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Dr. Shalu Kapahi  - Dentist, Delhi

Dr. Shalu Kapahi

BDS

Dentist, Delhi

15 Years Experience  ·  200 at clinic
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Dr. Shalu Kapahi BDS Dentist, Delhi
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Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; a......more
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Dr. Shalu Kapahi is a renowned Dentist in Dwarka, Delhi. He has over 15 years of experience as a Dentist. He has completed BDS . He is currently practising at 32 Pearls Dental Clinic in Dwarka, Delhi. Book an appointment online with Dr. Shalu Kapahi on Lybrate.com.

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BDS - Buddha Institute of Dental Sciences Hospita, - 2002
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English
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Indian Dental Association

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Blood is comes from my teeth when I wake up after sleeping what should I do please tell me its solution.

Certification In Smile Makeover, BDS
Dentist,
Blood is comes from my teeth when I wake up after sleeping
what should I do
please tell me its solution.
Brush your teeth twice a day with parodontax toothpaste use chlohex plus mouthwash twice a day for 10 days consult a dentist for professional cleaning.
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I am a 60 yr. Old woman. I have to get my wisdom tooth from the left upper jaw removed. Will there be any side effects after tooth extraction. Is an oral surgeon, better than a dentist for the process of tooth extraction? Pl. Advise.

BDS, MDS - Periodontics
Dentist, Bangalore
I am a 60 yr. Old woman. I have to get my wisdom tooth from the left upper jaw removed. Will there be any side effect...
Hi, There are no side effects after extraction only certain restrictions post extraction. Mild discomfort, pain etc will be there which will subside with the prescribed medication. Usually third molar erupts in a slightly deviated manner .An oral surgeon is specialized in removal of such teeth .but an experienced dentist also can do the treatment.
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Mouth Breathing - Did You Know How It Is Bad For You?

MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
Mouth Breathing - Did You Know How It Is Bad For You?

Nasal congestion (blocked nose) can give you nightmares. The condition often results in people breathing through their mouth. Mouth breathing, once a while (due to factors that affect the nasal breathing) is understood. The main problem arises when people, especially kids continue to breathe through their mouth even under normal conditions. Nasal breathing is what we have learned and practiced all along. Breathing through the nose is a healthy practice that has many health benefits. Any alteration in this habit can have a deleterious effect on the health in the long run. It can alter the body dynamics and mechanisms, necessary for the proper functioning of the body.

Though cold and nasal congestion are the most common causes of mouth breathing, other conditions that often contribute towards this unhealthy postural habit include:
● Severe respiratory infections.
● Allergies which tend to block the nasal airway (either partial or complete).
● Kids who have a habit of sucking their thumbs or fingers are often found to breathe through their mouth.
● Sinus, enlarged adenoids or tonsils, hay fever, can also result in mouth breathing.

Harmful effects of mouth breathing
In mouth breathing, there is less absorption of oxygen into the bloodstream as compared to the nasal breathing. This oxygen deprivation can give rise to serious consequences and health problems.

  1. Snoring and sleeping disorders (sleep apnea, often resulting from oxygen deprivation) are common among people who breathe through the mouth. Many people wake up with a terrible headache, feeling tired, irritated, and fatigued (in spite of having their full quota of sleep) in the morning. Unable to have a sound sleep often interfere with the overall performance of the affected person. Low levels of oxygen in the bloodstream can also result in hypertension and cardiac problems. Some people also suffer from brain fog (mental fatigue resulting in confusion and at times, hallucinations).
  2. Dry mouth along with cracked lips is one of the harmful consequences of mouth breathing. Under normal situations, the saliva (in the mouth) prevents the bacteria from thriving within the mouth and causing infections. When the mouth becomes dry (less saliva), bacteria can easily thrive inside, resulting in infections (throat and ear), cavities, bad breath, Gingivitis (gum inflammation brought about by a bacterial infection).
  3. A person with mouth breathing may suffer from digestive problems such as acid reflux, gas, and stomach upsets.
  4. Believe it or not, but mouth breathing can give rise to skeletal and facial deformities (especially in children). The face may appear narrow and long, the chin and jaws lower, and the cheekbones often suppressed. There is also an improper alignment of the teeth (teeth appear crooked).
  5. Mouth breathing can also lead to speech impediments, especially in children between the age group of 4-12 years. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a General Physician.
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Mera teeth bahut kharab hai. Mere danth main payoria ho gya. Main metronidazoleDG Gel use karta but mujhe koi faida nahi mila. Kya karoon. Please help.

