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Dr. P K Shah

BDS

Dentist, Kolkata

53 Years Experience
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Dr. P K Shah is an experienced Dentist in DH Road, Kolkata. He has helped numerous patients in his 53 years of experience as a Dentist. He studied and completed BDS . He is currently practising at Dr. P. K Saha Dental Clinic in DH Road, Kolkata. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. P K Shah on Lybrate.com.

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BDS - Calcutta University - 1964
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I am 22 year old male. How to take care of your gums. Is there good toothpaste recommended for that?

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
I am 22 year old male. How to take care of your gums. Is there good toothpaste recommended for that?
Keep your oral hygiene maintained, all paste are good depends which one your choice colgate total is a good paste, do gum massage after brushing and apply sensoform gum paint.
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Hi doctors from past day I feel little pain in my teeth what to for its cure and ya every day I chew tulsi leaves and I have read due to this may happens so please tell what to do for its treatment .pain relief plus anything good for my teeth. Gums tight .Clearness etc my wt 42 age 21.

BDS, CDE Endo-Prostho, CDE - Cast Partial & Complete Dentures
Dentist, Pune
Hi doctors from past day I feel little pain in my teeth what to for its cure and ya every day I chew tulsi leaves and...
Hello, you need to visit a dentist and get it checked. If required get an x-ray done. If there is a cavity you need to get it filled. If there is infection to the root of the tooth, you need to get it treated.
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What are the foods a person should eat if he/she is suffering from duodenal ulcers?

BDS
Dentist, Saharanpur
What are the foods a person should eat if he/she is suffering from duodenal ulcers?
Avoid hot n spices food n reduce d intake of tea n coffee n drink lots of water n eat fruits n curd m coconut water.
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By smoking will we get any pain in through below tongue i am getting it when water going inside.

MDS - Orthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
By smoking will we get any pain in through below tongue i am getting it when water going inside.
No, you mught be having an ulcer or laceration under your tongue need a dentist to check it and diagnose.
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Whenever I brush my teeth, I get ulcers formed in my mouth. Because of that, it becomes very painful to eat food. What should I do?

BHMS
Homeopath, Solan
Whenever I brush my teeth, I get ulcers formed in my mouth. Because of that, it becomes very painful to eat food. Wha...
Hi, please take homeopathic medicine acid nit 1m 3 doses, merc sol 30 5 drops in few luke water and report back after 7 days with feedback.
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I have a bridge in right side of my upper jaw. Its sensitive now. She'll I remove my bridge and do implantation?

BDS
Dentist, Pune
I have a bridge in right side of my upper jaw. Its sensitive now. She'll I remove my bridge and do implantation?
If the bridge is old and leaking, it probably needs to be changed. Visit the dentist and he will take x ray and check the bridge margins and fitting and will advice you whether the bridge needs to be changed.
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Which Toothpaste Should I Use?

BDS
Dentist, Pune
Which Toothpaste Should I Use?

Which toothpaste should I use?” 

You want to take care of your teeth, just like anyone. Keeping them clean and healthy enhances your smile while saving you money, because when your teeth are in bad shape, you’ll have to spend more correcting them. One of the basic decisions you’ll face in safeguarding your teeth is which toothpaste to use. Each day, the toothpaste you pick will clean your teeth and will have ramifications for years to come. Here’s a guide on what toothpaste you should use.

The Basics

Toothpaste is only a means to an end. If you buy it and then are lazy about brushing your teeth, it won’t help. Indian Dental Association (IDA) recommends brushing your teeth after each meal (and at least once a day). Brushing your teeth removes all the harmful bacteria and plaque that build up when you eat. No matter which toothpaste you choose, it won’t help unless you’re serious about brushing your teeth.

The Science of Brushing Your Teeth

When you’re ready to decide on a brand, you should understand the basic components of each product. Most major brands of toothpaste include abrasive agents. Don’t worry about that label, though. Abrasive agents are usually helpful.

Abrasive agents are the ingredients that cause the scratchy sensation when you brush your teeth. They’re silicates like hydrated silica, calcium carbonate, and hydrated alumina. Some of these materials are the same as sand, which sounds weird, but the ingredients have a purpose. In combination with the brushing movement of your wrist, they’ll scrub away the bacteria and plaque. Conversely, the brushing motion wouldn’t sanitize your teeth without the silicates. Their purpose is to act as a cleaning agent.

