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Dr. Shanmuganathan is one of the best Dentists in Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai. You can visit him/her at Sarath Dental Clinic in Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Shanmuganathan on Lybrate.com.

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I have a problem of ulcers in my mouth. After every 1 week my mouth is full of ulcers. May I know the cause?

Advanced Aesthetics, BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
I have a problem of ulcers in my mouth. After every 1 week my mouth is full of ulcers. May I know the cause?
Hi, there are various reasons for mouth ulcers it could be because of spicy food, medications, bad digestion, eating hard food etc. You can go for professional check up to get the exact cause and solution for the same.
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By an sirius accident I lost my front one teeth and also injured on right side of the face after recovery of face it cause little change in shape of cheekbone and eye position sir it can be reshaped.

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
By an sirius accident I lost my front one teeth and also injured on right side of the face after recovery of face it ...
Yes it seems you had mid face fracture which was not treated at that time now it can b re fractured n than mini plates can b given which will correct your facial profile n the eye position consult a maxillofacial surgeon if you wish this surgery can b done at my hospital there r no tt fees here.
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I have an problem in my teeth so plzzz help me how to solve this problem plzz suggest mea good doctor very fast.

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
I have an problem in my teeth so plzzz help me how to solve this problem plzz suggest mea good doctor very fast.
Farman you are having problem in your teeth see dental surgeon near your home for check up and treatment get scaling and polishing of teeth . maintain good oral hygiene listerine mouthwash regularly
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I m 19 and I have a half broken incisor teeth tell me the different procedure's to get it repaired.

BDS
Dentist, Noida
I m 19 and I have a half broken incisor teeth tell me the different procedure's to get it repaired.
If you are not having any sort of pain or senitivity you can simply go for esthetic or cosmetic filling, if its paining visit dentist for proper clinical examination with diagnostic xrays for further treatment like root canal therapy and followed by capping of the tooth for strengthening it.
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You can exercise for healthier gums as well

BDS (GOLD MEDALIST)
Dentist, Jamshedpur
You can exercise for healthier gums as well
You can exercise for healthier gums as well. Gently bite down so as to make sure that your teeth make a clinking sound when they meet. Repeat this 30 to 40 times continuously. This exercise will stimulate the flow of blood and will keep your gums healthy.
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I am 53 years of age. In the night i chew my teeth on regular basis. What is the reason and what is the cure

MDS - Orthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
Now a days maximum people have habit of night grinding because of the stress throughout the day . Either you reduce the level of stress which is not possible so better get a night guard so the ill effect of grinding can be neutralised.
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I have problem with teeth. They are not strong enough and some yellowish stuff in front of them. Can you tell me how to make it stronger and whitier.

BDS
Dentist, Vadodara
I have problem with teeth. They are not strong enough and some yellowish stuff in front of them. Can you tell me how ...
go for scaling and polishing of teeth. brush twice daily n use a mouthwash. gargle forcefully with water after you eat or drink anything. avoid sweet and sticky foods.
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My teeth has become red as I was having pan masala now I want to make it white how can i?

BDS, Non-Resident J.R. in Dept. of Orthodontics, Certified oral implantologist, Advanced Aesthetics, Digital Smile Designer
Dentist, Jammu
My teeth has become red as I was having pan masala now I want to make it white how can i?
red color is due to stains present on your teeth. You need to get it removed either by brushing with a good whitening paste or professionally by a dentist.
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Hi, I am asking question on behalf of my Husband. He is having mouth ulcers remains almost every time. Even he avoids junk food. Please advise.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Mumbai
Hi, I am asking question on behalf of my Husband. He is having mouth ulcers remains almost every time. Even he avoids...
Mouth ulcers are because of vit b12 deficiency and bad food habits. Add friuts and food rich in vit b12 in his diet and if smoking history then advise him to cut down completely.
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I am 22 year old. Problem is regarding while brushing teeth. Front lower teeth are in zig zag manner which create problem while brushing if brush touch on gums it start bleeding how can I clean them properly?

BDS
Dentist, Bangalore
I am 22 year old. Problem is regarding while brushing teeth. Front lower teeth are in zig zag manner which create pro...
First get the teeth cleaned from dentist. He/she will clean all teeth so your bleeding problem will be solved. After that brush properly especially lower front teeth and do flossing also. Plaque should not deposit at that area. And visit to a dentist for cleaning once in a year.
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How to keep the teeth white in colour Even after taking lot of care.. Can you please suggest me more tips to keep the teeth white.

