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Dr. Selva Kumar

Dentist, Chennai

Dr. Selva Kumar Dentist, Chennai
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Dr. Selva Kumar is a popular Dentist in Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai. She is currently practising at Sara Dental Care in Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Selva Kumar on Lybrate.com.

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I am 43 year man and Because of daily brushing front gum s are degrade how to recover it.

PG DIPLOMA IN CLINICAL RESEARCH, BDS
Dentist, Varanasi
I am 43 year man and Because of daily brushing front gum s are degrade how to recover it.
Use soft bristle tooth brush do not use datoons consult dentist some periodontal surgeries are ther in dentistry which can be helpful to you.
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My height is 164cm and weight is 57 kg. I feel weakness Normally I usednutritionproducts but by these I got mouth ulcers.

BDS
Dentist, Vadodara
Mouth ulcers are usually due to vitamin deficiency or bad digestion. Other causes are stress, allergies to some food or medicine, change in lifestyle, consumption of oilly n spicy foods, too much hot n aerated drinks, dry mouth. Start taking vitamin supplements. Avoid oilly n spicy food completely. Eat a healthy and balanced diet.
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BDS, Diploma in Hospital Administration, Diploma in Pharmacy
Dentist, Delhi
How To Effectively Clean a White Tongue, the Cause of Bad Breath

Have you ever noticed that sometimes you have a white tongue? This condition is something that nobody wants to have. Why? A white tongue not only looks abnormal, but if left untreated, it's a strong indication of a bad breath problem.

People who have a white tongue, also known as a geographic tongue, are definitely more likely to experience an abnormally colored tongue. Geographic tongue simply means a tongue that has lots of grooves and fissures in it. These grooves and fissures make an excellent breeding ground for the anaerobic bacteria that cause bad breath. Under certain conditions, a geographic tongue can be white, yellow, even black in color. A geographic tongue can also be coated and sometimes dry and cracked. The way around this problem is simply making sure that your tongue is kept as clean as possible.

Tongue cleaning or scraping is a process that the majority of people in the United States don't do on a daily basis. Yet, it's one of the most important steps you can take to keep your breath clean and fresh!

MYTHS ABOUT CLEANING A WHITE TONGUE

MYTH #1: You have to scrape hard to clean a white tongue. This is false! You do not need to scrape your tongue so hard that it bleeds. In general, pressing harder does not remove more bacteria. You simply need to press hard enough that the tongue cleaner you're using is pressed flush across the surface. Try not to leave any gaps.

MYTH #2: Tongue Cleaning Alone Prevents Bad Breath. This is also false! Tongue cleaning alone does not kill the bacteria that cause bad breath that are breeding below the surface of a white tongue. It simply removes the gunk on the surface. This gunk (mucus and food debris) is a food source for anaerobic bacteria.

MYTH #3: You must use a complex, expensive gizmo to successfully clean your tongue. Again false! Really, all you need is a fairly rigid instrument, that you can easily make flush on the surface of your white tongue and cover the largest area possible. Those electronic tongue cleaners you see can be helpful if you have arthritis, difficulty with coordination, or in general have a tough time performing some simple actions, which I'll outline below.

Tongue cleaning is really not that difficult to do, and it's not even very time consuming. That extra minute or two you spend on your tongue per day can reap huge rewards in preventing bad breath. It'll help prevent this condition, return it to it's normal color, and most importantly cut down on bad breath.

STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS TO SUCCESSFULLY CLEAN A WHITE TONGUE

STEP 1: Starting at the base of your tongue, place a tongue cleaner/scraper flush against your tongue's surface and make slow sweeping strokes from the back to the front. You can start at either side of your tongue and work your way across to the other side. Depending on the tongue cleaner you are using, you might need to make three to four different swaths across your white tongue.

STEP 2: Once the surface debris from your white tongue has been removed, apply a small bead of toothpaste to the head of your tongue cleaner. Make sure your toothpaste does not contain Sodium Lauryl Sulfate because this ingredient will dry out your mouth.

