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Dr. Adit Shah

MDS - Orthodontics

Dentist, Mumbai

6 Years Experience  ·  500 at clinic
Dr. Adit Shah MDS - Orthodontics Dentist, Mumbai
6 Years Experience  ·  500 at clinic
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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. Adit Shah is a popular Dentist in Nana Chowk, Mumbai. She has over 6 years of experience as a Dentist. She is a MDS - Orthodontics . She is currently practising at Shah's Dental Serenity in Nana Chowk, Mumbai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Adit Shah on Lybrate.com.

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MDS - Orthodontics - K.M. Shah Dental College Hospital - 2011
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Why Dental Cleaning and Polishing???

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
Why Dental Cleaning and Polishing???

What are dental cleanings (scale and polish) and why have them?

Dental cleanings involve removing plaque (soft, sticky, bacteria infested film) and tartar (calculus) deposits that have built up on the teeth over time. Your teeth are continually bathed in saliva which contains calcium and other substances which help strengthen and protect the teeth. While this is a good thing, it also means that we tend to get a build-up of calcium deposits on the teeth. This chalky substance will eventually build up over time, like limescale in a pipe or kettle. Usually, it is tooth coloured and can easily be mistaken as part of the teeth, but it also can vary from brown to black in colour.

If the scale or calculus (tartar, as dentists like to call it) is allowed to accumulate on the teeth it will, unfortunately, provide the right conditions for bacteria to thrive next to the gums. The purpose of the cleaning and polishing is basically to leave the surfaces of the teeth clean and smooth so that bacteria are unable to stick to them and you have a better chance of keeping the teeth clean during your regular home care.Also it leaves your teeth feeling lovely and smooth and clean, which is nice when you run your tongue around them. Actually, come to think of it, there's nothing worse than someone you fancy running their tongue around your teeth and finding a piece of spinach or something! Still, if they're hungry

The professional cleaning of teeth is sometimes referred to as prophylaxis (orprophy for short). It's a Greek word which means 'to prevent beforehand' - in this case, it helps prevent gum disease.

How are dental cleanings done?

The dental hygienist or dentist uses specialized instruments to gently remove these deposits without harming the teeth. The instruments which may be used during your cleaning, and what they feel like, are described below.

Ultrasonic instrument

Commonly used first is an ultrasonic instrument which uses tickling vibrations to knock larger pieces of tartar loose. It also sprays a cooling mist of water while it works to wash away debris and keep the area at a proper temperature. The device typically emits a humming or high pitched whistling sound. This may seem louder than it actually is because the sound may get amplified inside your head, just like when you put an electric toothbrush into your mouth.

The ultrasonic instrument tips are curved and rounded and are always kept in motion around the teeth. They are by no means sharp since their purpose is to knock tartar loose and not to cut into the teeth. It is best to inform the operator if the sensations are too strong or ticklish so that they can adjust the setting appropriately on the device or modify the pressure applied.

With larger deposits that have hardened on, it can take some time to remove these, just like trying to remove baked-on grime on a stove that has been left over a long time. So your cleaning may take longer than future cleanings. Imagine not cleaning a house for six months versus cleaning it every week. The six-month job is going to take longer than doing smaller weekly jobs.

Fine hand tools

Once the larger pieces of tartar are gone, the dental worker will switch to finer hand tools (called scalers and curettes in dental-speak) to remove smaller deposits and smoothen the tooth surfaces. These tools are curved and shaped to match the curves of the teeth. They allow smaller tartar deposits to be removed bycarefully scraping them off with a gentle to moderate amount of pressure. Just like taking a scrubbing brush to a soiled pot, the dental worker has to get the areas clean and smooth.

Polishing

Once all the surfaces are smooth, the dental worker may polish your teeth. Polishing is done using a slow speed handpiece with a soft rubber cup that spins on the end. Prophylaxis (short for prophy) paste - a special gritty toothpaste-like material - is scooped up like ice cream into the cup and spun around on the teeth to make them shiny smooth.

Fluoride


Your dentist may also apply fluoride. This is the final, and my favorite part of the dental cleaning! Fluoride comes in many different flavours such as chocolate, mint, strawberry, cherry, watermelon, pina colada and can be mixed and matched just like ice cream at a parlour for a great taste sensation! Make no mistake though, this in-office fluoride treatment is meant for topical use only on the surfaces of the teeth and swallowing excessive amounts can give a person a tummy ache as it is not meant to be ingested.

