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Dr. Paul Mathai

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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. Paul Mathai is a popular Dentist in Malad West, Mumbai. You can visit him at Dr. Mathai's Dental Centre in Malad West, Mumbai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Paul Mathai on Lybrate.com.

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My mouth stings and no one is eager to talk with me because when I talk with them they remove their handkerchief and place on their mouth pls help.

BDS
Dentist, Vadodara
My mouth stings and no one is eager to talk with me because when I talk with them they remove their handkerchief and ...
bad breath is due to accumulation of plaque on teeth, decay teeth, dry mouth, smoking, tobacco chewing, consumption of caffeinated or aerated beverages, oilly n spicy food, sore throat, bad digestion. go for scaling and polishing of teeth. use mouthwash twice daily after brushing. maintain proper oral hygiene. increase your water intake.
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Top Five Tips From The Dentist For Diabetics

BDS, Diploma in Hospital Administration, Diploma in Pharmacy
Dentist, Delhi
Top Five Tips From The Dentist For Diabetics
Among the many health risks of diabetes is a decline in oral health that makes patients more vulnerable to gum disease. According to dental professionals, this happens because diabetes slows the body's circulation, making the gums more susceptible to infection. The metabolic disorder also increases glucose (sugar) levels in saliva, which fuels the growth of dental plaque that attacks the teeth and gums. To protect against the disorder, follow these simple tips.

1. Visit your dentist regularly.

Because diabetics are at a much higher risk of gum disease than the average patient, you should never miss a dental appointment. In fact, you should schedule regular checkups two to four times a year. With professional cleanings and regular examinations, common mouth conditions, such as ulcers, dry mouth, and infections can be controlled. To prevent bouts of low blood sugar, it may be a good idea to eat before you see your dentist. It is also crucial that you inform him or her of any oral problems you may be having -- no matter how minor they may seem.

2. Follow a strict oral hygiene regimen.

All diabetics should and really must brush and floss daily, preferably after every meal. This will help remove the plaque that can cause gum disease, thereby lowering your risk for mouth ulcers and infections. It is recommended that you complete your oral hygiene routine at least three times a day. Because your risk of oral infection is elevated, it is important to avoid aggressive brushing that can cause cuts and sores. You may even want to use a soft-bristled brush or an electric model for a safer, more comfortable brushing experience.

3. Control your blood sugar.

As we mentioned, sugar stimulates plaque growth, which causes tooth decay and gum disease. Because diabetics have more glucose (sugar) in their blood, they also tend to have a lot more plaque on their teeth. But if you can keep your blood sugar low, you can reduce your risk of periodontal disease.

4. Don't smoke.

In a perfect world, nobody would smoke -- especially people with diabetes. The unhealthy activity causes a laundry list of serious complications, including oral infections and periodontal diseases. According to dental professionals, smoking can more than double your risk of cavities and infections.

5. Clean your dentures.

If you have diabetes and you wear false teeth, you are more prone to developing oral thrush -- a fungal infection of the mouth. Typically caused by denture irritation or wear, thrush can be prevented with regular cleaning. It is also recommended that you remove your dentures in between meals to give any irritated tissue the opportunity to heal. Your dentist might also advise you to limit your sugar intake when your mouth is bothered or raw.
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I want to ask about my dental problem. At present I want to take orthodontic treatment and I have crowded teeth. Also when I open my mouth, there occur jerk sound. Is that a serious problem? What can b the reasons of this problems?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Delhi
I want to ask about my dental problem. At present I want to take orthodontic treatment and I have crowded teeth. Also...
These are to different problem but can be correlated, as due to malocclusion there can be a tmj clicking sound which is there due to either deep bite or any other cause. As a solution I would ask you to soon start your orthodontist visit for ortho treatment. For the tmj start with the 5 steps protocol - 1. Less mouth opening 2. Soft diet 3. Exercise 4. Moist heat at the joint 5. Medicine a) tab glucosamine once in a day b) painkiller if required.
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Kahana khane me problem ho rha In mouth jalan ho rha So pleases suggest some medicine.

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
Kahana khane me problem ho rha In mouth jalan ho rha So pleases suggest some medicine.
You would have to apply dologel ct over the ulcer if any 20 mins prior to eating food or else if not working kindly visit dentist for clinical review.
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Can I use baking powder instead of baking soda for removing tartar on teeth? Is it same?

