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Dr. Madhukar S Akolkar

Dentist, Mumbai

Dr. Madhukar S Akolkar Dentist, Mumbai
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My experience is coupled with genuine concern for my patients. All of my staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well....more
My experience is coupled with genuine concern for my patients. All of my staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well.
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Iam 55 years old. For the last 3 days I have pain in the right jaw with inflamed gums and the pain going down upto right side in throat making swallowing of saliva also very difficult. Can not open my mouth enough to eat using a spoon. Only sipping of liquids is possible. Please suggest.

MDS
Dentist, Guntur
Iam 55 years old. For the last 3 days I have pain in the right jaw with inflamed gums and the pain going down upto ri...
Sir, your tooth has gone severe damage. It is otherwise called chronic irreversible pulpitis. Your local dentist could do treatment for the tooth. Please contact your nearest dentist.
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How to protect my teeth from germs, how can I improve my teeth color according to white like a cute baby. How can I care about my hair also?

BDS
Dentist, Amravati
How to protect my teeth from germs, how can I improve my teeth color according to white like a cute baby. How can I c...
Brush twice daily one in morning and second before going to bed. Make paste of sodium bi corbonate with glycerine brush with it once a week.
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BDS, MDS - Orthodontics
Dentist, Ahmedabad
use interdental brush, as and when needed.
ask your dentist on how to use it.

I have mouth ulcers problem since my childhood. I have taken all types of medication like homeopathy, allopathy, ayurvedic etc but I'm not fully cured of it. Please help me and do the needful.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
I have mouth ulcers problem since my childhood. I have taken all types of medication like homeopathy, allopathy, ayur...
Hello, * take, plenty of water to eliminate toxins and to activate metabiolic action to ease your digestion to get rid of ulceration of mouth. * tk, easily digestible diet, avoiding junk food. * go for meditation for 30 mnts. To reduce your stress, being one of the main causes of ulceration. Homoeo-care (pills 40 no) @ merc sol 1000- 6 pills, wkly. @ acid carbolic 30-6 pills, thrice a dy. @ echinacea q-20 drops with 1/4 cup of water, rinse, your mouth, thice a day. Report your progress, fortnightly take care.
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BDS
Dentist, Thanjavur
Lubricate your gums, whiten your teeth and floss with a simple home remedy. Slosh your mouth with coconut, sunflower or sesame oil for 15 minutes and then spit it out. Get that extra shine and improve the health of your teeth with this easy technique called oil pulling.

How to keep teeth strong and germs free. What to do when you see ? sight of start of tooth decay.

BDS (GOLD MEDALIST)
Dentist, Jamshedpur
How to keep teeth strong and germs free. What to do when you see ? sight of start of tooth decay.
If tooth decay has been started you should get it filled quickly to avoid further more pain and infection. For further prevention you should follow some routines. - brush regularly two times daily. - rinse your mouth after each meal. - floss your tooth to prevent food impaction. - avoid sticky and sweetened food. - - avoid tobacco products, alcohol and smoking. - visit a dentist regularly every 6 months.
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I have braces on My teeth are becoming yellow day by day though I brush them twice.

M.Sc - Medical Bio-chemistry, BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
I have braces on My teeth are becoming yellow day by day though I brush them twice.
During orthodontic treatment brushing can not be done properly because the wires and brackets. So avoid colourful food and use mouthwash regularly so that chromogenic bacteria may not grow. Get teeth cleaned every 2 nd month during this period of braces.
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Healthy Mouth Happy you- Brushing and Flossing the Right Way

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Mumbai
Healthy Mouth Happy you- Brushing and Flossing the Right Way
Right Way to Brush-


Proper brushing takes at least two minutes — that's right, 120 seconds! Most adults do not come close to brushing that long. To get a feel for the time involved, try using a stopwatch. To properly brush your teeth, use short, gentle strokes, paying extra attention to the gumline, hard-to-reach back teeth and areas around fillings, crowns or other restoration. Concentrate on thoroughly cleaning each section as follows:

B1 Tilt the brush at a 45° angle against the gumline and sweep or roll the brush away from the gumline







B2Gently brush the outside, inside and chewing surface of each tooth using short back-and-forth strokes.








B3Gently brush your tongue to remove bacteria and freshen breath.




Clean the outer surfaces of your upper teeth, then your lower teeth
Clean the inner surfaces of your upper teeth, then your lower teeth
Clean the chewing surfaces
For fresher breath, be sure to brush your tongue, too
Frequency of brushing-



Studies have shown that brushing once a day in preschool settings, using a fluoride toothpaste will prevent cavities. Families should be encouraged to brush additional times at


home. Brushing before bedtime is especially important, in order to prevent plaque and food particles remaining in contact with the teeth throughout the night.

Replacing Toothbrush-

You should replace your toothbrush when it begins to show wear, or every three months, whichever comes first. It is also very important to change toothbrushes after you've had a cold, since the bristles can collect germs that can lead to reinfection.

