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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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BDS - VMSDC - 2000
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Gum Problems: How Omega-3 Can Overcome It?

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Gum Problems: How Omega-3 Can Overcome It?

Omega-3 fatty acids are 'good' fats that reduce cholesterol levels and 'bad' saturated fats from your body. They belong to a family of unsaturated fatty acids and are necessary for the normal functioning of the body. The body cannot synthesize omega-3 fatty acids; hence, you can get it from sources such as salmon which provides omega-3 fatty acids known as ALA (alpha-linolenic acid) and vegetable oils such as soybean oil, rapeseed oil and flaxseed oil that are rich in omega-3 fatty acids EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid).

How can they help in gum problems?

A study, published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association, was based on a survey called the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, researched and studied the effects of consumption of DHA on dental health. After studying data from over 9000 participants, researchers found that the people, who consumed the highest amount DHA amongst all, were 20% less prone to developing periodontitis.

Periodontitis is an inflammatory gum disease caused by bacteria that accumulate around the gums. It causes the gums to recede, leading to the development of gaps between the gums and teeth and loss of bones that provide support to the teeth. Periodontitis may even cause tooth loss.

The research showed that even consuming a small amount of omega-3 fatty acids offered protection against gum diseases. Omega-3 fatty acids have anti-inflammatory properties, which help relieve inflammation of gums that occurs in periodontitis. Researchers from Kentucky University found that omega-3 fatty acids have anti-bacterial properties, which prevent and cure gum diseases. Gum diseases have been related to other conditions such as heart disease, pneumonia and diabetes, hence keeping gum diseases at bay keeps other fatal diseases away as well. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Dentist.

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I have gap of near about 0.4 mm between my two upper front teeth, can it be treated? If yes, then how much it will cost?

BDS, MDS, FORENSIC ODONTOLOGY
Dentist, Amreli
I have gap of near about 0.4 mm between my two upper front teeth, can it be treated? If yes, then how much it will cost?
Yes. Cost depend on which treatment you choose like direct composite veneers or indirect porcelain veneers or full crowns etc. Etc.
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BDS
Dentist, Chennai
Food which is sweet in nature should be consumed as little as possible as the dental plaque present in the teeth reacts and converts them into acids.

Sir, mai 33 years ka hoo, maine 29/04/2016 to last teeth 8 No right side uper wala nikalvaya tha waha nikalte samay root ka kuch part under rah gya tha, 04/05/2016 ko detal Dr. Ne X ray kiya us mai bi vo tooti root dikhai de rahi hai, vo tooth 40% damage ho gya tha, us ki side mai jaw k under ek tissue ban gya tha, abi jo teeth nakala tha us ka dressing bi hata diya hai, us mai infection hai

Dentist, Patiala
Sir, mai 33 years ka hoo, maine 29/04/2016 to last teeth 8 No right side uper wala nikalvaya tha waha nikalte samay r...
Dear lybrate-user, the remaining root of the extracted tooth must be taken out. Ask your doctor to extract the same and your wound might need dressings of some antiseptics like iodoform, which will augment the healing process after the tooth is taken out.
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I use manual brush once a day and use paste on finger once. I think I am not doing anything wrong.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I use manual brush once a day and use paste on finger once. I think I am not doing anything wrong.
Tooth brush to be changed every 2 months. Changing the toothbrush alone donot keeps your teeth clean. Manual brushing is not enough to remove the plaque and calculus from the teeth. All toothpaste have nearly similar ingredients like Abrasives, Fluorides, Surfactants, Antibacterial agents, Flavourants, Remineralizers, Fluoride, Diethylene glycol, Triclosan etc. Only the wrong brushing technique that we follow harms our teeth and gums. So consult your dentist, learn proper brushing technique, Brush your teeth twice a day, up & down short vertical strokes, with ultra-soft bristles, indicator brush to protect your teeth and gums from plaque and calculus. Floss your teeth inter dentally once a day. Consume a healthy diet rich in vegetables and lean protein. Reduce your intake of sugary foods and beverages. Gargle your mouth thoroughly after every meal. Drink plenty of fluoridated tap water. Drink not consume alcohol drinks. Don’t smoke.
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I use to have pan regularly until two days before and stopped as my gums started aching, please suggest a remedy to cure them.

