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Dr. Shankar

BDS

Dentist, Chennai

19 Years Experience
Dr. Shankar BDS Dentist, Chennai
19 Years Experience
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Dr. Shankar is a popular Dentist in Mogappair East, Chennai. He has been a successful Dentist for the last 19 years. He has done BDS . You can visit him at Sharma's Dental Care in Mogappair East, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Shankar and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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BDS - Dr. M.G.R. University - 1998
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BDS
Dentist, Varanasi
A mouth rinse, in addition to daily brushing and flossing, can increase the cleanliness of your mouth. Antimicrobial mouth rinses reduce bacteria and plaque activity, which cause gingivitis and gum disease. Fluoride mouth rinses also help reduce and prevent tooth decay. Always talk to your dentist about any new products you are interested in trying. Not everyone should use a fluoride mouth rinse. For instance, fluoride rinses are not recommended for children ages 6 or younger because they may swallow them. Always check the manufacturer's label for precautions and age recommendations and talk with your dentist about the use of fluoride mouth rinse.
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Dear Respected Doctors, I want to know if after extraction of a tooth, it is necessary to fill with artificial tooth. What will happen if it is not filled ? Thanks please.

MDS - Periodontics, BDS
Dentist, Kanpur
Dear Respected Doctors,
I want to know if after extraction of a tooth, it is necessary to fill with artificial tooth....
If lost toth is not replaced then other adjacent teeth will move in the space and occlusion will get disturbed which may cause problem in temporomandibular joint and will worsen dental problems further.
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BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Pune
A stitch in time saves 9! A Filling (restoration) in time saves you from Root Canal or Removal of Tooth!
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BDS, PGDFO
Dentist, Gadchiroli
Keeping retainers in hot water, pockets, napkins or on hot car dashboards can cause harm to them.
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I'm using braces For my teeth and I'm not able to eat and kind of food since my tongue is getting hurt badly. So please advise few juice diet to prevent lose of weight and regular health.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I'm using braces For my teeth and I'm not able to eat and kind of food since my tongue is getting hurt badly. So plea...
Drink lots of fluid and eat nutritious soft. Eat soft foods, such as soup, pudding, yogurt, or applesauce.
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Due chewing of tobacco I can not open my mouth completely.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist,
Quit habits strictly. Seems like you have oral submucous fibrosis (osmf). Kindly consult an oral & maxillo facial surgeon in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations to decide upon treatment. You may need conservative or surgical management for mouth opening depending upon the stage of osmf, mouth opening exercise & side to side movement of the jaw. As for now advice c. Becosules 5 cap (enriched with vitamin a, vitamin b & vitamin e specifically), for five days in the morning after meals. You may consult me in person. 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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BDS
Dentist, Cuttack
Is There a Link Between Gum Disease and Diabetes?
consult for better info.
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Because of using tobacco and bittlenuts since 3 months I have some unwanted scales behind my teeth I quited this habit of taking tobacco but what should I do to remove those scales? Please help.

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Because of using tobacco and bittlenuts since 3 months I have some unwanted scales behind my teeth I quited this habi...
Chetan tare you are having habit of tobacco chewing with betel nuts. stop tobacco and nuts and see dental surgeon for scaling and polishing of teeth and maintain oral hygiene .
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I am having pain in teeth from last 10 days. I am having pain in my teeth from laat 10 days what should I do what should I do?

BDS
Dentist, Mohali
I am having pain in teeth from last 10 days. I am having pain in my teeth from laat 10 days what should I do what sho...
If it pains at night and sensitive to cold then you may need an rct and capping. But x-ray of concerned tooth is must and treatment will be decided accordingly. Don't take painkillers much if you do. Get treated than to take medicines unnecessarily.
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I'm suffering from toothache from last 2 days .The tooth gum has swollen a bit ,how can the extra gum be removed.

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
I'm suffering from toothache from last 2 days .The tooth gum has swollen a bit ,how can the extra gum be removed.
It's likely to a alveolar abscess consult a maxillofacial surgeon you may require the abscess to b drained n than rct n cap.
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BDS
Dentist, Chennai
In case the wires or the bands on your braces loosen up or get broken, immediately contact your orthodontist.
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What You Can do Daily for Better Dental Health?

MDS, BDS, Sedation(Inhalation) Specialist
Dentist, Hyderabad
What You Can do Daily for Better Dental Health?

Our teeth play a very important role in the overall well-being, from appearance to nutrition to speech. Good oral and dental health is one of the most important aspects of overall health and well-being. From reducing infections to good overall nutrition, taking good care of dental health is has its rich dividends.

Taking care of teeth is not difficult, however. Inculcated early in life, these habits can become a routine and come with ease.

