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Dr. Balakrishna Alva

Dentist, Mumbai

Dr. Balakrishna Alva Dentist, Mumbai
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I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning....more
I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning.
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Dr. Balakrishna Alva is a trusted Dentist in Prabhadevi, Mumbai. He is currently practising at Alvas Dental Clinic in Prabhadevi, Mumbai. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Balakrishna Alva on Lybrate.com.

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Dentafix Oral Gyaan

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

Munching foods like apples, and pears, carrots or celery after brushing can help in preventing discoloration as they trigger tooth-bathing saliva which helps in keeping the teeth whiter.

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Sir my father is having pain in left tongue. Doctor advised for biopsy but in place of this we move to ayurvedic treatment and from 7 months he was feeling comfort but from last few days he again feeling the same problem. We don't want to do biopsy because this disease may increase and spread by this. Can this problem destroy by ayurvedic or homeopathy treatment. He is 76 years old. Till now we don't know exactly what is problem.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
Increase dietary intake of vitamin B, folic acid, iron and use of vitamin supplements etc under medical supervision if blood tests confirm low concentrations • institute topical antifungal therapy if fungal plaques noticed Mouth sores are common and rarely Cause complications. Most go away in about a week, but it’s important to monitor any mouth sores you develop. If you are concerned, or if the sore doesn’t seem to be healing, contact your dentist.
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No More Bleeding Gums

PERIODONTIST, B.D.S.
Dentist, Navi Mumbai
No More Bleeding Gums

Nowadays, bleeding gums is a very common problem. Many people complain of bleeding during brushing and sometimes it is without brushing. If you want a solution to this problem then first we have to work on the problem. The common cause of poor gums is food debris or plaque accumulation on the teeth. This plaque if not removed through regular brushing and dental appointments, will harden into what is known as Tartar. ultimately, this will end into inflamed gums which are prone to bleeding.

The other causes for bleeding gums consist of -

Brushing too hard
Improper flossing
Scurvy ( vitamin C deficiency)
Vitamin K deficiency
Hormonal changes during pregnancy
Use of blood thinners

Healthy tips for it:

Brush twice in a day
Rinse your mouth after every snack
Use soft bristle toothbrush and avoid excessive force during brushing
Use proper technique for dental flossing
Go for regular dental check up to avoid future complications

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BDS, MDS
Dentist,
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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My teeth are very yellow and I feel very uncomfortable while communicating or talking to people face to face. Please help.

MDS - Periodontics, Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Chandigarh
Thanks for the Query Yellow teeth are because of Intrinsic or extrinsic stains If you have extrinsic stains (plaque,tartar) than you need to under go Teeth cleaning If you have intrinsic stains you need to undergo chemical teeth whitening i.e teeth bleaching Thank you Dr.Aman Bhatia
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Hi, Dr. Sir, My age is 49 year , From 3days I am feeling pain backech from lower spinal joint. I can not stand properly. It will take 5 minutes time to stand properly and walk. from 15 days back I was suffering pain of premolar teeth and taken many antibiotics and pain killer finally teeth was removed. Is it side effect of those medition because I have not feel any problem in life. THANKS

Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
frankly back and tooth pain are irrelevant but only possibility could be that as u have pain in joints and that indicates chronic bone loss so if it the case then sorrunding bone all over tooth also become less hence cause gum infection followed by pain and tooth removal. .
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I'm going through chronic bad breath situation. Please help me with your informative reply to get rid of this. Thank you.

BDS
Dentist, Kolar
I'm going through chronic bad breath situation. Please help me with your informative reply to get rid of this. Thank ...
Get scalling n polishing done brush n floss twice daily adopt proper brushing technique n use mouth wash regularly. Keep your tongue clean get your cavities filled avoid sticky food. Bad breath is also common if you hv other conditions such as gastritis, diabetes etc. Getting them corrected'll reduce bad breath.
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I want to reshape my teeth but I dont like braces. What's the best solution for me, how much will it cost?

Advanced implant surgical mastership, MDS Prosthodontics, Implantologist, Basic Life Support (B.L.S), BDS
Dentist, Udupi
I want to reshape my teeth but I dont like braces. What's the best solution for me, how much will it cost?
Have to see what type of occlusion you have and what type of correction which is required. Cant say veneers will suit for all situations. Veneers or crowns will require minimum tooth preparation which is irreversible. If correction required is minimum even simple composite restoration will also solve your problem. If extensive correction required you may go for lingual brackets which no body can make out.
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My 38 year old husband suffers from sever ulcers in mouth especially on tongue when he takes allopathy. Y does it happen so? Is there a problem with stomach? Someone said its due to high acidity. Is it so?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
If the mouth ulcer is causing a lot of pain, gently rub a small ice cube over the spot or rinse your mouth with ice-cold water. You could also chew on a clove bud (lavang) and direct the juice generated to the area where the ulcer is located. Clove buds are a great ingredient to cure sore throat too. To prevent the ulcerated area from getting infected, make it a point to rinse your mouth with a little salt water. Remember, this won’t make the ulcer disappear, but it can help reduce the pain. Honey is a natural humectant. It helps reduce scarring and hastens the process of new tissue growth. This, along with its anti-microbial effect ensures faster healing of the mouth ulcer. Chew a few leaves of tulsi along with some water about three to four times every day. This will help in getting rid of ulcers faster and also have a preventive action against their recurrence. Applying a little coconut oil directly onto the mouth ulcer or chewing some coconut (fresh or dry) helps reduce pain and inflammation and hence, ulcers heal faster. Mix some sugar to crushed khus-khus seeds and consume this mixture for instant relief from ulcers. You could apply a little ghee directly to the ulcerated area, or drink a glass of buttermilk two or three times every day. Mouth ulcers left untreated generally go away in a week or so; with these home remedies, you can expect faster relief. However, if you notice an ulcer in the mouth that is persistently present although it does not cause you any pain, do not neglect it or try to treat it with home remedies beyond a few days. Make it a point to see a doctor soon because often, a painless mouth ulcer is one of the earliest signs of oral cancer.
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BDS
Dentist, Thanjavur
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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I am suffering from fully mouth from water on night, in the morning this problem also.