Fluoride foam or gel is then placed into small, flexible foam trays and placed over the teeth for 30 seconds. Afterwards, the patient is directed to spit as much out as possible into a saliva ejector. The fluoride helps to strengthen the teeth since the acids from bacteria in dental tartar and plaque will have weakened the surfaces. It is best not to eat, drink or rinse for 30 minutes after the fluoride has been applied.

Is it going to be painful?

Most people find that cleanings are painless, and find the sensations described above - tickling vibrations, the cooling mist of water, and the feeling of pressure during 'scraping' - do not cause discomfort. A lot of people even report that they enjoy cleanings and the lovely smooth feel of their teeth afterwards! There may be odd zingy sensations, but many people don't mind as they only last a nanosecond.

Be sure to let your dentist/hygienist know if you find things are getting too uncomfortable for your liking. They can recommend various options to make the cleaning more enjoyable.

Painful cleaning experiences can be caused by a number of things: a rough dentist or hygienist, exposed dentine (not dangerous, but can make cleanings unpleasant), or sore gum tissues.

In case you may have had painful cleaning experiences in the past, switching to a gentle hygienist/dentist and perhaps a spot of nitrous oxide can often make all the difference. You could also choose to be numbed. If you find the scaling a bit uncomfortable because the gum tissues (rather than the teeth themselves) are sensitive, topical numbing gels can be used.

 

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Some swallow occurs beside my gums on my right side of mouth. When I try to eat something, that swallow skin comes between my teeth, and I am not able to eat anything and I know it's not the sign of new teeth, as on right side of my mouth all my teeth already grew and there is no space for new teeth to grow.

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
Some swallow occurs beside my gums on my right side of mouth. When I try to eat something, that swallow skin comes be...
U may be getting third molar consult a maxillfacial surgeon get a xray if not in correct direction it may have to be removed.
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Sir/madam, I suffered every year from angular cheilitis or perleche during the time of weather changes. Please tell the medicine for this infection.

MD - Skin,VD & Lepxsy
Dermatologist, Hyderabad
Sir/madam, I suffered every year from angular cheilitis or perleche during the time of weather changes. Please tell t...
Hello lybrate-user, take B complex tablets, use green leafy vegetables in your diet. Consult a general physician for further management.
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My gum is bleeding when I brush my teeth. It smells bad when I woke up in the morning.

BDS
Dentist, Kolar
My gum is bleeding when I brush my teeth. It smells bad when I woke up in the morning.
Gums bleeding is due to infection in gums. Get scalling done by dentist. Take vit c tab for one week. Use proper brushing techniques. Brush, floss n use mouthwash twice daily. Massage your gums with your finger tips after brushing. Keep your tongue clean. Rinse your mouth well after each meal. Visit your dentist for dental checkups every 6 months to detect n prevent dental probs.
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I have sensitive tooth! what should I do?

Advanced Aesthetics, BDS
Dentist,
I have sensitive tooth! what should I do?
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.
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Is whitening toothpastes usually contain peroxides and other strong abrasives that might make your teeth appear whiter by removing stains?

BDS
Dentist,
Is whitening toothpastes usually contain peroxides and other strong abrasives that might make your teeth appear white...
yes they contain peroxides too remove intrinsic stains n some abrasives for removal of extrinsic stains.
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I am having teeth gum problem. Maximum gum has become black visible when fold the lips for brushing. While brushing they give pain & maximum times they bleed. What to do in this case? I do not smoke & drink.

BDS
Dentist, Rewa
I am having teeth gum problem. Maximum gum has become black visible when fold the lips for brushing. While brushing t...
Black gums are a result of hyperpigmentation that can be done at a clinic and reason for bleeding gums is probaby any deposits around your teeth you need to get that cleaned know as oral prophylaxis.
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Mere mouth me ek bada chala he. Or infection lips tak aa gaya he. Nahi kha sakts hu ke nahi liquid le sakta hu.

