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Dr. Thayappan

Dentist, Chennai

Dr. Thayappan Dentist, Chennai
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Dr. Thayappan is an experienced Dentist in Chetpet, Chennai. Doctor is currently associated with A B Dental Clinic in Chetpet, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Thayappan on Lybrate.com.

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6 Things You Should Know About Braces

MDS, Certificate in implantology
Dentist, Delhi
6 Things You Should Know About Braces

A smile is said to be your best accessory. For a beautiful smile, it is important not only for your teeth to be pearly white, but they should also be well aligned. Just like a toothbrush and teeth whiteners, which can make your teeth sparkle, braces can align them efficiently.

If you're thinking of getting braces, here are six things you should know:

1. There is no age limit to braces: Braces are usually linked to the awkward teenage years, but there really is no age limit to straighten your teeth. It is no longer uncommon for adults to opt for orthodontic treatment to straighten their smiles. All you need to ensure is that your gums and teeth and are healthy. Even a senior citizen can wear braces!

2. Types of Braces: Traditional Metal Braces are made of the stainless steel brackets and wires that inspired the term, 'metal mouth' years ago. Fortunately, today's metal braces are noticeably smaller. And new heat-activated archwires move your teeth more quickly and less painfully as they respond to your body's heat.

  • Ceramic Braces mock metal braces in shape and size, but they use tooth colored or clear ceramic brackets that blend more naturally into your teeth.
  • Lingual Braces use the same metal brackets and wires used in traditional braces, but the brackets and wires are installed on the inside of your teeth to keep them hidden.
  • Invisalign consists of a series of customized, clear BPA free plastic tray aligners that are removable and typically replaced every 2 weeks to keep your teeth moving in the desired direction.

3. Certain oral health conditions can prevent you from getting braces: Healthy teeth and gums are a prerequisite for braces at any age. In some cases, patients with exceedingly receded gums may not be eligible for braces. Another oral condition, which is commonly seen with people who cannot get braces, is the teeth with shallow roots.

4. You may feel a little discomfort: It does take a while to get used to wearing braces. The first week is usually the most uncomfortable or sometimes, there is no discomfort. If feeling discomfort, your mouth and teeth may feel sore and tender. A salt water gargle can help relieve this discomfort. Feeling your teeth get a little loose as the braces begin to work is normal. This is because, in order for the braces to straighten your teeth, they must first dislodge them from their current position and angle. As your teeth are repositioned, this looseness will disappear.

5. You will probably need to wear a retainer: Getting braces means signing up for a long term treatment. Even after the braces are removed and your teeth have been repositioned, you will probably need to wear a retainer for some time. This is to ensure that your teeth do not return to their original positions.

6. Be prepared to put more time into your teeth cleaning routine: Wearing braces means you can not neglect brushing and flossing. Teeth can become permanently stained if food and beverage debris is not cleaned away from all the nooks and crannies formed by your braces.

The sooner you treat your teeth, the faster you will be able to flash that million dollar smile.

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My gums bleed daily and its swollen and even enlarging as well.

Advanced Aesthetics, BDS
Dentist,
My gums bleed daily and its swollen and even enlarging as well.
Hi, there are various reasons for bleeding / swollen gums like poor oral hygiene, vitamin deficiency, physical injury to gums, hormonal changes, medications etc. You have to visit a dentist for professional cleaning and check-up to know the exact cause and solution of your problem.
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I have a painless ulcer type on my gum and long time no cure I take medicines but no use.

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
I have a painless ulcer type on my gum and long time no cure I take medicines but no use.
A painless ulcer that too for a long time needs to be examined immediately. Please visit your dentist immediately and get a thorough examination done. Any ulcer lasting for more than a week to 15 days needs to be taken seriously.
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Respected doctors, I have gum problem and also bad smell of mouth, please help me to come out of this problem. Please advise.

MDS - Orthodontics, BDS
Dentist,
Smell from the mouth may be due to conditions present in the mouth and from stomach. Conditions in the mouth are poor oral hygiene i. E presence of plaque and tartar, poor salivary flow, or may be due to some gum infections. Problems from stomach may be due gastritis. Dehydration is also a common cause. Drinking adequate water may also relieve this. Kindly consult your dentist for further clarifications and wish a confident smile.
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I done a ceramic braces on my teeth, my dentist cal me every 15 days, he just put rubber on my teeth, is he treating properly?and Is he has to tighting braces?

MDS
Dentist, Agra
He is doing it fine. It takes time. Let him do his job .If he s a MDS he will be the best. Can't assure u if BDS .
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My teeth are yellow I brush everyday but yellowish colour did not vanish how can I get white teeth.

BDS
Dentist, Kolar
My teeth are yellow I brush everyday but yellowish colour did not vanish how can I get white teeth.
Go fr a scalling n polishing by a quallified dentist n use snowdent toothpaste regularly for 2 months which helps reduce the yellow colour. If your not satisfied with the results you can go fr teeth whitening (bleeching)
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I am suffering teeth cavity, previous made root canal but not use cap on that tooth. Doctor suggested re root canal.

BDS
Dentist, Vadodara
I am suffering teeth cavity, previous made root canal but not use cap on that tooth.
Doctor suggested re root canal.
This is the case of failed root canal treatment. If the doctor has suggested than go for re rct n cap as soon as possible.
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Hi I am 33 and I have problem in 2 teeth one in the left upper and one in the right lower with big cavity hole both teeth is main teeth. Is is better to remove the teeth or doing root canal is better. Please suggest.