  1. Brushing: Brushing twice a day to remove the food deposits and keep the dental surfaces clean will go a long way in preserving your teeth. They will be healthy, free of decay and will be strong and will last longer. Learn the right technique of brushing from your dentist and practice to get a good hold on it. Improper brushing technique can do a lot of harm, causing wedges in the teeth called as abrasions. Hard bristles does not refer cleaner teeth. Soft bristles are easy on the tooth and are equally effective in cleaning. Make sure you change it once in two to three months or earlier if the bristles are flaring. The dentist can also suggest, if you need to use an electric toothbrush. Also, use a fluoridated or sensitivity toothpaste based on dentist’s recommendations.
  2. Flossing: While brushing will help you remove food deposits from the surface of the teeth, flossing or interdental brushing is essential to clean the spaces between the teeth. This area is less accessible for cleaning and therefore, can undergo decay when food gets lodged in this area. Daily flossing or using interdental brushes help keep this area clean and free of decay. This also helps in keeping the gums healthy, as food lodged in between teeth can be a constant source of irritation for the gums.
  3. Mouth rinse: After each meal, especially sticky or chewy foods, remember to rinse. If you cannot get a regular mouthwash, regular water is a good substitute. This will help remove off food deposits from the teeth and help reduce the incidence of decay.
  4. Food habits: Reduce in-between snacking, especially of sticky or chewy foods. Include sufficient fiber in your diet to have a natural cleansing effect on the teeth. After each sugary liquid or juice consumption, remember to rinse or wash it off with plain water.
  5. Dental visits: Visit your dentist once in 6 months for a regular check-up. If you are good at maintaining dental health, this visit may not last more than an hour, but in the long run, it will be definitely worth the time and effort.

Following these basic steps will ensure good oral health and go a long way in the overall well-being too.

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I am facing mouth problem due to my broken front teeth. My mouth getting scratch by the teeth. Should it capping my teeth or not?

BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
I am facing mouth problem due to my broken front teeth. My mouth getting scratch by the teeth. Should it capping my t...
Yes, first go for an x-ray to find out any infection, if no infection persist. Go for capping, if there is any infection you can go for root canal treatment and then go for capping.
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I am 22 years old and lives in india. For the past 10 years I am suffering from mouth ulcer and I tried allopathy, homeo and ayurveda, but none of them provided with best results. Can you help me?

LCPS, BAM&S
General Physician, Pune
Mouth ulcers are caused by local chemical irritants like betel nut, tobacco, chewing gums, tea/coffee, cold drinks etc. Find out what irritates the mouth and stop it. \ Second cause is systemic disturbances like vitamin deficiency, oral thrush etc. Third cause is stress on mind and body. Slow down life. Sleep well. Eat well. Drink plenty of water. Do this for a month and then report back. Your case needs a careful and deep handling by a lifestyle consultant. The condition is difficult, but certainly curable.
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How should I clean my teeth? I want my teeth White.

MDS - Periodontics
Dentist,
How should I clean my teeth?
I want my teeth White.
Best method for cleaning the teeth is modified bass method which includes both vibratory and sweeping motion. For white teeth maintain your oral hygiene and visit your dentist at regular intervals of every six months. Also get scaling done.
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I have sensitive teeth which troubles in consuming cold drinks and hot food. What should I do?

BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
I have sensitive teeth which troubles in consuming cold drinks and hot food. What should I do?
If sensitivity is any particular teeth check for cavity. But sentitivity is almost all teeth go for sensitvity toothpaste like hiora -k or thermosealra toothpaste. Apply on sensitive area and left for 2-3 min and do brushing. Apply twice or thrice daily.
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Something blurred black type spotted on front two teeth. What could it be?

BDS (GOLD MEDALIST)
Dentist,
Something blurred black type spotted on front two teeth. What could it be?
Hi these are stains on your tooth. Some medications like tetracycline and other drugs, smoking, tobacco products causes stains, bleaching is the best option to get rid of stains. You can also try this home remedy. Mix lemon juice and soda bi carb, rub on stained surface of tooth rinse once in a week.
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Brushing Myths

Dentist, Agra
Brushing Myths

Brushing Myths
Brushing once a day is ok. Wrong. Brushing should be twice a day.

Ques. 1: Which toothpaste is best for teeth?

Ans. 1: Most branded toothpaste are almost the same. It is the brushing technique that matters.

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BDS
Dentist, Ambala
Our teeth are as important as the rest of our body parts. So, cleaning them for at least 2 to 3 minutes is necessary for their health. 
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My teeth is becoming so dirty and look like blackish type can you please tell me some medicine for my teeth.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
My teeth is becoming so dirty and look like blackish type can you please tell me some medicine for my teeth.
I will suggest you to use sparkling white toothpaste from himalaya and avoid any stain causing food items
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