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Dr. Archana Rao

BDS

Dentist, Mumbai

19 Years Experience  ·  200 at clinic
Dr. Archana Rao BDS Dentist, Mumbai
19 Years Experience  ·  200 at clinic
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Dr. Archana Rao is an experienced Dentist in Kandivali, Mumbai. She has had many happy patients in her 19 years of journey as a Dentist. She is a BDS . She is currently associated with smile spa in Kandivali, Mumbai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Archana Rao on Lybrate.com.

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I am 57 and suffering from dental disease peoria, mouth smell badly some times bleeding started from gums and I am very much afraid of dentist. Please advise me for treatment which I can took at home.

BDS
Dentist, Ujjain
You have developed periodontitis do not afraid with dentist this disease can not be cure at home. So go to the dentist he will provide you complete treatment.
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All About Dry Mouth

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
All About Dry Mouth

Dry mouth or Xerostomia is characterized by the drying of the mouth as a result of reduced saliva secretion. Secretion of an adequate amount of saliva helps in chewing & swallowing of food which in turn creates a healthy oral cavity. A recent study showed that women have more chances of getting a dry mouth as compared to men. If not diagnosed on time, dry mouth might lead to mouth infections, severe damage to the teeth enamel and gingivitis.

The symptoms of dry mouth include, but are not limited to:

  • Craving for water in regular intervals.
  • Swollen tongue.
  • Dry eye.
  • Significant trouble while swallowing, speaking or chewing along with disturbing bad breath.
  • Severe headaches and formations of ulcers in the mouth

Causes:
1. This condition might occur as a side effect of:
a. Other serious conditions such as GERD, Alzheimer's disease, HIV/AIDS etc.
b. Side effects of medical treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation therapy; this might result in significant damage to the salivary glands.
c. Side effects of drugs prescribed for diarrhea, nausea, asthma, obesity, depression, Parkinson's disease etc.

2. Abnormal consumption of marijuana, crystal methamphetamine and tobacco might cause dry mouth.

3. It can occur during pregnancy and breastfeeding, dry mouth can be a common occurrence because of acute dehydration.

4. Sleep apnea, snoring and breathing through your mouth instead of the nose on a daily basis might induce dry mouth.

5. Severe damage to the nerves might result in dry mouth conditions.

Treatment:

  1. A healthy amount of water consumption, about 3 liters every day, will help to keep the mouth wet.
  2. Application of toothpaste and mouthwashes containing fluoride twice a day will help to keep the mouth moist.
  3. You should change the dosages of medicines after consulting your doctor if Xerostomia is primarily occurring as a result of side effect of the drugs.
  4. Prescribed dosage of medicines such as "Pilocarpine" might induce increased saliva secretion.
  5. Try breathing through the nose instead of your mouth to avoid Xerostomia.
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I want white teeth I brush twice a day but yet my teeth are not that white What to do?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I want white teeth I brush twice a day but yet my teeth are not that white What to do?
Advise deep cleaning, polishing, whitening (bleaching) procedures, artificial enamel filling or capping. 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. Cause of discoloration – Smoking, coffee, tea, drugs, aging, staining food (wine, blueberry, etc) genetics.
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What should we do if we find small cavities prevailing in two of our teeth so as to keep them healthy and strong?

BDS
Dentist, Raipur
What should we do if we find small cavities prevailing in two of our teeth so as to keep them healthy and strong?
Kindly get the cavities filled before they become deep and painful. Brush your teeth twice daily using correct brushing technique to maintain your oral hygiene.
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10 Reasons for Toothache

Post Graduate Fellowship In Micro Dentistry, Esthetic Dentistry, BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
10 Reasons for Toothache

Toothache is a painful dental condition that affects many people worldwide. At times the excruciating pain can drive a normal person insane. Cavity and tooth decay contribute to toothache in a big way. However, toothache can also be an indication of some serious dental ailments that needs immediate attention. The following factors/reasons can equally contribute to toothache (mild or severe).

