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Dr. Francis

BDS

Dentist, Ernakulam

17 Years Experience
Dr. Francis BDS Dentist, Ernakulam
17 Years Experience
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Dr. Francis is a trusted Dentist in Perumbavoor, Ernakulam. He has been a practicing Dentist for 17 years. He has done BDS . He is currently associated with Prince Dental Care in Perumbavoor, Ernakulam. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Francis on Lybrate.com.

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Any home remedies to make yellow teeth as white teeth? And does baking soda helps for this or it causes side effect?

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
Any home remedies to make yellow teeth as white teeth? And does baking soda helps for this or it causes side effect?
1. Baking Soda Baking soda is one of the best ingredients that you can use to get rid of yellow teeth. It will help remove plaque and make your pearly whites shine. Mix a quarter teaspoon of baking soda with a little toothpaste. Brush your teeth with this gritty mixture and rinse with warm water. Use it once or twice a week. Alternatively, you can combine baking soda with lemon juice, white vinegar, or hydrogen peroxide. You can make a whitening mouthwash by mixing one tablespoon of baking soda and one and a half teaspoons of hydrogen peroxide with one cup of cold water. Rinse with the mouthwash two or three times a day. You can also scrub your teeth gently for at least two minutes with diluted baking soda. Do this twice in the first week, and then every 15 days. It is essential to note that excess use of baking soda can strip your teeth of its natural enamel. 2. Orange Peel Cleaning your teeth with fresh orange peel on a regular basis will reduce the yellow tinge accumulated on your teeth. Rub orange peel over your teeth every night before going to sleep. The vitamin C and calcium in the orange peel will combat the microorganisms throughout the night. Do this for a few weeks and you will notice effective results. If fresh orange peel is not available, you can use dried orange peel powder. 3. Strawberries Strawberries contain a good amount of vitamin C, which helps make your teeth whiter.Grind a few strawberries into a paste. Rub the paste on your teeth gently. If done twice daily for a few weeks, the yellow tinge on your teeth will vanish. Another option is to mix the pulp of one strawberry with one-half teaspoon of baking soda and spread the mixture onto your teeth and let it sit for a few minutes. Rinse out your mouth and brush your teeth with toothpaste to get rid of any residue. 4. Hydrogen Peroxide The mild bleaching effect of hydrogen peroxide can help make yellow teeth white again. Rinse and gargle with a mouthwash that has hydrogen peroxide. Make sure not to swallow the hydrogen peroxide. You can also make a paste of baking soda with hydrogen peroxide and gently brush your teeth with it. Later, brush your teeth with your regular toothpaste. Use hydrogen peroxide with extra caution as it can cause irritation of the gums and make your teeth sensitive. 5. Lemon The bleaching property present in lemons can also help get rid of yellow discoloration. In fact, gargling with lemon juice and scrubbing your teeth with lemon peel is one of the best ways to make your teeth white again. Mix together a few drops of lemon juice and some salt. Apply the mixture on the stained teeth and rub the paste vigorously over your teeth and gums. Leave it on for a few minutes and then rinse your mouth thoroughly with water. Do this twice daily for about two weeks to get rid of tartar and the yellow tinge. 6. Salt Salt is one of the fundamental dental cleansing agents that has been used for ages. It helps replenish lost mineral content in the teeth and helps revive their white color. You can use common salt regularly each morning as a tooth powder instead of toothpaste. Another option is to mix common salt with charcoal and brush your teeth with it regularly. You can also mix common salt with baking soda and gently rub it on your teeth. Be extra careful using salt as it can cause damage to your gums and tooth enamel if used roughly. Holy BasilThe leaves of holy basil have whitening properties and can also protect your teeth from problems such as pyorrhea, an advanced form of periodontal disease. Put a few leaves of holy basil in the sun for a few hours. When the leaves are dry, grind them into powder form. Mix the powder with your regular toothpaste and brush your teeth. Another option is to make a paste of holy basil leaves and mustard oil and then use it to clean your teeth. 8. ApplesEating a crunchy apple can scrub your teeth like a toothbrush and make them whiter.Try to eat one or two apples daily to get rid of yellow stain accumulated on your teeth. Chew it thoroughly so that the acidic nature of the apple and its fiber-rich rough flesh get ample time to work on your teeth. You can also eat other crunchy food items such as raw carrots, cucumbers and broccoli. CharcoalCharcoal is one of the best known home remedies for yellow teeth. Charcoal has a powerful crystal-based chemical that whitens teeth. Mix some charcoal powder with your regular toothpaste and gently brush your teeth. Do this twice daily to make your teeth sparkling white. If you don’t have charcoal, you can use the ashes of burnt bread and burnt rosemary to make your teeth whiter.10. MargosaYou can also use neem or margosa to enjoy white, healthy teeth. Due to the astringent and antiseptic properties, regular use of margosa oil also helps get rid of bad breath and prevents dental cavities. You can use margosa twigs as a toothbrush to brush your teeth. Chewing margosa branches also helps tackle teeth problems and remove yellow discoloring. You can also mix margosa oil with your regular toothpaste and then brush your teeth. Along with these remedies, you need to practice regular oral hygiene to enjoy positive results. If you do not get good results, you can consult a dentist.
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Cosmetic Alignment of Teeth- Fast, easy and painless

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
Cosmetic Alignment of Teeth- Fast, easy and painless

Cosmetic dentistry can help you have a straight aligned teeth in only 2-3 dental visits. The entire process is nearly painless and can be done in single visit for some minor corrections.

Cosmetic correction can be done for-

1) misaligned teeth

2) deformed or discolored teeth

3) decayed or broken teeth.

