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Dr. S.N.Mohammed Rafi

Dentist, Chennai

Dr. S.N.Mohammed Rafi Dentist, Chennai
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Dr. S.N.Mohammed Rafi is a renowned Dentist in Chintadripet, Chennai. You can consult Dr. S.N.Mohammed Rafi at Dr.Smilez Group of Dental Centers ALWARPET in Chintadripet, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. S.N.Mohammed Rafi on Lybrate.com.

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I am 21 years old, I have mucocele, I done 2 surgery, but again it cuming, what should I do?

MDS Prosthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Chandigarh
It has to be surgicaly removed only. If its reccuring then some part is left during the removal. Take your oral surgeons advice for whats the exact cause of mucocele and gey it treated.
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Thank you maj. But what's the solution for permanent whitening of teeth. Which fades and scars even after scaling.

BDS, CDE Endo-Prostho, CDE - Cast Partial & Complete Dentures
Dentist, Pune
Thank you maj. But what's the solution for permanent whitening of teeth. Which fades and scars even after scaling.
Hello, you can go for home whitening gels day and night for whitening your teeth. Consult the dentist for it. Also, you can get composite or ceramic veneers or crowns for your teeth.
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Post-Graduate Certificate in Endodontics
Dentist, Cuttack
Fruits and vegetables which require continous biting like apples, carrots and corn should be avoided as it can become quite difficult while the braces are on.
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My teeth are in yellow color. How can I change or with what I can clean my teeth. As well, while brushing blood is coming few times. How to stop or avoid it.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
My teeth are in yellow color. How can I change or with what I can clean my teeth. As well, while brushing blood is co...
I will suggest you to use sparkling white toothpaste from himalaya and avoid any stain causing food items And get your teeth cleaned through a dentist.
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I am 23 year old. I have ulcer in my mouth. It overcome every month. I have not any type of drug addiction. It overcome every month. It shape is round.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I am 23 year old. I have ulcer in my mouth. It overcome every month. I have not any type of drug addiction. It overco...
If the mouth ulcer is causing a lot of pain, gently rub a small ice cube over the spot or rinse your mouth with ice-cold water. You could also chew on a clove bud (lavang) and direct the juice generated to the area where the ulcer is located. Clove buds are a great ingredient to cure sore throat too. To prevent the ulcerated area from getting infected, make it a point to rinse your mouth with a little salt water. Remember, this won’t make the ulcer disappear, but it can help reduce the pain. Honey is a natural humectant. It helps reduce scarring and hastens the process of new tissue growth. This, along with its anti-microbial effect ensures faster healing of the mouth ulcer. Chew a few leaves of tulsi along with some water about three to four times every day. This will help in getting rid of ulcers faster and also have a preventive action against their recurrence. Applying a little coconut oil directly onto the mouth ulcer or chewing some coconut (fresh or dry) helps reduce pain and inflammation and hence, ulcers heal faster. Mix some sugar to crushed khus-khus seeds and consume this mixture for instant relief from ulcers. You could apply a little ghee directly to the ulcerated area, or drink a glass of buttermilk two or three times every day. Mouth ulcers left untreated generally go away in a week or so; with these home remedies, you can expect faster relief. However, if you notice an ulcer in the mouth that is persistently present although it does not cause you any pain, do not neglect it or try to treat it with home remedies beyond a few days. Make it a point to see a doctor soon because often, a painless mouth ulcer is one of the earliest signs of oral cancer.
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Last year I have been suffered from stomach ache and then I get cured, now I had bad breath even tough I brushed thrice a day, what is the reason.

BDS
Dentist, Vadodara
Last year I have been suffered from stomach ache and then I get cured, now I had bad breath even tough I brushed thri...
Bad breath is due to accumulation of plaque on teeth, decay teeth, dry mouth, smoking, tobacco chewing, consumption of caffeinated or aerated beverages, oilly n spicy food, sore throat, bad digestion. Go for scaling and polishing of teeth. Use mouthwash twice daily after brushing. Maintain proper oral hygiene. Increase your water intake.
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Bleaching: Extra-White Teeth

BDS
Dentist, Delhi
Bleaching: Extra-White Teeth

Everybody wants that perfect smile showing off pearly white teeth, but not many have it. There is a constant try to improve the smile by making the teeth whiter and brighter. Teeth can be discolored intrinsically or extrinsically. They acquire different shades and sometimes even different colors like brown and black, making them stand out as extremely odd. Teeth change color either due to intrinsic or extrinsic reasons. Intrinsic is when minerals like fluoride get incorporated into the tooth, giving it white irregular spots. Aging also causes intrinsic staining, turning them to a pale yellow shade. This is more difficult to remove than the extrinsic coloring. Also, teeth change color due to extrinsic causes like food substances, smoking, medications, tobacco usage, poor oral hygiene, etc.

The introduction of tooth bleaching came as boon to those who were unhappy with their teeth color. Whitening can also be done in the dentist's office or at home by the patients themselves. Though over-the-counter bleaching agents are available, it is always advised to consult a dentist and then choose the appropriate material. The time of each application and the duration of the entire treatment are best decided by the dentist. The product provided by the dentist would be stronger and will produce quicker results than the ones available in the market.

At Home Bleaching: The dentist will take impressions of upper the lower jaws and fabricate customized trays. The right material is then chosen, which is applied on these trays and left in place for the desired amount of time. This needs to be repeated for a time decided by the dentist depending on how much whitening is desired. The desired color is usually achieved in about 4 weeks' time.

