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Dr. Ravichandran

Dentist, Chennai

Dr. Ravichandran Dentist, Chennai
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Dr. Ravichandran is an experienced Dentist in Chintadripet, Chennai. You can visit him/her at Dr.Smilez Group of Dental Centers ALWARPET in Chintadripet, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Ravichandran on Lybrate.com.

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I am a 30 yr old man and I am suffering from mouth related problem as I chew gutkha and tobacco. So my mouth is not opening at its full length only 2 fingers can go and other than this I have no problem like diabetes etc.

BDS, Non-Resident J.R. in Dept. of Orthodontics, Certified oral implantologist, Advanced Aesthetics, Digital Smile Designer
Dentist, Jammu
Please stop chewing gutkha or tobacco, as it is related to mouth and lung cancer. For mouth opening start taking fibro-sm capsules twice daily for 2 months. And start doing mouth opening exercises.
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What should I do to improve my dental health, I am 35 and most of my grinding teeth are really messed up, one got totally decayed by cavities. I brush with the best quality toothpaste and am a teetotaller.

BDS, CDE Endo-Prostho, CDE - Cast Partial & Complete Dentures
Dentist, Pune
What should I do to improve my dental health, I am 35 and most of my grinding teeth are really messed up, one got tot...
Hello, get a consult from a dentist, if there is any cavity get it filled. To improve your dental health get your scaling and polishing done from a dentist every 6 months. Brush twice regularly following proper brushing technique. Floss regularly. Rinse after every meal.
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I have gingivitis problem in my teeth. I get done my teeth scaling nd now I am having a anti bacterial mouthwash. I also take saline water gargelling 3 to 4 tyms a day. Bt still whenever I eat something hard then it starts bleeding. Nd the smell of my saliva stinks. please suggest me what to do. Nd how much tym it will take to cure.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I have gingivitis problem in my teeth. I get done my teeth scaling nd now I am having a anti bacterial mouthwash. I a...
- use a soft toothbrush -- and brush properly! brush your teeth for at least two minutes twice a day and after meals. Hard brushing can further damage the soft tissues of your mouth. - floss at least once a day and be sure to floss beyond the gum line to remove more plaque. - control bleeding by applying pressure to the area with a cold compress. - rinse with salt water or hydrogen peroxide to keep the area clean. Avoid mouthwashes that contain alcohol, which can dry out your mouth. - stay away from smoking and other tobacco products, which can aggravate bleeding gums. - eat a balanced diet and limit snacking between meals. Carbohydrates and sugars feed dental plaque. - try an oral irrigation device, commonly known as a" water pick, to clear debris from around the gum line. - you may need deep cleaning along with surgical curettage or gum strengthening procedure. Use pepsodent tooth paste & gum paint for 2 to 3 weeks. Advance procedures can be done with laser.
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Ma gums are bleeding and got cut on gums very deep it's not panning but what could be the problem

MFDS RCPS (Glasgow), MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, BDS
Dentist, Delhi
I think you might have fairly advanced gum disease. You need to consult a dentist for more definitive recommendations regarding treatment options.
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I have ulcers in my mouth for long time. I had take medicine of name is b complex but there is no relief from that medicine. What should I do?

Certification in Full Mouth Rehabilitation, Post-Graduate Certificate in Oral Implantology (PGCOI), M.Sc - Master of Oral Implantology (MOI), Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Rajkot
Use the following medicine and the gel cap-b complex one in day. Dentogel apply over the ulcer before the food.
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BDS
Dentist, Alwar
Hormonal changes in women increase senitivity and may also lead to the occurance of gingivitis.
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Hello doctor, I am having white patchy lesions in my mouth which us responsible increased sensitivity towards spicy food and I'm not able to eat even little spicy foods. Some doctors said that it is oral lichen planus. But it is auto immune disorder and can't be treated. Pls help with proper medications and prevention.

