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Dr. Melvin Mao

Dentist, Kolkata

Dr. Melvin Mao Dentist, Kolkata
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My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them....more
My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them.
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Dr. Melvin Mao is one of the best Dentists in Chittaranjan Avenue, Kolkata. He is currently practising at Dr. Melvin Mao, Dental Clinic in Chittaranjan Avenue, Kolkata. Book an appointment online with Dr. Melvin Mao and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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Someone say me that their is no need to brush your teeth twice a day. Only one time is sufficient. Please tell me can I brush my teeth twice or once a day?

BDS
Dentist, Raipur
Someone say me that their is no need to brush your teeth twice a day. Only one time is sufficient. Please tell me can...
Kindly brush your teeth twice daily using correct brushing technique to maintain your oral hygiene. Visit your dentist once in 6 months for routine dental checkup. Avoid having sticky food and sweets before going to bed.
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I am of 19 years old i am getting white hair and my gums are bleeding what I suppose to do? Please tell me.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I am of 19 years old i am getting white hair and my gums are bleeding what I suppose to do? Please tell me.
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.
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MDS - Orthodontics
Dentist, Faridabad
Taking a good meal before going for the RCT is a good idea as the process can take as long as 3 hours in some cases.
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I have a dental issue, my gums have descended and have disappeared from my front teeth. There is space between my teeth, the roots are visible and they have yellowish hard layer inside. It is a big concern, kindly suggest.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I have a dental issue, my gums have descended and have disappeared from my front teeth. There is space between my tee...
Deeper cleaning called as scaling and root planning is frequently the solution when your gum recession is caused by periodontitis. Depending on the cause of your gum recession, you may have to have surgical treatment. This procedure will be done by your periodontist and is called a gum graft. Pls do visit a dentist.
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Best Free tip to have healthy teeth

MDS - Orthodontics
Dentist, Belgaum
Best Free tip to have healthy teeth
Every time a liquid or solid goes in your mouth, rinse well with water, brush twice. After breakfast and after dinner. Train kids in the same way. Infected teeth ruin the whole body and your looks as well, give top priority and live healthy by using these free tips.
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BDS
Dentist, Mohali
Gum Disease increases risk for Diabetes, head and neck cancers, Alzheimer's disease, pancreatic and kidney cancer, heart disease, stroke, Low birth weight infants, Respiratory tract infections, Rheumatoid Arthritis and many other diseases. So treatment of same is necessary as soon as it comes to notice. Usually treatment of gum disease involves Complete Scaling (Cleaning) of teeth or in severe cases may require periodontal surgeries. So to prevent getting Gum disease get yourself checked by a dentist every 6 months. Also ask your dentist about proper brushing techniques............Thanks & Regards,,,,,
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How to remove yellow colour in teeth and what are the remedies to maintain teeth without sensitive.

BDS, CDE Endo-Prostho, CDE - Cast Partial & Complete Dentures
Dentist, Pune
How to remove yellow colour in teeth and what are the remedies to maintain teeth without sensitive.
Hello, yellowness could be because of deposits on your teeth and food lodged in between your teeth. You need to visit the dentist and get a deep scaling and polishing done. Brush twice a day. Maintain proper brushing technique. Rinse after every meal. Floss regularly.
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Whenever I eat chocolate, I will have pain in my teeth. Otherwise I don't have, while doing brush, everyday I will get blood.

PERIODONTIST, B.D.S.
Dentist, Navi Mumbai
Whenever I eat chocolate, I will have pain in my teeth. Otherwise I don't have, while doing brush, everyday I will ge...
Pain on having sweet is indicative of caries. Get your cavities filled. If you wait then that small cavities will turn into big whole in your teeth then you have to think about root canal treatment or removal of that tooth second thing you have is bleeding while brushing. It is due to infection in your gums. For cure, you have to visit your dentist and ask him for cleaning of teeth as well as gums. After cleaning you have to maintain your oral hygiene at home.
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Dear Dr, I travel to much for my work purpose, because of that I suffer body pain daily. I also have bad breath and week teeth issue, for strong bone and for strong teeth what food you suggest for me.

