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Dr. Shankar Ram

Dentist, Chennai

Dr. Shankar Ram Dentist, Chennai
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Dr. Shankar Ram is a renowned Dentist in Alwarpet, Chennai. He is currently associated with M.M. Dental Care in Alwarpet, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Shankar Ram on Lybrate.com.

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I brush daily twice a day, still my teeth are yellowish. What should I do?

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There are several causes of tooth discoloration, including: -foods/drinks. Coffee, tea, colas, wines, and certain fruits and vegetables -tobacco use. Smoking or chewing tobacco can stain teeth -poor dental hygiene. Inadequate brushing and flossing to remove plaque and stain-producing substances like coffee and tobacco can cause tooth discoloration. -medications- mouth rinses and washes containing chlorhexidine and cetylpyridinium chloride can also stain teeth. Antihistamines (like benadryl), antipsychotic drugs, and drugs for high blood pressure also cause teeth discoloration. You can go for bleaching if you want bright white teeth. It will help definietly.
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Hello sir. I am suffering from wound inside my mouth. What should I do.?

MDS Prosthodontics, BDS
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What kind of wound it is and how did it occur. If it is a traumatic wound then apply mucoheal gel on it.

Can you get a kidney infection from a tooth infection? is it possible for an infection in a tooth to spread to a kidney?

BDS (GOLD MEDALIST)
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Can you get a kidney infection from a tooth infection?
is it possible for an infection in a tooth to spread to a kidney?
Hi Periodontal disease is linked with cardiovascular disease. But the link between dental infection and kidney infectiin is not clinically proven.

I have a sensitive problem my teeth.What can i do?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
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I have a sensitive problem my teeth.What can i do?
Kindly consult a dentist in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations to decide upon treatment. You may need deep cleaning along with desensitizing procedures and / or artificial enamel filling. You may consult me in person too. 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.

Hello doc, I always noticed that blood is coming from my gums while brushing, also some teats became sensitive. Please advice. Thank you in advance.

Advanced Aesthetics, BDS
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Hi, you need to do a professional cleaning and a check-up with a dentist to get a exact cause and solution of your problem.
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Rinse your mouth with an alchohol-free mouth wash after every meal to avoid the formation of bacteria.

I often suffer from mouth ulcers. Can you please suggest me some home remedies to get rid of it and what are the possible measures one should exercise in order to prevent himself from being affected by such ulcers.

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I often suffer from mouth ulcers. Can you please suggest me some home remedies to get rid of it and what are the poss...
If you have stomach ubset go for that treatment first. This could be one of the cause and some irritant in mouth can also be. Apply glycerine over it.
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Sir I want to know how to avoid tooth pain even brushing two time daily. I have tried many cure's method but also its not working?

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Sir I want to know how to avoid tooth pain even brushing two time daily. I have tried many cure's method but also its...
Rinse your mouth with warm saline (salt) water. Put clove oil on little cotton and insert in the cavity if its there and press it with teeth opposite to it. You can purchase clove oil from medical stores. Avoid painkillers as much as possible. If you feel the need for painkilllers then take 1 and consult your dentist as soon as possible.

After filling in tooth I started feeling pain and sensitivity.Please do help

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Please wait for 2-3 days after filling, the pain should subside, if the pain doesn't subside after that, visit your dentist again, the tooth might have to undergo more extensive therapy.
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Who is Responsible For Lingual nerve damage during 38 surgical removal of impacted teeth? What to do after Half tongue paralysis! What are possible investigation for checking lingual nerve damage?

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Who is Responsible For Lingual nerve damage during 38 surgical removal of impacted teeth? What to do after Half tongu...
During traumatic extraction of 38 lingual nerve gets traumatized hence result in numbness of the posterior 2/3 rd of the tongue particularly on left side, it usually takes 4-6 months to get things normal.

I fixed temporary teeth one but it is not adjusted doctors arrange clips to 6 original teeth but it is not comfortable to me heavily pain if. I want remove that temporary teeth and clips it is effected to original teeth or not please explain to me.

