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Dr. Ankit Shetty

Dentist, Mumbai

Dr. Ankit Shetty Dentist, Mumbai
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Dr. Ankit Shetty is a popular Dentist in Andheri East, Mumbai. You can consult Dr. Ankit Shetty at Perfect Smile Dental Clinic in Andheri East, Mumbai. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Ankit Shetty on Lybrate.com.

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Sir my son 19 year old having 6' height is having 50 kg weight since last two years he has a problem of mouth ulser frequently i. E. 2-3 times in a month please suggest to relief from mouth ulcer and weight gain.

BDS
Dentist, Bangalore
Hi since your son is in the pubertal stage some tend to get ulcers due to horonal variation, use hiora mouth gel or dentogel he will find temporary relief while eating as the pain will vanish and he can eat use it whenver you can and use polybion tablets one a day and dexorange syrup 10 ml for his general well being
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A central inciser lower teeth treated with root canal, after a month it started pain.

MDS Prosthodontics, BDS, Medicine
Dentist, Mohali
Visit the same dentist again. It shouldn't pain. Either the root canal done is not proper or else there might be some other reason. You can share xray if you have for better diagnosis!
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Hi I am male the age of 38 years old my problem is that my mouth is not opening at the very large length. Coz I have tobacco every day. I need to know whether to have or tablets to open my mouth or to have lots of food for the months and one more problem due to this I can't eat spicy food.

BDS; MHA
Dentist,
You should stop using tobacco and betal nut chewing there r tablet for condition like this and if it's very severe you will have to go for surgical option visit dentist in person for complete evaluation of condition and treatment accordingly.
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Hi Can dental cavity formation be reduced? What are some good fluoride based toothpaste found OTC? And is regular scaling a good procedure for prevention and cleaning of plaque buildup?

BDS, CDE Endo-Prostho, CDE - Cast Partial & Complete Dentures
Dentist, Pune
Hi Can dental cavity formation be reduced? What are some good fluoride based toothpaste found OTC? And is regular sca...
Hello, scaling is the most common and safest procedure carried out in all dental clinics. Visit a dentist and get a good scaling and polishing done. The dentist will show you proper brushing technique. If you maintain properly, cavity formation can be reduced. Brush twice a day, rinse after every meal and floss regularly. Visit dentist every 6 months.
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I'm 33 years old. I undergone orthodontics treatment on 2 days back, my tests slightly in front, I wanted to know what are the precaution to be taken to eat and drink, can hot tea, coffee can be taken? Non veg can eat or not, Which toothpaste can be useful? Please suggest.

BDS, MDS - Pediatric Dentistry , Certificate Course in Conscious Sedation
Dentist, Hyderabad
Diet restrictions: for most situations, common sense will tell you what to avoid. Hard, sticky, chewy, and brittle foods and foods high in sugar must be avoided. Hard and brittle foods can break or damage wires and brackets. Broken brackets lead to delays in your treatment progress. Sticky and chewy foods can get caught between brackets and wires. Minimize sugary foods; they cause tooth decay and related problems. Nail/cuticle biting, pencil and pen chewing and chewing on foreign objects should be avoided. Avoid these foods - bubble gum (sugar-free gum is okay), sticky candy, nuts, popcorn, hard breads crust/rolls, pizza crust, apples and carrots (unless cut into small pieces or shredded), minimize sugary foods like: cake ice cream cookies candy try to avoid: soda sweetened tea any drinks with excess sugar.
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My age is 30. My mouth is very bad smell in my throat. & what is the reason for this smell? How can I cure it?

MDS
Dentist, Kolkata
Reason of smell is inadequate oral hygiene, get scaling done from dentist and start brushing twice daily after meals.
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How to Prevent Bleeding of Gums

MDS Prosthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
How to Prevent Bleeding of Gums

Though it may be very common, spitting out blood while brushing, however little, is not normal. Bleeding gums can be an early sign of gum diseases like gingivitis and periodontal disease and hence should never be ignored. It can also be a symptom of scurvy. Plaque, when accumulated over time can lead to the inflammation of gums. Vigorous brushing or flossing over these inflamed gums can make them bleed. 

