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Dr. Ramana Kumar

Dentist, Chennai

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Dr. Ramana Kumar Dentist, Chennai
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Dr. Ramana Kumar is a renowned Dentist in Mylapore, Chennai. You can visit her at Dental Clinic Mylapore in Mylapore, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Ramana Kumar on Lybrate.com.

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Want Sparkling White Healthy Teeth - 5 Ways You Can Get them

MDS, BDS
Dentist, Delhi
Want Sparkling White Healthy Teeth - 5 Ways You Can Get them

If you thought dental health could take a backseat amidst other demanding health problems, you surely haven’t experienced the unbearable pain of tooth cavities. Problems pertaining to your teeth could be many. From open nerve endings to weak and brittle teeth, anything could plague you. To take proper care of your teeth, you should visit your dentist frequently.

A few basic ways to maintain healthy teeth

  1. Pay heed to the kind of toothbrush you use: The kind of toothbrush you use plays a key role in discerning the health of your teeth. Many tend to use toothbrushes with hard bristles for brushing; this causes the enamel of your teeth to wear away. As a result, the dentine shows and a person reveals yellowish teeth every time he or she smiles. To soften the bristles of your toothbrush, you could wash it in lukewarm water prior to brushing.
  2. Certain food items should be strictly avoided: Junk food or packaged food is not just harmful for your overall health, but also for your teeth. Any food rich in starches or sugars can have acidic effects on your teeth enamel. Acids can corrode the enamel of your teeth. Hence, one should remember to consume food items that contain little amounts of sugar and starch. The reason why everybody around prohibited you from having too many chocolates as a child can be realized in the aforementioned point.
  3. Brushing and flossing routine: It is absolutely essential to brush your teeth twice daily. Flossing is what makes brushing effective. Many people are not aware of the right way to floss. Flossing should be done in a way so as to get rid of plaque that tends to settle down in between your teeth or right underneath your gums. The floss should be curved in the shape of a C for proper cleaning. Deposition of food particles when left to rot inside your mouth can cause graver problems other than bad breath.
  4. Give up your addiction: Smoking can kill the well-being of your teeth. It reduces the amount of blood circulated into a person’s mouth thus, making him or her more prone to the risk of oral cancers. Your chances of contracting periodontal diseases also increase when you smoke. So, healthy teeth and smoking can never go hand in hand.
  5. Never eat too many snacks: Eating in between meals or binge eating generally causes a lot of harm to your dental health. The more number of snacks a person intakes, the more is the concentration of sugar on his or her teeth. Care should be taken to eat four complete meals a day and less of snacks which are rich in sugar or carbohydrates. If you wish to discuss about any specific dental problem, you can consult a specilized dentist and ask a free question.
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BDS
Dentist, Panchkula
Gum diseases, if treated at the initial stage itself can be reversed easily. By getting the accumulated tartar and plaque removed by a dentist, there is a chance that they can get better without much ado. 

Loose Teeth? It might Indicate Much More Than You Know!

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Loose Teeth? It might Indicate Much More Than You Know!

You know you're suffering from loose tooth if it moves when you brush or while eating. In fact, loose tooth is an indication that you may suffer from an underlying dental problem. Thus, it's vital to be aware of the problems that may cause you to suffer from tooth mobility.

Here are some of the culprits behind your loose teeth.

1. Periodontal disease - Loose teeth problem can occur if you suffer from periodontal disease. This oral condition causes the bone and ligaments that surround your teeth to get weakened. The problem begins to occur once plaque begins to form on your teeth, more specifically around the gum line, leading to the formation of tartar. Eventually, the gums become inflamed causing periodontal pockets to form around the affected tooth or teeth. The result is bone loss and damage to the connective tissues.

2. Osteoporosis - The condition of osteoporosis sees the bone density around your teeth decreasing, resulting in the problem of loosened teeth. Women with osteoporosis are known to be three times more prone to tooth loss than women who don't suffer from this problem.

3. Pregnancy hormones - High estrogen and progesterone hormones during pregnancy can influence the bone and ligaments surrounding a tooth to loosen. If not accompanied by any other dental complication like periodontal disease, it only causes the problem of tooth mobility.