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I fixed temporary teeth one but it is not adjusted doctors arrange clips to 6 original teeth but it is not comfortabl...
removal of those clips are not advisable.they are placed for support.Instead they can be adjusted for your comfort.

Sir/mam mere teeth me jhanjhanat hoti h. Thik nhi ho rha hai, Please advise.

Advanced Aesthetics, BDS
Dentist
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Sir/mam mere teeth me jhanjhanat hoti h. Thik nhi ho rha hai, Please advise.
Hi, teeth have a protective layer called enamel with age the enamel wears off and become thin which causes to become teeth sensitive to cold and hot. You need to get a professional check up done to know the exact cause and solution of your problem.

Teeth Whitening - Are You the Right Candidate for it?

BDS, FICOI, MDS
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If we think about what attracts us to a person in general, the first thing that we can think of is a great, warm smile. A good set of well-aligned white teeth is an important aspect of this great smile. However, white teeth remain an elusive thing for most of us. Some of the common reasons for discolored teeth are as below.

Ageing
Hypo mineralized tooth structure
Fluourosis
Food habits
Tobacco smoking/chewing
Side effects of medication (tetracyclines, for instance)

The degree of discoloration varies widely and also is hereditary. Whatever the reasons, there is the option of tooth whitening, which is effective with optimal oral health and good oral hygiene habits. Tooth whitening is not for everybody though, the following are the definite contraindications.

Teeth with fillings: The bleaching agents work best on natural tooth structure. Whether it is a crown or a veneer or a bridge, the bleaching agent will not work on these tooth-colored fillings and composite resins. On the contrary, using bleaching agent on a tooth filling can produce uneven whitening. The teeth without fillings will appear lighter than those with fillings. If the person has discoloration due to fluorosis or any other reason, then it is ideal to complete any pending restorative work before initiating tooth whitening procedure. This should be allowed to settle in for about 2 weeks. After that, whitening should be undertaken which will ensure the best results and match with the composite filling/veneer/crowns. In people with multiple restorations, whitening can result in uneven coloration of the teeth and so veneers or crowns would be better suited than whitening.
Sensitive teeth: Sensitivity is an indication that the dentin is exposed or is covered by a very thin layer of enamel. Whitening agents will not work very well in these cases.
Poor oral health (gingivitis, worn enamel, cavities, and root decay): The whitening agent can irritate the gums or penetrate the existing decay or worn enamel leading to sensitivity. The tooth whitening agent works on the enamel, and as the tooth surfaces do not have enamel, they do not produce a whitening effect.
Age: Hydrogen peroxide which is the most common bleaching agent is not safe for use in children below 16 years of age. The pulp chambers are quite high and the tooth is still forming, so bleaching agents are not to be used.

While choosing to go for tooth whitening, one thing to bear in mind is that it is not a permanent solution to discolored teeth and might require repetition of the treatment. Having a detailed discussion will help set realistic expectations and achieve optimal results.
Teeth Whitening - Are You the Right Candidate for it?
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Hi. I dont have any dental problem but i feel my teeth is quite yellowish. I do drink a lot of coffee and i smoke too! i also brush twice a day and still i feel that my teeth is stained. Is there anything which will be helpful toet rid of this

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Leave the smoking. And take coffee once in a day scaling ur teeth by dentist and chewing happydent white/ orbit after 20 min of meal for 20 min
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5 Natural Ways to Never Let Your TEETH Turn Yellow!

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5 Natural ways to whiten your teeth

Stained or yellow teeth are very common and may persist for a long time despite proper brushing, because of certain habits such as drinking tea, coffee or smoking frequently. The good thing is you can get rid of yellow teeth naturally.

Here are 5 easy ways:

1. Use a scrub made of strawberry, baking soda and salt.
Enriched with vitamin C, strawberries helpin the breakdown of plaque, resulting in whiter teeth. Moreover, the presence of an enzyme known as malic acid in strawberries, make them natural teeth stain removers. The salt generally performs the function of the scrub to remove the gunk that causes stain.

