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Dr. K. Mahalakshmi

BDS

Dentist, Mumbai

10 Years Experience
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Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; a......more
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Dr. K. Mahalakshmi is an experienced Dentist in Goregaon East, Mumbai. He has been a successful Dentist for the last 10 years. He is a qualified BDS . You can meet Dr. K. Mahalakshmi personally at My Dentist Studio in Goregaon East, Mumbai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. K. Mahalakshmi on Lybrate.com.

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BDS - Panineeya Mahavidyalaya Institute of Dental Sciences Research Centre, - 2007
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Indian Dental Association
Indian Society of Oral Implantologist
Federation Of Operative Dentistry of India (FODI)

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Mujhe khana khane ke baad khatti dhakar aati hai sath hi subah jagne par mouth se badbu aati hai?

MDS Prosthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Mohali
Mujhe khana khane ke baad khatti dhakar aati hai sath hi subah jagne par mouth  se badbu aati hai?
Regurgitation seems like stomach related problem for that meet doc of that speciality. Foul smell from mouth may be due to deposits which may require scaling. Consult nearest dentist for further details.
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I am suffering from recurring mouth ulcer for over 4 years I am taking beplex forte tablet for 8 months then also I am having recurring mouth ulcer. What should I do .

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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Sir I have a new braces what are some precautions I should take. Its panning a lot how should I cure from that.

BDS
Dentist,
Sir I have a new braces what are some precautions I should take. Its panning a lot how should I cure from that.
It is completely normal to have a little pain after putting braces since the forces are more soon after wire activation. Take any painkillers if it's unbearable. Few precaution you can take are 1.don't eat anything sticky like chewing gums etc, hard like bread, chikki, grams etc 2.avoid biting directly. Like don't bite the apple, rather cut it into pieces and then eat 3. Keep your mouth clean. Use a Ortho brush or you can use your regular toothbrush 4. Stuck to soft diet 5. Anything happens to the wire or braces, call your doctor.
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I am a student my age is 24 years old. My teeth are not in arc form they are front and back. Is it possible to get them in even order in arc form at dis age. Will it give me problem in future or any problems. please guide me.

BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
I am a student my age is 24 years old. My teeth are not in arc form they are front and back. Is it possible to get th...
Yes, you can shape your teeth in arch. You have to apply braces. You should consult to orthodontics. There will be no any problem in future. Infact you feel better in future because if you get treatment then you will better maintain your hygiene.
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BDS
Dentist, Motihari
What's in Your Mouth?
To understand what happens when your teeth decay, it's helpful to know what's in your mouth naturally. Here are a few of the elements:

Saliva ? Your mouth and teeth are constantly bathed in saliva. We never give much thought to our spit, but this fluid is remarkable for what it does to help protect our oral health. Saliva keeps teeth and other parts of your mouth moist and washes away bits of food. Saliva contains minerals that strengthen teeth. It includes buffering agents. They reduce the levels of acid that can decay teeth. Saliva also protects against some viruses and bacteria.

Plaque ? Plaque is a soft, gooey substance that sticks to the teeth a bit like jam sticks to a spoon. Like the slime that clings to the bottom of a swimming pool, plaque is a type of biofilm. It contains large numbers of closely packed bacteria, components taken from saliva, and bits of food. Also in the mix are bacterial byproducts and white blood cells. Plaque grows when bacteria attach to the tooth and begin to multiply. Plaque starts forming right after a tooth is cleaned. Within an hour, there's enough to measure. As time goes on, the plaque thickens. Within two to six hours, the plaque teems with bacteria that can cause cavities and periodontal (gum) disease.

Calculus ? If left alone long enough, plaque absorbs minerals from saliva. These minerals form crystals and harden into calculus. Then new plaque forms on top of existing calculus. This new layer can also become hard.

Bacteria ? We have many types of bacteria in our mouths. Some bacteria are good; they help control destructive bacteria. When it comes to decay, Streptococcus mutans and Lactobacilli are the bacteria that cause the most damage to teeth.

How Your Teeth Decay
The bacteria in your mouth need food to live and multiply. When you eat sugary foods, or even starches such as rice, the bacteria use them as food, too. The bacteria then produce acids that can dissolve tooth enamel (outer layer of the tooth).

It's not just candy and ice cream we're talking about. All carbohydrate foods eventually break down into simple sugars. Some of this process begins in the mouth.

Foods that break down into simple sugars in the mouth are called fermentable carbohydrates. These include the obvious sugary foods, such as cookies, cakes, soft drinks and candy. But they also include pretzels, crackers, bananas, potato chips and breakfast cereals.

Bacteria in your mouth turn the sugars in these foods into acids. These acids begin to dissolve the mineral crystals in teeth. The more times you eat each day, the more times your teeth are exposed to an acid attack.

This attack can lead to tooth decay, also known as dental caries or cavities. First, the acid begins to dissolve calcium and phosphate crystals inside a tooth. A white spot may appear on the enamel in this weakened area. But the loss of minerals develops beneath the surface of the enamel. The surface may still be smooth.

