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Dr. Himadri Ray Chowdhury

Dentist, Kolkata

Dr. Himadri Ray Chowdhury Dentist, Kolkata
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Why Oral Health in Older Adults Is Important

MDS Prosthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Mohali
Why Oral Health in Older Adults Is Important

It is said that oral health is the best indicator of a person's health. A bad oral hygiene translates down to the rest of the organs, reflecting poor health. And, like all other organs of the body, the oral cavity also is aging and therefore, requires extra attention to maintain good health and requires longer time to heal and get back to its original state. So, as the old adage goes, prevention is better than cure.

The following are some reasons why oral health in older patients is very important:

  1. Food and nutrition: Be it a regular decay or rare cases of oral cancer, poor oral health means reduced food intake. In the elderly, the tissues supporting the teeth (periodontium) deteriorates, leading to loosening of teeth and inability to eat and chew food. This gets into a vicious cycle, and for the elderly, good healthy nutrition is very important for overall health. If decayed teeth and weak teeth are not allowing them to eat well, the overall health takes a toll too.
  2. Overall health: Poor oral health is associated with higher incidence of diabetes and heart disease. Also, in diabetics especially, the periodontal tissue is easily affected and prone to infection. This leads to not just tooth mobility, but also root caries. The incidence of abscess and cyst associated with root caries is much
  3. higher than decay in the crown portion of the tooth. The simple logic is that there is more tooth structure covering the crown than the root, and therefore, the decay reaches the pulp a lot more quickly.
  4. Medications and side effects: Dental pain, those who have experienced will swear to be one of the worst pains to go through. And in old age, it is something that is best avoided. So, better oral care and hygiene measures become all the more important. Once pain sets in, the antibiotics and painkillers become necessary, bringing with them a host of side effects.

Simple Management tips:

  1. Brush twice a day using fluoridated toothpaste
  2. Rinse with each meal with a mouthwash is possible, else with plain water
  3. Floss regularly to prevent interdental caries 
  4. Routine bi-annual visits to the dentist, especially if you are prone for decay or have dry mouth. Whether it is a small decay or a lesion, the dentist will be able to detect it early and arrest and/or treat it
  5. Don't ignore lumps or sore throat that is persistent 
  6. Quit smoking, use of tobacco (if applicable) 
  7. Healthy diet that is rich in fiber 

To avoid the vicious cycle of dental symptoms and complications and their effect on general health, it is advisable to do some basic hygiene measures.

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10 Tips to Maintain Healthy Teeth :

BDS, CDE Endo-Prostho, CDE - Cast Partial & Complete Dentures
Dentist, Pune
10 Tips to Maintain Healthy Teeth :

  10 Tips to Maintain Healthy Teeth :

“Be true to your teeth, they won’t be false to you.”

  1. Brushing :
  • Brush your teeth twice a day.
  • Night brushing is very important, because during sleep our mouth is at rest so there are more chances of accumulation of bacteria which cause further cavities and leads to disturbance in the oral cavity.
  •  Follow a proper brushing technique.

    2. Use a good fluoridated toothpaste with a right toothbrush. Toothpaste should have 1000ppm of fluoride and toothbrush should have a small and narrow head with soft bristles.

    3. Flossing :

  • Flossing helps to remove food stuck in between your teeth.
  • It can be done daily or 2-3 times a week.
  • Waxed dental flosses available in market are of Oral B, Colgate.

    4. Interdental Brush:

  • If the spaces between the teeth are wide, you can use an interdental brush.                                                                                                  

    5. Oral Irrigation:

  • Now-a-days, a new dental aid is added which helps to clean the teeth, interdental areas, inside the gums and below the crowns more easily.
  • It is also known as dental “Water flosser” or “Oral irrigator” available in brands like waterpik, panasonic etc. 

    6.  Drink plenty of water and rinse after every meal.  

    7. Clean your tongue surface daily.

    8. Pit and Fissure Sealants:

  • The grinding teeth in a person mouth erupt at 12-16 years of age. They have deep grooves and pits in which food gets stuck. A Sealant is applied to these teeth which makes the grooves shallow and prevents food and bacteria from getting into the teeth and causing decay

    9 .Whitening - Home Remedies :

  • Add a pinch of baking soda in drinking water and rinse twice a day.
  •  Consume strawberries once a day or crushed strawberries applied to teeth helps as teeth whitener.

    10.Visit your dentist every 6 months and get your scaling (cleaning) and polishing  done.

     Dr. Puja Bansal - Prudent International Health Clinic, Kalyani nagar,  Pune.

