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Dr. Sathammai Lakshmanan

Dentist, Chennai

Dr. Sathammai Lakshmanan Dentist, Chennai
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My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them....more
My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them.
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Dr. Sathammai Lakshmanan is a popular Dentist in Indira Nagar, Chennai. You can meet Dr. Sathammai Lakshmanan personally at SmilesIndia Family Dentistry in Indira Nagar, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Sathammai Lakshmanan on Lybrate.com.

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An Insight on Teeth Whitening

BDS, Certification In Oral Implantology
Dentist, Ghaziabad
An Insight on Teeth Whitening

What is it?
Tooth whitening lightens teeth and helps to remove stains and discoloration. Whitening is among the most popular cosmetic dental procedures because it can greatly improve how your teeth look. Most dentists perform tooth whitening. Whitening is not a one time procedure. It will need to be repeated from time to time if you want to maintain the brighter color.

What it is used for?
The outer layer of the tooth is called the enamel. The color of natural teeth is created by the reflection and scattering of light off the enamel, combined with the color of the dentin under it. Your genes affect the thickness and smoothness of the enamel. Thinner enamel allows more of the color of the dentin to show through. Having smoother or rougher enamel also affects the reflection of light and therefore the color.

Every day, a thin coating (pellicle) forms on the enamel and picks up stains. Tooth enamel also contains pores that can hold stains. The most common reasons for teeth to get yellow or stained are:

  • Using tobacco
  • Drinking dark colored liquids such as coffee, cola, tea and red wine
  • Not taking good care of your teeth

Aging makes teeth less bright as the enamel gets thinner and the dentin becomes darker. It is also possible to have stains inside the tooth. These are called intrinsic stains. For example, intrinsic stains can be caused by exposure to too much fluoride as a child while teeth are developing. Other causes include tetracycline antibiotics. They can stain a child's teeth if taken by a mother during the second half of pregnancy or by a child who is 8 years old or younger. Teeth are still developing during these years. Trauma can also darken a tooth and tooth whitening is the most effective way to treat on surface (extrinsic) stains.

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I am 24 years old and have stomach problems and uclers in mouth. What should i do to cure?

BDS
Dentist, Bhavnagar
I am 24 years old and have stomach problems and uclers in mouth. What should i do to cure?
Hi.... First try to cure your stomach problem. .. Mouth ulcer that may be because of stomach problem. .. Drink more water. ... Avoid trauma and irritation to ulcer. Drink cold milk.... Avoid spicy foods. Avoid stress. Topical analgesic may use.... If ulcer is not cure than consent a doctor for further diagnosis.
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I am 23 years male and I am getting ulcer around my tongue and lips what should I do?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I am 23 years male and I am getting ulcer around my tongue and lips what should I do?
Eat lot of fruits & green leafy vegetables & drink plenty of water. Kindly consult a dentist in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations with clinical examination to decide upon treatment. You may need Coronoplasty (smoothen teeth edges) along with T. Rebagen 10, morning one tab & one at night for 5 days, along with C. Becosules 5 cap, for five days in the morning after meals. Hexigel ointment on the area of ulcer. Rinse your mouth thoroughly with a mouth wash. Advance procedures can be done with laser.
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How much will it cost to add an artificial tooth. Will it be as strong as other teeth.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
How much will it cost to add an artificial tooth. Will it be as strong as other teeth.
It starts from Rs:350/-.Strength of the artificial tooth depends upon the maintenance of the patient.
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Hi, my wife (32 years), is suffering from the tooth ache might be the wisdom one therefore would like to request you to please guide on the pain reliever. Note: She is currently taking viral medications which includes antibiotic.

BDS
Dentist, Raipur
Hi, my wife (32 years), is suffering from the tooth ache might be the wisdom one therefore would like to request you ...
Kindly get an x-ray done of the tooth having pain. If it is a wisdom tooth may be she will have to get it extracted. Pain killer will give her only temporary relief. She can take tab ketorol dt 2 tablets dissolved in water. She can also do warm saline gargles as this will also relieve her. Kindly visit your dentist and get the required treatment done.
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I'm getting so many cavities, and I want to know how I can prevent them. I brush, use mouthwash, and floss.

