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Dr. Asha Prabhu

Dentist, Mumbai

500 at clinic
Dr. Asha Prabhu Dentist, Mumbai
500 at clinic
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Dr. Asha Prabhu is a renowned Dentist in Mumbai, Mumbai. She is currently practising at American Dental Practices in Mumbai, Mumbai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Asha Prabhu and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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My teeth are not white. What are the precautions taken such that becomes in to white. Give me some suggestions.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
My teeth are not white. What are the precautions taken such that becomes in to white. Give me some suggestions.
Cause of discoloration – Smoking, coffee, tea, drugs, aging, staining food (wine, blueberry, etc) genetics. Kindly consult a dentist in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations with clinical examination to decide upon treatment. You may need deep cleaning along with whitening (bleaching) procedures and / or artificial enamel filling and / 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. . 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. HOME BLEACH FOR THE TEETH Here is home remedy for brighter teeth--- mix several teaspoons of baking soda with enough fresh lemon juice (or water) to make a paste. Wipe your teeth and any extra saliva off of them with a paper towel. Put a good amount of paste onto your toothbrush and apply. Leave the paste on for 1 minute, then rinse, so as to avoid the acid effecting enamel. If you are using just water you can leave it on for up to 3 minutes. For faster result you can go for teeth bleaching from dentist.
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Missing Teeth and Problems Associated With It

BDS, Masters in Immediate Loading Implants, Digital Smile Degin , Fellowship in Implantology
Dentist, Gurgaon
Missing Teeth and Problems Associated With It

A loss of tooth or teeth is one of the biggest dental problems that someone can face. The irony is that people consider loss of teeth to be very insignificant. But in reality loss of teeth can lead to not only cosmetic problems, but also functional problems and an unstable chewing mechanism.

Loss of teeth can lead to many problems. Some of them are:

  1. Supra eruption of opposing teeth
  2. Compromised efficiency of chewing
  3. Adjacent teeth might drift into the space created by missing teeth
  4. Food tend to accumulate between teeth, which have moved
  5. Food accumulation also leads to periodontal disease and caries
  6. A lopsided chewing pattern as there is loss of equilibrium in the mechanism of chewing
  7. The extracted area might reveal a loss of bone height
  8. Problems of the temporomandibular joints, like closed bite and TMJ osteoarthritis
  9. The existing functional teeth might lead to problems due to overload
  10. There are increased chances of cheek biting due to collapse of the cheek in the missing space, thus leading to functional and cosmetic problems
  11. The frequency of tongue biting and ulceration might increase in the area of missing teeth or tooth

When missing teeth are replaced, one can easily restore the healthy look of the teeth and also prevent any other dental problems which are due to the missing teeth.

While replacement of the missing teeth it is of utmost importance that the equilibrium is maintained with the distribution of the forces caused by chewing. Care is also taken that the cosmetic outlook is also maintained in the treatment.  

Ideally the teeth when extracted or lost should be immediately replaced. This is because the replacement prevents the bone resorption or bone loss in the area and also retains the good bone. But a drawback is that such an immediate replacement might lead to limitation. Immediate treatment is usually done with the help of implants which easily fit in the sockets created by extraction. But even for this an analysis of the bone and gum health is necessary, thus leading to only a few instances for such replacements. Other alternative is that immediate removable dentures can be prepared and these can be replaced once the gums of the area have healed. The time period for this is usually 3 months. If these need to be fixed permanently then a waiting period of 3 months is mandatory for the settling and healing of the gums and bone of the area.

The 3 basic ways of fixing missing teeth are through implants, fixed bridgework (bridges and crowns) and dentures, which can be removed.

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Brush twice a day, keep tooth problems away

BDS (GOLD MEDALIST)
Dentist, Jamshedpur
Brush twice a day, keep tooth problems away
Brush twice a day, keep tooth problems away: brushing twice a day removes the tiny left out food particles from the mouth and keeps it fresher and cleaner.
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Sir I have teeth problem from last 3 month, I think it's cavity, due to this I am not eating sweet, so give me precaution.

BDS
Dentist, Ludhiana
Sir I have teeth problem from last 3 month, I think it's cavity, due to this I am not eating sweet, so give me precau...
Precautions gonna help only in haulting the progression of carivities. Better you get that filled asap and avoiding food and other stuff for this reason is not a good option, this way your body may loose important nutrients you need for daily work up. Rest precautions are- rinse oral cavitiy after you eat something avoid sticky food stuffs like candies that stick to tooth avoid repeatdly snacking, like few people in habbit of eating something every 10 mins with no good reasons. N finaly get the filling done.
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Dentafix Oral Gyaan

MDS - Periodontics, Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Chandigarh
Dentafix Oral Gyaan

Smoking or consuming smokeless tobacco is very harmful for your teeth. It can lead to various oral diseases like oral cancer, gingivitis, periodontitis and tooth decay.

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When I open my mouth then a cut time of sound appears and a small pain occurs, if I do this 4 times then it happens 4 times, when I eat something any type of hard food like carrot, etc. It happens more, this has happened to me before 4 months.

