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Dr. Ruchika Sharma

Dentist, Delhi

Dr. Ruchika Sharma Dentist, Delhi
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Tooth Decay - Tips To Help You Prevent It!

MDS, BDS
Dentist, Delhi
Tooth Decay - Tips To Help You Prevent It!

Your teeth are the most underappreciated part of your body. If you don’t give them proper care, there is a very good chance that you will develop severe dental problems, the most common being tooth decay. Tooth decay is caused when the bacteria that are present in your mouth churn out more acid than is necessary, gradually eroding the teeth. The acids bore a hole in the tooth, causing cavity.

You might be suffering from tooth decay if you experience:

  1. Teeth discoloration
  2. Cavities
  3. Pain
  4. Tooth infection
  5. Tooth loss

Causes of tooth decay

Tooth decay occurs when the bacteria that reside in your mouth start producing excessive acids which eventually erode the tooth.

How does it happen?

Your teeth have three protective layers: an outer layer called enamel, middle layer called dentin and an inner layer called pulp. The bacteria in the mouth along with acid and broken down food particles attack the tooth and erode it layer by layer. Tooth decay worsens as each layer is eroded.

Here are some common causes behind tooth decay:

  1. Poor oral hygiene i.e. not brushing or flossing your teeth regularly
  2. Eating foods that help bacteria grow, such as sugary foods and foods rich in carbohydrates
  3. Dry mouth refers to very little saliva in your mouth. Saliva helps countering the effects of the acids
  4. Smoking 
  5. Diabetes

How to prevent tooth decay

Most cases of tooth decay can be prevented by a healthy oral hygiene regime and having a balanced diet. Here are some steps you can take to prevent tooth decay:

  1. Regularly brush your teeth. Brush your teeth after each meal and especially before you go to sleep. Using a fluoride-rich toothpaste will help keep tooth decay at bay.
  2. The space between your teeth is where food particles get lodged. Keep them clean by flossing regularly.
  3. Make balanced diet a part of your life. Avoid food high on sugar or carbohydrates. Also, avoid eating too much sticky food, as it is more likely to cling to your teeth than anything else.
  4. Mouthwash regularly using a solution rich in fluoride. Fluoride has antiseptic properties that help kill the bacteria,
  5. Lastly, visit your dentist regularly for checkups

Tooth decay is one of the most common lifestyle-based problems. The right combination of dental hygiene and a balanced diet goes a long way in preventing it. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a dentist.

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I have a staining mark which is uniform on most of my upper teeth, I don't know why it's happening, as I have never taken any medication for a prolonged time or administered with antibiotics for a long period?

MDS Prosthodontics, BDS
Dentist,
I have a staining mark which is uniform on most of my upper teeth, I don't know why it's happening, as I have never t...
Extrinsic stain can be removed easily by professional cleaning and by bleaching nothing to worry. Check whether you having fluorosis in tooth it can be managed differently.
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Greeting of the day madam/sir. I am 22 years old male and I am suffering from jaw one side pain from 2 weeks, even am not able to eat food please give me suggestion.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
Greeting of the day madam/sir. I am 22 years old male and I am suffering from jaw one side pain from 2 weeks, even am...
Kindly consult a dentist in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations to decide upon treatment. You will have to have soft diet on the other side until then. You may consult me in person too. Dental tips: - visit a dentist every six months. 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.
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I need scaling of my teeth. Also there is a bad smell coming from my mouth. Tell me detail.

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
I need scaling of my teeth. Also there is a bad smell coming from my mouth. Tell me detail.
Consult a dentist scaling polishing can b done by him than brush twice daily especially at night use betadine mouth wash drink plenty of water.
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I have a problem in my gums and teeth. They start bleeding when ever I eat hard food and I also feel pain in my teeth.

BDS
Dentist, Ahmedabad
I have a problem in my gums and teeth. They start bleeding when ever I eat hard food and I also feel pain in my teeth.
7-Bleeding Gums: Due to food deposit onto tooth surfaces and into the gingiva, gingiva gradually got infection and becomes swollen and inflamed, results in bleeding of gums... First of all undergo scaling (cleaning of teeth) by a dentist - Use proper brushing technique. - Brush twice a day which is most important (at night specifically just before sleep and avoid any food or liquid except water when you finish your brush at night) - After each meal (i. E breakfast, lunch, dinner and any time when you take snacks) rub your finger on all tooth surfaces inside and outside and than do forcefull gargles 2-3 times. Jay Swaminarayan.