Certification in Full Mouth Rehabilitation, Post-Graduate Certificate in Oral Implantology (PGCOI), M.Sc - Master of Oral Implantology (MOI), Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Rajkot
Mere mouth me ek bada chala he. Or infection lips tak aa gaya he. Nahi kha sakts hu ke nahi liquid le sakta hu.
Aapko ek baar specially jaake dentist ko dikhana chahiye. Tab tak aap pain and chale ke liye ye use kar sakte he. Tab-b complex 1 in day dentogel.
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I have some blank area in between my tooth and when i take any thing then pain start on that time so what i do. And i was already fill that blank area but again and again remove from my tooth.

BDS
Dentist, Ahmedabad
You have gum problem in between your teeth . This can be rectify by scaling and gum massages regularly and if gap is more than use proxa-bruse to clean that area to solve the problem, Now if blank space is due to damage of teeth than have to consult dentist to correct the problem
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I am a 29 years old female and have mouth ulcer for last 2 months. What should I do?

MDS - Oral Medicine and Radiology, BDS
Dentist, Ahmedabad
Hi, there are many causes of mouth ulcers like stress, trauma, constipation, vitamin deficiency and many more. You can apply mucopain gel over the ulcers for relief. Visit an oral medicine specialist for complete treatment. Regards.
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My teeth are yellow in colour from child. And teeth are not straight. Please suggest me some medicine or treatment for permanent good result.

BDS, Certified endodontics
Dentist, Guwahati
My teeth are yellow in colour from child. And teeth are not straight. Please suggest me some medicine or treatment fo...
You can either go for orthodontic treatment and bleaching or you can go for jacket crowns for your tooth.
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A black layer is deposited on the inner side of my teeth what can I do now ?

BDS
Dentist,
It is calculus layer deposited on teeth. Get your teeth cleaned from dentist. He/she will perform ultrasonic scaling of teeth, by which calculus will be removed.
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My teeth are a bit yellowish. Suggest me toothpaste that can help whiten the teeth.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
My teeth are a bit yellowish. Suggest me toothpaste that can help whiten the teeth.
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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I used to brush every day two times well. And I never smoked. But my teeth are yellowish, what should I do?

BDS
Dentist, Ajmer
I used to brush every day two times well. And I never smoked. But my teeth are yellowish, what should I do?
Adult teeth are not milky white, they have a slight yellowish tinge. If you feel they are more yellowish then it may be due to stains or hardened debris present. Apart from smoking your dietary habits may also cause stains. Please get your teeth professionally cleaned by a dentist. If you are not satisfied with the results of cleaning go for bleaching of teeth.
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My father is 63 years old and he is suffering from tooth pain. What should he do?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
My father is 63 years old and he is suffering from tooth pain. What should he do?
The type of treatment you have for toothache will depend on the cause of the pain, so your dentist will examine your mouth and may carry out an X-ray to try to identify the problem. •If your toothache is caused by tooth decay, your dentist will remove the decayed area and replace it with a filling. •If your toothache is caused by a loose or broken filling, the filling will be taken out, any decay will be removed and a new filling put in place. •If the pulp inside your tooth is infected, you may need root canal treatment. This procedure involves removing the infected pulp and then inserting a special type of filling to seal the tooth and prevent re-infection. •If your toothache can't be treated using these methods, or if your tooth is impacted (wedged between another tooth and your jaw), it may need to be removed.
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Dear sir, I am 47 year old male. My two teeth have cavities. Also gap between these teeth. Please advice.

BDS, Non-Resident J.R. in Dept. of Orthodontics, Certified oral implantologist, Advanced Aesthetics, Digital Smile Designer
Dentist, Jammu
Sir, you can get these teeth filled by a dentist for cavities and can be rebuild too minimize the gap.
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I am a 22 years old boy. When I am drinking cold water then a little bit of pain is occurring in my teeth. What should I do?

Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Ambala
I am a 22 years old boy. When I am drinking cold water then a little bit of pain is occurring in my teeth. What shoul...
See a dentist and check for cavities. In between if no cavity try a desensitizing paste like vantej or thermoseal for interim relief.
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On the last left side of my mouth, one new teeth is coming, due to which I am getting pain in the gum and in its peripheral area. Kindly suggest me the remedy.

MDS Prosthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
On the last left side of my mouth, one new teeth is coming, due to which I am getting pain in the gum and in its peri...
Hello lybrate-user erupting wisdom tooth causes pain. It is important to see clinically to decide if the tooth will erupt properly in place. If the position is appropriate, your dentist will give some medication for pain to subside. Otherwise, you should plan for tooth removal.
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