MDS, BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
How to keep the teeth white in colour Even after taking lot of care..
Can you please suggest me more tips to keep the...
Professional cleaning once in six months will help maintain your gums healthy. However, natural tooth color cannot be altered unless the teeth are grossly discoloured, such as having brown stains due to fluoride or tetracyclin.
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Indications for Root Canal Treatment

Diploma In Cosmetic Dentistry, Advanced Aesthetics, BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
Indications for Root Canal Treatment

Having your dentist say to you that you need a root canal, can be a daunting affair. This means that the pulp or soft tissue inside a tooth has been damaged by bacterial infection. A root canal involves removing the damaged pulp, cleaning the infection and filling in the emptied space. Not every tooth infection requires a root canal and hence it is essential to know the indication of a root canal.

Here are a few situations when a root canal may be needed:

  1. Pain: Discomfort ranging from a dull ache to a sharp pain can be a sign that you need root canal treatment. This type of pain is usually characterized by throbbing and may change as you switch positions. It is usually triggered by chewing, applying pressure on the tooth or eating something cold or hot. In some cases, the patient may not be able to indicate the exact tooth that is hurting but can only identify the painful area. 
  2. Gun tendernessSwelling that indicates the need of root canal treatment can range from being slightly red and inflamed to pronounced lumps on the gums. In some extreme cases, this swelling may extend out of the gums into the face and neck region. Sometimes, a pus filled boil with a pimple like head may also form on the gums. If this head bursts, the patient may notice a foul taste in the mouth. This swelling can come and go as the tooth decay deteriorates and may or may not be accompanied by pain. Teeth may also feel like they have been pushed out of their sockets and are taller than usual. 
  3. Tooth discolouration: Discolouring of teeth can be a sign of internal tooth damage. This is especially noted if the teeth take on a dark yellow, grey or blackish tint. Tooth discolouration is fairly common in cases where the tooth has undergone trauma such as an accident etc. 
  4. Exposure of the dental nerves: At times during regular dental work, the nerves in the tooth may be exposed. This indicates an exposure of pulp tissue and can trigger pulp degeneration if left untreated. 

However, all of the above symptoms can be symptoms of other types of dental problems as well and do not necessarily individually indicate the need for a root canal. Only a dentist can properly diagnose a need for root canal treatment after a physical examination and testing.

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Fluoride and Dental Health

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

Fluoride is a mineral that occurs naturally in many foods and water. Every day, minerals are added to and lost from a tooth's enamel layer through two processes, demineralization and remineralization. Minerals are lost (demineralization) from a tooth's enamel layer when acids -- formed from plaque bacteria and sugars in the mouth -- attack the enamel. Minerals such as fluoride, calcium, and phosphate are redeposited (remineralization) to the enamel layer from the foods and waters consumed. Too much demineralization without enough remineralization to repair the enamel layer leads to tooth decay.

a)Fluoride helps prevent tooth decay by making the tooth more resistant to acid attacks from plaque bacteria and sugars in the mouth.

b)It also reverses early decay.

c)In children under 6 years of age, fluoride becomes incorporated into the development of permanent teeth, making it difficult for acids to demineralize the teeth.

d) Fluoride also helps speed remineralization as well as disrupts acid production in already erupted teeth of both children and adults.

In What Forms Is Fluoride Available?

As mentioned, fluoride is found in foods and in water. It can also be directly applied to the teeth through fluoridated toothpastes and mouth rinses. Mouth rinses containing fluoride in lower strengths are available over-the-counter; stronger concentrations require a doctor's prescription.

We dentists, apply fluoride to the teeth as a gel, foam, or varnish. These treatments contain a much higher level of fluoride than the amount found in toothpastes and mouth rinses. Varnishes are painted on the teeth; foams are put into a mouth guard, which is applied to the teeth for one to four minutes; gels can be painted on or applied via a mouth guard.(as shown in figure)

When Is Fluoride Intake Most Critical?

It is certainly important for infants and children between the ages of 6 months and 16 years to be exposed to fluoride. This is the timeframe during which the primary and permanent teeth come in. However, adults benefit from fluoride, too. New research indicates that topical fluoride -- from toothpastes, mouth rinses, and fluoride treatments -- are as important in fighting tooth decay as in strengthening developing teeth.