  1. Tooth decay: Tooth decay and cavities are synonymous to unhealthy teeth and toothache. Cavities can also give rise to awkward complications like bad breath. Thus, proper dental care and hygiene is of topmost priority. It is highly recommended to brush the teeth three times daily.
  2. Accidental falls: Accidents incurred during sports or games often go unnoticed and untreated. This can invite unwanted complications like broken teeth, infections or inflammations resulting in toothache.
  3. Unhealthy gums: Bleeding, painful and swollen gums and many other gum ailments can severely affect the teeth. At an advanced stage, this can lead to unbearable toothache.
  4. Bruxism: Many people knowingly or unknowingly indulge in Bruxism or tooth grinding. Bruxism can have serious dental implications. It exerts tremendous pressure on the teeth and the supporting tissues. Eventually the jaw muscles also get affected, with toothache being the inevitable consequence.
  5. Decaying enamel: Healthy enamel implies healthy teeth. Factors like excessive intake of sweets, drinks and chocolates play a significant role in enamel decay.  This can have a detrimental effect on the teeth resulting in toothache.
  6. Abscess, a serious dental ailment:  Abscess is the manifestation of dental infections, whereby pus formation takes place between the gum and a tooth. Pus formation can also take place at the base of a tooth resulting in toothache.
  7. Cracked tooth syndrome: A fractured tooth often acts as a catalyst, leading to toothache. The crack on the tooth is so small that even an x-ray fails to reveal it. Factors like bruxism, tooth decay, to name a few; contribute to the Cracked Tooth Syndrome.
  8. The wisdom mystery: Lucky are those whose wisdom teeth erupt completely, at a single go. Impacted wisdom teeth can give a person sleepless nights. Misaligned teeth are no better.
  9. Toothache and periodontal complications: It is a serious condition leading to shooting pain and inflammation. The inflammation and pain affects the root of the tooth immensely. It usually results from infections in plaque formations.
  10. Sinus infections: In many cases, it has been found that sinus infection can lead to toothache. Positioned close to the upper back teeth, the sinuses give rise to what is known as a dull ache.

Toothache can be an amalgamation of many factors. Thus, it is very important to go for periodical dental & full body check ups.

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My teeth are yellow but I brush twice a day so what I have to do to keep it white?

BDS (GOLD MEDALIST)
Dentist, Jamshedpur
My teeth are yellow but I brush twice a day so what I have to do to keep it white?
Yellow stains dosnt go with brushing only.You need scaling and bleaching done . Use colgate visible white toothpaste . Avoid things that cause stains like excess of tea, coffee, chocolates, tobacco products, pan, gutka, alcohol and smoking.
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Sir I have problem with facial upper and lower joints. Joints have became full tight I can not open my mouth easily. Recently I have removed one wisdom teeth. Due to non availability of space please help me. I get headache also.

BDS (GOLD MEDALIST)
Dentist, Jamshedpur
Sir I have problem with facial upper and lower joints. Joints have became full tight I can not open my mouth easily. ...
Wait for 29-15 days. After healing you can get relief. But if symptoms persist longer then contact the dentist who did extraction. Do warm saline gargle. Rinse your mouth with antiseptic mouth wash.
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I am 22 years old male and im staying in rural areas and here fluoride water only get thats the reason my going yellow color please help me. And suggest me some tooth paste, and tablets.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I am 22 years old male and im staying in rural areas and here fluoride water only get thats the reason my going yello...
tooth whitening can be done.Advise deep cleaning, polishing, whitening (bleaching) procedures, artificial enamel filling or capping. 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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MDS - Oral Medicine and Radiology, BDS
Dentist, Ahmedabad
Flossing is as important as brushing on a daily basis. Taking the floss all the way down to the point where the teeth and gums meet is the appropriate way of doing it.
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Sir there is a problem on my tooth gum in the front teeth only one gum having a cut and it is not filling and there is no blood in it. Help me what should I do?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Sir there is a problem on my tooth gum in the front teeth only one gum having a cut and it is not filling and there i...
Homoeopathic medicine------------------ acid nitricum 30 (sbl) drink 2 drops direct on tongue 3 times daily for 10 days----------------------- eat vitamin -c rich diet esp. Citrus fruits like oramges, maussami, lemon, guava etc and start eating vitamin-c tablet celin once daily-----------------------------
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I am 18 years old today morning while I am taking brush to my teeth I vomited blood from my throat Previously a one week back I observed the same situation, why it happened ?