There are minor gaps between my upper pair of teeth which doesn't looks good. Is there any solution for it?

MDS Endodontist
Dentist, Delhi
There are minor gaps between my upper pair of teeth which doesn't looks good. Is there any solution for it?
Lybrate-user yes there is a treatment for gaps in teeth or spacing in teeth. Depending on the space innumerable solutions may be offered by dentists to you minimal corrections can be handled by laminates. Either composite or ceramic which is like having labial faced crown on your teeth wid minimal intervention or tooth cutting. These are not very time consuming process more so even better is an ortho treatment where the doctor may establish if it's a local or a skeletal defect and give you tooth movement appliances like in lay man term braces etc to bridge the space n correct your smile these are just two examples to give you an idea any treatment requires an assessment of your oral cavity in person all treatments vary in price n time kindly get in touch with a good orthodontist in your area who can help you out good luck.
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Hi doctor, my side teeth has damaged so please any some more information about my teeth.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
Hi doctor, my side teeth has damaged so please any some more information about my teeth.
Kindly consult a dentist in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations to decide upon treatment. You may need cleaning and artificial enamel filling or root canal treatment. Advance procedures can be done with laser. You may consult me in person. 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.
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I am suffering from gum bleeding from past 3 months. But it is not visible to naked eye. Just after getting some changes in taste I came to know about it. Is it a matter of concern?

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
I am suffering from gum bleeding from past 3 months. But it is not visible to naked eye. Just after getting some chan...
gatik you are suffering from gum bleeding and change in taste in mouth means poor oral hygiene and gum health. kindly visit dental surgeon again for check-up . reason can be due to indigestion and poor oral hygiene . solution to gingivitis is deep cleaning and maintain good oral hygiene . brush your teeth twice a day and do listerine mouth wash regularly take medicines as advised and go for regular dressing .
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I am experiencing ulcer in my mouth since last 8 days. I am not able to eat anything. It is very painful. I have applied gel also but it does not help. Pls suggest me something so that it heals quickly as soon as possible.

BSc - Food Science & Nutrition, PGD in Sports Nutrition and Dietitics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
I am experiencing ulcer in my mouth since last 8 days. I am not able to eat anything. It is very painful. I have appl...
Hello, Having iron and folic acid rich foods will help you..Like you can eat spinach,brussel sprouts,lentils,avocado in the diet. Gargling mouth with potassium permanganate granules also helps. Avoid spices and condiments and take some probiotics like yogurts.
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I keep getting boils in my mouth. Is this due to ulcer or do I have a heat body. How can I avoid these boils.

Dentist, Patiala
I keep getting boils in my mouth. Is this due to ulcer or do I have a heat body. How can I avoid these boils.
Hi, lybrate-user, boils often occur when our immune system gets weakened due to unknown reasons. These are further aggravated when you are under physical or mental stress, over-pressure of work in daily routine matters, menstruation period etc. These days boils are very well treated with lasers. The lasers treat your boils giving no pain. Al, l the best.
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I have teeth pain in one side of my teeth line. What I should to do? Please help me.

Advanced Aesthetics, BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
I have teeth pain in one side of my teeth line. What I should to do? Please help me.
Hi, there are various reasons for tooth pain. You need to visit to dentist for a check-up and get some x-rays done to get exact cause and solution of your problem. Regards
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I am getting bad smell from my mouth after eating anything and my teeth are moving and painful sometimes.

BDS
Dentist, Raipur
I am getting bad smell from my mouth after eating anything and my teeth are moving and painful sometimes.
Kindly get scaling done and use gum paint and mouth wash twice daily for 15 days. Brush your teeth twice daily using correct brushing technique to maintain your oral hygiene. Also notice that you are not constipated most of the times as this is also one of the reasons for bad breath.
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In morning, I get little thick jelly like saliva in my mouth. What is the cause? Do I need to worry?

