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Dr. Senkutavan

Dentist, Chennai

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Dr. Senkutavan is an experienced Dentist in Arumbakkam, Chennai. You can consult Dr. Senkutavan at Raj's advanced dental and implant centre in Arumbakkam, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Senkutavan on Lybrate.com.

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My mom is getting water from her mouth while sleeping which is not under control.

oral implantology, BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
My mom is getting water from her mouth while sleeping which is not under control.
for excessive salivary flow you need to go for saliva flow check up. consult a dentist near you for thorough check up and treatment accordingly.
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I brush my teeth regularly twice a day but the colour remains yellowish, what can I do to whiten my teeth?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I brush my teeth regularly twice a day but the colour remains yellowish, what can I do to whiten my teeth?
Sir, for each people just like skin color, the tooth color will be different by nature and cannot be changed. You can visit a dentist and get a scaling procedure done. If the yellow color is external stains and dirt then that treatment will be effective. There are some procedures like bleaching to whiten the teeth if you are still not happy, but these are used in extreme cases where the teeth is very discolored only. You can ask your dentist to suggest a toothpaste for whitening the teeth, which may be effective to some extent.
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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, Cuttack
Dental implants are a long term economical solution to tooth loss and restores the patient with best smile and chewing capacity.
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I have observed that whenever I start gymming there are instances when blood comes out of mu gums. Either while brushing teeth or sometimes even when there is no physical contact with the gums. When ever I am not gymming or I stop it for a brief period like a week or so the bleeding stops too. What could be the reason for this. I visited my dentist she recommended me limc tablets for def of vitamin C but somehow it did not work!

MDS Prosthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
I have observed that whenever I start gymming there are instances when blood comes out of mu gums.
Either while brush...
Hello lybrate-user. Gum bleeding is a very common problem seen. Plaque and deposits on teeth when remain uncleaned causes gum bleeding. Not only brushing twice daily, regular visit to a dentist once in every 6 months would help you maintain proper oral hygiene.
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Sir, I m 28 years old female, during sleep at night mere mouth me pani bhr jata hai, is it any problem?

MBA, M.Sc. Dental Science, BDS
Dentist, Delhi
Sir, I m 28 years old female, during sleep at night mere mouth me pani bhr jata hai, is it any problem?
Ma'am this is quite common problem. Nothing to worry. First you should get your teeth cleaned by nearest dentist. Plus make sure you don't eat anything sweet during night. Sometimes sweet stimulates our salivary gland.
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I am a 21 years boy. When am brushing my teeth it is bleeding how get rid of it and how to get clean teeth.

MDS
Dentist, Kota
I am a 21 years boy. When am brushing my teeth it is bleeding how get rid of it and how to get clean teeth.
Get your teeth professional cleaning (scaling) and maintain oral hygiene to prevent this again in future some medications also needed along with scaling procedure.
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There is full of water/saliva in my mouth every morning when I wake up. It has dirty smell. What is the reason behind this? How can I stop this?

BDS, CDE Endo-Prostho, CDE - Cast Partial & Complete Dentures
Dentist, Pune
There is full of water/saliva in my mouth every morning when I wake up. It has dirty smell. What is the reason behind...
Hello, bad breath could be because of deposits on your teeth or food lodged in your teeth. Visit a dentist get your scaling and polishing done. For accumulation of saliva every morning you can also consult to an ENT surgeon. Brush twice daily, maintain proper brushing technique, floss regularly and rinse after every meal. Visit your dentist every 6 months.
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Certified Implantologist
Dentist, Kolkata
Guava has the maximum content of Vitamin C and very useful for gums.Specially the Water got after boiling the guava leaves in it acts as the best mouth rinse.
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My rgtside molar teeth are aching very badly and I found that there is a wisdom teeth (angular) is drilling my next teeth to set his place. I was using a my dentist prescribed tablets as of now. And my dentist is suggesting me to remove the wisdom teeth, next to wisdom teeth and upper teeth. Is that really needed I feel that It will pain will automatically reduce once the teeth angle is fixed. Need all your suggestions doctor.

BDS
Dentist, Ahmedabad
My rgtside molar teeth are aching very badly and I found that there is a wisdom teeth (angular) is drilling my next t...
wisdom tooth If the wisdom tooth has erupted fully and in a proper position then we can save it by dental cement filling. If the cavity is deep and near or into the pulp then we can save it by root canal treatment. Ideally we should save natural tooth structure if its fits in above criterias. If the wisdom teeth has erupted in a such way that it's disturbing other tooth structures and we don't have any option left for saving it then only you should go for removal. The wisdom tooth usually causes pain because of its uneven position distrubing adjacent teeth and some times swelling of the tissues around the tooth causing pericoronitis ( i.e inflamation of the surrounding soft tissues ) causing pain. Wisdom tooth which is usually considered as an extra tooth having no role in mastication (i.e chewing of food) On other hand removal of wisdom tooth have much advantages rather than any disadvantage.. Retaining wisdom tooth some times results in food lodgement within and between adjacent tooth ,results in caries ( decay ) of the adjacent tooth. So for improper erupted wisdom tooth, removal is the only and best available option to the date. Which in turn also helps in preserving other tooth structures. Jay Swaminarayan.

There is swelling on my gums and doctor diagnosed it as per. Let me know the effective medicine on this.

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
There is swelling on my gums and doctor diagnosed it as per. Let me know the effective medicine on this.
Med alone will not help get scaling polishing done by a dentist than brush twice daily especially at night massage gums.
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Is kissing and licking vagina of my wife is healthy. Secretions occurring in vagina can go in my mouth.