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
I am 18 years old today morning while I am taking brush to my teeth I vomited blood from my throat 
Previously a one ...
If you have vomited blood it could b a serious matter consult a gastroentologist n get a endoscopy done.
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Whenever I eat crispy items like french fries or popcorn or potato chops my roof of the mouth and gums get chaffed and take 2-3 days to heal. Is it due to vitamin deficiency? Please advise.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
Eat lot of fruits & green leafy vegetables & drink plenty of water. We need more investigations with clinical examination to decide upon treatment. You may need coronoplasty (smoothen teeth edges) along with t. Rebagen 10, morning one tab & one at night for 5 days, c. Becosules 5 cap, for five days in the morning after meals. Hexigel ointment on the area of ulcer. Rinse your mouth thoroughly with a mouth wash after every meals. Dental tips: - visit a dentist every six months for cleaning and a thorough dental check-up. Limit sugary food to avoid tooth decay. Gargle your mouth thoroughly after every meal. Scrub gently to clean your tongue with a tongue cleaner. Floss all your teeth inter dentally & brush twice daily, morning & night, up & down short vertical strokes, with ultra-soft bristles, indicator brush. Tooth brush to be changed every 2 months.
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I'm suffering from teeth pain whenever I eat any kind of cool water. Can you suggest what should I do?

BDS
Dentist, Bangalore
I'm suffering from teeth pain whenever I eat any kind of cool water. Can you suggest what should I do?
you have teeth sensitivity problem... Here are few steps to avoid sensitivity of teeth: - Practice good oral hygiene. - Use a sensitivity toothpaste like Sensodyne. - Don't brush too hard. - Use a softer toothbrush. - Take care while consuming acidic foods. - Use fluoridated dental products. - Avoid grinding your teeth. - See your dentist regularly for professional tooth cleaning, dental care recommendations and advice on treating your sensitive teeth.
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MDS
Dentist, Lucknow
Natural colour depends on the thickness of your enamel or outer shell of the tooth giving whitish or slight yellowish (colour of underlying dentin or second layer).
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Harmful effect of drinking water in plastic bottles is understood as well explained in an encouraging manner. In present life style, it has become a part and parcel, as we use, for example, tooth paste. But what is the alternative? That suggestion is not given. It will be highly appreciated, if right suggestion to alternative use of plastic bottles is well explained. D. Banerjee Pune (Maharashtra) Email: dlpbanerjee1950@gmail. Com.

B.Sc, DBMS, BHMS, PGDCR, PGDHM
Homeopath, Kolkata
Harmful effect of drinking water in plastic bottles is understood as well explained in an encouraging manner.
In pres...
No, plastic cover is not harmful until and unless it is poisonous by any external materials or materials adulterated to food. Plastic cover doesn't react chemically to food if any chemical reaction is there! it's colour or colour of foods automatically changed! and you shall reject it! as we reject the bad foods! thanks.
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I chew gutkha therefore there is a brown tar in my teeth. How should I remove it.

BHMS
Homeopath, Secunderabad
I chew gutkha therefore there is a brown tar in my teeth. How should I remove it.
Firstly stop the Gutkha as it can be dangerous to your body. The stain will slowly go away after you stop the habit. You can also go to a dentist to check for oral health and cleaning of the stain.
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Swollen gums. When get up in morning there is slight bloodish saliva in mouth. I have gone through scaling 3 months ago. Can you suggest what should be done?

MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath, Surat
Swollen gums. When get up in morning there is slight bloodish saliva in mouth. I have gone through scaling 3 months a...
Take Belladonna 6C one dose now and then 2nd dose tonight and 3rd dose tomorrow morning. It will be alright by tomorrow. And try to do warm water gargles. It will help you a lot.
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Severe Tenderness on gums with no discharge surrounding 2nd molar tooth without swelling please recommend any medication or oral gel for this problem regards.

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
Severe Tenderness on gums with no discharge surrounding 2nd molar tooth without swelling
please recommend any medicat...
If pericronitis it has to b tt consult a maxillfacial surgeon you may require operculectomy or ext of offending tooth med will not help.
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Sir, I think, pain in my tooth and sometime pain increases so what I do?

BDS
Dentist,
Sir, I think, pain in my tooth and sometime pain increases
so what I do?
That suggest underlying root infection, suggesting, rct, kindly visit dentist for proper check up, till then take tab diclomol, twice in a day for 2 days You may consult me for the same.
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I have been diagnosed with OSMF early stage. My mouth opens 3.7 mm. I have very slight whitish layer all over my mouth rough, 2 small brownish patch and a single very small ulcer from 3 days. My doctor prescribed me only to stop eating Supari and Antoxid HC for 30 days. So my question is whether all this whitish layer go off and become a healthy mouth as I have stopped eating Supari from 5 days?

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
lybrate-user Dear you have invited a unwanted problem by chewing supari .it is never too late. Stop all tobacco products and supari .visit dental surgeon for cleaning and polishing of teeth. Apply benzocaine ointment in case of pain .apply neomycin oral/orajel ointment. Apply boroglycerin regularly and listerine mouthwash regularly.
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