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Dr. Afra Khan is a trusted Dentist in Attapur, Hyderabad. You can consult Dr. Afra Khan at Shine N Smile Advanced Dental Speciality in Attapur, Hyderabad. Book an appointment online with Dr. Afra Khan on Lybrate.com.

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Dental Emergency

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Accidents happen, and knowing what to do when one occurs can mean the difference between saving and losing a tooth.
Here are some tips for common dental emergencies:

• For a knocked-out permanent or adult tooth, keep it moist at all times. If you can, try placing the tooth back in the socket without touching the root. If that’s not possible, place it in between your cheek and gums, in milk, or water. Then, get to your dentist’s clinic right away.

• For a cracked tooth, immediately rinse the mouth with warm water to clean the area. Put cold compresses on the face to keep any swelling down
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• If you bite your tongue or lip, clean the area gently with water and apply a cold compress.

• For toothaches, rinse the mouth with warm water to clean it out. Gently use dental floss to remove any food caught between the teeth.

• For objects stuck in the mouth, try to gently remove with floss but do not try to remove it with sharp or pointed instruments.

When you have a dental emergency, it’s important to visit your dentist or an hospital as soon as possible.

Here are some simple precautions you can take to avoid accident and injury to the teeth:
• Wear a mouthguard when participating in sports or recreational activities.

• Avoid chewing ice, popcorn kernels, beetle nut ( supari ) and hard candy, all of which can crack a tooth.

• Use scissors, NEVER your teeth, to cut things.

Most dentists reserve time in their daily schedules for emergency patients. Call your dentist and provide as much detail as possible about your condition.
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How can I change my yellow teeth into white teeth. I have tried several pastes. But it doesn't work.

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
How can I change my yellow teeth into white teeth. I have tried several pastes. But it doesn't work.
causes of yellow or discolored teeth. A few of the most common: Drinks: Coffee and red wine are commonly known culprits and cigarettes smoking is also a cause for yellow teeth.excessive fluoride can be cause yellow teeth. drink milk or plain water after eating or drinking something acidic to help reduce the acid's eroding effect.brush your teeth twice a day.you can apply baking powder with the help of cotton for white teeth.visit to dentist for a proper treatment.
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I tried a lot to get whiter teeth bt I failed every time with many products so can you please help me out?

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
I tried a lot to get whiter teeth bt I failed every time with many products so can you please help me out?
Dear lybrate-user your problem is discoloration or yellow tinge on teeth and you want to make it white and you have tried many ingredients also ---no relief you can use --take a cut lemon piece soak with soda bi carbonate and rub on teeth for two minutes and than wash properly, do this once in a week. Visit a dental surgeon for checkup and see if bleaching can solve your problem use colgate whitening paste and do regular mouthwash to maintain oral health.
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I can see my tongue has a rhomboid like small depapillated red patch in midline of tongue since two days. Since then its started to giving some pain like sensation or burning. What should I do?

BDS, CDE Endo-Prostho, CDE - Cast Partial & Complete Dentures
Dentist, Pune
Hello, you need to consult to an Oral surgeon. Its better to get it checked clinically before coming to any diagnosis.
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I have gaps between two front teeth I want to close that but don't want braces Is there any another option for that?

BDS
Dentist, Pune
I have gaps between two front teeth I want to close that but don't want braces
Is there any another option for that?
Yes their are alternatives available which are Clear path aligners, Invisible braces and Lingual bracesYou can go for this as per your requirement. For any more dental / cosmetic query or treatment visit us
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Hi, I am noufal, 21 years old, is it good to clean teeth twice a year? I heard that it will effect to the enamel. I am using coconut oil to clean my mouth is there any problem with this?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
Hi, I am noufal, 21 years old, is it good to clean teeth twice a year? I heard that it will effect to the enamel. I a...
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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How to close diastama naturally. Do I have to go for filling. If yes how much it will cost.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
How to close diastama naturally. Do I have to go for filling. If yes how much it will cost.
It cannot be filled naturally. You will have to consult the dentist for proper treatment. COst depends on the severity and extent of involvement of the teeth.
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I am suffering from mouth ulcers pain. Which medicine to take relieving from the mouth ulcers.

