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Dr. Ketki

Dentist, Mumbai

Dr. Ketki Dentist, Mumbai
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My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them....more
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Due to smoking I have bad breath plus yellow teeth and sometimes there is blood gem my gums without any wound. Though I have quit smoking what Should I do to rectify it.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
Due to smoking I have bad breath plus yellow teeth and sometimes there is blood gem my gums without any wound. Though...
FOR YELLOW TEETH: Advise deep cleaning, polishing, whitening (bleaching) procedures, artificial enamel filling or capping. 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. FOR BAD BREATH: Infections in the mouth, such as dental caries (tooth decay), periodontal (gum) disease or mouth sores related to other conditions may contribute to bad breath. Persistent bad breath or a bad taste in the mouth may be a warning sign of gum (periodontal) disease. Gum disease is caused by the buildup of plaque on teeth. Dry mouth also can cause bad breath. Smoking or chewing tobacco-based products also can cause bad breath, You may need deep cleaning & fill tooth cavities with artificial enamel filling. Rinse your mouth thoroughly with a mouth wash until then.
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My teeth are getting Yellow. What to do? Iuts getting yellow .I am brushing on a regular basis.

MPH, BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
My teeth are getting Yellow. What to do? Iuts getting yellow .I am brushing on a regular basis.
Even though you brush daily, certain areas does not get cleaned with a brush. Those yellow deposits are hard ones i.e. Calculus and these can only be removed with a procedure called Scaling and Polishing. Every six months you can get it once. When you bring the brush close to the gum line, tilt the toothbrush at a 45-degree angle so that it doesn’t move across the gums but below to get rid of bacteria and food that get lodged there.
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I m 19 years old. And I m suffering from hair losses and shanking of teeth. My hair become a thin and weak. Every time when I comb or rub finger in head, hair fall occur. Suggest me what I should do? Suggest shampoo to prevent hair loss. I also have gum problems. My teeth are shaking and blood leaked from gum. About a 1 one year ago I suddenly loss my weight to 10 kgs. Is it reasons for this kind of problems? If yes what I should have to do? Sorry for bad English.

MD - Dermatology
Dermatologist, Pathanamthitta
I m 19 years old. And I m suffering from hair losses and shanking of teeth. My hair become a thin and weak. Every tim...
Please visit a physician and dentist and have your blood tested at the earliest. Dandruff and hair fall are not the primary problems now. Use a mild antidandruff shampoo available commercially now. Hair fall is mainly due to hormonal and genetic factors. There are no homeremedies that vil help or quick responses for it. It can definitely be controlled. It's important to eat plenty of pulses, fish, meat and milk. Drink at least two litres water everyday. Exercise regularly. Don't stress out because you don't have long hair or because your hair's falling. Avoid all forms of chemicals, hot devices and blowdryers to prevent hair damage. Massage scalp and wash twice or thrice a week. Don't overshampoo, it'll spoil hair. Don't tie up wet hair and sleep, it'll get infected. If any infections, g et it treated. A thorough blood check up is needed to eliminate autoimmune, hormonal and nutritional diseases. Apart from this, treatment may b needed in resistant cases for which you can consult on the private platform.
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I am regularly brushing my teeth then also its not enough white. What should I do.?

BDS
Dentist, Bangalore
I am regularly brushing my teeth then also its not enough white. What should I do.?
There are several causes of tooth discoloration, including: foods/drinks. Coffee, tea, colas, wines, and certain fruits and vegetables (for example, apples and potatoes) can stain your teeth. Tobacco use. Smoking or chewing tobacco can stain teeth. Poor dental hygiene. Inadequate brushing and flossing. 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 didn't have 1 moral because of cavities I removed from doctor in earlier age 15 and one have lot of cavities what I do which teeth feeling is best dental implant is good?

BDS
Dentist, Bangalore
I didn't have 1 moral because of cavities I removed from doctor in earlier age 15 and one have lot of cavities what I...
Yes you will be suggested for implants if you have the required bone depth in that region. You may also consider bridging the gap metal or pfm bridges.
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I have wisdom teeth in upper left part, due to that I was getting pain, so I consult a doctor, there told me that should be removed. So it is essential to get extract that wisdom teeth? Or not?

BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
I have wisdom teeth in upper left part, due to that I was getting pain, so I consult a doctor, there told me that sho...
S its mandatory to remove your wisdom tooth coz as long as you have wisdom tooth in your mouth you will be continously have pain since that tooth will not have place to erupt in the mouth.
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Hi meri age 27 hai or mera muh pura nhi khulta abhi to mene pan masala khana b band kar diya hai fir b problem ho rahi hai or me spicy b nhi kha pa raha hu thoda sa bhi.

