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Dr. Meghna Shah

Dentist, Mumbai

Dr. Meghna Shah 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
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.
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Dr. Meghna Shah is a trusted Dentist in Sion, Mumbai. She is currently associated with Vandekar's Clinic in Sion, Mumbai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Meghna Shah and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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All About Taking Care Of Your Tongue

DGOI, Aesthetic , M.Sc - Master of Oral Implantology (MOI), MDS - Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopaedics, BDS
Dentist, Bangalore
All About Taking Care Of Your Tongue

Your tongue not only helps you in tasting, kissing, chewing or talking, but also helps in maintaining good oral health and hygiene. Since your tongue is exposed to a lot of bacteria and acid while you eat, taking proper care of it is of utmost importance. Not doing so can lead to the development of a whitish layer over your tongue, along with giving rise to bad breath. Not only that, an excess of bacteria on your tongue is harmful for your teeth and can cause tooth decay. 

When you clean your tongue properly, you enhance your sense of taste and bid adieu to a host of oral health problems. Here are some handy tips on taking care of your tongue:

  1. Cleaning your tongue every time you brush with a tongue cleaner can put an end to bacteria growth in your mouth. Make sure to use either a tongue cleaner or a toothbrush with a dedicated tongue cleaner to clean your tongue. Also, clean your tongue in a downward motion to expel all the accumulated bacteria, and never apply a lot of pressure when doing so.
  2. Apply a thin layer of your toothpaste on your tongue before cleaning it. This makes removing bacteria from your tongue that much easier. 
  3. After every time you're done cleaning your tongue, rinse your mouth thoroughly with water. Also, make sure to use a mouthwash once in a while, as that keeps foul odour at bay. Although, using a mouthwash daily is not advised as it can cause dryness in the mouth. 
  4. A saline water solution to rinse your mouth can keep your tongue clean. All you need is a glass of lukewarm water with half a teaspoon of salt for this. 
  5. Drinking green tea is particularly good for your tongue as it reduces the bacteria in your mouth to a great extent, preventing various oral health problems as a result. 
  6. Foods that are high on natural or added colours (such as berries, black grapes or orange ice popsicles) should be avoided as they leave a thin layer of color behind on your tongue, which can mar its appearance. 
  7. Sometimes, a whitish layer on your tongue can be a sign of a fungal infection, in which case you should go for a professional clean-up. 
  8. Drinking lots of water is good for your tongue as it helps in washing out all the accumulated food and bacteria. Also, discoloration of the tongue can often be caused by dehydration, which is why drinking adequate amounts of water that is 10-12 glasses a day is vital.

Related Tip: "5 Reasons To Get Regular Dental Cleaning"

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Respected sir My teeth are just yellow. And sometimes it is smell. How can I cure from this.

BDS
Dentist, Kharagpur
Respected sir My teeth are just yellow. And sometimes it is smell. How can I cure from this.
Hello Lybrate user, according to me the problem you said above clearly indicates poor oral hygiene but without examining practically hard to say, I can suggest some oral habit maintenance: 1. Brush twice 2. Use regular mouth wash every night before sleep 3. Pls do use floss. And check the outcome in a month. And do visit your dentist for regular check up.
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I am 39 years old there is a gap between two teeth. What is the permanent solution?

MDS - Orthodontics
Dentist, Mohali
I am 39 years old there is a gap between two teeth. What is the permanent solution?
Hi. There are several reasons for the presence of gap between teeth. Eg: bone loss around teeth, frenum pull, an extra tooth present inside bone or could be because of deficient tooth material. First the problem needs to be evaluated n removed n den either you can get it closed by orthodoontic treatment ie braces or by build up.
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Oral and Dental Care

BDS, Certificate course in Oral Implantology
Dentist, Aligarh
Oral and Dental Care

Replace your old toothbrush with a new one after every three to four months.

Hi mam Good morning. I am 29 years old. My upper fronts teeth are not in well shape. These are bigger than normal size and got growth in out side. So I want to get it in well structure. Is is possible? If possible then, how much time and cost it will take. Please advise me. I will be thankful for this. Regards Pawan.

