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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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BDS
Dentist, Cuttack
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MDS, BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
Keeping your teeth and gums healthy requires good nutrition and regular brushing and flossing.

Brush your teeth twice a day—in the morning and before bed—and floss once a day. This removes plaque, which can lead to damaged teeth, gums, and surrounding bone.
Use a toothpaste that contains fluoride, which helps prevent tooth decay and cavities. Ask your dentist if you need a mouthwash that contains fluoride or one with ingredients that fight plaque.
Avoid foods that contain a lot of sugar. Sugar helps plaque grow.
Avoid using tobacco products, which can cause gum disease and oral cancer. Exposure to tobacco smoke (secondhand smoke) also may cause gum disease as well as other health problems.
Practice tongue cleaning. You can use a tongue cleaner or a soft-bristle toothbrush, stroking in a back-to-front direction. Tongue cleaning is particularly important for people who smoke or whose tongues are coated or deeply grooved.
Schedule regular trips to the dentist based on how often you need exams and cleaning.
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BDS
Dentist, Malda
Dental problems during pregnancy are quite common.One of the most common dental conditions is pregnancy gingivitis, which can cause red, tender, and swollen gums that bleed easily. Pregnancy gingivitis occurs because of the increase in the hormone progesterone. Even if you're diligent about brushing and flossing, pregnancy gingivitis can still be a problem, if left untreated; it can lead to periodontal disease, which studies show increases your risk for having a preterm and low birth weight baby.
If you’re pregnant or planning to become pregnant, here’s what you can do to prevent dental problems :
1. Brush and floss
2. Get cleanings every 6 months
3. Eat right
4. Chew gum and drink water
5. Treat infections
Awareness At Its Best !

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I have ulcer. I am not able to eat spicy things. But I like to eat spicy things. What I have to do?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I have ulcer. I am not able to eat spicy things. But I like to eat spicy things. What I have to do?
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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Is there any home remedy for plaque? Also is it must to get lazer done on gums in case of plaque ?

BDS
Dentist, Bangalore
No home remedy even dentists use machine or instruments to remove plaque laser is the New one but u can go for ultrasonic scaling which is quite cheap.
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My age is 20. doctors suggested me to keep ceramic braces to teeth. Bt am feeling very shy now. Aftr a year my study will be completed. Is it OK to put the braces aftr a year? Is it be complicated or no prblm?

BDS
Dentist, Patna
My age is 20. doctors suggested me to keep ceramic braces to teeth. Bt am feeling very shy now. Aftr a year my study ...
No there is no such issues. But wy to b late, and many do put pins, there is nothing to b shy off. Its vry common.
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I have got pyria, gum bleeding and swelling. Got a thick layer on my teeth. I can feel it with my tongue. please suggest. Can not brush my teeth at all. Doesn't pain but bleeds badly.

BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
I have got pyria, gum bleeding and swelling. Got a thick layer on my teeth. I can feel it with my tongue. please sugg...
U have to go for scaling and rootplaning of ur teeth immediately. Along with this do mouthwash and leukwarm water gargle with pinch of salt.use soft toothbrush colgate gumcare.
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I'm 16 year old male, I'm having mouth ulcers since last year And I haven't increased a kilogram more since a few months, monster how much I eat. Please help me.

Post-Graduate Certificate in Endodontics
Dentist, Cuttack
I'm 16 year old male, I'm having mouth ulcers since last year
And I haven't increased a kilogram more since a few mon...
At your age mouth ulcers are very common. So do not worry. This ulcers are because of stress hormones and also because of stomach upset. Both are common symptoms at your age. Always keep a 0.1%kenakort buccal paste with you and apply over the lesions whenever they recur. You will get relief in 2-3 days. Take sufficient amount of vitamin b in your diet.
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I am suffering from Dental plaque.What is the Role of Saliva in Maintaining Healthy Teeth?

Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Chennai
Saliva coats and lubricates tissues in the mouth, making it easier to speak, chew and swallow. Saliva helps remove oral waste and cavity-causing bacteria, protects teeth from decay by neutralizing harmful acids, and helps re-mineralize tooth enamel. Saliva also keeps oral tissues healthy by preventing infection by controlling bacteria and fungi in the mouth.
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I have teeth pain daily. Even I used many pastes. But also I'm getting pain. What should I do.

M.Sc - Medical Bio-chemistry, BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
I have teeth pain daily. Even I used many pastes. But also I'm getting pain. What should I do.
Tooth pain may be due to carious infection leading to pulpitis (inflammation within tooth). Tooth paste is used to clean plaque and polish the tooth surface. It will never remove any bacterial infection of either tooth or gums. So consult a dentist so that exact cause of your pain can be ruled out; then further treatment can be suggested. If pain is slight in form of sensitivity then filling will be sufficient but if pain is severe then, according to the prognosis root canal treatment followed by capping or any other treatment procedure will be required.
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Dr. I have a problem of mouth ulcers every months I have Grown 6-7 mouth ulcers in my mouth so what can I do for this.

