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Dr. Selva Kumar

Dentist, Chennai

Dr. Selva Kumar 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. Selva Kumar is an experienced Dentist in Valasaravakkam, Chennai. She is currently practising at ALV Jayas Dental Care in Valasaravakkam, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Selva Kumar on Lybrate.com.

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Do whitening toothpastes whiten teeth more than regular toothpastes? Is it safe or not. Is drinking fruit juice as good for you as eating fruit?

BDS, MDS - Periodontics, Ph.D.
Dentist, Pune
Do whitening toothpastes whiten teeth more than regular toothpastes? Is it safe or not. Is drinking fruit juice as go...
Eating food gives you fibre than drinking fruit juices. Fibre is good for digestion and has cleansing action on teeth. Eating fruit is always better. Whitening tooth pastes are safe, but the action is temporary/ short lived. There are other ways to whiten your teeth.
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Hi sir I am suffered one problem. My mouth under tounge and teeth skin. There is small red dots. So more problem to eat and drink. Please tell me what I do.

B.D.S
Dentist, Jaipur
U may be suffering from mouth ulcers. Apply dologel on them. Take vitamin b - complex once a day. Thank you Dr Jagrati
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I am 28 years old. I underwent Tongue tie release surgery 3 days ago. It has not recovered yet. I still have pain when I move my tongue. Pain is at the place where the surgery was performed (lower art of tongue). How long does it take to recover fully? I am also getting mild fever because of pain I guess. Please suggest.

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
Not to worry it takes about five to seven days to fully recover you may rinse with warm salt water n use a mouth wash after every intake.
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Mere muh me chhala rahta h lips me aur gale me galfado me. Pls tell me what should I do?

BDS, CDE Endo-Prostho, CDE - Cast Partial & Complete Dentures
Dentist, Pune
Hello, you need to visit a dentist and get it checked. For an ulcer you can apply baking soda over it, or do baking soda in water mouthrinses. This will give you relief from pain and heal the ulcer. If it still persists, you can consult a physician and get your Vitamin B levels checked. If required take supplements for it.
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I have pain in my upper teeth teeth? sir suggest me what to do to overcome this problem?

BDS
Dentist, Thane
I have pain in my upper teeth teeth? sir suggest me what to do to overcome this problem?
Hello, you can take a pain killer tablet like brufen 400 / combiflam / diclogem for a temporary relief and consult a dentist for proper treatment of the tooth to avoid same problem in future. (note: pain killer tablets are also not solution because they only treat the symptom and not the cause of tooth pain. Also harmful for the body if taken for longer periods without proper supervision.) pain can be due to various factors so visit your dentist and get a proper examination done which may include x-rays if necessary, to get a precise diagnosis, after which dentist can give you exact alternatives of treatment options and then you can make decision as to get which appropriate treatment suitable to your problem and needs.
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Sir My son aged 8 years for the past three months complaining of acute back teeth pain.Recently i consulted a dentist who checked and told that back teeth is looking black and having cavity and gave some analgesics now please guide/advice me how to treat it Urgently.without extraction

MDS Paedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
Dentist, Chennai
Pulp treatment Clinical picture and radiograph needed Good to hear ur keen on non extraction Meet ur nearest pediatric dentist
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I am 21 years old. My tooth are in brown color due to flourosis (florin water) what I can do for remove that color on my tooth?

FDSRCS, MOrth RCS, MDS - Orthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Sonipat
I am 21 years old. My tooth are in brown color due to flourosis (florin water) what I can do for remove that color on...
Brown discolouration due to fluorosis is developmental defect of teeth. Treatment ranges from scaling, bleaching, laminates and veneers. Treatment choice depends on severity of disease.
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Dental problem I am 55 years. I live in a village area where no qualified doctors are available. At all we need treatment we need to go to the city. Root of gum at the upper jaw is swollen and sometimes it's aching. If I press with finger some blood comes. I am having this more than two months. Along with this I also suffer from sores on the tongue as well as at the join of gum and lip. Very difficult while eating. I am often gurgling with salt water. The sores remain more than week. Thanks.

