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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
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Six Reasons You Need Regular Dental Checkup

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
Six Reasons You Need Regular Dental Checkup

You may not look forward to a dental examination, but you can't avoid it. A dental checkup every six months is crucial to your dental health and to maintain that beautiful smile. Skipping a dental checkup may save you time and a little discomfort now, but can cost you much more pain, time and money in the long run.

Here are 6 reasons to maintain a regular dental check up schedule:

  1. Fight CavitiesA clean up is a big part of a dental examination. No matter how well you brush and floss, there will always be spots that you miss out on. With time, plaque and tartar can build up in these spots leading to cavities if not addressed in time. The worst part about cavities is that you can feel them only once the tooth has been damaged. Thus, if you skip your dental examination, you may need a filling instead of a simple cleaning.
  2. Prevent gum disease: Plaque and tartar affect not only your teeth, but your gums as well leading to diseases like gingivitis and periodontitis. These are marked by shrinking of the gums that makes teeth sockets loose and eventually lead to tooth loss. Gum disease treatment can be very painful and expensive hence it is best to get plaque and tartar cleaned regularly before they begin to cause a problem.
  3. A brighter smile: Your daily cup of coffee or tea can stain your teeth with time. Wine and cigarettes also contribute towards making your teeth look dull. A professional dental cleaning can help remove these stains and give you a brighter smile.
  4. Find hidden problems: X rays are also an important part of a dental examination. An X-ray can detect problems that lie under the surface like misaligned teeth, bone decay, tumors and cysts. These problems rarely show any symptoms in their early stages and hence without an X-ray you would have to wait for it to advance to a more painful stage before seeking treatment.
  5. Boost overall health: Regular dental checkups can also lower your risk for heart disease and stroke. In addition to checking your mouth, a dentist will also check neck, jaw and lymph nodes during a regular check up for swelling and other abnormalities. This can help in the early detection and treatment of a number of diseases.
  6. Detect oral cancerOral cancer is easily treatable if diagnosed in its early stages. However, the only way to diagnose this correctly is by visiting the dentist. A test for oral cancer is pain free and takes hardly any time.

So, think about it. Visiting the dentist may make you a little uncomfortable but in the long run is well worth.

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How to get rid of tooth sensitivity with cold water. Using sensodine paste but gums are burning.

BDS, MDS Prosthodontics
Dentist, Delhi
How to get rid of tooth sensitivity with cold water. Using sensodine paste but gums are burning.
You need to visit a dentist as it might not be just erosion of enamel and dentin which can be repaired by Sensodyne. Getting clinically diagnosed will help us understand better.
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BDS, PGDFO
Dentist, Gadchiroli
Getting a good night sleep before the root canal treatment is the best way to go as it would reduce anxiety and maintain the overall well being.

I have a foul smell every time I woke up from sleep. And sometimes after not eating for 2-3 hrs my mouth smells bad. I brush twice. What should I do?

BDS, CDE Endo-Prostho, CDE - Cast Partial & Complete Dentures
Dentist, Pune
I have a foul smell every time I woke up from sleep. And sometimes after not eating for 2-3 hrs my mouth smells bad. ...
Brushing at night is a must. If any food remains ,mouth will smell in the morn. Yes smell can come from stomach too. If you r fasting or not had water for long hours or during cold. Try to rinse with mouthwash at such times. Get your scaling n polishing done every 6 months to maintain good oral hygiene.
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I have pain in my gum and teeth from last two days even though I am brushing twice a day there isno relief from ml pain. What I need to do.