Directions: Mix 2/3 large strawberries (mashed) with ½ teaspoon of baking soda and a pinch of sea salt. Use a paper towel to dry your teeth and apply the mixture on them with a toothbrush. Leave on for about 5 minutes and then rinse your mouth with water. Repeat every night.

2. Apply a paste of lemon juice and baking soda
Being mildly abrasive, baking soda acts as an effective scrub and eliminator of stains from your teeth’s surface. Lemon juice is known to have natural bleaching properties, which make the mixture perfect for giving you sparkling teeth.

Directions: Make a paste using few teaspoons of baking soda and the requisite amount of lemon juice. Ensure that your teeth are free from saliva and then use a toothbrush to apply the paste on your teeth. Rinse your teeth properly with water after a minute.

3. Use coconut oil to rinse your mouth
Coconut oil contains lauric acid,which helps get rid of bacteria present in plaque, the ones that are responsible for the yellowing of teeth. Elimination of the bacteria will remove plaque and give you whiter teeth.
Directions: Swish 1 tablespoon of coconut oil through and around your teeth. Continue for 10-15 minutes and then spit it out. Use water to rinse your mouth and then brush your teeth. Repeat every morning for visible results within a few days.

4. Sprinkle a pinch of sea salt on your regular toothpaste
Sea salt is known for its exceptional cleansing and exfoliating properties, which makes it a highly effective remedy to curb yellowness or discolouration of teeth.

Directions: Top your regular toothpaste with a pinch of salt before brushing. Alternatively, you can also brush your teeth only with salt once every week to get whiter teeth.

5. Brush your teeth with a neemstick
Neem bark is considered to be an elixir of oral health due to its anti-microbial properties. In fact, neem has been used for cleaning teeth in India since ancient times.

Directions: Soak the tip of a neem stick in water overnight. Take out the topmost woody layer of the stick in the morning. Brush your stick using this stick and rinse your mouth with water afterwards.

CAUTION: However, these are not permanent cures and plaque build-up can recur due to your eating and drinking habits. For a long lasting cure, you could go for a professional teeth-whitening session at a dentist’s clinic.


5 Natural Ways to Never Let Your TEETH Turn Yellow!
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I had chronic teeth sensitivity problem for last two years, now I am facing facial pain problem at interval of one or two days. Actually I contacted Sikkim Manipal medical college to solve the problem of teeth sensitivity and they advised for teeth filling which could not work and teeth sensitivity problem got elevated. Now for last two months I am facing facial pain an interval of one or two day which lasted for two to three hours and face also becomes slightly warm around left jaw. Please advice me what to do.

Advanced Aesthetics, BDS
Dentist
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Hi, It would really help us give you a more detailed treatment plan if you could send us an O.P.G x ray (that is the one that shows all teeth together ). Having look at the same we will be in better position to comment. Please find below is our contact details. Dr. Krinita Motwani's Dental Clinic
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You may get white teeth upon dental consultation for sure. But kindly consider adjunct condition like-avoid smoking, tobacco (if taken, long term medicines, high level of water impurities etc etc. Bcz once you whiten your teeth if these things persist it may occur over time again.

Hello doctor, my frontal teeths are protruding day by day at the age of 39 steel braces will be work out or removal of frontal teeths (i.E. 4teeths) by replacing artificial teeths will be ok. Which one will be apt for me kindly suggest me. Scaling has done in my case 4 times till date.

Certified Implantologist, BDS
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Hi.Metal braces will be useless as they would create more trouble for you.And removal is also baseless treatment. .With cosmetic dentistry I can rearrange your teeth without removing and braces.And results will be as you want.Show me your teeth pic and I will also send you many pt.Pics like your case and you will have an idea.

BDS, PGDFO
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Oil pulling i.E. Sloshing your mouth with coconut, sesame or sunflower oil for 15 minutes and then spitting it out can give you whiter teeth. It acts as a flossing agent and lubricates the gums to provide that extra shine to your teeth.
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