BDS
Dentist, Pune
Hi I am 33 and I have problem in 2 teeth one in the left upper and one in the right lower with big cavity hole both t...
First xray is needed to know how far the cavity has reached in teeth among its three layers. If cavity is near to the pulp than root canal is advised. If teeth are grossly decayed the post and core treatment following root canal treatment can also yield good result. Last option is to get teeth extracted and bridge of teeth can be fixed or implant placement can be done.
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Dear sir, my wife age 50 yrs having weak gums as per doctor 1 suggested gum massage and removal of one front teeth and plan to make bridge upper and lower . Doc 2 advised to remove 7 teeth's n make cover bridge both side. What should we do ?

MFDS RCPS (Glasgow), MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, BDS
Dentist, Delhi
Sir, you have basically seen 2 dentists whose opinions were at variance with each other. So you need to decide which opinion you would like to accept. Try and talk to the dentists, and discuss the reasons for their opinions. Get their rationale for the proposed plan. Maybe get another opinion as well. That might help you decide about the plan most suited to you.
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How to remove smell from mouth if toothpaste doesn't help to do so? Please advise.

Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
How to remove smell from mouth if toothpaste doesn't help to do so? Please advise.
Hi. You have deposition below gums that causes bad breath, you have to go for scaling (cleaning done by a dentist) and you will be ok.
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What is the difference between Teeth scaling and Teeth Polishing? Also! Give advantages and Disadvantages of both?

BDS
Dentist, Ahmedabad
What is the difference between Teeth scaling and Teeth Polishing?
Also! Give advantages and Disadvantages of both?
Teeth cleaning removes the deposits n stains from the tooth surfaces while polishing smoothens the minor irregularities n makes the surface well-polished. Both have only advantages. Some people feel little sensitivity after cleaning which requires no treatment in the most cases. Rest may use a desensitising toothpaste for a few days.
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I have a pyriya in my teeth so what is the solution for that n my teeth are also not in sequence.

BDS, MDS - Orthodontics
Dentist, Gurgaon
I have a pyriya in my teeth so what is the solution for that n my teeth are also not in sequence.
The symptoms of pyorrhea include tooth mobility, pus discharge from gums, foul smell from mouth. If you have all then only it is pyorrhea.
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Certified Implantologist, B.D.S
Dentist, Vapi
HAVE LOT OF JUICY FRUITS TO KEEP YOUR GUMS HEALTHY LIKE AMLA, ORANGES, PINEAPPLE ETC.
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Gum Diseases

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Pune
Gum Diseases

Researchers have shown people with gum diseases are twice as likely to suffer from heart problems than others.

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Which medicine should I take for tooth pain ?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), BDS
Dentist,
Which medicine should I take for tooth
 pain ?
Pain killers are only going to temporary relief. Please visit a dental clinic. Dentist will find out the cause of the pain and help you to get rid of it.
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Sir I use daily brush but some time blood get from my teeth. Can you suggest me what should I do to reduce this?

BDS
Dentist, Vadodara
Sir I use daily brush but some time blood get from my teeth. Can you suggest me what should I do to reduce this?
You might be suffering from gingivitis. Gargle your mouth with warm water adding a pinch of salt go for full mouth scaling.
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मेरे मसूड़े दांतों से पीछे हट रहे हैं कुछ समाधान बताएं बहुत ज्यादा तंग हो चुका हूँ कुछ उपचार बताएं और खाँसी के साथ बलगम में खून आता है कुछ उपाय बताए धन्यवाद

MDS - Periodontics
Dentist, Surat
मेरे मसूड़े दांतों से पीछे हट रहे हैं कुछ समाधान बताएं बहुत ज्यादा तंग हो चुका हूँ कुछ उपचार बताएं और खाँसी के साथ बल...
Hello. Bleeding gums, swelling & foul breath are the signs of gum disease. No home made remedies will work as you will be having good amount of plaque & tartar deposits on your tooth surfaces. Kindly visit a dentist & get your scaling and if required root planing done to get better.
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I am 18 years old & I am having yellow teeth What can I do?

BDS
Dentist,
I am 18 years old & I am having yellow teeth What can I do?
There are several causes of tooth discoloration, including: foods/drinks. Coffee, tea, colas, wines, and certain fruits and vegetables (for example, apples and potatoes) can stain your teeth. Tobacco use. Smoking or chewing tobacco can stain teeth. Poor dental hygiene. Inadequate brushing and flossing. Here is home remedy for brighter teeth--- mix several teaspoons of baking soda with enough fresh lemon juice (or water) to make a paste. Wipe your teeth and any extra saliva off of them with a paper towel. Put a good amount of paste onto your toothbrush and apply. Leave the paste on for 1 minute, then rinse, so as to avoid the acid effecting enamel. If you are using just water you can leave it on for up to 3 minutes. For faster result you can go for teeth bleaching from dentist.
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MDS, BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
Did you know that the average adult between the ages of 20 and 64 has three or more decayed or missing teeth? If you are missing one or more teeth, there are plenty of reasons to correct the problem. Talk to your dentist for more information about improving your smile.
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