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Medications That Can Stain Teeth!

Advanced Aesthetics, Certified IVF Specialist
Dentist,
Medications That Can Stain Teeth!

The antibiotic tetracycline causes gray teeth in children whose teeth are still developing. Antibacterial mouthwashes that contain chlorhexidine or cetylpyridinium chloride can also stain teeth. Some antihistamines, antipsychotic drugs, and blood pressure medications cause tooth stains, like iron and excess fluoride. If bleaching doesn't help, ask your dentist about dental bonding, in which tooth-colored material is applied to teeth.

medications that can stain teeth

Dr. Isha Malhotra 93% (7401 ratings)
BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
medications that can stain teeth
Medications that can stain teeth

The antibiotic tetracycline causes gray teeth in children whose teeth are still developing. Antibacterial mouthwashes that contain chlorhexidine or cetylpyridinium chloride can also stain teeth. Some antihistamines, antipsychotic drugs, and blood pressure medications cause tooth stains, as can iron and excess fluoride. If bleaching doesn't help, ask your dentist about dental bonding, in which a tooth-colored material is applied to teeth.

Dr. Apoorv Mittal 88% (19 ratings)
BDS, Diploma in Hospital Administration, Diploma in Pharmacy
Dentist, Delhi
Prevent Dental Stains Without Chemicals

Do you wish your teeth were whiter? Some people have off-white teeth naturally, probably through their genetic inheritance. Others get stained teeth over time for a variety of reasons. If you would like to brighten your smile but don't want to put the time or money into commercially whitening them, here are a few suggestions for doing it on your own.

1. Limit your consumption of tea, which contains tannic acid. This substance can darken teeth gradually over time, as evidenced by the stains left in teacups used for serving this beverage. You also may want to cut back on cola products, which has a similar but lesser effect. Any foods with deep colors, like blueberries, can leave stains on your tooth enamel. So be sure to brush your teeth after eating foods like these.

2. Rinse your mouth after eating. For best results, try to rinse with water even after snacks, including pop or candy bars. This will prevent foods from sticking to or staying with your teeth, where they can adhere to the enamel and cause stains to appear gradually. At work, use the drinking fountain or bathroom sink for a quick rinse. The quicker you rinse, the better results you will have. Some people even carry small bottles of mouthwash for a quick gargle after lunch.

3. Brush your teeth at least twice a day. Morning and evening are the best times, or following two of your main meals. This will help to remove food bits that can cause discoloration or decay. You can use whitening toothpaste if you prefer, which will provide a low-key brightening effect on your teeth without the use of harsh chemicals or abrasive products. Ask your dentist to recommend a safe whitener for this purpose.

4. Ask about tetracycline substitutes. If you are prescribed tetracycline, a popular antibiotic, ask the doctor if there is a reasonable substitute, as tetracycline has been known to discolor patients' teeth, especially those who took it frequently or for prolonged periods of time. If you must take it, check with your dentist about how to combat the potential darkening effect it may have on your teeth. Other medications may have this effect, as well, so if tooth color is a problem, ask your doctor about the potential for discoloration for any prescription you receive, or simply inquire about those you should avoid.

Canker Sores - Ways It Can Be Treated!

MD- Paediatrics & Neonatology, MBBS
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
Canker Sores - Ways It Can Be Treated!

Canker sores can be said to be quite annoying, to say the very least. However, it is a relief to know that most of these sores are not a cause of concern. That being said, when a person has the opportunity to stop the sores from staying on, why should he or she not take it? In order to get to know how to treat canker sores, it is first important to understand what they are and how they are caused.

These sores mainly appear in children. The areas where they appear are the mouth and the tongue, in particular. One of the interesting things about canker sores is the fact that doctors do not know what the exact cause of these sores is. The symptoms of having canker sores include a possible tingling in the area in the run-up to the canker sore appearing, as well as painful red sores. It is to be kept in mind that these sores can develop either on their own or in groups.

