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Dr. Shankar Guhan

Dentist, Chennai

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I'm dedicated to providing optimal health care in a relaxed environment where I treat every patients as if they were my own family....more
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Dr. Shankar Guhan is one of the best Dentists in Saligramam, Chennai. You can meet Dr. Shankar Guhan personally at ARUDHRA DENTAL CLINIC in Saligramam, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Shankar Guhan on Lybrate.com.

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BDS
Dentist, Nashik
Buy a new tooth brush every three to four months and let the old one wither away.

Why my mouth smells bad when I used to brush twice a day. I use mouth wash also. Please suggest me something best to get rid of it.

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
Why my mouth smells bad when I used to brush twice a day. I use mouth wash also. Please suggest me something best to ...
Get scaling polishing done by a dentist than brush twice daily especially at night massage gums use betadine mouth wash drink plenty of water.
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MDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Oil pulling, a popular folk remedy can be useful for whiter teeth and as a flossing agent. Slosh your mouth with coconut, sunflower or sesame oil for 15 minutes and then spit it out. It lubricates the gums and provides that extra shine to your teeth.
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Dental Implants - 7 Reasons Why You Should Go for them

BDS
Dentist, Delhi
Dental Implants - 7 Reasons Why You Should Go for them

Dental implants are basically replacing your teeth roots. In dental implants anchors are used which are actually a cylindrical screw like object. This is put in your lower and upper jaw bones through surgery and they work like stable bases for artificially replaced teeth. (Learn how to Avoid Yellowing of Teeth)

Dental implants can be of many types and the types of implants vary on the method of surgery.

Some prominent types of dental implants are:

  1. Endosteal: In this method screws, blades or cylinders are surgically inserted in the jawbone. Every implant can hold one or more artificial teeth.

  2. Subperiosteal: Through this process, artificial teeth are on the top of a jawbone by a metal framework. People who cannot wear artificial dentures and have a short bone height prefer this method.

Dental implants come with many advantages, some of the advantages may include:

  1. Improved Appearance: Surgically implanted teeth feels like your own teeth, at the same time they also look better.

  2. Improved Speech: With badly fitted dentures (learn more about regular care for dentures) you have chances to slur or mumble your words but with dental implants, it is easier to speak.

  3. Improved Comforts: Dental implants are very comfortable; you will not find any difference with your own teeth.

  4. Comfortable Eating: As it feels like your own teeth, you find no difficulty whilst chewing, and you can always enjoy your favourite food.

  5. Improved Confidence: After dental implants, you will smile lot more than before and that will happen because of your regained self-esteem.

  6. Durability: Dental implants last many years and if you take good care then it can last for your lifetime. Sometimes people choose dental implants for its durability.

  7. Convenience: Although this process lasts for a very long time, you can replace it or change it anytime you feel like you are having any problem regarding it.

There are also some different processes through which dental implants can be done. It depends on your problems and needs.

Some processes may include:

  1. Replacing one single tooth: if your one tooth is missing then one crown and one implant would be enough.

  2. Replacing many teeth: if you are having problems with several teeth, then a full bridge of dentures can be used.

  3. Replacing all your teeth: if it is needed then all your teeth can be replaced.

  4. Sinus Augmentation: this one is a little difficult process, it helps to develop bones for dental implants. It also develops the quality of your bone.

Dental implants are very successful now. It is durable and good looking. After the implant the artificial teeth feels like your own teeth and it is very easy to handle.

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I am a 20 years old girl having mouth ulcers frequently, hope its a part of heredity. Can you pls suggest me how much b complex tablets should I take per day. Is there any problem in taking two?

MDS
Dentist, Kolkata
I am a 20 years old girl having mouth ulcers frequently, hope its a part of heredity. Can you pls suggest me how much...
Just take one b complex tablet daily, apply mucopain and hexigel ointment three times daily on d ulcer it shall give you lot of relief, also avoid hot and spicy foods.
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I have painless swelling under my left tongue that comes n go. Doctor give me some antibiotics.

MDS
Dentist, Sangli
It may be rhanula i.e. Cystic collection of saliva in salivary glands. Antibiotics may not help you. Surgery to remove that swelling will be ideal treatment.
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My teeth is paining when I use same paste regularly, what is the cause behind them?