At this stage, the tooth can be repaired with the help of fluoride, proteins and minerals (calcium and phosphate) in the saliva. The saliva also helps reduce the acid levels from bacteria that attack the tooth.

Once the decay breaks through the enamel to cause a cavity, the damage is permanent. A dentist must clean out the decay and fill the cavity. Left untreated, the decay will get worse. It can destroy a tooth all the way through the enamel, through the inside dentin layer and down to the pulp or nerve of the tooth. That's why it is important to treat caries at a very early stage, when the process can be reversed.

Types of Decay
Young children can get a type of decay called baby bottle tooth decay or early childhood caries. It destroys enamel quickly. This type of decay is common in children who are put to sleep with a bottle of milk or juice. The bottle exposes the teeth constantly to carbohydrates through the night. Bacteria can grow rapidly and produce acid that decays teeth.

Decay can become worse if the parent does not clean the child's teeth. It can eat through enamel and leave a large cavity in a matter of months.

In older adults, the exposed roots of teeth can develop cavities. This is called root caries. Older adults are more likely to have receding gums caused by years of hard brushing or periodontal disease. They also are more likely to have dry mouth (xerostomia). The decrease in saliva results in less protection of the teeth. This increases the risk of decay. Many common medicines can cause dry mouth. Be sure to ask the doctor or pharmacist if any of your medicines cause dry mouth.

Decay can form beneath fillings or other tooth repairs, such as crowns. Sometimes bacteria and bits of food can slip between the tooth and a filling or crown. This can happen if the filling cracks or pulls away from the tooth, leaving a gap.

Preventing Cavities
Do you or your family members get cavities often? Dental research has found out that certain factors can affect your risk of tooth decay. These factors include:

The current number of decayed or filled teeth
Your fluoride exposure, including fluoride in drinking water, toothpaste and rinses, and fluoride treatments in the dental office
Parents or siblings with dental decay
How well you take care of your teeth
The amount of saliva and the balance of minerals, enzymes and buffering agents it contains
How often and what types of foods you eat (especially fermentable carbohydrates)
Ask your dentist about the best ways to reduce your risks and limit dental decay.

To prevent your teeth from decaying, you can do three things:

Strengthen your teeth's defenses with fluoride, sealants and agents that contain calcium and phosphate ions.
Have your dentist or dental hygienist place sealants on your back teeth.
Reduce the number of bacteria in your mouth.
Fluoride penetrates into teeth. It strengthens them by replacing minerals that acid has removed. The benefits of fluoride to teeth were first discovered in the 1930s. Dentists started to notice that people who drank water that naturally contained fluoride had less tooth decay. In 1945, communities started to add fluoride to water supplies. Adding fluoride to water systems has been the most successful cavity prevention method to date.

In the early 1960s, fluoride also began to be added to toothpaste. This also had a major impact on cavity prevention. Now almost all toothpastes contain fluoride. Everyone should brush with a fluoride toothpaste every day. Dental offices sometimes recommend higher levels of fluoride in toothpastes, gels and mouth rinses for both children and adults.

Sealants are protective coatings placed over the tops of the back teeth ? molars. They block bacteria and acids from sticking in the tiny grooves on the chewing surfaces of these teeth. Sealants can be placed in adults and children. Children can have sealants placed on their permanent molars once they come in, around age 6. Sometimes they are also used on primary (baby) molars. Dentists can put sealants on molars with signs of early decay, as long as the decay hasn't broken through the enamel.

You can never get rid of all the bacteria in your mouth. But you can take steps to control and disrupt the bacteria so they don't attack your teeth:

Brush twice a day.
Floss daily.
Reduce the number of times each day that you consume fermentable carbohydrates.
Some mouthwashes reduce bacteria in your mouth. This can help prevent decay. Chewing sugarless gums, especially those with xylitol, can help reduce the number of bacteria that cause cavities and increase the flow of saliva.

Most importantly, visit your dentist regularly. Then the dentist can find any decay early, when it can be treated and reversed.

I have a mouth opening problem due to long use of gutkha chewing. Now I have quit the habit almost. But pls suggest medicines.

BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
I have a mouth opening problem due to long use of gutkha chewing. Now I have quit the habit almost. But pls suggest m...
There is not any word like almost. You should completely stop gutkha first. Start more and more intake of red tomatoes, vitamins, protein, salad in diet. Start some mouth excercise like filling of air in balloon, whistling, fill air in mouth at least 3-5 times in a day. If condition is not improving 2-3weeks. Consult to doctor for advance treatments.
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I have a wisdom tooth that is coming through with an exposed nerve that is causing me a great deal of pain?

BDS
Dentist, Pune
I have a wisdom tooth that is coming through with an exposed nerve that is causing me a great deal of pain?
Mostly when wisdom tooth errupts dey cause a lot of pain, taking pain killer will juz provide you temporary relief, you can juz visit a dentist so tht if he finds the tooth coming out in improper position or non functional den you can juz undergo extraction wid tht tooth.
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I have done braces, is whitening or bleeching cause weakness of teeth. As after braces my tooth got sensitive I can't bite from my front teeth how it can be stronger?

