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Dr. Pratima S. Shetty

Dentist, Mumbai

Dr. Pratima S. Shetty Dentist, Mumbai
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Dr. Pratima S. Shetty is one of the best Dentists in Ghatkopar West, Mumbai. You can consult Dr. Pratima S. Shetty at Impressions Dental Clinic in Ghatkopar West, Mumbai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Pratima S. Shetty and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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I have yellowish teeth and after brushing so much they are not having white as still I am confused how to turn them white back!

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I have yellowish teeth and after brushing so much  they are not having white as still  I am confused how to turn them...
Cause of discoloration – Smoking, coffee, tea, drugs, aging, staining food (wine, blueberry, etc) genetics. Kindly consult a dentist in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations with clinical examination to decide upon treatment. You may need deep cleaning along with whitening (bleaching) procedures and / or artificial enamel filling and / or capping. 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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I get bleeding on brushing my teeth. What shall i do to get rid of it. Please help!

BDS
Dentist, Bangalore
I get bleeding on brushing my teeth. What shall i do to get rid of it. Please help!
There are so many causes of bleeding gums - - brushing too hard - poor oral hygiene. - vitamin deficiency - taking blood thinners or other medications - bleeding or clotting disorders - mouth sores - other medical problems, including diabetes, heart disease, leukemia or scurvy few advice to stop bleeding gums-- - visit to a dentist for professional cleaning once in a year - 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 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.
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Hello one of my permanent teeth has been broken up so can please suggest what can I do lyk should I put a artificial teeth n whole procedure vil cost me how much.

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
Hello one of my permanent teeth has been broken up so can please suggest what can I do lyk should I put a artificial ...
At your age you should try n preserve the orignal consult a dentist if possible get rct done if it's feasible n required epicoectomy can b done n than tooth coloured material cap should b taken cost will vary maximum it could b about twenty k.
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Hi my teeth's are becoming yellow and red color because I use to chew pan masala daily. Now I want my teeth to become white. So please help me out with the good options.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Hi my teeth's are becoming yellow and red color because I use to chew pan masala daily. Now I want my teeth to become...
I will suggest you to use sparkling white toothpaste from himalaya and avoid any stain causing food items.
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Causes and Symptoms of Dry Mouth

BDS
Dentist, Navi Mumbai
Causes and Symptoms of Dry Mouth

When the salivary glands do not produce enough saliva, the mouth gets dry and uncomfortable. Due to certain conditions, such a phenomenon can occur and this condition is known as dry mouth or xerostomia. Xerostomia or dry mouth can occur due to multiple reasons. Read on more to find all about the different causes and symptoms of dry mouth.

Causes:

  1. Side effects of certain medications: Dry mouth occurs due to the effect of certain prescription and nonprescription medications. Drugs used to treat depression, pain, allergies, anxiety, epilepsy, obesity, nausea and psychotic disorders can cause dry mouth condition as a side effect. Sedatives and muscle relaxers can also cause dry mouth.
  2. Side effects of certain disease and infections: Certain diseases such as Alzheimer's disease, mumps, diabetes, hypertension, cystic fibrosis, anemia and Parkinson's disease can also cause dry mouth or xerostomia.
  3. Side effect of treatments: If the salivary glands are damaged due to certain reasons, then less saliva is secreted resulting in dry mouth. Certain treatments such as radiation treatments in the head and neck or chemotherapy sessions could indirectly cause dry mouth by damaging the salivary glands.
  4. Nerve damage: Dry mouth can also be due to a person suffering from nerve damage caused due to accident or surgery.
  5. Dehydration: Conditions like fever, excessive vomiting, diarrhea, excessive sweating, which cause dehydration can also cause dry mouth.
  6. Removal of salivary glands: Surgical removal of the salivary glands also causes dry mouth. 
  7. Lifestyle choices: Certain lifestyle preferences such as chewing tobacco or smoking can cause dry mouth.

Symptoms:
Dry mouth has several symptoms. If you have some or all of the symptoms mentioned below, then you are more than likely suffering from dry mouth.

  1. A sticky and dry feeling in the mouth. 
  2. The frequent feeling of being thirsty.
  3. A dry, parched feeling in the throat.
  4. The tongue being dry, raw and red.
  5. There is discomfort and problem while you are speaking or experiencing problems with chewing, tasting or swallowing food.
  6. Experiencing dry nasal passages, a sore throat or hoarseness in the voice.
  7. A tingling or slightly burning sensation in the mouth but particularly in the tongue.
  8. Having a bad breath.

Related Tip: "Why Oral Health in Older Adults Is Important"

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I am 50 years old, 90 kg, 5. 8 feet heingh, slightly hypertensive, for almost a year or so I an not getting sleepvat night due to dry mouth after an hour or so. While exhaling I could feel sometimes that my breath getting stuck in the throat and comes out thru my mouth rather than nose causing dry throat and mouth.

