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Dr. Alka Patkar

Dentist, Mumbai

Dr. Alka Patkar Dentist, Mumbai
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I'm dedicated to providing optimal health care in a relaxed environment where I treat every patients as if they were my own family....more
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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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Happy Oral Hygiene Day.

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Happy Oral Hygiene Day.
Happy oral hygiene day. Good oral hygiene is must for healthy teeth, healthy gums, healthy smile and healthy you.
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I want to change my front tooth which is half gone. Just suggest me to what kind of tooth I have to look out for.

MDS Prosthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Mohali
I want to change my front tooth which is half gone.
Just suggest me to what kind of tooth I have to look out for.
Since its a front tooth you can go for tooth colored smile designing or artificial tooth replcement according to extent of tooth lost. Visit dentist for further details.
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I have a good set of teeth. But my gums have some swelling, sometimes bleeding occurred from gums. What to do.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I have a good set of teeth. But my gums have some swelling, sometimes bleeding occurred from gums. What to do.
You may need deep cleaning along with surgical, gum strengthening procedure. Rinse your mouth thoroughly with a mouth wash after every meals. Use pepsodent tooth paste & gum paint for 2 to 3 weeks.
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brushing tips

BDS, Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Research
Dentist, Kolkata
brushing tips
While brushing hold the bristles of yr brush at 45degree angulation to the gum line. Both the gum line and tooth surface should come in contact with the brisles. Brush gently to avoid gum bleeding. Brush twice to prevent acid build up from bacterial colonied. Rinse thoroughly after meals.
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Improving Oral Health

Post-Graduate Certificate in Endodontics
Dentist, Cuttack
Improving Oral Health
Taking a large no. Of medications often leads to a dry mouth. Increase your fluid intake or ask your dentist about an artifical saliva product or chew sugarless gum after a meal to keep your mouth moist.
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What You Can do Daily for Better Dental Health?

MDS, BDS, Sedation(Inhalation) Specialist
Dentist, Hyderabad
What You Can do Daily for Better Dental Health?

Our teeth play a very important role in the overall well-being, from appearance to nutrition to speech. Good oral and dental health is one of the most important aspects of overall health and well-being. From reducing infections to good overall nutrition, taking good care of dental health is has its rich dividends.

Taking care of teeth is not difficult, however. Inculcated early in life, these habits can become a routine and come with ease.

  1. Brushing: Brushing twice a day to remove the food deposits and keep the dental surfaces clean will go a long way in preserving your teeth. They will be healthy, free of decay and will be strong and will last longer. Learn the right technique of brushing from your dentist and practice to get a good hold on it. Improper brushing technique can do a lot of harm, causing wedges in the teeth called as abrasions. Hard bristles does not refer cleaner teeth. Soft bristles are easy on the tooth and are equally effective in cleaning. Make sure you change it once in two to three months or earlier if the bristles are flaring. The dentist can also suggest, if you need to use an electric toothbrush. Also, use a fluoridated or sensitivity toothpaste based on dentist’s recommendations.
  2. Flossing: While brushing will help you remove food deposits from the surface of the teeth, flossing or interdental brushing is essential to clean the spaces between the teeth. This area is less accessible for cleaning and therefore, can undergo decay when food gets lodged in this area. Daily flossing or using interdental brushes help keep this area clean and free of decay. This also helps in keeping the gums healthy, as food lodged in between teeth can be a constant source of irritation for the gums.
  3. Mouth rinse: After each meal, especially sticky or chewy foods, remember to rinse. If you cannot get a regular mouthwash, regular water is a good substitute. This will help remove off food deposits from the teeth and help reduce the incidence of decay.
  4. Food habits: Reduce in-between snacking, especially of sticky or chewy foods. Include sufficient fiber in your diet to have a natural cleansing effect on the teeth. After each sugary liquid or juice consumption, remember to rinse or wash it off with plain water.
  5. Dental visits: Visit your dentist once in 6 months for a regular check-up. If you are good at maintaining dental health, this visit may not last more than an hour, but in the long run, it will be definitely worth the time and effort.

Following these basic steps will ensure good oral health and go a long way in the overall well-being too.

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How I can treat my mandibular prognathism, it can be done without surgery, because of that my face is looking not good, I want it to be treated as early as possible?

MCh - Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Hyderabad
How I can treat my mandibular prognathism, it can be done without surgery, because of that my face is looking not goo...
The only way to treat mandibular prognathism is by surgery. The forward projection of the mandible along with the alignment of teeth should be reversed and set back.
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I am 25 year old and I have cavities in my teeth. And I dnt want to pull out my teeth. Please suggest me any medicine or paste to protect my teeth.

dentist
Dentist,
U need to go for pulling out your teeth first go to your near by dentist get filling done if possible. They will suggest u what all can be done after seeing your teeth. Use recaldent chewing gums they help in protecting your teeth.
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Mere gal ke ander(under mouth) ek chota se Dana ho gaya hai prantu ushe kisi parker ka diktat nahi hai. Dekhne se yah choone se pata nahi chalta hai. Jeev se asparch karne se Dana jaise feeling hota hai. 10 din ho chuke hai kirpiya rai De.

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
Apkae dana jis tooth ka neeche hua hai uss tooth ka ak x-ray karwaiya and x-ray ki pic mujhe send kariya. X-ray dekene ka baad mai apko aagae ka treatment plan suggest karogie.
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When I do brush during morning I found blood in discharge foam from my mouth pls advise me what should I do now.

