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Dr. Farheen

M.D.S.

Dentist, Mumbai

24 Years Experience
Dr. Farheen M.D.S. Dentist, Mumbai
24 Years Experience
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Dr. Farheen is a renowned Dentist in Worli, Mumbai. She has over 24 years of experience as a Dentist. She is a qualified M.D.S. . She is currently practising at SmilesRus in Worli, Mumbai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Farheen on Lybrate.com.

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5 Ways You Are Unknowingly Staining Your Teeth

M.D.S-Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, BDS
Dentist, Bangalore
5 Ways You Are Unknowingly Staining Your Teeth

You may often find that no matter how much you brush your teeth or whichever teeth whitener you might use, your teeth still appear stained and your smile still appears dull. There are certain foods, such as coffee, alcohol like red wine, soya sauce etc. which can be considered obvious culprits. However, it is not only the foods that cause staining, several other factors contribute to this as well. Following is a list of 5 things which can stain your teeth sooner than you think.

1. High intake of tea
Research has suggested that tea, be it brewed tea, green tea or iced tea, causes a high level of staining in your teeth; often in levels much higher than coffee. This is because tea contains a high level of tannins and also high amounts of acid, which aid the staining process, and eventually lead to much yellower teeth and long-lasting stains.

2. Drinking high amounts of lemonade
Lemonade is rich in sugars and acids, which effectively lead to wearing down of the enamel and exposing the next layer called the dentin, which itself is yellow in color. This makes the teeth appear yellowish. In cases where the enamel coating on your teeth is thin, the acid erosion takes place quicker; often leading to stained teeth. This condition may often become permanent or semi-permanent, with modes of reversal becoming increasingly difficult.

3. Extended periods of medication-intake
Injuries or illnesses, which lead to taking medications for sustained periods, can negatively affect the flow of blood to the teeth. This may lead to discoloration and staining. Certain medications, such as cough syrups which are rich in sugars can, also result in yellowing of teeth.

4. Swimming for long durations
Swimming for prolonged periods [usually around 6 hours a week in chemically-treated pools, can also lead to the browning of your teeth. This is because, often when you open your mouth and let water in, you allow certain chemicals to enter your mouth which can have adverse reaction on the tooth enamel. This ultimately leads to teeth corrosion and eventual staining.

5. Having excessive sugary drinks
Certain drinks which contain large amounts of synthetic food coloring increase sugar levels and aid the growth of bacteria in your mouth, thus causing tooth decay and discoloration of teeth.
 

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My last teeth is badly paining, I went to doctor, they said new teeth is coming we need to remove it, is it true? We need to remove the teeth?

BDS
Dentist, Raipur
My last teeth is badly paining, I went to doctor, they said new teeth is coming we need to remove it, is it true? We ...
Kindly get an x-ray done of the tooth having pain. If there is lack of space for the tooth to erupt then you will have to get it removed / extracted. Brush your teeth twice daily using correct brushing technique to maintain your oral hygiene. You can also do warm saline rinses. It will help in relieving pain.
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I have mouth ulcer continuously for the last two months .when one is cured, the other one erupts.| am taking Statin tablets now.|ട it due to my medicines or due to some other reasons? PI. Advise.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
Statin can contribute to ulceration. 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) along with Multivitamin cap, for five days in the morning after meals & antiseptic ointment or gel on the area of ulcer until then. Youo can meet me in person.
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BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
The life of toothbrush is nearly three months. The toothbrush doesn't clean properly after its bristles wears off . Please change toothbrush regularly for proper oral hygiene.
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My teeth are getting yellowish especially the canines. Help me to get rid out of this.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
My teeth are getting yellowish especially the canines. Help me to get rid out of this.
The simplest method of removing minor surface stains is polishing, or micro-abrasion if staining is more intrinsic. Provided that your discolouration is not due to inadequate enamel exposing the dentin, tooth whitening (bleaching) is often the most effective treatment for yellow stained teeth. 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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My tongue n lower lips got burst due to which I am unable to eat any curries. Can you please suggest me any curative medicine.