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Can I use baking powder instead of baking soda for removing tartar on teeth? Is it same?
Hi Pragati . No powder can remove tartar or plaque. Only a sitting with a professional dentist will solve your problem
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My front teeth has half broken 6yrs ago. There is no problem with this. But I want to attach a piece to cover it. Is it possible? how much time will it take for the entire treatment?

MDS - Periodontics, BDS
Dentist, Ahmedabad
My front teeth has half broken 6yrs ago. There is no problem with this. But I want to attach a piece to cover it. Is ...
You can go for a ceramic crown over that tooth. Or a composte filling. But filling might fracture if you bite into hard object. So better go for ceramic cap.
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My daughter is 8 years old. She has cavity in most of teeth. What is the treatment time and cost.

BDS, Master of Hospital Administration
Dentist, Patna
My daughter is 8 years old. She has cavity in most of teeth. What is the treatment time and cost.
Temporary or milk teeth should be preserved till the permanent coming teeth are on the way. The opg helps diagnosis. Remove the mobile milk teeth. Teeth without pain could be filled with GIC. 400 per tooth or composite 1000 per tooth. Teeth with pain needs pulpotomy and restoration. Which could cost upto 2500 per tooth.
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My teeth have stains and also not properly lined. And for this I feel inferiority complex in meetings, office because I could not smile and talk properly with my imp clients. Pls suggest me some ideas.

MDS Prosthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
My teeth have stains and also not properly lined. And for this I feel inferiority complex in meetings, office because...
Stains on teeth cold not be removed by normal brushing, you need to go for a professional cleaning. Getting professional cleaning done once in one year if necessary in every six months is mandatory. So visit a dentist and get the needful.
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My teeth is yellow. I daily use to brush 5-10 minutes but no change. Please suggest me any home remedy which can whiten my teeth.

BDS
Dentist, Madurai
My teeth is yellow. I daily use to brush 5-10 minutes but no change. Please suggest me any home remedy which can whit...
Hi, lybrate-user. There is a simple home remedy I can suggest you. Try oil pulling using pure coconut oil every morning in empty stomach atleast for 5-10 mts. Take two teaspoon full of coconut oil. Put it in your mouth. Swish it atleast for 5-10 mts. This action supposedly draws out toxins in your body, primarily to improve oral health but also to improve your overall health.
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Dear sir I AM having jaw pain on left side from last two months, I had refer to dentist and had X Ray of mouth and also refer to bone doctor and had MRI of TMJ and taking medicines from last 1 month but still I am not relived with pain please suggest me where should I Refer.

MFDS RCPS (Glasgow), MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, BDS
Dentist, Delhi
Dear sir
I AM having jaw pain on left side from last two months, I had refer to dentist and had X Ray of mouth and al...
Hi lybrate-user if you are suspecting a tmj problem, you should probably see an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, or another dental surgeon with an interest in tmj.
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I broke my tooth.(Front) (Beside of canine. Will it grow again? I want to have the same old structure. Is it possible? Please suggest me any process! By the way I'm 17 years!

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I broke my tooth.(Front) (Beside of canine. Will it grow again? I want to have the same old structure. Is it possible...
If the tooth breaks, have the tooth contoured. Fill the crack in. Place a crown on your tooth. If the tooth has been badly damaged and the nerve or pulp is exposed, the dentist may have to perform a root canal to save the tooth. If the tooth has been severely damaged, it may have to be extracted.
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My grandson is 9months and two weeks old but still the teeth are not coming out. When the teeth will coming out.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
My grandson is 9months and two weeks old but still the teeth are not coming out. When the teeth will coming out.
PRIMARY TEETH – ERUPTION TIMETABLE: Upper TeethWhen tooth emergesWhen tooth falls out Central incisor8 to 12 months6 to 7 years Lateral incisor9 to 13 months7 to 8 years Canine (cuspid) 16 to 22 months10 to 12 years First molar13 to 19 months9 to 11 years Second molar25 to 33 months10 to 12 years Lower TeethWhen tooth emergesWhen tooth falls out Second molar23 to 31 months10 to 12 years First molar14 to 18 months9 to 11 years Canine (cuspid) 17 to 23 months9 to 12 years Lateral incisor10 to 16 months7 to 8 years Central incisor6 to 10 months 6 to 7 years If any tooth didn't erupt beyond its age of eruption, kindly consult your dentist.
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I am suffering from yellowness of teeth. It looks very bad I fee very badbwhat to do?

