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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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BDS - VMSDC - 2000
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I have problems on teeth. They are all of different shape & a bad smell is comes from my mouth. What should I do.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I have problems on teeth. They are all of different shape & a bad smell is comes from my mouth. What should I do.
Homoeopathic medicine NUX VOMICA 30 ( Dr Reckeweg) Drink 2 drops direct on tongue twice daily RINSEOUT ( SBL) Gargles 20 drops in 20 ml luke warm water.Gargles 3 times daily while holding water for 20 seconds in mouth immediately after meals. HEKLA LAVA TOOTH POWDER ( WHEEZAL) Scrub teeth daily night Visit a Dentist for physical examination.
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I am 50 years old female having bone loss in my gum (measuring 4 to 5 according to periodontist) what is the best treatment for this problem. Do I need flap surgery for this? is there any alternate treatment for this.

BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
Madam your diabetic so need to be carefully checked before doing the flap treatment another aspect is flao syrgery is done in cases of angular bone loss. If you can post your full mouth xray than I can tell whether flap needed are not.
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I am a 34 yrs female. I have a very bad odour coming from my mouth. When I floss then also its there. No likes to talk to me closely. Including my husband. It is ruining my life. Can this odour be because of any internal stomach or body dysfunction problem. Please help me.

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Bad breath can be due to various reasons. If you have bleeding gums or tartar accumulation on your teeth, a dental cleaning will help you overcome the problem. If you have any other issue like constipation or acidity or sinusitis etc, you need to get the root cause of the problem treated. In the meanwhile you can use any over the counter mouthwash and maintain a good oral hygiene which will reduce the bad smell to some extent.
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Daily Habits That Have Been Damaging Your Teeth!

BDS, FICOI, MDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Daily Habits That Have Been Damaging Your Teeth!

Using tooth picks

The worst habit you could possibly have when you have food lodgement in the mouth is using a tooth pick to get rid of it. We often try and use this as an acceptable habit even socially but few things are grosser than watching people pick out food bits after meals. If you have a cavity get it fixed. We have numerous cases where the toothpicks have either injured the gums and caused a larger infection or even worse broken in the cavity and triggered of even more pain. So stay safe from dental emergencies do not use tooth picks! while it's important to prevent food lodgement in the mouth and keep your mouth clean use things like brushes interdental brushes and floss sticks or dentists to help you do the same without harming you!

Using a hard or medium brush.

The oldest myth we have seen is brushing your teeth with a hard or medium brush. Please terminate this habit right away ensure you switch to a soft brush at the earliest.

We do not need more teeth ruined or worn off due to overzealous brushing. We see cases with the entire left side worn down and sensitive and I can tell the person is a right handed vigorous brusher. The softer the brush the better it bends and cleans between teeth as well. The gums also recede due to repeated trauma from the hard bristles so save your mouth from these constant attacks in the name of cleaning.

Scrubbing your teeth

The same principle applies when you switch from a hard to soft or extra soft brush don't apply so much pressure that the teeth and gums are still braving the injury.

You need to brush gently as though cleaning glass the force being minimum the reach and coverage being maximum!

So scrubbing is a habit we need to stop.

Not brushing at night

One of the best things we can do to avoid the dentist or any dental troubles is brushing at night. When it comes to cleaning your teeth frequency matters more than force. Ensuring you clean every 12 hours makes bacterial attacks that cause decay inactive so whenever we skip brushing at night we may not realise but it's definitely costing us.

Popping painkillers

The first sign of dental pain and we instinctively choose to ignore it hoping it will go away and if it doesn't we want to go ahead and pop a painkiller till it does. Masking the problem will actually make it bigger -while we all know this we prefer to accept the instant relief the medication provides over the tedious dental visit that may end with bad news. But imagine if we had gone at the very first sign of trouble most likely we would get away with a dental cleaning -the later we go the more often we need to go for extensive treatments.

Let's try and muster the courage to nip these problems in the bud -a habit to develop show up at the very first sign of trouble.

Do it yourself dentistry (diy) at home

We have all been our own dentists at some point!

From self medication to oral applications and home remedies when all else fails we make an appointment.

A few things are harmful and should be used with care when attempting our own dental care.

We recommend mild things like oral rinses or applications which relieve pain but do not use aspirin or any other pain killer to crush and put in the site, that can cause burns.

Also clove oil is a safe remedy but not cloves which can be sharp and hurt your cheek.

Do not try to remove shaking teeth or attempt any procedures the bleeding can be profuse and the damage severe.

In case of trauma ice to freeze the blows and water to clean the wound will work best.

In the age of technology and information let's not fall prey to easily avoidable dental habits that harm you more than they help you.

Write to us or call us at 9209200024 if you have any queries.

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9. What are the most important signs to look out for in terms of eye damage or dental problems? Is there anything I can do to keep my eyes and teeth as healthy as possible?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
9. What are the most important signs to look out for in terms of eye damage or dental problems? Is there anything I c...
Hello , you can use CMD2 eye drop , 2 drops twice daily. Use Homeodent toothpaste twice daily, morning and night before sleep. Take care.
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What is the reason and remedy for mouth ulcer? I am getting mouth ulcer at least once a month. And its paining while eating and feeling uncomfortable.

