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Dr. Shanmugam


Dentist, Chennai

16 Years Experience
Dr. Shanmugam MDS, BDS Dentist, Chennai
16 Years Experience
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To provide my patients with the highest quality dental care, I'm dedicated to the newest advancements and keep up-to-date with the latest health care technologies....more
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Dr. Shanmugam is a trusted Dentist in Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai. He has helped numerous patients in his 16 years of experience as a Dentist. He has done MDS, BDS . He is currently associated with Global Dental Care in Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Shanmugam and consult privately on has a nexus of the most experienced Dentists in India. You will find Dentists with more than 42 years of experience on You can find Dentists online in Chennai and from across India. View the profile of medical specialists and their reviews from other patients to make an informed decision.


MDS - The Tamilnadu Dr MGR Medical University - 2006
BDS - The Tamilnadu Dr.MGR Medical University - 2001
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Dentist, Delhi
By using a wire brush, gently clean between brackets (under the wires) to get the plaque off. It is very necessary to keep the mouth free from plaque during the orthodontic treatment.
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I feel pain on my left jaws joint when chewing something like mutton and chicken. Pls advice me.

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
It could be tmj arthralgia avoid opening mouth wide chew deciding ur food myself to both sides of the jaw
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My gum is swollen and it hurts. I took enzoflam for three days but now also it is hurting.

Dentist, Jammu
This could be due to erupting tooth or because of a deep cavity in the same . Please get a proper check up done and avoid self medication.
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I am divorced April 2009 then I am not married yet and I have no sex. Till I am tobbaco chewing, tention. My acidity is high. And gum recetion. And bad breath. I am quit chewing tobacco. And drink lots of water Pls help to stop bad breath. Thank you.

Dentist, Ludhiana
hye sayed , go to the best dentist in your town , get your teeth cleaned , polished and bleached .your teeth may come out nicely . you will be having a sweet and confident smie . and you will hate to ruin it by chewing tobbacco again. this will also solve your bad breath but u need to consult your dentist for gum recession .stay smiling .
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I'm suffering from frequent mouth ulcers. How to reduce there cause. Unable to eat food properly please suggest me a nice solution to this problem. Please give response at earliest.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
Kindly consult a dentist in person for further suggestion. You may need c. Becosules 5 cap, for five days in the morning after meals & hexigel ointment on the area of ulcer until then. 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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My child is 5 year old and at the sleeping time he make teeth grinding. We have given almendazole to him as doubts of worms in stomach,but still he do teeth grinding and make sound at night. So pls guide me

You can get bite guard trays made by dentist to get prevent damage to teeth te to night grinding.Along with it you have to find out the primary reason for it.Consult a dentist who around you to know in details.
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Hv been suffering from jaw and ear pain while opening mouth .TMJ. Kindly suggest medications urgently.

BDS, PG Diploma In PG Advance Course Of Oral Implantology On New Generation Implants, PGDHHM
Dentist, Gurgaon
first of weeks need to diagnose properly do you feel clicking sound while opening or closing of mouth.
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Hey, I have a problem like my teeth are yellow and very small. I brush twice in a day. But, there is no improvements in it. Please suggest me something.

Dentist, Kota
Size of the tooth determined by genes. You can not grow it. The natural color of teeth again determined by genes some have bright white shining teeth while others have with yellow tinge. To make more whiter avoid aggressive brushing, though brushing twice daily with soft bristles brush and good toothpaste is good to maintain hygiene. Need to evaluate your teeth to know exact treatment plan or possibility.
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I am 16 years old, I have a regular pain in the left side of the inner oropharynx, when ever I try to swallow something down even saliva. What problem it may be?

MDS - Orthodontics
There are few condition which leads problem like this so just through checkup with ent surgeon n dental surgeon as well to rule out the problems n get it fixed.
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My front tooth was broken uneven in an accident now I would like to set my tooth uniformly.

Dentist, Bangalore
Broken tooth can be restored to its normal shape and color by restorative material like composite. Visit to a dentist for examination and proper treatment plan.
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Hello, I am 30 years old. I am having sensitivity on all sides of my teeth. Even though iam consious about my teeth and following all traditional tips to get rid of sensitivy. Still no result. I have this problem since 4 years. Please advice

First a Cause of sensitivity is to be identified and treatment can be done accordingly. Meanwhile you can start brushing your teeth gently with supersoft bristle brush. And limit cola intake and wash your mouth thoroughly before brushing in the morning
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Causes and Symptoms of Dental Abscess

Dentist, Mumbai
Causes and Symptoms of Dental Abscess

Dental abscess is characterized by pus formation in the teeth or the gums. This infection may occur either in the gums or the tip of the tooth. It usually occurs due to a bacterial infection which may enter the mouth through food, thus causing accumulation of plaque. If the plaque is not removed by following proper dental hygiene, then it may result in abscess.

The various factors that increase your chances of getting affected by dental abscess are a sugar rich diet and poor oral hygiene. You should brush your teeth to prevent symptoms of dental abscess. A diet that has too much sugar may lead to cavities that increases your risk of dental abscess.