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
I use to have pan regularly until two days before and stopped as my gums started aching, please suggest a remedy to c...
you would have to get teeth cleaning and polishing done.. as pan gets into the gums and cause pain.. in gums...
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I have a bad taste in my mouth, I have been told I have the gum disease in my upper and lower gums. I do now have dentures on top.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I have a bad taste in my mouth, I have been told I have the gum disease in my upper and lower gums. I do now have den...
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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BDS, PGDFO
Dentist, Gadchiroli
For healthier teeth, flossing daily in a sawing motion is highly recommended. Take the floss to the point where the teeth meet the gums.

I am a 25 years old. I am having pain of teeth which was done root canal treatment and I am unable to chew food with that particular teeth. Do help in this regard.

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
I am a 25 years old. I am having pain of teeth which was done root canal treatment and I am unable to chew food with ...
Please visit your doctor who did root canal on your teeth, as he knows the best or consult another dental surgeon and he will take an x-ray and do further treatment, it needs to be treated and refilled.
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BDS
Dentist, Ghaziabad
Dont ignore night grinding.it eventually damge ur teeth.visit ur dentist for night guards

Gingivitis

BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
Gingivitis

Gingivitis is a mild form of gum disease which occurs because of the inflammation of the gums. It can easily be reversed with daily brushing and flossing and getting dental cleaning done regularly.

BDS, PGDFO
Dentist, Gadchiroli
Wearing a mouthguard to protect your mouth from any injury from any sports related activity during the orthodontic treatment is highly recommended. 
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My friend is having sensitivity in her tooth from hot and cold from one week, pain is also there. Pain gets increase during night. What is the problem?

Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Ambala
My friend is having sensitivity in her tooth from hot and cold from one week, pain is also there. Pain gets increase ...
Pain during night is because of lying down in bed. This is a classic sign where you need to get the involved tooth treated because the nerve inside the tooth is hurting you. Most probably you will have to go for rct followed by crown prosthesis to save the tooth. Act before the pain aggravates. In between take any pain killer you take at home twice daily for interim relief. I hope this helps.
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I can't eat spicy food because it burns my tongue and my face become red, I don't know what should I do, please give me a best treatment.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
To avoid infection and reduce pain in a first-degree burn on the tongue: rinse the area well with cool water for a few minutes. Remove any dirt or particles that may be on the burn. Wet a clean cloth with cool water and hold it on top of the burn. Suck on ice chips or a popsicle to soothe the pain. Gargle with cool water or salt water. Avoid warm or hot liquids, which could irritate the burn. Take acetaminophen or ibuprofen for pain and inflammation. Sprinkle a few grains of sugar on the tongue to relieve pain.
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Regular Follow up Check ups

MDS Endodontist
Dentist, Rohtak
Regular Follow up Check ups
Even after you got all your dental treatment completed, you need to visit your dentist regularly every 6 month to ensure your oral health remains as desired.
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Everyday morning when brushing up my teeth blood is coming from gums. Why? For what? How to treat? Is that a savior problem?

MDS
Dentist, Kolkata
Everyday morning when brushing up my teeth blood is coming from gums.
Why? For what? How to treat? Is that a savior p...
Blood is coming from gums due to food accumulation, so start brushing after each meal and get scaling done from a dentist, this will solve the problem of bleeding from gums.
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Dear sir I have pain in my teeth. I can't eat hot & cold I teams. Plc suggest what should I do for fast relief.

Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
Dear sir I have pain in my teeth. I can't eat hot & cold I teams. Plc suggest what should I do for fast relief.
if u complain about sensitivity then go for anti sensitivity toothpaste if it is due to decay in ur teeth then go for treatment that is root canal treatment
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Yesterday I had beer and in the morning, muh me chaale ho gye left and right side me l. Kya krna chaiye? Ek bar phle bi hue tb 5 din me thik hue h.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Dear lybrate user, stomatitis is the out come of irregular bowel movement. Take, plenty of water to eliminate toxins & to activate metabolic action. Avoid, junk food, smoking, alcohol. Take, homoeo medicine. @ merc sole 1000-6 pills, wkly. @ calendula q-10 drops, with 1/4 cup if normal water, rinse your mouth twice. Take, care.
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BDS (GOLD MEDALIST)
Dentist, Jamshedpur
The tiny tots must use a toothbrush with a small rounded brush head and soft bristles. It helps in cleaning their milk teeth thoroughly.
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