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Dr. Miheer Thakkar

Dentist, Mumbai

Dr. Miheer Thakkar Dentist, Mumbai
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MDS, BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
Dry mouth

Imagine the feeling of a thirst that is so strong it seems it will never be quenched, a constant burning sensation on the tongue, or lips that are constantly dry and cracked. Thirsty yet? Unfortunately, thousands of people, particularly the elderly, are affected by this condition called xerostomia or ?dry mouth.?

Dry mouth is not something to be taken lightly by any means. It can cause a lot of discomfort and have some extremely negative impacts on a person?s quality of life.

When a person has dry mouth, there is an increased risk of cavities and periodontal disease because there is less saliva to cleanse the teeth and gums. In addition, this condition is known to affect a person?s speech, taste sensation and ability to swallow.

When a patient?s salivary glands significantly decrease the production of saliva, or cease production altogether, there is a high risk of cavities or other oral diseases. Saliva is the mouth?s self-cleansing mechanism. It helps remove food debris and plaque from tooth surfaces.

A permanent feeling of dry mouth or decreased saliva flow can be caused by systemic-diseases such as: rheumatoid conditions, dysfunctional immune system, and hormonal and neurological disorders. Biological aging is a contributing factor to this condition, but does not cause dry mouth.

Dry mouth in others can be caused by radiation therapy directed at the head and neck region of the body, which can result in permanent damage to the salivary glands. In addition, there are over 400 drugs that can cause dry mouth as a side effect. The more common drugs are decongestants, diuretics, antihypertensives, antidepressants, and antihistamines.

Many patients that experience dry mouth complain of a sore or burning sensation on the tongue; dry, cracked lips, and at the corners of the mouth; and are often thirsty.

If patients exhibit these symptoms, they should immediately see an oral health professional. With a little extra care, dry mouth can be adequately controlled.

The WDA recommends those affected by dry mouth take the following precautions to keep the mouth wet and reduce the likelihood of cavities or periodontal disease:

Brush and floss teeth at least four times per day (after each meal and before bedtime)
Brush and rinse dentures after each meal
Keep water handy to wet the mouth at all times
Chew sugarless gum
Avoid tobacco, alcohol, sodas and foods high in sugar content
Use moisturizer on the lips to alleviate discomfort.

I am having teeth problem. When I eat something it gets stick in my upper portion of all teeth. When I touches my tongue on my teeth I feel harsh in my tongue.

BDS
Dentist,
I am having teeth problem. When I eat something it gets stick in my upper portion of all teeth. When I touches my ton...
May be there is some natural gaps in between your teeth or may be your gum is too loose because of tartar deposition. Whatever may be the reason kindly visit your local dentist's office for a detailed checkup.
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Say Goodbye to Yellow Teeth

BDS, FICOI, MDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Say Goodbye to Yellow Teeth

Yellow teeth ruining your smile? see what's the solution it's not always whitening!

January is around the corner and along comes a new year with its numerous resolutions and promises on improving ourselves. Be it the latest diet or the promise to workout we all want to look and feel our best. If your dental resolution is to stop living with a yellow smile then here's a combination of home remedies and dental treatment tips to make you smile bright and white this new year.

Depending on the existing colour of your teeth and how bright you want your teeth to be, we have here some options ranging from the mildest to the most impactful colour change.

#1. Light yellow teeth: clean better!

Plaque and other food deposits can make your teeth look unclean and discolored. Most often the original white of your teeth can be restored by a simple clean up procedure that washes away all the discolored food particles.

#2. Yellow to brown teeth: eat better!

An indian diet with turmeric coupled with our addiction to anything from tea, green tea, coffee, red wine to even smoking can lead to excessive staining of our teeth. While it may seem impossible to avoid what we are habituated to it's equally necessary to compensate by frequent cleaning and whitening procedures based on your frequency and level of exposure to these staining substances.

