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Dr. Mallika M Karthik

MDS

Dentist, Mumbai

15 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
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; as a health provider being ethical is not just a remembered value, but a strongly observed one.
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Dr. Mallika M Karthik is a popular Dentist in Mumbai, Mumbai. She has had many happy patients in her 15 years of journey as a Dentist. She studied and completed MDS . You can consult Dr. Mallika M Karthik at VIVADENTZ-Dr. Karthik's Speciality Dental & Implant Clinic in Mumbai, Mumbai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Mallika M Karthik on Lybrate.com.

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MDS - Nair Hospital Dental College (NHDC), Mumbai, - 2002
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Indian Dental Association
Indian Prosthodontic Society

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Is it okay to give calcium tablets during teething trouble in children and generally what is the ideal time of teething in children?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
Is it okay to give calcium tablets during teething trouble in children and generally what is the ideal time of teethi...
Its not advisable to give calcium tablet for children, unless prescribed by a doctor. Teething begins from 6 months. Lower anterior teeth will erupt first.
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Pregnancy and Oral Health

MDS - Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry, BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
Pregnancy and Oral Health

Pregnancy brings with it a whole lot of body system changes and oral health is no exception. Some simple careful planning, however, can help avoid a lot of oral health complications associated with pregnancy. The hormonal changes during pregnancy have a direct effect on the oral health and has higher incidence of decay, pregnancy gingivitis, and pregnancy tumors. Additionally, morning sickness affects the regular oral care, leading to more plaque and decay.

Before pregnancy: If you are planning to get pregnant, then a dental visit can help you get a thorough check-up ahead of the pregnancy. A routine cleaning and check for cavities should be sufficient to avoid any urgent treatment need during the period of pregnancy.

During pregnancy: If you were not able to do your pre-pregnancy dental visit, inform the dentists about pregnancy as early as possible. All elective procedures can be done after the delivery. Only really essential treatment that cannot wait until the delivery should be undertaken during pregnancy, most safe if done during the 4th to 6th months.

Listed below are some points to consider as far as oral/dental health is considered during pregnancy:

  1. Scaling and polishing can be done as usual
  2. Inform the dentist about all the medications that you are advised by your gynecologist
  3. Periodic check-up once in 3 months to reduce severity of gum disease and decay
  4. Good oral hygiene measures including brushing, flossing, and rinsing
  5. Try a bland toothpaste if morning sickness is very severe
  6. Eat a healthy, balanced diet. Tooth formation happens in the third month and requires diet rich in calcium and minerals
  7. Avoid sweet snacks which can lead to greater plaque formation

The hormone changes combined with oral infection (could be gum disease or tooth decay) can lead to severe effects on the developing baby. It is extremely important to avoid dental infections, as these may necessitate antibiotics, require x-rays and even require treatment like root canal and/or extraction, all of which are best avoided until after the baby is delivered. It is considered safe for dental procedures to be done during the 4th to 6th month. Though now there are safer measures to do x-rays and dental procedures, they are best avoided, unless in case of emergency. This emergency situation can be avoided by better planning and some minimal care. Severe gum disease could also lead to premature or low birth weight of the baby. So plaque buildup should be avoided which leads to both decay and gum disease.

After delivery: After the delivery of the baby, please visit your dentist to ensure that there is no emergent dental condition requiring attention. Resume your regular dental care after delivery.

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Mouthwash - Should You Really Use Them?

MD - Microbiology, House Job Certificate ( SKIN & STD) , MBBS
General Physician, Gurgaon
Mouthwash - Should You Really Use Them?

Who doesn’t love the smell and the freshness of a mouthwash splashing across their oral cavities?

Many agree that the first thing that comes to their mind when they want to eliminate bad breath is to use a good mouth wash. Moreover, mouthwash has moved over to other realms and are now actively fighting gum and tooth problems along with their elder cousin, a toothpaste. However, there exists some scepticism that prolonged usage of mouthwash may not be good for your health. Let us look at some definitions in detail.