The foam on your toothbrush comes from the detergent in the toothpaste. It works similarly to the products you use to clean your dishes and laundry. A detergent breaks down any undesirable substances. With your teeth, it’s loosening materials that aren’t soluble. The liquid in your mouth will dissolve any that is soluble, but you need help with anything that doesn’t respond to liquids.

The Importance of Fluoride

Any good toothpaste will include other components to make it more effective. Fluoride is the most important one. In fact, it’s the primary reason tooth decay and cavities have declined dramatically over the past 50 years. This naturally occurring mineral protects your teeth when you eat. Every food you consume leaves trace elements of sugar and starch on your teeth.

Fluoride counters this problem in two ways. It strengthens tooth enamel, the protective layer on the outside of your teeth, and that added strength makes your teeth less susceptible to chipping and cracking.

When you consume items that stain your teeth such as coffee, cigarettes, wine, tea, and sugary drinks, the enamel weakens. Fluoride counters this issue, although you should still brush your teeth more often if you smoke or consume any of those products. Fluoride also fights off previous damage by reversing the process of tooth decay. For these two reasons, when you shop for toothpaste, you should pick one with fluoride.

Other Toothpaste Components

Many toothpastes will also include artificial sweeteners. The minty taste that you associate with toothpaste isn’t a natural flavor. Manufacturers add saccharin and other ingredients to make the taste of toothpaste better. Without it, the process of brushing your teeth wouldn’t feel as pleasant. If brushing your teeth left you with a bad taste in your mouth, it might reduce your desire to brush regularly. Toothpaste now comes in flavors as diverse as lemon, grape, and bubblegum to make them more appealing – not just for adults, but for children too.

Toothpaste also includes ingredients to keep the tube from drying out. Without the moisture retention of humectants, your mouth would dry too soon. These are the same ingredients that keep you from having dry skin. Finally, toothpaste uses thickeners to make sure that the actual substance maintains a gooey form.

Which Toothpaste Is Best?

Now that you know the key components of toothpaste, you can pick the brand that’s right for you. If you’re a smoker or coffee drinker, you should choose a product with the highest amount of fluoride. Without a prescription, you’re looking for a brand that’s at least 1,000 parts per million (PPM). A product with the IDA Seal has received independent review and validation of its product claims.

If you’re someone with yellow teeth, you’ll want a brand with a higher number of silicates. A product that includes whitening will gradually alter the shade from yellow back to white. If cavities are a big issue, you want a product with special cavity-fighting power.  If you have a plaque problem, you can prevent tartar buildup with toothpastes that are specifically formulated to fight tartar. Finally, if you have sensitive gums and/or teeth, the best product is one that treats the underlying problem of sensitivity.

As you can see, toothpaste includes a lot of components specifically designed to protect and improve your teeth. No matter the problem you worry about with your teeth, a product exists that can help you overcome the issue. Simply consider your needs and then mix and match from the options above.

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I am a 23 year old girl. I am having a tooth ache since two days. Even after minimizing the intake of sensitive drinks, the ache continues? Can you help me out?

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
I am a 23 year old girl. I am having a tooth ache since two days. Even after minimizing the intake of sensitive drink...
Hello lybrate-user; you might have a deep cavity in that particular tooth. Thats why you r having continuous pain. You can take a pain killer for temporary relief. And you shud visit a dentist asap as dat particular tooth need a treatment urgently. Thanx.
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I am facing sudden pain in my front teeth. Even there is no cavity looking inside. I realy do not able to understand what is happening. What should I do now?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I am facing sudden pain in my front teeth. Even there is no cavity looking inside. I realy do not able to understand ...
You may underwent any injury or forceful blow on that tooth may be on your childhood.Or due to any other reason that tooth may became might developed abscess inside the root which is invisible outside.It can be diagnosed and confirmed only after an X-Ray.If so,you may need a root canal treatment and capping of that tooth.
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I have cavity in teeth. It always troubles when I drink water. Please tell me what should I do?

