with an up and down motion and short strokes. Don't use side to side strokes. Also, start brushing on areas that you have been ignoring till now, reach the difficult to reach inner portion of your teeth. Implement it as a daily ritual and you will attain perfection in it.

Wrestling or brushing

Hard brushing damages the gums and is not good for you. Excessive brushing i. E. Brushing more than 3-4 times is also bad for you. You must always observe a balance in brushing which keeps your dental health healthy.

Fix 

Since unlearning a bad brushing habit maybe harder the easier solution is to switch from a manual to an automatic brush. Going automatic by using a battery operated brush is recommended since it takes the guesswork out of brushing.

It may take a while to get adjusted to but like so many other things which are designed to make life easier automatic brushes make dental hygiene very easy and can even reduce the frequency of your dental visits.

Supplement your brushing 

Of course, brushing your teeth is only a part of a complete dental care routine. Mouth wash twice a day. You should always rinse your mouth and keep it cleaned; otherwise, the germs from the teeth will stay on.

Clean between teeth daily with floss. Tooth decay-causing bacteria still linger between teeth where toothbrush bristles can't reach. This helps remove plaque and food particles from between the teeth and under the gum line. Eat a balanced diet and limit between-meal snacks. Visit your dentist regularly for professional cleanings and oral exams. Got some questions? ask us comment below; we will answer as soon as possible.

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How to protect my teeth from germs, how can I improve my teeth color according to white like a cute baby. How can I care about my hair also.? Please help me.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
How to protect my teeth from germs, how can I improve my teeth color according to white like a cute baby. How can I c...
Hello, Hello, To prevent tooth decay: Brush your teeth at least twice a day with a fluoride-containing toothpaste. Preferably, brush after each meal and especially before going to bed. Clean between your teeth daily with dental floss or interdental cleaners, such as the Oral-B Interdental Brush, Reach Stim-U-Dent. Eat nutritious and balanced meals and limit snacks. Avoid carbohydrates such as candy, pretzels and chips, which can remain on the tooth surface. If sticky foods are eaten, brush your teeth soon afterwards. Check with your dentist about use of supplemental fluoride, which strengthens your teeth. Ask your dentist about dental sealants (a plastic protective coating) applied to the chewing surfaces of your back teeth (molars) to protect them from decay. Drink fluoridated water. At least a pint of fluoridated water each day is needed to protect children from tooth decay. Visit your dentist regularly for professional cleanings and oral exam. Use SBL's (homoeopathic) Homoeodent tooth paste for good results.
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My teeth are lose at early age What to do Should I apply some ayurvedic medicine Please tell me.

MDS Prosthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Mohali
My teeth are lose at early age
What to do
Should I apply some ayurvedic medicine Please tell me.
Tooth at this early age may be loose either due to calculus or due to some underlying disease so first cause must be found out. Consult a dentist to find undelying cause and accordingly treatment can be planned.
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Sir there are black spots on my tongue and some time they look like small ulcer what may be the reason and suggest the treatment.

MDS - Orthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Porbandar
Some low blood haemoglobin level ( due to vitamin methylcobamin deficiency ) leads to black spots on tongue especially anterior part of tongue but this is only one sign and it would not confirm that' s it' s the only cause, but u can ask your physician or directly have a test for blood hb level check up done
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How to protect my teeth from germs, how can I improve my teeth color according to white like a cute baby. How can I care about my hair also?

B.Sc(hons), Physics, B.H.M.S., PGDIT (software Engg)
Homeopath, Delhi
How to protect my teeth from germs, how can I improve my teeth color according to white like a cute baby. How can I c...
Be disciplined / wash mouth after any sweets taken. Brush regularly with mustard oil and salt. Mix. Any disease like acidity or indigestion must treated. Some times toothpaste creates tooth prob. So avoid it.
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BDS
Dentist, Cuttack

RED and WHITE PATCHES in the MOUTH leads to ORAL CANCER.
CONSULT FOR DENTAL CHECK-UP.

I'm having severe tooth ache for the past six months, my tooth is half broken and I have swelling beneath my gums. What should I Do?

BDS
Dentist, Vadodara
I'm having severe tooth ache for the past six months, my tooth is half broken and I have swelling beneath my gums. Wh...
Get your tooth x-rayed. Than depending on the damage you need to go for rct treatment or extraction. For temporary relief, take antibiotics and painkillers.
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I WAS TAKING half lemon with one glass of warm water after brushing But my teeth got irritated, hence now I take with a glass of buttermilk Along with lunch at noon and night, is it ok? My Dr. says aloevera has side effects to be very careful?

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
I WAS TAKING half lemon with one glass of warm water after brushing
But my teeth got irritated, hence now I take with...
Go only by the researched protocols v have habit of prescribing drugs to each other which is very wrong
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Hi. I want to ask how to keep teeth white always And please tell me symptoms of dengue?

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
Hi.
I want to ask how to keep teeth white always
And please tell me symptoms of dengue?
Get scaling polishing done by a dentist than brush twice daily especially at night for dengue c newspaper govt adv.
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Certification in Full Mouth Rehabilitation, Post-Graduate Certificate in Oral Implantology (PGCOI), M.Sc - Master of Oral Implantology (MOI), Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Rajkot
Life becomes tasteless without teeth so preserve your teeth for keeping taste in your life .Dr. Rashmi Jasani and Dr. Anand Jasani.