BDS
Dentist, Kolar
I have pain in my gum and teeth from last two days even though I am brushing twice a day there isno relief from ml pa...
Gums bleeding is due to infection in gums. Get scalling done by dentist. Take vit c tab for one week. Use proper brushing techniques. Brush, floss n use mouthwash twice daily. Massage your gums with your finger tips after brushing. Keep your tongue clean. Rinse your mouth well after each meal. Visit your dentist for dental checkups every 6 months to detect n prevent dental probs.
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Due to the initial growth of wisdom tooth, my right jaw is paining, not able to eat or open my mouth. I could feel little swelling on the upper roots. Can you please suggest

MDS - Periodontics, BDS
Dentist, Ahmedabad
U need an xray to be done....simple iopa will do..so u need to go to the dentist for that...and if your wisdome tooth is not coming straight than u will need to get it extracted...temporary u can take mox-cv 625 mg twice daily for 3 days and a painkiller like dan-p will do
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I have some problem in my tooth, I use various paste but I find blood in my teeth and feeling some pain in my teeth, sir can you please help me about this?

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
I have some problem in my tooth, I use various paste but I find blood in my teeth and feeling some pain in my teeth, ...
Hi Tapas . First need to understand if it is a gum bleed or a very deep cavity with exposed nerves will need treatment accordingly
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Sir i consulted a dentist they fixed a root cap 5 years back as it is not proper they removed whole teeth and fixed another root cap for another teeth my colleagues are saying that due to root cap there is a chance of root cancer is it true?

MDS Endodontist
Dentist, Panchkula
There is nothing like root cancer. But definitely the term is root caries. If there is root caries we can restore it upto some extent. If u can send me the x ray of the tooth i can definitely help you.
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Please prescribe an antibiotic for wisdom tooth pain? I have a minor pain in tooth?

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
Please prescribe an antibiotic for wisdom tooth pain? I have a minor pain in tooth?
Antibiotics r not pain killers n stop playing with them unjustified use can lead to irreversible problems consult a maxillofacial surgeon if it's not in correct direction it may have to be removed.
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Hi. In my teeth there is some yellowish, please help me how to remove yellow sparkels in teeth.

Certification in Full Mouth Rehabilitation, Post-Graduate Certificate in Oral Implantology (PGCOI), M.Sc - Master of Oral Implantology (MOI), Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Rajkot
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In my teeth there is some yellowish, please help me how to remove yellow sparkels in teeth.
Get your teeth clean by the dentist and also the bleaching treatment if require by that treatment you will get good white teeth
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My teeth is yellow with the lowering of gums. How to reduce the yellowishnes or whiten the teeth. Am 38 years old female.

BDS
Dentist, Raipur
My teeth is yellow with the lowering of gums. How to reduce the yellowishnes or whiten the teeth. Am 38 years old fem...
Kindly get scaling and polishing done and use gum paint twice daily for 15 days. Brush your teeth twice daily using correct brushing technique.
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I have lot of blister/sore in mouth. This is done in my mouth one month in 3 time. What should I do?

oral implantology, BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
I guess you want to know about mouth ulcers. Start taking multivitamins, reduce stress levels. Keep your stomach fit. Avoid spicy food. And drink plenty of water.
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Drink tea to improve your dental health

BDS
Dentist, Panchkula
Drink tea to improve your dental health
Drinking a cup of tea everyday helps in keeping the gums and teeth healthy as it contains high amounts of fluoride and flavonoids which prevent harmful bacteria from sticking to the teeth.
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I have sugar in borderline how to prevent without tablets My gums are very weak what I should do.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I have sugar in borderline how to prevent without tablets
My gums are very weak what I should do.
If blood sugar levels fasting is between 108 to 125 mg and pp 141 to 199 mg /100 ml, is considered as pre diabetes, or impaired glucose tolerance (igt). At this level diabetes can be prevented by restricted diet, exercise and maintaining normal weight. For gums to become healthy, regular massaging of gums and taking vitamin supplements and maintaining oral hygiene is very important.
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Is titanium dental implants are harmful for body? Does it causes cancer/ allergies/ infections ? Does it cause never damage ? I am very confused between dental implant and bridge.

