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Dr. Sankar

Dentist, Chennai

Dr. Sankar Dentist, Chennai
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Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; a......more
Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; as a health provider being ethical is not just a remembered value, but a strongly observed one.
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Dr. Sankar is an experienced Dentist in Virugambakkam, Chennai. You can consult Dr. Sankar at Smiles 'N' Sparkles Multispeciality Dental Care in Virugambakkam, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Sankar on Lybrate.com.

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Toothbrush Vs. Electric Toothbrush - What's a Better Pick?

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
Toothbrush Vs. Electric Toothbrush - What's a Better Pick?

Manual Toothbrush vs. Electric Toothbrush

In a world where every little thing is being automated, why must the activity of brushing your teeth be left behind? Well unless scientists come up with a technique that entirely renders brushing your teeth unnecessary, the only thing we can rely on as of today is easing the activity. And that has been done by bringing in the electronic toothbrushes in the market.

The manual toothbrush was invented in the 1930s. Several upgrades and updates were added to the toothbrush, and in the 1990s, the electronic toothbrush was introduced. Is it better than the manual toothbrush, or is the vintage route more beneficial, let's take a look:

  • Cost: Electronic toothbrushes cost significantly more than manual toothbrushes. A manual toothbrush could cost on an average Rs. 30-Rs.40, whereas an electronic toothbrush costs close to Rs.400-Rs.500.
  • Features: Unless you have a set timer in front of you, the time you take to brush your teeth manually solely depends on you. Electronic toothbrushes come with a built in timer which you can set at 2 minutes or more (2 minutes being the appropriate time considered for effective cleaning of teeth). This built-in timer saves you from relying on your guesswork and effectively helps you clean your teeth according to the recommended timings.
  • Convenience: Manual toothbrushes are convenient to carry while traveling. They have negligible weight and can fit into any travel pouch easily. Electronic toothbrushes, on the other hand, are heavy in weight and need a battery charger to be carried along, which makes them a pain to carry around.
  • Effort: Electronic toothbrushes significantly reduce your effort put into the activity. All you need to do is tilt your toothbrush to a 45-degree angle, and let the toothbrush do all the work. Whereas, manual toothbrushes, require you to carefully use proper brushing techniques to get the best results and thus require more effort.
  • Options: Manual toothbrushes come with a huge variety of bristles, heads, colors etc. For sensitive gums, one can pick a toothbrush with soft bristles; for kids, one can pick a toothbrush with a smaller head to fit into their mouths. Electronic toothbrushes, as of today do not come in a variety of sizes or bristle types. Thus, the choice and utility are restricted.


And the most important factor-

Oral health maintenance: Electronic toothbrushes are known to give better results in comparison to manual toothbrushes when it comes to removing plaque and gingivitis. Also in the case of children when you cannot ensure whether they are brushing their teeth properly, electronic toothbrushes come to the rescue.

Though electronic toothbrushes give better results with lesser effort, manual toothbrushes have their own conveniences, too.

'Consult'.

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

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My mother has a broken teeth inside gum and suffer from pain since two days. Due to this she also has sensitivity problem towards hot and cold. What could she do.

BDS
Dentist, Bangalore
My mother has a broken teeth inside gum and suffer from pain since two days. Due to this she also has sensitivity pro...
Here are few steps to avoid sensitivity of teeth: - Practice good oral hygiene. - Use a sensitivity toothpaste like Sensodyne. - Don't brush too hard. - Use a softer toothbrush. - Take care while consuming acidic foods. - Use fluoridated dental products. - Avoid grinding your teeth. - See your dentist regularly for professional tooth cleaning, dental care recommendations and advice on treating your sensitive teeth.
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Hello sir, I have problems with my wisdom teeth should I remove it? Please tell me.

BDS
Dentist, Bangalore
Hello sir, I have problems with my wisdom teeth should I remove it? Please tell me.
If wisdom tooth is erupting in abnormal position and you have discomfort. Then its better to get it removed.
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BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
always rinse your mouth after you eat or drink anything. this goes a long in avoiding plaque build up and caries formation.
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My front upper 2 teeth are bigger than others and one tooth broken at lower edge corner its not good looking am 23 years old. plz suggest me to smile GOOD

BDS
Dentist, Delhi
Two options possible either go for smile designing or veneering otherwise go for orthodontic treatment.
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I am 22 year old, I haven't eat anything fuly since from past 4 days, I am suffering from teeth pain, I have taken pain killer tablets but it is not relieving the pain, what should I do know?

MDS
Dentist, Sangli
I am 22 year old, I haven't eat anything fuly since from past 4 days, I am suffering from teeth pain, I have taken pa...
Felt very bad to hear that you didn't had proper meals for 4 days because of tooth pain. You need root canal treatment of tooth cavity for pain relief. I hope you will have pain relief and chewing capacity very soon.
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I have gums problem for three days. Blood is coming from it, when I suck those gums what can I do.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I have gums problem for three days. Blood is coming from it, when I suck those gums what can I do.
Hello. Take Merc. Sol. 30/ thrice daily and 1 tablet of vitamin C (Limcee, Succee) once daily for 4 weeks. Revert back.
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I have little (small dot) cavity in my 3, 4 teeth. Is there any medicine to cure it? And how much will it cost?