BDS
Dentist, Lucknow
Treatment of submucous fibrosis depends upon the severity of class like class 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. Class 1 and 2 are beginning stages and can be treated with some medicine and exercises. Class 2 and 3 are moderate stages and can be treated with medicine, exercise and steriods and class 5 is severe stage and requires surgery. Sub mucous fibrosis is a pre cancerous lesion and requires long term treatment and requires lot of patience and life style modification in which you have to stop any habit of eating /smoking tobacco in any form. Even nicotine patches are also not advisable. So consult you dentist for your treatment.
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I am suffering from toothache in my right of my mouth and sometimes hot and cold food and drinks makes pain. Which is too high. Tell me what to do.

Advanced Aesthetics, BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
I am suffering from toothache in my right of my mouth and sometimes hot and cold food and drinks makes pain. Which is...
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.
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Sir, I have teeth pain from last one month. I used pain killer for this pain. Because of this I can't eat anything. Suggest me a dentist.

Diploma in Naturopathy & Yogic Science (DNYS)
Ayurveda, Bangalore
Sir, I have teeth pain from last one month. I used pain killer for this pain. Because of this I can't eat anything. S...
Worst idea. Using pain killer for tooth pain. First learn about the problem causes. Also know about pain killers usage. Consult with me we have good medicine which will cure this upper and lower jaw nerves and embedded systems in a week. Thanks.
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Health Quote of the Week

BDS
Dentist, Kapurthala
Health Quote of the Week

Sugary foods and drinks at meal times can reduce the teeth from spoiling.

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My teeth is bleeding at the time im brushing. Wat to do

BDS
Dentist,
My teeth is bleeding at the time im brushing. Wat to do
There are so many causes of bleeding gums - - brushing too hard - poor oral hygiene. - vitamin deficiency - taking blood thinners or other medications - bleeding or clotting disorders - mouth sores - other medical problems, including diabetes, heart disease, leukemia or scurvy few advice to stop bleeding gums-- - visit to a dentist for professional cleaning once in a year - use a soft toothbrush -- and brush properly! brush your teeth for at least two minutes twice a day and after meals. Hard brushing can further damage the soft tissues of your mouth. - floss at least once a day and be sure to floss beyond the gum line to remove more plaque. - control bleeding by applying pressure to the area with a cold compress. - rinse with salt water to keep the area clean. - avoid mouthwashes that contain alcohol, which can dry out your mouth. - stay away from smoking and other tobacco products, which can aggravate bleeding gums.
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I don't have lateral incisors which is why there are gaps in my teeth. Tell me what I can do and what will be the cost of the procedure?

Certified Implantologist, MDS - Orthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Delhi
I don't have lateral incisors which is why there are gaps in my teeth. Tell me what I can do and what will be the cos...
Hi lybrate-user, yeah there could be few options for you like braces treatment followed by replacement of missing lateral incisors or only cosmetic treatment of front teeth with veneers or bridges. Cost would vary depending on type of treatment, there is a wide range starting from 20000 to 80000.
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My mouth opens only 1 cm due to pan masala tobbaco I want my mouth full open. What to do? please advise.

LCPS, BAM&S
General Physician, Pune
This is a condition that can lead to cancer of mouth. See a maxillo-facial surgeon immediately. Don't waste a minute also. Reach nearest big hospital. Urgentlly
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How to remove stain from teeth.

BDS
Dentist,
Kindly get scaling and polishing done and brush your teeth twice daily using correct brushing technique.
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What should I take care after my teeth scaling done? I have done my teeth scaling and polishing today.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
What should I take care after my teeth scaling done? I have done my teeth scaling and polishing today.
Looking after your teeth helps keep your mouth in optimum condition. Ways to maintain good oral health include: • Brush your teeth twice a day, up & down short vertical strokes, with ultra-soft bristles, indicator brush. • Floss your teeth inter dentally once a day inter dentally • Tooth brush to be changed every 2 months. • Consume a healthy diet rich in vegetables and lean protein. • Reduce your intake of sugary foods and beverages • .Gargle your mouth thoroughly after every meal. . Drink plenty of fluoridated tap water • Drink not consume alcohol drinks. • Don’t smoke • Check your mouth regularly for any unusual sores and lesions • Visit a dentist every six months for cleaning and have regular thorough dental check-ups where your dentist will look at • the health of both your teeth and your mouth Most importantly, do not delay seeking immediate advice from a dentist or medical professional if you notice any unusual symptoms or sores on your lips or in your mouth.
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Way to Prevent Tartar

BDS, Diploma in Hospital Administration, Diploma in Pharmacy
Dentist, Delhi
Toothpaste advertisements, dentists and many others have warned us about tartar and its ill effects. Most of us are unsure of what tartar is or what it does to our teeth.

