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Dr. Alka Patkar

Dentist, Mumbai

Dr. Alka Patkar Dentist, Mumbai
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Dr. Alka Patkar is an experienced Dentist in Santacruz West, Mumbai. She is currently associated with Patkar Dental Clinic in Santacruz West, Mumbai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Alka Patkar on Lybrate.com.

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I m suffering from bad breathing even I brush daily but my family member says your breath smells.

BDS
Dentist, Bangalore
I m suffering from bad breathing even I brush daily but my family member says your breath smells.
Bad breath can be reduced or prevented if you: - practice good oral hygiene. - brush twice a day with fluoride toothpaste to remove food debris and plaque. - don't forget to brush the tongue, too. - replace your toothbrush every 2 to 3 months or after an illness. - use floss or an interdental cleaner to remove food particles and plaque between teeth once a day. - see your dentist regularly -- at least twice a year. He or she will conduct an oral exam and professional teeth cleaning and will be able to detect and treat periodontal disease, dry mouth, or other problems that may be the cause of bad mouth odor. - drink lots of water. This will keep your mouth moist. - chewing gum (preferably sugarless) stimulates the production of saliva, which helps wash away food particles and bacteria.
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I have cavity in my teeth's and my teeth's are not so healthy what should I do? Is it possible to cure by a healthy diet and some home made medications.

MDS Prosthodontics
Dentist, Delhi
I have cavity in my teeth's and my teeth's are not so healthy what should I do? Is it possible to cure by a healthy d...
I am sorry to say but cavities once formed have to be filled and no medicines can cure it. After it has been filled properly then you can do proper care that it dosent recur.
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I am suffering from toothache since 3 month .when we eat sour thing as a example mango bite so l can't eat anything after that so please suggest me what I can do.

MD-siddha, bachelor of siddha medicine and surgery
Siddha Specialist,
I am suffering from toothache since 3 month .when we eat sour thing as a example mango bite so l can't eat anything a...
Hi, I think you are suffering from tooth sensitivity. Avoid sour taste or take it diluted. U can clean your teeth with some herbal powders like thiripala.
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Sir I have smelling problem in my teeth 3 month before i.do treatment for this by a dentist in my area. But few days again I started facing this smelling prob. Nobody wants to talk. To me my friends ,everybody told me that your mouth is smelling do something for this. Help me sir please tell me something. At morning when I wake up my saliva is smelling very badly. Please help me sir.

BDS, CDE Endo-Prostho, CDE - Cast Partial & Complete Dentures
Dentist, Pune
Sir I have smelling problem in my teeth 3 month before i.do treatment for this by a dentist in my area. But few days ...
Hello, bad breath could be because of deposits on teeth surface or food lodged in between teeth. Visit a dentist and get your deep scaling and polishing done. Brush your teeth twice daily. Night brushing is very important. Floss regularly. Rinse after every meal. Visit dentist every 6 months.
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Dry Mouth and Eyes - Complications Associated With It!

Diploma In HIV Medicine, MBBS
Allergist/Immunologist, Surat
Dry Mouth and Eyes - Complications Associated With It!

An immune system disorder distinguished by dry mouth and dry eyes is known as Sjogren’s Syndrome. It can also cause dryness in places that require moisture, such as throat, nose and skin. Sjogren’s syndrome is often linked to other diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and lupus (disease in which the immune system destroys its own tissues and causes inflammations). Sjogren’s syndrome normally affects people over the age of 40, and it mostly affects women.

Symptoms 
Sjogren’s syndrome has mainly two symptoms, and they include:

  1. Dry eyes: You feel like there is sand in your eyes as it burns and itches
  2. Dry mouth: You have difficulty speaking or swallowing

Sometimes, you might experience other symptoms as well, such as:

  1. Joint pain, stiffness and swelling
  2. Inflamed salivary glands
  3. Dry skin or skin rashes
  4. Vaginal dryness
  5. Continuous dry coughs
  6. Sustained fatigue

Causes
The exact cause of Sjogren’s syndrome is not known, but research strongly suggests that the autoimmune disease could be caused by genetic factors; especially if the illness has been found in more than one member of the family. Also, families with members suffering from type I diabetes, lupus and autoimmune thyroid disease can cause one or more members of the family to develop Sjogren’s syndrome.

Complications
The complications of Sjogren’s syndrome include:

  1. Dental cavities: Saliva protects the teeth from harmful bacteria that cause cavities. Since your mouth is dry, you become more susceptible to develop cavities.
  2. Yeast infections: Oral thrush, an oral yeast infection, is likely to develop if you have Sjogren’s syndrome.
  3. Vision problems: Dry eyes can cause corneal ulcers, sensitivity and blurred vision.
  4. Problems in the lungs, liver or kidneys: Inflammations can lead to bronchitis or pneumonia in your lungs; may cause cirrhosis or hepatitis C in your liver; and may lead to kidney malfunctions.
  5. Lymphoma: Some people with Sjogren’s syndrome might develop lymphoma, or lymph node cancer.

Peripheral neuropathy: Another complication of this illness is peripheral neuropathy, which is a tingling, burning and numbness sensation felt in your feet and hands.

Treatment
Sjogren’s syndrome is either treated with drugs, or with surgery. Doctors may prescribe drugs to increase the production of saliva and to treat inflammations. Alternatively, surgery is done to either seal the tear ducts or insert silicon or collagen plugs to close the ducts temporarily. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor.

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My friend is suffering from bad breadth. What precautions should he take to come over it? He is 17 yrs old.