MDS - Orthodontics, LASERS, BOTOX AND DERMAL FILLERS
Dentist, Lucknow
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I travel to much for my work purpose, because of that I suffer body pain daily. I also have bad breath and w...
Dear lybrate-user your food should be rich in nutritional value consisting of right amount of vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates and proteins. For strong bones and teeth take good amount of calcium. Also consult your nearby dentist for professional cleaning of your teeth and gums.
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FRSPH, Fellowship (Rotary Endodontics), Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), BDS
Dentist, Ranchi
Flossing is as important as brushing on a daily basis. Taking the floss all the way down to the point where the teeth and gums meet is the appropriate way of doing it.
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BDS
Dentist, Chennai
To keep the gums from getting hurt by the bristles of your brush, keep the toothbrush at a 45 degree angle while brushing.
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Homeopathy and Tooth Decay

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
Homeopathy and Tooth Decay

Excessive intake of starch and sugar oriented foods lead to tooth decay and this dental condition is often associated with other serious symptoms like dental pain, gum swelling and others. Deficiency of a few minerals, especially magnesium, calcium, phosphorus and vitamin-D also causes this kind of dental condition.

If you want to get instant relief from unwanted symptoms, then you should rely on medicines, but normal medicines will not do any good; rather you should take only homeopathic medicines. Innumerable homeopathic medicines have been currently invented by the experienced researchers that can efficiently deal with all kinds of dental troubles or issues.

Main homeopathic medicines used for treating tooth decay: Your smile can be now well preserved and protected in the long run by using different kinds of useful homeopathic medicines. You should use these medicines only after they have been prescribed by the homeopathic practitioner. Some of the most prominent options in this regard are as follows:

  1. Belladonna: If you are having a severe toothache due to tooth decay and are looking for an instant solution, then nothing can be a better option than this medicine. Apart from removing the dental inflammation, it is also very much helpful in maintaining dental pulp condition. On the other hand, nervous excitability can also be efficiently controlled by taking Belladonna.
  2. Chamomilla: This is also quite a popular homeopathic medicine, which is prescribed by maximum homeopathic experts for dealing with different kinds of acute dental conditions. Dental sensitiveness can be completely reduced, and necessary warmth can be catered by this medicine so that your ears do not get hurt due to dental pain. This is very much effective, especially during emergency dental conditions when the pains are simply getting unbearable.
  3. Mercurius: Pulsating toothaches due to broken or decayed tooth can be now controlled only by this medicine. Sometimes, doctors prescribe many other medicines along with this drug in order to handle the dental troubles in a proper manner. Sometimes, painful ulcerations can also be prevented by using the concerned medicine. Now, night-time dental emergencies can be well-treated with this remedy.
  4. Arnica: This is one of the commonest recedes and this homeopathic medicine is now available in almost every house so that any kind of dental troubles, especially severe pains due to tooth decay can be prevented. In fact, this is the safest option of all.

Overall, one can say that homeopathy provides the best remedy to toothaches that too without any side effects.

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I'm 21 year old female, I have problem of mouth infection swelling inside mouth and mouth walls are getting black.

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
I'm 21 year old female, I have problem of mouth infection swelling inside mouth and mouth walls are getting black.
Can you send some pics as you say it's getting black it could be erosive lichen planus, if just ulcer you may take cap bnc one a day locally apply metrogyl gel ointment suck on tab bifilac twice daily drink plenty of water. Take fibrous food you may add banana to your diet at night take isabgol husk two table spoon full n try to stay tension free.
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Two of my teeths are got unclean from my childhood. How to get back them? Please advise.