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Homeopath, Faridabad
Dental problem
I am 55 years. I live in a village area where no qualified doctors are available. At all we need treat...
Hello. It seems to be because of vitamin C deficiency, so take vitamin C tablet (Limcee, Sucee) 1 daily for 3 months (it's easily available in the nearby chemist shop). Management: Increase your oral intake of vitamin C which is found in citrus fruits (oranges, kinu, lemon), chilly peppers, bell peppers, dark leafy greens, broccoli, berries, tomatoes, peas, and papayas, cauliflower, mangoes, pineapple. Medication: Take homeooapthic medicine - Merc. Sol. 30/ twice a day for 4 weeks.
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Oil-pulling- The Best Home Remedy For Dental Health You Might Not Even Know About

M.Sc - Psychology, PGDEMS, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Delhi
Oil-pulling- The Best Home Remedy For Dental Health You Might Not Even Know About
The ancient practice of oil-pulling is witnessing a resurgence. More and more people are touting the benefits of coconut oil-pulling for dental health. Do you know what oil pulling is?

Well, oil pulling is an ancient remedy that uses oils, such as coconut oil to clean and detoxify your mouth of germs and bacteria. It is one of the simplest technique, which you can do without a hassle.

To do oil pulling, all you have to do is take one spoon of coconut oil in your mouth for about 10-20 minutes every day and swish it inside the mouth. Swishing it will help remove the germs and all those small pieces of food that gets lodged away inside the teeth. Timing is the key here. Because you have to ensure that it is long enough to break through the plaque and bacteria and absorb toxins, but not so long that it reabsorbs toxins!

Spit it out in a trash can, as coconut oil can solidify in the drains! Rinse well with warm or normal water.

Once that?s done, it is recommended that you brush your teeth thoroughly. You will notice that your teeth will become smoother and shinier. Slowly and steadily, they will become whiter as well.

And don't worry! Unlike other practices, this remedy isn't based on pseudo-science. In fact, researchers suggest that it is actually beneficial and helps in problems such as gingivitis, plaque, microorganisms and reduce problems like bad-breath or gum issues.

While it is incredibly beneficial, it is recommended that oil pulling shouldn't be used as a substitute for regular dental cleaning. So, make sure that you are always brushing your teeth on a regular basis to keep your mouth cleaner, fresher and healthier than ever!

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I have been suffering from jaw pain since monday. I tried some pain killers but that did not work. What to fo now?

MDS Prosthodontics
Dentist, Delhi
I have been suffering from jaw pain since monday. I tried some pain killers but that did not work. What to fo now?
Since you have already tried painkillers, no point wasting more time. Go to a nearby dentist and take his opinion. Jaw pain can be due to many problem.
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I am suffering from dental problem. An extra tooth becoming my problem which I saw suddenly started growing at the end of my teeth n gum and thats why the tooth before that started isolated from gum and blood is coming from there. How can I recover my gum n stop blood?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I am suffering from dental problem. An extra tooth becoming my problem which I saw suddenly started growing at the en...
- use a soft toothbrush -- and brush properly! brush your teeth for at least two minutes twice a day and after meals. Hard brushing can further damage the soft tissues of your mouth. - floss at least once a day and be sure to floslybrate-usereyond the gum line to remove more plaque. - control bleeding by applying pressure to the area with a cold compress. - rinse with salt water or hydrogen peroxide to keep the area clean. Avoid mouthwashes that contain alcohol, which can dry out your mouth. - stay away from smoking and other tobacco products, which can aggravate bleeding gums. - eat a balanced diet and limit snacking between meals. Carbohydrates and sugars feed dental plaque. - try an oral irrigation device, commonly known as a" water pick, to clear debris from around the gum line. - you may need deep cleaning along with surgical curettage or gum strengthening procedure. Use pepsodent tooth paste & gum paint for 2 to 3 weeks. Advance procedures can be done with laser.
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I am a teenager and I have weak gums. Whenever I brush my teeth I find blood in my brush. Plus my teeth are also turning yellow. Please help.

