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Dr. Shahid Akhtar

Dentist, Delhi

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Dr. Shahid Akhtar is a renowned Dentist in Okhla, Delhi. You can visit him at Carewell Dental Clinic in Okhla, Delhi. Book an appointment online with Dr. Shahid Akhtar and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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Indian Dental Association
Dental Council of India
Dental Practitioners Forum of India (DPFI)

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Hi, there is a sensitivity problem in my tooth. When I drink cool water or when I eat sweets pains occurs. Kindly advice how to get rid of it by taking precautions.

BDS
Dentist, Muzaffarpur
Hi, there is a sensitivity problem in my tooth.
When I drink cool water or when I eat sweets pains occurs.
Kindly adv...
Get your tooth examined by a dentist. There might be an existing cavity which is not visible to naked eye.
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MDS
Dentist, Delhi
Patients who have a history of gum diseases should also consult their periodontist while undergoing orthodontic treatment.
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Blood coming from one particular area in gums and condition is exacerbated when teeth are not brushed previous night

Dental surgeon
Dentist, Ahmedabad
It happen because of gums infection cause by calculus so u need treatment lik. 1-scaling (cleaning of teeth) 2- medication. 3- root planing 4-oral profylaxis lik colgate plax or listerine mouth wash
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Dentafix Oral Gyaan

MDS - Periodontics, Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Chandigarh
Dentafix Oral Gyaan

Asking your doctor if an antibiotic medicine can be taken is advisable as it can help in reducing the infection and swelling. It can also be taken after the treatment for faster healing.

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Pregnancy and Oral Health

MDS - Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry, BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
Pregnancy and Oral Health

Pregnancy brings with it a whole lot of body system changes and oral health is no exception. Some simple careful planning, however, can help avoid a lot of oral health complications associated with pregnancy. The hormonal changes during pregnancy have a direct effect on the oral health and has higher incidence of decay, pregnancy gingivitis, and pregnancy tumors. Additionally, morning sickness affects the regular oral care, leading to more plaque and decay.

Before pregnancy: If you are planning to get pregnant, then a dental visit can help you get a thorough check-up ahead of the pregnancy. A routine cleaning and check for cavities should be sufficient to avoid any urgent treatment need during the period of pregnancy.

During pregnancy: If you were not able to do your pre-pregnancy dental visit, inform the dentists about pregnancy as early as possible. All elective procedures can be done after the delivery. Only really essential treatment that cannot wait until the delivery should be undertaken during pregnancy, most safe if done during the 4th to 6th months.

Listed below are some points to consider as far as oral/dental health is considered during pregnancy:

  1. Scaling and polishing can be done as usual
  2. Inform the dentist about all the medications that you are advised by your gynecologist
  3. Periodic check-up once in 3 months to reduce severity of gum disease and decay
  4. Good oral hygiene measures including brushing, flossing, and rinsing
  5. Try a bland toothpaste if morning sickness is very severe
  6. Eat a healthy, balanced diet. Tooth formation happens in the third month and requires diet rich in calcium and minerals
  7. Avoid sweet snacks which can lead to greater plaque formation

The hormone changes combined with oral infection (could be gum disease or tooth decay) can lead to severe effects on the developing baby. It is extremely important to avoid dental infections, as these may necessitate antibiotics, require x-rays and even require treatment like root canal and/or extraction, all of which are best avoided until after the baby is delivered. It is considered safe for dental procedures to be done during the 4th to 6th month. Though now there are safer measures to do x-rays and dental procedures, they are best avoided, unless in case of emergency. This emergency situation can be avoided by better planning and some minimal care. Severe gum disease could also lead to premature or low birth weight of the baby. So plaque buildup should be avoided which leads to both decay and gum disease.

After delivery: After the delivery of the baby, please visit your dentist to ensure that there is no emergent dental condition requiring attention. Resume your regular dental care after delivery.

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I brush daily twice from last 3yrs. And apply many homemade method to keep teeth white. But my teeth still yellow. What can I do for it?

Diploma In Health Managment , BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
I brush daily twice from last 3yrs. And apply many homemade method to keep teeth white. But my teeth still yellow. Wh...
I don't know much but yes if they are healthy than no worries it might be due to your personal genetic make up and may be in your family just try some ayurveda treatment.
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BDS
Dentist, Kanchipuram
Chew Xylitol based gums which has a good anti-caries effect.
Chew for 15 minutes daily & have a healthy Smile.

I have sensitive problem in my tooth while drinking cold water. What should i do?

BDS
Dentist,
I have sensitive problem in my tooth while drinking cold water. What should i do?
Use sensoform paste form 15 days, put a layer of paste around the effective teeth, at night and brush in the morning, kindly use soft brush, use fluoridated mouthwash.
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I have yellowishness on my teeth because of fluoride and I have cleaned it once but did not get the whiteness and again my teeth are getting yellow, what should I do for clear whitening?

BDS, Basic Life Support (B.L.S)
Dentist, Pune
I have yellowishness on my teeth because of fluoride and I have cleaned it once but did not get the whiteness and aga...
flourosis / mottling is common due to the stains becoming intrinsic... you could opt for composite or ceramic veneers if cleaning and bleaching does not help get desired result
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What happened I don't know, I am getting bad smell from my mouth after brushing. It is since five years, I am suffering with this and I am unable to speak others also due to this. Kindly suggest right solution to avoid this problem.