BDS
Dentist, Noida
The only way to prevent cavities is to brush & floss your teeth at least twice daily & also to consult a dentist once every six months. Even then cavities will happen but it can be best delayed or prolonged.
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My upper teeth were white but my lower teeth were little yellowish on the inner side ,how can I change my teeth white and clean. Please help.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
My upper teeth were white but my lower teeth were little yellowish on the inner side ,how can I change my teeth white...
The simplest method of removing minor surface stains is polishing, or micro-abrasion if staining is more intrinsic. Provided that your discolouration is not due to inadequate enamel exposing the dentin, tooth whitening (bleaching) is often the most effective treatment for yellow stained teeth. Advance procedures can be done with laser. Use snowdent tooth paste for whitening until then. Apply snowdent paste on the teeth. Wait for 10 to 15 min. Then brush your teeth with the same paste. Applying it overnight for better results.
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Doctor I am experiencing guidiness on seeing the moving objects followed by vomiting sensation for the last one month or so and there is also a bad and offensive smell is coming from the mouth your suggestion please.

Advanced Aesthetics, BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Doctor I am experiencing guidiness on seeing the moving objects followed by vomiting sensation for the last one month...
Hi, there are various reasons of bad breath, like impurities in blood, inefficient digestive system, dry mouth (lack of saliva production), gum disease, cavities, plaque and tartar formation around teeth and gums, kind of diet, improper brushing / cleaning of mouth etc. I would advise you to get a thorough physical and dental examination to rule out the cause of bad breath and to solve it permanently.
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Gums are receding as a result my front teeth are loosing. I have gap in my front teeth. I am osteopenia. How should I control.

BDS
Dentist, Saharanpur
Gums are receding as a result my front teeth are loosing. I have gap in my front teeth. I am osteopenia. How should I...
Get scaling done n brush your teeth twice a day n use dental floss n mouthwash n do warmsaline rinces 3-4 times a day n scrap your tongue twice day n tel me d status after 5 days.
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Can Chocolates Cause Tooth Decay?

MDS, BDS, Sedation(Inhalation) Specialist
Dentist, Hyderabad
Can Chocolates Cause Tooth Decay?

One warning that most children would have heard from their parent or other elders is, 'don’t eat chocolates, your teeth will get decayed'. And, most children grow up believing this to be true. As this is a global statement thus, more and more research has been done to clarify this. (Learn more to maintain Oral Health in Children)

Let us understand in brief the basic process of tooth decay. The tooth is made of mineralized layer called the enamel that is covered constantly with saliva. There are thousands of bacteria in the mouth. Food substances gradually deposit on the teeth and form plaque (learn more about plaque problem). This combination of a moist environment and bacteria on a mineralized structure produces the ideal environment for bacteria to act and produce acids which break down the minerals in the enamel. This is the first step in the origin of decay. The acid produced attracts more bacteria which further leads to worsening of the decay.

Some of the facts correlating chocolates and tooth decay are as follows:

  1. Chocolates in particular do not cause tooth decay. Very often, children tend to eat chocolates in between their meals and do not rinse or brush. This leads to greater level of plaque formation, thereby, starting off the process of decay. Not just chocolates any sticky foods can lead to tooth decay. What needs to be enforced is a habit to brush or at the least rinse thoroughly after eating a chocolate bar. In fact, this could be used as a reward, and it can help food deposits formed from other foods also to be washed away. The child gets to eat a chocolate, and good oral hygiene is reinforced too!
  2. Eating a chocolate before the actual meal is a way to indulge. What happens is that there is no sticky residue on the teeth if eaten this way. The child gets to enjoy chocolate at the same time keeping the teeth away from decay.
  3. Another habit is to make sure that the child eats all of chocolate at one shot than to keep nibbling at it for hours. That way, the chocolate can be managed with one round of brushing or rinsing
  4. it is advisable to give the child their share of chocolate at night, as most kids brush teeth before going to bed.
  5. Dark chocolates contain a good amount of antioxidants and are believed to reduce the incidence of plaque formation and therefore, they counter the effect of acids produced by the bacteria.