MD - General Medicine
General Physician, Delhi
Use zytee gel or orasore gel. Apply it on lips three times a day for 15 minutes. Let the saliva drool from your mouth. Take becasoule capsule once daily after meals for atleast 7 days. You will be fine.
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My mom getting bad smell in mouth since 1year. Why? please give me any suggestion she used many gentle toothpastes not cure this please hlep me doctor thank you.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
My mom getting bad smell in mouth since 1year. Why? please give me any suggestion she used many gentle toothpastes no...
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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I eat gutkha and now I have stopped eating. I can't open my mouth is there any medicine or exercise so that it can help me to open my mouth again.

BDS
Dentist, Amravati
Tbought 25 to 30 icecream stick wrap it make bundle put it between upper & lower front teeth 5 minuts twice a day increase 1 sticks each day
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I want my teeth shine like star but by doing only colgate it is impossible. What should I do?

BDS
Dentist, Bangalore
I want my teeth shine like star but by doing only colgate it is impossible. What should I do?
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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I have my yellow teeth and I am very afraid with this please tell me how to make this white and shining. I regular brush in my teeth but unfortunately teeth is yellow am very thnk abt tht. please sir help me my problem is very big.

BDS
Dentist, Vadodara
I have my yellow teeth and I am very afraid with this please tell me how to make this white and shining. I regular br...
Go for professional scaling and polishing of teeth. This will brighten your teeth and will give it a shine. For further whiteness, go for bleaching.
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Flossing & Brushing

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
Flossing & Brushing
Flossing
Flossing removes plaque and bacteria that you cannot reach with your toothbrush. If you don't floss, you are missing more than one-third of your tooth surface. Plaque is the main cause of gum disease. It is an invisible bacterial film that develops on your teeth every day.

Within 24 to 36 hours, plaque hardens into tartar (also called calculus), which can only be removed by professional cleaning. Floss at least once a day, and plaque never gets the chance to harden into tartar. Getting into the habit of daily flossing is easier when you floss while doing something else like watching tv or listening to music, for example.

How to floss your teeth
Step 1
Take a length of floss equal to the distance from your hand to your shoulder.

Take a length of floss equal to the distance from your hand to your shoulder

Wrap it around your index and middle fingers, leaving about two inches between your hands.

Wrap it around your index and middle fingers, leaving about two inches between your hands

Step 2
Slide the floss between your teeth and wrap it into a" c" shape around the base of the tooth and gently under the gumline. Wipe the tooth from base to tip two or three times.

Slide the floss between your teeth and wrap it into a

Step 3
Be sure to floss both sides of every tooth. Don't forget the backs of your last molars. Go to a new section of the floss as it wears and picks up particles.

Step 4
Brush your teeth after you floss - it is a more effective method of preventing tooth decay and gum disease.

Brush your teeth after you floss - it is a more effective method of preventing tooth decay and gum disease

Flossing problems and solutions
Gums sometimes bleed when you first begin to floss. Bleeding usually stops after a few days. If bleeding does not stop, see your dentist. Floss can shred if you snag it on an old filling or on the ragged edge of a tooth.

Try another type of floss or dental tape. Ask your dentist or dental hygienist for advice. If your floss still shreds, see your dentist.

Brushing
Regular, thorough brushing is a very important step in preventing tooth decay and gum disease. Brushing removes the bacteria that promote tooth decay and the plaque that can cause gum disease.

Ideally, you should brush after every meal, because the bacterial attack on teeth begins minutes after eating. At the very least, brush once a day and always before you go to bed. Brushing your teeth isn't complicated, but there is a right and a wrong way.

How to brush your teeth
Step 1
Brush at a 45 degree angle to your teeth. Direct the bristles to where your gums and teeth meet. Use a gentle, circular, massaging motion, up and down. Don't scrub. Gums that recede visibly are often a result of years of brushing too hard.

Brush at a 45 degree angle to your teeth. Direct the bristles to where your gums and teeth meet. Use a gentle, circular, massaging motion, up and down. Don't scrub. Gums that recede visibly are often a result of years of brushing too hard

Step 2
Clean every surface of every tooth. The chewing surface, the cheek side, and the tongue side.

Step 3
Don't rush your brush. A thorough brushing should take at least two to three minutes. Try timing yourself.

Don't rush your brush. A thorough brushing should take at least two to three minutes. Try timing yourself

Step 4
Change your usual brushing pattern. Most people brush their teeth the same way all the time. That means they miss the same spots all the time. Try reversing your usual pattern.

