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Dr. Glenn Mascarenhas

Dentist, Mumbai

Dr. Glenn Mascarenhas Dentist, Mumbai
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Dr. Glenn Mascarenhas is a renowned Dentist in Malad West, Mumbai. You can consult Dr. Glenn Mascarenhas at Impladent in Malad West, Mumbai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Glenn Mascarenhas on Lybrate.com.

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My son 4 years old. having cavity in teeth from last 3-4 month. I don't know, how. please help us.

BDS
Dentist, Chennai
My son 4 years old.  having cavity in  teeth from last 3-4 month. I don't know, how. please help us.
Nothing to worry. Visit the doc, let him get used to the atmosphere of the clinic /hospital n get him treated. He mite be a bit fussy but you can make him understand that he would get whiter brighter teeth.
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Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Delhi
Consumption of hard and crunchy food items should be avoided when one is undergoing orthodontic treatment.

All About Hyperdontia

Master of Dental Surgery
Dentist, Gurgaon
All About Hyperdontia

Hyperdontia is a peculiar and quite rare dental problem which involves the growth of excess number of teeth. It can appear during birth and last till the primary teeth fall out to be replaced by the permanent set of teeth, or appear with the rise of the permanent teeth. If a person shows a tendency to grow more than 20 temporary teeth or more than 32 permanent teeth, he or she suffers from hyperdontia. 

Where do the additional teeth occur?
The additional teeth or supernumerary teeth can appear anywhere inside the mouth or dental arch, but the most common ones are called wisdom teeth and they grow as anterior molars after a certain age. Extra teeth in new born infants are called natal teeth. Occurrence of more than 4-6 supernumerary teeth is rare, although there have been known cases of more than 30 supernumerary teeth. 

Why does hyperdontia occur?
1. Hyperdontia often occurs in association with a few select disorders like cleidocranial dysplasia, Ehler - Danlos syndrome, Gardner syndrome, and cleft lip and palate. 
2. Although the exact cause of hyperdontia has not yet been discovered, some studies have shown that it might be a result of over activity of dental lamina during the phase of tooth development in infancy. 
3. It could also possibly be due to genetic or environmental factors. 

What problems does it pose and how can hyperdontia be corrected?
1. The existence of extra teeth often causes problems in speaking.
2. It may also cause deformation in the mouth region, and impediments in a lot of other functional activities like eating. 
3. In rare cases, the extra tooth/teeth may be agents of tumors or cysts. 
4. Therefore, treatment must be swiftly undertaken so as to remove the extra teeth and prevent rise of further teeth in the same spot. 
5. Sometimes, hyperdontia also leads to overcrowding and misshapen rows of teeth; this can also be corrected with extensive procedures.

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BDS, Certification In Oral Implantology
Dentist, Ghaziabad
You can exercise for healthier gums as well. Gently bite down so as to make sure that your teeth make a clinking sound when they meet. Repeat this 30 to 40 times continously. This exercise will stimulate the flow of blood and will keep your gums healthy.

I feel sensitivity in my teeth and .sometimes I feel like my mouth is smelling. Wt can I do? Tell me the best tips.

BDS
Dentist, Haldwani
I feel sensitivity in my teeth and .sometimes I feel like my mouth is smelling. Wt can I do? Tell me the best tips.
First of all need to visit to a dentist to diagnose the reason. Senstivity could be bcoz of Caries as well as recession erosion etc. Desenstizing tooth paste only beneficial if other reasons r plugged. Thanks.
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Periodontal Disease - 7 Ways You Can Manage and Prevent them

MDS , BDS
Dentist, Delhi
Periodontal Disease - 7 Ways You Can Manage and Prevent them

The gums are also called the periodontium which means perio for around and dontium for tooth as the gums are literally present "around the tooth."  There is a softer mucosal portion that runs along the tooth in a curved manner and a stronger fibrous portion that connects the tooth to the jaw bone.  Together, they provide the structural support for the tooth to be held in place. In addition they also have an aesthetic value with the healthy pink color.

