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Dr. Ritika

Dentist, Mumbai

Dr. Ritika Dentist, Mumbai
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I believe in health care that is based on a personal commitment to meet patient needs with compassion and care....more
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Dr. Ritika is a renowned Dentist in Andheri East, Mumbai. You can visit her at Multispeciality Family Dental Care in Andheri East, Mumbai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Ritika and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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Which toothbrush & toothpaste is best for oral care?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist,
Which toothbrush & toothpaste is best for oral care?
Colgate tooth paste & ultra soft bristle brush. Tooth brush to be changed every 2 months. 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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My tooth is paining very much. I visited a dentist and was no cavity was in my tooth, he said if it is paining badly then root canaling is the only option. I want to ask is any other option for removing pain.

Dentist, Gurgaon
My tooth is paining very much. I visited a dentist and was no cavity was in my tooth, he said if it is paining badly ...
actually akshay, root canal treatment is the only treatment for it. even if you take medicines and it becomes normal, it will definitely cause problems within few days/ weeks
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Hi My gum is swelling for last two days, have little pain too. What should be done.

BDS
Dentist, Botad
May be your gums got inflamed due to plaque, calculus or any injury. If plaque or calculus is there you need to go for scaling and need to improve your oral prophylaxis. Consult dentist.
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I want to know about why the yellowish colour is back side of teeth. How does it clean. ?

BDS
Dentist, Jabalpur
I want to know about why the yellowish colour is back side of teeth. How does it clean. ?
Yellowish colour on the back side of your teeth are basically stains and calculus present on your teeth. They r present more on inner surface of tooth. You require scaling by a dentist.
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I am getting a burning sensation in mouth during eating. What to do?

MDS - Oral Medicine and Radiology, BDS
Dentist,
I am getting a burning sensation in mouth during eating. What to do?
Hi, burning sensation in mouth is due to many reasons, the most common reason being mouth ulcers. You can use tantum mouthwash before meals. You need to gargle with it for about 2 minutes and then gargle with plain water and then take your food. I would advice you to visit an oral medicine specialist for finding the cause of burning sensation and treatment. Regards.
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Hello Dr. MERA MUH BAND HO GAYA HAI GUTKA KAHANA SE BEENA OPERATION KE KAISE KHULEGA ?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Pune
There is an intralesional injection therapy for opening the mouth. You need to visit an oral surgeon for the same
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I am 44 year old I have cough problem and throat pain and bad breath problem I have done CBC blood test report says everything is normal so what to do.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I am 44 year old I have cough problem and throat pain and bad breath problem I have done CBC blood test report says e...
Homoeopathic medicine------------------------------- antim tart 30 (sbl) drink 5 drops in 1 spoon fresh water or direct on tongue vvery 2-3 hrly--------------- hepar sulph 30 (sbl) dink 5 drops in 1 spoon fresh water 3 times daily----------------------------- glycerrhiza glabra 1x (sbl) chew 1 tab s. O. S.-------------------- tussistin cough syrup (wilmar schwabe india) take 2 spoon 3 times daily--------------------------
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I have a sensitive problem with my tooth with drinking cold water. What should I do?

Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
I have a sensitive problem with my tooth with drinking cold water. What should I do?
You can use anti sensitivity toothpaste. Like thermoseal -kf apply for two minutes before you brush
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Can tooth decay cause arthritis? Any relationship between spoiled teeth and joint pains?

BDS, MDS Prosthodontics
Dentist, Mumbai
Temporomandibular joint problems can result from several tooth damage and improper tooth relationships. The dentist needs to evaluate if your bite is affected which may cause joint problems.
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I was met in accident 5 months ago. My upper 4 teeth gone. If I choose implant or any other treatments to replace my teeth. Give me the information about them and the cost for the treatments. Please.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I was met in accident 5 months ago. My upper 4 teeth gone. If I choose implant or any other treatments to replace my ...
Kindly consult a dentist in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations to decide upon treatment. You may need replacement with removable or fixed (bridges & implants) type of teeth. Cost varies with dentist. You may consult me in person. Dental tips: - visit a dentist every six months. 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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Soft drinks And teeth

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Coimbatore
Soft drinks And teeth
Sugar free soft drinks often have high erosive potential as sugar containing soft drinks. Excessive intake of soft drinks could cause dental caries and tooth erosion. Limit the soft drink intake.
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Helpful Tips for Dental Braces

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
Helpful Tips for Dental Braces

Getting braces is the best thing you can do for your teeth. Yes, the process is painful. And maintenance of braces can get too much, but it is not undoable!

When you have braces on teeth, those teeth need extra attention to protect them from decay, staining and gum disease. You should also take precautions to avoid damaging the braces. For example, activities to avoid include eating chewy or sticky sweets, eating hard or crunchy foods, biting your lip, breathing excessively through your mouth and pushing your tongue against your teeth,

So if you got braces for the first time, here are some helpful tips you can swear by. Read on.

  1. Listen to your orthodontist: This is kind of obvious, but seriously, listen to what your orthodontists says. You may wonder if you really need to do this or that, but not paying attention to your doctor’s advice can actually prolong your treatment, and extend the time you need to keep your braces on.