STEP 3: Gently coat the surface of your tongue (as far back as possible without gagging yourself) with the toothpaste. This allows the toothpaste to penetrate below the surface of your tongue and neutralize those sulfur-producing anaerobic bacteria. Believe it or not, there are more bacteria in the rear of your tongue than in the front!

STEP 4: Once your tongue is coated, allow the toothpaste to stay on the surface of your tongue as long as you can. Up to 90 seconds is ideal. If you begin to cough, or your gag reflex kicks in, that's okay, just spit whenever you need to.

STEP 5: Ideally, it's best to leave the toothpaste on the surface of your tongue, while you brush your teeth normally.
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I had pain after the RCT and capping of my teeth. This time I had approached another dentist who took an x-ray and said that the RCT was done only half way. Hence they have to do a re-RCT. He also said that the normal protocol is to take X-ray before, two while doing the RCT and one after finished. Is this the normal protocol. The doctor is charging me Rs. 3000/- for RCT and another 3000/- for the cheapest cap. Is this the right cost? How do I know what cap is good. There are discussions that RCT causes cancer. What are the chances or dangers of doing RCTs if I have to repeat them as in the above case?

BDS, MDS - Orthodontics, Certified Lingual Orthodontist, Certification in Miniscrews in orthodontics
Dentist, Bangalore
I had pain after the RCT and capping of my teeth. This time I had approached another dentist who took an x-ray and sa...
I need to see the X-ray before I can comment on the rct done previously. There's are many such cases. The pricing is about right. But there are other caps which might cost a little bit more. But are precision made These caps are better as they last longer.
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Hi, I had the second tooth from the back lower right removed 3 days ago. My gums and front teeth are now itching and on edge. And the gums directly above the extraction feel a bit sore. Is this normal following and extraction? The area where the tooth has been removed is fine and appears to be.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
Hi, I had the second tooth from the back lower right removed 3 days ago. My gums and front teeth are now itching and ...
Drink lots of fluid and eat nutritious soft food on the day of the extraction. You can eat normally as soon as you are comfortable. Eat soft foods, such as soup, pudding, yogurt, or applesauce the day after the extraction. You will be fine in few days.
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Dear sir I am 23 years old my 12 teeth got damaged so i am suffering with that problem, please help me.

BDS
Dentist, Bangalore
Dear sir I am 23 years old my 12 teeth got damaged so i am  suffering with  that problem, please help me.
If your teeth are damaged because of decay then, you have to go for filling for your teeth from dentist.
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BDS, Certification In Oral Implantology
Dentist, Ghaziabad
Massaging your gums daily with eucalyptus or peppermint oil in a circular motion throughout the mouth will increase the blood activation and will keep your gums healthy and safe.
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I brush my teeth regularly but even after that When I speak there is a very bad smell comes out of mouth. Can you suggest me some ways to overcome.

B.H.M.S, M.D in Homoeopathy
Homeopath, Anand
I brush my teeth regularly but even after that When I speak there is a very bad smell comes out of mouth. Can you sug...
Even after proper brushing, if you are having the problem of bad breath, you might be suffering from vitamin c deficiency. Vitamin c deficiency leads to spongy and bleeding gums. Even though the bleeding is not visible, there could be a micro-vascular bleeding which is not seen with naked eyes. There is a secondary bacterial infection in the gums which leads to the problem of bad breath. You should take citrus fruits like oranges, lemon, etc. It is good if you take an orange a day for at least 15 days and let me know the result. Hope it helps.
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I am having serious teeth pain from past fee days which medicine should I take to get instant relief.?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I am having serious teeth pain from past fee days which medicine should I take to get instant relief.?
Kindly consult a dentist in person for further suggestion.You may need root canal treatment. Take t. Zerodol. Dental tips: - visit a dentist every six months. Gargle your mouth thoroughly after every meal. Scrub gently to clean your tongue with a tongue cleaner. Floss all your teeth inter dentally & brush twice daily, morning & night, up & down short vertical strokes, with ultra-soft bristles, indicator brush.
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I am getting blood while brushing teeth tell me what is the problem and how can I clear it naturally?