The mouth has the largest number of bacteria in the body, which act on the food debris that is present on the tooth and the gums. This causes infection in both the gums and the tooth. 

Types: Periodontal disease can be localized or general.

  1. Localized disease happens when a tooth is not accessible for thorough cleaning.  The inside surface of lower incisors and outer surfaces of the upper last molars are common areas of localized periodontal disease. 
  2. Generalized periodontal disease can be due to conditions like pregnancy, puberty, diabetes problem where gums around all the teeth are affected.

Symptoms: In both the cases, the following symptoms ensue: 

  1. The gums are of a healthy pink color and if they turn darker hue of pink
  2. Swollen and/or painful gums
  3. Spontaneous bleeding: This may be localized or generalized 
  4. Chronic bad breath: Due to food accumulation in the infected gums
  5. If it continues to form an abscess, pressure on the gums can produce pus
  6. Bad taste in the mouth (arising from pus in the gums)
  7. Gingival recession, producing an effect of having longer tooth 
  8. Dentin is exposed leading sensitivity to hot or cold foods
  9. Loosening of the tooth
  10. Painful chewing, as it puts pressure on the inflamed periodontium
  11. Dentist will identify what are called pockets, which is an indication of severity - the deeper the pockets, the severe the disease.

Management and Prevention: Gum disease is very easy to identify and can be completely cured.

  1. Regular brushing and flossing can help maintain regular oral hygiene 
  2. With each brushing session, plain finger massage of the gums improves blood circulation and their overall health
  3. Regular use of mouth rinse is a good way to improve gum health
  4. Regular visits to the dentist can help keep a check on the health of the teeth and the gums - early identification of disease and early treatment
  5. Once it has set in, deep scaling followed by root planing may be required to thoroughly clear out the infection
  6. More surgical options like gingival grafts, flap surgery, bone grafting in case of severe bone loss may be required. 
  7. Management of conditions like diabetes

The best way to avoid periodontal disease is to know its symptoms, follow oral hygiene practices, and consult a dentist regularly.

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I am suffering from epilepsy last 7years, my teeth become so weak, what can I do?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I am suffering from epilepsy last 7years, my teeth become so weak, what can I do?
You may need deep cleaning along with surgical curettage or gum strengthening procedure. Rinse your mouth thoroughly with a mouth wash after every meals.
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BDS, PGDFO
Dentist, Gadchiroli
Retainers should also be cleaned regularly with a toothbrush and a toothpaste using lukewarm water.
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Hi im 19 years old boy. I have deep bite what to do when I talk the the upper jaw slightly get twisted to left side which doesn't look good and plus I do not have a complete smile. I feel bad about it please help me:(.

BDS
Dentist, Vadodara
Hi im 19 years old boy.
I have deep bite what to do when I talk the the upper jaw slightly get twisted to left side w...
Consult an oral n maxillofacial surgeon. The doctor will help you determine the cause n will suggest the treatment.
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medications that can stain teeth

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
medications that can stain teeth
Medications that can stain teeth

The antibiotic tetracycline causes gray teeth in children whose teeth are still developing. Antibacterial mouthwashes that contain chlorhexidine or cetylpyridinium chloride can also stain teeth. Some antihistamines, antipsychotic drugs, and blood pressure medications cause tooth stains, as can iron and excess fluoride. If bleaching doesn't help, ask your dentist about dental bonding, in which a tooth-colored material is applied to teeth.

I am suffering from mouth ulcer from last year and when I was go to the doctor they told me that the problem is all about digestion and thay had gave me a tablets which works only for few weeks after again it becomes started.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
Ulcer might be due to various causes. Once you find out the cause the treatment is done perfectly. Get a consultation from the dentist of your choice and be free from this problem. Meanwhile you might use topical ointments like Mucopain.
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Dental Care

MDS - Periodontics
Dentist, Thane
Dental Care

Diets that are deficient in vitamin c can cause severe dental problems, including loose teeth and bleeding gums. Try a salad with citrus fruits, like orange or grapefruit, to boost your body's ability to fight those destructive symptoms, as well as plaque. Be sure to buffer citrus fruits by including them as part of a meal, because their acid content could potentially erode tooth enamel.