BDS (GOLD MEDALIST)
Dentist, Jamshedpur
I have cavity in teeth. It always troubles when I drink water. Please tell me what should I do?
Get the cavity treated either by filling or RCT whichever doctor suggests according to the pulp condition. Get it done immediately to avoid further more pain and infection.
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Why my skin is growing inside of the both corner of my mouth and it cause pain and it pain my ear can't eat spicy food and can't open my mouth properly and it's pain my teeth.

MBBS, MD - Physiology
General Physician, Nellore
You should urgently meet the dentist. And if you have the habit of chewing tobacco. Or pan. I hope its time that you please avoid it. Or it can be an impacted tooth. Please consult a dentist.
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Whenever I eat or try to eat and even after eating (except tasty food ), I feel vomiting, dryness of mouth. Dryness of mouth remains even after drinking enough water.

BHMS, MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Vellore
Whenever I eat or try to eat and even after eating (except tasty food ), I feel vomiting, dryness of mouth. Dryness o...
Dear lybrate-user! Do not worry about the dryness of mouth and vomiting 1. Do not take any spicy food 2. Take more of curd and buttermilk 3. Avoid oily food, deep fried food 4. Take more of fruits and vegetables 5. Eat cucumber, and drink chilled milk before going to sleep 6. Avoid stress, it may induce your problem more 7. Check for H.Pyroli 8. Take homeopathy medicine, you can get normal within few days Thank you For more doubts contact us in private question section.
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How can I ensure whitening of teeth as a home remedy? I'm a 25 year old male residing in Kolkata.

BDS
Dentist, Raipur
How can I ensure whitening of teeth as a home remedy? I'm a 25 year old male residing in Kolkata.
Kindly get scaling and polishing done and if you want you can also get bleaching done. Brush your teeth twice daily using correct brushing technique to maintain your oral hygiene.
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I am suffering from weighting because I have from preservatives drinks like mango drink in common language called that drink is report.

Diploma in Diabetology, Pregnancy & Diabetes, Hypertension, Cardiovascular Prevention in Diabetes ,Thyroid
Sexologist, Sri Ganganagar
I am suffering from weighting because I have from preservatives drinks like mango drink in common language called tha...
Please avoid all juices and five fruits like mango, grapes banana, chikooand leechi. Eat lot of salad and missi roti. Brisk walking. Small frequent meal. Discuss with me. Zkg cut powder will help.
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I have to remove one of my rear side tooth due to decay. On removing it, it was found that the tooth next to it has a small black spot on it. Do I need RCT. Please advise.

Post-Graduate Certificate in Endodontics
Dentist, Cuttack
A small black spot from above can also cause a big dig inside. If it is on superficial layer, only filling is advised. If it is deep, it might need a rct. To confirm, you need to go for a xray.
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Hi, I am 28 yrs old, male and I have a pain in my left gum ( mouth) for last 1 months. What should I do.

MDS Prosthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Chandigarh
It can be infection due to tooth or periodontal infection visit a dental clinic qnd get xray done to know the cause and get it treated accordingly, you may consult me as well.
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B.D.S
Dentist, Jaipur
Keeping your brush at a 45 degree angle while brushing so that the bristles do not hurt your gums.

I have sensitive tooth. What ever I eat I feel d issue. Used Listerine, any other solution?

Advanced Aesthetics, BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
I have sensitive tooth. What ever I eat I feel d issue. Used Listerine, any other solution?
Hi, Teeth have a protective layer called enamel with age the enamel wears off and become thin which causes to become teeth sensitive to cold and hot. You need to get a professional check up done to know the exact cause and solution of your problem. Regards Dr. Krinita Motwani's Dental Clinic
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How can remove cavities from our teeth, what should I do? Please tell me which toothpaste is better for our teeth.

oral implantology, BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
How can remove cavities from our teeth, what should I do?
Please tell me which toothpaste is better for our teeth.
For cavities you need to get them filled. This filling could be simple or deep filling might go for root canal treatment. For prevention avoid sugary snd sticky food. Brush twice a day. Any toothpaste can be used to keep our teeth healthy, it should be used with soft bristle brush.
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Restoring Smiles with Dental Implant

A.C.C.I - Accredited and Certified Course in Implantology, MDS - Pediatric & Preventive Dentistry, BDS
Dentist, Jammu
Restoring Smiles with Dental Implant

The fractured tooth was replaced by dental implant for seemless aesthetics.

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