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
I am suffering from yellowness of teeth. It looks very bad I fee very badbwhat to do?
Get scaling polishing done by a dentist than brush twice daily especially at night avoid coloured foods like colas.
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5 Foods that Ruin Your TEETH Without Your Knowledge, Every Day!

MDS, BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
5 Foods that Ruin Your TEETH Without Your Knowledge, Every Day!

5 foods you didn't know were ruining your teeth

Brushing is not the only way to keep your teeth free from damage. To have perfectly healthy and sparkly teeth, you should avoid certain foods as well, especially those high in sugar and acid content.

Fruits rich in sucrose (such as cherries, mangoes and pears) are like food to the bacteria in your mouth. These bacteria give rise to plaque build-up; and produce lactic acid, which causes the erosion of your tooth enamel.

As for foods containing acid (like meat, cashew nuts and peanuts), their acidic content is chiefly responsible for tooth decay. In fact, these foods eat away at your enamel and cause your teeth to chip and break.

Which are the foods that spell danger for your teeth?

1. Apples: sadly, an apple a day doesn't keep the dentist away. Apples have high acidic content and are very harsh on your enamel. Remember to rinse your mouth thoroughly with water just after having apples.

2. Pickles: pickles are either made of sugar or vinegar and can be sweet and sour, depending on what's used. While the vegetables and fruits used in these pickles may do you good, it's the brine that brings about tooth decay. Make sure to brush your teeth after an hour of having pickles to prevent any sort of damage.

3. Bread: processed white bread that you have at breakfast every morning is loaded with sugar. It's quite sticky as well and easily gets lodged between your teeth, giving rise to cavities.

4. Popcorn: working in the same way as bread, popcorn can get easily stuck in the lines between your teeth, leading to a rise in the level of bacteria in your mouth. You can indulge yourself in a bit of popcorn as long as you floss and brush after an hour or two of eating it.

5. Diet sodas: just because sodas contain no added sugar doesn't mean they are healthy for your teeth. The acidity of diet sodas is very high, making it one of the worst things out there for your teeth. The only thing you can do is to cut down your consumption of diet sodas.


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I have severe mouth ulcers and I get them regularly. It's very painful. What should I do?

BDS
Dentist, Delhi
I have severe mouth ulcers and I get them regularly. It's very painful. What should I do?
Hello lybrate-user. There could be many underlying causes for recurrent mouth ulcers. Your diet/ stress/ any tummy issues/ any vitamin deficiency etc. So it's best that you see a dentist and figure out the cause and then get the treatment. For symptomatic relief, avoid hard/ spicy/ hot food items. Apply dologel-CT or Mucopain on your ulcers before brushing and eating. Get it checked soon. Good luck.
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MDS
Dentist, Kolkata
Besides brushing twice daily, I strongly recommend rinsing your mouth with plain water after each meal. Also, brushing should be done approximately after half an hour after the meal as this is the time when bacteria start to act on the tooth. And lastly, after the meal at night, one should rinse with half glass of lukewarm water with a pinch of salt added to it.
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Hey. I am 20 years old. My teeth are very very sensitive. Can I overcome this problem.

BDS
Dentist, Ghaziabad
Hey. I am 20 years old.
My teeth are very very sensitive.
Can I overcome this problem.
Sensitivtiy can also b bcoz of cavities. Go for a thorough check up if cavities r there get them filled or it can b bcoz of wear off enamel surface or receeding gums around the neck of the tooth meantime you can try the sensitivity toothpastes if no relief is ther ein 2 weeks then visit your dentist.
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I have an dental problem. My teeth is not so strong. How can I get rid from this?

BDS
Dentist, Bhavnagar
I have an dental problem. My teeth is not so strong. How can I get rid from this?
You haven't specified what problems you have. Visit the dentist and get proper diagnosis and treatment.
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I have yellow teeth and my one teeth is broken when it is new than what should I Do?

BDS
Dentist, Delhi
I have yellow teeth and my one teeth is broken when it is new than what should I Do?
For yellow teeth you should go forcleaning your teeth and. For broken tooth first go for rct and than capping of that tooth.
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The tooth of which I have taken rct treatment but couldn't complete has turned black. What does it mean and what should I do? What would be the cost if any treatment has to be done?

BDS
Dentist, Navi Mumbai
The tooth of which I have taken rct treatment but couldn't complete has turned black. What does it mean and what shou...
Turning black means d tooth is non vital now i. E dead. So you should see a dentist and get the rct completed along with a cap and d treatment cost depends on what all procedures have to be done and every dentist charge differently.
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