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Dr. Sonia

Dentist, Chennai

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I believe in health care that is based on a personal commitment to meet patient needs with compassion and care....more
I believe in health care that is based on a personal commitment to meet patient needs with compassion and care.
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Dr. Sonia is an experienced Dentist in Anna Nagar East, Chennai. Doctor is currently practising at Dr.Smilez Group of Dental Centers ANNA NAGAR in Anna Nagar East, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Sonia on Lybrate.com.

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Brushing and flossing twice a day even during the orthodontic treatment is very necessary as food particles easily get stuck into the braces.
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How to Brush Your Teeth

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Use a good toothbrush. Choose a toothbrush with soft nylon bristles. This must effectively remove plaque and debris from your teeth, without irritating the gums or eroding tooth enamel like hard bristled brushes can do when used with sideways action. The toothbrush should also fit comfortably in your hand, and have a head small enough to easily reach all of your teeth, especially the ones at the back. If you have difficulty fitting the toothbrush into your mouth, it is probably too big.[3]
Electric toothbrushes are a great choice if you are a lazy brusher and think that the electric toothbrush might encourage you to spend more time on your teeth. However, you can do just as good of a job with a manual toothbrush -- it's all in the technique.
You should definitely avoid toothbrushes with" natural" bristles made from animal hair as these can harbor bacteria.

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Replace your toothbrush regularly. The bristles will wear out over time, losing their flexibility and effectiveness. You should get a new one every 3 to 4 months, or as soon as the bristles start to splay out and lose their shape. Visual inspection of the toothbrush is more important than the actual timeline. You can also buy toothbrushes nowadays whose handles will change color when its time to get a new one.
Research has found that thousands of microbes call toothbrush bristles and handles" home" and can cause infections.
Always rinse your brush after using it, and store it upright and uncovered so that it can dry before your next use. Otherwise bacteria will grow.
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Use a fluoride toothpaste. It not only helps remove plaque, it also helps strengthen tooth enamel.[6] however, it's important to note that fluoride toothpaste is not to be swallowed, as ingesting too much can have serious health consequences. It should not be used for children under the age of 3.
You can get toothpastes to target a wide variety of dental and gum problems, including cavities, tartar, sensitive teeth and gums, gingivitis and stained teeth. Opt for the one that suits your best or ask your dentist or hygienist for advice.
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Use dental floss. Flossing your teeth is just as important as brushing, as it removes built up plaque, bacteria and food particles that get trapped between the teeth and which soft floppy toothbrush bristles can't reach even when used with up/down natural motion. You should always floss before brushing your teeth so that any food or bacteria that comes loose during flossing doesn't remain in your mouth.
Remember to floss gently. Don't" snap" the floss between the teeth as this can irritate sensitive gums. Ease it down gently, following the curve of each tooth.
If you find dental floss awkward to use or you have braces, look for dental picks instead. These are small wooden or plastic sticks which you can insert between teeth, achieving the same results as flossing if spaces are large enough.
How to Brush Your Teeth

I have an problem that my mouth smells bad even I brush my teeth daily so what you suggest to do because it is very bad thing I think.

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I have an problem that my mouth smells bad even I brush my teeth daily so what you suggest to do because it is very b...
You have to get cleaning and polishing of teeth and gum treatment with this you have to keep your digestion in order. Brush twice and use listerine mouthwash after meals.
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Is It Time for Braces?

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Is It Time for Braces?
This is the most worrying question for parents.
By age 12 or 13, most kids will have lost all of their baby teeth and will be having a full set of adult teeth. Around this time, some parents will start to notice that their preteen’s smile isn’t looking so straight anymore. If your child’s smile is starting to appear a bit crowded or crooked, it might be time for you to seek out a orthodontist for braces. Orthodontic problems—or problems dealing with the alignment of the teeth and shape of the jaw—are common in preteens. In fact, almost half of preteens need braces or some other kind of orthodontic treatment. If you’re concerned about your child’s smile, ask your dentist today.
When should you seek orthodontic treatment for your kids? The answer is as soon as possible. As kids enter their late teen years, jaw growth slows and the bones holding the teeth in place begin to harden and set. Once in adulthood, the jaw stops growing altogether. Adults can successfully shape their smile with orthodontic treatment, but they may have to use a retainer for the rest of their life. Many experts feel that the earlier orthodontic treatment can begin, the better the outcome. Before braces, however, your child may need to wait until all 28 of their adult teeth have grown in. And sometimes orthodontic problems don’t even appear until later into the teen years. Just keep an eye on those teeth and see an orthodontist as soon as you start to think there could be a problem.
In some cases, if parents see that at a age earlier than 11 years, there is too much misalignment of teeth, as they are erupting, it is best to ask your dentist if some intervention is needed to stop a problem from worsening.
Is It Time for Braces?

My teeth is solidly yellow. Please tell me what type brush, tooth pest or pest I will use or what I do for my teeth glow white and my life fulfilled with happiness?

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My teeth is solidly yellow. Please tell me what type brush, tooth pest or pest I will use or what I do for my teeth g...
Brush your teeth twice with Xtar toothpaste from ICPA pharmaceuticals ,avoid excessive intake of tea or alcohol.
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PG Fellowship In Microdentistry, BDS
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Saving a fallen tooth can be useful. Try to keep it in place while you seek immediate medical attention. If that is not the case, try wrapping the tooth in a piece of plastic or soaking it into milk and call for immediate dental service.

