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Dr. Saravana Karthikeyan

Dentist, Chennai

Dr. Saravana Karthikeyan Dentist, Chennai
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My experience is coupled with genuine concern for my patients. All of my staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well....more
My experience is coupled with genuine concern for my patients. All of my staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well.
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Dr. Saravana Karthikeyan is one of the best Dentists in Velachery, Chennai. She is currently practising at Kavin Dent Sculptor in Velachery, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Saravana Karthikeyan on Lybrate.com.

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BDS
Dentist, Thanjavur
For whiter teeth and preventing them from discoloration, muching on foods like apples, carrots, pears or celery after brushing is effective as they induce tooth-bathing saliva which whitens the teeth.

I am 47years old, I am a patient of mouth ulcers, due to chewing tobacco. Kindly suggest me the remedy.

BDS
Dentist, Vadodara
I am 47years old, I am a patient of mouth ulcers, due to chewing tobacco.
Kindly suggest me the remedy.
First is to stop tobacco altogether. You can use mucopain or dologel ointment on ulcer 3-4 times a day. For faster relief you can also start b complex tablets 3 times for 5 days. Completely avoid spicy, oily n hard foods n alcohol (if you drink).
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B.D.S
Dentist, Gurgaon

Actually I want to know the permanent procedure of whiten of teeth . Actually my teeth having yellow colour and I have done 2 tyms scaling but only 10 Percent results will become positive pls tell me permanent procedure at least 70 percent of whiten of teeth.

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
Actually I want to know the permanent procedure of whiten of teeth . Actually my teeth having yellow colour and I hav...
Brush twice daily especially at night avoid coloured foods like chocolate. Tea cola sets brush with std tooth paste by correct technique
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Advanced Aesthetics, BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
The main causes of darkened teeth are genetics, antibiotics, and certain foods, plus teeth tend to darken as we age.

How Safe Is Tooth Whitening?

MDS, B.D.S
Dentist, Kanpur
How Safe Is Tooth Whitening?

Nobody is happy with their teeth and everybody wants whiter, brighter teeth. In the last few decades, tooth whitening is one of the most commonly done cosmetic dental procedures. Majority of these people are in the age of 10 to 25, who are very conscious about their looks.

What needs to be understood is that dental whitening is permissible to a certain extent. Not many people realize this and continue to use teeth whiteners even after the desired result is achieved in an effort to get it a couple of more shades lighter. This is something that we need to watch our for. 

Safety of tooth whitening: Some of the supposedly unsafe aspects of tooth whitening are most products used currently are tested both on patients and in laboratory and are proven to be completely safe. However, overuse or misuse of these products can lead to issues. The active chemical ingredient in most of these products is hydrogen peroxide. Most of the products contain about 10% carbamide peroxide, which breaks into hydrogen peroxide and urea. There are claims that this is carcinogenic. However, this is not the case and there is no strong correlation. Also, if the application is done correctly, there is very minimal exposure to hydrogen peroxide directly.

The second issue that most people associate with tooth whitening is  tooth sensitivity and gum irritation. Both these symptoms are directly related to the percentage of carbamide peroxide. It is shown that products with more than 10% produce more teeth sensitivity and gum irritation than those that contain less than 10%. Improper tray selection can lead to gum irritation. Also, patients who are overzealous and go about whitening their teeth further can end up with severe sensitivity. The explanation in these cases is the enamel is worn off by the chemical leading to exposed dentinal tubules which, even when exposed due to caries, can cause sensitivity.

Listed below are some ways to avoid or reduce sensitivity: 

  1. When using the bleaching tray applicator, use it only for the recommended period of time. Do not keep it longer to make the teeth whiter.
  2. Use a paste that is meant for sensitive teeth. The potassium nitrate in these will help relieve sensitivity.
  3. Use a product with fluoride so that the teeth can remineralize. This can be used before and after tooth whitening for up to 4 minutes.

It is advisable to avoid tooth whitening in some cases like the following

  1. Pregnancy
  2. Breast feeding
  3. Ceramic crowns or bridges in the front teeth - these cannot be bleached
  4. Gingival disease with gum recession and exposed root - the sensitivity is sure to quite high

To avail the best results, always use clinically proven products under the supervision of a dentist.

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Hello sir, I have problem on teeth like bleeding on gums. Please give me some suggestions.

BDS
Dentist, Delhi
Hello sir,
I have problem on teeth like bleeding on gums.
Please give me some suggestions.
Dear lybrate-user, the bleeding gums are due to accumulation of food debris, which is a result of inadequate maintenance of oral hygiene. I suggest that you get thorough professional cleaning/scaling done from a dentist, and use antibacterial mouthwashes thereafter. Following all these measures will solve your problem. Hope that helps.
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hello Sir, Today morning after brushing I Got Light Blood From My Throat in My sputum just once after that I didn't get any blood is it normal or some serious? I never got this and this is the first time I Got This.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
General Physician, Bangalore
Sir, Do you have any medical ailments. Are you taking any regular medicines. Use soft brush. Brush lightly for few days. If it recurs, Contact me for further instructions.
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Please tell me the treatment? my mother's teeth are getting attrited, all the teeth are attrited, what is the solution to prevent this - I am worried if this attrition increases day by day, her teeth will become a disaster for eating, she sometimes suffer with headache, is there any link between attrition & headache, I mean joint problem link? which specialist I should consult? Dentists please response asap.