Possible reasons why a person may have canker sores can include a bad diet, an infection and also a deficiency in terms of the intake of certain nutrients. One of the key nutrients happens to be folic acid. Iron and the vitamin B12 are not to be forgotten, either.


When a person would like to make an effort to reduce the pain and the discomfort which is associated with a canker sore, he or she should follow a routine in which after a meal is eaten, he or she should take some baking soda and mix it with a little bit of water. After this is done to a sufficient point to make a paste, he or she should apply it on the canker sores in the mouth. If an alternative is required, what could be used is a mix of water along with some hydrogen peroxide. This is to be followed up soon with some milk of magnesia.

The last thing a person wants is for an infection to strike the canker sores he or she may have. Not only is this quite uncomfortable, to say the very least, but there is also a longer time taken to the point of full recovery. In order to combat this, mouthwashes which include tetracycline are welcome. Also rinsing the mouth with a mix of warm water and salt is a smart move. If you wish to discuss any specific problem. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult the best Pediatrician in Gurgaon & get answers to your questions!

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An Insight on Teeth Whitening

Dr. Vineet Kapoor 90% (153 ratings)
BDS, Certification In Oral Implantology
Dentist, Ghaziabad
An Insight on Teeth Whitening

What is it?
Tooth whitening lightens teeth and helps to remove stains and discoloration. Whitening is among the most popular cosmetic dental procedures because it can greatly improve how your teeth look. Most dentists perform tooth whitening. Whitening is not a one time procedure. It will need to be repeated from time to time if you want to maintain the brighter color.

What it is used for?
The outer layer of the tooth is called the enamel. The color of natural teeth is created by the reflection and scattering of light off the enamel, combined with the color of the dentin under it. Your genes affect the thickness and smoothness of the enamel. Thinner enamel allows more of the color of the dentin to show through. Having smoother or rougher enamel also affects the reflection of light and therefore the color.

Every day, a thin coating (pellicle) forms on the enamel and picks up stains. Tooth enamel also contains pores that can hold stains. The most common reasons for teeth to get yellow or stained are:

  • Using tobacco
  • Drinking dark colored liquids such as coffee, cola, tea and red wine
  • Not taking good care of your teeth

Aging makes teeth less bright as the enamel gets thinner and the dentin becomes darker. It is also possible to have stains inside the tooth. These are called intrinsic stains. For example, intrinsic stains can be caused by exposure to too much fluoride as a child while teeth are developing. Other causes include tetracycline antibiotics. They can stain a child's teeth if taken by a mother during the second half of pregnancy or by a child who is 8 years old or younger. Teeth are still developing during these years. Trauma can also darken a tooth and tooth whitening is the most effective way to treat on surface (extrinsic) stains.

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Treatment of Ehrlichiosis!

Dr. Radhika A (Md) 89% (13 ratings)
MD - Acupuncture, Diploma In Accupuncture, Advanced Diploma In Accupuncture
Acupuncturist, Delhi
Treatment of Ehrlichiosis!

Treatment of Ehrlichiosis

Homeopathic Treatment of Ehrlichiosis
Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Ehrlichiosis
Psychotherapy Treatment of Ehrlichiosis
Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Ehrlichiosis
Surgical Treatment of Ehrlichiosis
Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Ehrlichiosis
Other Treatment of Ehrlichiosis
What is Ehrlichiosis
Symptoms of Ehrlichiosis
Causes of Ehrlichiosis
Risk factors of Ehrlichiosis
Complications of Ehrlichiosis
Lab Investigations and Diagnosis of Ehrlichiosis
Precautions & Prevention of Ehrlichiosis
Treatment of Ehrlichiosis 

Homeopathic Treatment of Ehrlichiosis

Homeopathy relieves fever aches and other complaints. It treats the person as a whole. Treatment is constitutional. It means that homeopathic treatment focuses on the patient as a person, as well as his pathological condition. It balances the energy system, improves immunity and body functions. It naturally cures the root cause of disorder. Some of the homeopathic medicines for Ehrlichiosis are:

Ars alb
Belladona
Bryonia
Calc P
Ferr P
Rhus Tox
Merc 

Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Ehrlichiosis

In the Allopathic Treatment of Ehrlichiosis, antibiotics such as doxycycline or tetracycline are prescribed. If you’re pregnant, your doctor may prescribe the antibiotic rifampin instead, because tetracycline and doxycycline aren’t recommended during pregnancy.

