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Dr. B K Reddy

Dentist, Hyderabad

Dr. B K Reddy Dentist, Hyderabad
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I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning....more
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Dr. B K Reddy is a popular Dentist in KPHB, Hyderabad. You can visit him at White Dental Clinic in KPHB, Hyderabad. Book an appointment online with Dr. B K Reddy on Lybrate.com.

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Dental Erosion - Ways To Repair It

Certified Implantologist
Dentist, Kolkata
Dental Erosion - Ways To Repair It

There are a lot of ways that tooth enamel (hardest substance in the body) can wear off – decay and erosion being the most common. While decay is an infectious process with bacteria playing a significant role, erosion is nowhere associated with bacteria. The tooth gets ‘eroded’ in small amounts with the various food substances that you eat. These include the sodas that wash down the burgers and pizzas, the various sports drinks that are used to boost performance, the lime and oranges that are constantly sucked, and other acidic and sugary foods.

It does not mean you should not have an occasional soda or a sports drink or a citrus fruit. It is the constant and overuse of these that is damaging. The oral pH goes to a very acidic level (below 5.5) with these which then leads to demineralization of the enamel. The environment that is usually produced by the bacteria is caused by the acidic and sugary foods.

In some cases, acids could come from an internal source too. People with gastroesophageal reflux disease may have the acid coming from the esophagus, which also can lead to erosion.

However, there is nothing to be disheartened about as the lost enamel can be replaced to restore both tooth function and appearance. The most commonly affected teeth are the inner surfaces of the upper incisors and the biting surfaces of the lower molars. The result is tooth sensitivity, darker teeth, and increased chances of tooth decay and fracture.

Repair Mechanisms: Treating erosion has two components to it – to repair the lost tooth structure and to prevent further damage. The second is equally or rather more important than the first one.

Treatment-

  1. Restorations: In mild cases of erosion, the lost tooth structure can be rebuilt with composite resins or glass ionomer cement which usually restores lost tooth structure to its earlier version. Usually done in one sitting, it should not take more than an hour. The results would last longer if further erosion is prevented.

  2. Crowns: In cases where a lot of tooth structure has been lost and the remaining enamel weakened, a new crown will need to be done. This offers protection against further decay and also restores esthetics and function quite effectively.

Prevention-

  1. Avoid overuse of acidic, sugary drinks like sports drinks and aerated beverages.

  2. Avoid sucking on oranges as they prolong the effect of the citric acid on the tooth.

  3. Include toothpaste and rinse with fluoride.

  4. Improve dairy intake, thereby providing sufficient calcium.

  5. Follow oral hygiene habits including brushing, flossing, and regular dental visits.

Lost tooth structure unfortunately cannot be regained; however, further loss can be prevented.

If you wish to discuss about any specific dental problem, you can consult a specilized dentist and ask a free question.

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I am 30 years old male and I am suffering from mouth ulcers for last 3 weeks what should I do?

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
I am 30 years old male and I am suffering from mouth ulcers for last 3 weeks what should I do?
Visit to a dentist they will examine you and try to find the exact reason of your problem. Use ointnent and multivitamin tab.
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My sister's teeth are little bit outside from her mouth. Her age is 26. She had undergone for braces for more than 2 years but I feel there is no improvement in her. I want to know whether it is treatable or not. If yes then what are the risk factor and cost of treatment.

MDS Prosthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Chandigarh
Ya it can be treated but firt i ll have to examin the case clinically.Then only i can tell you the treatment plan And cost.
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I have pain in my teeth from last 2 days after eating ice cream so please tell me what should I do now?

Dentist, Kolkata
I have pain in my teeth from last 2 days after eating ice cream so please tell me what should I do now?
Plz use a good sensivity toothpaste n soft bristle toothbrush. Also get the teeth checked for any cavities., by the dentist
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My teeth are yellow. In the corner of the teeth thre is white and bad smelling things which is not removed very well?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
My teeth are yellow. In the corner of the teeth thre is white and bad smelling things which is not removed very well?
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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Sir my teeth is not properly white I mean something yellow colour so please suggest me.

Advanced Aesthetics, BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Sir my teeth is not properly white I mean something yellow colour so please suggest me.
Hi, You need to get a professional cleaning done. If that does not help then you may go for teeth whitening. Regards
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I am 21 year old female. I am having frequent mouth ulcers in lower lip area from past 2 or 3 months. I consultedconsulted Dr. who gave me medicines and said it is a viral infection. I have completed the course of medicine twice still there is no relief. I am not able to eat properly. Kindly advise.