Hello Dr. Mere niche k teeth sahi nahi h(aage peeche, uper neeche.) And my age 23 male. Me unhe Thik karna chahta hu. Mujhe kya karna padega.

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U need orthodontic treatment, go to a specialist dentist for this - orthodontist who is specialised in treating such cases. Thank you Dr Jagrati
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I jus have a bike accident. Abt 6 pm yesterday. And my teeth is lil scratched and the tip of my teeth was dropped and it is really sensitive while eating. Soo plzz tell me what should I doo to get my prefect teeth.

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I jus have a bike accident. Abt 6 pm yesterday. And my teeth is lil scratched and the tip of my teeth was dropped and...
you can apply sensitive paste over the portion which is little sensitive for two weeks ... the senstivity will subside...

Hey my age 21, my tooth is totally yellow, I filling totally insult solution please.

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Hey  my age 21, my tooth is totally yellow, I filling totally insult solution please.
Homoeopathic medicine HEKLA LAVA TOOTH POWDER ( WHEEZAL) Scrub teeth daily night RINSEOUT ( SBL) Gargles 20 drops in 20 ml luke warm water.Gargles 3 times daily while holding water for 20 seconds in mouth esp.after meals.

I have a teeth problem and one of my teeth has fallen, so please help on this and suggest me a solution regarding this problem.

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I have a teeth problem and one of my teeth has fallen, so please help on this and suggest me a solution regarding thi...
Fallen teeth can be treated by replacement of missing tooth with artifical tooth. Teeth problem are of numerious types. Fallen tooth is a gum problem. Gum treatment may help. However only after a xray it can be confirmed.

MDS Prosthodontics
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Unclean teeth are linked to heart problems and diabetes. Keep your Teeth healthy and clean.

I am suffering with tooth pain it has a hole How can I get rid of pin please suggest?

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I am suffering with tooth pain it has a hole How can I get rid of pin please suggest?
You need an xray to confirm the depth of the caries. If it is initial, then normal filling is required. If it is deep, you may need a rct.

I am having swollen gum. What to do to cure and prevent?

Advanced Aesthetics, BDS
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Hi, there are various reasons for swollen gums like poor oral hygiene, vitamin deficiency, physical injury to gums, hormonal changes, medications. You have to visit to a dentist for professional cleaning and check-up to know the exact cause and solution of your problem.

Sir my tongue has became red & not able to eatable. I have taken a pill of becosules.

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You have to take becosules tablets 3 times a day for at least 5 days along with any antibiotic. Avoid eating oilly n spicy food. Apply anaesthetic ointment on the tongue. If you have habit of smoking or tobacco chewing, than stop it completely.
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My teeth are decaying, what kind of veg food you can suggest to me

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fibrous food is more useful. n for already decayed tooth dentist can do filling or rct as per the diagnosis. tx

I am suffering from to many ulcers in mouth from childhood what I have to do to resist them.

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Homeopath
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I am suffering from to many ulcers in mouth from childhood what I have to do to resist them.
Homoeopathic medicine---------------------------------- merc sol 30 (sbl) drink 1 drop direct on tongue every week at night ----------------------------- acid sulph 30 (sbl) drink 2 drops in 1spoon fressh water 3 times daily for 2 months----------------------------------- eat a diet rich in iron and vitamin-c and vitamin -b 12 and for this adopt following diet in your life style------------------------ sources of vitamin b12: 1. Vegetables: none. 2. Fruits: none. 3. Food: eggs, brown rice, fish, yogurt (dahi), milk and milk products like cheese, cow and soy milk.------------------------ sources of vitamin c: 1. Vegetables: broccoli (hari phoolgobhi), cucumber, tomato, spinach (palak), lemon (nimbu), onion (pyaaz), peas (matar), green vegetables. 2. Fruits: orange (santra), pineapple, guava, mango, apple, grapes, banana, kiwi, lychee, papaya (papita), peach (adau), pear, plum (aloo bukhara), strawberry, lime juice.------------------------------ sources of iron: 1. Vegetables: spinach, dark green leafy vegetables, lentils (daal). 2. Fruits: avocados (makhanphal), peach (adau), pear (nashpati), pumpkin (kaddu), raisin (kishmish), pomegranate (anaar). Food: eggs, fish, meat, cereals, almonds (badam), whole wheat bread, soybean-------------------- avoid frequent use of such as chocolate, coffee, peanuts, almonds, strawberries in routine diet-------------------------- report me after 2 months--------------

Actually I have a daughter of 1 and half years her teeth is coming now and from growing of the teeth she is getting a problem of gastric and she beating her milk or did latrine after 2 minutes of drinking?

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Actually I have a daughter of 1 and half years her teeth is coming now and from growing of the teeth she is getting a...
During Teething( when tooth is coming out) its common to have irritation in the gumpads.. Children usually put their fingers or other household things into their mouth, which can cause gastric irritation if its not clean.. Allow d child to bite on hard n clean vegetable or fruit( preferably cold) it helps the teeth to come out soon..
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Tip to relief degree of pain or soreness in the mouth during the orthodontic treatment

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To lessen the degree of pain or soreness in the mouth during the orthodontic treatment, you can gargle with 8 ounces of lukewarm water with one teaspoonful of salt dissolved in it. Swish it around your mouth and then spit it out. It will dull the pain and provide relief. 
Tip to relief degree of pain or soreness in the mouth during the orthodontic treatment

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Using the unaffected side of the mouth for chewing food is recommended.
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