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
Hi mam
Good morning. I am 29 years old. My upper fronts teeth are not in well shape. These are bigger than normal siz...
Consult a orthodontist u may require braces u may have to loose some teeth to make space it normally costs about fifty k n takes eighteen months to complete
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My gums bleeding while brushing. I think I am suffering from gingivitis problem. Can you suggest any creams or any home remedies.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
My gums bleeding while brushing. I think I am suffering from gingivitis problem. Can you suggest any creams or any ho...
- 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 or hydrogen peroxide 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. - eat a balanced diet and limit snacking between meals. Carbohydrates and sugars feed dental plaque. - try an oral irrigation device, commonly known as a" water pick, to clear debris from around the gum line. - you may need deep cleaning along with surgical curettage or gum strengthening procedure. Use pepsodent tooth paste & gum paint for 2 to 3 weeks. Advance procedures can be done with laser. You may consult me in person.
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My teeth are yellow enough tell me some instant therapy which results in my teeth whitening.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
My teeth are yellow enough tell me some instant therapy which results in my teeth whitening.
Kindly consult a dentist in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations to decide upon treatment. You may need deep cleaning along with whitening (bleaching) procedures and / or artificial enamel filling. Advance procedures can be done with laser. You may consult me in person. Dental tips: - visit a dentist every six months. 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.
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I have a desk job. My height is 5.6" and weight is 69 kg. I have a gaps in my front teeth. Sometimes after good sleep in morning I feel dump left palm.

MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath, Surat
I have a desk job. My height is 5.6" and weight is 69 kg. I have a gaps in my front teeth. Sometimes after good sleep...
Take Merc sol 30C one dose now and then take Cosmos 30C one dose 3 times in a day for 5 day. This will definitely help you... Then again revert to me back for follow-up. Still if you have any problems, please feel free to ask. Take care... :)
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I have face a problem with mouth ulcer it can be happen regularly week by week. I already Consulted doctor he suggested as it comes for stress but it happens from childhood but not regularly. Please advise.

BHMS
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I have face a problem with mouth ulcer it can be happen regularly week by week. I already Consulted doctor he suggest...
Are you sufferring from constipation? if yes cure it first. Eat fibre in your diet, whole wheat, plenty of water. Avoid spicy and fatty food. Take nux vomica 200 one dose empty stomach acidum nitricum 30 four drops tds for 4 days. After that inform
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Tooth Removal

BDS
Dentist, Ghaziabad
Tooth Removal

1. Bite firmly on the gauze pads covering each extraction site for atleast 30 min to help stop the bleeding.
2. Do not rinse vigorously, suck on straws, smoke, drink alcohol or brush teeth next to the extraction site for 48 hours.
3. Do not forget to take the medicines as prescribed by the doctor.
4. If possible chew on the opposite side of your extraction site. Drink lots of liquids and eat soft, nutritious foods. Strictly avoid hard, hot food & drinks for first 24 hours.
5. Avoid excessive mouth opening, yawning, spitting etc
6. If bleeding continues, call your dentist.

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Flossing is as important as brushing on a daily basis

BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
Flossing is as important as brushing on a daily basis
Flossing is as important as brushing on a daily basis. Taking the floss all the way down to the point where the teeth and gums meet is the appropriate way of doing it.
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I have been diagnosed with gerd. I get stinking bad breadth from my mouth despite my gums and teeth being absolutely normal as certified by dentist. Is it that bad breadth is due to h. Pylori infection? is there some facility where urea breadth test is done to confirm h. Pylori. Is this test safe?

MDS Prosthodontics
Dentist, Ranchi
I have been diagnosed with gerd. I get stinking bad breadth from my mouth despite my gums and teeth being absolutely ...
If your mouth is healthy then there will be other cause of bad breathe. Respiratory infection. Kidney problem. Constipation. Sinus problem. Liver problem. Consult good physician and find out the cause first.
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Hi, I have irregular teeth like gaping among teeth. So what I do for this. I want it should be regular and equally all.

