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Dr. Praveen Shetty

BDS

Dentist, Mumbai

12 Years Experience
Dr. Praveen Shetty BDS Dentist, Mumbai
12 Years Experience
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I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning....more
I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning.
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Dr. Praveen Shetty is a renowned Dentist in Chembur, Mumbai. He has helped numerous patients in his 12 years of experience as a Dentist. He has completed BDS . He is currently associated with Dr Deshpande's Dental Speciality Centre in Chembur, Mumbai. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Praveen Shetty on Lybrate.com.

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Why Oral Health in Older Adults Is Important

MDS Prosthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Mohali
Why Oral Health in Older Adults Is Important

It is said that oral health is the best indicator of a person's health. A bad oral hygiene translates down to the rest of the organs, reflecting poor health. And, like all other organs of the body, the oral cavity also is aging and therefore, requires extra attention to maintain good health and requires longer time to heal and get back to its original state. So, as the old adage goes, prevention is better than cure.

The following are some reasons why oral health in older patients is very important:

  1. Food and nutrition: Be it a regular decay or rare cases of oral cancer, poor oral health means reduced food intake. In the elderly, the tissues supporting the teeth (periodontium) deteriorates, leading to loosening of teeth and inability to eat and chew food. This gets into a vicious cycle, and for the elderly, good healthy nutrition is very important for overall health. If decayed teeth and weak teeth are not allowing them to eat well, the overall health takes a toll too.
  2. Overall health: Poor oral health is associated with higher incidence of diabetes and heart disease. Also, in diabetics especially, the periodontal tissue is easily affected and prone to infection. This leads to not just tooth mobility, but also root caries. The incidence of abscess and cyst associated with root caries is much
  3. higher than decay in the crown portion of the tooth. The simple logic is that there is more tooth structure covering the crown than the root, and therefore, the decay reaches the pulp a lot more quickly.
  4. Medications and side effects: Dental pain, those who have experienced will swear to be one of the worst pains to go through. And in old age, it is something that is best avoided. So, better oral care and hygiene measures become all the more important. Once pain sets in, the antibiotics and painkillers become necessary, bringing with them a host of side effects.

Simple Management tips:

  1. Brush twice a day using fluoridated toothpaste
  2. Rinse with each meal with a mouthwash is possible, else with plain water
  3. Floss regularly to prevent interdental caries 
  4. Routine bi-annual visits to the dentist, especially if you are prone for decay or have dry mouth. Whether it is a small decay or a lesion, the dentist will be able to detect it early and arrest and/or treat it
  5. Don't ignore lumps or sore throat that is persistent 
  6. Quit smoking, use of tobacco (if applicable) 
  7. Healthy diet that is rich in fiber 

To avoid the vicious cycle of dental symptoms and complications and their effect on general health, it is advisable to do some basic hygiene measures.

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Due to smoking I got lot of stain on inner side of my teeth. Now i have stopped smoking since long and I want to clean my teeth. So please suggest me which method is best and suitable from these bleaching, by mannual, by laser or chemical cleaning.help?

Advanced Aesthetics, BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Hi, You should do a professional cleaning at a dental clinic followed by bleaching. The best method of bleaching is chemical bleaching by dentist. You can come to our clinic for a consultation(free of cost) or check up, after which we can give you a precise plan or costing. Regards Shilpa Dr. Krinita Motwani's Dental Clinic
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Hi Initial cavity in teeth how to reduce the cavity growth. And suggestion please help me out.

BDS
Dentist, Raipur
Kindly get a filling done and brush your teeth twice daily using correct brushing technique and maintain your oral hygiene to prevent further decaying of any other tooth.
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I have pain in my left jaw what should I do?

BDS
Dentist,
I have pain in my left jaw what should I do?
The pain may be due to third molar. Kindly get yourself checked by dentist and take medications accordingly.
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What should we do to keep our teeth healthy?

Brush your teeth twice daily with soft brush. Lightly massage your gums after brushing with finger, dont eat sticky carbohydrate foods like chocolates. Consult a dentist every six months once.
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He Is having teeth problem he want to remove the teeth is it good or bad for his future.

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
He Is having teeth problem he want to remove the teeth is it good or bad for his future.
Loss of any organ can not b good , teeth r important organs of the body they should b preserved as long as possible to give u perfect service
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Hello. I am vinay goel and 22 yrs old. My teeth is little outside and I want braces on it. I try 2 dentist 1. Tell that it is a 1 hr procedure and take 8 or 9 months for this and in rs 18000. But 2. Tell that it is 10 mint procedure and take 2yrs for this. Then which dentist is right? And there is a pain in this procedure?

MDS - Oral Medicine and Radiology
Dentist, Nagpur
Hello. I am vinay goel and 22 yrs old. My teeth is little outside and I want braces on it. I try 2 dentist 1. Tell th...
Dear lybrate-user. Tooth has natural tendancy to go back to their place. So treatment will be completed in one and half year. For next 6 months you have to wear retainer plates to maintain the treatment out come. So total duration 2 years. You can also ask your dentist for esthetic braces if you are concerned. Those are slightly costlier than regular one. Regards.
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Health Quote of the Week

BDS
Dentist, Ghaziabad
Health Quote of the Week

Sugary foods and drinks at meal times can reduce the teeth from spoiling.

