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Dr. Dennis Pereira

BDS, MDS

Dentist, Mumbai

37 Years Experience
Dr. Dennis Pereira BDS, MDS Dentist, Mumbai
37 Years Experience
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Dr. Dennis Pereira is an experienced Dentist in Andheri West, Mumbai. He has over 37 years of experience as a Dentist. He is a BDS, MDS . He is currently associated with The Braces Point in Andheri West, Mumbai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Dennis Pereira on Lybrate.com.

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BDS - Mumbai University - 1980
MDS - Nair Hospital Dental College - 1983
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The Best and Worst Crunchy Foods for Your Teeth

BDS
Dentist, Delhi
The Best and Worst Crunchy Foods for Your Teeth

The mere thought of biting into something crunchy brings a refreshing thought. However, realize that crunchy things are not always good for general health and oral health. While some crunchy foods can be very good for the teeth, others can do a great deal of harm.

Given that crunchy foods are something more popular with kids, they should be taught the good and bad about crunchy foods. That does not mean they are banned from eating any bad crunchy food. There are ways to reduce the effects of eating a bad crunchy food and the children should be taught those early on.

Let us look at the bad crunchy foods first. A packet of chips or crackers may sound extremely exciting for the kid, but they are very damaging to the teeth. Pieces of these stick to the teeth and in-between the teeth, thereby attracting germs and causing decay.

Candies are the next lot. They contain a great amount of sugar that does not leave the mouth after the candy is swallowed. The sugar stays long after the candy is out of the mouth and continues to cause damage.

In both these cases, the child should not be told not to eat. The trick is to teach them that while they can eat these, it should immediately be followed by a brushing session or a thorough rinse if brushing is not possible. Get them into the habit of a thorough rinse after each meal and no crunchy food can produce the same damage.

Good Crunchy Foods: The vegetables and fruits are undoubtedly the best crunchy foods to bite into. Not only are they good for overall health with their rich fiber content and vitamins, they also have a great benefit for the oral health. Any fruit from apple to a pear induces salivary glands and increases the cleansing effect of the saliva. The natural fibers also produce the same effect as does brushing for a couple of minutes. The teeth surfaces are freed of plaque and bacteria, thereby reducing the chances of tooth decay. Carrots and celery also contain vitamin A, which is good for healthy tooth structure. They also are rich in water and provide good amount of water for the body. Another good crunchy food is popcorn, which not just is light on the stomach, but also has a good amount of fiber.

The next time you need something crunchy to bite on, take a decision. What you might munch into can have a lot of effect both on your overall health and your teeth. Also, watch your children and teach them how to nullify the bad effects.

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Am 20 years old n I keep getting mouth ulcers very frequently and the pain becomes severe so please suggest me some remedies.

MDS Endodontist, BDS
Dentist,
Am 20 years old n I keep getting mouth ulcers very frequently and the pain becomes severe so please suggest me some r...
Various reasons for mouth ulcers. Study stress. Climatic variation. Menstural cycle. Etc. Take hexigel and apply it ll cure if it is simple mouth ulcer.
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I have a bad smell coming from my mouth which I can feel. Pls help with solution I brush my teeth and clean my tongue everyday. Sometimes blood comes when I brush my teeth.

Advanced Aesthetics, BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
I have a bad smell coming from my mouth which I can feel. Pls help with solution I brush my teeth and clean my tongue...
Hi, there are various reasons of bad breath, like impurities in blood, inefficient digestive system, dry mouth (lack of saliva production), gum disease, cavities, plaque and tartar formation around teeth and gums, kind of diet, improper brushing / cleaning of mouth etc. I would advise you to get a thorough physical and dental examination to rule out the cause of bad breath and to solve it permanently.
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I am suffering from tooth ache due to space in between 2 molars. However, when I visited the dentist he said no to fill in the space stating that the space is too small and no filling will stay and as there is not any cavity there so the filling is not required. Please suggest some solution to it.

BDS
Dentist, Vadodara
I am suffering from tooth ache due to space in between 2 molars. However, when I visited the dentist he said no to fi...
the space can be filled by capping both the tooth. this will prevent lodging of food in that space preventing any infection n pain. but get your teeth x-rayed before this to rule out any other ailments.
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I am having mouth ulcers from 2 days. Its very painful. Please suggest something.

BDS, MDS oral medicine
Dentist, Thrissur
I am having mouth ulcers from 2 days. Its very painful. Please suggest something.
Visit a dentist he can diagnose your ulcer and give right medicine to you. There are lot of medications available in the treatment of ulcer, its important to know what kind or type of ulcer and to treat. Topical applying gels are available which can give immediate pain relief. Certain multi vitamin tablets containing zinc helps in faster healing.
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B.D.S
Dentist, Jaipur
Keeping your brush at a 45 degree angle while brushing so that the bristles do not hurt your gums.
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I am a 20-year-old male and live in Roorkee (uk). I am having sore in the retromolar area of the mouth from past two days. While surfing the net I came across many symptoms that I am facing and are actually same as symptoms of oral cancer. What should I do?

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
I am a 20-year-old male and live in Roorkee (uk). I am having sore in the retromolar area of the mouth from past two ...
Forget it consult a maxillofacial surgeon you may b getting wisdom if not in correct direction it may have to be removed.
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I have a small gap between front upper incisors. What is the best treatment to close the gap. Gap is very small.