BDS, D.pharm
Dentist, Chennai
Mera teeth bahut kharab hai. Mere danth main payoria ho gya. Main metronidazoleDG Gel use karta but mujhe koi faida n...
1. Proper Brushing One of the easiest steps to do to help your teeth keep clean. When brushing your teeth, position the bristles at an angle of 45 degrees near the gum line. Both the gum line and the tooth surface should be in contact with the bristles. Brush the outer surfaces of the teeth using a back-and-forth, up-and-down motion, making sure to be done gently in order to avoid bleeding. To clean the inside surfaces of the teeth and gums, place the bristles at a 45-degree angle again and repeat the back-and-forth, up-and-down motion. Lastly, brush the surfaces of your tongue and the roof of your mouth to remove bacteria, which might cause bad breath. Try to brush at least twice a day to prevent acid buildup from the breakdown of food by bacteria. However, if your work or activities prevent you from doing this, thoroughly rinse your mouth with water after eating to minimize the amount of food that would serve as substrate for the bacteria. 2. Flossing! We know, it’s a chore and alot of times forgetful after brushing if rushing out the door or heading to bed. However, flossing can help you remove food particles and other detrimental substances that brushing regularly cannot. Flossing allows you to reach deep between your teeth where the toothbrush bristles cannot reach or even mouthwash cannot wash away. We recommend flossing at least once a day. 3. Avoid Tobacco This will be a big favor to your teeth. One, it will save you from oral cancer and periodontal complications. Two, it will save you from the countless ill effects caused by the agents used to mask the smell of tobacco. For example, if you smoke a cigarette, you may use candies, tea or coffee to mask the smoky breath and odor. This doubles the amount of damage caused. 4. Limit Sodas, Coffee and Alcohol Although these beverages contain a high level of phosphorous, which is a necessary mineral for a healthy mouth, too much phosphorous can deplete the body’s level of calcium. This causes dental hygiene problems such as tooth decay and gum disease. Beverages containing additives such as corn syrup and food dye can make pearly white teeth appear dull and discolored. Therefore, it is best to choose beverages like milk, which helps strengthen teeth and build stronger enamel, giving you a healthy, beautiful smile and water which hydrates your body longer than sugary drinks. 5. Consume Calcium and other Vitamins that are good for the body You need plenty of calcium for your teeth. It is essential for the teeth as well as your bones. It is better to drink milk, fortified orange juice and to eat yogurt, broccoli, cheese, and other dairy products. You can also take a calcium supplement, taking different doses according to your age and necessity as per prescription. Calcium and Vitamin D are necessary for maintaining the health of gums and teeth. Vitamin B complex is also essential for the protection of gums and teeth from cracking and bleeding. Copper, zinc, iodine, iron and potassium are also required for maintaining healthy dental hygiene. 6. Visit Your Dentist You should visit your dentist at least twice a year to have a full hygiene treatment performed. Also at these appointments, a comprehensive exam is taken with x-rays to help detect and prevent future dental treatments from occurring. 7. Use Mouthwash along side brushing and flossing Mouthwash is not particularly necessary and not all mouthwashes are useful. Mouthwashes containing Listerine our chlorine dioxide are very helpful because they help to kill and maintain the bacteria in your mouth. It can help maintain good breath as well as help maintain strong teeth. Mouthwash cannot do all the work but if your are already brushing, flossing, visiting the dentist and eating well, mouthwash is the cherry on top that will make your dental health great. 8. Having a toothache or noticing other dental symptoms If you are having tooth and jaw pain make an appointment as soon as possible. Your dentist needs to diagnose the underlying cause and correct it before it turns into a greater problem. 9. Look at the Big Picture Everyone understands that you should take care of your teeth to avoid toothaches, maintain your looks and keep dental bills at bay. Many people, however, don’t understand how crucial oral health is to our total health picture. Tooth problems can lead to diabetes, heart disease, systemic infections, an inability to eat or speak properly and other maladies – some life-threatening. Crooked or crowded teeth can contribute to gum disease that can eventually lead to tooth loss. Straight teeth are no longer just for looks. 10. Clean your tongue Clean the surface of your tongue daily. By using a professional tongue cleaner you remove countless bacteria that otherwise live, particularly on the rougher top surface of your tongue. These can contribute to bad breath (halitosis) and negatively affect your dental health.
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My baby is two months old. Her tongue and inside gums has become white. She is refusing to take milk. Please advise.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My baby is two months old. Her tongue and inside gums has become white. She is refusing to take milk. Please advise.
White deposit in mouth is usually fungal infection. Apply or just pour 2 to 3 drops of candid mouth paint over the tounge 4 to 5 times in a day. After response, it may be continued 3 times in a day for 1 to 2 monts. Do not scrap or scratch white deposit. If no response in 3 to 4 days, consult pediateician. In case, if she is refusing feed which I suppose she is not able to suckle instead of refusing, give expressed breast milk with spoon for proper nutrition. If baby is not able to swallow, consult immiditely. Exclussive breast milk is strongly advisible up to 6 monts of age.
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I have had a RCT on 1st molar few months ago. Now it pains and have nodule on the gum.

M.Sc - Medical Bio-chemistry, BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
I have had a RCT on 1st molar few months ago. Now it pains and have nodule on the gum.
This may be a case of rct failure due to imoroper sealing of canal or due to unobturated canal. Visit your dentist and get radiograph done. If required go for rerct.
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I have gaps in my front line teeth. I do not wana use braces. Can I use any specific retainer or any removable orthodontic equipment. Please do not sugest invisalign I cannot aford it.