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
I am suffering from fully mouth from water on night, in the morning this problem also.
Hi lybrate-user. The water ie saliva is produced by 3 pairs of salivary glands in the mouth obviously one of them is overactive. A consultation with a dentist and a few tests which will nail the cause of your problem which can be treated.
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I had a very good set of teeth earlier. But for few years I am smoking and chewing pan masala. Now it develop stains. I feel frustrated now a day because of this. What should I do to clean my teeth. Should I get them washed..

MDS
Dentist, Ernakulam
I had a very good set of teeth earlier. But for few years I am smoking and chewing pan masala. Now it develop stains....
If your concern is only stains then scaling and polishing will help. But if you want your teeth to whiter thn you may need whitening as well.
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I hv pain in my lower teeth right in the middle. Dentist said it is immune problem. Can not be cured. Wht should be done now?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I hv pain in my lower teeth right in the middle. Dentist said it is immune problem. Can not be cured. Wht should be d...
The type of treatment you have for toothache /sensitivity/swelling will depend on the cause of the pain, so your dentist will examine your mouth and may carry out an X-ray to try to identify the problem. •If your toothache / sensitivity/swelling is caused by tooth decay, your dentist will remove the decayed area and replace it with a filling. •If your toothache / sensitivity/swelling is caused by a loose or broken filling, the filling will be taken out, any decay will be removed and a new filling put in place. •If the pulp inside your tooth is infected, you may need root canal treatment. This procedure involves removing the infected pulp and then inserting a special type of filling to seal the tooth and prevent re-infection. •If your toothache / sensitivity/swelling can't be treated using these methods, or if your tooth is impacted (wedged between another tooth and your jaw), it may need to be removed.
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Sir mere teeth mein peelepan ke saath teeth ke pichle hisse me kafi ganda hai. Aur kuch der k gap me khane par jabde me kaafi dard hota hai. please koi sujhaav de.

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Sir mere teeth mein peelepan ke saath teeth ke pichle hisse me kafi ganda hai. Aur kuch der k gap me khane par jabde ...
Dear, you said you are suffering from smell and bad breath from mouth even after cleaning your teeth morning/evening, brush your teeth twice a day is right way to have clean teeth and good oral hygiene with this you need to keep check on your digestion also. Please visit dental surgeon for checkup and cleaning of teeth and maintenance of oral hygiene. Use colgate total paste and listerin mouthwash twice a day. Do rinse your mouth with listerine mouth wash.
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BDS
Dentist, Vadodara
Home made tooth paste

I have bad breathing. I brush twice a day even more than this. But still having bad breathing. What to do? please suggest something.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I have bad breathing. I brush twice a day even more than this. But still having bad breathing. What to do?  please su...
Gastritis, lung & sinus infection may also be the cause of bad smell in the mouth. 90% of bad breath is due to a dirty tongue. We need more investigations with clinical examination to decide upon treatment. You may need deep cleaning. Rinse your mouth thoroughly with a mouth wash until then. Advance procedures can be done with laser too. 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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Good Afternoon Sir/Madam. My mouth Stinks after Brushing. Evenly am brushing 3 times a day.

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
Good Afternoon Sir/Madam. My mouth Stinks after Brushing. Evenly am brushing 3 times a day.
Get scaling done use hexidine mouth wash drink plenty of water twice brushing is sufficient rinse mouth after every intake
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Hii sir, their is cuts in my gums and inner parts of my mouth and I regukarly face this problem, please help me to get rid of the problem.

B.D.S
Dentist, Jaipur
Brush with soft bristle toothbrush. Apply dologel on affected sites. Warm saline gargle 3 to 4 times a day. Thank you Dr Jagrati
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I am 19 year old boy. I have too much gap in between my teeth. My two teeth are not growing from last five years. Please help me in this matter.

Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Coimbatore
I am 19 year old boy. I have too much gap in between my teeth. My two teeth are not growing from last five years. Ple...
Gap can be closed by clip treatment or cosmetic procedures. Teeth not growing can be verified only with a xray.
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Healthy Mouth Healthy Child

MDS, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), BDS
Dentist, Ahmedabad
Healthy Mouth Healthy Child

Complete oral examination and evaluation, cavities risk assessment, diet counselling, brushing demonstration and other oral hygiene measures are step some of the steps your pediatric dentist would do to make your child a healthy child by ensuring a healthy mouth. Kindly contact your pediatric dentist to know more about the same and avail this wonderful initiative.

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