4. Traumatic injury - The connective tissue and the periodontal ligament that keep your teeth in place can become stretched if extreme pressure is placed on them. Whether it's an accident or a fall, any kind of strain to your mouth can harm the bone and ligaments that surround your tooth. Even grinding your teeth or clenching of the jaws can cause the periodontal ligament to get stretched, causing the loose tooth to occur.

'Consult'.

Related Tip: Is it More Important to Brush Your Teeth in the Night Than in the Morning?

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My teeth are turning yellow. How can they be white again by natural approaches as I dont wanna take allergic medicines?

MDS Prosthodontics
Dentist, Howrah
My teeth are turning yellow. How can they be white again by natural approaches as I dont wanna take allergic medicines?
No one is asking you to take medicines. Medicines are not allergic. Human being is allergic to medicine. Keep your teeth clean, visit a dentist and get them cleaned.
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I am 26 years old. My tongue becomes yellow after I eat but when I brush it cleans. Nd my throat pains sometimes a little.

BDS
Dentist, Lucknow
I am 26 years old. My tongue becomes yellow after I eat but when I brush it cleans. Nd my throat pains sometimes a li...
After eating tongue gets some deposits called as plaque. Which is a very normal phenomenon. Just maintain your oral hygiene by brushing two times a day. Cleaning tongue, avoid lot of coffee and tea. Using warm saline gargles at least 3-4 times a day. This will help you with your throat pain as well.
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I have a dental pain and I have loss my four teeth I can not use any drug please salvo my problem.

Bachelor of Dental Surgery, Master of Dental Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I have a dental pain and I have loss my four teeth I can not use any drug please salvo my problem.
Dental pain if it needs an Root canal treatment you may proceed. Missing teeth according to the strength of the surrounding teeth and structure can be planned for fixedl dentures.
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My daughter is 7 years old. Her permanent tooth has just started appearing behind the baby tooth at the bottom arch. Should I wait to see the doctor may be few weeks or should I immediately consult. She has a history of late tooth appearing (1st tooth appear when she was 1.5 years old. Please advice.

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
My daughter is 7 years old. Her permanent tooth has just started appearing behind the baby tooth at the bottom arch. ...
It's ok time for 1st molar to appear though little late some kids teeth late it's never bad to consult your dentist every six months.
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Hi doctor, Pus-formation on my upper premolor tooth gums, its been happening since last one month .It stays for few days and then busrt.Although I am not feeling any severe discomfort.So what advise would u give me, do I need to go for the root canal or medication will be suffice. Thanks in advance. Tag-Dental,Dentist

BDS
Dentist, Raipur
Hello sir kindly get an IOPA or the x-ray done of the desired tooth. If the infection has not spread to the surrounding structures and can can be cured by antibiotics and root canal then u can go for it or else something else has to be planned.
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Hi, I am having some wound in under my lips and its seem whitish. What is it? is this dangerous.

MDS - Orthodontics, BDS
Dentist,
Hi, I am having some wound in under my lips and its seem whitish. What is it? is this dangerous.
White colour wound may be due to variety of reasons like diabetes, using tobacco products or may be due to allergic reactions. Kindly get it examined by your dentist as soon as possible to prevent from aggravating.
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Dental Check Up During Summer's

MDS, BDS, Diploma in Forensic Medicine
Dentist, Allahabad
Dental Check Up During Summer's

Brush twice daily and regular dental check up with cleaning of teeth in every 4-6 months.

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BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Avoid getting your tooth extracted unless its non salvageable, it will help in the long run. Always insist on preserving your natural dentition.

I have irregularity in my teeth arrangement. I have 36 teeth. Which more than normal count and it causes problem to me many times.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I have irregularity in my teeth arrangement. I have 36 teeth. Which more than normal count and it causes problem to m...
Kindly consult an orthodontist in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations (model study, full mouth & profile x-ray) & clinical examination to decide upon treatment. You may need fixed / removable braces. Requirements may depends on the age, complaint, duration of the treatment & affordability. Cost of cosmetic dentistry (braces) varies with dentist. You may consult me in person.
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I am getting mouth ulcers frequently. What is the exact reason for mouth ulcers? How can we get rid of it?

MDS Pediatric Dentistry
Dentist, Vadodara
Stress may b d reason of ulcers. Many other possibilities such as sharp teeth, improper brushing leads to ulcers
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I have pain in the Jaw and in ear and whenever I eat anything it pains. Please help.