MDS - Orthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Gandhidham
Two of my teeths are got unclean from my childhood. How to get back them? Please advise.
Around 14 years of age all deciduous teeth was fallen and all new teeth came. So kindly go for dental check up.
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When I am talking to some bad smell is coming. Pls give some helpful tips. thanks.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
•Eat a healthy, balanced diet and avoid eating strongly flavoured or spicy food. •Cut down on sugary food and drink, as it can increase the amount of bacteria in your mouth. •Reduce your alcohol consumption. •Stop smoking. •Cut down on coffee. •Drink plenty of water to help prevent your mouth becoming dry. •Chew sugar-free gum after eating, to stimulate the flow of saliva. This will help clean away any remaining food particles. •Don't use toothpaste to clean your dentures, as it can scratch the surface and cause stains. •Clean your dentures thoroughly using soap and lukewarm water, denture cream or a denture-cleaning tablet. •Use a separate toothbrush to clean your dentures. •Make sure you visit your dentist for regular check-ups. Having regular dental check-ups will ensure that any plaque is removed from your teeth, particularly in areas that are difficult to reach. •Your dentist can recommend the best way to clean your teeth and gums, and point out areas you might be missing. They can also identify any signs of gum disease and ensure early treatment. •Gastritis, lung & sinus infection may also be the cause of bad smell in the mouth. 90% of bad breath is due to a dirty tongue. •If your bad breath is caused by a gastrointestinal problem, such as an H. Pylori infection or gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD), you may be referred to a gastroenterologist. •Persistent bad breath or a bad taste in the mouth may be a warning sign of gum (periodontal) disease. Gum disease is caused by the buildup of plaque on teeth. •You may need deep cleaning & fill tooth cavities with artificial enamel filling. Rinse your mouth thoroughly with a mouth wash until then. Advance procedures can be done with laser too.
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I am 18 year old male, by birth I got my teeth yellow in colour, I am feeling shy to smile and recently I found a tip which says by using baking soda we can get white teeth. So could you please tell me is it good for health and suggest me if there is any way to get white teethThankyou.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I am 18 year old male, by birth I got my teeth yellow in colour, I am feeling shy to smile and recently I found a tip...
HOME BLEACH FOR THE TEETH 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. Crunchy food and vegetables such as apples and carrots rub away stubborn stains. The flesh of the pear helps neutralize the acid in your mouth that causes decay. Strawberries, particularly when ripe, have a high concentration of malic acid, which can be used as a natural exfoliant to clean the surface of the teeth. Plus, they contain Vitamin C, which is necessary for keeping your gums healthy. Cucumbers are a good source of fiber for gums and helps remove sugar and chemical debris from the teeth. Sugarless gum has Xylitol, which is known to reduce tooth decay. Cheese after dinner as it contains casein, a protein in milk that has been shown to reduce the loss of tooth enamel. You can take the inside of a banana peel and gently massage your teeth in a circular motion for a surface-level cleanse.
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I am 63 years male. I am experiencing symptoms of dry mouth. Having less saliva causing mouth dry & smelly mouth. What to do?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I am 63 years male. I am experiencing symptoms of dry mouth. Having less saliva causing mouth dry & smelly mouth. Wha...
Kindly consult a dentist in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations to decide upon treatment. You may consult me in person too. 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 having a very serious pain and sensitivity in my teeth i cant eat or drink cold things what can I do?

BDS
Dentist, Kolar
I am having a very serious pain and sensitivity in my teeth i cant eat or drink cold things what can I do?
Sensitivity can be either due to loss of enamel layer or due to decay in teeth. Get your teeth evaluated by dentist to one the cause of sensitivity n get treated accordingly. Meanwhile use a desensitizing toothpaste such as senquelf or sensodyne toothpaste to reduce sensitivity. Rub some of it onto your tooth surface n wait for 5 mins before rinsing.
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What is the solution for sensitivity in teeth? whenever I eat or drink something cold, I feel something like vibrations in my teeth! what could be the reason? and what is the solution for this?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
What is the solution for sensitivity in teeth? whenever I eat or drink something cold, I feel something like vibratio...
Kindly consult a dentist in person for further suggestion.You may need deep cleaning along with desensitizing procedures and / or artificial enamel filling. 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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