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
In morning, I get little thick jelly like saliva in my mouth. What is the cause? Do I need to worry?
It could basically mean ur water intake is less than required increase that may the problem will b solved
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How often should I go to the dentist? How can I look after my child's teeth? Why should I use dental floss? Which foods and drinks containing sugar cause tooth decay? Are pregnant women entitled to free NHS dental treatment? Why should I use interdental brushes? How many soft or fizzy drinks can children have a day?

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
How often should I go to the dentist?
How can I look after my child's teeth?
Why should I use dental floss?
Which foo...
Every six months. . Inculcate habit of brushing teeth especially at night. . To clean spaces in between ur teeth .all. Nhs dispensary is the best answer .. To clean interdental spaces of teeth . Strictly non
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approached Clove Dental for complaint of toothache in 4, 5 on the upper right teeth. They suggested RCT in both which has been done 4 times in each tooth. Now with and without the caps, the pain has increased. After so much efforts to continuously inform my increasing discomfort to Clove, they have asked me to get the CBCT done of the RCT treated teeth. Is it advisable n clinically necessary? Please do note that any x-rays or clinical history is unavailable as it was done at a private clinic. Also, the consultations undertaken were with the private practising Dentists, hence no documentation is available. I in no way want to retry RCT again for this teeth. It has repeatedly failed and added lots of unwanted harassment and increased discomfort and stress levels. Is CBCT required and clinically needed for further diagnosis?

BDS
Dentist, Vadodara
approached Clove Dental for complaint of toothache in 4, 5 on the upper right teeth. They suggested RCT in both which...
Even it is a private dental clinic, you can still ask for all your x rays and records from them, it is your right to have access to all your history. So I would suggest you get all your past history from them, and let me help you with proper diagnosis. Cbct is mainly used for dental implant, orthodontics treatment. It can be used for root canal treatment, but most of the time, a simple x ray is sufficient for good diagnosis. I would suggest that first you demand all your documentation from them, they cannot refuse to give you that.
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Whenever I eat something whether in morning or evening, day or night, after an hour or so my mouth starts smelling like rancid food. No one is able to talk with me. Please suggest some basic ways or medicines for the cure.

MDS - Orthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Gandhidham
Kindly consult your dentist regarding bed breath, bed breath have so many reasons, 1) due to infected gums 2) due to tarter and calculus deposited on tooth surfaces 3) due to dry mouth syndrome 4) due to hyperacidity 5) due to food partical deposit on tooth surface 6) due to constipation or gi tract related problems advise to rinse throughly after every meal. Advise to use any antiseptic mouth wash for a while. If dry mouth is a problem then use to drink water frequently. Consult your dentist to do needful.
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Hello doctor, My front teeth is yellow it not resolve my problem and I am not use smoking so please best pest and my teeth is white easily. Best medicine. Next month mere brother ki shadhi h please suggest.

BDS
Dentist, Raipur
Hello doctor,
My front teeth is yellow it not resolve my problem and I am not use smoking so please best pest and my ...
kindly get scaling and polishing done and if you want you can also get bleaching done. brush your teeth twice daily using correct brushing technique.
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My name is Divya and I am 19. I have fluorosis in my teeth and I want to know is it permanently curable. Please reply me as soon as possible.

BDS, CDE Endo-Prostho, CDE - Cast Partial & Complete Dentures
Dentist, Pune
My name is Divya and I am 19. I have fluorosis in my teeth and I want to know is it permanently curable. Please reply...
Hello, visit a dentist and get a good scaling and polishing done. Fluorosis can be treated by bleaching or going for veneers. Ask your dentist for it.
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How much salt or sodium is good for me? How much sugar is good for me? Which foods and drinks containing sugar cause tooth decay?

Diploma in Diabetology, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
How much salt or sodium is good for me?
How much sugar is good for me?
Which foods and drinks containing sugar cause ...
Approximately 4-6 gms of sodium is sufficient for your daily needs.This equals about 2 tsps of common salt. 2-3 tsps of sugar can suffice daily, however this should include any sweets, dessert, and your tea, coffee etc. Try to avoid free sugar intake.... instead have dried fruits & fresh fruits.
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