BDS
Dentist, Ghaziabad
I am getting blood while brushing teeth tell me what is the problem and how can I clear it naturally?
In case of bleeding gums firstly use a soft bristle tooth brush. After brushing gently massage your gums with finger by tooth powder to enhance blood supply in gums. And have an oral prophylaxis done to have cleaning of your teeth.
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I am 22 years old. I have eye sight problem and my teeth are also have cavity. I am can please suggest me some medicine for my teeth as well as eyes. I am average looking. I want to gain some weight also. Please help me.

BDS
Dentist, Kolar
I am   22 years old. I have eye sight problem and my teeth are also have cavity. I am can please suggest me some medi...
Once your teeth r damaged by cavities they cannot b treated with medicines but require definitive treatment by dentist such as filling or rct n capping if the cavities r extensive. Donot ignore them n visit a dentist at the earliest.
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My teeth gum is reducing. So please suggest what to do?

BDS
Dentist,
You have Periodontitis ( Disease related to gums ). Consult a dental surgeon, you need oral prophylaxis ( teeth cleaning )
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My teeth is naturally little big how can I fixed this?

BDS (GOLD MEDALIST)
Dentist,
My teeth is naturally little big how can I fixed this?
Hi You need to consult an orthodontist for physical examination. You may need orthodontic treatment as well as cosmetic correction to get rid of your problem.
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U have cavity in my teeth on both side.. Have problem and pain when eat food.. Suggest me a better way to repair my teeth.? Is there any natural solution to recover my tooth?

MDS, Certified Implantologist, BDS, Certified Conscious Sedationist
Dentist, Hyderabad
U have cavity in my teeth on both side.. Have problem and pain when eat food..
Suggest me a better way to repair my t...
Sorry but there is no natural way to recover your teeth from decayed cavity. Natural ways are available only for the prevention of cavity but not for already decayed tooth. For pain you can take pain killer for immediate relief & avoid having any triggering factor. Please visit specialised dentist near you for further professional treatment.
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What could be the best recovery method? I just had an major road accident. I had stitches on forehead, near eyebrow and on cheek. And I have lost my 4 teeth. So can you suggest what should I do to recover fast?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
What could be the best recovery method? I just had an major road accident. I had stitches on forehead, near eyebrow a...
Hi, the fast recovery can be achieved by taking a balanced, healthy and nutritious food, avoiding junk food, taking 7-9hours of sleep at night and 1-2 hours of rest during daytime, keeping yourself well-hydrated by drinking 10-12 glasses of water in a day. Physiotherapy would help you to improve your muscle movements. Also, visit a dentist for those 4 teeth. Medication: take homoeopathic medicines - arnica 30 and rhus tox. 30 - both 3 times a day for 2 weeks. And revert.
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Wants know the price details for the dental implant (only one teeth that is lower jah, please provide the approximate cost for the best implants ?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
Dental implants are ranging from rs. 16, 000/. For more details, you may consult us, consultation free.
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My mother is a liver cirrhosis child's A patient .with esophageal varices grade 2.for last few days her gums are bleeding heavily. Is it something to worry about? She also takes insulin for diabetes.

MBBS, MD - General Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Chennai
My mother is a liver cirrhosis child's A patient .with esophageal varices grade 2.for last few days her gums are blee...
Liver cirrhosis causes defect in blood clotting. Due to decreased production of natural clotting factors produced from liver. Kindly check her pt and inr tests. Before it gets too late.
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Actually I am having teeth related problem actually the teeth are yellow but I do not eat any type of Tambacoo and any thing which is harmful for me. So please give me some suggestions. What should I DO?

BHMS
Homeopath, Anand
Actually I am having teeth related problem actually the teeth are yellow but I do not eat any type of Tambacoo and an...
Gargle the mouth properly after every time you eat anything. Go to dentist and clean up for one time. Take homoeopathic treatment for better results.
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I am 27 years suffering from tooth gum disease and teeth pain please advise me what medication suitable for gum disease.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I am 27 years suffering from tooth gum disease and teeth pain please advise me what medication suitable for gum disease.
- 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 floss beyond 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. - have your dentures aligned as needed. - 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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