BDS
Dentist, Ahmedabad
I have done braces, is whitening or bleeching cause weakness of teeth. As after braces my tooth got sensitive I can't...
You can start using fluoridated mouth rinse and go for bleaching once the sensitivity is completely eliminated.
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I chipped my teeth on lower jaw. I bite some thing hard and slightly lost small tip. How much it would be cost for smoothening my chipped tooth.

BDS
Dentist, Pune
I chipped my teeth on lower jaw. I bite some thing hard and slightly lost small tip. How much it would be cost for sm...
If it's just smoothening you need must cost only 200 rs. If you want a filling or proper build up it might cost you 2000 to 3000.
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Oral Health Tip

BDS
Dentist, Panchkula
Oral Health Tip
Chew sugar-free gum to stimulate saliva production that helps preventing your mouth from drying out and fight cavities.
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I have cavity in teeth. It always troubles when I drink water. Please tell me what should I do?

BDS (GOLD MEDALIST)
Dentist, Jamshedpur
I have cavity in teeth. It always troubles when I drink water. Please tell me what should I do?
Get the cavity treated either by filling or RCT whichever doctor suggests according to the pulp condition. Get it done immediately to avoid further more pain and infection.
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MDS - Orthodontics
Dentist, Rohtak
Your lips might feel dry when you are undergoing the orthodontic treatment. Apply lip balm to remove the dryness and moisten your lips.

I have my mouth problem. Anything I eat I feel spicy only except sweet What should I do?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I have my mouth problem. Anything I eat I feel spicy only except sweet What should I do?
•A change in taste may result from dehydration, glossitis, a dry mouth, allergies, salivary glands infections, lack of zinc and vitamin B12, and polyps in the nose. •Others include breathing through the mouth, inflamed upper airways, and autoimmune diseases like Sjogren's syndrome and Bell's palsy. •Some injuries and traumas that cause a bitter taste include head, nerve, mouth and nose injuries, and biting your tongue. •Dental appliances such as braces, any surgery on your ear, nose, teeth or throat, and radiation therapy on your neck or head cause a bitter taste in mouth. •Gargle with water. Brush your teeth, tongue, roof of your mouth, and gums using toothpaste. Rinse your mouth with mouthwash. Drink liquids, chew sugar-free gum or mints, or suck on sour candies. Use plastic utensils if you have taste alteration when eating.
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Sir, I hv a Q abt my son whose age is 5 yrs and his teeths are going to damage kindly suggest

BDS
Dentist,
Sir, milk teeth are v.Important for the normal growth of ur child's jaw.Go to see ur dentist as soon as possible if his teeth have already started decaying. Do not waste time as it will be causing unnecessary pain that your will have to bear.
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How to remove brown and yellow stains completely without harming teeth's b gums.

BDS (GOLD MEDALIST)
Dentist, Jamshedpur
How to remove brown and yellow stains completely 
without harming teeth's b gums.
Scaling and bleaching are the two options which are helpful to get rid of stains. Avoid the things which are causing stains like excess of tea and coffee, tobacco products, pan, gutka, alcohol and smoking.
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Hello sir I am 20years old when I drink or eat something cold my teeth is paining.

Advanced Aesthetics, BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Hello sir I am 20years old when I drink or eat something cold my teeth is paining.
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
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I have a problem of bad breath, but it is not coming from mouth as it's always kept clean. Is this any sign of any digestive tract related problems?

BDS, CDE Endo-Prostho, CDE - Cast Partial & Complete Dentures
Dentist, Pune
Hello, bad breath could be because of digestive problems, it can be because of fasting, not eating for long hours, not drinking enough water, or if you are having acidity problem. It may be because of pungent eatables like garlic. But still get it checked by a dentist for any deposits and get it cleaned.
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Hello doctor! I am feeling tooth pain. This is so painful. Please help me about tooth pain. I am using "Dectarain 500 mg" Is this good? Regards.

BDS
Dentist, Delhi
Hello doctor!
I am feeling tooth pain. This is so painful. Please help me about tooth pain. I am using "Dectarain 500...
Only medicine won't help. For immediate pain relief dissolve 2 tabs of ketorol dt in half cup of water and drink it. And if pain is cavity related then get your root canal treatment done and if it is associated with wisdom pain then you will have to get it removed. In any case, only medicine won't help, consult dentist. Get sell soon.
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B.D.S. (Dental Surgeon) , House Surgeon
Dentist,
Fruits and vegetables which are hard and require continous biting like apples, carrots and corn should be avoided during orthodontic treatment.

My teeth are in pale yellow( I neither smoke nor drink or even take pan). Can you suggest me any treatment to get them back to white ?

BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
Try for bleaching treatment which can dim the colour but has to c whether the colour is intrinsic , or else can go for crowns
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