Change your usual brushing pattern. Most people brush their teeth the same way all the time. That means they miss the same spots all the time. Try reversing your usual pattern

Step 5
Use a soft brush with rounded bristles. The right toothbrush cleans better. Choose a size and shape that allow you to reach all the way to your back teeth. There are many different types of brushes, so ask your dentist to suggest the best one for you. Dentists recommends you replace your toothbrush every three months.


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Hi doc My gums are receding day by day .even after proper brushing and oral care .consulted dentist he suggested some toothpaste , that too didn't worked . I am worried a lot .now just using vitamin c and folic acid tablets. Help .

BDS
Dentist, Vadodara
Hi doc
My gums are receding day by day .even after proper brushing and oral care .consulted dentist he suggested some...
receding gums are sign of gum infection due to accumulation of plaque on teeth. go for scaling and polishing of teeth. use mouthwash twice daily after brushing. maintain proper oral hygiene.
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Hi, I am suffering from bad breathing. Earlier I was using colgate but when bad breathing started I shifted to patanjali product 'Dantkanti' but still no progress is seen . Kindly get me out from this embarrassment.

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
Get scaling polishing done by a dentist massage gums use betadine mouth wash twice daily drink plenty of water.
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I have every possible prblm in my teeth n hair, starting frm gum bleeding, yellowish teeth, sensitivity n in hair falling, white hair, rough ,thin, what should I do?

BDS, CDE Endo-Prostho, CDE - Cast Partial & Complete Dentures
Dentist, Pune
I have every possible prblm in my teeth n hair, starting frm gum bleeding, yellowish teeth, sensitivity n in hair fal...
Hello, yellow teeth and bleeding gums could be because of deposits on your teeth or food lodged in your teeth. Visit a dentist get your scaling and polishing done. Brush twice daily, maintain proper brushing technique, floss regularly and rinse after every meal. You should consult to a Trichologist /Dermatologist for your hair related problem.
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Hi Dr. Sometime bleeding occurs in my teeth, can you suggest any natural soltion for this ?

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
Bleeding gums indicate inflammation in gums . So go for full mouth teeth cleaning and then massage gums with mustard oil and a pinch of salt added to it or buy gumpaint stolin.
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I have 23 year old male, I have problem in teeth so much swelling few months, smell is come in mouth so much, I have also much problem in legs pain.

BDS
Dentist, Kolar
I have 23 year old male, I have problem in teeth so much swelling few months, smell is come in mouth so much, I have ...
Swelling around your teeth could b due to the extensive decay causing abscess. Get an x ray n check with your dentist if dat tooth can b saved with rct or it has to b removed. Further delay in getting treated can complicate things. Meanwhile use bethadine mouthwash. Take care.
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My wisdom tooth removed there is a hole and blister at that place unable to bite or swallow due pain ice pack & pain killer amox 375 thrice & lornasafe tabs thrice for 5 days no use please advise.

MDS - Oral Medicine and Radiology
Dentist, Nagpur
Due to bone cutting there is pain and due to removal of tooth there is a hole. Kindly visit the dentist to look into the matter. Usually pain is there for 4-5 days to one week.
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When I eat Non veg. My tongue will be bitter. Can I know the reasons for bitterness of my tongue?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
Brush teeth, tongue and gums at least twice a day, eat foods that stimulate the production of saliva like grapefruits, lemons and oranges, if the cause of the bitter taste is gerd or indigestion, adjust one's eating time, drink a lot of water, use cinnamon or cloves, make use of regular peppermints or breath mints.
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I have mouth ulcers repeatedly for a week and also for an month. So kindly give some advice to recover from it.

BDS
Dentist, Vadodara
I have mouth ulcers repeatedly for a week and also for an month. So kindly give some advice to recover from it.
Mouth ulcer is most commonly caused by poor diet, nutritional deficiency, constipation or excessive stress. You need to start taking multi vitamins. Avoid junk food avoid excessive stress. Avoid too hot and spicy food.
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Hello sir, My lower jaw from right side pains when I speak or eat something. What should i do?

MDS - Prosthodontist and Implantologist, Root canal certificate, BDS
Dentist, Noida
Hello sir, My lower jaw from right side pains when I speak or eat something. What should i do?
Hi, pain from your lower jaw can be due to many reasons. Since your age is 18 and you complain of pain in the jaw it can be due to the eruption of your third molars also called as wisdom teeth. I would advise you to get it clinically checked at a dentist.
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