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
My teeth is paining when I use same paste regularly, what is the cause behind them?
Get checkup done if the cavity of you teeth are deep or whts exact reason can find out after checkup.
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I have very bad smile due to front two teeth overlapping. My engagement n marriage is in February .what should I do to correct my teeth without braces. And if I use braces is it possible to correct the teeth within 4 months.

BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
I have very bad smile due to front two teeth overlapping. My engagement n marriage is in February .what should I do t...
Every person is unique and has his own arrangement of teeth, so first of all come out of the imagination that your smile is BAD, I only consider disease as bad and not overlapping teeth, your case could be a slightly odd looking tooth. Hence if it is lookingvery odd, you could consider correction, the duration of which depends on the amount of correction, density of bone in your case and other factors, kindly consult a dentist to get yourself examined and then ask for options.
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Hey I'm a 16 year old guy and the front of my teeth doesn't look that great. I really am interested in applying some Veneers for my teeth. Could I get the estimate cost and everything? Thanks. Picture of my teeth: https://posting. Org/image/c97reauij/

MDS Pediatric Dentist, BDS
Dentist, Delhi
Hey I'm a 16 year old guy and the front of my teeth doesn't look that great. I really am interested in applying some ...
Hey lybrate-user, your link for picture is not responding and secondly the cost of venner can range from 5-15k per tooth depending on the, quality and longevity you want.
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Dental Health Tip

MDS, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), BDS
Dentist, Ahmedabad
Dental Health Tip

Do not use your teeth for doing something other than chewing food. Using them for cracking nuts, removing bottle tops or ripping open packaging can result in chipped or broken teeth.

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I am not able to open my mouth fully due to consumption of tobacco. What should I do to cure?

BDS
Dentist, Mohali
I am not able to open my mouth fully due to consumption of tobacco. What should I do to cure?
Start taking Capsule SM fibro twice a day for at least a month and if there is some improvement then can continue for another 2 months. And obviously refrain from chewing tobacco which is the causative factor for your limited mouth opening. Tobacco causes mouth cancer. Your condition can be pre-cancerous in nature. So quit it.
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Certified Implantologist
Dentist, Ahmedabad
Smoking or consuming smokeless tobacco is very harmful for your teeth. It can lead to various oral diseases like oral cancer, gingivitis, periodontists and tooth decay.

Braces - Which Type Is Best For You!

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Braces - Which Type Is Best For You!

If you are advised to wear braces, it could be due to crooked / improperly positioned teeth which are not cosmetically pleasing or are not very efficiently chewing the food. Today, there is a big variety of braces available to correct the problems. Although all braces serve a similar purpose, but not all braces are suitable for everyone. Here, I am trying to explain some of the types of braces available, which will help you in a better understanding of braces. 

  1. Metal braces: These braces are placed in the outer side of the teeth . A wire is then placed in the brackets which helps in realigning your teeth. This wire needs to be replaced from time to time with other wires usually the wires are replaced in 4 to 6 weeks. This type of braces are the most are the most affordable of the lot and thereby the most common choice. 
  2. Ceramic braces: These types of braces are very similar to the metal braces in terms of functionality. The advantage of ceramic braces is that they resemble the colour of the teeth and are less noticeable. These braces are costlier than their metal counterpart and take a longer time to mount. One common complaint about these braces is that they become yellowish over time. It is therefore very important to clean your teeth properly on a daily basis. 
  3. Lingual braces: Lingual braces mounted at the back of the teeth. As a result, these braces are hardly visible. They are typically recommended to those whose teeth are not very crooked and the amount of teeth straightening required is very less. These braces are ideal for those patients who require an orthodontic device for a long time. They require very good oral hygiene and are also expensive when compared to other braces. 
  4. Damon braces / Self-ligating braces: Damon braces can be mounted on any patient who is fit to get for regular braces. These braces do not require any extra attachment for holding the wire in place. The wire can straight away pass through the brackets making the treatment time shorter by a good six months or so. The healing process tends to be faster with these braces and is one of the easier ones to mount onto the teeth. 

