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Dr. Ratnam is an experienced Dentist in Chetpet, Chennai. Doctor is currently associated with All-In-One Dental Clinic in Chetpet, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Ratnam on Lybrate.com.

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I am having mouth blister from past 5 days. Its not changing anymore in any way. Same pain, same size everything. Its bothering me alot. please tell me what is should I take in daily meal diet and what should I avoid. Why such blister kind of disease take place. Pls recommend effective medicines to remove it properly. I have been using zytee gel from past 4 days & I have taken 4 becosules capsules. No benefit its still the same.

BDS,MDS
Dentist, Noida
I am having mouth blister from past 5 days.
Its not changing anymore in any way.
Same pain, same size everything.
Its...
These are just apthous ulcers so no need to worry. But yes I know that they are quite painful. Use kenakort ointment thrice a day and mucopain gel for symptomatic relief during meals. Usually they take 2 weeks to regress. For 1 week they aggravate and then they regress. You must have been in some kind of stress, be it emotional or physical or even mental. Even exam stress can lead to these painful ulcer. So try to take life easy. In food you should avoid all kind of hot and spicy food and have plenty of water.
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B.D.S
Dentist, Gurgaon
Diastema closure (gap closure )

Sir I have very smell in my mouth. I brush two times but it's not gone from some days what should I do. Please suggest.

BDS
Dentist, Raipur
Sir I have very smell in my mouth. I brush two times but it's not gone from some days what should I do. Please suggest.
Kindly get scaling done and use mouth wash twice daily for 15 days. Brush your teeth twice daily using correct brushing technique. Also notice that you are not constipated most of the times as this is also one of the reasons for bad breath.
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I have developed mouth ulcer and have problem in gals pl advice any medicine for same. Behind lips also I have problem. Doctors told me that it is because of immune system. Pl suggest some remedy.

Bachelor of Dental Surgery, Master of Dental Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I have developed mouth ulcer and have problem in gals pl advice any medicine for same. Behind lips also I have proble...
Mouth ulcers are one of the perennial problems in Dentistry due to varied etiology. So the ulcer number, size site, appearance, acute or chronic, recurrent nature, pathogenicity etc should be diagnosed preferably by specialist who is an Oral Medicine expert. Symptomatic management with mouth rinse or gels are not curative unless underlying cause is treated.
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Posting same Q differently- I'm suffering from bad breath. When I wake up in morning, my mouth stinks so much that I myself can feel bad breath. After brushing, immediately within hour my mouth starts stinking. I brush twice a day, I do scaling twice a year &dentist confirmed that oral hygiene is good. I have a runny nose while having my meals, my tongue gets white throughout day despite of cleaning it daily in morning &while brushing my teeth in morning also I feel that bad breath is coming from my throat. I doubt it's a nasal issue or may be tonsil stones issue. By reading above info, doctors on Lybrate suggested to hv deep cleaning, visit expert dentist, ENT specialist etc. Temporarily,also advised 2use mouthwash. I took few ml of mouthwash n kept in mouth for 10 min n spitted out. Then gargled once wit water to clean foam, also drank water immediately. I found this very effective n felt fresh breath for 10 hours. By this, wat does it indicates? ENT or dental issue? Whom shall I visit?

BHMS, MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Mangalore
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I'm suffering from bad breath. When I wake up in morning, my mouth stinks so much that I ...
Usually if you a runny nose in the mrng then there a lot of chances that there is nose block at night. If nose block is there, there will be mouth breathing. This can lead to bad odour. If you say you are also getting coating of tongue, then there can be added gastric complaints (digestive complaints). If you have all these together then it's better to consult a homoeopathy Doctor who can solve the above Problem. For temporary solution you can do mouth wash daily. And also steam inhalation to clear your nose and cough.
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In Feb bcoz of accident my upper teeth was displaced then doctor splint my teeth but after removing splint my teeth is still little bit shaking. What to do.

BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
In Feb bcoz of accident my upper teeth was displaced then doctor splint my teeth but after removing splint my teeth i...
Please check if the tooth is moving during chewing if so please get it adjusted because moving tooth cannot become strong untill it is re splinted.
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Everyday when I brush my teeth I see blood while spitting and it has been happening for a few weeks now bit worried bout it and want to know what is it that's causing it and how to stop my gums from bleeding?

MDS - Orthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Bangalore
Bleeding from gums happen when they are inflammed. There are deposits around your teeth which should be periodically cleaned from once in 6 months to once a year. Please get scaling and polishing done. That will solve your problem.
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I have cavity problems in my teeth. Please suggest ways to make teeth stronger. Thanks in advance.