  2. Brush every time you eat: Although brushing twice a day is the standard oral care recommendation, when you wear braces, you should brush after every time you eat — even after that mid-afternoon vending machine snack or some late-night munchies. That's because food particles easily become trapped in the braces, and the longer those particles stay trapped, the greater risk you have of developing dental problems. Use a soft toothbrush with round bristles, or an electric toothbrush if you prefer.

  3. Rubber Bands: If you have been asked to use rubber bands, it is always recommended to carry rubber bands with you all the time, so if one breaks it can be replaced promptly. Rubber bands wear down and lose their elasticity, so they should be replaced often, definitely after every meal. Wearing the rubber bands all the time will keep the treatment progressing at an optimum pace.

  4. Use your back teeth to chew: Don’t bite into that burger with your front teeth like you are accustomed to doing. This actually gets the food to stick on to your braces. So eat food that you can cut into bite size pieces and chew easily with your back teeth.

  5. Drink plenty of water: Skip that soda, which will only erode your teeth, and drink water after meals. This not only keeps you healthy, but with water, you can swish it around your mouth to rinse out any big chunks of food.

  6. Stay away from crunchy food: Crunchy foods are dangerous, not only do they get stuck in your braces, they also can get quite painful to remove. Plus, crunchy foods can be bad news for the shiny braces you just got for yourself.

  7. Speak up: If during an appointment you have any query, no matter how silly, ask your orthodontist. Your doctor is there to help and guide you, so don’t shy away from asking questions and discussing your problems. Or if some part of the brace is hurting mildly, get it checked at once. Air your troubles, that is what your doctor is here for.

After The Braces Are Off-

Whitening products, including whitening toothpaste and mouthwash, should not be used until after braces are removed. After braces come off, some discoloration of the teeth will likely be present, so this is a good time for a child to use whitening strips.

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I am a 24 year male. I suffer from gum bleeding last few weeks. A bad odour smells all day long. I tried every toothpaste but no result. Please consult me some way & a well toothpaste to be cured.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), BDS
Dentist, Patna
Pls visit a dental clinic and get your teeth cleaned. You will not get any benefit just by changing the toothpaste.
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BDS
Dentist, Cuttack
Bleeding gums indicate serious health problem.
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I can not eat chilli, hot & cold product, I can not open my mouth big normally, this is happened because I use to take pan and gutka, nuts regularly. Now I realise my gum problem, so please give me some medicine or advice so I can prevent it. Thanks.

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
I can not eat chilli, hot & cold product, I can not open my mouth big normally, this is happened because I use to tak...
You need to completely stop all kind of tobacco at first. You may apply clove oil (laung) on gums, also you can apply tamarind (imli).
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Sir what is the solution for those who have bad breath is there any permanent solution. Tell me.

BDS
Dentist, Gandhidham
Sir what is the solution for those who have bad breath is there any permanent solution. Tell me.
May be there chances of calculous deposition at the cervical area of teeth. Go to your dentist. If needed get cleaned your teeth (i.e. Scaling and polishing) follow proper brushing technique (watch utube videos for brushing technique) and understand from your dentist. Most common causes of bad breath is poor oral hygiene which leads to gum disease and tooth decay. If tooth decay present. Get filled. If decay is deep than root canal treatment is the option other causes of bad breath smoking, alcohol habit eating food like garlic onion and spices regularly some medical conditions dry mouth (xerostomia) (GORD) means gastro-oesophageal reflux disease diabetes bronchitis tonsillitis sinusitis. Etc some medicines can also cause bad breath 1st consult your dentist. If needed consult your general practitioner.
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I am 18 years old female. Now I have some temperature increased and my mouth is too bitter.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I am 18 years old female. Now I have some temperature increased and my mouth is too bitter.
•A bitter taste may result from dehydration, glossitis, a dry mouth, allergies, salivary glands infections, lack of zinc and vitamin B12, and polyps in the nose. •Others include breathing through the mouth, inflamed upper airways, and autoimmune diseases like Sjogren's syndrome and Bell's palsy. •Some injuries and traumas that cause a bitter taste include head, nerve, mouth and nose injuries, and biting your tongue. •Dental appliances such as braces, any surgery on your ear, nose, teeth or throat, and radiation therapy on your neck or head cause a bitter taste in mouth. •Gargle with water. Brush your teeth, tongue, roof of your mouth, and gums using toothpaste. Rinse your mouth with mouthwash. Drink liquids, chew sugar-free gum or mints, or suck on sour candies. Use plastic utensils if you have bitter taste when eating.
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My daughter has got bad cavity in two teeth, her teeth are breaking and filling can't be done. This is now spreading to oher teeth also. Her age is just 3 years only is this happening because of some calcium issue or some other reason. Daughter does two time brush too. Pls suggest what to do? Even dentist said nothing can we done in these teeth? Milk teeth suppose to stay till the age of 7 years.

My daughter has got bad cavity in two teeth, her teeth are breaking and filling can't be done. This is now spreading ...
You better go to a pedodontist. He can help you kid a lot. According to your conversation I feel like it's early childhood caries or nurshing bottles caries. And ya it's possible to do a treatment for you kid. Don't ned to get panicked. Your kid wil be obviously k.
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