In-House Bleaching: This will require multiple visits to the dentist, usually about 1 to 3, of about 30 to 90 minutes each. The gums are first protected and then the bleaching agent is applied. It could require laser for activation in some cases. If the desired color is not achieved, it could be followed by a couple of applications at home. In some cases, there could be minor complications including gum irritation and increased tooth sensitivity. This is caused by the hydrogen peroxide, which is the standard component in all bleaching agents. The whitening process can be repeated at desired intervals to add that extra sparkle. Once the trays are fabricated, the bleaching agent can be used multiple times.

Teeth Whitening: Why You Should Talk to Your Dentist:

  1. Tooth bleaching can make teeth temporarily sensitive or be uncomfortable for people who already have sensitive teeth. When used incorrectly, home kits can also lead to burned and even temporarily bleached gums.
  2. Tooth whitening works best for people with yellow teeth and is less effective for people with brown teeth. If your teeth are gray or purple, tooth bleaching probably won't work at all.
  3. To be sure of tooth whitening is worth your time and money, talk to your dentist before you use an over-the-counter tooth whitening kit.

If you are not happy with the color of your teeth, talk to your dentist about what is the best method to change their color. The results could leave you surprised with a white, bright smile.

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I have a root canal treatment. I stopped the treatment after few months. Will any problem in future?

MDS
Dentist, Kota
I have a root canal treatment. I stopped the treatment after few months. Will any problem in future?
No problem, if the treatment completed successfully. But if you won't take care of treated tooth and filling, it will again undergo cavitation and decay.
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My teeth's cavity make black hole in my teeth. Can I do filling on my cavity teeth?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
My teeth's cavity make black hole in my teeth. Can I do filling on my cavity teeth?
Kindly consult a dentist in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations with clinical examination to decide upon treatment. You may need cleaning and artificial enamel filling or root canal treatment. Advance procedures can be done with laser. 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. Tooth brush to be changed every 2 months.
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I have mouth ulcer problem for a long time say 4 to 5 years I am 23 now. Already tried lots of medicines. But no permanent relief. What would you suggest over this?

BDS
Dentist, Bangalore
There are so many causes of mouth ulcers like- -stress or tissue injury is thought to be the cause of simple mouth ulcers. -certain foods, including citrus or acidic fruits and vegetables (such as lemons, oranges, pineapples, apples, figs, tomatoes and strawberries), can trigger a mouth ulcer. -sometimes a sharp tooth surface also trigger mouth ulcers. -some cases of complex mouth ulcers are caused by an underlying health condition, such as an impaired immune system; nutritional problems, such as vitamin b-12, zinc, folic acid, or iron deficiency and gastrointestinal tract disease, such as coeliac disease and crohn's disease. -when you first quit smoking, you may develop more mouth ulcers than normal, but this is temporary. Usually ulcer heals by itself only within 1 week. You can take becosule capsule' once in a day for 1 week for faster recovery. Temporarily you can apply mucopain gel over ulcer for relief.
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I have irregular teeth. So, I want to straighten my teeth. Please describe the options available and it's cost.

BDS, FOI, MDS - Orthodontics, FPFA, Ph.D.
Dentist, Ahmedabad
I have irregular teeth. So, I want to straighten my teeth. Please describe the options available and it's cost.
You have three options. Braces, aligners and veneers. Cost depends on severity of case and material you want to use. So its my advice to visit cosmetic dentist.
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I have yellow teeth how to make it white is there any possibility to make it white.

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
I have yellow teeth how to make it white is there any possibility to make it white.
Get scaling polishing done by a dentist than brush twice daily especially at night avoid coloured foodstuffs.
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Every 2 months once I am getting canker sores in mouth. What is the best medicine ?

MDS Prosthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Chandigarh
First get the tests done for the cause of reccurent ulcers. By mds oral medicine doctor. And then take the medicines as presctibed.
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Sir yesterday removed my wisdom teeth by surgical extraction. Now I am getting sever pain. Please suggest me the what type of food I eat.

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
Sir yesterday removed my wisdom teeth by surgical extraction. Now I am getting sever pain. Please suggest me the what...
U may eat any food which u can soft food will b easier , rinse with warm salt water multiple times a day
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I have space between my teeth and I am looking to fix that, what is the procedure for that?

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
I have space between my teeth and I am looking to fix that, what is the procedure for that?
Hi . We have few options 1. Orthodontic treatment (braces) 2. Composite diastemma closure 3. Caps in extreme cases. Send pics if possible. Will tell you which is best treatment option for u. Also mention your age.
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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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Ideal Way To Flossing Your Teeth

BDS (GOLD MEDALIST)
Dentist, Jamshedpur
Ideal Way To Flossing Your Teeth
Flossing is as important as brushing on a daily basis. Taking the floss all the way down to the point where the teeth and gums meet is the appropriate way of doing it.
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How can I whiten teeth please give me suggestion and how to reduce sensitivity of teeth I want some suggestion.

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
How can I whiten teeth please give me suggestion and how to reduce sensitivity of teeth I want some suggestion.
Afiq You want to whiten your teeth use colgate whitening tooth paste visit dental surgeon for scaling and polishing of teeth go for bleaching if essential . maintain good oral hygiene with listerine mouthwash.
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My teeth is pale yellow. Please, suggest a toothpaste to get rid of it. Thanks for your help.

BDS
Dentist, Delhi
My teeth is pale yellow.
Please, suggest a toothpaste to get rid of it.
Thanks for your help.
If there is calculus deposit also the teeth wil look yellow so get it cleaned first by a dentist and colgate is good enuf.
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