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How works dental implementation for lifelong?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist,
How works dental implementation for lifelong?
We need more investigations to decide upon treatment. You may need replacement with removable or fixed (bridges & implants) type of teeth. Implants are not recommended in uncontrolled diabetes. Cost varies with dentist. 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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I am only 20 years old and my teeth's are going to decline. What can I do?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, BDS
Dentist,
There is a condition called juvenile periodontosis where you can loose all your teeth quite early get a opg x ray done n send on line.
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I have bleeding gums problem for last 3 years. 1st I ignored but I realized that it is a serious problem. Can you give me a solution Please?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I have bleeding gums problem for last 3 years. 1st I ignored but I realized that it is a serious problem. Can you giv...
We need more investigations with clinical examination to decide upon treatment. You may need deep cleaning along with surgical, gum strengthening procedure. Rinse your mouth thoroughly with a mouth wash after every meals. Use pepsodent tooth paste & gum paint for 2 to 3 weeks. Advance procedures can be done with laser. 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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I have a problem with my teeth. My teeth gums are bleeding. So I can't take hard foods like apple guavava etc.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I have a problem with my teeth.
My teeth gums are bleeding.
So I can't take hard foods like apple guavava etc.
We need more investigations with clinical examination to decide upon treatment. You may need deep cleaning along with surgical, gum strengthening procedure. Rinse your mouth thoroughly with a mouth wash after every meals. Use pepsodent tooth paste & gum paint for 2 to 3 weeks. Advance procedures can be done with laser. 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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My wisdom teeth is paining for the last 4 days. Should I remove it or take pain killer?

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
kindly take medications for the same..and if pain doesnt come down in three days then you can get it removed..
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I bit my lip very badly while eating chicken. I am not even able to eat anything. Suggest me any solution.

Master in Dental Surgery, BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
Apply topical la over the region and wait for 5-7 days it to heal do not have hot and spice food till then. Keep that area clean to prevent any infection.
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Having nerves pull in right side of my face and unable to open my mouth widely and chew anything harder and having headache and ear pain.

MDS
Dentist, Delhi
Hi, Full mouth x-ray(OPG) will b helpful to diagnose the problem. Right now you can start with pain killer and muscle relaxant.
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BDS (GOLD MEDALIST)
Dentist, Jamshedpur
Fact about teeth.
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I have teeth with black colour. Im irritating with this. How can I make my teeth neet and pure white?

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
I have teeth with black colour. Im irritating with this. How can I make my teeth neet and pure white?
You can use baking powder or soda with the help of cotton and apply on black teeth. It will help you for white teeth. Consult too dentist.
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BDS
Dentist, Pune
Proper flossing equals to healthy gums and teeth as they remove the tiny food particles and plaque from the spaces between the teeth and the gumline.
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Hi. My teeth comes little outside shall I wear braces to keep it equal. I want my smile looks good. Pl suggest about braces.

BDS
Dentist, Jabalpur
Hi. My teeth comes little outside shall I wear braces to keep it equal. I want my smile looks good. Pl suggest about ...
hello saurabh, If you feel your teeth are coming out , you can go for orthodontic treatment, to improve your smile. But exact decision can be made only after visiualizing your lateral cephalogram and an OPG
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What is difference between composite and GIC cements in dentistry Which cement suits better for restoration of back tooth region.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
What is difference between composite and GIC cements in dentistry
Which cement suits better for restoration of back t...
Sir, Both composite and GIC are good material for filling your back teeth and are commonly used. The choice depends on what type of cavity you have in your tooth. If it is a small cavity then GIC can be used. If the cavity is a bit more deeper than you may need to use a stronger material like resin- modified GIC or a composite. Composite is usually used for front teeth where the color is important , as it is available in different shades.
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BDS, Certification In Oral Implantology
Dentist, Ghaziabad
Don't rush, when you brush: For maximum results, brush your teeth for atleast 2 to 3 minutes.
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I have bad breadth problem. I have observed that soon after having milk the problem of bad breadth starts.

Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
You should get cleaning done bcz all ready present deposits over teeth n below gums creating bad smell for you.
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Hi, I am Suffering from pain in my teeth. Due to germs. Please help me out. Its paining badly.

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Certified Implantologist
Dentist, Agartala
Hi , as you mentioned you have tooth ache due to germs, it must be so that you ve developed cavities or gum problems which is causing the pain in the respective tooth. I would suggest you not to take self medications rather visit a nearby dentist and get the tooth checked.
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Sir I am suffering from the pieria since 2 years and smelling is produce from my mouth what should I do.

BDS
Dentist, Kharagpur
Sir I am suffering from the pieria since 2 years and smelling is produce from my mouth what should I do.
Lybrate-user go for oral prophylaxis every 6th month interval. Its very necessary. Warm saline mouthbath 5-6 times/day. Chlorhexidine mouthwash 2-3 times/day. Brush properly twice daily.
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Hi doctors I am 52 and have problem gum bleeding and bad smell can you help please thank you.

BDS, Non-Resident J.R. in Dept. of Orthodontics, Certified oral implantologist, Advanced Aesthetics, Digital Smile Designer
Dentist, Jammu
Go for cleaning of your teeth by a dentist followed by a prescribed medication course from your doctor for pyorrhea.
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I have big teeth in my front area mouth its look odd so I want to know is any treatment is there or operation is needed.

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
I have big teeth in my front area mouth its look odd so I want to know is any treatment is there or operation is needed.
Hi lybrate-user. You need to see a cosmetic dentist who will reshape your teeth. No surgery is required it may take maximum 2 sittings which do in the span of a week and your smile is restored.
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