PERIODONTIST, B.D.S.
Dentist, Navi Mumbai
I am a teenager and I have weak gums. Whenever I brush my teeth I find blood in my brush. Plus my teeth are also turn...
You need professional cleaning of teeth and gums so that the infection in gums will resolve and you bleeding problem will be solved. For yellowness of your teeth you can use snowdent tooth paste. Apply it on all teeth surfaces and wait for 5-7 min and brush with the same.
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I am 24 years old, I am having dental problem of disturbed teeth. How much cost it will take to align my teeth and how much time it will take?

MDS, BDS
Dentist, Delhi
You can get the treatment done with braces, aligners or by opting for a smile makeover. Each of these will have many further options based on what material you choose etc. To get a more precise opinion, you must share either your photograph and xray(radiograph) or see a dentist.
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My age is 21 there are gaps in my teeth I want to go for smile treatment is it ok at this age? I stay in Delhi can I know the cost of the treatment? Any emi plans?

MDS - Periodontics, BDS
Dentist, Ahmedabad
My age is 21 there are gaps in my teeth I want to go for smile treatment is it ok at this age? I stay in Delhi can I ...
Yes it is infact the perfect age. Cost of the treatment varies everywhere. You can for for composite build up or veneers.
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What are the foods that ruin our teeth everyday secretly without our knowledge and effects our teeth?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
What are the foods that ruin our teeth everyday secretly without our knowledge and effects our teeth?
Tooth decay is caused by bacteria in the mouth using sugar from foods and drinks to produce acids that dissolve and damage the teeth.
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Is this necessary to brush our teeth after eating anything. Or twice a day is fine.

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Is this necessary to brush our teeth after eating anything. Or twice a day is fine.
Saurabh saini rinse mouth after every time you have some thing . brushing after meals and before going to sleep is advised .
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Teeth become yellowish even though care to clean is taken. How to get rid of this problem so as to have brivht teeth.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Teeth become yellowish even though care to clean is taken. How to get rid of this problem so as to have brivht teeth.
I will suggest you to use sparkling white toothpaste from himalaya and avoid any stain causing food items And follow up with finding after a month
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Sir in my left jaw a teeth is under pain for about 50 days I am very tied by this problem.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
Sir in my left jaw a teeth is under pain for about 50 days I am very tied by this problem.
Kindly consult an Oral & maxillofacial surgeon in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations (full mouth x-ray, TMJ open & closed mouth) & clinical examination to decide upon treatment. Until then have soft diet. Replace posterior teeth if they are missing. Advise mouth opening exercise & side to side movement for the jaw muscles or the use of anti-inflammatory medicines and painkillers. For people who grind their teeth or clench their jaw, a bite-appliance may be made which corrects the way in which the jaw works and reduces the stresses and loads on it. This can be disposed of when normal function is restored. As oral & maxillo-facial surgeon, may be required to perform surgery on the TMJ.
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Hello doctor I have a very serious problem with the smell when I taking to others. Yes I do have a tooth decay problem over years but is there any way to remove this bad smell of my mouth. I mean 2-3 hours later after brushing it smells very bad. So many friend told me about that. And you know how it feels! please suggest the best. Thank you.

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
Hello doctor I have a very serious problem with the smell when I taking to others. Yes I do have a tooth decay proble...
Get fillings done in decay the smell is from there . Get scaling polishing done by a dentist .use betadine mouth wash twice daily
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I have problem in my teeth as tha muscles are getting weaker and swell after brushing every time in morning what should I do?

Post-Graduate Certificate in Endodontics
Dentist, Cuttack
I have problem in my teeth as tha muscles are getting weaker and swell after brushing every time in morning what shou...
Hi lybrate-user. Bleeding and swollen gums is definitely a major problem. You need to go a scaling procedure to clean your teeth and gums followed by gums treatment done by the dentist. This will gradually heal your gums and prevent swelling and bleeding. Every 3 months review of your gums from dentist is required for you. With this, proper hygiene need to be maintained of your mouth. Thank you.
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