Master of Clinical Dentistry, Bachelor of Dental Surgery
Dentist, Mumbai
Brush teeth properly twice a day with a soft toothbrush and toothpaste. Use mouthwash and floss in between teeth daily. Rinse you mouth with water thoroughly after every meal. Visit a dentist every 6 months for a regular check-up and clean-up.
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I got some red color spots on my tongue. Very painful and burning. I am unable to talk and eat. I think the reason for that is bubble gum. That is not suited for me. Please give me good medicines.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Bhopal
hello if it side effects of bubble gum then avoid it chew 2-3 leaves of guava early morning avoid oily spicy food further consult
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I am suffering from bad breath. Can you tell me the best solution to resolve it and I tried variety of tooth pastes but nothing improved.

BDS
Dentist, Vadodara
I am suffering from bad breath. Can you tell me the best solution to resolve it and I tried variety of tooth pastes b...
Bad breath can be due to accumulation of plaque or calculus, decay in teeth, dry mouth, sore throat, bad digestion, more intake of caffeinated and alcoholic drinks. Go for scaling and polishing. Brush twice daily and use a mouthwash. Reduce intake of caffeinated or alcoholic drinks. Avoid too spicy foods.
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Due to an accident, My friend upper and lower gums had been cut. What is his situation? And Is there any treatment for it?

Due to an accident, My friend upper and lower gums had been cut. What is his situation? And Is there any treatment fo...
If cut is minor then it will heal. After that he can undergo cosmetic surgery if he wants. It can be treated easily. Don't worry. Let it heal first.
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My son is two years old. He brushes his teeth twice a day using kidodent tooth paste. But he does not spit the brushed paste. He often swallows them. Doctor I want to know whether any problems would affect him or wat.

PG Fellowship In Microdentistry, BDS
Dentist, Thane
My son is two years old. He brushes his teeth twice a day using kidodent tooth paste. But he does not spit the brushe...
It can lead to some problem but its always better if he spits, use a very small amount of toothpaste 1/4th - 1/2 the size of a pea, not more. The kid toothpaste are specially designed with reduced fluoride contents to prevent any problems with ingestion of the paste, but its always better if you put him to the habit of spitting.
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My son is 22 yrs old. He is suffering from oral ulcer (bayi hunnu / hugulu). Recently when we got his blood checked, we came to know that his hemoglobin value is 17.3 gm/di. He does not smoke / no bad habits. No much stress or strain. My question are: 1) what is the reason for higher hemoglobin value? 2) what is the effect of higher hemoglobin value on body? 3) whether higher hemoglobin lead to oral ulcer? 4) how to bring hemoglobin to normal value? 5) what is the remedy for oral ulcer?

MD
General Physician, Delhi
Hi sir. The disorder or other factor that may cause high hb copd dehydration. Emphysema living in high altitude other type of lung and heart disease also polycythemia vera your doctor has to carry specific test to find the resone for high hb. High hb may lead to oral ulcer in some people. You should consult a hematologist only give him orasore for local application on mouth ulcer and bcomplex tab once daily
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Sir, madam I am suffering from gums problem from 10 days so please solute the problem.

BDS (GOLD MEDALIST)
Dentist, Jamshedpur
Sir, madam I am suffering from gums problem from 10 days so please solute the problem.
Gum problem mostly happens dur to plaque or tarter deposited between gum and teeth. After investigation get scaling and polishing done. Rine with chlorhexidine mouth wash.
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Best treatment for 3 crooked teeth. Don't want braces for just 3 teeth. Suggest other treatment.

BDS, Master of Hospital Administration
Dentist, Patna
Best treatment for 3 crooked teeth. Don't want braces for just 3 teeth. Suggest other treatment.
Prosthodontics is second option. This treatment needs your teeth to be reduced to smaller size by the dentist then a better crown with good shape (not crooked) is placed. You will need rct of those teeth before the crown.
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What should I do to avoid frequent mouth ulcers and I do not eat that is being tasted by my friends and I always prefer healthy food?

MDS Prosthodontics
Dentist, Howrah
What should I do to avoid frequent mouth ulcers and I do not eat that is being tasted by my friends and I always pref...
Stay calm and cool. Do not take much stress. Have healthy food habits. Visit a dentist to check for any other oral reason.
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BDS
Dentist, Dibrugarh
Visit a dentist regularly for oral health checkups.

What is multiple teeth disorder? One of my friend having this problem. He has 25 more teeth under his gummy. What is the treatment for this problem? How his has to maintain?

Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
What is multiple teeth disorder? One of my friend having this problem. He has 25 more teeth under his gummy. What is ...
It is due to gentical or harmonal problem they have to be removed they can be removed by doing surgery.
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I had pain in my tooth and I get treatment from doctor. But I have pain in teeth What I do?

Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
I had pain in my tooth and I get treatment from doctor. But I have pain in teeth What I do?
If it root canal treated then go for re root canal if it is not suitable for root canal then go for removal.
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My jaw giving pain on side joint mouth within 2 months. What can I do to relief pain? Tell me sir.

MDS Pediatric Dentist, BDS
Dentist, Delhi
My jaw giving pain on side joint mouth within 2 months. What can I do to relief pain? Tell me sir.
Avoid biting hard and reduce mouth opening as joint pain can be due to muscle problem in joint. You can also do hot and cold fermentation.
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Sir I have doing brush twice a day. But bad smell is coming from my mouth. What is the reason.

Advanced Aesthetics, BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Sir I have doing brush twice a day. But bad smell is coming from my mouth. What is the reason.
Hi, there are various reasons of bad breath like impurities in blood, inefficient digestive system, dry mouth (lack of saliva production), gum disease, cavities, plaque and tartar formation around teeth and gums, kind of diet, improper brushing / cleaning of mouth etc. I would advise you to get a thorough physical and dental examination to rule out the cause of bad breath and to solve it permanently. Regards
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