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Dr. Shanti

MDS - Periodontics

Dentist, Mangalore

17 Years Experience  ·  500 at clinic
Dr. Shanti MDS - Periodontics Dentist, Mangalore
17 Years Experience  ·  500 at clinic
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Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; a......more
Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; as a health provider being ethical is not just a remembered value, but a strongly observed one.
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Dr. Shanti is an experienced Dentist in Urva, Mangalore. She has helped numerous patients in her 17 years of experience as a Dentist. She is a MDS - Periodontics. You can meet Dr. Shanti personally at Kiran Dental Clinic in Urva, Mangalore. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Shanti on Lybrate.com.

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MDS - Periodontics - Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Mangalore - 2000
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Hello sir, Please tell me what are the reason for smell comes from the mouth? How can we cure it?

Advanced Aesthetics
Ayurveda, Gulbarga
Hello sir, Please tell me what are the reason for smell comes from the mouth? How can we cure it?
Its due to idigestion of food 1. Avipattikara churna 1 spoon mix with 1glass of water 2 times a day after food 2. Madiphala rasayana 3spoon mix with 1 glass of water before food 2 times a day.
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I have already done root canal but I still get pains in my teeth. What should I do?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I have already done root canal but I still get pains in my teeth. What should I do?
Homoeopathic tooth paste HYPERICUM 1X ( Wilmar Schwabe India ) Chew 1 tab twice daily Homoeodent tooth paste ( SBL) HEKLALAVA TOOTH POWDER ( WHEEZAL) Use at night Precautions 1.Afways scrub teeth with above powder before sleep at night 2.Avoid extreme hot and cold things 3.Avoid sour things 4.Rinse your mouth with RINSEOUT ( SBL) ,everytime you eat or drink anything during the day.
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Everything You Need to Know About Dentures

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
Everything You Need to Know About Dentures

Teeth may be lost due to various reasons - decay, periodontal disease, age, trauma, etc. Whatever the reason, losing a tooth causes some side effects, as noted below:

  1. Reduced chewing efficiency, thereby affecting nutrition
  2. Aesthetics, more effect if front teeth are lost
  3. Structural support to the face - puckering can happen
  4. Overall nutrition affected

For someone who has lost a tooth or teeth, dentures are a boon. There are various options for people, and choice can be made based on economic, cosmetic, and overall health conditions.

Options:
Partial/complete: If only one or few teeth are being replaced, it is a partial denture. This can be fixed or removable. In case of old age or trauma where all teeth are lost, a complete denture would be in order. In most cases, this is a removable denture.

Fixed dentures/Removable dentures: Depending on whether the denture is fixed in the mouth or can be removed when not in use.

Metal or ceramic or combination: In some cases, for aesthetic or economic reasons, the patient can decide to go for a metallic fixed partial denture. The fabricated crowns will have a metallic surface but is acceptable given the strength, especially in posterior teeth, which take a heavy mastication load.

In cases of front teeth loss, the denture should almost always be a ceramic one, especially for cosmetic reasons. If the person cannot afford, a removable denture can be done.

The optimal denture should be chosen based on a number of factors including the functional and aesthetic expectations.

Caring for dentures: It depends on the types of dentures you choose.
Fixed dentures: This requires religious brushing, flossing or interdental brushing, and rinsing. The edges of the denture can put pressure on the gums and cause irritation, this needs to be watched for.

Removable dentures:

  1. Clean the dentures after every meal
  2. Be careful when handling them to avoid fall and breakage
  3. Handle the clasps with care, altered clasps may not fit properly
  4. Clean the bone and gums around the denture after each meal
  5. Soak the dentures overnight in water or a denture-soaking solution
  6. Avoid soaking it in hot water, can lead to warping of the denture plate
  7. Avoid hard brushing of the dentures

With any denture in the mouth, visit the dentist regularly every 6 months to keep a constant vigil on your overall dental health. Ill-fitting dentures, especially, need to be corrected immediately as they can lead to irritation, ulcers, and even infections.

With these small precautions, the denture can function to its optimal level and serve as a good replacement of the lost tooth. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a dentist.