BDS
Dentist, Raipur
Kindly get the cavity filled before it becomes deep and painful. Brush your teeth twice daily using correct brushing technique to maintain your oral hygiene. Also avoid taking sticky food and sweets before going to bed.
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Sir I need best mouth wash liquid brand which is available in India. Help me. Thank you!

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
Sir I need best mouth wash liquid brand which is available in India. Help me.
Thank you!
If u want to deligate ur personal duties to some one else nothing can come to ur rescue it's u who has to brush well twice daily especially at night use any std tooth paste n u may not require a mouth wash but any std mouth wash will b good provided u have done ur job well
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My rgtside molar teeth are aching very badly and I found that there is a wisdom teeth (angular) is drilling my next teeth to set his place. I was using a my dentist prescribed tablets as of now. And my dentist is suggesting me to remove the wisdom teeth, next to wisdom teeth and upper teeth. Is that really needed I feel that It will pain will automatically reduce once the teeth angle is fixed. Need all your suggestions doctor.

BDS
Dentist, Ahmedabad
My rgtside molar teeth are aching very badly and I found that there is a wisdom teeth (angular) is drilling my next t...
wisdom tooth If the wisdom tooth has erupted fully and in a proper position then we can save it by dental cement filling. If the cavity is deep and near or into the pulp then we can save it by root canal treatment. Ideally we should save natural tooth structure if its fits in above criterias. If the wisdom teeth has erupted in a such way that it's disturbing other tooth structures and we don't have any option left for saving it then only you should go for removal. The wisdom tooth usually causes pain because of its uneven position distrubing adjacent teeth and some times swelling of the tissues around the tooth causing pericoronitis ( i.e inflamation of the surrounding soft tissues ) causing pain. Wisdom tooth which is usually considered as an extra tooth having no role in mastication (i.e chewing of food) On other hand removal of wisdom tooth have much advantages rather than any disadvantage.. Retaining wisdom tooth some times results in food lodgement within and between adjacent tooth ,results in caries ( decay ) of the adjacent tooth. So for improper erupted wisdom tooth, removal is the only and best available option to the date. Which in turn also helps in preserving other tooth structures. Jay Swaminarayan.

My mother is sufferings from severe mouth ulcers what may be actual reason behind it. Please reply.

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
My mother is sufferings from severe mouth ulcers what may be actual reason behind it. Please reply.
Take a cap of bnc every day take tab bifilac twice daily to b dissolved in mouth local appal of metroggyl gel, drink plenty water have fibrous food as banana, take isabagol husk two table spoon at night tensions n ulcers r friends of each other.
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BDS, Diploma in Hospital Administration, Diploma in Pharmacy
Dentist, Delhi
Common Solutions for Bad Breath Smell

Having a bad breath smell is considered a social stigma. Also known as halitosis, it refers to the unpleasant odor that can be sensed when the affected person opens his/her mouth. When in the company of a person with bad breath smell, many people tend to cover their nose. The most frequent cause for this malady is the bacterial growth in the mouth. So, you need to find ways of avoiding the accumulation of bad bacteria in your mouth in order to eliminate bad breath. A very common cause that encourages bacterial growth is having a dry mouth.

The treatment for bad breath varies from oral hygiene, to avoiding certain kinds of foods, particularly those causing a reduction in the production of saliva. Some helpful ways of treating bad breath are mentioned below. You'll also discover the reasons that make them effective.

1. Brush your teeth, followed by gargling, at the end of each meal: it helps eliminating the food particles that may be left in your mouth. These tiny particles can cause a foul smell as they start decaying.

2. Scrap the tongue: your tongue has millions of infinitesimal hairs, where bacteria gets trapped and causes bad breath. You can recognize the presence of bacteria on your tongue as it gets coated with a white layer.

3. Chewing sugar-free gum encourages the flow of saliva, while a dry mouth encourages the growth of bacteria. So, if you keep your mouth hydrated, the bacterial growth is eliminated or restricted.

4. Visit your dentist periodically: your dentist can discover if any gum problems or perhaps a decayed tooth are the cause of bad odor. For instance, that filling in your tooth may have cracked, or it might be inefficiently positioned, allowing food particles to get deposited there, resulting to a bad breath.

5. Avoid mouthwashes and breath fresheners that contain alcohol: though such formulations help masking bad odors for a while, they also dry the mouth quickly, and thus facilitate undesired bacterial growth.

6. Apply peppermint oil: this solution may be applied with or even without using a toothbrush. It has mouth refreshing properties, and it helps killing unwanted bacteria.