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
When I open my mouth then a cut time of sound appears and a small pain occurs, if I do this 4 times then it happens 4...
It could b the pain in tmj consult a maxillofacial surgeon you may require arthrocentacises avoid opening mouth wide give rest to the jaw give hot cold foamentation over the jaw.
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Nobel Fellow Of Implantology, BDS
Dentist, Indore
Always rinse your tooth brush thoroughly after brushing, and allow it to air-dry before using it again.
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Hi sir! l have pain in my tooth and also bleeding through my tooth. Please give information to cure.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
Hi sir! l have pain in my tooth and also bleeding through my tooth. Please give information to cure.
Kindly consult a dentist in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations to decide upon treatment. 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. Advance procedures can be done with laser. 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 am suffering from tooth sensitivity receding gums exposing tooth dentin visible in front lower incisors. * Teeth looks a little transparent and cracked but otherwise normally strong. * Mouth feels dry. * Mild burning sensation throughout the jaw and gums. 5 years back I had accidental cigarette butt/ash ingestion (nicotine poisoning. I had these symptoms since then. Is nicotine poisoning responsible? I do had aggressive brushing habit or is it because of that? What kind of treatment will be required.

MDS
Dentist, Bangalore
I am suffering from tooth sensitivity receding gums exposing tooth dentin visible in front lower incisors.
* Teeth lo...
Dear, from what little information I could gather from your letter it looks like the recession of your gums and sensitivity are both related to your aggressive brushing habit. Excessive force applied during brushing causes abnormal wear of the insulating layer of teeth called enamel, as a result the underlying sensitive layer called dentin gets exposed. Recession of gums due to wrong brushing causes a tissue on root surface of teeth called cementum to be exposed & this is another common cause of sensitivity. I would recommend correcting your brushing technique, using a soft bristled brush with desensitizing paste and avoiding citrus fruits for a while. Mild burning sensations that you are complaining of, could be due to gingivitis, I would suggest that you consult a periodontist to get definitive diagnosis as some conditions can only be diagnosed in the clinic. Symptoms of acute nicotine poisoning will not last beyond a few days so don't worry about it.
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Ther is bleeding in my tooth sometimes during brushing what precautions should I take?

BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
Ther is bleeding in my tooth sometimes during brushing what precautions should I take?
First visit dentist to get scaling done than maintain oral hygiene by proper brushing technic , do not eat brinjal which harms gums
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Hi I am 24 year old guy, I have very small size of front teeth, it looks weird so want change it and implant medical teeth. Need know what is consequences and does it pain or feels differ. Or should I handle with small size natural teeth.

M.Sc - Medical Bio-chemistry, BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
Hi I am 24 year old guy, I have very small size of front teeth, it looks weird so want change it and implant medical ...
Now days dentistry is about saving natural teeth. If front teeth are small those can be corrected by cosmatic smile designing by conservative method. There is no neend for removing them and getting implants.
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My lower lip inside. It's kinda brownish 2 sides. Any reason why it has turned brownish all of a sudden.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
Quit habits. Kindly consult a dentist in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations to decide upon treatment. You may laser treatment. You may consult me in person too. Dental tips: - visit a dentist every six months. 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.
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Respected sir sir mere mouth me bar-2 chale ho jate hai jiski wajah se bahut jyada dikkat hoti hai. Please Help me.

A.C.C.I - Accredited and Certified Course in Implantology, MDS - Pediatric & Preventive Dentistry, BDS
Dentist, Jammu
Dear - muh mein chale stress ki wajah se hote hein. Agar aap meditate kar lein aur apne aap ko stress na hone dein to kafi kam ho jayega. Medicines un challoon ko dekh ker hi dene chaiye.
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My teeth is in yellow color so please tell me how to change the teeth in white color?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
My teeth is in yellow color so please tell me how to change the teeth in white color?
Kindly consult a dentist in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations to decide upon treatment. You may need deep cleaning along with whitening (bleaching or laser) procedures and / or artificial enamel filling. Advance procedures can be done with laser. You may consult me in person. Dental tips: - visit a dentist every six months. 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.
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I am 31 year old male. I had a problem regarding my tooth & its weakness. Kindly recommend me something available at home itself. Thanks.

BDS
Dentist, Pune
I am 31 year old male. I had a problem regarding my tooth & its weakness. Kindly recommend me something available at ...
Teeth weakness s because of calcium deficiency. Please elaborate your problem regarding teth weakness i. E. Symptoms.
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Please doctor tell me my teeth can smell sometimes I use daily tooth brush but my mouth can smell tell my which paste I use then my mouth fresh no any smell can happen please doctor tell me how or which thing I do my mouth never any smell.

Master of Hospital Administration, BDS
Dentist, Jamnagar
Please doctor tell me my teeth can smell sometimes I use daily tooth brush but my mouth can smell tell my which paste...
If you experience dryness along with bad go keep you mouth moist by drinking lots of water. You might need scaling. Visit you dentist for proper diagnosis.
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In case of geographic tongue, I am taking all care which is necessary. I m taking vitamin supplements, oral take care & whatever risk factor I have removed. So, I get relief 60-70%but, it completely not clear. So, 1 doctor in the past suggest me candid lotion (clotrimazole) topical solution usp for white patches. So, I want to know it can be use or not?

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
If sure it's geographic tongue no need as it will go of on its own but white patches are different thing please send picture or you may consult me
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