PGDHHM, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
Most mouth ulcers don't require specific treatment. As they heal on their own. But if they r painful. They could be due to side effects of medicines, viral infection, thrush, vit b12 deficiency. Avoid spicy and salty food. Drink plenty of liquids. Take milk and milk products. Avoid constipation. Hope this helps you. If required, consult hope this helps you.
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I am 30 years old female I am suffering from mouth ulcers for last 3 weeks what should I do?

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
You may take cap bnc one a day locally apply metrogyl gel ointment suck on tab bifilac twice daily drink plenty of water. Take fibrous food you may add banana to your diet at night take isabgol husk two table spoon full n try to stay tension free.
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MDS - Oral Medicine and Radiology, BDS
Dentist, Ahmedabad
If you are a smoker or a tobacco chewer and you see white patches in your mouth, be alert and quit your habit !
White patches in tobacco smokers or chewers are generally pre - cancerous. Quit tobacco and prevent cancer !
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I am suffering from night teeth I am done root canal and fixed a cap for that means front teeth are broken I want to fix a cap. Is it possible?

BDS
Dentist, Vadodara
I am suffering from night teeth I am done root canal and fixed a cap for that means front teeth are broken I want to ...
Yes, if the tooth is not broken completely, than root canal treatment followed by capping is possible.
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Master in Psychology, MD - Ayurveda, Dems, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
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Toothache
Home remedies for toothache

1. In toothache rub black pepper (kali mirch) powder for 5-10 min twice a day.
2. Gargle with decoction of black pepper (kali mirch) twice a day.
3. Prepare a swab of nutmeg (jaiphal) oil / clove (laung) oil and keep it on the affected tooth for some time.
4. Long pepper (pipla mul, lindi pepper, piplamool) powder mixed with honey (shahad) should be kept in mouth.


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Why To take One Glass of LemomJuice In Luke Warm Water Daily Early In Morning Immediately after Tooth Brushing. Whether Obesity can be Checked?

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Why To take One Glass of LemomJuice In Luke Warm Water Daily Early In Morning Immediately after Tooth Brushing. Wheth...
yes obesity can be checked with lemon juice and warm water. When you consume lemon water, the acidity of it weakens the enamel of teeth temporarily for around 45 mins. Now suppose if you brush after consuming lemon juice and water, you are brushing off weakened enamel which will lead to sensitivity. Hence it I advisable to brush before.
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I suffer from recurring mouth ulcers. They also occur underneath my tongue. Please advice a cure

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
The most probable reason can be indigestion. Hyperacidity. Constipation as hurry worry and curry are the precursors for oral ulcers. Therefore improve your diet, get oral prophylaxis done. Have dietary supplements like b complex and anti oxidants and apply boroglycerin twice a day.
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I have my braces dental treatment going on. My problem is that I get strong click sounds when I move my jaw.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I have my braces dental treatment going on. My problem is that I get strong click sounds when I move my jaw.
Kindly consult an oral & maxillofacial surgeon in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations (full mouth x-ray, tmj open & closed mouth) & clinical examination to decide upon treatment. Until then have soft diet. Replace posterior teeth if they are missing. Advise mouth opening exercise & side to side movement for the jaw muscles or the use of anti-inflammatory medicines and painkillers. For people who grind their teeth or clench their jaw, a bite-appliance may be made which corrects the way in which the jaw works and reduces the stresses and loads on it. This can be disposed of when normal function is restored. As oral & maxillo-facial surgeon, may be required to perform surgery on the tmj.
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I have teeth deacay, so dental sealant is good for teeth or not. What is the cost of dental sealant?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
Kindly consult a dentist in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations to decide upon treatment. You may need filling. Sealants are preventive measures for decay. You may visit me.
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Hi I have need to eat food but I can't eat because in my mouth sores any kind infection and I face problem to eat foods.

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Dear lybrate-user you can not eat food due to oral ulcer and infection first of all you must understand what is the reason of this ulceration /sore mouth the routine /Common Causes of Mouth ulcers are Nutritional deficiencies such as iron, vitamins, especially B12 and C second is Poor dental hygiene and, Food allergies ,sometimes Stress is the culprit .it may be Infections particularly herpes simplex or habit of Biting the cheek. There are different ways to treat mouth ulcers most common home remedies are 1: grate some fresh coconut. Extract the milk and gargle with this 3-4 times a day. 2 keep a glass of chilled water and 1 glass of hot water ready at hand. Gargle alternately with hot and cold water. 3: Boil 2 cups of water. Add 1 cup fenugreek leaves and remove. Cover and keep for sometime. Strain the water and gargle 2-3 times a day. 4 Boil 1 tsp of coriander seeds in 1 cup of water. Remove when slightly warm gargle. Repeat 3-4 times a day. 5: Chew on 5-6 tulsi (holy basil leaves) and sip some water. Repeat 5-6 times a day. 6: Eating raw tomatoes helps rid mouth ulcers. Can also gargle with tomato juice 3-4 times a day.
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