7. Use baking soda: a proven treatment for bad breath is brushing your teeth with baking soda. It also helps keeping a good oral health.

8. Consume leafy green vegetables: many people are not aware that chlorophyll, as available in leafy green vegetables, helps keeping your breath fresh all the time. So, start eating such vegetables regularly.

9. Avoid certain foods: toxic foods, such as spicy meats and certain varieties of cheese, including blue and Camembert, should be avoided, as they encourage the formation of gases in the stomach, and these tend to escape through the mouth, causing a foul smell.
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Even I brush two times a day there is problems in my teeth. They are becoming yellow and some blackish. Please suggest me some remedy. I don't know the reason.

MDS
Dentist, Kolkata
Even I brush two times a day there is problems in my teeth. They are becoming yellow and some blackish. Please sugges...
There must be food deposits on the teeth, avoid excessive tea or coffee, get deep scaling done by a dentist.
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Do fillings last forever ?

Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Ambala
Do fillings last forever ?
"Do fillings last forever" is difficult to answer since there are so many factors at play. There have been fillings that last over 40 years while others fail within 1 to 2 years. The factors can include:

Type of material (silver amalgam vs. Resin composite).
Location in the mouth.
Oral hygiene.
Sugar intake.
Occlusion (how the teeth come together).

So, while occasionally a filling can last a lifetime, that is not the norm. Just like nearly all other medical appliances and devices, they can and do wear out. It is a myth that all fillings will last forever.

I have a molar teeth pain from last 3 to 4 days and the pain is not from those days even after using tablet. So can you suggest me some ideas for reducing it.

BDS
Dentist, Delhi
I have a molar teeth pain from last 3 to 4 days and the pain is not from those days even after using tablet. So can y...
Hi Rafeeq, The toothache you are suffering from may be due to a variety of causes, the most common being: 1.Tooth decay 2. Tooth fracture 3. A damaged filling 4. Infected gums The most common cause is a long-standing cavity or tooth decay, which usually requires a root canal treatment (RCT). The same treatment applies to a tooth fracture as well. In case of a damaged filling, there may be two possibilities: either the filling can be removed and replaced with a new one after applying a soothing base material; or if the damaged filling is placed deep near the nerves of the tooth, it may require an RCT. Infected gums usually are treated with deep cleaning/scaling after which there is permanent relief from pain. I suggest that that you consult me privately on Lybrate, so that I can provide more specific answers. You will be able to send across images of your aching tooth/teeth, and looking at them will help me be in a better position to solve your problem.
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I have the habit of spitting a lot which I think has affected my skin. It has started turning white spots on my body even on face. Which medicine should I prefer and how to hold this spitting saliva habit. Please suggest.

BSc
Ayurveda, Ujjain
I have the habit of spitting a lot which I think has affected my skin. It has started turning white spots on my body ...
Are you taking gutka. Stop it if you are taking. If you are not taking gutka than saliva take in it helps in digestion.
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Whenever I wake up early morning or after sleep in noon there is a stinking from my mouth and it was not before, it has started few week back when I forcefully removed my tooth as it was decayed and halfbroken kindly suggest me something to remove that smell asap.

BDS
Dentist, Bangalore
Whenever I wake up early morning or after sleep in noon there is a stinking from my mouth and it was not before, it h...
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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Hello Doc, I am 38 years and Got High Sugar 300+, I had My Wisdom Teeth Removed Last Year Due To Chick-bite. I am Facing With Oral Health Issues, I Get Mouth Ulcer Very Often and Also There is A Cut In My Left Corner When I Try To Yawn or Open Mouth For Eating. The Food Seems To Be Spicy Every time I try to Eat Also I Have High Sensitivity on My Inside Left Chick When I Try To Eat Hot and Spicy. I Need Your Advice For A Proper Oral Health Which Help Get rid Of The Mouth Ulcer and Help Me With the Pain.

MDS Endodontist
Dentist, Tirupati
Hello Doc, I am 38 years and Got High Sugar 300+, I had My Wisdom Teeth Removed Last Year Due To Chick-bite. I am Fac...
Hi Mr. lybrate-user. High diabetes have its own oral manifestation. Your oral ulcers may be one reason becase of uncontrolled diabetes. As far as the cut your talking about on your left cheek. I suggest you get a oral check-up done from a dentist near you asap. Its not a good idea to neglect any cuts or long standing mouth ulcers untreated.
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B.D.S
Dentist,
Rinse your mouth with an alchohol-free mouth wash after every meal to avoid the formation of bacteria.
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