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Dr. Shiva Kumar

BDS

Dentist, Chennai

8 Years Experience
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Dr. Shiva Kumar is an experienced Dentist in Virugambakkam, Chennai. He has been a successful Dentist for the last 8 years. He is a qualified BDS . You can meet Dr. Shiva Kumar personally at white pearl Dental care in Virugambakkam, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Shiva Kumar and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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BDS - Saveetha Dental College Hospital - 2009
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I have bad smell coming from my mouth. I do brush 2 times a day. But the problem is not solved.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
Gastritis, lung & sinus infection may also be the cause of bad smell in the mouth. 90% of bad breath is due to a dirty tongue. Kindly consult a physician & dentist in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations with clinical examination to decide upon treatment. You may need deep cleaning & fill tooth cavities with artificial enamel filling. Rinse your mouth thoroughly with a mouth wash until then. Advance procedures can be done with laser too. dental tips: - visit a dentist every six months for cleaning and a thorough dental check-up. Limit sugary food to avoid tooth decay. 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. Tooth brush to be changed every 2 months.
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Recently I noticed a symmetry in my TMJ. There is no pain, no clicking sound. How would it be treated? By braces or surgery? Your insight on my case would be really appreciated.

BHMS, MD - Alternate Medicine
Homeopath, Nagpur
Recently I noticed a symmetry in my TMJ. There is no pain, no clicking sound. How would it be treated? By braces or s...
If it is a structural abnormality & you have been observing lately you need to consult a cosmetic surgeon & if it is temporarily then you need to know soft tissue swelling which might be from parotids underlying gums or local skin. So first understand actual swelling & its origin confirm it then look for a treatment.
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My teeth are straight but are not properly aligned. So after braces I will have a perfect bite .i am 21 years old .will it change my face appearance and jaw ?

MDS Prosthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Kolkata
My teeth are straight but are not properly aligned. So after braces I will have a perfect bite .i am 21 years old .wi...
It won't affect your jaw but the face might change slightly. Ofcourse the reason you are getting braces is to get your bite correct which is extremely important in the long run. Along with correct bite you would get a good smile too.
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About Gingivitis

MDS - Periodontics, Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Chandigarh

Gingivitis is a mild form of gum disease which occurs because of the inflammation of the gums. It can easily be reversed with daily brushing and flossing and getting dental cleaning done regularly.

My friend is having bad breath problem. As checked by dentist no decay or deposits are there. White coating is observed above the tongue sometimes. After eating it goes of for sometime. Tried mouthwash also but not working out.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
My friend is having bad breath problem. As checked by dentist no decay or deposits are there. White coating is observ...
•Eat a healthy, balanced diet and avoid eating strongly flavoured or spicy food. •Cut down on sugary food and drink, as it can increase the amount of bacteria in your mouth. •Reduce your alcohol consumption. •Stop smoking. •Cut down on coffee. •Drink plenty of water to help prevent your mouth becoming dry. •Chew sugar-free gum after eating, to stimulate the flow of saliva. This will help clean away any remaining food particles. •Don't use toothpaste to clean your dentures, as it can scratch the surface and cause stains. •Clean your dentures thoroughly using soap and lukewarm water, denture cream or a denture-cleaning tablet. •Use a separate toothbrush to clean your dentures. •Make sure you visit your dentist for regular check-ups. Having regular dental check-ups will ensure that any plaque is removed from your teeth, particularly in areas that are difficult to reach. •Your dentist can recommend the best way to clean your teeth and gums, and point out areas you might be missing. They can also identify any signs of gum disease and ensure early treatment. •Gastritis, lung & sinus infection may also be the cause of bad smell in the mouth. 90% of bad breath is due to a dirty tongue. •If your bad breath is caused by a gastrointestinal problem, such as an H. Pylori infection or gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD), you may be referred to a gastroenterologist. •Persistent bad breath or a bad taste in the mouth may be a warning sign of gum (periodontal) disease. Gum disease is caused by the buildup of plaque on teeth. •You may need deep cleaning & fill tooth cavities with artificial enamel filling. Rinse your mouth thoroughly with a mouth wash until then. Advance procedures can be done with laser too.
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Braces - Which Type Is Best For You!

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Braces - Which Type Is Best For You!

If you are advised to wear braces, it could be due to crooked / improperly positioned teeth which are not cosmetically pleasing or are not very efficiently chewing the food. Today, there is a big variety of braces available to correct the problems. Although all braces serve a similar purpose, but not all braces are suitable for everyone. Here, I am trying to explain some of the types of braces available, which will help you in a better understanding of braces. 