MBBS, MD, CCEBDM(diabetology), CCMTD(thyroid dissorders)
General Physician,
Mouth ulcers can have numerous causes. I will be explaining few of them with remedy glossitis due to vitamin defficiency (comonest)- vitamin b3, b6, or multivitamin supliment other causes are abthus ulcer, sub mucus fibrosis, gingivitis, traumatic ulcer due to teeth anomaly etc which need specific medications accordingly. Thank you.
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Hi. I have a gum disease where my gums starts bleeding. I believe it's coz of tartar accumulation. However I do brush twice a day and get the tartar removed from dentist nearby since my gums distorts during the time. However after a month of removal, the process starts again. What should I do to completely get rid of this gum disease? please I have been following this practice for last 5-7 years.

MDS, BDS
Dentist, Chennai
Hi. I have a gum disease where my gums starts bleeding. I believe it's coz of tartar accumulation. However I do brush...
Hello. Greetings The symptoms (gum bleeding and recurrence of same after cleaning) is related to gum disease. Its called as periodontitis. Periodontitis has a solution now. It can be treated without any surgery with the help of laser. Treatment is called as lanap. With proper maintenance, the problem will completely get rid. You may consult me.
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I am suffer with holes on corner teeths and I won't to eat some cold and sweet items, what should I do?

BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
I am suffer with holes on corner teeths and I won't to eat some cold and sweet items, what should I do?
You have sensitive teeth so try to fill the holes with cement and use a fluoride related toothpaste.
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Is activated charcoal good to whiten tooth. Which type of charcoal to be used for whiteness of tooth.

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
Is activated charcoal good to whiten tooth. Which type of charcoal to be used for whiteness of tooth.
Happy Diwali use of home charcoal in the long run may lead to loss of enamel it's ok to use it in std tooth paste get scaling polishing done by a dentist than brush twice daily especially at night with any std tooth paste of your choice.
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My gums otherwise appear to be Okay. They do not bleed on brushing or eating solid hard substances. But when I get up in the morning, I find saliva type fluid is collected in my mouth, which appear to be slightly pale in colour. I suspect it to be some type of discharge from my gums. I have got myself checked from PGI Chandigarh. They say my gums are healthy. Please suggest me appropriate lab tests to diagnose the problem. I shall be highly obliged.

Certification In Smile Makeover, BDS
Dentist,
My gums otherwise appear to be Okay. They do not bleed on brushing or eating solid hard substances. But when I get up...
Brush with parodontax toothpaste before you go to bed, drink plenty of water take some antioxidant (bnc capsule) once a day you can also use chlohex plus moutwash twice a day after brushing your teeth for 10 days.
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What You Need to Know About Invisible Braces?

MDS - Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopaedics, Post Graduation Certicate In Clear Aligner Therapy, Post-Graduate Certificate in Oral Implantology (PGCOI) , Certificate In Advanced Endodontics,Laser Dentistry, BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
What You Need to Know About Invisible Braces?

Few people are lucky enough to be born with a set of perfectly aligned teeth. This fact and the pursuit for beautiful smile led to the development of braces. Traditional braces did help realign teeth, but are uncomfortable and affect a person's appearance while they are in use. Ceramic braces are less noticeable as the brackets are clear or tooth coloured. Invisible braces are the latest in dental realignment therapy. They are virtually invisible and are not associated with any dietary restrictions unlike the earlier forms of braces.

Invisible braces are also known as aligners. Aligners are similar to mouth guards in appearance, but are custom built to fit tightly around the patient's teeth. These slip over the teeth and are designed to be removed and replaced every fortnight. Aligners may also be removed for eating, brushing and flossing. Each set of aligners vary slightly so as to move your teeth forcefully and correct your bite.

Treatment time of invisible braces depends on how much the teeth needs to be moved. In most cases, treatment takes between 10 months to 24 months. Aligners are also often used by adults who wore braces as children to correct slight displacement of teeth. In such cases, treatment could take as little as 10 weeks.

However, not everyone can get invisible braces. Aligners are custom built to fit tightly over teeth. This makes them unfit for use on children teeth as their teeth are constantly growing and developing. This is typically used for patients suffering from mild to moderately crowded teeth or those who have minor spacing issues between teeth. It can also be used as a follow up form of treatment for traditional braces.

Invisible braces are also slightly more expensive as compared to traditional braces as they are custom fitted.

The first step towards getting invisible braces is an X-ray, dental photographs and impression of the patient's teeth, gums and bite. These are then used to create a digital 3D representation of the patient's teeth in their current positions and their desired positions. The in-between stages are then created by moving the teeth .25 to .33 millimeters in each stage. The number of intermediate stages depend on the extent teeth need to be moved. Each stage is representative of an aligner to be worn for 2 weeks. If a tooth needs to be pulled away or rotated, a small, composite attachment may be bonded to the tooth.

