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Dr. S.M. Jhaveri

Dentist, Mumbai

Dr. S.M. Jhaveri Dentist, Mumbai
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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
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Dr. S.M. Jhaveri is an experienced Dentist in Mumbai, Mumbai. He is currently associated with Bombay Hospital & Medical Research Centre in Mumbai, Mumbai. Book an appointment online with Dr. S.M. Jhaveri on Lybrate.com.

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White Patches on Teeth - Causes and Management

Certified Implantologist, Aesthetic , BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
White Patches on Teeth - Causes and Management

White patches on teeth are formed due to many reasons. There are many factors contributing to this. The appearance of the white patches is just like tiny white patches or spots randomly here and there on the teeth. They look odd and may give an impression of poor health and hygiene. 

The causes of white patches on the teeth

White patches are formed on the teeth for the following common reasons:

  • If the teeth are ill formed during development and more calcium is released than required during the development stages, then the excess calcium gets deposited on the teeth as the white patches. You may see them as spots which many be light in color or flashy white.
  • Fluorosis is another common factor, which causes the white patches. This occurs in childhood. During the developing years, if the child's teeth get an excess supply of fluorides, then the white patches develop on the teeth.
  • Mineral depletion is another cause for the white patches. This happens mostly for loss of calcium. If calcium is scarce, then the small white spots are developed on teeth, and the problem is referred to as hypocalcification.
  • If you had been wearing braces for years, and didn't take care of teeth around the braces, then also white spots may develop when you take off the braces.

The various ways of treating the white spots
While the damage is done due to hypocalcification in developmental stages or due to excess fluorides in the developing years can't be reversed, but the appearance can definitely be taken care of. The management is done as follows:

  • Tooth bleaching is an option. The bleach brings uniformity in the teeth color and therefore, conceals the discoloration.
  • Air abrasion is another process where tiny crystal particles are blown towards the patches of calcium deposits, and this depletes the calcium. The removal of excess calcium brings a balance in teeth color.
  • If there are dentures or gaps formed in the teeth after removal of calcium deposits, then a filling will be done to add to the portion to bring natural color balance and smoothness.
  • Tooth capping and porcelain veneer can be added or crowned on tooth so that complete concealing is done of the white spots; this is done when in no other way the visible spots can be managed.

Prevention is better than cure and therefore, practicing dental hygiene and oral care is the best way to prevent the problem. Also a periodic dental checkup has to be done in every six months.

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I am 44 years old women. Due to cavity in my molar teeth, I got removed and replaced it by artificial cap. In due course of time, it started paining and gum bleeding while brushing. Would you please help me out.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I am 44 years old women. Due to cavity in my molar teeth, I got removed and replaced it by artificial cap. In due cou...
Homoeopathic medicine MERC SOL 30 ( Dr Reckeweg) Drink 5 drops today night and forget this medicine PLANTAGO Q/HAMMEMELIS Q ( Dr Reckeweg) Mix both these medicines and take 10 drops in 20 ml fresh water 3 times daily for 2-3 months HEKLA LAVA TOOTH POWDER ( WHEEZAL ) Scrub teeth daily night before sleep NOTE-Use brush with soft bristles and use it upside down while brushing teeth.
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BDS, Diploma in Hospital Administration, Diploma in Pharmacy
Dentist, Delhi
What is Dental Malpractice?
Dental Malpractice occurs when the treatment provided by dental health care professionals falls below the acceptable standard of care causing serious personal injuries. such type of malpractice are:
Failure to inform the patient of all available treatment options and the associated risks and benefits related to each
Failure to refer to a specialist
Negligence in failing to properly diagnose oral cancer or periodontal (gum) disease
Causing nerve damage by improperly placing dental implants
Damaging the Lingual nerve or Inferior Alveolar nerve while administering anesthesia or when removing wisdom teeth or molars
Incorrect use of dental anesthesia resulting in complication or even death
Improper procedures which result in injury and damage
Malalignment of teeth or bite malocclusion resulting from substandard dental procedures
Failed dental procedures
Faulty root canals, crowns, implants, veneers, or dental bridges resulting in injury and infections to the jaw, face and gums
Tooth loss due to faulty restorations
Injury to the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) after orthodontic treatment or restorative dentistry procedures
Failure to perform a complete and thorough oral exam
Not properly administering antibiotics prior to a dental surgical procedure
Failing to diagnose or control an infection
Use of faulty materials or products
Medication error
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Hi, my age is 21 and recently I've gone through an accident, nothing serious happened but one of my teeth got damaged too badly but its not at all looking that way if sees from outside. It used to shake a bit at the beginning, very little. But it seems ok now. Can i proceed with that or should i have to consult any dentist for an alternative?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), BDS
Dentist, Patna
Yes. Please consult a dentist and if possible please get a x ray done. This small injuries to teeth can cause bigger problem in the future.
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I have problem of hair fall, dandruff and cavity in teeth and headache and stomach pain so what I do?