Dental abscess may be classified into three types

  1. Periodontal abscess: This type of abscess occurs in the bone structures in the teeth
  2. Gingival abscess: This type of abscess occurs in the gums
  3. Periapical abscess: Periapical abscess occurs in the soft areas of the tooth

Entry of bacteria through holes in the teeth may result in breaking down of the soft tissue under the enamel. The infection may result in the hole to penetrate the pulp in the teeth. The bacteria thus infects the bone present in the teeth causing Periapical abscess. The bacteria that infects as a result of plaque accumulation may lead dental abscess. This may also lead to formation of gaps in the teeth leading to infection in the inner areas of the teeth.

The symptoms of dental abscess are: 

  1. The teeth may become sensitive to hot and cold temperatures
  2. Pain during chewing food
  3. A persistent pain in the jaw that radiates to the ear
  4. You may experience a swelling in the face and the neck
  5. Tenderness in the lymph nodes in the neck
  6. You may experience symptoms of fever
  7. Presence of foul smelling fluid in your mouth
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Oil Pulling - How it is Beneficial for Oral Health?

M.D. (Ayurved), D.H.M, CHSE
Ayurveda, Jamnagar
Oil Pulling - How it is Beneficial for Oral Health?

Oil pulling includes gargling oil around the mouth like a mouthwash. During oil pull you put a tablespoon of oil in your mouth and then rinse it around for 15 to 20 minutes. The advantage of doing this is, it decreases the measure of unsafe bacteria in the mouth. The microscopic organisms in the mouth create a biofilm on the teeth a thin layer that they use to stick to the surface. This is what we call ‘plaque’.

Having some plaque on your teeth is only normal. Yet, when it gets out of hand, it can bring about a wide range of issues, including bad breath, yellow teeth, gum aggravation, gingivitis and cavities. The way oil pulling works is basic. When you are gargling oil around your mouth, the bacteria get stuck in it and break down in the fluid oil. 

Here is a step-by-step instruction for the procedure:

  1. Add 1 or 2 teaspoons of oil in your mouth. Natural sesame oil is generally used in oil pulling. It is also okay to go with natural coconut oil.
  2. Rinse for around 20 minutes. The oil will get thicker and smooth as it blends with the saliva during this time and it should to be velvety white while releasing. It will be twofold in volume during this time because of the salivation. It can be difficult to gargle for the full 20 minutes, but it is very effective.
  3. Spit the oil into a dustbin in case you have a septic framework. Do not spit into the sink. The oil may thicken and clog the pipes. Try not to swallow the oil as it is ideally full of bacteria, poisons and discharge that are currently not in the mouth. 
  4. Wash well with warm water. Warm water will clean the mouth better. Rinse a couple times with warm water to get any residual oil out of the mouth. A few sources prescribe washing with warm salt water. 
  5. Brush well. Try to brush with a brushing blend to ensure any bacteria that still remains, is killed.

Some of the most common benefits of oil pulling are as follows:

  1. Can reduce harmful bacteria in the mouth: Streptococcus mutans is one of the principle bacteria in the mouth and a key player in plaque development and tooth decay.  
  2. Can reduce plaque and gingivitis: Gingivitis is caused by aggravation of the gums and happens when the immune system begins attacking the microbes in the plaque. 
  3. Can reduce bad breath: Bad breath, also called halitosis, is caused by the scent of chemicals and gasses delivered by the bacteria in the mouth.
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I am arvind my age 20 year sir mere teeth yellow h sir koi achha teeth paste batayiye sir plz.

Dentist, Raipur
Kindly get scaling and polishing done and if you want you can also get bleaching done. Brush your teeth twice daily using correct brushing technique to maintain your oral hygiene.
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My baby boy's teeth of front side broken at last six year and not come new teeth yet. What are solution this. Kya teeth neklwane page.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Kolkata
Good morning my Lybrate user, don't worry. take medicine he will be cured. Calc.carb - 6/2 doses 15days gap in empty stomach at morning. Calc phos - 3x/ 2 tabs 4 times daily.
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Gum Pain Home Remedies

M.B.S.(HOMEO), MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Visakhapatnam
Gum Pain Home Remedies
Avoid Aspirin

Your friends mean well when they tell you to put aspirin on your sore gums. But don’t listen to this old wives’ tale. Never put aspirin directly on your gums. Yes, it might provide some temporary relief. But aspirin is a highly caustic chemical, and it is irritating to the gum tissue. It could cause a fairly serious acid burn.

Hi my son teeth is very big and unbalanced his age is 12 year please tell me how to solve the problem.

Dentist, Ahmednagar
Your son is a 12 year old, but the permanent teeth which are erupting in his mouth are of the size of a fully grown adult, this is absolutely normal. The size will get matched as he grows up. If the teeth are not in a proper order or crooked in nature, please consider consulting an orthodontist, or a child specialist dentist.
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I have problem of swollen gum and I feel that my teeth is out of my gum and sometimes I feel that they are get to break what type of problem is this and is this problem have any remedies?

BDS, CDE Endo-Prostho, CDE - Cast Partial & Complete Dentures
Dentist, Pune
Hello, swollen gums could be because of deposits on your teeth or food lodged in your teeth. Visit a dentist get your deep scaling and polishing done. Brush twice daily, maintain proper brushing technique, floss regularly and rinse after every meal. Visit dentist every 6 months.
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Dentist, Jamshedpur
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