BDS
Dentist,
No.These implant are meant to be inside the body so they cause no harm.Unless a person has known allergy from titanium.
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Hi, I am noufal, 21 years old, is it good to clean teeth twice a year? I heard that it will effect to the enamel. I am using coconut oil to clean my mouth is there any problem with this?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
Hi, I am noufal, 21 years old, is it good to clean teeth twice a year? I heard that it will effect to the enamel. I a...
All individuals requires scaling (cleaning) to be done atleast once in 6 months to maintain our oral hygiene clean. Our toothbrush is not much finely designed to clean all the plaque and calculi in the interdental areas of the teeth, which is the area where most of the calculus accumulate much and has to be removed regularly using scalers by the dentist.
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Dentist has advised me to go for permanent teeth instead of temporary teeth I am not able select type of teeth for fixture I want to know the difference between CERAMIC, CAD Cam Ceramic and bruxer (monolith teeth) which one is safe and can you tell me some other types.

BDS
Dentist, Bangalore
Dentist has advised me to go for permanent teeth instead of temporary teeth I am not able select type of teeth for fi...
See there are different kinds of permanent teeth available in the market of dentistry Basic is full metal Cobalt Chromium steel material this is basically a full coverage steel crown for the teeth it is very strong and gives a steely look for the wearer particularly I suggest it to heavy non-veg users and old persons only. Secondly there is ceramic which is basically a coating of ceramic over the steel crown ceramic coating will be 1.5 mm thick so it would roughly last you for 10 years in normal wear and tear conditions. Third variant is CAD CAM ceramic which is nothing but ceramic crown prepared by CAD CAM computerised machine so it offers better fit and look for the patient Fourth variant is Zirconia i.e, Bruzir, 3m Lava crowns it is solid zirconia crown which is again prepared by milling solid zirconia block by CAD CAM machine it offers superior esthetics and strength for the crown since it doesnot contain any metal it is esthetically better while you smile and it is the best in terms of biocompatibility with the gingival tissues So I leave it to you to decide which crown you want to go Pricing varies for different crowns in different cities I would like to give you rough rates according to IDA from 1500 for metal crown to 10000 per crown for zirconia.
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I'm a 20 years old guy and facing tooth problems I'm having pain in my left back lower tooth. Sometimes it is there sometimes its in another tooth And even I brush the gums are hurting What is the problem?

BDS, D.pharm
Dentist, Chennai
I'm a 20 years old guy and facing tooth problems
I'm having pain in my left back lower tooth.
Sometimes it is there s...
Don't use hard brush get a soft brush you may have cavity if the tooth pains you need get restoration done.
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BDS, PGDFO
Dentist, Gadchiroli
Consumption of fruits and vegetables like apples, carrots and corn, which are difficult to eat and need continous biting should be avoided while taking the orthodontic treatment.
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She is suffering from Gum problem. Doctor has told her to remover the molars and the front teeth. Is there any way to get them stuck so as to increase the life of teeth. Also she is suffering from bad small from mouth. Please advise so that we can improve her oral health. Her teeth are very sensitive to hot and cold teeth. She didn't even did her root canal. Her gums are weak according to the consulted doctor. Are getting artificial teeth safe for use? What are the ways to protect her teeth?

MFDS RCPS (Glasgow), MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, BDS
Dentist, Delhi
She is suffering from Gum problem. Doctor has told her to remover the molars and the front teeth. Is there any way to...
Hi lybrate-user The details you have provided seem to indicate somewhat advanced gum disease. Whether the affected teeth can be preserved or not can only be assessed with a clinical assessment supplemented with radiographs. If you have consulted a dentist and extractions have been advised, there is reason to believe that they would have done so after due condsideration. As for improvement of oral health from now on, get a thorough cleaning done. You might be advised further gum treatment based upon the actual situation; get that done as well. Make it a point to see your dentist regularly and get the necessary dental treatment completed. At the same time, discuss home oral hygiene measures with your dentist and follow their advise. As for artificial teeth, several options are available to most patients. Discuss them with your dentist and select the one you find the most feasible and it should be fine. Hope this helps.
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