BDS
Dentist, Vadodara
I have little (small dot) cavity in my 3, 4 teeth. Is there any medicine to cure it? And how much will it cost?
Cavities are not treated with medicine. Get it filled at a dental clinic with appropriate material before it advance deeper. It might cost you 500-2000.
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Ice cream to be taken half an hour post tooth removal

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Coimbatore
Ice cream to be taken half an hour post tooth removal
Ice cream to be taken half an hour post tooth removal. Intake of ice cream or cold beverage makes the smaller blood vessels shrink thereby reducing bleeding at the extracted tooth socket.
External application of cold also aids in the same phenomenon.
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I am gani. I am suffering from teeth problem last 3 months. So I want to treat root canal treatment. How much cost it is. please give idea sir.

I am gani. I am suffering from teeth problem last 3 months. So I want to treat root canal treatment. How much cost it...
It's depends upon teeth and which type of crown you r planning to place. In your teeth. Average cost is 3500.
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What are the symptoms for the mouth ulcer and how to overcome this disease? Please help me.

DRCH, BHMS
Homeopath, Bareilly
What are the symptoms for the mouth ulcer and how to overcome this disease? Please help me.
Raw patches and blisters are formed on the mucus membrane of mouth and on tongue which causes smarting and burning sensation. Drink at least 10 glasses of water daily and eat fibrous diet . Take vitamin B-complex capsule two times daily.
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I am suffering to tooth problems from 2-3 months due to sensitivity & decay. What I do.

BDS
Dentist, Raipur
I am suffering to tooth problems from 2-3 months due to sensitivity & decay.
What I do.
Kindly use senquel f toothpaste for 15 days twice daily. Brush your teeth twice daily using correct brushing technique to maintain your oral hygiene. Kindly get the cavities filled before they become deep and painful.
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Hello I am Rakesh from chandigarh. I was using tabacoo and cigarette continues last 15 year. Now I left all. But because of using these my teeth are yellow. I want to wash.

BDS
Dentist,
Hello I am Rakesh from chandigarh. I was using tabacoo and cigarette continues last 15 year. Now I left all. But beca...
Hi lybrate-user, tobacco stains can go very deep inside the teeth, so you will require both a complete scaling followed by bleaching for effective results. If you wish you can consult with me privately for further help.
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BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Pune
Teeth and gum care involves four activities, which are brushing, flossing, eating the right kind of food and paying regular visits to the dentist.
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I have class 2 malocclusion that means my upper teeth are ahead of normal. I was suggested to take ortho treatment and was given two choices seif legating / basic metal. Which should I choose?

MDS
Dentist, Kota
I have class 2 malocclusion that means my upper teeth are ahead of normal. I was suggested to take ortho treatment an...
This choice depends upon your financial condition and esthetic preferences. Treatment will be the same.
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MDS
Dentist, Nellore
Using an appropriate tooth paste is very necessary for the health of our teeth. Tooth pastes which contain flouride help in keeping the teeth healthy by reducing the risk of tooth decay.
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Sir I have sml problem in my mouth day by day it increase how can I stop it please help me.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
Sir I have sml problem in my mouth day by day it increase how can I stop it please help me.
• Eat a healthy, balanced diet and avoid eating strongly flavoured or spicy food. • Cut down on sugary food and drink, as it can increase the amount of bacteria in your mouth. • Reduce your alcohol consumption. • Stop smoking. • Cut down on coffee. • Drink plenty of water to help prevent your mouth becoming dry. • Chew sugar-free gum after eating, to stimulate the flow of saliva. This will help clean away any remaining food particles. • Don't use toothpaste to clean your dentures, as it can scratch the surface and cause stains. • Clean your dentures thoroughly using soap and lukewarm water, denture cream or a denture-cleaning tablet. • Use a separate toothbrush to clean your dentures. • Make sure you visit your dentist for regular check-ups. Having regular dental check-ups will ensure that any plaque is removed from your teeth, particularly in areas that are difficult to reach. • Your dentist can recommend the best way to clean your teeth and gums, and point out areas you might be missing. They can also identify any signs of gum disease and ensure early treatment. • Gastritis, lung & sinus infection may also be the cause of bad smell in the mouth. 90% of bad breath is due to a dirty tongue. • If your bad breath is caused by a gastrointestinal problem, such as an H. pylori infection or gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD), you may be referred to a gastroenterologist. • Persistent bad breath or a bad taste in the mouth may be a warning sign of gum (periodontal) disease. Gum disease is caused by the buildup of plaque on teeth. • You may need deep cleaning & fill tooth cavities with artificial enamel filling. Rinse your mouth thoroughly with a mouth wash until then. Advance procedures can be done with laser too. You may consult me in person.
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Hi I have some problem about chewing tobacco in mouth I have very serious problem so I do not know what do do I can not eat properly due to tobacco so pls tell me what to do.

MDS Prosthodontics
Dentist, Chandigarh
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I have some problem about chewing tobacco in mouth I have very serious problem so I do not know what do do I can n...
Listening to your symtoms it looks like you are developing a condition called oral submucous fibrosis. The treatment of patients with oral submucous fibrosis depends on the degree of clinical involvement. If the disease is detected at a very early stage, cessation of the habit is sufficient. Most patients with oral submucous fibrosis present with moderate-to-severe disease. Moderate-to-severe oral submucous fibrosis is irreversible. Medical treatment is symptomatic and predominantly aimed at improving mouth movements.
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