#3. Natural white: naturally

Home remedies which have no side effects like a pinch of baking soda mixed with crushed strawberries or 3-4 drops of lemon are often used to whiten teeth by scrubbing away the stained particles. Malic and citric acid present in strawberries and lime respectively gives an instant whitening effect without harming the natural layers of the teeth.

#4. Frequent yellowing: brighten at home

If you're looking for more than just a natural clean white colour but want it done with as little chemical exposure as possible then home bleach is the best option for you. Removable, transparent, custom made plastic moulds of your teeth can be made in just one session. You can then put in a few drops of a low concentration gel bleach into these as they snugly fit onto your teeth. Keep them in the mouth for 45 minutes daily for up to 7 days. This procedure is done as directed by a registered dentist. This gives you a bright white colour with minimal or no side effects and the additional benefit is that it can be repeated just before an occasion or every time you feel there is yellowing of teeth.

#5. Brilliant white: in under an hour!

If you want nothing less than super bright then a very standard and recognized procedure is that of the office bleach done in the dental chair in under 45 minutes. Here we use a more concentrated bleach to get you noticeable and long lasting results. Done in cycles every 10-15 minutes to show you the colour improvement and prevent side effects and discomfort. Certain precautions must be observed for 7 days after the bleach and it is recommended once annually to maintain the colour.

A word of caution for the over the counter products that claim to work brilliantly to whiten teeth but overuse or unsupervised use of the same may lead to irreversible tooth damage.

Even with this array of information and multitude of options available for your convenience- a consultation with your dentist for your perfect white smile, will work best before you decide to take matters into your own hands.

You could have yellow teeth due to one of the following reasons:


    Genetically yellowed or dull when formed.
    Age-related reduction or thinning of enamel and exposure of dentin.
    Excessively stained diet or habits.
    Appear yellow due to fairer gums, lips, complexion or lighter eye colour.
    Dental diseases which stain or eat away your enamel.
    Improper oral hygiene habits.


Do let us know what you think. We would love to hear from you!

 

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A front tooth was slightly broken about 10 years ago now it getting black. What should I do? What is reason of the darkening?

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
A front tooth was slightly broken about 10 years ago now it getting black. What should I do? What is reason of the da...
if you have had a injury to your front tooth in childhood, and now it is becoming dark, it is suggestive of a damage to the pulp tissue of your tooth. You need to undergo a root canal treatment for that tooth. After the root canal treatment is done, you may be able to get the white colour of your tooth back with internal bleaching (if possible) or a crown on your tooth. Please visit your dentist as soon as possible and get a root canal treatment done.
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What time will it take for orthodontist treatment for my forward teeth and can braces be used at the age of twenty and what will it cost.

MDS - Orthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Jodhpur
What time will it take for orthodontist treatment for my forward teeth and can braces be used at the age of twenty an...
Ya braces can be use as age of twenty and it will usually take a year. Cost depend upon orthodontist to orthodontist depending upon their experience and the type of appliance you choose. For more information contact me privately
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My front two teeth are not in shape they got chipped from bottom a little bit four years ago when I was playing and fell. They look kinda asymmetric I want them in shape suggest me a long-term solution without cons Thanks.

BDS, MDS - Periodontics
Dentist, Bangalore
My front two teeth are not in shape they got chipped from bottom a little bit four years ago when I was playing and f...
Slight shaping of the tooth structure to create symmetry is possible. But if removed in excess would result in loss of enamel and result in sensitivity.
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I am getting blood in the mouth when I wake up at morning . I brush twice a day my teeth is good but from sides of the teeth blood is coming . I used so many tooth paste like gumcare, sensitive but still I am facing this problem.