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Please tell me the treatment?
my mother's teeth are getting attrited, all the teeth are attrited, what is the solutio...
Attrition of teeth is a natural process with time and the surface gets attrition slowly and become sensitive. And can cause sensitivity in teeth and mild headache due to temporo mandibular joint pain. Please visit a prosthodontist he will examine her and advise you accordingly.
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I had a Root Canal Treatment in my front teeth approx 5 yrs. Ago. It has now started paining a bit. What could be the reason?

BDS
Dentist,
I had a Root Canal Treatment in my front teeth approx 5 yrs. Ago. It has now started paining a bit. What could be the...
May be it is failing now. Get an xray of that tooth. Re-rct is an option to save the tooth. Visit an endodontist asap.
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I am 42 years old and I have a problem of sensitivity in my teeth. Which is the best medicine for that to cure them.

BDS
Dentist, Palakkad
I am 42 years old and I have a problem of sensitivity in my teeth. Which is the best medicine for that to cure them.
Sensitivity may be due to caries in teeth or cervical abrasion. If you have caries then you need to fill the tooth/teeth. Or if you have mild abrasions then you may ho for sensitivity toothpastes. If abrsions are severe then you may need to fill that.
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Sir, I have a problem everyday early morning some blood comes in my mouth. Please help.

PGD Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics
Dentist, Mumbai
Sir, I have a problem everyday early morning some blood comes in my mouth. Please help.
Early morning blood is a sign of unhealthy gums. Please visit a dentist and get thorough cleaning of your gums (scaling). After that maintain a good dental hygiene and your problem should be solved.
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BDS, Diploma in Hospital Administration, Diploma in Pharmacy
Dentist, Delhi
History & The Toothbrush - A Vital Tool
The toothbrush is an important usable cleaning instrument, which we use regularly. Most people start their morning with the use of a toothbrush. It is not confirmed when the first toothbrush was invented, however it is supposed that around 3000 BC the first toothbrush came up in the form of a chew stick, which was used by ancient civilians. It was in the shape of a slim stick with a frayed end. Another early form of toothbrush was the bristle toothbrush. It was similar to what we use today, but this toothbrush was made up of solid hog's hairs connected to a handle made of bamboo or bone. The nylon-bristled toothbrush was introduced in 1938, and was rapidly accepted due to its good oral hygiene quality.
A revolution came in the market of America with the origin of electric toothbrushes in 1960. These toothbrushes were sold and produced on a mass level throughout the country.
Initially, the electronic toothbrush along with charger was invented in 1939 in Switzerland, but it did not come out in the open market until 1960. It was in 1961 when the company 'General Electric' came up with the rechargeable cordless toothbrush. The first rotary toothbrush, called the 'Interplak' became available to the general public in 1987. It was available in different models and varieties. It was believed that the Interplak was capable to eliminate plaque, and could prevent gingival bleeding better than other manual toothbrushes.
Nowadays, a number of varieties of toothbrushes can be found in the market at a large scale. Toothbrushes are used with fluoride for cleaning. Generally, dentists recommend the use of soft toothbrushes because hard toothbrushes can cause damage to your teeth. Soft bristles are also considered good at eliminating plaque and debris from the teeth. Besides this, dentists recommend the use of a small-handled toothbrush, as it can reach easily at each and every corner of your mouth. Toothbrushes are generally made of synthetic materials.
As there is such a wide variety of toothbrushes available today, this can create confusion for you when buying. Therefore it is necessary to consider that what kind of toothbrush will best suit your teeth. As an alternative, you can also use a powered toothbrush for cleaning your teeth, especially if you experience difficulties during brushing. You should replace your toothbrush within three months.
It is important that you are using a good quality toothbrush and changing it frequently. Undoubtedly, you would not like to have any diseases in your teeth, so by brushing regularly you can maintain healthy teeth as well as an attractive smile.
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In night teeth was sounding abnormally he is sleeping but his teeth was making noise he is eating more food but it doesn't work he is lazy and his age is 24.

BDS
Dentist,
Its called bruxism. It comes as a result of stress or any psychological depression or any feel of insecurity. It is curable when the causes identified and removed. There are habbit breaking appliances to control tat habit. If its not treated soon it ll lead to attrition, sensitivity and loss of mastication function too.
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I am suffering from fully mouth from water on night, in the morning this problem also.

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
I am suffering from fully mouth from water on night, in the morning this problem also.
Hi lybrate-user. The water ie saliva is produced by 3 pairs of salivary glands in the mouth obviously one of them is overactive. A consultation with a dentist and a few tests which will nail the cause of your problem which can be treated.
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How to recover the taste of tongue my tongue buds cant taste anything all I eat is sour?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I will suggest you to take injection vitcofol 2cc intramuscularly every alternate days for five pricks
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I want to increase my brain power. What would b the best way. I have heard about using nicotine. I am non smoker, shud I start using nicotine gums? Is there any side effects? Is it very addictive?

BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
I want to increase my brain power. What would b the best way. I have heard about using nicotine. I am non smoker, shu...
Hello For you nicotine is not an option. If you want to increase your brain activity then Meditate everyday and Eat and drink healthy food.
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My teeth are yellow fan my childhood itself is it due to lack of enamel is there any way make it better am feeling vere weird to Talk In public.

BDS, MDS
Dentist, Delhi
My teeth are yellow fan my childhood itself is it due to lack of enamel is there any way make it better am feeling ve...
If you are really concerned for your looks then go for veneerinng of tooth. It will improve your esthetics.
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Sir I have teeth problems. My teeth become cavitated and very pen give me advice.

Advanced Aesthetics, BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Sir I have teeth problems. My teeth become cavitated and very pen give me advice.
Hi, you need to go for a check-up and x-ray to figure out extent of decay to get a clear idea of the treatment plan.
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