BDS, Non-Resident J.R. in Dept. of Orthodontics, Certified oral implantologist, Advanced Aesthetics, Digital Smile Designer
Dentist, Jammu
You might be a mouth breather, the simple answer is take frequent sips of water for preventing dry mouth. If you are really upset with this, please consult an ent surgeon and a dentist for knowing the cause of obstruction of nasal passage and get it rectified, may be this is because of deviated nasal septum.
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I am 22 years old. I am suffering from toothache from past few years. I have consulted my doctors but didn’t find any solution.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I am 22 years old. I am suffering from toothache from past few years. I have consulted my doctors but didn’t find any...
The type of treatment you have for toothache will depend on the cause of the pain, so your dentist will examine your mouth and may carry out an X-ray to try to identify the problem. •If your toothache is caused by tooth decay, your dentist will remove the decayed area and replace it with a filling. •If your toothache is caused by a loose or broken filling, the filling will be taken out, any decay will be removed and a new filling put in place. •If the pulp inside your tooth is infected, you may need root canal treatment. This procedure involves removing the infected pulp and then inserting a special type of filling to seal the tooth and prevent re-infection. •If your toothache can't be treated using these methods, or if your tooth is impacted (wedged between another tooth and your jaw), it may need to be removed.
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I have pain in my teeth therefore I do daily teeth brush Please give any medical treatment.

BDS
Dentist, Kolkata
I have pain in my teeth therefore I do daily teeth brush Please give any medical treatment.
Dear lybrate-user, pain originate due to caries/cavity in our teeth generally when reaches close to tooth nerve. We feel that pain. Only medication will not suffice that pain atall. You have to consult a dentist and do checkup for your teeth.
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I am 45 years housewife, tell me for refilling and excavation and cleaning if i go to st.George hospital a govt. Run which is not so tidy but still can i go for treatment and is it safe to go?

BDS, Basic Life Support (B.L.S)
Dentist, Pune
Should be ok. But if you can afford it a private clinic is better. Anywhere you go it is your right to see and make sure instruments are clean, fresh, sterilised (autoclaved) and process/equipment used for the same being followed at the clinics.
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I have got sensitive teeth. Unable to eat anything properly. Tried lot of medicine. But no result.

BDS, Non-Resident J.R. in Dept. of Orthodontics, Certified oral implantologist, Advanced Aesthetics, Digital Smile Designer
Dentist, Jammu
Please start using colgate sensitive tooth brush and toothpaste and mouthwash of the same name. Still problem exist. Shift to colgate gel-kam, that would definitely help.
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I have a dental problem which is paining very much due to having sweet food but I have also done root canal but still not recovered.

MDS Prosthodontics
Dentist, Delhi
I have a dental problem which is paining very much due to having sweet food but I have also done root canal but still...
Go back to your dentist or take a second opinion from another dentist. Sometimes there are issues in the adjacent teeth which could have gone unnoticed.
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I am 31 years old male and I have cavities in my teeth and also pains with teeth. Tell me what should I do?

BDS
Dentist, Botad
Pain will be present only if your teeth is deeply decayed. You need to consult dentist, go for root canal treatment to save your teeth.
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I am 26 and my front line tooth most of the tooth broken. Small part remains still good please give me idea can I remove or its ok.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I am 26 and my front line tooth most of the tooth broken. Small part remains still good please give me idea can I rem...
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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I am suffering from mouth ulcers they are too painful I drink coconut water everyday but can not see any improvements.

MDS
Dentist, Kolkata
I am suffering from mouth ulcers they are too painful I drink coconut water everyday but can not see any improvements.
Apply clenora gel on the ulcers thrice daily after meals, if still the condition persists, then see a dentist in person.
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Certified in Concious Sedation, Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Karaikal
brush two times daily (morninig and night), to minimize dental problems

I am divorced April 2009 then I am not married yet and I have no sex. Till I am tobbaco chewing, tention. My acidity is high. And gum recetion. And bad breath. I am quit chewing tobacco. And drink lots of water Pls help to stop bad breath. Thank you.

BDS
Dentist, Ludhiana
hye sayed , go to the best dentist in your town , get your teeth cleaned , polished and bleached .your teeth may come out nicely . you will be having a sweet and confident smie . and you will hate to ruin it by chewing tobbacco again. this will also solve your bad breath but u need to consult your dentist for gum recession .stay smiling .
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I'm facing water in my mouth problem when I wake up so pls help me to solve this.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I'm facing water in my mouth problem when I wake up so pls help me to solve this.
Although excessive saliva is not too common, there are a number of conditions that can cause it - some harmless, others more serious. It is possible that your saliva problems are just a result of the way you speak. Some people speak faster or slower than others, just as some people blink more often, breathe faster, or have a more rapid heartbeat. This may just be what's normal for you. Since it is negatively affecting your life, I suggest your problem can be ignored. However there are medical conditions that causes excessive salivation injection glycopyrrolate reduces secretions in the mouth, throat, airway, and stomach.
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BDS
Dentist, Panchkula
Brush twice a day, keep tooth problems away: brushing twice a day removes the tiny left out food particles from the mouth and keeps it fresher and cleaner.

I am 30 years old male am suffering from mouth ulcers for last 3 weeks. What should I do?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
Eat lot of fruits & green leafy vegetables & drink plenty of water. We need more investigations with clinical examination to decide upon treatment. You may need coronoplasty (smoothen teeth edges) along with t. Rebagen 10, morning one tab & one at night for 5 days, c. Becosules 5 cap, for five days in the morning after meals. Hexigel ointment on the area of ulcer. Rinse your mouth thoroughly with a mouth wash after every meals. 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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MDS, BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
One of the best dental flosses available in the market, the single filament (PTFE) floss is highly flexible as it slides easily between the teeth. A bit on the expensive side, this floss is resistant to shredding and enters even the teeth with tight spaces in between. It works brilliantly in removing plaque and debris from the teeth.
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