In addition, people with certain conditions may be at increased risk of tooth decay and would therefore benefit from additional fluoride treatment. They include people with:

  • Dry mouth conditions : Also called xerostomia, dry mouth caused by diseases such as Sjögren's syndrome, certain medications (such as allergy medications, antihistamines, anti-anxiety drugs, and high blood pressure drugs), and head and neck radiation treatment makes someone more prone to tooth decay. The lack of saliva makes it harder for food particles to be washed away and acids to be neutralized.
  • Gum disease : Gum disease, also called periodontitis, can expose more of your tooth and tooth roots to bacteria increasing the chance of tooth decay. Gingivitis is an early stage of periodontitis.
  • History of frequent cavities: If you have one cavity every year or every other year, you might benefit from additional fluoride.
  • Presence of crowns and/or bridges or braces: These treatments can put teeth at risk for decay at the point where the crown meets the underlying tooth structure or around the brackets of orthodontic appliances.

Are There Risks Associated With Fluoride Use?

Fluoride is safe and effective when used as directed but can be hazardous at high doses (the "toxic" dosage level varies based on an individual's weight). For this reason, it's important for parents to carefully supervise their children's use of fluoride-containing products and to keep fluoride products out of reach of children, especially children under the age of 6.

In addition, excess fluoride can cause defects in the tooth's enamel that range from barely noticeable white specks or streaks to cosmetically objectionable brown discoloration. These defects are known as fluorosis and occur when the teeth are forming -- usually in children younger than 6 years. Fluorosis, when it occurs, is usually associated with naturally occurring fluoride, such as that found in well water. If you use well water and are uncertain about the mineral (especially fluoride) content, a water sample should be tested. Although tooth staining from fluorosis cannot be removed with normal hygiene, your dentist may be able to lighten or remove these stains with professional-strength abrasives or bleaches.

Keep in mind, however, that it's very difficult to reach hazardous levels given the low levels of fluoride in home-based fluoride-containing products. Nonetheless, if you do have concerns or questions about the amount of fluoride you or your child may be receiving, talk to your child's dentist, pediatrician, or family doctor.

A few useful reminders about fluoride include:

  • Store fluoride supplements away from young children(these are not available in India).
  • Avoid flavored toothpastes because these tend to encourage toothpaste to be swallowed.
  • Use only a pea-sized amount of fluoridated toothpaste on a child's toothbrush.
  • Be cautious about using fluoridated toothpaste in children younger than age 6. Children younger than 6 years of age are more likely to swallow toothpaste instead of spitting it out.
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I am done with my scaling of teeth recently. Now what all I can do so that tartar does not get deposit anymore. And which paste should I use.

BDS
Dentist, Alappuzha
I am done with my scaling of teeth recently. Now what all I can do so that tartar does not get deposit anymore. And w...
Toothpaste has no role in preventing tartar. A proper brushing technique has to be followed. Swish mouth with warn salt water or mouthwash daily.
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What are the symptoms for the mouth ulcer and how to overcome this disease? Please help me.

DRCH, BHMS
Homeopath, Bareilly
What are the symptoms for the mouth ulcer and how to overcome this disease? Please help me.
Raw patches and blisters are formed on the mucus membrane of mouth and on tongue which causes smarting and burning sensation. Drink at least 10 glasses of water daily and eat fibrous diet . Take vitamin B-complex capsule two times daily.
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BDS
Dentist, Thanjavur
Protecting your teeth from unnecessary injury is important. Wearing a full-face helmet or mouthguard while playing sports keeps any harm at bay.

What is the solution or what precautions to follow or what is the treatment for this dry mouth.Please tell.

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
What is the solution or what precautions to follow or what is the treatment for this dry mouth.Please tell.
First of all v have to check d cause of dry mouth. Wether it is due to some blockage in salivary glands or you have sm local cause. So pls visit a dentist and get a thorough check up. Only after check up we can provide d best treatment.
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BDS, PGDFO
Dentist, Gadchiroli
A root canal treatment is required to fix a tooth pulp which gets inflamed, infected or becomes dead.

Hello, I am 34 years old male and I have a dry mouth for last 4 months. When I drink water after 30 minute I need water. What should I do?

BDS
Dentist, Ahmedabad
Hello, I am 34 years old male and I have a dry mouth for last 4 months. When I drink water after 30 minute I need wat...
There are many causes oc dry mouth most common are -dehydration -diabetes -radiotherapy -taking medicines for a prolonged period as most medicines have a side effect of causing dry mouth -professions where someone has to speak a lot n continuously we need to rule out the actual cause by taking a brief history n some lab investigations. I hope it will help.
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Pain in teeth when i eat any cold or hot material & feeling less strength when chewing

Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
Hi.You should use anti sensitivity tooth paste like SHY-NM and apply and leave for 2 mind before brushing.Within 1 month you will be ok
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