BDS, MDS
Dentist, Delhi
Hello doctor, I am having white patchy lesions in my mouth which us responsible increased sensitivity towards spicy f...
Yes it can be managed, first we need identify the cause in most cases it is due to stress that is why middle aged women are more prone to it, avoid spicy food, have more of green veges, raw tomato salads, some anti oxidant supplements followed by local application of immunomodulators, and if required mood elevators. Every individual reacts differently, so am sorry cannot be of much help to you online, we need to have a weekly then monthly and then yearly followup.
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MDS- Orthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
The best time to brush teeth is after meals. Choose a toothbrush with a small head for better access to back teeth. Soft bristles are kinder on your gums.
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Hello Doctor I am achal jain. I am 30 year old man and I have cavity and teeth bleeding problem for last 2 month what should I do please tell me. Thanks.

BDS
Dentist, Bangalore
Hello Doctor I am achal jain. I am 30 year old man and I have cavity and teeth bleeding problem for last 2 month what...
For cavities you have to go for filling of teeth from dentist. Few advice to stop bleeding gums-- - visit to a dentist for professional cleaning once in a year - use a soft toothbrush -- and brush properly! brush your teeth for at least two minutes twice a day and after meals. Hard brushing can further damage the soft tissues of your mouth. - floss at least once a day and be sure to floss beyond the gum line to remove more plaque. - control bleeding by applying pressure to the area with a cold compress. - rinse with salt water to keep the area clean. - avoid mouthwashes that contain alcohol, which can dry out your mouth. - stay away from smoking and other tobacco products, which can aggravate bleeding gums.
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BDS
Dentist, Thane
Brushing and flossing twice a day even during the orthodontic treatment is very necessary as food particles easily get stuck into the braces.
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I am 31Yrs old.I had an extra took grown over two chewing teeth on upper dental accumulation of food between these three teeth has caused some decay on the chewing teeth.Extra tooth has been removed,the doctor advises root canal of two teeth ,is there any other alternative like cleaning and filling of the cavity or else,because I fear from root canal.

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
If root canal is necessary as your dentist says, I suggest you go ahead with a root canal.If caries has damaged your pulp tissue. For more comment will require your Xrays to suggest the treatment plan.
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Mouthwash: All You Need to Know About it

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
Mouthwash: All You Need to Know About it

Mouthwash has become an essential ingredient of one's oral hygiene kit. Though not a substitute for flossing or brushing, it offers additional oral protection. Due to a host of ingredients, such as alcohol,
Chlorhexidine, cetylpyridinium chloride, menthol, methyl salicylate, fluoride, antibacterial enzymes, hydrogen peroxide, essential oils, zinc chloride and other herbs and "natural" ingredients mouthwash has a number of benefits.

Alcohol is the basic ingredient in all of them. While fluoride protects against decay, chlorhexidine protects against gum diseases. Hydrogen peroxide produces a mild bleaching effect. Herbs and essential oils produce a freshening effect.

Benefits of using a mouthwash

1. Reduces formation of tartar and plaque.
2. Protects from oral problems like gingivitis and periodontal disease, especially if it contains cetylpyridinium or essential oils. Chlorhexidine is also effective in protecting plaque formation and gingivitis.
3. Kills bacteria in the mouth and prevents cavities or decay, especially if it contains fluoride.
4. Mouthwash, to some extent, covers up bad breath due to oral hygiene or oral disease and produces a fresher breath.
5. Certain mouthwashes containing cetylpyridinium chloride and zinc chloride produce a better breath freshening effect.
6. Helps manage dry mouth, especially if containing biotene.

Types of Mouthwash

1. Cosmetic
2. Therapeutic

The cosmetic one is usually for freshening up the breath and is not regulated by the FDA. The therapeutic ones contain active ingredients aimed at addressing one of the issues like plaque formation, bad breath, dry mouth, or decay. They kill bacteria, reduce plaque, fight gingivitis, and control decay. They are not a substitute for brushing or flossing but supplement these two very well. These are approved by FDA and are proven in terms of safety and efficacy. Rinses with zinc chloride are effective against bad breath, those with fluoride are useful in people who are cavity-prone, and chlorhexidine helps prevent gum disease.