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Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Your teeth aren't tools. Don't use them to break tags, to rip open packages or to unscrew bottle caps.

Hi sir I am 24 year old and my teeth are decomposing what should I do now please give me solution.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Lucknow
Your part in this treatment is most important, to clean your tooth after every meal & go to a good dental surgeon for clinical procceedur.
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BDS, Bachelor of Sciences
Dentist, Agra
Fluoride helps to harden tooth enamel and reduces your risk of decay.

After dental bleaching of yellowish teeth is there any possibility of teeth sensitivity?Is there any home remedy for yellowish teeth?

MDS Prosthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Chandigarh
Ya sensitvity can occur after that. At home also home bleaching can be done, for that also you need to visit a dentist as bleaching tray I made by the dentist, u may consult me for same
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My teeth enamal wearout food particles enter in gums what to do to repair enamal loss . I am 50 year.

B.D.S
Dentist, Jaipur
Enamel loss can not be reversed but possible to prevent further loss. Go to a nearby dentist and receive better treatment. Thank you Dr Jagrati
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Sugar - How It Affects Your Teeth?

M.D.S, Post-Graduate Certificate in Oral Implantology (PGCOI) , B.D.S
Dentist, Hyderabad
Sugar - How It Affects Your Teeth?

Sugar is an all pervasive substance that is found in most food items although specific ones such as candies, colas and sweet delicacies tend to have more of it. While it may taste great on the tongue, it may not be so good for your body as well as your teeth. Teeth are especially affected by sugar as an ingredient in all items of food. Some of the ways it affects your dental health are discussed below –

  1. Sugar from colas, sodas and other carbonated beverages: Sugar that gets into your body in the form of carbonated beverages are the worst in terms of the nooks and crannies that it gets into. As it is in liquid form, it can swirl around the toughest corner and deposit sugar there. This will encourage the growth of harmful bacteria, causing a host of problems.

  2. Dissolving tooth enamel: Tooth enamel is the topmost layer of teeth. This is the layer which is visible to the naked eye and is white in color. Foods such as chewy candies can leave a hard lump of sugar lodged in your teeth which the saliva in your mouth will not be able to dissolve away. This will keep producing acids and result in the dissolving of the enamel. Enamel protects the nerves of the teeth and thus will result in extreme pain and even tooth decay.

  3. Encourages the growth of plaque: Plaque is an obstructive and sticky substance that forms on many parts of your body, including the teeth. Plaque is an ideal breeding ground for bacteria and these bacteria feed and grow on the sugar from the foods that you eat. These bacteria can cause cavities, gum infections, bad breath, destroy the enamel among causing other dental problems as well.

Some of the other related problems that can be caused by sugar on your dental health are:-

  1. Reduction in the size of your back teeth due to erosion from acids formed from sugar.

  2. Gum infections of various kinds which may end up requiring surgery.

  3. Changes in the bite of a person i.e. the way upper and lower teeth come together.

  4. Sugar may also affect the growth of bacteria in the mouth, which in turn may also cause digestion problems.

  5. Causes bad breath due to buildup of bacteria.

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Hi, I am 25 years old, I am working in a private company. I take my lunch (9 a. M), lunch (1.00) dinner (10.00) on time. But I suffer from bad smell from my mouth. Please give some solution for that.

BDS
Dentist, Raipur
Hi, I am 25 years old, I am working in a private company. I take my lunch (9 a. M), lunch (1.00) dinner (10.00) on ti...
Kindly get scaling done and use mouth wash twice daily for 15 days. Brush your teeth twice daily using correct brushing technique. Also notice that you are not constipated most of the times as this is also one of the reasons for bad breath.
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I had an tooth ache and had treatment for that nd treatment is root canal and a cap is fitted but it doesn't fitting to my tooth wts the problem for that.

BDS
Dentist, Raipur
I had an tooth ache and had treatment for that nd treatment is root canal and a cap is fitted but it doesn't fitting ...
May be the cap is not made exactly of your tooth size. Kindly visit your dentist and get it replaced or corrected.
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Positive and negative effects of chewing gum om health or body, I want to know because i'm an adductor. Please answer it.