Other causes for bleeding gums can include:

  1. Vitamin deficiency
  2. Blood thinners
  3. Mouth sores
  4. Bleeding disorders
  5. Hormonal changes
  6. And, health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and leukemia

Regular dental checkups are essential to maintain healthy gums. A tooth clean up will rid your mouth of plaque and tartar that cause gum infections. Apart from that, here are a few things you can do at home. 

  1. Eat a healthy diet: Avoiding excessive sugar can help keep your gums and teeth healthier. Replace this sugar with a diet rich in vegetables and fruits. This gives your gums the necessary nutrients. Chewing raw vegetables can also improve blood circulation in your gums and can help treat bleeding gums. Boosting your intake of vitamin A, C, calcium and magnesium can also keep your gums healthy. 
  2. Dental routine: Brushing and flossing regularly are crucial to good dental health. This removes harmful bacteria that trigger dental infections. Make it a habit to brush and floss at least twice a day. The way you brush also makes a difference. Brush both sides of your teeth in an upwards and downwards movement instead of going from side to side. Also pay attention to the condition of your toothbrush. Change your toothbrush every six months and pick a soft or medium bristled toothbrush instead of firm bristled toothbrushes. Hard brushes can damage the soft tissues inside your mouth. Also, make it a habit to rinse your mouth with mouthwash after every meal. Alternatively, you could use a weak saline solution or hydrogen peroxide.  
  3. Manage stress: Even your gums are affected by stress. Stress increases inflammation that causes bleeding and reduces the immune system's capability to fight infections. Studies have also shown a direct relationship between stress and the build up of plaque. Stress can also make it harder for you to maintain a healthy lifestyle and good dental habits. 
  4. Stop sharing: Bleeding gums is a communicable infection. To protect yourself from bleeding gums, do not share things like glasses, cutlery etc. sharing toothbrushes should always be considered as a taboo.
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I suffering from Payoriya in my teeth. Always blood licked from my teeth please teel me what I do.

BDS
Dentist, Vadodara
I suffering from Payoriya in my teeth. Always blood licked from my teeth please teel me what I do.
Go for professional scaling and polishing of teeth. This will remove the plaque and calculus there by reducing the bleeding. Maintain the he same with proper oral hygiene habits. Use mouthwash twice daily after brushing.
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Hi! My daughter is 12 and she asks for braces for correcting her teeth line, which I agree to. What age is apt for getting this done? Need to know the basic difference between retainers and braces. Thanx a lot in advance!

MDS - Orthodontics
Dentist, Kolar
Yes good question. Orthodontic treatment starts from 9 years were we do any growth modulations procedures and between 12 to 13 year is write time because all permaments teeths will be in oral cavity. Retainers are only given after completion of the treatment to retain the corrections achieved following the course of treatment. And braces are brackets which we put during treatment.
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I have teeth problem when I take cold item my side teeth will be paining. Can I have suggestion to protect my teeth and pain.

PGDHHM, BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
I have teeth problem when I take cold item my side teeth will be paining. Can I have suggestion to protect my teeth a...
This can be teeth sensitivity. Sensitivity in teeth can be due to a cavity, gum problem, aggressive toothbrushing, severe acidity, etc. Get the cause treated. You may use sensitivity toothpaste like sensodyne for some symptomatic relief.
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I brush twice times daily but still there is plaque on my teeth. How to clean ig properly so that it looks purely white?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I brush twice times daily but still there is plaque on my teeth. How to clean ig properly so that it looks purely white?
All individuals requires scaling (cleaning) to be done atleast once in 6 months to maintain our oral hygiene clean. Our toothbrush is not much finely designed to clean all the plaque and calculi in the interdental areas of the teeth, which is the area where most of the calculus accumulate much and has to be removed regularly using scalers by the dentist.
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Scaling and Polishing for Healthy Teeth

BDS, CDE Endo-Prostho, CDE - Cast Partial & Complete Dentures
Dentist, Pune
Scaling and Polishing for Healthy Teeth

What is scaling?
Over time, even with regular brushing and flossing, plaque (sticky, soft, bacteria infected layer) and tartar (calcium) deposits build up on your teeth. Scaling removes the tartar and plaque with specialised equipment. Scaling effectively cleans up your teeth by using ultrasound to loosen the tartar and then using tools to scrape it off from the surface of the tooth.