BDS, MDS Endodontist
Dentist, Nanded
Pain radiating to the ear indicates tooth decay involving pulp,u might need root canal. Meet endodontist who is specialist in root canal treatment.
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I am 32 years married women and for the past 1 year I am suffering with mouth ulcers when I take hot and spicy food items and also suffering from stiffness of my back bones when I woke up in the morning and unable to bend. This back pain in even noticed when I stood for long time.Please tell.

Hand Surgery, M.S. (Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Ahmedabad
I am 32 years married women and for the past 1 year I am suffering with mouth ulcers when I take hot and spicy food i...
Dear lybrate-user well, I think you have lack of fitness and so you have aches and pains you should do some aerobics and yoga to regain fitness. Automatically most problems will be sorted out. Also take vit b complex and avoid hotand spicy food.
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Sir, I am feeling pain in gums below one teeth and sometime pus is also comes from it on pressing gums. Kindly advice.

BDS, MDS
Dentist, Delhi
Take a xray of your teeth to know what is actually problem with tooth. You can also send it to me. It is either periodontal or endodontal problem which needs urgent attention.
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I am (m) 31 years. 1. All time feel hyper acidity2. Sour teeth, 3. Pain in lower portion right side abdomen, 4. flatulence whole abdomen in afternoon to evening time, 5. In morning toilet is not clear every day, 6. Disturb sleeping. I suffering acidity.

BDS
Dentist, Lucknow
I am (m) 31 years. 1. All time feel hyper acidity2. Sour teeth, 3. Pain in lower portion right side abdomen, 4. flatu...
Actually you are suffiirng from gastro-esophageal reflux. In this condition the acid in your stomach is coming to your food pipe and some times to your mouth as well causing sour teeth. Treatment is very easy and major part of this treatment is diet modification like stop consuming spicy or hot food, limit number of coffee or tea intake, do not take bed tea early morning if you can not skip bed tea have it with biscuits, consume small amount of food every two hourly, avoid citrus food or fruits like orange, grapes, berries etc. Consume lots and lots of water. Do this for one month you will surely note change in your health. If you want to go for medicinal treatment then first you need to change your life style and let me know how effective it is. Then only I can plan for medications.
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An Insight on Teeth Whitening

BDS, Certification In Oral Implantology
Dentist, Ghaziabad
An Insight on Teeth Whitening

What is it?
Tooth whitening lightens teeth and helps to remove stains and discoloration. Whitening is among the most popular cosmetic dental procedures because it can greatly improve how your teeth look. Most dentists perform tooth whitening. Whitening is not a one time procedure. It will need to be repeated from time to time if you want to maintain the brighter color.

What it is used for?
The outer layer of the tooth is called the enamel. The color of natural teeth is created by the reflection and scattering of light off the enamel, combined with the color of the dentin under it. Your genes affect the thickness and smoothness of the enamel. Thinner enamel allows more of the color of the dentin to show through. Having smoother or rougher enamel also affects the reflection of light and therefore the color.

Every day, a thin coating (pellicle) forms on the enamel and picks up stains. Tooth enamel also contains pores that can hold stains. The most common reasons for teeth to get yellow or stained are:

  • Using tobacco
  • Drinking dark colored liquids such as coffee, cola, tea and red wine
  • Not taking good care of your teeth

Aging makes teeth less bright as the enamel gets thinner and the dentin becomes darker. It is also possible to have stains inside the tooth. These are called intrinsic stains. For example, intrinsic stains can be caused by exposure to too much fluoride as a child while teeth are developing. Other causes include tetracycline antibiotics. They can stain a child's teeth if taken by a mother during the second half of pregnancy or by a child who is 8 years old or younger. Teeth are still developing during these years. Trauma can also darken a tooth and tooth whitening is the most effective way to treat on surface (extrinsic) stains.

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I had done root canal before few months and I didn't put the cap. What should I do know. Will it be ok if I don't put cap n just leave it like that itself.

MDS, BDS
Dentist, Chennai
I had done root canal before few months and I didn't put the cap. What should I do know. Will it be ok if I don't put...
Cap is necessary for your root canal treated teeth (because the fluid content of your teeth might have been lost during root canal procedure, so in order to avoid further fracture of your teeth, cap is must).
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