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Dr. Shanmugham

Dentist, Chennai

Dr. Shanmugham Dentist, Chennai
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I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning....more
I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning.
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Dr. Shanmugham is a renowned Dentist in Laksha Hospital, Chennai. You can meet Dr. Shanmugham personally at the iDentity Clinic in Laksha Hospital, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Shanmugham on Lybrate.com.

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Even after the rct is complete, patients must visit their endodontists

MDS Prosthodontics, BDS, Medicine
Dentist, Mohali
Even after the rct is complete, patients must visit their endodontists
Even after the rct is complete, patients must visit their endodontists or dentists to get the proper restorative work completed on the tooth.
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MDS - Periodontics
Dentist, Thane
Taking a large no. Of medications often leads to a dry mouth. Increase your fluid intake or ask your dentist about an artifical saliva product or chew sugarless gum after a meal to keep your mouth moist.
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MDS
Dentist, Delhi
Temporary loose wires can be fixed by using a pencil or the back of a spoon to gently push them back in place. Wax or a wet cotton ball can also be used if the loose wire is causing a lot of discomfort.
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Cleaning of Teeth

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), BDS
Dentist, Patna
Cleaning of Teeth
Cleaning of teeth at a dental clinic is commonly called scaling. Our society has a very common misconception that it weakens the teeth. Its totally wrong. If it is done properly with the correct machine, it is going to make your teeth stronger and increase the life of your teeth. One should get their scaling done every 6 months.
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Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Chennai
A porcelain veneer is a thin layer of life-like porcelain that is bonded to the surface of your natural tooth to enhance the shape, color, or size of the tooth.

It is custom made by a master technician in the dental laboratory with enamel-like qualities that defy detection.

Porcelain veneers can provide a dramatic smile improvement for your teeth gaps, mildly crooked, chipped or discolored teeth.

 The advantage of porcelain is that the veneer is translucent, stain resistant, and mimics the light handling characteristics of your own dental enamel.
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Hello doctor my name is kuhu sinha I am 24 year old unmarried girl I have yellowness in my teeth last year what should I do please tell me doctor.

BDS
Dentist,
Hello doctor my name is kuhu sinha I am 24 year old unmarried girl I have yellowness in my teeth last year what shoul...
hello kuhu..if the colour of teeth is yellow and there is no deposition of tartar or stains then you can go for bleaching. ask your local dentist regarding details of bleaching..
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My teeth always remains yelloish in color and sometines it start paining and suddenly stops. What can i do to solve this problem?

BDS
Dentist, Ghaziabad
Yellow color teeth can be treated with zoom teeth whitening procedure by ur dental expert. Their cud be many reasons for pain pls elaborate site of pain typ of pain duration of pain visit ur dentist for better diagnosis of the problem n its treatment
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I am troubling from teeth pain from one weak &I consult a doctor also till I have that I can't tolerate this pain what I do sir please give me a solution regarding teeth pain.

BDS
Dentist, Rewa
I am troubling from teeth pain from one weak &I consult a doctor also till I have that I can't tolerate this pain wha...
hello vnbhat, toothache cannot be cured just by medication you need to go for a proper treatment as advised by the doctor. there are various reasons for toothache that could be decay, trauma, fracture, loss of tooth structure by any manner.
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Way to Prevent Tartar

BDS, Diploma in Hospital Administration, Diploma in Pharmacy
Dentist, Delhi
Toothpaste advertisements, dentists and many others have warned us about tartar and its ill effects. Most of us are unsure of what tartar is or what it does to our teeth.

Tartar - what is it?

Although you take good oral care at home, there is still bacteria in your mouth. Bacteria mixes with food and proteins and forms a sticky substance called plaque. This forms a coat on your teeth, gets under the gum line and damages the teeth and the gums.

Whenever you eat something, the bacteria releases acids, which damage the tooth enamel and create cavities leading to infected and inflamed gums. If the plaque is removed regularly, permanent tooth decay can be prevented.

However, plaque that settles on the teeth hardens to form tartar that only a dentist or a dental hygienist can remove.

How are teeth and gums effected by tartar?

Tartar makes brushing and flossing harder which can lead to cavities and eventually tooth decay.

If tartar forms above your gums line, the bacteria present in it irritate and damage the gums and overtime lead to progressive gum diseases.

Gingivitis is the mildest form of gum disease. Visiting a dentist regularly alongside brushing and flossing daily can keep gingivitis away from you. Otherwise, the damage can worsen to such an extent that pockets form between the teeth and gums and bacteria infects the gums. This is called periodontitis.

How to control tartar build-up

The best way however is not to let tartar form on the teeth.

1) dental care

Brush twice a day for at least 3 minutes with a soft toothbrush. Ensure that you brush the rear surface and the rear molars too.

Electronic or powered toothbrushes have been proven to get rid of plaque better than the manual ones, but make sure that they are ada approved.

If you choose a tartar control toothpaste with fluoride, you can prevent plaque from hardening into tartar. Fluoride repairs the enamel damage too. Toothpastes that have triclosan also fight the bacteria in plaque.

Flossing is the only way to remove plaque from between the teeth and keep out tartar formation.

2) proper diet

The bacteria in your mouth along with starchy and sugary foods release harmful acids to damage the teeth and the gums. Remember that whenever you eat, you are feeding the bacteria too. Hence, limit the intake of sugary foods, brush and floss after every meal and drink lots of water.

