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Dr. Sharifa

Dentist, Chennai

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Dr. Sharifa is a popular Dentist in Saidapet, Chennai. Doctor is currently associated with MARS Dental Clinic in Saidapet, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Sharifa on Lybrate.com.

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Use Baking Soda to whiten your teeth

BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
Use Baking Soda to whiten your teeth
Brushing baking soda on your teeth twice a month can remove the stains of coffee or red wine and give you your pearly white teeth back.
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I am Having ulcer in tongue for last 15 days. Suggest some medicine. I am having habit of chewing tobacco. For last 5 days feeling less pain.

Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Chennai
please stop the habit of chewing tobacco, then wait for 3-4 days and pm me the details. get well soon
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I have a small gap between my front two teeth. I want to fill it up. So what's the best way to fill it up. And what is the approx cost of filling it up?

BDS
Dentist, Vadodara
I have a small gap between my front two teeth. I want to fill it up. So what's the best way to fill it up. And what i...
Braces are the best solution to reduce the gap. The cost will be 20000-50000 depending on the type of braces. Other options are composite veneers or ceramic crown.
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B.D.S
Dentist, Jaipur
Kind of toothbrush to be used by adults:       We recommend a brush with soft bristles which helps in removing the plaque and debris thoroughly from the mouth.
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My tongue and mouth is got swell and radish and I am also suffering from loose motions. Please help me.

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
Cap bnc one a day, local appl of metrogyldg gel, drink plenty of water with lime, sugar n salt in it nimboo pani.
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Hi I am 59 years old and wearing dentures. What is the ideal way to clean dentures

BDS
Dentist, Secunderabad
Sir in d night wen you r going to bed, please emove your dentures nd keep dem in normal tap water, in d morning before wearing dentures you may use a b normal tooth brush and clean dem, no need to apply any paste to dem. Nowadays denture cleanising tablets are also vailabli in market, regrds.
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BDS
Dentist, Thanjavur
Getting hunger panks in between the RCT is surely not a good idea. Eat a good meal before the treament as it can take close to 3 hours sometimes.

I am a teenager and have too many cavities. They just come up so easily. What to do. Please suggest a natural remedy or medication for this.

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
Properly tooth brushing. Twice in a day mouth rinse after every meal dental check up in every 6 -8 months.
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I have problem with my tooth, whenever I have a cold water I feel pain in my tooth.

BDS
Dentist, Delhi
I have problem with my tooth, whenever I have a cold water I feel pain in my tooth.
Dear lybrate-user, your teeth have become sensitive to cold food-stuff and water. Sensitivity may occur due to a variety of causes, the most common being: 1. Brushing your teeth too hard 2. Gum diseases 3. Dental cavity if you are applying too much pressure while brushing, it is likely to lead to a condition called as attrition, wherein the the outermost tough layer of the teeth (enamel) begins to wear, exposing the underlying structures that are more sensitive to cold stuff. If that is the case, you need to use a soft brush and put minimal pressure on your teeth while brushing. Also, you must switch to an anti-sensitivity toothpaste which will help reduce your problem to a considerable extent. In case you have an inadequately maintained oral hygiene, is likely that you may have developed a gum problem, which is manifesting as sensitivity. For that, you would be required to get a thorough professional cleaning/scaling done from a dentist. It will solve your problem. Besides the above, dental cavities also cause abnormal sensations to cold water. You will have to get it checked from a dentist, and if such a cavity is present, it may require a filling. Hope that helps.
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BDS (GOLD MEDALIST)
Dentist, Jamshedpur
To prevent plaque, brush regularly and floss daily.

What You Need to Know About Dental Implants

MDS, BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
What You Need to Know About Dental Implants

Titanium is considered to have an affinity with bones and also when the new cells grow they attach to the post, thereby, making a strong bond. It is for this reason, the metal is used in dental implants.

Dental implants are titanium posts, which resemble the root of the tooth. These posts are embedded on the jawbone below the gums. This makes it easy to place missing bridge or teeth of the area where inserted. Implants are different from dentures and benefit the oral health as they are not fastened to other teeth like the bridges.

Factors to be kept in mind during the procedure:

  1. Patients must have healthy gums
  2. Must have sufficient bone strength to hold the implants in place
  3. One must be dedicated to maintaining good oral hygiene
  4. Must be visiting dentist regularly

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.