So, the next time someone talks about chocolates causing all the tooth decay, tell them it is not that bad, you can have your chocolate and eat it too!!
 

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BDS
Dentist, Delhi
School going children should have annual dental check-ups.

I do not know what is meant by caries. 6 to 7 month back I have root canal and bridge for 3 tooths. Four last 4 days I have tooth pain while chewing food, while brushing or pain when pressure is applied.

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
I do not know what is meant by caries. 6 to 7 month back I have root canal and bridge for 3 tooths. Four last 4 days ...
It could b a various exposure leading to infection consult your Dr. again you may require rct and cap if new or redoing existing rct caries is a disease of decay of hard tooth material due to Bacteria n poor oral hygiene.
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I have problem in mouth opening from last three months only half mouth is opening decide me what is the solution?

BDS, MDS
Dentist, Delhi
I have problem in mouth opening from last three months only half mouth is opening decide me what is the solution?
Do you have tobacco related habit. If yes. What is current opening. Ie how many fingers you can insert in your mouth. Leave any deleterious habits. Start taking antioxidants. For further suggestion consult privately.
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Sir I have got toothache since last week. I do not know the reason of this kindly help me.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Sir I have got toothache since last week. I do not know the reason of this kindly help me.
Hello, take plantago major Q, 10 drops twice daily with water. Take mag phos 6x, 6 tabs hrice daily with hot water. consult a dentist if you do not get relief.
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Teeth pain I have take zerodol sp, zenflox oz medcns BT no relief tell me what to do and my teeth under the gum not seen easily BT I m suffering from heavy pain.

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
Teeth pain I have take zerodol sp, zenflox oz medcns BT no relief tell me what to do and my teeth under the gum not s...
Taking pain killers n med like this is not the solution you r asking for trouble consult a maxillofacial surg it seems your getting wisdom if not in correct direction it has to be removed.
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I am a teenager and every time I brush my gums start bleeding. I changed my toothbrush as well as paste but it's not helping.

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
I am a teenager and every time I brush my gums start bleeding. I changed my toothbrush as well as paste but it's not ...
It won't help get scaling polishing done by a dentist than brush twice daily especially at night massage gums.
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How much do injections before wisdom tooth extraction extraction hurt? How to calm oneself down. Upper left tooth to be removed I am just scared of the injection. Really really scared.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
How much do injections before wisdom tooth extraction extraction hurt? How to calm oneself down. Upper left tooth to ...
Injection is must for a pianless removal of your wisdom tooth. It does not hurt since you feel only a pin prick intially and later you feel numbness over the particular area. Only injection help you to undergo painless removal of your teeth. No other way.
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I am a 35 years old female suffering from chew pain since 2 weeks what should I do?

MDS - Periodontics
Dentist, Delhi
I am a 35 years old female suffering from chew pain since 2 weeks what should I do?
Chew pain may be due to various reasons including pockets or caries or tmj problem. Kindly consult a dentist.
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He is facing a problem of bad smell from mouth, in the morning and after 2 hours from brushing. He brushed twice a day. What should he do now?

BHMS
Homeopath, Chennai
He is facing a problem of bad smell from mouth, in the morning and after 2 hours from brushing. He brushed twice a da...
The mouth is home to hundreds of bacterial species with various nutritional preferences. These organisms usually enjoy proteins, and as they digest proteins several fetid substances arise. The role of volatile sulfur compounds (VSCs) in producing bacteria that colonize over the tongue was recently understood as a main cause of halitosis (bad breath). The most common VSCs, such as methylmercaptan and hydrogen sulfite, can be detected by using organoleptic and objective methods. Treatment includes maintaining good oral hygiene, brush two times a day and gargle with salted water after meals, homoeopathic medicines will give you permanent solution.
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I have been suffering from tooth ache since last 10 days. There is also bad smell coming from my mouth. I have not using any mouth wash gels. Is there any treatment for this problem.

Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
I have been suffering from tooth ache since last 10 days. There is also bad smell coming from my mouth. I have not us...
There is infection in your teeth please go for treatment that is root canal treatment if it is fractured then go for removal and replace it.
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