Certified BPS Dentist
Dentist, Trivandrum
I am getting blood in the mouth when I wake up at morning . I brush twice a day my teeth is good but from sides of th...
No tooth paste can cure it come to dentist who will properly clean your teeth with ultra sonic scaler no deposit should be there after the procedure and repeat this every year.
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I have dental problems. In our area high chloride water. My dental color is brown. So what can I do?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I have dental problems. In our area high chloride water. My dental color is brown. So what can I do?
Visit a dentist. The method of acidic micro abrasion, followed by remineralisation procedures, assures a considerable recovery of the dental surfaces affected by fluorosis. Best way is capping or veneers for upper front 6 teeth & lower front 6 teeth. Until then use tooth mousse tooth paste. Apply this paste on the teeth. Wait for 10 to 15 min. Then brush your teeth with the same paste. Applying it overnight for better results.
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Hello Doctor, I am Raju and age 33 year's old and suffering from teeth problem, as my corner teeth & gums got damaged and beside teeth became sensitive. And when I consulted dentist, they suggested for removal of all 4 corner teeth and 1 thing I came to know that is it is very risky if we remove corner teeth and it leads to decrease of eye sight. And am unable to drink Cool and Hot liquid's and other items. Kindly suggest me for the same. Thanks, Raju.

BDS
Dentist, Bhavnagar
Hello Doctor,
I am Raju and age 33 year's old and suffering from teeth problem, as my corner teeth & gums got damaged...
Hello, I understand your concern. It is a big misconception that removal of teeth (especially upper) can damage the eyesight. Surprisingly, removal of teeth has nothing to do with eyes! So don't worry about that. For any seriously damaged teeth, there are two common options, either root canal, or removal/extraction. Since your doctor has already suggested removal, he might not have found the teeth restorable and you should hence go for removal. Till then, you can take any medications suggested by your dentist for symptomatic relief. Feel free to consult me, too. Take care and get well soon.
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I'm suffering from toothache from 3 months onwards, I think it was due to cavity. Shall I take root canal operation or any other solution for it.

BDS, Certificate course in Oral Implantology
Dentist, Aligarh
I'm suffering from toothache from 3 months onwards, I think it was due to cavity. Shall I take root canal operation o...
Dear, Get youself examined by a dentist. He ll decide whether a filling to be done or a root canal treatment
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I am 22 years old boy. I am having mouth ulcers regularly. Please help me to escape from this.

BDS
Dentist,
I am 22 years old boy. I am having mouth ulcers regularly. Please help me to escape from this.
Kindly check for the stomach infections from your physician, any sharp edges of your teeth can cause ulcers too, you can start with cap, b-complex, once a day for one month, do lukewarm salt water rinsing of mouth thrice a day
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Hi I am 24 years old & want to fix the little gap in my front teeth, please suggest me best solution for me, which is useful for me I dont want to go for visible braces.

BDS
Dentist, Madhepura
Dear mam, gap between two anterior teeth is known as midline diastema. If u dont want to use braces u can opt composite filling.
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I am 63 years old and I have a dental bridge over my 2nd molar. Since then I am experiencing foul smell from that bridge area. What should I do?

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
I am 63 years old and I have a dental bridge over my 2nd molar. Since then I am experiencing foul smell from that bri...
There must b food lodgement under that rinse well after every meal get it cleaned professionaly once
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I have yellow teeth .some yellow precipitation is formed and I am sure it's only because of. Not cleaning well. How can I make them white. At back side of teeth also layers of yellow colour and on that some brown marks are formed. How can I cure it naturally? .is there any natural way? .or if I come for cleaning .do I get pain? Because of cleaning or dental polishing or any other treatment which I required?

BDS, CDE Endo-Prostho, CDE - Cast Partial & Complete Dentures
Dentist, Pune
I have yellow teeth .some yellow precipitation is formed and I am sure it's only because of. Not cleaning well. How c...
Hello, yellow teeth could be because of deposits on your teeth or food lodged in your teeth. Visit a dentist get your scaling and polishing done. Scaling is a painless and a non-invasive procedure. Brush twice daily, maintain proper brushing technique, floss regularly and rinse after every meal. Visit dentist every 6 months.
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BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
From cavities to crooked teeth, these are some of the most common dental problems that dentists treat every day:

1.Cavities: Also known as tooth decay, cavities are holes in the teeth caused by acids in our mouth. Those acids may come from foods in our diet or when mouth bacteria turns sugars we eat into acids. The treatment for a cavity is a filling. If you have a cavity, don't wait, because they only grow bigger over time!
2.Toothache: A toothache is often caused by cavity that has reached the sensitive root of the tooth. This means the tooth is infected and needs a filling or a root canal. Toothaches can also be caused by teeth grinding, gum disease, a misaligned bite, or accidents that damage the teeth.
3.Gum Disease: Gum disease is a common condition caused by bacterial overgrowth in the mouth. The bacteria make toxins that irritate the gums, leading to redness, swelling, bleeding, and possibly even tooth loss. Good oral hygiene and regular dental visits are key to halting gum disease.
4.Tooth Grinding: Ever wake up with a sore or popping/clicking jaw? You might be grinding your teeth at night. A special night guard?available only through a dentist?can help protect your teeth and ease the jaw pain.
5.Sensitive Teeth: Do cold or hot foods make your teeth hurt? Tooth sensitivity can be helped by using special pain-relieving toothpastes and gels. Fluoride also helps to strengthen the teeth and protect them from pain. If tooth sensitivity is the result of gum disease or cavities, the pain might go away after treatment.
6.Crooked Teeth: If you wish your smile were straighter, you are not alone. Lots of teens and many adults have some kind of orthodontic hardware to help with their smile. If your smile needs some correction, ask your dentist what alternates are available for the correction.
7.Tooth Trauma: Accidents, contact sports, or even biting down on something hard can cause tooth trauma. With tooth trauma, teeth may be broken, knocked loose, or even knocked out completely. Often, your dentist can handle tooth trauma better than the doctors in an emergency ward, so call your dentist before you head over to a hospital.
Next time your chompers are giving you grief, give your dentist a call. It?s good to know that help is just a phone call away!
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I am suffering from small wounds inside mouth, I can not able to eat well, what can I do?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Hyderabad
Mouth ulcers. May be due to indigestion, constipation and any deficiency. Homoeopathy has good treatment without causing adverse effects. Take homoeopathic medicine merc sol 200 once daily in the morning and give feedback after 6 days.
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Dental Treatment Under Sedation/General Anaesthesia

MDS, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), BDS
Dentist, Ahmedabad
Dental Treatment Under Sedation/General Anaesthesia

Dental Treatment Under Sedation/general Anaesthesia I

Providing the highest quality dental treatment for all patients is the motto of dental practitioners.In order to achieve the same,complete chair-side cooperation is an important requirement.There are various factors and situations where the same is not achieved either in part or full like:

a) very young age of child patient

b) physical or mental dis-ability of some kind preventing the same

c) phobic patients or patients with past bad,painful and traumatic experience

d) extensive treatments requiring high number of patients affecting the cooperation.

In these cases the dental treatment under sedation/general anaesthesia is a very effective,safe and valuable treatment alternative.

These treatment are general done by specially trained dental surgeons mainly pediatric dentists who with their team of doctors essentially anesthetists,pediatricians and pediatric dentists undertake such treatments in a safe and sound manner.

I can feel a lump on my left cheek when I move my tongue around my cheeks its not painful and not too big can it be a tumor of oral cancer cause I used to smoke and drink earlier and I am having a body pain in left side.

MBBS
General Physician, Allahabad
Take consultation with maxillofacial surgeon as it needs proper examination before making any diagnosis.
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Do whitening toothpastes whiten teeth more than regular toothpastes? Is it safe to microwave food in plastic containers?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
Do whitening toothpastes whiten teeth more than regular toothpastes?
Is it safe to microwave food in plastic containers?
The simplest method of removing minor surface stains is polishing, or micro-abrasion if staining is more intrinsic. Provided that your discolouration is not due to inadequate enamel exposing the dentin, tooth whitening (bleaching) is often the most effective treatment for yellow stained teeth. 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.
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