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I have a big cavity, dentists are telling to have rct what should I do I have done it earlier but because of pain I left in the middle what should I do?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I have a big cavity, dentists are telling to have rct what should I do I have done it earlier but because of pain I l...
Root canal treatment is a harmless procedure. Kindly consult a dentist in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations to decide upon treatment. You may need root canal treatment. Until then apply clove oil on the decayed tooth. Rinse frequently with mouth wash. Advise c. Amox 500mg 1-1-1, thrice daily, t. Metrogyl 400mg 1-1-1, thrice daily, t. Imol 1-1-1, thrice daily (contraindicated in conditions with gastric ulcer, asthma, wheezing, allergy), c. Becosules 1-0-0 once daily all for 3 days only. Advance procedures can be done with laser. You may consult me in person. 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.
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Hello doctor, I am 30 years old male and have problem when I brush my teeth, My gums bleed, can you please suggest me any medicine or checkups?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Hyderabad
Hello doctor, I am 30 years old male and have problem when I brush my teeth, My gums bleed, can you please suggest me...
Homoeopathy has good treatment for your problem of bleeding gums without causing adverse effects. Complete details and your symptoms may be given for very accurate prescription. Consult privately Rs 149/-
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During sleeping water come from mouth with bad smell daily from last 20 days. What should i do?

MDS - Orthodontics
Dentist, Faridabad
During sleeping water come from mouth with bad smell daily from last 20 days. What should i do?
Take proper diet, take proper rest. Drink adequate water daily Vitamin supplements are advisable for such cases.
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I am having ulcer in my mouth. What should i do?

BDS
Dentist,
I am having ulcer in my mouth. What should i do?
Please visit to a dentist and find out cause of ulcer then take proper treatment. It can be due to disturbances of gastrointestinal part of body and tobacco chewing and gum disease.
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Hello Dr. My all teeth are catching cavity. N I do not understand what should I eat so that they can be prevented from damage.

Dentist, Gurgaon
Hello Dr. My all teeth are catching cavity. N I do not understand what should I eat so that they can be prevented fro...
the very first thing you need to double is start brushing your teeth two times a day. rinse your mouth after every meal. drink good amount of water. this will help in preventing the accumulation of food over and between the teeth. visit a dentist for fillings of the cavities you presently have. if you follow strict oral hygiene measures, cavities won't increase.
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I have a yellowish patch on my teeth. The teeth is upper incisor right one. How to get this removed? Any dental procedures or home remedy?

BDS, CDE Endo-Prostho, CDE - Cast Partial & Complete Dentures
Dentist, Pune
I have a yellowish patch on my teeth. The teeth is upper incisor right one. How to get this removed? Any dental proce...
Hello, yellowness could be because of deposits on your teeth or food lodged in your teeth. Visit a dentist get your scaling and polishing done. You can also ask for bleaching or whitening for more white teeth. Brush twice daily, maintain proper brushing technique, floss regularly and rinse after every meal.
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I am 30 year female and have payria. What should I do?

BDS
Dentist,
I am 30 year female and have payria. What should I do?
Kindly get scaling done and use gum paint twice daily for 15 days. Brush your teeth twice daily using correct brushing technique to maintain your oral hygiene.
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Sir, Mene 6 months pehle apne braces khulwaye the. Mene sirf wo 1 saal lgwaye or fir khulwa diye. Ab firse mere agey wala tooth dislocate hokar agey tilt ho raha hai or side ke tooth ki bhi position change ho rahi hai. Ap muje bta skte hain ki me kya kru. Mujhe firse braces to ni lgwane pdenge yaa kisi or method se Yeh theek ho jayenge.

BDS
Dentist, Delhi
Sir, Mene 6 months pehle apne braces khulwaye the. Mene sirf wo 1 saal lgwaye or fir khulwa diye. Ab firse mere agey ...
Braces ke baad retention plate lagti hai, for atleast 8 to 10 months. You should have taken that. Nothing can be done. Get braces done and use that paste for retention. Visit to a dentist for checkup gum's condition.
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BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Some oral diseases do not get detected until they reach their mature stage. Visiting a dentist at regular intervals would mean keeping constant tabs on your oral health.
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Hello, I am 34 y old male and I have a dry mouth for last 4 months. When I drink water after 30 minut I need to water. What should I do.

Advanced Aesthetics, BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Hi, dry mouth is caused due to decreased secretion of saliva. We need to check you clinically to advise for any cause and solution. You can come for a consultation (free of cost) or visit to a nearby dentist for the same.
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My front teeth gums are getting down with yellowish colour in it. I don't know what it is. When I asked my elders they are saying to massage on regular basis.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
My front teeth gums are getting down with yellowish colour in it. I don't know what it is. When I asked my elders the...
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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I have mouth ulcer from four days it's soo pain what can I do?

BDS
Dentist,
You can apply mucopain ointment on ulcers and start with vitamin b-complex supplements. If the frequency of ulcers is frequent then you need to get it checked to know the cause.
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