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BDS, MDS - Periodontics
Dentist, Chennai
untreated gum diseases can lead to heart attack ,brain storoke and even cancer. please have regular check up
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What are the best home remedies for an extreme tooth pain? I really can't control it.

BDS
Dentist, Batala
What are the best home remedies for an extreme tooth pain? I really can't control it.
Tooth pain is such a state in which it is very important to visit dentist, because he can tell you the reason behind it and proper treatment also. For home remedies you can do warm saline rinses and if possible clove oil dressing in the cavity can give you temporary relief.
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I am 22 years old female. My teeth are in little yellow I want my teeth in white by home remedy please help me.

MDS - Orthodontics
Dentist, Visakhapatnam
Hi. I guess you will have to visit a dentist to ascertain why your teeth are yellow in the first place. And am sorry to say home remedies aren't much of help to whiten.
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Sir, I have some blood in my teeth in the morning time. When I wake up then there is some blood in my teeth. This happens only in morning time. I have no pain at all. What to do sir?

Certification in Full Mouth Rehabilitation, Post-Graduate Certificate in Oral Implantology (PGCOI), M.Sc - Master of Oral Implantology (MOI), Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Rajkot
Sir, I have some blood in my teeth in the morning time.
When I wake up then there is some blood in my teeth.
This hap...
It is because of gum infection. You should go for proper diagnosis to dentist and accordingly go for treatment. You may required deep scaling and cleaning your teeth.
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Got my wisdom tooth extracted 5 days back still severe pain till head is there. Doctor says pain should have gone by now. Can it be something serious?

BDS, MDS Prosthodontics
Dentist, Delhi
Got my wisdom tooth extracted 5 days back still severe pain till head is there. Doctor says pain should have gone by ...
Hi lybrate-user, There should not be any problem if the complete tooth has been done. But there may be a chance of dry socket which may have formed due to blood clot dislodgement after extraction. Do not take any antibiotics only take painkillers. It will resolve in 15-20 days.
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I am 25 years old, I get burning in mouth while eating spicy food. Whats the reason for that?

Dentist, Delhi
I am 25 years old, I get burning in mouth while eating spicy food. Whats the reason for that?
This could be of any mouth ulcers or generalised inflammation of the mucosa. After the dental check up try not to eat spicy and oily foods.
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BDS
Dentist, Varanasi
A mouth rinse, in addition to daily brushing and flossing, can increase the cleanliness of your mouth. Antimicrobial mouth rinses reduce bacteria and plaque activity, which cause gingivitis and gum disease. Fluoride mouth rinses also help reduce and prevent tooth decay. Always talk to your dentist about any new products you are interested in trying. Not everyone should use a fluoride mouth rinse. For instance, fluoride rinses are not recommended for children ages 6 or younger because they may swallow them. Always check the manufacturer's label for precautions and age recommendations and talk with your dentist about the use of fluoride mouth rinse.
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Feel pain in my wisdom teeth what can I do its feel like pumping blood in inner part of gum and feel pain.

BDS
Dentist, Jalgaon
Feel pain in my wisdom teeth what can I do its feel like pumping blood in inner part of gum and feel pain.
Hello Mr. lybrate-user Pain with wisdom teeth is very common. The pain may be of its position (it may be completely or partially impacted) which creats pressure on another tooth. Or if the tooth is tilted there are chances of food lodgement and if not get cleaned properly it can cause swelling gums and bleeding from gums sometimes and tooth can be decayed and higher risk of food lodgement and more pain. If wisdom tooth treatment is not done asap there is high risk of infection for the adjacent tooth. In case of ignorance with pain and bleeding related to wisdom tooth can cause cyst also. Try to clean your teeth after every meal with warm saline water and brushing also. And consult your dentist as soon as possible.
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