BDS
Dentist, Pune
Hi,
I have irregular teeth like gaping among teeth. So what I do for this. I want it should be regular and equally all.
You will hav to undergo orthodontic treatment in which the dentist will make your teeth regular by using braces, the duration & cost of the treatment varies as per the case.
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BDS, PGDFO
Dentist, Gadchiroli
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 have bad breath. Is mouth freshener/mouth wash effective? Is scaling effective? I am 32 years old male.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I have bad breath. Is mouth freshener/mouth wash effective? Is scaling effective? I am 32 years old male.
Hello, Halitosis, also called bad breath, is a symptom in which a noticeably unpleasant odor is present on the exhaled breath. Of those who have genuine halitosis, often the odor is caused by bacteria present below the gumline and on the back of the tongue. Rest of them is accounted for by many different conditions, including disorders in the nasal cavity, sinuses, throat, lungs, esophagus, stomach or elsewhere. Very rarely, halitosis can be one of many symptoms of a serious underlying medical condition such as liver failure; but, in the vast majority of cases, the cause is minor and can often be reduced by adjustments to oral hygiene, including brushing or gently scraping the back of the tongue and improving the health of the gums by using dental floss. The intensity of bad breath may differ during the day, due to eating certain foods (such as garlic, onions, meat, fish, and cheese), smoking,[12] and alcohol consumption. Since the mouth is exposed to less oxygen[medical citation needed] and is inactive during the night, the odor is usually worse upon awakening ("morning breath"). Bad breath may be transient, often disappearing following eating, drinking, tooth brushing, flossing, or rinsing with specialized mouthwash. Use SBL’s Homeodent toothpaste twice (morning & night) a day daily. Mouth fresher/ mouth wash will definitely is a solution for bad breath! Scaling is effective for any calculus or plaque formation which encourages growth of bacterias!
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I went for root canal treatment for one of my tooth. The Dentist started the treatment and while the treatment was going on my tooth. I asked the Dentist to see my other tooth. But the Dentist is not ready to see at all. We can see that later when you get pain. I don't know if the Dentist is really caring the patient at all. He tooth rct costs nearly 7-8 thousands. So he is just concentrating the money more than my tooth. How can deny my other tooth problem and say we can see later? Is this professional behaviour of Dentist? Are they really caring patient or money?

BDS
Dentist, Howrah
I went for root canal treatment for one of my tooth. The Dentist started the treatment and while the treatment was go...
hello Lybrate user... while we do RCT in one tooth in some cases we really can't do any other treatments of any other tooth at the same time ... because it might fail the RCT ... because u doing RCT that means you got pain on that tooth and that becomes the primary concern ... and because of you are already under medication the other tooth is already in medication ... that's y sometimes we really can't look on other teeth that's not for money that's for your oral health ... please do remind him again after he finishes his/ her treatment
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Recently I got oral thrush. Can I know the reason behind occuring of it? and the medicines that needed to be taken? thanks in advance.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
Oral thrush is a fungal infection which occurs due to dry mouth, uncontrolled diabetes, weak immune system or patient on corticosteroids. Kindly consult a dentist in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations to decide upon treatment. You may need candid ointment until then. Rinse your mouth thoroughly with a mouth wash. You may consult me in person. Dental tips: - visit a dentist every six months. 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.
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I'm18years old boy. I'm feeling pain in teeth too much. If I take too much medicine, would it be harmful for me? I can't bear it now. Its too pain fool. I can't sleep at night.

BDS
Dentist, Bhopal
I'm18years old boy. I'm feeling pain in teeth too much. If I take too much medicine, would it be harmful for me? I ca...
You are suffering from acute irreversible pulpitis. Root canal treatment will be done for your tooth.
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Hello sir/mam, I have been suffering from bitter mouth taste from last few days. Due to which I repeatedly use mouthwash listerine and after some hour its effect fades. Plus I have also digestion problem but now there is downfall in digestion problem not much issue with stomach and for it I also take anzyme syrup. I do not why I always feel bitter bitter in my mouth. Please help me what is causing it and remedy.

Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Hello sir/mam, I have been suffering from bitter mouth taste from last few days. Due to which I repeatedly use mouthw...
You need to get scaling (cleaning) done so as to remove all the plaque and calculus, the gum bleeding, pus (if any) and bad breath would regress over a period of 10-15 days. Also do clean your tongue properly and use a good mouthwash as well. Please do not use mouthwash like listerine which contains alcohol as the base use a aqueous base mouthwash which does not desiccate the mouth.
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