Tartar - what is it?

Although you take good oral care at home, there is still bacteria in your mouth. Bacteria mixes with food and proteins and forms a sticky substance called plaque. This forms a coat on your teeth, gets under the gum line and damages the teeth and the gums.

Whenever you eat something, the bacteria releases acids, which damage the tooth enamel and create cavities leading to infected and inflamed gums. If the plaque is removed regularly, permanent tooth decay can be prevented.

However, plaque that settles on the teeth hardens to form tartar that only a dentist or a dental hygienist can remove.

How are teeth and gums effected by tartar?

Tartar makes brushing and flossing harder which can lead to cavities and eventually tooth decay.

If tartar forms above your gums line, the bacteria present in it irritate and damage the gums and overtime lead to progressive gum diseases.

Gingivitis is the mildest form of gum disease. Visiting a dentist regularly alongside brushing and flossing daily can keep gingivitis away from you. Otherwise, the damage can worsen to such an extent that pockets form between the teeth and gums and bacteria infects the gums. This is called periodontitis.

How to control tartar build-up

The best way however is not to let tartar form on the teeth.

1) dental care

Brush twice a day for at least 3 minutes with a soft toothbrush. Ensure that you brush the rear surface and the rear molars too.

Electronic or powered toothbrushes have been proven to get rid of plaque better than the manual ones, but make sure that they are ada approved.

If you choose a tartar control toothpaste with fluoride, you can prevent plaque from hardening into tartar. Fluoride repairs the enamel damage too. Toothpastes that have triclosan also fight the bacteria in plaque.

Flossing is the only way to remove plaque from between the teeth and keep out tartar formation.

2) proper diet

The bacteria in your mouth along with starchy and sugary foods release harmful acids to damage the teeth and the gums. Remember that whenever you eat, you are feeding the bacteria too. Hence, limit the intake of sugary foods, brush and floss after every meal and drink lots of water.

3) quit smoking

People who smoke or chew tobacco products succumb to tartar build-up.

A dentist only can remove the tartar from your teeth. Accordingly, visit a dentist once in 3 months to prevent any further oral problems.
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Dentist prescribed amoxicillin tablets for three days and analgesics (paracetamol n aceclofenac) for tooth decay. Since am having my exams I can not go for x ray or root canal treatment for this two weeks. Is this fine for two weeks? Will I get side effects of these n affect my exam studies? Please reply.

MDS
Dentist, Kota
Dentist prescribed amoxicillin tablets for three days and analgesics (paracetamol n aceclofenac) for tooth decay. Sin...
We can't say whether your pain will not occur for two weeks or any particular duration. But these medicines will surely help in reducing the symptoms. Usually 3-5 days course of medicine will not give major side effects but its not advisable to continue the medicines for 2 weeks. I suggest you to go for treatment as this will take hardly 1 hour and later sittings can be given after exams if required.
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Hello sir, I am brushing my teeth daily twice and not in habit of tobacco, smoking, etc. But my mouth smell very bad. Tell me what to do bcoz my tooth are normal also.

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Hello sir, I am brushing my teeth daily twice and not in habit of tobacco, smoking, etc. But my mouth smell very bad....
Bad breath can be due to various reasons other than dental problems too. If you have any issues like constipation or acidity or sinusitis etc, you need to get the root cause of the problem treated. In the meanwhile you can use any over the counter mouthwash and maintain a good oral hygiene which will reduce the bad smell to some extent. Also, you need to get your teeth examined by a dentist to check for any accumulated tartar in between your teeth which can lead to the problem, this can be easily overcome by a thorough dental cleaning.
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I have pain in my mouth now what to do?

BDS
Dentist,
Pain can be due to some cavities present in your teeth or can be due to gum problems. Visit dentist and get them checked clinically.
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BDS
Dentist, Thanjavur
Gum diseases can be treated and reversed in their initial stages very easily. By getting the accumulated tartar and plaque removed by a dentist, there is a chance that they can get better without much ado.
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