Electric power brush-



PBRAn electric toothbrush is a toothbrush that uses electric power supplied usually by a battery to move the brush head rapidly, either oscillating side to side, or rotation-oscillation (where brush heads rotate in one direction and then the other).

ADVANTAGES OF AN ELECTRIC POWER BRUSH
1.Faster Brushing
2.Easier Brushing
3.Deep Cleaning
4.Painless Cleaning
5.Stain Removal
6.Fresher Breath
7.Proven Long-Term Results




FLOSSING


Flossing in addition to toothbrushing can reduce gingivitis and halitosis compared to toothbrushing alone.


FLOSDental floss is a bundle of thin filaments used to remove food and dental plaque from teeth. The floss is gently inserted between the teeth and scraped along the teeth sides, especially close to the gums or underneath them. Dental floss may be made of either plastic (nylon, PTFE or polyethylene) or silk, and can be flavored or unflavored, and waxed or unwaxed. An alternative tool to achieve the same effect is the interdental brush.

Advantages of flossing
ØProper flossing removes plaque and food particles in places where a toothbrush cannot reach- under the gum-line and between the teeth.
ØDaily flossing is recommended because plaque build-up can lead to tooth decay and gum disease.
ØIt stimulates gums, polishes tooth surfaces, reduces gum bleeding and prevents gum disease.


FLOSSINGFlossing technique
Start with about 18 inches of floss, wind most of the floss around each middle finger, leaving an inch or two of floss to work with.

ØHold the floss tautly between your thumbs and index fingers, slide it gently up-and- down between your teeth.
ØGently curve the floss around the base of each tooth using a seesaw motion, making sure you go beneath the gum-line. Never snap or force the floss, as this may cut or bruise delicate gum tissue.
ØCurve the floss around the side of one tooth, forming a 'C' shape and rub the floss up and down to clean the tooth. Repeat the procedure in the opposite direction i.e. on the adjacent tooth.
ØUse clean sections of floss as you move from tooth to tooth.
ØTo remove the floss, use the same back-and-forth motion to bring the floss up and away from the teeth.
Floss holders are also available and can be used in the difficult to reach areas.


MOUTHWASH

MWMouthwash or mouth rinse is a chemotherapeutic agent used as an effective home care system by the patient to enhance oral hygiene.

A mouthwash is a flavored liquid that people use to rinse out their mouths before or after brushing their teeth. Some individuals may also rinse with mouthwash between brushings, particularly after eating foods that may cause a person to have bad breath. Mouthwash typically emphasize the treatment and prevention of halitosis as one of the many benefits of mouthwash. Mouthwash can be effective at combating bad breath.

ØBacteria in the mouth can also cause foul-smelling breath. Many antiseptic mouthwash products claim to kill the germs that cause bad breath.
ØSome mouthwash products are designed to help heal sores or irritation after oral surgery.


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I have problem eith my teeth that is yellow of teeth I think his problem is due to florine percent water due.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I have problem eith my teeth that is yellow of teeth I think his problem is due to florine percent water due.
Cause of discoloration – Smoking, coffee, tea, drugs, aging, staining food (wine, blueberry, etc) genetics. Kindly consult a dentist in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations with clinical examination to decide upon treatment. You may need deep cleaning along with whitening (bleaching) procedures and / or artificial enamel filling and / 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. . 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. HOME BLEACH FOR THE TEETH 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 teeth pain for over nearly 20 days. I use dolonex rapid 20mg but no result. What should I do?

BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
I have teeth pain for over nearly 20 days. I use dolonex rapid 20mg but no result. What should I do?
Overuse of painkiller is not useful. It also leads to some side effects. You must check with your doctor for reason of tooth pain. Without removal of cause you will not get complete relief. Get your x-ray done of referred tooth and it might include rct or some wisdom tooth related problem. You should see a doctor first.
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My mom is 55 years old and she has some dental problems. 4 of her upper left teeth are reduced in density and it is spreading to the other tooth also, it seems to be like skeleton teeth. She is ill now, so we are unable to consult the dentist immediately. So please tell me what would be the reason for this.

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
My mom is 55 years old and she has some dental problems. 4 of her upper left teeth are reduced in density and it is s...
Loga she is suffering from poor oral hygiene and caries in tooth . give her tab brufen for pain .and visit dental surgeon at the earliest .
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Hi Prosthodontist or implantologist what is difference? dentist if 8 years experience may not be implantologist. Is it?