What is Ehrlichiosis?

Ehrlichiosis is a bacterial infection transmitted by ticks that causes flu-like symptoms. The ticks that spread ehrlichiosis are the Lone Star tick, the deer tick and the dog tick.

Symptoms of Ehrlichiosis

Fever and chills
Headache
Joint and muscle aches
Nausea and vomiting
Diarrhea
Cough
Confusion
Rash

Causes of Ehrlichiosis

The bacteria enter your skin through the bite and eventually make their way into your bloodstream.
It may be transmitted through blood transfusions, from mother to fetus and through direct contact with an infected, slaughtered animal.

Risk factors of Ehrlichiosis

Being male
Being outdoors in warm weather
Living in or visiting an area with a high tick population

Complications of Ehrlichiosis

Kidney failure
Respiratory failure
Heart failure
Coma
Seizures 

Diagnosis of Ehrlichiosis

Diagnosis of Ehrlichiosis involves the following tests:

Blood test
Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test
Indirect fluorescent antibody (IFA) test

Precautions & Prevention of Ehrlichiosis

Avoid open-toed shoes or sandals
Wear long pants and a long-sleeved shirt
Wear light-colored clothing
Do a daily inspection for ticks on any pet that spends time outdoors
Do a complete visual inspection of your body

Treatment of Ehrlichiosis!

Dr. Radhika A (Md) 89% (13 ratings)
MD - Acupuncture, Diploma In Accupuncture, Advanced Diploma In Accupuncture
Acupuncturist, Delhi
Treatment of Ehrlichiosis!

Treatment of Ehrlichiosis

Homeopathic Treatment of Ehrlichiosis

  • Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Ehrlichiosis
  • Psychotherapy Treatment of Ehrlichiosis
  • Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Ehrlichiosis
  • Surgical Treatment of Ehrlichiosis
  • Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Ehrlichiosis
  • Other Treatment of Ehrlichiosis
  • What is Ehrlichiosis
  • Symptoms of Ehrlichiosis
  • Causes of Ehrlichiosis
  • Risk factors of Ehrlichiosis
  • Complications of Ehrlichiosis
  • Lab Investigations and Diagnosis of Ehrlichiosis
  • Precautions & Prevention of Ehrlichiosis

Treatment of Ehrlichiosis 

Homeopathic Treatment of Ehrlichiosis

Homeopathy relieves fever aches and other complaints. It treats the person as a whole. Treatment is constitutional. It means that homeopathic treatment focuses on the patient as a person, as well as his pathological condition. It balances the energy system, improves immunity and body functions. It naturally cures the root cause of disorder. Some of the homeopathic medicines for Ehrlichiosis are:

  • Ars alb
  • Belladona
  • Bryonia
  • Calc P
  • Ferr P
  • Rhus Tox
  • Merc 

Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Ehrlichiosis

In the Allopathic Treatment of Ehrlichiosis, antibiotics such as doxycycline or tetracycline are prescribed. If you’re pregnant, your doctor may prescribe the antibiotic rifampin instead, because tetracycline and doxycycline aren’t recommended during pregnancy.

What is Ehrlichiosis

Ehrlichiosis is a bacterial infection transmitted by ticks that causes flu-like symptoms. The ticks that spread ehrlichiosis are the Lone Star tick, the deer tick and the dog tick.