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
When I do brush during morning I found blood in discharge foam from my mouth pls advise me what should I do now.
Kindly use a mouthwash. Two times daily for a period of 15 days. If bleeding still persists. Kindly visit dentist as you might have tartar/deposit on teeth.
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Hii .i m 28 years old man .i m on injection of steroid injection for sub mucus fibrosis. I have quit tobacco and currently having nicotex gum. My problem is from 2 days I am nt getting proper sleep and from today morning my heart beat very fast for few second and stop .and after 1-2 hour it again happen .what is this please help me.

MBBS, MD - Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Gurgaon
Hii .i m 28 years old man .i m on injection of steroid injection for sub mucus fibrosis. I have quit tobacco and curr...
Hello lybrate-user This is withdrawal symptom most likely. However you need to get an ecg done in the nearest emergency. You might also need holter monitor if your pulse is dropping.
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I am suffering from teeth pain for last 2months. Which was a artificial teeth. What should I suppose to do. Please do me a suggestion.

BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
I am suffering from teeth pain for last 2months. Which was a artificial teeth. What should I suppose to do. Please do...
Hai artificial teeth cannot sense pain your pain may be because of the associated biological structures like gums and neighbouring teeth which could radiate so get a check up done for understanding the cause of pain and get treated accordingly.
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BDS (GOLD MEDALIST)
Dentist, Jamshedpur
Don't rush when you brush. for best results, brush your teeth for atleast 2 to 3 minutes.
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Doctot I have a little whole in between my tooth. Kindly suggest some remedy or any cure?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), BDS
Dentist, Patna
Please visit a dentist and get a check up done. I can help u in a better way if u send me a xray for the tooth
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I have teeth problem for 2 years. I brush daily but it does not give me satisfied. It feels I do not brush today. Two of my teeth are already gone!

MDS Prosthodontics, B.D.S
Dentist, Kolkata
I have teeth problem for 2 years. I brush daily but it does not give me satisfied. It feels I do not brush today. Two...
Brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing daily constitute the basics of good oral hygiene. Keeping other parts of your mouth, such as your gums, healthy can benefit your overall health by preventing the spread of germs and disease.
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My teeth is yellowish colour I use many toothpaste but not benefit which toothpaste clean my teeth.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
My teeth is yellowish colour I use many toothpaste but not benefit which toothpaste clean my teeth.
Use Homeodent toothpaste twice daily, morning and night before sleep. Take care. Home remedy:- Cleaning your teeth with fresh orange peel on a regular basis will reduce the yellow tinge accumulated on your teeth. Rub orange peel over your teeth every night before going to sleep. The vitamin C and calcium in the orange peel will combat the microorganisms throughout the night. Do this for a few weeks and you will notice effective results. If fresh orange peel is not available, you can use dried orange peel powder. Take care.
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I have toothache since morning and taking enzoflam thrice a day is it good and does it have any side effect ?

MDS - Orthodontics
Dentist,
kindly visit the dentist to know the exact cause of tooth pain followed by its treatment. Medicine will get you relief for few hours only if infection lies on decay.
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While I drink something hot like tea and after sometime I drink water it feels like my teeth are panning.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
While I drink something hot like tea and after sometime I drink water it feels like my teeth are panning.
Hello. Tooth sensitivity — also known as dentin hypersensitivity — affects the tooth or exposed root surfaces. This occurs when the enamel that protects our teeth gets thinner, or when gum recession occurs, exposing the underlying surface, the dentin, thus, reducing the protection the enamel and gums provide to the tooth and root. If hot, cold, sweet or very acidic foods and drinks, or breathing in cold air, makes your teeth or a tooth sensitive or painful then you may have sensitive teeth. Tooth sensitivity can come and go over time. Causes: There are many causes of tooth sensitivity, including: Worn tooth enamel from using a hard toothbrush or brushing too aggressively Tooth erosion due to highly acidic foods and beverages Tooth erosion due to bulimia or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) Gum recession that leaves your root surface exposed There are several conditions which can cause pain, but which are not tooth sensitivity: Dental caries A cracked or chipped tooth Grinding or clenching the teeth Leakage around restorations External tooth bleaching Management: Proper oral hygiene is the key to preventing gums from receding and causing sensitive-tooth pain. If you brush your teeth incorrectly, or over-brush, your gums may become sensitive. Brushing properly twice daily for 2 minutes with toothpaste that does not have high levels of abrasives, and flossing once a day, can help reduce the chance of tooth sensitivity. A diet low in acidic foods (tomatoes, pickles, tea, citrus fruits) and drinks also helps prevent tooth sensitivity. Treatment: Apply Plantago Q/ few drops on cotton swab, place it on the affected teeth and press it tightly, do it thrice a day. Orally, take Mag. Phos. 6x/ after every 2 hours. Do visit a dentist for proper diagnosis, share the reports with me. In case possible, will help you in treating your problem.
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I couldn't able to eat ice cream and even couldn't drink chilled water because of sensitivity of my teeth what should I do to get rid of this? please advice.

oral implantology, BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
I couldn't able to eat ice cream and even couldn't drink chilled water because of sensitivity of my teeth what should...
For severe sensitivity of teeth you can start using a desensitizing tooth paste and mouth wash. if this doesn't subside after this the only option is to go for root canal treatment
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Dentist, Jaipur
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