What is polishing?
Polishing is done to remove excess plaque and remove stains. Scaling is always followed by polishing. Polishing also smoothes and shines the teeth to prevent plaque from building up again. It is either done by foam or fluoride gel treatment to reduce the possibility of tooth decay and sensitivity.

Why are they done?
Scaling and polishing are not only done for cosmetic reasons; they are also done for overall oral health. Excessive plaque and tartar buildup will eventually lead to the perfect environment for bacteria to thrive and multiply. The ultimate purpose of polishing and scaling is to clean the surface of the teeth so that the bacteria cannot attach to them and cause serious oral problems (such as gum disease). Also, scaling and polishing offer far better cleaning of your teeth than everyday brushing and flossing.

However, scaling and polishing is not a curative treatment. If your teeth have been damaged by cavities or other oral diseases, you need medical attention.

In fact, professionally, this treatment is called prophylactic treatment; and the word ‘prophylactic’ comes from prophylaxis, which is Greek for ‘to prevent disease’. Thus scaling and polishing is more of a preventive measure than a cure.

Do they hurt?
This process is essentially painless. Most of the people who undergo this treatment usually have the following experiences:

  1. Tickling sensation
  2. Coolness from the water used to clean the mouth
  3. Pressure during the scraping process (The dentist uses specialised tools to “scrape” the tartar deposits off the tooth’s surface). If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor and ask a free question.
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When a person root canal is going on cant we stop the pain, cant we stop those chemical changes that are emitted from non receptors so that we cant feel the pain completely.

BDS
Dentist, Chennai
Root canal is a treatment of removing infected pulp and filling the empty space with a inert material , after a perfect treatment patient should not have pain.
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Actually I hav replaced my front two teeth last couple of years back. And now the teeth hav become yellow in middle of the two teeth. So I want to consult a doctor for replacing or there is any other source.

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
Actually I hav replaced my front two teeth last couple of years back. And now the teeth hav become yellow in middle o...
If it's extrinsic stain it can b removed n polishing done but if intrinsic the cap has to b replaced.
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I have a broken teeth in the front is it possible to fix a broken teeth? How much will it cost to put a cap in the broken part? Root canal is not needed.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I have a broken teeth in the front is it possible to fix a broken teeth?
How much will it cost to put a cap in the br...
If the tooth breaks, have the tooth contoured. Fill the crack in. Place a crown on your tooth. If the tooth has been badly damaged and the nerve or pulp is exposed, the dentist may have to perform a root canal to save the tooth. If the tooth has been severely damaged, it may have to be extracted.
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Hello doctor,my teeth are thrusting forward during sleep my tongue is not resting in proper place instead it is pushing my lower and upper teeth forward and i am worried about it im nt interested in braces.Is there any way to solve this problem?tongue thrust is biggest problem im facing

BDS
Dentist, Delhi
If u can' t leave the habit use fixed tongue cribs appliance on the advice of orthodontist and go for braces for forward or proclined teeth.
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BDS
Dentist, Panchkula
Smiling can reduce your blood pressure. Keep smiling!
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I have sensvity in my teeth. When I eat something my teeth are paining What I do ?

Advanced Aesthetics, BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
I have sensvity in my teeth. When I eat something my teeth are paining What 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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I have dental pain in my upper last molar area. It pains more in night. How to get relief?

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
I have dental pain in my upper last molar area. It pains more in night. How to get relief?
you might have a cavity on your tooth..which would be deep.. you would have to get root canal treatment done in tooth..but before thaat get an xray done for the same..
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Every time I brush blood cums out of my teeth n gums and bad breath what should I do?

BDS
Dentist, Noida
Every time I brush blood cums out of my teeth n gums and bad breath what should I do?
Get proper scaling and polishing done followed by maintaining oral hygiene by following proper guidelines.
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