Symptoms of Ehrlichiosis

  • Fever and chills
  • Headache
  • Joint and muscle aches
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Cough
  • Confusion
  • Rash

Causes of Ehrlichiosis

  • The bacteria enter your skin through the bite and eventually make their way into your bloodstream.
  • It may be transmitted through blood transfusions, from mother to fetus and through direct contact with an infected, slaughtered animal.

Risk factors of Ehrlichiosis

  • Being male
  • Being outdoors in warm weather
  • Living in or visiting an area with a high tick population

Complications of Ehrlichiosis

Diagnosis of Ehrlichiosis

Diagnosis of Ehrlichiosis involves the following tests:

  • Blood test
  • Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test
  • Indirect fluorescent antibody (IFA) test

Precautions & Prevention of Ehrlichiosis

  • Avoid open-toed shoes or sandals
  • Wear long pants and a long-sleeved shirt
  • Wear light-colored clothing
  • Do a daily inspection for ticks on any pet that spends time outdoors
  • Do a complete visual inspection of your body

Acne and Acne Scars - Know Its Types!

Dr. Jagatjit Singh Kohli 87% (261 ratings)
MBBS, DHMS-Harvard, Masters in Clinical Dermatology
Dermatologist, Chandigarh
Acne and Acne Scars - Know Its Types!

The first thing a person notices about you is the skin. So, while a person with clear skin feels good and confident, a person with acne marks can be bothered about it and feel embarrassed. This is a common finding especially among teenagers who are very conscious about how their looks.

Given the hormonal changes that they are going through, adolescents are most affected by acne. Not just cosmetically, it also affects them emotionally. Those with oily skin, poor food choices with oily and greasy foods, and poor exercise are more prone to acne.

Types of acne: Acne are classified on a different basis, as below.

  1. Whiteheads of blackheads, nodules or cysts – based on appearance
  2. Mild, moderate, or severe – based on severity
  3. Acute or chronic - based on periodicity

There could be a combination like chronic blackheads, which most people suffer even well into their 30s. Similarly, acute nodular or chronic cystic forms are also seen.

Treatment: Acne can be treated using topical and systemic methods depending on the condition.
Diet changes, skin care methods, topical anti-acne creams, and even systemic measures can be used. Most commonly used products are retinoids, benzoyl peroxide, and antibiotics like tetracycline and clindamycin.

General Tips:

  1. Limit exposure to the sun and use protection with sunscreen, hat, scarf, and sunglasses
  2. Avoid use of chemicals on the skin including creams, lotions, deodorants, etc.
  3. Use safer peels and scrubs like fruits and vegetables
  4. Reduce oil in food, and avoid junk food
  5. Increase water intake to improve skin hydration

A more serious issue with severe acne, acute/chronic, is the marks they leave behind. There could be people who are severely affected cosmetically and require scar removal. Some of the options they have are listed below.

  1. Laser: Acne marks are darker than the rest of the skin, and so a beam of the laser is targeted at this tissue to get rid of the darker tissue. The laser also tends to reduce further acne attacks by reducing bacteria contained in the skin.
  2. Micro-needling: The underlying layers of the skin contain collagen, which can be boosted to generate more healthy skin cells. Through tiny needles, micro fat cells are injected into the skin, which improves skin quality.
  3. Photofacials: Another way to stimulate the collagen is to apply a heated probe to the inner layers of the skin. The outer layer of the skin is simultaneously cooled. Skin regeneration happens, leading to scar removal.
  4. Injectable fillers: Chemicals like retinoids and micro fat are injected into the skin, which promotes collagen formation and new skin regeneration.

So, though acne and acne scars are common problems, there are definitely solutions available.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Dazzling Smile with Perfectly White Teeth

Dr. Rajat 91% (558 ratings)
BDS, PG Diploma In PG Advance Course Of Oral Implantology On New Generation Implants, PGDHHM
Dentist, Gurgaon
Dazzling Smile with Perfectly White Teeth

We all look at pictures of our favorite celebrities and long to have that perfect while smile showing off well-aligned teeth. However, due to various reasons, our teeth do not seem to be like theirs. Some of the reasons for the not-so-white teeth include:

  1. Food habits like excessive cola, coffee, tea
  2. Tobacco chewing and smoking
  3. Fluoride deposits seen in people in which the community water has excessive fluoride content
  4. Ageing
  5. Side effect of medications like tetracyclines.