DGOI, Aesthetic , M.Sc - Master of Oral Implantology (MOI), MDS - Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopaedics, BDS
Dentist, Bangalore
I am suffering from mouth ulcers pain. Which medicine to take relieving from the mouth ulcers.
Hi lybrate-user sorry to know ure suffering from ulcers mouth ulcers can vary is size, shape and number. Mouth ulcers are self limiting, which means they heal naturally by themselves. The medications are only to ease the pain and burning sensation during the course of the healing. Please do not self prescribe any medications as it might at times delay the healing of the ulcer. Please visit the dentist to know exactly the type of the ulcer and its treatment. To ease the pain you cud by a topical anaesthetic gel and apply it before eating anything spicy. Try to reduce the stress, avoid long exposure to sunlight, avoid carbonated drinks and citrus fruits and juices containing citric acid, avoid lemon with food and keep urself hydrated. Please visit the dentist for exact diagnosis and treatment.
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Sir I have neck, back and head pain. What can I do? Sir some time my mouth is smelling even I brushed my teeth what can I do for it. Sir please send your suggestion My heart is biting so fastly even my blood pressure is normal.

BDS, Non-Resident J.R. in Dept. of Orthodontics, Certified oral implantologist, Advanced Aesthetics, Digital Smile Designer
Dentist, Jammu
Sir I have neck, back and head pain. What can I do? Sir some time my mouth is smelling even I brushed my teeth what c...
bad breath is associated with either intraoral or extraoral causes.... Deep carious lesions (dental decay) – which cause localized food impaction and stagnation Recent dental extraction sockets – fill with blood clot, and provide an ideal habitat for bacterial proliferation Interdental food packing – (food getting pushed down between teeth) - this can be caused by missing teeth, tilted, spaced or crowded teeth, or poorly contoured approximal dental fillings. Food debris becomes trapped, undergoes slow bacterial putrefaction and release of malodorous volatiles. Food packing can also cause a localized periodontal reaction, characterized by dental pain that is relieved by cleaning the area of food packing with interdental brush or floss. Acrylic dentures (plastic false teeth) – inadequate denture hygiene practises such as failing to clean and remove the prosthesis each night, may cause a malodour from the plastic itself or from the mouth as microbiota responds to the altered environment. The plastic is actually porous, and the fitting surface is usually irregular, sculpted to fit the edentulous oral anatomy. These factors predispose to bacterial and yeast retention, which is accompanied by a typical smell. Oral infections Oral ulceration Fasting Stress/anxiety Menstrual cycle – at mid cycle and during menstruation, increased breath VSC were reported in women. Smoking – Smoking is linked with periodontal disease, which is the second most common cause of oral malodor. Smoking also has many other negative effects on the mouth, from increased rates of dental decay to premalignant lesions and even oral cancer. Alcohol Volatile foodstuffs – e.g. onion, garlic, durian, cabbage, cauliflower and radish. Volatile foodstuffs may leave malodorous residues in the mouth, which are the subject to bacterial putrefaction and VSC release. However, volatile foodstuffs may also cause halitoisis via the blood borne halitosis mechanism. Medication – often medications can cause xerostomia (dry mouth) which results in increased microbial growth in the mouth.
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Before 5 years Dr. Treated my two nealy damaged tooth with root canal. And by the help of adjacent tooth he fix bridge on three of them. But now that area turns into unstoppable pain n now Dr. Even don't know how to treat it. Every time I went thr n he give me some medication but those are also nt useful now. According to Dr. If he ll try to remove that bridge then may be all three tooth ll came out n then it ll be difficult to control the patient. So wht I am gonna do now?

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Before 5 years Dr. Treated my two nealy damaged tooth with root canal. And by the help of adjacent tooth he fix bridg...
Your Bridge can be easily removed without any major risk to your natural teeth by cutting the bridge in pieces. You will surely end up losing the bridge but the risk to natural teeth will be minimised. Once your bridge is removed the exact cause of pain can be ascertained and treated before placing new crowns.
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How to remove muh (mouth) ke chalee /ghao. Every months its happening how to remove it. please suggest.

DRCH, BHMS
Homeopath, Bareilly
How to remove muh (mouth) ke chalee /ghao. Every months its happening how to remove it. please suggest.
Eat nutritious diet and diet rich in vitamin b. Some times sharp edge of teeth may be the cause of recurrent mouth ulcer. Eat fibrous diet. Take vitamin b complex capsule for one week.
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I am suffering from sensitivity in teeth, used many toothpastes but I had no positive effect. What should I do?