I have a white colour coating on my tongue since last 2 months or so. what could be the reason?

BDS, Non-Resident J.R. in Dept. of Orthodontics, Certified oral implantologist, Advanced Aesthetics, Digital Smile Designer
Dentist, Jammu
White tongue is the result of an overgrowth and swelling of the fingerlike projections (papillae) on the surface of your tongue. The appearance of a white coating is caused by debris, bacteria and dead cells getting lodged between the enlarged and sometimes inflamed papillae. Causes of papillae hypertrophy or inflammation include, for example: poor oral hygiene dry mouth dehydration smoking or other oral tobacco use alcohol use mouth breathing low roughage diet? eating mostly soft or mashed foods mechanical irritation from sharp tooth edges or dental appliances fever examples of conditions associated with white patches or other discolorations of your tongue include: use of certain medications, such as prolonged use of antibiotics that may bring on an oral yeast infection oral thrush geographic tongue leukoplakia oral lichen planus mouth cancer tongue cancer syphilis hiv/aids.
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How much time did fluconazole takes to kill candida from body? I ate last night fluka 150 tablet. But feeling well no rashes on tounge no smell in urine.

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
Dear lybrate user, you are taking a very effective medicine already. Be rest assured that you'll be free from the infection after the prescribed course.
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I have been suffering from tooth ache since last 10 days. There is also bad smell coming from my mouth. I have not using any mouth wash gels. Is there any treatment for this problem.

Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
I have been suffering from tooth ache since last 10 days. There is also bad smell coming from my mouth. I have not us...
There is infection in your teeth please go for treatment that is root canal treatment if it is fractured then go for removal and replace it.
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Why my teeth come out in powder form in the early mornings. Is this calcium deciffiancy?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
Why my teeth come out in powder form in the early mornings. Is this calcium deciffiancy?
May be due to calcium deficiency or loss of enamel in your teeth. If enamel is lost also, your teeth becomes brittle. Treatment for such brittle teeth is capping which will be stronger than your normal teeth.
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Net Qualified In Community Health And Social Medicine, M.Sc - Dietetics and Community Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Durgapur

I get bad smell from mouth since childhood n also I have digestion problem that is after taking food I get vomiting sensation. What should i do?

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
I get bad smell from mouth since childhood n also I have digestion problem that is after taking food I get vomiting s...
Bad breath can be reduced or prevented if you: practice good oral hygiene. Brush twice a day with fluoride toothpaste to remove food debris and plaque. Don't forget to brush the tongue, too. Replace your toothbrush every 2 to 3 months or after an illness. Use floss or an interdental cleaner to remove food particles and plaque between teeth once a day. See your dentist regularly -- at least twice a year. He or she will conduct an oral exam and professional teeth cleaning and will be able to detect and treat periodontal disease, dry mouth, or other problems that may be the cause of bad mouth odor. Drink lots of water. This will keep your mouth moist. Chewing gum (preferably sugarless) stimulates the production of saliva, which helps wash away food particles and bacteria.
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My niece who is 15 years has been recommended by her doctor for braces she also has nine cavities what will b d cost of cavity filling nd which braces would b good for her nd what will b d cost of braces please help.

BDS, MDS - Periodontics
Dentist, Bangalore
My niece who is 15 years has been recommended by her doctor for braces she also has nine cavities what will b d cost ...
Hi, The cost of the cavity depends on the material cost and the material used (large cavity or small cavity, depends on the tooth. It can be assessed only after the oral examination. The charges would range from 500-1000rs The Braces depends on various factors. If metallic braces, ceramic ,clear aligners. The charges varies.
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I am 26 years old. My teeth are black in the corners. I want to clean it. Please advice.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
Kindly consult a dentist in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations to decide upon treatment. You may need deep cleaning. You may consult me in person too. 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.
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Hi. I am 25 male. 2days ago I am fall down on a concrete slap. Its hit at the lower portion of my mouth. Now I can't open my mouth properly. When trying start pain in my lower jow.� teeth are also slidely broke. Please help me. What can I do?

MDS Prosthodontics
Dentist, Ranchi
Hi. I am 25 male. 2days ago I am fall down on a concrete slap. Its hit at the lower portion of my mouth. Now I can't ...
Consult dentist and get a full mouth x ray. Fall might have damaged your jaw joint near ear. Don't ignore.
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I have yellow teeth and the gums have lost some how to make the yellow teeth to white and regain of gums is there any tooth paste for it please kindly notify me.

BDS, MDS - Pediatric Dentistry , Certificate Course in Conscious Sedation
Dentist, Hyderabad
I have yellow teeth and the gums have lost some how to make the yellow teeth to white and regain of gums is there any...
Dear Mr. Nikhil, Please consult a Gum Specialist (Periodontist) You most likely have advanced gum disease with gum recession (loss) and yellow deposits called Calculus (Tartar). Kindly see a specialist, he will perform scaling and assess the gums for further procedures if required.
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