BDS
Dentist, Thane
What is the reason and remedy for mouth ulcer? I am getting mouth ulcer at least once a month. And its paining while ...
There are many causes of mouth ulcers which may be - -stress in the body -excess heat - a sharp tooth edge causing injury leading to ulcer -nutritional problems, such as vitamin b 12 deficiency - iron & or folic acid deficiency treatment remedies for mouth ulcers -drink 2-3 liters water per day - avoid hot & spicy foods - take good nutritional foods -reduce stress by stress relieving activities of your choice -you can take b -complex capsules (e. G. Becosules capsule) once in a day for 1 week for faster recovery.
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I want to make my teeth whitening. Whether sensodine white tooth paste will do the job. Can you suggest what needs to me done.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I want to make my teeth whitening. Whether sensodine white tooth paste will do the job. Can you suggest what needs to...
The simplest method of removing minor surface stains is polishing, or micro-abrasion if staining is more intrinsic. Provided that your discolouration is not due to inadequate enamel exposing the dentin, tooth whitening (bleaching) is often the most effective treatment for yellow stained teeth. Advance procedures can be done with laser. Use snowdent tooth paste for whitening until then. Apply snowdent paste on the teeth. Wait for 10 to 15 min. Then brush your teeth with the same paste. Applying it overnight for better results.
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I have pain in my teeth. Which is paining from past one month. Previously it is filled with cement.

BDS
Dentist, Morbi
I have pain in my teeth. Which is paining from past one month. Previously it is filled with cement.
It may be possible that your previous filling is dislodged and there is decay in that tooth. Go to your dentist he will take a xray and may suggest a root canal treatment of that particular tooth.
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I am 30 years old. I have pain in my back teeth. I had done rct on this teeth 2 months before. But pain back after 2 months. What can I do.

I am 30 years old. I have pain in my back teeth. I had done rct on this teeth 2 months before. But pain back after 2 ...
Sir you can have pain in any other teeth or some gum infection but pain after rct should not be there if so go for an x-ray of the tooth problem can be diagnosed.
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My teeth are too pale. I don't smoke, don't take beverage. Clean teeth twice a day. My age is only 20 What is the reason behind this.

BDS, Master of Hospital Administration
Dentist, Patna
My teeth are too pale. I don't smoke, don't take beverage. Clean teeth twice a day.
My age is only 20
What is the rea...
stop brushing your teeth and I think you lost your enamel by rubbing them with your muscle powered tooth brush. now go for veneers. ask the gentle technique to brush or buy an electric tooth brush.
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Certification in Full Mouth Rehabilitation, Post-Graduate Certificate in Oral Implantology (PGCOI), M.Sc - Master of Oral Implantology (MOI), Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Rajkot
Avoid using your teeth other than chewing food.If you use them to crack nuts,remove bottle tops ,or opening packaging,you are risking your teeth for chiping or breaking...........Dr.rashmi jasani & Dr anand jasani.............city dental...........rajkot........gujarat.0281 2480155,09428225282
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Sir. I brush my teeth properly once in a day. When I close my mouth for 30 mins or 1 hr constantly I get a bad breath. What may be the reason n tell me the solution.

BDS, MDS, Post Graduate Diploma In Hospital Administration (PGDHA)
Dentist, Mumbai
Sir. I brush my teeth properly once in a day. When I close my mouth for 30 mins or 1 hr constantly I get a bad breath...
*Start by brushing teeth twice a day. *Use of medicated mouthwash. *Drink plenty of water *Visit a dentist as food accumulation in the mouth can be a cause for such kind of condition. Cleaning of teeth will be of help.
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I have burned scars on my face? How to remove that. And I am suffering from fluoride on my teeth. How can I relieve from these.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I have burned scars on my face? How to remove that. And I am suffering from fluoride on my teeth. How can I relieve f...
Visit a dentist. The method of acidic micro abrasion, followed by remineralisation procedures, assures a considerable recovery of the dental surfaces affected by fluorosis. Best way is capping or veneers for upper front 6 teeth & lower front 6 teeth. Until then use tooth mousse tooth paste. Apply this paste on the teeth. Wait for 10 to 15 min. Then brush your teeth with the same paste. Applying it overnight for better results.
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MDS, BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
Brushing harder isn’t better. Vigorous brushing does more harm than good and can lead to eroded enamel, which never grows back and can cause sensitivity and other oral issues.
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I have had ulcers in my mouth for as long as I can remember. Is there a cure for this? What's the cause?

BDS
Dentist, Vadodara
I have had ulcers in my mouth for as long as I can remember. Is there a cure for this? What's the cause?
The most common cause for ulcers in mouth is constipation, stress or vitamin deficiency. So start taking vitamin supplements. Reduce your stress level. Switch to healthy n regular diet. Increase intake of raw fruit and vegetables. For local application, use either dologel or mucopain ointment 3-4 times a day.
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My teeth are getting yellow day by day. As I am using pepsodent. Wht would I have to do?

Advanced Aesthetics, BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
My teeth are getting yellow day by day. As I am using pepsodent. Wht would I have to do?
Hi, You need to get a professional cleaning done. If that does not help then you may go for teeth whitening.
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Toothpicks

Certified Implantologist, Advanced Aesthetics
Dentist, Pune
Toothpicks

Toothpicks can be an alternative to use for flossing if dental floss is not available. Remember not to be too harsh while using it.

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BDS, Certified Implantologist
Dentist, Delhi
1. Brush at an angle to the gums- brush in circular or elliptical fashion. When brushing. , point the bristles of the brush towards the gum line at 45° angle. Pay special attention to the area where the teeth meet your gums..
2. Brush the outer surface of each tooth, upper and lower, keeping the bristles angled against the gum line.
3. Use the same method on the inside surfaces of all your teeth.
4. In case you cannot follow the above do visit us for demonstration of correct brushing ..
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Hello doctor, I am 25 years old man I have teeth cavity problem what should I do please tell me.

BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
Hello doctor, I am 25 years old man I have teeth cavity problem what should I do please tell me.
Teeyh cavity is either filled with dental cement or rct is done if the cavity is involved with pulp.
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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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