Choosing a mouthwash: This depends on the oral health condition, and it is always advisable that the dentist prescribes the right rinse for you.

When and how to use mouthwash: When you are done with your brushing and flossing, rinse your mouth with a capful of the mouthwash liquid. Swish it around your mouth for about 30 seconds and spit it out. Avoid brushing, drinking water, or rinsing your mouth after using a mouthwash for about 15 to 20 minutes. This will give sufficient time for the active ingredients in the mouthwash (especially if it is a therapeutic one) to act in the mouth. Brushing after mouthwash removes all the effect of the rinse.

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Hi, both my son and wife are very severely suffering from MOUTH ulcer very frequently. Open wounds are coming at inside of lips all over. Could anyone advise or suggest us something to take precautionary measures as well as healing it all over completely and permanently. Thank you in advance.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hi, both my son and wife are very severely suffering from MOUTH ulcer very frequently. Open wounds are coming at insi...
Hello, Take single dose of Merc sol 200, 5 drops, in the morning , empty stomach. Borax 30 ,3 drops twice daily. take 5-6 tabs of BC No 04, after dinner. Drink 10 to12 glasses of water daily. Eat fiber rich green vegetables and fruits. Revert me after 10 days.
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Doctor. From last 15 days I am suffering from bad breath. Even I brush 2 times. And use mouthwash also. Can't reduce. What should I do.

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Doctor. From last 15 days I am suffering from bad breath. Even I brush 2 times. And use mouthwash also. Can't reduce....
Please first of all get oral cleaning and polishing done and maintain your oral hygiene and proper digestion. Than take prescribed medicines and continue brushing twice and use listerine mouthwash regularly.
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I think so my teeth are yellow first in 3 days and then in 5 months please tell me what should I do.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I think so my teeth are yellow first in 3 days and then in 5 months please tell me what should I do.
Use homeodent toothpaste twice daily, morning and night before sleep. Home remedy:- cleaning your teeth with fresh orange peel on a regular basis will reduce the yellow tinge accumulated on your teeth. Rub orange peel over your teeth every night before going to sleep. The vitamin c and calcium in the orange peel will combat the micro organisms throughout the night. Do this for a few weeks and you will notice effective results. If fresh orange peel is not available, you can use dried orange peel powder. Take care.
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BDS
Dentist, Thanjavur
Keeping the retainers clean and germ-free is very important. Use of a toothbrush, a good tooth paste and lukewarm water is appropriate for the cleaning.
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Sir muche cavity ho gyi hai teeth niklwane me dar lgta hai Sir btaiye muche kya karna chaiye.

BDS
Dentist, Raipur
kindly get the cavity filled before it becomes deep and painful. if you have pain then kindly get an x-ray done. may be you will have to get root canal treatment done followed by a crown. avoid having sticky food and sweets before going to bed. brush your teeth twice daily using correct brushing technique.
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I am very upset with my bad breath pls give some remedy to control this some ayurvedic tips or medicine.

Dentist, Gurgaon
I am very upset with my bad breath pls give some remedy to control this some ayurvedic tips or medicine.
professional cleaning of your teeth is required first of all because bad breath develops due to deposition of plaque and calculus around teeth and to prevent this, these layers have to be removed from the teeth. you can use mouth rinses also. properly follow the oral hygiene habits.
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I have swollen glands due to my wisdom tooth not coming out properly. Please suggest me.

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
show to the dental surgeon who will treat you need deep curettage and dressing to facilitate eruption of wisdom tooth under antibiotic cover and finally removal of teeth.
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BDS
Dentist, Cuttack
Awareness is the key to good DENTAL HEALTH
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