The biggest advantage with invisible braces is that they can be worn without making a person self-conscious.

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Hello sir, I m suffering from payriya so what should I do for that and which toothpaste will be suitable for teeth?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
Hello sir, I m suffering from payriya so what should I do for that and which toothpaste will be suitable for teeth?
- use a soft toothbrush -- and brush properly! brush your teeth for at least two minutes twice a day and after meals. Hard brushing can further damage the soft tissues of your mouth. - floss at least once a day and be sure to floss beyond the gum line to remove more plaque. - control bleeding by applying pressure to the area with a cold compress. - rinse with salt water or hydrogen peroxide to keep the area clean. Avoid mouthwashes that contain alcohol, which can dry out your mouth. - stay away from smoking and other tobacco products, which can aggravate bleeding gums. - eat a balanced diet and limit snacking between meals. Carbohydrates and sugars feed dental plaque. - try an oral irrigation device, commonly known as a" water pick, to clear debris from around the gum line. - have your dentures aligned as needed. - you may need deep cleaning along with surgical curettage or gum strengthening procedure. Use pepsodent tooth paste & gum paint for 2 to 3 weeks. Advance procedures can be done with laser. You may consult me in person.
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In my mouth yesterday my one teeth broken into piece s there was a hole in the mouth how can you rectify this.

MDS Prosthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
In my mouth yesterday my one teeth broken into piece s there was a hole in the mouth how can you rectify this.
Mr. Lybrate-user, if the tooth is damaged beyond repair, it has to be removed. Further treatment plan requires details about the tooth position in the mouth and an x ray film.
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Jeebh me mirchi or garam lagta hai or me gutka or tobacco use karta hoon. Ye kaise theek hoga please btaye

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
Quit habits strictly. Seems like you have oral submucous fibrosis (osmf). Kindly consult an oral & maxillo facial surgeon in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations with clinical examination to decide upon treatment. You may need conservative or surgical management for mouth opening depending upon the stage of osmf. Advise full mouth opening, ballooning exercise & side to side movement of the jaw.
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Health Tip - Oral Health

BDS
Dentist, Ghaziabad
Health Tip - Oral Health
Smoking or consuming smokeless tobacco is very harmful for your teeth. It can lead to various oral diseases like oral cancer, gingivitis, periodontitis and tooth decay. 

I have severe head pressure and have slightly wisdom tooth pain too. Is my head pressure due to this? Can some tooth pain n infection leads to this?

BDS
Dentist, Delhi
I have severe head pressure and have slightly wisdom tooth pain too. Is my head pressure due to this? Can some tooth ...
Wisdom teeth can erupt anywhere between the age of 17 years and the mid-20s. It is usually accompanied by pain, sensitivity, and discomfort in chewing food. The pain also may radiate to head, neck and ear. For transient relief, you can go for pain killers and any antibacterial mouthwash, to keep the area clean, which may be difficult to clean otherwise with a toothbrush. Permanent treatment usually involves either removal of the gum tissue covering the wisdom tooth (if it is present in your case), or extraction of the tooth. Extraction will not cause you any problem with eating food, and it doesn’t need to be replaced, unlike other teeth. I suggest that you consult me privately on Lybrate. In private/video consultation, looking at the exact condition, I will be in a better position to solve your query, and prescribe appropriate medication.
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BDS
Dentist, Vapi
Preserve Your Teeth, Rather than Removing it !
An Early Filling, Saves your Teeth...!

Sir, My teeth are too much yellowish from childhood due to impure water. Now how can I remove this layer from teeth. I paste thrice a day but unable to no benefit. Provide me some suggestions.

BDS
Dentist, Pune
Sir, My teeth are too much yellowish from childhood due to impure water. Now how can I remove this layer from teeth. ...
Probably they need professional cleaning an polishing then you can maintain it afterwards. You might be brushing teeth thrice but technique may be wrong. If the yellowish layer is formed because of fluorides. Cleaning will not help. You need to get tooth colored veneers or laminates. As the name suggests the affected teeth are prepared and tooth colored materials are placed directly or indirectly.
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I have to remove my teeth and the dentist is asking only 200 rupees for removing one teeth is he is taking right cost from me.

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
Cost is of his skill n the materials med he is using, sterilisation costs, cost of disposable equipment he is using, cost of disposable material he is to use for himself like gloves mask etc n the establishment cost hence I think he must b breaking even only very reasonable.
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