BDS
Dentist, Bhopal
I am suffering from sensitivity in teeth, used many toothpastes but I had no positive effect. What should I do?
These treatment given by doctors will be affective after removal of deposit. For this scaling need to be get done,if deposit is the cause of sensitivity
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My teeth is yellow. I want to clean but not been done. Please tell me what should I do?

BDS
Dentist, Bangalore
My teeth is yellow. I want to clean but not been done. Please tell me what should I do?
Here is home remedy for brighter teeth--- mix several teaspoons of baking soda with enough fresh lemon juice (or water) to make a paste. Wipe your teeth and any extra saliva off of them with a paper towel. Put a good amount of paste onto your toothbrush and apply. Leave the paste on for 1 minute, then rinse, so as to avoid the acid effecting enamel. If you are using just water you can leave it on for up to 3 minutes. For faster result you can go for teeth bleaching from dentist.
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The leftover food particles can wreck havoc in your mouth

BDS, PGDFO
Dentist, Gadchiroli
The leftover food particles can wreck havoc in your mouth
The leftover food particles can wreck havoc in your mouth especially while the orthodontic treatment. Always remember to use a mouthwash after every meal.
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Certified Implantologist, B.D.S
Dentist, Vapi
FIND YOUR RIGHT BRUSH!!!!!
Have you ever wondered what to look when you are shopping for a right brush for yourself. We always read the contents, calorie intake etc etc when you buy something to eat but then why choose anything when it comes to taking care of your oral hygiene.
So, here are some tips you need to observe while buying a toothbrush for yourself
1. It should always be SOFT TOOTHBRUSH- No matter how delicate it might look , remember you are cleaning your teeth not your clothes. So never buy a hard or a medium brush. This is always written on either extreme top or extreme bottom of the toothbrush you are buying. Remember, it should be a soft toothbrush.
2. Any branded company recognised by the American Dental Association will do . I am not promoting a brand but remember to choose a good company because that will usually follow the guidelines followed by ADA to design a toothbrush.
3. Have additional features- Features you need are Gum Stimulators( for massaging the gums), 360 degree cleaning . If you are wearing braces, make sure you have a specially designed orthodontic brush for yourself.

So, i hope next time if i see you in the grocery store you know what to buy..
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Hello sir, Mujhe kuch mitha khane se daanton me tez dard hota h aur thanda paani pine se b dard hota hai, kisi ne Sensodent paste ka kaha h aap bataye. Thanks.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Hello sir, Mujhe kuch mitha khane se daanton me tez dard hota h aur thanda paani pine se b dard hota hai, kisi ne Sen...
I will suggest you to use colgate sensitive toothpaste and avoid any stain causing food items and take tablet Caldikind plus once a day for ten days.
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Mera masura dheere_dheere ghis hai aur daanton ke beech me space aa rha hai. Aur teeth v ghis rha hai. Aisa kyun ho rha hai. Iska upay.

BDS, CDE Endo-Prostho, CDE - Cast Partial & Complete Dentures
Dentist, Pune
Mera masura dheere_dheere ghis hai aur daanton ke beech me space aa rha hai. Aur teeth v ghis rha hai. Aisa kyun ho r...
Hello, it seems you have gum problem. get your deep scaling and polishing done and consult to a good Periodontist.
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Scaling/oral prophylaxis does not make your tooth weak

BDS
Dentist, Jaunpur
Scaling/oral prophylaxis does not make your tooth weak
Scaling/oral prophylaxis does not make your tooth weak.
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I Have got grey and white patches in mouth and tongue. Looks like leukoplakia. Please advice what to do. I do smoke and drink regularly.

Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
Hi. First off all stop the" habbit. And observe for one month if size does not decrease with time then has to be seen clinically. Sometimes it doesn't increase in size and no discomfort but has to be on follow up regularly.
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My teeth is yellow? What should I do. I can brush teeth properly then how it happened?

BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
My teeth is yellow? What should I do. I can brush teeth properly then how it happened?
U need dental scaling done every 6mnths in a year there is a slight debris accumulation which changes yellow
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