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I am suffering from a dental cavity in my teeth, no any pain feels, but I sense uncomfortable when drinks cold water. What should I do for it. Please help me.

BDS; MHA
Dentist,
I am suffering from a dental cavity in my teeth, no any pain feels, but I sense uncomfortable when drinks cold water....
Since the tooth in not paining and you feel sensitivity on cold it suggest that cavity is in eary stage which can be restored so consult dentist.
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Hi I am Ayush Jain. I am 15 years old. My question is How do I make my teeth stronger and more White.

Certification in Full Mouth Rehabilitation, Post-Graduate Certificate in Oral Implantology (PGCOI), M.Sc - Master of Oral Implantology (MOI), Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Rajkot
Hi I am Ayush Jain. I am 15 years old. My question is
How do I make my teeth stronger and more White.
You should maintain proper oral hygiene and brush twice a day and gargle after every meal it will help in long term.
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I am a 35 yr old male. I have been noticing some kind of liquid that is dissolving in my mouth from a tooth since few days. It tastes little salty. But d tooth is not paining. It just feels sensitive. No bad odour with it. I cant actually see it. Its a colourless discharge. N tastes weird in d mouth. Pls suggest what it could be n remedy. Thanks.

BDS
Dentist, Saharanpur
I am a 35 yr old male. I have been noticing some kind of liquid that is dissolving in my mouth from a tooth since few...
It is periodontal infection n get scaling done n use sensitive tooth tooth paste n do warm saline gargles 3-4 times a day n use mouthwash 3-4 times a day n after 1 week tel me the status.
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I am 19 years old. My question is how to make teeth white and remove yellowness from mouth. And how to remove dark circles below eyes. And what is the solution for stomach paining problem. While eating potato?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I am 19 years old. My question is how to make teeth white and remove yellowness from mouth. And how to remove dark ci...
Advise deep cleaning, polishing, whitening (bleaching) procedures, artificial enamel filling or capping. 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. Cause of discoloration – Smoking, coffee, tea, drugs, aging, staining food (wine, blueberry, etc) genetics.
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Sir, My son is suffering from mouth ulcer two times in a week only in tongue so please send the medicine Thanking you sir.

BDS
Dentist, Kolar
Sir, My son is suffering from mouth ulcer two times in a week only in tongue so please send the medicine Thanking you...
Ulcers generally take 1-2 weeks to heal completely. Recurrent ulcers can be due to local mouth conditions such as rough teeth surface or rough mouth appliances or dentures. It can also b due to general nutrtional deficiency, digestion prob, stress etc. Certain bacterial n viral infections also cause ulcers. Treatment: start on multivitamin tabs n iron supplements if your hb% levels r low. Apply dologel oral ointment on ulcers thrice daily. Avoid spicy n oily food, alcohol, tea n coffee. Drink plenty of water n hv fibrous foods. Visit dentist to rule out oral factors responsible for ulcers.
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I am having recurring mouth ulcer for 5 years. And my vitamin b12 level is 367 it is normal or I am suffering from vitamin b12 deficiency.

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
I am having recurring mouth ulcer for 5 years. And my vitamin b12 level is 367 it is normal or I am suffering from vi...
Dear Lybrate user, your vitamin B-12 levels are absolutely normal. Recurrent mouth ulcers can also be due to stress, dehydration, smoking, excess alcohol consumption or some underlying medical condition. Get your blood sugar also checked once. Keep yourself hydrated by consuming plenty of water and fluids. You may also consult a general physician for further queries.
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I am suffering from mouth ulcers. Please tell me the treatment for this. What I have to do?

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
I am suffering from mouth ulcers. Please tell me the treatment for this. What I have to do?
Get a check up done from a dentist to rule out any local irritants like a sharp cusp of tooth, ill fitting dentures etc. Even deficiency of vitamin c vitamin b 12 can cause ulcers. Stress is also one of the cause. Once local factors are ruled out, he will suggest you some medications for the same. For further details, you may consult me.
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BDS
Dentist, Cuttack
BAD BREATH IS CAUSED DUE TO PYORRHEA AND CAN ALSO CAUSE MAJOR CARDIAC ISSUE

Sir my question was that I am experience with salty taste in my mouth and according to your medication to take common salt. How it will help to reduce salty taste in my mouth? Thanks.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
To reduce salty taste in mouth Drink a lot of extra fluids,Avoid diuretic beverages,Treat the bacterial infection by brushing and flossing at least two times a day. You should also rinse your mouth with mouthwash and continue regular visits with your dentist.
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Some times bleeding is observed in my between teeth and teeth gums are reduced month by month in front of teeth?

