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Dr. Shanmugam

Dentist, Chennai

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Dr. Shanmugam is a trusted Dentist in Saidapet, Chennai. Doctor is currently practising at Radiant Smile Care in Saidapet, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Shanmugam on Lybrate.com.

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Tongue cleaning is as important as brushing and flossing

MDS Prosthodontics, BDS, Medicine
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Tongue cleaning is as important as brushing and flossing. Use of a proper tongue scraper every morning will remove tongue plaque and freshen your breath.
Tongue cleaning is as important as brushing and flossing
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Best and Cheapest Oral Hygiene Therapy: Oil Pulling with Coconut Oil

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
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Oil Pulling with Coconut Oil is the Best Oral Hygiene Treatment

Oil Pulling is a traditional Ayurvedic way of removing all the harmful bacteria, plaque and decay causing microbes from your mouth. All you have to do is squish oil in mouth for 10-15 minutes and spit it out. The best oil for oil pulling is coconut oil, although it can be done with sesame, sunflower or mustard oil.

Coconut oil has antibacterial and antiviral activity which makes it ideal for bacteria heavy oral region. The antimicrobial power of coconut oil combined with goodness of oil-pulling technique makes your oral health concrete - it can’t get better. Besides, coconut oil tastes good too.

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Best and Cheapest Oral Hygiene Therapy: Oil Pulling with Coconut Oil
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For the last month I was having this bad taste in my mouth. The taste has gone away somewhat and now I have a loss of appetite and certain foods make me sick to my stomach. I also lost about 5 pounds. What can I have?

BDS, MDS Prosthodontics
Dentist
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From your description you have some infection in your mouth most likely a dental abscess. PLease visit the dentist to find the responsible tooth. It may also be something systemic like in your stomach. Needs clinical evaluation.

Hllo sir My front teeth is broken 10 years ago I want to change it or want to place any cap on it so it become equal to other give me suggestions Thank you.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist
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Hllo sir
My front teeth is broken 10 years ago I want to change it or want to place any cap on it so it become equal ...
If the tooth breaks, have the tooth contoured. Fill the crack in. Place a crown on your tooth. If the tooth has been badly damaged and the nerve or pulp is exposed, the dentist may have to perform a root canal to save the tooth. If the tooth has been severely damaged, it may have to be extracted.
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Sir please suggest me. I have an allergy that mouth ulcer. It repeated again and again per week one time. How can I get cure from it.

Diploma in Diet and Nutrition
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Sir please suggest me.
I have an allergy that mouth ulcer.
It repeated again and again per week one time.
How can I g...
Hi It must be due to stomach problems like constipation etc. Eat more fruits, drink more water and sleep well. Then this problem will go.
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There is a problem on teeth! I removed my one teeth and after all there is always pain in my next teeth! Why?

BDS, CDE Endo-Prostho, CDE - Cast Partial & Complete Dentures
Dentist
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There is a problem on teeth! I removed my one teeth and after all there is always pain in my next teeth! Why?
Hello, it could be because of sensitivity visit your dentist again and get it checked and if there is any cavity get it filled.
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My age 52. Three teeth already fell down. The gap is there. The top side right side teeth gap gum is giving pain when hot or cold thing drinking or eating for the past 2 months. Give me/suggest me give medicine to come back to original ?.

Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist
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Your problem is sensitivity which is leading to pain. Get RCT in affected teeth and your will be ok.

Dental Implants: All About It

MDS Prosthodontics, BDS
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If you wish to discuss about any specific eye problem, you can consult a specilized opthamologist and ask a free question.
Replacing the damaged, decayed tooth with an artificial one on an artificial tooth root is known as Dental Implant. In this procedure, the lost root is replaced by a compatible metal, on which a tooth crown is then built. In dental implants, sound tooth are not touched for support, unlike in root canal and extraction.

Mechanism of Dental Implant:

A strong, biocompatible material is used to make screws, which are inserted into the bone. Titanium is the most preferred material, and because of its unique property of osseo-integration (fuses with the bone), it fuses with the bone to reduce bone loss after the tooth is gone. In most cases, the titanium screws, which act as the root for the implants are placed into the bone and allowed for some weeks to few months to fuse with the bone. Then, an interim crown may be used until the screw is ready to take on an implant.

The screw is periodically monitored and once it is completely accepted, then an abutment is placed on it. This acts like a stump or a root, over which a crown will be placed. Though most implants are done for replacing single teeth, in many cases, multiple teeth may be replaced using abutments. If the missing teeth are adjacent to each other or in the same quadrant, then a denture might be overlaid over the abutments. Alternately, a partial denture may be used which is screwed over an abutment.

Advantages of Dental Implants

1. Eating becomes comparatively easier with implants rather than sliding dentures, because they function like your own teeth

2. Unlike removable dentures, implants are much more comforting as well as convenient

3. Better overall appearance of teeth, since they are made to fuse with the bone

4. Higher self-esteem as you will feel better about yourself

Success rate:

Generally, dental implants have a very impressive success rate (up to 98%). This can differ, however, based on the placement of the implants.
Dental Implants: All About It
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I am suffering teeth pain & weaknesses since at age of about 20-22. Now I am at 36. My all teeth r weak from its root, even they will fall down if I want in my hand, I can't eat any hard food. Please suggest what should I care of my teeth.