BDS, D.pharm
Dentist, Chennai
Is kissing and licking vagina of my wife is healthy. Secretions occurring in vagina can go in my mouth.
It is not healthy if you not sure about the virginal secretion of your wife. First get her blood test done and if all fine then you can do what ever you want without any fear. But yes there are many bacteria that's very bad if it enters from virgina to your mouth you may have to face those bacterial and fungal infections in your mouth later.
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Mere daant me bahut dard hotaa hai aur neeche ke daant bahut tede mede hai unhe seedha kiyaa jaa sakta hai yanhi mai bahut pareshaan hu isi kaaran mai hansta nahi hoo mujhe bahut niraasha hoti hai apni hansi dekhkar mujhe upaay bataayein.

BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
Mere daant me bahut dard hotaa hai aur neeche ke daant bahut tede mede hai unhe seedha kiyaa jaa sakta hai yanhi mai ...
Aap ka problem bhaut simple hain. It can be treated, aap ka age kya hain. Daanth seeda karne ke liya clip daalna padtha tho uske liye aap ka age ki jaankare zaroorie hain. Aap uthna neersha hone ki zaroorath nahi hain. Daanth ka dard ke liye aap hifenac p tablet lejiyae.
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Respected doctor. I am from vizag. I have teeth problem. My mouth is bad smell out. Also blood bleeding from my teeth with fully gumming. Please help me what will I do?

BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
Respected doctor.
I am from vizag. I have teeth problem. My mouth is bad smell out. Also blood bleeding from my teeth...
You have to go with scaling and rootplaning procedure. You might be pyrrohoea problem starts. Brush twice daily along with use mouthwash regularly. Also clean your tongue with tongue cleaner because tongue also harbour more debris on it so it starts smelling.
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7 years back I hurt my front tooth. 3 years back I dropped my mobile phone on the gums of the same tooth. Slowly the tooth color changed. One month back the pain started in the root of the same tooth. Now the abscess started spreading to the root of next tooth. Please advise further treatment.

BDS, CDE Endo-Prostho, CDE - Cast Partial & Complete Dentures
Dentist, Pune
7 years back I hurt my front tooth.
3 years back I dropped my mobile phone on the gums of the same tooth.
Slowly the ...
Hello, you need to visit a dentist and get it checked. Get an x-ray done. Infection to the roots of the tooth needs to be treated. Then get crown placement done on that tooth.
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I have yellow eyes another problem is on my tongue there is some black spots so what should I do?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I have yellow eyes another problem is on my tongue there is some black spots so what should I do?
Kindly consult a dentist in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations to decide upon treatment. You may consult me in person dental tips: - visit a dentist every six months for cleaning and a thorough dental check-up. 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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How To Prevent Mouth Ulcers Naturally

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Valsad
How To Prevent Mouth Ulcers Naturally
Prevent mouth ulcers naturally

Ulcers are painful sores on the lips, tongue, gums or the insides of the cheeks. These are common and usually happen due to bowel diseases, hormonal imbalances and stress. While there are medicines and ointments available to cure sores, you can cure the ulcers naturally also.

Rinse with baking soda - baking soda or salt can be used to rinse the mouth. Mix a few pinches of either in a glass of warm water. Now swish the water around the inside of your mouth and spit it out. Do this about three times in a day.
Orange juice - orange juice has vitamin c and as ulcers sometimes occur due to lack of this vitamin, drinking the juice can prove to be helpful.
Oral hygiene - prefer using toothbrushes with soft bristles. Also ensure that you brush your teeth after every meal to keep any food out of your mouth.
Avoid spices - avoid eating spicy, acidic and hot foods.
Extremely hot beverages - tea and coffee should be avoided. Yogurt and buttermilk, on the other hand, are highly beneficial.
Have onions - raw onion contains sulphur which is good for health of inside your mouth.
Consume amla - make a paste of indian gooseberry (amla) and apply it over the ulcer. This provides quick relief and healing.
Avoid meat - animal protein increases the acidity in the body. So, avoid fish and meat.
Gargle - use fresh coconut water to gargle with about three to four times a day. This cleanses the mouth and eases the pain.

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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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I have sensitivity in lower front teeth for six months. Wat is the treatment. And remedy to solve it.

DGOI, Aesthetic , M.Sc - Master of Oral Implantology (MOI), MDS - Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopaedics, BDS
Dentist, Bangalore
I have sensitivity in lower front teeth for six months. Wat is the treatment. And remedy to solve it.
Hello Ms. Lybrate-user sorry to know that you have been suffering for the past 6 months sensitive teeth tooth has a layer on the top called enamel which is a protective layer preventing leakage into the layers beneath this. The next layer below this enamel is called dentine, which is a very sensitive layer. So when you say your tooth is sensitive which means that your enamel is probably missing in few areas or thin in few areas exposing the second layer which is a sensitive layer. There are few toothpastes available in the market which combat sensitive teeth. It works for few individuals. However meet your dentist to actually diagnose the problem and then go ahead with treatment. Your dentist might suggest you simple enamel fillings or any other type of treatment which is appropriate depending on the severity of your sensitivity. Tooth sensitivity can also be due to your gums shrinking and making your tooth look longer. Which would need gum treatment to be done. However get your medical records updated and mention to the dentist if you have any gastric regurgitation, which cud be the cause at times. Minimize the intake of carbonated drinks, citrus fruits, squeezing lemon to food, consumption of wine as these are the very few major culprits to dissolve the top layer of the tooth and exposing the second layer thus making your teeth sensitive. Stay away from tobacco related habits which also makes your teeth sensitive try to use soft tooth brushes to prevent unnesasary wearing of the tooth surface. Your dentist would be the right person to customize the plan which suits you the best as every individual is unique. I hope I clarified your query ping me back if you need any more clarification good luck and god bless.
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