BDS
Dentist, Jaunpur
Hi Prosthodontist or implantologist what is difference? dentist if 8 years experience may not be implantologist. Is it?
Prosthodontis :- you can take them as expert in artificial teeth (just in lay man language) Implant :- its a surgical placement of artificial teeth, as its surgery many other branch also doing it like oral surgeon, periodontists sometimes, even BDS after doing some short courses are doing implant.
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On & off there is continuous bleeding from my teeth now condition is very serious. My gums bleed 24 hours. My teeth are very clean & no hygiene problem. Please help

BDS
Dentist, Ghaziabad
please check for any other medicines u are taking if no then go for CT / BT test and blood sugar levels ( clottig time and bleeding time) and consult a physician with ur reports
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Sir l have trouble with my downward left side tooth because in this tooth throughout a hole and very painful condition. Please tell me treatment?

BDS
Dentist, Pune
Sir l have trouble with my downward left side tooth because in this tooth throughout a hole and very painful conditio...
If a tooth gets decayed to an extent that the inner tissue get affected, it can get very painful. See a dentist. Probably you would have to go for a root canal treatment.
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My teeth colour is yellow so what can I do? So please answer my my question as soon as possible.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
My teeth colour is yellow so what can I do? So please answer my my question as soon as possible.
You may need deep cleaning, polishing along with whitening (bleaching) procedures and / or artificial enamel filling and / or capping
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BDS
Dentist, Rawatbhata
Changing out your toothbrush every 2-3 months or when the bristles become frayed is important for it’s effectiveness. Remember, you should always rinse your toothbrush out with hot water after every use and change it after you’ve been sick.

My teeth colour is yellow and sensitive teeth and I feel my teeth comes down and pain and my teeth becomes thin what I have too.

BDS
Dentist, Pathalgaon
My teeth colour is yellow and sensitive teeth and I feel my teeth comes down and pain and my teeth becomes thin what ...
Use of antisensitivity tooth paste is helpful. Professional examination is required for curing pain n thinning of teeth.
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I' m a 32 years old male. I' m brushing daily morning thoroughly before breakfast since my childhood. But the colour of my tooth is not pure white. Is there any tips to do along with daily brushing to get pure white colour?

BDS, Non-Resident J.R. in Dept. of Orthodontics, Certified oral implantologist, Advanced Aesthetics, Digital Smile Designer
Dentist, Jammu
Start using colgate visible white toothpaste, if still you are not satisfied, you can go for bleaching of teeth(dental bleaching, also known as tooth whitening, is a common procedure in general dentistry. According to the fda, whitening restores natural tooth color and bleaching whitens beyond the natural color. There are many methods available, such as brushing, bleaching strips, bleaching pen, bleaching gel, and laser bleaching. Teeth whitening has become the most requested procedure in cosmetic dentistry today)
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Use of Fluoride Products for Teeth

Certified Implantologist, Aesthetic , BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
Use of Fluoride Products for Teeth

Fluoride products for the teeth have immense importance in dentistry. Fluoride is one such chemical, the balance of which is highly required for strong and healthy teeth. However, there is an optimum amount of fluoride needed for teeth. Anything lesser than that or greater than that can cause harm and serious teeth and gum problems and tooth decay. The best option, therefore, is to get a fluoride based toothpaste or mouthwash, which will keep on providing the teeth with the optimum quantity of its daily dose of fluoride.

The benefits of fluoride products:
Before delving into the types of fluoride products available, let's have a look at the benefits of fluoride on teeth. Fluorides actually save the teeth from dental caries. It happens such that fluoride makes a certain mineral bonding on the teeth which is called fluorapatite. This is not normally found in human teeth, but when teeth damage is done, then to heal it fast this compound is needed to repair the damages. This adds to the mineral bonding in the teeth and strengthens the teeth.  

The fluoride products:
The various fluoride based products, which you may use are as follows:

  1. Fluoridated water: Fluoridating water is a simple process where the optimum amount of fluoride is mixed with drinking water so that drinking the water automatically keeps on adding fluoride to the body and keeps in contact with teeth. This therapy alone is enough and needs no more therapies generally. But not all water reserves contain this, and it's not possible to add fluorides to all water reserves. That is why the other fluoride treatments are needed.
  2. Fluoride toothpaste: This is one of the most common forms for fluoride treatments. Every common daily use toothpaste contains a 0.22 to 0.312 percent of fluoride, and this is highly beneficial to the teeth for healing of decay and fast repairs. It lets the teeth get stronger. 
  3. Mouth Rinses: Fluoride mouth rinses are an option. The sodium fluorides commonly used in the rinses are used in small amounts in the product which is used just like toothpaste and washed off.
  4. Fluoride foams and gels: The foam and gel are used when the teeth of the child or adult are under high risk of cavities. The foam or gel is rubbed on the teeth, and kept for a while and then washed off. The typical application time is 30 minutes. 
  5. Varnishes: The fluoride varnishes are just like gels, and they are also used on the tooth surface similarly. It's the choice of the dentist or patient as to which one they want to go with. Besides, these slow fluoride releasing devices, medical supplements and lozenges are also there, which slowly release the optimum amount of fluorides to keep the teeth strong and healing.
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