Can mouthwash reduce bad breath?
Yes, a mouthwash can temporarily restrict bad breath, but it is never a permanent solution. A good oral hygiene comes from regular brushing and flossing practice and these are still the best ways to curb bad breath from its root. Mouth rinses are used for a variety of reasons: to freshen up breath, to help prevent or control tooth decay, and to reduce plaque

Is it necessary to use mouthwash?
A mouthwash is not mandatory to give a good oral health. An effective routine of brushing and flossing your teeth is enough to take care of good oral hygiene. Mouthwash is like an add-on to your oral care regime and is definitely not an alternative for brushing and flossing.

Advantages of using a mouthwash
A mouthwash can easily go into places between your teeth and gums and can help remove food particles that might have missed when you brushed. It can be used to kill bad odour of your mouth temporarily and can freshen up your breath. In some cases, a mouthwash may be recommended to treat infection, reduce inflammation and relieve pain

Disadvantages of using a Mouthwash
Most of the mouthwash contain a high amount of alcohol content in them and their prolonged usage is not safe for your mouth. In some cases, alcohol causes sensitivity to the root surface of your teeth and this may lead to adverse effect on the senses of your teeth. Mouthwash is strictly meant for spitting and accidental consumption may not be good for your health. They actually contain products that can be very harmful if taken in large amounts. It is generally not advised for children and even adults can limit their usage to twice a day. Always check with your dentist before you take up and use a mouth wash. It is also best if you can opt for a homemade mouthwash that has natural ingredients in them for taking care of your bad breath. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a General Physician.

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I am of 25 yrs I got sores or you can say ulcers in mouth oftenly and also I wana gain weight but I failed everytime I ate proteins, corbohydrates joined gym but all the time I failed. Please help me out.

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
Anxiety, b comp shortage, herpes virus simplex, stomach upsets, in ladies gynae prob, sharp teeth etc can cause this problem pl see which would you b having tt can b suggested, b omp like zenith caps can b helpful, with local application of metrogyldg gel will most likely give you relief.
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I keep getting boils in my mouth. Is this due to ulcer or do I have a heat body. How can I avoid these boils.

Dentist, Patiala
I keep getting boils in my mouth. Is this due to ulcer or do I have a heat body. How can I avoid these boils.
Hi, lybrate-user, boils often occur when our immune system gets weakened due to unknown reasons. These are further aggravated when you are under physical or mental stress, over-pressure of work in daily routine matters, menstruation period etc. These days boils are very well treated with lasers. The lasers treat your boils giving no pain. Al, l the best.
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What will be the cost of first premolar teeth implant? I already removed it in mumbai but now due to work I am in chennai.

Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
What will be the cost of first premolar teeth implant? I already removed it in mumbai but now due to work I am in che...
Cost varies based on varieties and requirements so go for consultation in dental clinic and have the treatment done as well as you r clarifications also.
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I am 20 year old female. I am suffering from pain while opening mouth or chewing. May be I have a JAW disorder problem. Now pain spreads my ears shoulders also. I already consult dentist but they removed my wisdom teeth but not got relief from the pain. Plzzz guide me which specialist doctor I consult. What problem I have.

MDS
Dentist, Kolkata
I am 20 year old female. I am suffering from pain while opening mouth or chewing. May be I have a JAW disorder proble...
Consult an oral maxillofacial surgeon, but as far of now you can apply piroxicam gel on the area on the face in front of the ears twice daily. Also do some moist heat fomenation over the jaws by putting towel in lukewarm water ,squeezing it and applying moist heat over the jaws.
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I am having mouth ulcer I am not able to properly eat or talk. Mouth is full red and even small pimples

Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics, Diploma in Diet and Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
I am having mouth ulcer I am not able to properly eat or talk. Mouth is full red and even small pimples
Hi, mouth ulcers r may be because of deficiency of vit b, iron or zinc can cause these problems, body heat could be a reason or food allergies can be one of the reason. Find the reason. Till then try to have coconut water, butter milk, curd,u can apply honey and turmeric paste, you can apply desi ghee.
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Sir, my son is 12 yrs . he had a bad breath problem since the last 2 yrs, what should I do?

Advanced Aesthetics, BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Hi, there are various reasons of bad breath, like impurities in blood, inefficient digestive system, dry mouth (lack of saliva production), gum disease, cavities, plaque and tartar formation around teeth and gums, kind of diet, improper brushing / cleaning of mouth etc. I would advise you to get a thorough physical and dental examination to rule out the cause of bad breath and to solve it permanently. You can come for a consultation (free of cost) in our clinic.
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MDS - Orthodontics
Dentist, Rajnandgaon
Brushing baking soda on your teeth twice a month can remove the stains of coffee or red wine and give you your pearly white teeth back.