MDS ORAL MEDICINE AND RADIOLOGY
Dentist, Bangalore
I have a small gap between front upper incisors. What is the best treatment to close the gap. Gap is very small.
Thanks for your query. The gaps between the teeth can be closed by getting orthodontic treatment done or tooth color filling material like composite depending upon the condition of your teeth. Take care.
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I am 18years old and have a problem ith my teeth. I have regularly brush 2times in a day. Bt my teeth has a hole nd lot of pain what should I do for this?

BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
I am 18years old and have a problem ith my teeth. I have regularly brush 2times in a day. Bt my teeth has a hole nd l...
Hole in the tooth n pain in it'll b due to caries just visit your dentist get an x ray done. If decay is not v deep you'll b advised fr a filling otherwise you'll be suggested rct n capping by your dentist.
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Kuch dino se jib aa gayi hai Gfolvin medicine liya lakin fayda nahi huwa. Please suggest me medicine. Thanx.

BDS
Dentist, Vadodara
Kuch dino se jib  aa gayi hai Gfolvin medicine liya lakin fayda nahi huwa. Please suggest me medicine. Thanx.
Continue the medicines for 5 days taking it 3 times a day. Apply local ointment. Avoid oilly n spicy food completely. Eat more raw vegetables and fruits.
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My mother is 51 years old. She is asthmatic and suffering from mouth ulcers from the past 5) 4 months. We have tried everything but nothing helps us. She is not able to eat properly. please tell me what should be the routines to cure this. What medicines she should take. What to avoid. Please help me out. I can not see her in pain.

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Dear lybrate-user you have asked about your mother having mouth ulcers ,basically the Common Causes of Mouth ulcers Nutritional deficiencies such as iron, vitamins, especially B12 and C Poor dental hygiene Food allergies • Stress • Infections particularly herpes simplex • Biting the cheek • Hormonal imbalance • Bowel disease • Skin disease basic precautions and Home Remedies for Mouth Ulcers 1: Grate some fresh coconut. Extract the milk and gargle with this 3-4 times a day. 2 Keep 1 glass of chilled water and 1 glass of hot water ready at hand. Gargle alternately with hot and cold water. 3 Boil 2 cups of water. Add 1 cup fenugreek leaves and remove. Cover and keep for sometime. Strain the water and gargle 2-3 times a day. 4 Boil 1 tsp of coriander seeds in 1 cup of water. Remove when slightly warm gargle. Repeat 3-4 times a day. 5 Chew on 5-6 tulsi (holy basil leaves) and sip some water. Repeat 5-6 times a day. 6 Eating raw tomatoes helps rid mouth ulcers. Can also gargle with tomato juice 3-4 times a day. Apply benzocaine for pain and boroglycerin mouth paint regularly.
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BDS
Dentist, Cuttack
Replace ur missing teeth to avoid further loss of tooth
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Sir. I have sensitivity in teeth. I suffer from shocks after eating hot or could foods. I am also doing brush daily. please provide m suggestions.

Advanced Aesthetics, BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Sir. I have sensitivity in teeth. I suffer from shocks after eating hot or could foods. I am also doing brush daily. ...
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. Regards Dr. Krinita Motwani's Dental Clinic
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I have been suffering from sore tongue from the last 5 days. Give me a method for quick heal.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
Eat lot of fruits & green leafy vegetables & drink plenty of water. Kindly consult a dentist in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations with clinical examination to decide upon treatment. You may need Coronoplasty (smoothen teeth edges)
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I am 55 years old I can not eat hot and cold together. It gives me pain even if I eat like ice cream, please suggest.

MDS Prosthodontics
Dentist, Delhi
I am 55 years old I can not eat hot and cold together. It gives me pain even if I eat like ice cream, please suggest.
You are having sensitivity issues in your teeth which can be difficult to control at times, for time being use anti sensitivity toothpaste, but I doubt that without adequate diagnosis and treatment by the dentist you will get any relief.
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One of the four wisdom teeth seems to come out in the right lower gum leading to a swollen ness and inflammation. What should I do?

BDS
Dentist, Kolar
One of the four wisdom teeth seems to come out in the right lower gum leading to a swollen ness and inflammation. Wha...
Get an xray from dentist asap. If there is no place for toith to come out, it ll b removed. If there is enough place, the infection'll b treated. Meanwhile use bethadine mouthwash n take painkillers.
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From 2 day ago ago. Im suffering from ulcer. Its too paining. I am not able to eat anything. please suggest me what to do?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
From 2 day ago ago. Im suffering from ulcer. Its too paining. I am not able to eat anything. please suggest me what t...
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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I am 23 years old. I have severe problem of bleeding gums. Can you please tell me what is the reason for this? And yes do please suggest some medicine for this?

BDS, MDS
Dentist, Bangalore
I am 23 years old. I have severe problem of bleeding gums. Can you please tell me what is the reason for this? And ye...
Hi lybrate-user Your problem mostly is because of deposits on your teeth, your gums might b infected which we call gingivitis. You might have to get your full mouth cleaning done, ie, scaling. Medicines might not b of help.
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BDS
Dentist, Thane
Activities like cracking nuts, removing bottle tops or ripping open packaging should not be performed by making use of our teeth. It can result in broken or chipped teeth. Our teeth should only be used for chewing food.
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Sir, i am feeling numbness in one side of my lower lip from nearly one year. Its started when I had a tooth infection. I am also feeling a small lump like thing on pressing it. Please tell me what it might be? thanking you sir.

BDS
Dentist, Bangalore
Please go to the doctor as fast as you can it looks like osteomyelitis which is bone destruction don't waste your time please consult me in private if you have any doubts.
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