  1. Metal braces: These braces are placed in the outer side of the teeth . A wire is then placed in the brackets which helps in realigning your teeth. This wire needs to be replaced from time to time with other wires usually the wires are replaced in 4 to 6 weeks. This type of braces are the most are the most affordable of the lot and thereby the most common choice. 
  2. Ceramic braces: These types of braces are very similar to the metal braces in terms of functionality. The advantage of ceramic braces is that they resemble the colour of the teeth and are less noticeable. These braces are costlier than their metal counterpart and take a longer time to mount. One common complaint about these braces is that they become yellowish over time. It is therefore very important to clean your teeth properly on a daily basis. 
  3. Lingual braces: Lingual braces mounted at the back of the teeth. As a result, these braces are hardly visible. They are typically recommended to those whose teeth are not very crooked and the amount of teeth straightening required is very less. These braces are ideal for those patients who require an orthodontic device for a long time. They require very good oral hygiene and are also expensive when compared to other braces. 
  4. Damon braces / Self-ligating braces: Damon braces can be mounted on any patient who is fit to get for regular braces. These braces do not require any extra attachment for holding the wire in place. The wire can straight away pass through the brackets making the treatment time shorter by a good six months or so. The healing process tends to be faster with these braces and is one of the easier ones to mount onto the teeth. 

They are costing almost close to the cost of the lingual braces. These details are to give you a broad overview of the types of fixed braces available. Your orthodontist will be able to discuss the pros and cons of each after analysing the changes needed and desired. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a dentist.

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BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Do you keep your mouth covered while playing sports? If no, please start using a full-face helmet or a mouthguard so that any unnecessary injury can be prevented.

I have recently noticed a swelling under my right jawline, though it's not painful. Please advise as to what this could be.

MFDS RCPS (Glasgow), MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, BDS
Dentist, Delhi
A swelling in that region could be from a salivary gland, or an enlarged lymph node. It would be better to see an oral surgeon, or a dentist.
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My son is 2 years old. His is very weak and his teeth are becoming black and getting cavities. Also he is not eating anything means not getting hungry. But he is quite active. Please let me know what may be the reason?

Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Coimbatore
My son is 2 years old. His is very weak and his teeth are becoming black and getting cavities. Also he is not eating ...
Its called nursing bottle caries or could be rampant caries. After feeding the child the milk will be in the mouth leading to cavity. Make the child drink some water to wash away the milk. However once cavity occurs it requires proper management. Prefer to go to a pedodontist a dentist specialist for children.
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Hello Doctor, I have heard that when it burns use tooth paste on it so that it will not bulge. Is this true?

BHMS
Homeopath, Howrah
Hello Doctor, I have heard that when it burns use tooth paste on it so that it will not bulge. Is this true?
It only reduces the burning by providing coldness. Instead use turmeric powder mixed in water. It has healing property.
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My mom chewing pan from so many years, and now she want any chemical or paste to clean her teeth. So please suggest me.

BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
No its better you take her to the dentist and the cleaning done coz theses pan stains r rigid they don't get removed by any paste.
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BDS, PGDFO
Dentist, Gadchiroli
Gingivitis can occur in women due to hormonal changes which cause increased sensitivity.

Correct Way of Brushing Teeth

BDS, MDS
Dentist, Delhi
Correct Way of Brushing Teeth
The correct way of brushing your teeth is to move your toothbrush in up and down/vertical motion and not in sideways/horizontal motion in anterior or front teeth. For posterior or back teeth move your toothbrush in round motion. Happy toothbrushing.

BDS
Dentist, Cuttack
Proper oral health care is must for DIABETIC patients
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Me 35 sal ka hu mera naam bhart hai me gutka pan masala bhout kht tha jis vajah sai mera muh khulna kam ho gya 1 ungli hi jati hai mene 10 saal pahly oppertion karvaya tha par koinfark nahi pada ab mujko kiya karna chahiy jissy mera muh khulny lagy pls kuch upay batay ?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello, you should consult a physician personally so that he can analyse the problem correctly and give you better suggestions. Try to do facial exercises so that muscles can be relaxed. take care.
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Last time when I got my teeth extracted it was a very painful procedure. I want to extract my other teeth. But this time no pain like last time. So any help abt it.

BDS
Dentist, Bhilai
Last time when I got my teeth extracted it was a very painful procedure. I want to extract my other teeth. But this t...
For that you should be under proper antibiotic and analgesic prophylaxis one day before the extraction of tooth. So that preoperative pain will be subsided.
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Implant supported dentures vs Removable dentures

MDS - Periodontics, Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Chandigarh
Implant supported dentures vs Removable dentures
For replacement of missing tooth/teeth or loose denture ask your dentist for implant supported tooth /teeth or denture.
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Swelling in gums ,what can i do ? gumming in mouth also, age 40 years,non alcoholic,no smoking, no hypertension,non diabetics.scaling once in a year,problem is repeating.kindly give me advise.

MDS - Periodontics, BDS
Dentist, Ahmedabad
Do you have any other medical history??and if not when you had your last scaling done??i will advise you to see a periodontist
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