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Scaling and oral prophylaxis to be done with a local dentist .Use Gumex gum astringent to massage your gums.
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Halitosis - Bad breath

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
Halitosis - Bad breath

There are thousands of living organisms which are living in the mouth and some of them produce a fetid smell.

People who do not clean their mouth, tongue and teeth properly have more of these bacterias. Saliva checks the growth of bacteria but during sleep, saliva production almost ceases and bacteria go on multiplying. Thus, many people complain that they have a bad odor from mouth esp. In morning on rising.

Many types of mouthwash are available in the market, all of them contain alcohol. They help for an hour or two and their excessive use produces more bad smell in the mouth than it was before their use.

The best way to stop bad odor from the mouth is maintaining good oral hygiene by brushing teeth properly twice daily along with cleaning of the tongue by a tongue cleaner. Homeopathic remedies can do rest of the work to stop bad breath.

Hi anvesh 26 years old. I'm under going dental treatment they attached braces. It has been two years. I brush couple of times yet my teeth started turning lite yellow. Due to braces attached even if I brush couple of times its difficult to brush and maintain my teeth. Help out.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
Hi anvesh 26 years old. I'm under going dental treatment they attached braces. It has been two years. I brush couple ...
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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My teeth are yellow little bit. I am thinking of getting them white by teeth whitening by a dentist. Did it had any effect on my teeth.

oral implantology, BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
My teeth are yellow little bit. I am thinking of getting them white by teeth whitening by a dentist. Did it had any e...
yes,definitely it makes your teeth appear white. sometimes it can cause littke sensitivity. but that would last for few days
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I am having serious teeth pain from past fee days which medicine should I take to get instant relief.?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I am having serious teeth pain from past fee days which medicine should I take to get instant relief.?
Kindly consult a dentist in person for further suggestion.You may need root canal treatment. Take t. Zerodol. Dental tips: - visit a dentist every six months. 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.
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I am suffering from the extra growth of gums on my teeth. It does not give any pain to me. How to reduce the extra growth.

PERIODONTIST, B.D.S.
Dentist, Navi Mumbai
I am suffering from the extra growth of gums on my teeth. It does not give any pain to me. How to reduce the extra gr...
Dear lybrate user, the reason for extra growth of gums can be history of any trauma to gums or poor oral hygiene. If you want to take proper treatment for that, first you have to go for oral cleaning or prophylaxis. If it is not reducing you have to go for excision i. E. Removal by cutting it from base.
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I had a bad breath problem from many years. I feel so embarrassed by it. Please help.

BDS
Dentist, Raipur
I had a bad breath problem from many years. I feel so embarrassed by it. Please help.
Kindly get scaling done and use mouthwash twice daily for 15 days. Also notice that you are not constipated most of the times as this is also one of the reasons for bad breath. Brush your teeth twice daily using correct brushing technique.
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My sister age is 20 and she had 2 milk teeth it is not broken yet. please give suggestion what should we do. Is it better to remove teeth by a dentist. Is there any problem my sister face after removal of teeth.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
My sister age is 20 and she had 2 milk teeth it is not broken yet. please give suggestion what should we do. Is it be...
We need more investigations (model study, full mouth & profile x-ray) & clinical examination to decide upon treatment. You may need fixed / removable braces after removal of retained milk teeth. Requirements may depends on the age, complaint, duration of the treatment & affordability. Cost of cosmetic dentistry (braces) 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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What are removable overdentures? When and why these are used? What are the uses and demerits of overdentures?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
What are removable overdentures? When and why these are used? What are the uses and demerits of overdentures?
Removable overdentures-A removable partial denture or complete denture that covers & rests on one or more remaining natural teeth, the roots of natural teeth, &/or dental implants; a prosthesis that covers & is partially supported by natural tooth roots, &/or dental implants, called also overlay denture, overlay prosthesis, superimposed prosthesis, hybrid dentures. Indications: Indications Patients with few remaining natural teeth (coronally intact / malpositioned / morphologically compromised) Patients with mutilated / severely compromised dentitions Advantages of Overdentures: Advantages of Overdentures Residual ridge integrity– improved stress distribution Stability & retention Patient’s perception of preserved natural teeth Viable & simple alternate technique to CD Application is virtually unlimited Disadvantages of Overdentures: Likely time dependent transition to CD, depends on patient’s oral hygiene & nature of selected abutments Age-related inability to follow proper hygiene Presence of refractory periodontal disease Caries Frequent recall appointments, expense (endo & restoration) Available interarch space Weakness in Acrylic denture base Cast coping – increases lab procedures / expenses Disadvantages of Overdentures.
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