3) quit smoking

People who smoke or chew tobacco products succumb to tartar build-up.

A dentist only can remove the tartar from your teeth. Accordingly, visit a dentist once in 3 months to prevent any further oral problems.
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Quit Tobacco, Welcome life

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Dentist, Jaipur
Quit Tobacco, Welcome life
Tobacco in any form is harmful for our teeth, gums, heart, or in short for our whole body. One should try to quit tobacco by reducing the quantity and frequency of tobacco consumption. Keep yourself busy, avoid meeting people with habit of tobacco. Drink plenty of water. Avoid soft drinks. And start feeling good with slowly leaving tobacco. Few medicines and chewing gums also help in this if you want to stop habit at one go.
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I have jaw ache and was prescribed novaclox in the past for it. That had worked last time, can I take the same medicine this time too.

Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Chennai
I have jaw ache and was prescribed novaclox in the past for it. That had worked last time, can I take the same medici...
Novaclox is an antibiotic sir, that will not work for pain management, Do Not Take antibiotics unless needed, are you allergic to any particular medicines?
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Hello doc. I am 20 years old female my ques is that from last 2-3 days I have excess of saliva formation during night. Every nxt morning I feel my mouth so sticky due to that. Is there any thing serious to worry? Or is it normal? Any home method to avoid this. please suggest.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery), BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
Hello doc. I am 20 years old female my ques is that from last 2-3 days I have excess of saliva formation during night...
Lybrate-user brush your teeh 2 times clean your mouth after eating any thing. Drink 10-12 glass of water in a day. After dinner & lunch eat a small spoon of sauf nhalf spoon of ajvine.
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Halitosis - Bad breath

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
Halitosis - Bad breath

There are thousands of living organisms which are living in the mouth and some of them produce a fetid smell.

People who do not clean their mouth, tongue and teeth properly have more of these bacterias. Saliva checks the growth of bacteria but during sleep, saliva production almost ceases and bacteria go on multiplying. Thus, many people complain that they have a bad odor from mouth esp. In morning on rising.

Many types of mouthwash are available in the market, all of them contain alcohol. They help for an hour or two and their excessive use produces more bad smell in the mouth than it was before their use.

The best way to stop bad odor from the mouth is maintaining good oral hygiene by brushing teeth properly twice daily along with cleaning of the tongue by a tongue cleaner. Homeopathic remedies can do rest of the work to stop bad breath.

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I am having pain near right ear while opening my jaws, when eating food or yawning, I feel very much pain, this problem is about 2 months ago and it is continuously increasing Is it a serious issue,

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Dentist, Mumbai
I am having pain near right ear while opening my jaws, when eating food or yawning, I feel very much pain, this probl...
Yes it is a serious matter that needs immediate attention you need to show a dentist as delay may cause dislocation of joint.
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I brush twice a day even though odd smell comes from my mouth Recently 3 months back I visited a dentist he cleaned my mouth ((cleaning) and he gave me mouthwash even I am using it now and some toothpaste named as ((DENTISEAL-F) ask to me use it instead of my regular use toothpaste But his treatment was of no us I am just 23 year now I don't have any disease I don't smoke or drink. Please suggest me some way

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I brush twice a day even though odd smell comes from my mouth Recently 3 months back I visited a dentist he cleaned m...
praveen, bad breath can be due to sinusitis or other diseases also. if it would be an oral condition, then since you have followed the dentist's instructions correctly and did all whatever they asked you for, this problem would have gone. as it still persists, it seems to be due to other reasons. visit an oral surgeon for confirming sinusitis, if it's not, visit physician.
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Dentist, Thanjavur
While preparing for RCT: Getting to know from a dentist if consuming an antibiotic medicine is advisable, as it can help in reducing the infection and swelling.
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BDS
Dentist, Kanchipuram
Use "Oral Irrigators";an effective & alternate way of flossing using pressurized water.Waterpik is an equipment available in the market for that purpose.Kindly try it.
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Mere teeth se blood aata hai aisa kyo. Aur teeth ke andar me black aur yellow mark hai.

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
Mere teeth se blood aata hai aisa kyo. Aur teeth ke andar me black aur yellow mark hai.
Bleeding gum is due to various reasons for example:- -tooth infection -diabetes mellitus -iron overload -malnutrition -harmonal imbalance -use of aspirin and anticoagulants etc. I advice you visit a dentist once in every 3-4 month for plaque removal. Use soft bristle tooth-brush. Use floss twice a day it prevent plaque formation. Tooth paste with triclosan should be used. Use anti-plaque mouthwash two times in a day for 15 days. A balanced healthy diet should be taken. If cavity is not deep or there is no pain and sensitivity in the decayed tooth then go for restoration (filling) but if cavity is deep or there is pain and sensitivity in the decayed tooth then first get the X-RAY done of that tooth and send me the X-RAY picture for further diagnosis
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Hello doctor my name is sunny I have black teeth last year what I do please tell me home remedies.

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Hello doctor my name is sunny I have black teeth last year what I do please tell me home remedies.
Lybrate-useryou are having black teeth. Keep your teeth clean and visit dental surgeon for check up and scaling and polishing of teeth and removal of decay and filling of teeth.
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