However, with teeth achieving major cosmetic value, a lot of developments have happened and now a set of white pearls need not just be a dream. Whether it is just one tooth which is oddly colored or the entire set has taken on a darker shade, teeth whitening procedure comes to the rescue. It is well within the reach of most people, with options that can be managed both in the office and at the convenience of your homes.

Whatever the technique, the basic chemical is the same, hydrogen peroxide, which is a well-known bleaching agent. This works very well on extrinsic stains and may take repeated visits to the dentist to whiten teeth with intrinsic stains like fluorosis.

Things to remember:

Before going ahead with teeth whitening, the dentist will inform you that:

  1. Cavities need to be treated before teeth can be whitened
  2. Receded gums need to be treated before teeth whitening
  3. Any crown work that is pending should be done before the teeth whitening can be done.

Once all the above mentioned things have been take care of, the next step is to clean the teeth completely. This cleaning will ensure that your teeth are free of bacteria and other deposits. The patient's impressions are then taken to make customized trays.

The dentist will provide you with a kit, which contains the trays and the bleaching material. The material should be applied on to the trays, left in place in the mouth to produce the bleaching effect. This may need to be repeated for about 2 to 3 weeks.

Types:

Whitening can be done on vital teeth or on non-vital teeth-

  1. Vital teeth are usually bleached in the clinic, where the bleaching agent is applied on the tooth. It is then activated by a laser light to produce the active chemical that whitens the teeth. If the staining is excessive, then in-house vital tooth whitening may be followed by a couple of home applications.
  2. Non-vital teeth: Teeth which are root canal treated turn brown over a period of time. Whitening these root canal treated teeth is known as non-vital tooth whitening.

So, if you are not happy with your set of teeth, there is always a solution – get them whitened and see your smile broaden.

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Dental Veneers - Types and Advantages

Dr. Nishi Tandon 89% (77 ratings)
BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
Dental Veneers - Types and Advantages

A thin layer of material placed over a tooth to protect its surface or improves its appearance is known as veneer. Dental veneers are a popular treatment for transforming your smile’s overall appearance. Placement of dental veneers can dramatically improve your smile and appearance. Most people believe that veneers are a single treatment when there are actually many types of veneer you can avail.

Types-

Some common types of veneers include—

  1. Composite Veneers: Composite veneers are more commonly done. These are adjusted and sculpted during the dentist appointment. Cracked or chipped tooth, small cosmetic problems are usually fixed with composite veneers.

  2. Porcelain Veneers: Porcelain veneers are expensive, but the effect they have on your smile is worth every penny. Porcelain veneer treatment involves multiple trips to the dentist’s office. They are stain-resistant and are more durable than other veneers.

Types of Dental Problems That Veneers Fix-

Veneers are routinely used to fix:

  1. Teeth that are discolored -- either because of root canal treatment; stains from tetracycline or other drugs, excessive fluoride or other causes; or the presence of large resin fillings that have discolored the tooth
  2. Teeth that are worn down
  3. Teeth that are chipped or broken
  4. Teeth that are misaligned, uneven, or irregularly shaped (for example, have craters or bulges in them)
  5. Teeth with gaps between them (to close the space between these teeth)

Advantages-

The advantages of veneers are as follows:

  1. They give a natural appearance to your teeth.

  2. The tissues of the gum can tolerate porcelain well.

  3. Porcelain veneers are resistant to stains.

  4. The porcelain colour can be chosen to make dark teeth appear whiter.

  5. Veneers offer a traditional approach in transforming the shape and colour of a tooth; they don’t normally require the intensive shaping before the procedure, like dental crowns do.

  6. Veneers offer an aesthetic dental substitute.

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