BDS, CDE Endo-Prostho, CDE - Cast Partial & Complete Dentures
Dentist
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I am suffering teeth pain & weaknesses since at age of about 20-22. Now I am at 36. My all teeth r weak from its root...
Hello, from the above description it seems that the gums are weak due to deposits between your teeth. So get a cleaning done from the dentist to keep the gums healthy. Also, get a full mouth x-ray done to check the bone support. If it is less, you need to go for splinting. Ask your dentist for it.
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I have teeth blinding problem while doing brush in morning.

Advanced Aesthetics, BDS
Dentist
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I have teeth blinding problem while doing brush in morning.
Hi, there are various reasons for bleeding gums like poor oral hygiene, vitamin deficiency, physical injury to gums, hormonal changes, medications etc. You have to visit dentist for professional cleaning and check-up to know the exact cause and solution of your problem.

My 6 year old daughter's 3 milk teeth fell off naturally, two of which came within a month's time but one teeth(top front) has not yet come,its almost 6 months now and still there is no sign of a new teeth coming in its place. Please guide me as to what can be done?

BDS, Certification In Oral Implantology
Dentist
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Hello, Kindly visit your dentist soon and get a dental X-ray done for that particular tooth. Sometimes thick tissues of gums hampers the tooth to come in its position in mouth. Regards
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Hello doctor! Im having a gum bleeding problem much more please suggest me some remedy for this.

Advanced Aesthetics, BDS
Dentist
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Hello doctor!
Im having a gum bleeding problem much more please suggest me some remedy for this.
Hi, there are various reasons for bleeding gums like poor oral hygiene, vitamin deficiency, physical injury to gums, hormonal changes, medications etc. You have to visit dentist for professional cleaning and check-up to know the exact cause and solution of your problem. Regards
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My tooth bleeds when I brush. How I can get rid out of it?

Advanced Aesthetics, BDS
Dentist
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Hi, you have to visit to a dentist for a professional cleaning and check up to know exact cause and solution of your problem. Without a physical check up we can't suggest anything.

Each morning when I wake my mouth is full of saliva & smells a lot. So what should I do to avoid this problem.

BDS
Dentist
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Each morning when I wake my mouth is full of saliva & smells a lot. So what should I do to avoid this problem.
Get scaling done and brush your teeth twice a day and use dental floss and mouthwash n do warmsaline rinces 3-4 times a day and scrap your tongue twice day and tel me d status after 5 days.
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My teeth got yellow can you please tell me the treatment.

Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist
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Hi..you can either go for Bleeching composite veneering laminates.. first your teeth should be checked by an expert dentist to choose from above given treatments.

BDS
Dentist
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Please do not forget to do warm saline gargles - luke warm water with pinch of salt in it at least 3 times a day.

I have pain in my mouth after eating any spicy food, what should I do?

MDS, BDS
Dentist
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Hi. It may be due to ulcer or some fibrosis in mouth as you have not mentioned from how many days its happening to you. For more please Consult. or visit our clinic for complimentary consultation.

I am 30 years male. I have problem with my mouth smell even I brush regularly I try some mouthfresh.

BHMS
Homeopath
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I am 30 years male. I have problem with my mouth smell even I brush regularly
I try some mouthfresh.
Hello, Halitosis, also called bad breath, is a symptom in which a noticeably unpleasant odor is present on the exhaled breath. Of those who have genuine halitosis, often the odor is caused by bacteria present below the gumline and on the back of the tongue. Rest of them is accounted for by many different conditions, including disorders in the nasal cavity, sinuses, throat, lungs, esophagus, stomach or elsewhere. Very rarely, halitosis can be one of many symptoms of a serious underlying medical condition such as liver failure; but, in the vast majority of cases, the cause is minor and can often be reduced by adjustments to oral hygiene, including brushing or gently scraping the back of the tongue and improving the health of the gums by using dental floss. The intensity of bad breath may differ during the day, due to eating certain foods (such as garlic, onions, meat, fish, and cheese), smoking,[12] and alcohol consumption. Since the mouth is exposed to less oxygen[medical citation needed] and is inactive during the night, the odor is usually worse upon awakening (" morning breath"). Bad breath may be transient, often disappearing following eating, drinking, tooth brushing, flossing, or rinsing with specialized mouthwash. So, in your case, need to make a diagnosis for right medicine. Medication: Use homoeopathic SBL’s Homeodent toothpaste twice (morning & night) a day daily. Use Cinnamon Q (mother tincture) diluted with water for gargling or use Bakson’s Perio Aid mouthwash after every meal. And take orally - Merc. Sol. 30/ twice a day daily for 2 weeks. Then revert.
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I have in Pain in my mouth. What can I do?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), BDS
Dentist
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For now, u can take a pain killer, but do visit a dentist and get a checkup done. I can help you in a better way if you can send me your xray.
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I have upper lip extension problem, means my upper lip size is small, so my mouth is always stay open and my tooth looks directly so, what I should do?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist
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I have upper lip extension problem, means my upper lip size is small, so my mouth is always stay open and my tooth lo...
Kindly consult an orthodontist in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations (Model study, Full mouth & profile x-ray) & clinical examination to decide upon treatment. You may need fixed / removable braces. Requirements may depends on the age, complaint, duration of the treatment & affordability. Cost of cosmetic dentistry (braces) varies with dentist. You may consult me in person.
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