MDS Prosthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Kolkata
Positive and negative effects of chewing gum om health or body, I want to know because i'm an adductor. Please answer...
Chewing gum is usually not harmful. Use sugar free chewing gum to avoid cavities and drinks sips of water so that mouth doesn't go dry.
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I have ulcers on my tongue. What are the causes and effects of it. How to overcome this.

BDS
Dentist, Bangalore
There are so many causes of mouth ulcers like- -stress or tissue injury is thought to be the cause of simple mouth ulcers. -certain foods, including citrus or acidic fruits and vegetables (such as lemons, oranges, pineapples, apples, figs, tomatoes and strawberries), can trigger a mouth ulcer. -sometimes a sharp tooth surface also trigger mouth ulcers. -some cases of complex mouth ulcers are caused by an underlying health condition, such as an impaired immune system; nutritional problems, such as vitamin b-12, zinc, folic acid, or iron deficiency and heat in stomach. Usually ulcer heals by itself only within 1 week. You can take'becosule capsule' once in a day for 1 week for faster recovery. Temporarily you can apply mucopain gel over ulcer for relief.
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My lower teeth are pain. I never taken hot or cold items. What is problem and what should I do.?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
My lower teeth are pain. I never taken hot or cold items. What is problem and what should I do.?
A major cause of tooth sensitivity is root exposure.We need more investigations with clinical examination to decide upon treatment. You may need cleaning along with desensitizing procedures and / or artificial enamel filling. Advance procedures can be done with laser too. Until then apply a desensitizing paste (sensodyne tooth paste) on the teeth. Wait for 10 to 15 min until you brush your teeth with the same paste. Applying it overnight will be better. Advance procedures can be done with laser. 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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I am 24 years old .when I brush my tooth it start bleeding. What is the symptom of this types of disease.

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
I am 24 years old .when I brush my tooth it start bleeding. What is the symptom of this types of disease.
Occasional bleeding from gum is not a disease .but if you are having swollen gum, s bleeding and smell you have to be alarmed. Maintain oral hygiene and visit dental surgeon for cleaning and polishing of teeth. Follow the advise. Use listerine mouthwash after meals.
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Hello sir I am 32 year old, my problem is that my mouth and jaw is not open care fully only two finger go in to my mouth please give me a good suggestion.

DNB (ENT), MBBS
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist, Bangalore
It sounds like you may have a condition called as oral submucosal fibrosis (osf) that occurs due to excessive chewing of tobacco and gutka. If that is the case then see an ent to receive steroid injections that will release the fibrous bands and help in opening your mouth. You will also need exercises to open the mouth. If your ent says the cause is not osf then he may evaluate your tm joint (jaw bone joint) to see if there is any issue there.
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I have gingivitis problem in my teeth. I get done my teeth scaling nd now I am having a anti bacterial mouthwash. I also take saline water gargelling 3 to 4 tyms a day. Bt still whenever I eat something hard then it starts bleeding. Nd the smell of my saliva stinks. please suggest me what to do. Nd how much tym it will take to cure.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I have gingivitis problem in my teeth. I get done my teeth scaling nd now I am having a anti bacterial mouthwash. I a...
- 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. - 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.
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I am a20 year old boy having problem in my mouth, it gives bad smell sometimes, please help me out. Thank you.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I am a20 year old boy having problem in my mouth, it gives bad smell sometimes, please help me out. Thank you.
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. 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 25 year old male, and I have mouth ulcer problem since 6 month. What should I do?

Advanced Aesthetics, BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Hi there are various reasons for mouth ulcers it could be because of spicy food, medications, bad digestion, eating hard food etc. You have go for a professional check up to get the exact cause and solution for the same.
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I have yellow teeth and what can I get a chance to win the game is to be a good time to nathi gamatu mari jade vat karavi y the same time nathi k tame na Imo the best thing you should have the best?

BDS
Dentist, Saharanpur
I have yellow teeth and what can I get a chance to win the game is to be a good time to nathi gamatu mari jade vat ka...
Get scaling done n brush your teeth twice a day n use dental floss n mouthwash n do warmsaline rinces 3-4 times a day n scrap your tongue twice day n tel me d status after 5 days.
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