DGOI, Aesthetic , M.Sc - Master of Oral Implantology (MOI), MDS - Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopaedics, BDS
Dentist, Bangalore
I have gaps in my front line teeth. I do not wana use braces. Can I use any specific retainer or any removable orthod...
Hello khaliq Well though braces would be the most ideal option it's understandable that you do not want to go for the option. Other forms of retainer which u ask wud not give the result which the braces wud give. Braces are far superior to any other forms of retainer. And most importantly the retainer give results which possibly might not be retained for a long time. Yes apart from these there are cosmetic fillings which u can think of, depending on the size of the gaps between your teeth. You need to discuss this with your dentist. I hope I clarified your question Good luck and God bless Dr supreeth s m
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I have a severe tooth ache, my mouth is swollen from infection please help me doctor.

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
I have a severe tooth ache, my mouth is swollen from infection  please help me doctor.
You might have a cavity/ swelling in third molar. Kindly get yourself checked by dentist and take medications accordingly.
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My teeth is always yellow & germs and my all body is pain right hand is very pain.

BHMS
Homeopath, Indore
My teeth is always yellow & germs and my all body is pain right hand is very pain.
Brush your teeth twice daily with dentasure toothpaste. Use liquid mouth wash for cleaning n maintaining oral hygiene.
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I got pain in teeth and gums since 2 days. Its has never happen before. Please help me.

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
I got pain in teeth and gums since 2 days. Its has never happen before.
Please help me.
Hello, you can take homoeopathic medicine plantago q (10 drops in little water) thrice a day for 3 days and update.
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Advanced Aesthetics
Dentist, Jammu
Keeping retainers in hot water, pockets, napkins or on hot car dashboards can cause harm to them.

My daughter 2yrs old had black stains in her teeth. It could not removed by brushing. Is any problem?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
My daughter 2yrs old had black stains in her teeth. It could not removed by brushing. Is any problem?
hi, don't worry , give her BC No. 21, 4 tabs twice daily. make her brushing twice , once in morning and once in the night.
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While having hard drinks I am feeling a bad smell coming out from inside of my oesophagus kindly describe

MDS - Orthodontics
Dentist,
This is sign of gastric re flux due to alcoholic consumption. Which increases. And aggravate the condition.
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I'm getting tooth ache from past two days. It so making some like minor pain? Is there any remedies for that?

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
I'm getting tooth ache from past two days. It so making some like minor pain? Is there any remedies for that?
Dhana you are having toothache from last 2 days . warm saline mouth rinse,take tab combiflam for pain ... Maintain proper oral hygiene. Visit dental surgeon for check up and treatment . rinse with listerine mouthwash after meals
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I am having throat infection and mouth is getting dry. Please advise medication to get rid of this and also Advise if this is bcoz of heat.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I am having throat infection and mouth is getting dry. Please advise medication to get rid of this and also Advise if...
1. Do betadine gargle 2-3 times daily 2. Avoid drinking cold water, have luke warm water, tea, coffee, hot soup 3. Take throat lozenges, 4. Give voice rest 5. Avoid smoking 6. If no relief you have to take antibiotic 7. Consult doctor for further advice.
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I got swelling on upper lips but there is no pain while opening mouth and no redness. Last night I had chicken in dinner and next morning I got swelling on upper lips which is increasing with time. Please suggest some medicine.

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
This may be allergic reaction /angioneurotic oedema and will go away soon. Visit dental surgeon. Take tab avil and cap b complex once in a day.
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She is having pain in her teeth. She is just 8 years old. Some spot is on her teeth. So what is the reason. She is using mineral water. But eat chocolate and ice cream. Waiting for your reply. Thank you.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
She is having pain in her teeth. She is just 8 years old. Some spot is on her teeth. So what is the reason. She is us...
It's dental caries which usually occurs due to consumption of sticky items like chocolates and biscuits. Presently she needs filling by a pediatric dentist. Later you can prevent by proper brushing of teeth twice daily and avoiding such foods.
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I have broken molar tooth and there is too much pain and it is inflamed. So my question is which drug can be used to relieve pain and inflammation? Does Droxyl 500 and Dicllogesic are appropriate or some other drug is required?

MDS
Dentist, Kolkata
I have broken molar tooth and there is too much pain and it is inflamed. So my question is which drug can be used to ...
See you can take any painkiller, but it won't totally reduce pain, you need to visit a dentist, get an xray done of the tooth involved and it may have to be removed.
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My teeth became as a hole like black in colour in left side part of teeth what to do ?

BDS
Dentist, Kanchipuram
Hi, It indicates there is a grossly decayed teeth in the left side.So please visit your dentist,he will check with an xray and if possible saves your teeth by doing a root canal treatment followed by a crown.If the damage is more it may require an extraction.
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