Things to keep in mind post Dental Implant:

  1. Careful brushing: Only soft bristle brush needs to be used in this regard and do not pressurize the treated areas. In this case, tenderness needs to be considered so that brushing can be conducted carefully without injuring or hurting implants.
  2. Maintaining oral hygiene: Oral hygiene is the most important thing, and this is the reason you are advised to use any special mouthwash or any other flossing solution. This step needs to be continued for preventing the growth of unwanted infectious elements as that can ruin the implants completely. You should also carefully brush your teeth without affecting the implanted area.
  3. Avoid smoking: You are not allowed to continue smoking after implants, as that can make the situation complicated, as a result, of which you might even experience dreadful consequences. You should follow different steps to completely curtail the smoking habit from your lifestyle.
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BDS
Dentist, Kolhapur
Change your toothbrush every 3 months.

Is brushing twice a day with fluoride toothpaste will help keep your teeth and mouth healthy?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
Is brushing twice a day with fluoride toothpaste will help keep your teeth and mouth healthy?
All toothpaste have nearly similar ingredients like Abrasives, Fluorides, Surfactants, Antibacterial agents, Flavourants, Remineralizers, Fluoride, Diethylene glycol, Triclosan etc. Only the wrong brushing technique that we follow harms our teeth and gums. So consult your dentist, learn proper brushing technique, Brush your teeth twice a day, up & down short vertical strokes, with ultra-soft bristles, indicator brush to protect your teeth and gums from plaque and calculus. Floss your teeth inter dentally once a day. Tooth brush to be changed every 2 months. Consume a healthy diet rich in vegetables and lean protein. Reduce your intake of sugary foods and beverages. Gargle your mouth thoroughly after every meal. Drink plenty of fluoridated tap water. Drink not consume alcohol drinks. Don’t smoke.
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I am troubled often by mouth ulcers. Are there simple remedies for this? I use a pain relieving gel and go on a course of folic acid and becosules and they come under control.

MDS - Oral Medicine and Radiology, BDS
Dentist, Ahmedabad
Hi, the problem you have described is suggestive of recurrent aphthous ulcers. Once ulcers are formed, they will stay for 5 to 10 days and heal by itself. For pain and burning over the ulcers, you can apply honey as a home remedy. Pain receiving gels and multivitamins like becosules and folic acid also help. These ulcers are mainly related with constipation, inefficient sleep, stress, vitamin deficiency and many more. If you get ulcers more then one time in a month for more than a year, then it's time to visit an oral medicine specialist and get the condition treated.
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Introduce your child to the sights and sounds of the dental clinic

BDS, Certified Implantologist
Dentist, Delhi
Introduce your child to the sights and sounds of the dental clinic
15. This I personally feel is the most important tip for all parents.

Introduce your child to the sights and sounds of the dental clinic/practice at an early age to allay any dental phobia that might develop. Take them with you when you go for a check up.
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Oral Implantologist (New York University), Advanced Aesthetic Oral & Dental Surgeon. BDS (India)
Dentist, Mumbai
Method of brushing & flossing.

I am 68 yrs, gaps in between teeth, there was no gap when i was young, non - veg or apples stuck in gaps of my teeth. Advise please Thanks.

BDS, CDE Endo-Prostho, CDE - Cast Partial & Complete Dentures
Dentist, Pune
I am 68 yrs, gaps in between teeth, there was no gap when i was young, non - veg or apples stuck in gaps of my teeth....
Hello, Visit a dentist get your scaling and polishing done. Gaps can be filled by veneers or crowns. Ask your dentist for it. Brush twice daily, maintain proper brushing technique, floss regularly and rinse after every meal. Visit dentist every 6 months.
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I have pain in my tooth. When I eat or drink cold things, I get pain in my teeth. Pls help to resolve this pain.

MDS, BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
I have pain in my tooth. When I eat or drink cold things, I get pain in my teeth. Pls help to resolve this pain.
The pain you are describing is dental sensitivity. It can occur due to 1. Attrition, abrasion of teeth 2. Gums recession and root exposure 3. Dental caries, initial stage visit your dentist to diagnose the cause and treat accordingly.
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