They are costing almost close to the cost of the lingual braces. These details are to give you a broad overview of the types of fixed braces available. Your orthodontist will be able to discuss the pros and cons of each after analysing the changes needed and desired. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a dentist.

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Dental problem. My teeth are becoming yellowish. How can U make it whitish without loosing layers of enamel.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Dental problem. My teeth are becoming yellowish. How can U make it whitish without loosing layers of enamel.
Hello. When brushing twice a day and flossing doesn't help improve your yellow teeth, it's time to consider other options. Teeth become yellow due to stains – both deep and surface-level – as well as other causes that sometimes aren't under our control. Although coffee and cigarettes leave stains on your teeth over time, thin tooth enamel also makes teeth look yellow. Tooth enamel is the hard, white surface of your teeth, and underneath it is a pale brown substance called dentin. Thick enamel looks white, but thin enamel allows dentin tones to show through, making teeth look yellow from the outside. Enamel naturally wears thin as people age, but acids from foods and drinks such as sour candies, oranges and soda also thin the enamel by eroding its surface. Saliva neutralizes acid and washes it away, but people suffering from dry mouth miss out on this protective effect. Other causes of yellow teeth include antibiotic use or excessive fluoride intake in young children, which can cause yellow-stained adult teeth later. Treatments for certain conditions can also affect tooth color. For example, head and neck radiation and chemotherapy can cause teeth discoloration. In addition, certain infections in pregnant mothers can cause tooth discoloration in the infant by affecting enamel development. Certain medication, mouth rinses can also causes yellow staining. Preventing Yellow Teeth: Avoiding smoking, coffee and soda helps prevent yellow teeth, or you can get into the habit of drinking those darker beverages through a straw. Drink milk or plain water after eating or drinking something acidic to help reduce the acid's eroding effect. Brushing and flossing also help, and avoiding snacks between meals allows your saliva to dilute the acids in your mouth too. Using over-the-counter whitening agents will also helps. Discolorations are generally responsive to bleaching procedures.
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Hi, my new teeth got infected. Should I remove it or go for treatment. Which one is best currently its not paining thog.

Advanced implant surgical mastership, MDS Prosthodontics, Implantologist, Basic Life Support (B.L.S), BDS
Dentist, Udupi
Hi, my new teeth got infected. Should I remove it or go for treatment. Which one is best currently its not paining thog.
What is your age now? try to save the teeth as much as possible. Because any mode of replacement cannot match natural teeth.
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I have pain in lower left back region of teeth since 15 days and sensitivity to hot and cold in that area pain increases in night on lying down.

BDS
Dentist, Raipur
I have pain in lower left back region of teeth since 15 days and sensitivity to hot and cold in that area pain increa...
Kindly get an x-ray done of the tooth having pain. Chances are that you will have to get root canal treatment done followed by a crown or cap because of the symptoms specified by you. Till then you can take a pain killer like tab ketorol dt 2 tablets dissolved in water. Brush your teeth twice daily using correct brushing technique to maintain your oral hygiene.
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Advanced Aesthetics, BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
The main causes of darkened teeth are genetics, antibiotics, and certain foods, plus teeth tend to darken as we age.

I want to close the gap between my teeth. How much it going to take and also tell me about the cost.

BDS, CDE Endo-Prostho, CDE - Cast Partial & Complete Dentures
Dentist, Pune
I want to close the gap between my teeth. How much it going to take and also tell me about the cost.
Hello, you need to visit a dentist and get it checked. Gaps between teeth can be closed by: 1. Orthodontic (braces) which is the best and most conservative treatment. It take 1 1/ 2-2 years. It costs from 18,000-35,000 depending upon the case. 2.Veneers. 3. Crowns.
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I got done surgery of my teeth last few month I am getting bleeding what should I do ?

MDS
Dentist, Kolkata
Do cold fomentation by placing ice-cubes wrapped in a handkerchief. Also consult the dentist asap. Eat tablet pause-500 mg.
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I am 24 years old and I am having problem in my mouth and gums. While doing brush blood is been seen daily.

Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Delhi
Go for complete dental check up. You might need cleaning of teeth. Till then apply stolin r gum paint twice daily.
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