BDS
Dentist, Bangalore
Bad breath can be reduced or prevented if you: practice good oral hygiene. Brush twice a day with fluoride toothpaste to remove food debris and plaque. Don't forget to brush the tongue, too. Replace your toothbrush every 2 to 3 months or after an illness. Use floss or an interdental cleaner to remove food particles and plaque between teeth once a day. See your dentist regularly -- at least twice a year. He or she will conduct an oral exam and professional teeth cleaning and will be able to detect and treat periodontal disease, dry mouth, or other problems that may be the cause of bad mouth odor. Drink lots of water. This will keep your mouth moist. Chewing gum (preferably sugarless) stimulates the production of saliva, which helps wash away food particles and bacteria.
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I have ulcers in my mouth could you please tell could you please tell why did they occur and the remedies to cure it.

BDS
Dentist, Delhi
I have ulcers in my mouth could you please tell could you please tell why did they occur and the remedies to cure it.
Hi lybrate-user! there are various reasons for mouth ulcers occuring in the mouth. It would have been easier to come to a diagnosis if you could have provided us with few pictures of your ulcer along with your query. Meanwhile you could apply glycerin over your ulcer and avoid hot and spicy food. Keep drinking water to keep yourself hydrated. Hope it helps you.
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My dental problem so that l can not drink cold water and can't eat the food with one side what I do?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
My dental problem so that l can not drink cold water and can't eat the food with one side what I do?
We need more investigations with clinical examination to decide upon treatment. You may need cleaning, root canal treatment & capping. Until then apply clove oil on the decayed tooth. Rinse frequently with mouth wash.
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I am having pain in my teeth from last few days and blood also coming from it. What should I do to overcome it?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I am having pain in my teeth from last few days and blood also coming from it. What should I do to overcome it?
The type of treatment you have for toothache will depend on the cause of the pain, so your dentist will examine your mouth and may carry out an X-ray to try to identify the problem. • If your toothache is caused by tooth decay, your dentist will remove the decayed area and replace it with a filling. • If your toothache is caused by a loose or broken filling, the filling will be taken out, any decay will be removed and a new filling put in place. • If the pulp inside your tooth is infected, you may need root canal treatment. This procedure involves removing the infected pulp and then inserting a special type of filling to seal the tooth and prevent re-infection. • If your toothache can't be treated using these methods, or if your tooth is impacted (wedged between another tooth and your jaw), it may need to be removed.
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I brush my teeth once a time in a day. Is dis enough for my dental care. How can I protect my teeth?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I brush my teeth once a time in a day. Is dis enough for my dental care. How can I protect my teeth?
All individuals requires scaling (cleaning) to be done atleast once in 6 months to maintain our oral hygiene clean. Our toothbrush is not much finely designed to clean all the plaque and calculi in the interdental areas of the teeth, which is the area where most of the calculus accumulate much and has to be removed regularly using scalers by the dentist.
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My teeth is yellow. Tell me home remedy for avoid yellow colour and I need full white colour teeth.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
My teeth is yellow. Tell me home remedy for avoid yellow colour and I need full white colour teeth.
Cause of discoloration – Smoking, coffee, tea, drugs, aging, staining food (wine, blueberry, etc) genetics. The yellow bacterial film called “plaque” that occurs naturally in your mouth can build up if not removed regularly through good oral hygiene practices. Kindly consult a dentist in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations with clinical examination to decide upon treatment. You may need deep cleaning, polishing along with whitening (bleaching) procedures and / or artificial enamel filling and / or capping.
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Sir, my daughter is 3 years old, having dental problem, 6 month pehle woh khelte khelte gir gayi thi, samne upar ke teen daant aadhe tut gaye hain aur ek daant ke upar se bar bar funsii(acne) type ka gand bhar ja raha hai, hamne child specialist and do alag alag dentist ko dikhaya hai but woh problem ab bhi thik nhi ho rahi. Antibiotic medicine do bar de chuke hain.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
Sir, my daughter is 3 years old, having dental problem, 6 month pehle woh khelte khelte gir gayi thi, samne upar ke t...
Kindly consult a dentist in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations (full mouth x-ray) to decide upon treatment. 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. Tooth brush to be changed every 2 months.
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Hi I'm a male or boys is it necessary to brush teeth in the night see because I don't get time to brush in the night so it is necessary to brush in the night once in the morning is not OK? It is necessary to brush twice or in the night also? I don't get time to brush my teeth in the night I go to sleep directly? Is it necessary or once is OK? Once is OK brushing in the morning? Please tell me please.

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
Hi I'm a male or boys is it necessary to brush teeth in the night see because  I don't get time to brush in the night...
Do you eat daily, do you bathe daily, do you breathe twenty times every minute if yes than you may find time for brushing twice daily especially at night or think of saying good bye to your teeth n health in general.
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Sometimes watery saliva flows out of my mouth a little especially when I am sleeping and stains the pillow. What does that mean?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
Sometimes watery saliva flows out of my mouth a little especially when I am sleeping and stains the pillow. What does...
Although excessive saliva is not too common, there are a number of conditions that can cause it - some harmless, others more serious. Well, you seem to be having a mouth breathing habbit or a high vault palate. Their are various habbit breaking appliances available which vary upon each individual. So pls do visit a dentist for furthur clinical examinations.
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