I am 22 year old and blood is flow in my teeth for last 1 year. What should I do?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I am 22 year old and blood is flow in my teeth for last 1 year. What should I do?
We need more investigations with clinical examination to decide upon treatment. You may need deep cleaning along with surgical, gum strengthening procedure. Rinse your mouth thoroughly with a mouth wash after every meals. Use pepsodent tooth paste & gum paint for 2 to 3 weeks. Advance procedures can be done with laser. 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 am 18 year old and I have done my rct treatment and capping has been done so what should I do not eat?

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
I am 18 year old and I have done my rct treatment and capping has been done so what should I do not eat?
What type of cap you have got though normally there is no restriction but avoid opening a bottle cap.
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I have got plaque in teeth how to get rid of it. How to keep teeth healthy & white. Pls do suggest home remedies if its possible. Can you please suggest which is the best tooth brush & tooth paste?? Thanks!

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
I have got plaque in teeth how to get rid of it. How to keep teeth healthy & white.
Pls do suggest home remedies if i...
Get scaling polishing done by a dentist you may use rexidine plus mouth wash to reduce plaque deposit in future, tooth paste n brush r your choice all r practically the same, soft brush is always better.
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Certified Implantologist, B.D.S
Dentist, Vapi
HAVE LOT OF JUICY FRUITS TO KEEP YOUR GUMS HEALTHY LIKE AMLA, ORANGES, PINEAPPLE ETC.
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I have half teeth in my mouth, it is too pains to me some times then what I should do to my pain release? Please help me.

BDS
Dentist, Raipur
I have half teeth in my mouth, it is too pains to me some times then what I should do to my pain release? Please help...
Kindly visit your dentist and get an x-ray done of the tooth having pain. May be you will have to get root canal treatment done followed by a crown or cap. But if it can't be saved then you will have to get it extracted. Till then you can take a pain killer like tab ketorol dt 2 tablets dissolved in water. Brush your teeth twice daily using correct brushing technique to maintain your oral hygiene.
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B.D.S. (Dental Surgeon) , House Surgeon
Dentist,
Cases which need Fixed Orthodontics ( BRACES ) :-
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BDS
Dentist, Bangalore
Even after the RCT is complete, patients must visit their endodontists or dentists to get the proper restorative work completed on the tooth.

Hi doctor, Pus-formation on my upper premolor tooth gums, its been happening since last one month .It stays for few days and then busrt.Although I am not feeling any severe discomfort.So what advise would u give me, do I need to go for the root canal or medication will be suffice. Thanks in advance. Tag-Dental,Dentist

BDS
Dentist, Raipur
Hello sir kindly get an IOPA or the x-ray done of the desired tooth. If the infection has not spread to the surrounding structures and can can be cured by antibiotics and root canal then u can go for it or else something else has to be planned.
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Pls tell me I am suffering from gum bleeding when brushing more dan four year I was taking treatment but no longer helpful when treatment stop bleeding start when brushing.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
Pls tell me I am suffering from gum bleeding when brushing more dan  four year I was taking treatment but no longer h...
Kindly consult a dentist in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations to decide upon treatment. You may need deep cleaning along with surgical, gum strengthening procedure. Rinse your mouth thoroughly with a mouth wash after every meals. Use pepsodent tooth paste & gum paint for 2 to 3 weeks. Advance procedures can be done with laser. You may consult me in person. 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 am doing Oil Pulling daily since few Days. In the Morning before brushing teeth. I like to do twice daily. kindly advise whether I have to before dinner or before going to Sleep in night. Kindly Suggest which oils can be used for Oil Pulling. Is it advisable to do Oil Pulling using Almond Oil. I await your kind response in this regards.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
I am doing Oil Pulling daily since few Days. In the Morning before brushing teeth. I like to do twice daily. kindly a...
Oil pulling is best method. Do it in the morning empty stomach only one time and if you want to do it for twice then take sesam oil inthe morning and almond oil in night at night before sleep.
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