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
I have problem of hair fall, dandruff and cavity in teeth and headache and stomach pain so what I do?
For cavity in teeth. Kindly get the depth of cavity checked at the dentist. And accordingly get it filled.
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I am 42 years old while sleeping some liquid come out from mouth and wet the pillow from many years .Some one told the this is the sign of worms .If there are worms in my stomach then please tell What is the medicine for intestinal worms?

BHMS
Homeopath, Chennai
Dear lybrate user in sleep saliva may not form at the back of mouth resulting in normal swallow reflex thus resulting in such condition,certain medications as CNS depressants ,pain killer as orajel may also lead to such condition or may be a result of respiratory tract infections or adenoids thus it needs a proper internal medicinal treatment for cure
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I Have itching problem in mouth While eating milk food. Like chocolate, ice cream, cake etc.

BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
U need to get an allergic test done to the organism that is allergic. Few people r allergic to milk products so that you can get the treatment done.
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Is babies open mouth always an indication of hunger or it just likes to be on the breast always. We are bit sceptical on whether we are feeding her sufficiently?

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
Is babies open mouth always an indication of hunger or it just likes to be on the breast always. We are bit sceptical...
If child is unable to breath with closed mouth will also have open mouth what's the birth wt n now of the child , any allergies, u may send a pic of the child n any other relevant details
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I am a diabetes patient l want medicine for its treatment l am suffering from tooth ache.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I am a diabetes patient l want medicine for its treatment l am suffering from tooth ache.
We need more investigations with clinical examination to decide upon treatment. You may need cleaning, root canal treatment & capping. Until then apply clove oil on the decayed tooth. Rinse frequently with mouth wash.
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I have done my root canal in the teeth in a last year now in that teeth my swelling is come and the pain is going on so I consult to Dr. and it says to me to take it out the 7th and 8th number teeth is there any other way to recovery it.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I have done my root canal in the teeth in a last year now in that teeth my swelling is come and the pain is going on ...
Take your antibiotics as prescribed by your dentist. Relieve pain with anti-inflammatory medication that allows for reduction of inflamed periodontal fibres during your root canal recovery as tooth heals. Give the tooth that has had a root canal started or completed some time to settle down and become more comfortable. Avoid crunchy, hard or tough foods on a recently treated root canal tooth for several days afterward. Staying with softer foods and chewing on the opposite side are helpful suggestions to reduce pain after root canal treatment. Having a crown made for a root canal treated tooth helps to maintain it, keep it intact, functional, and less likely to develop pain from fracturing. The final step of a root canal is often placing a crown.
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Hello, after brushing in the morning my tongue and upper mouth gets dry for at least 5 hours. What should I do?

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
Hello, after brushing in the morning my tongue and upper mouth gets dry for at least 5 hours. What should I do?
Drink lots of water. And if that doesnt help kindly visit the dentist and ask the dentist for gc tooth mousse. Which would have to be applied everyday on your teeth. Everyday before you sleep or any time of the day. It will help in keeping your mouth moist.
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I CONSULT DIENTIST MY 6 TOOTH R MISSING BY BIRTH SO MY QUESTION IS WHAT WILL BE THE COST OF CLEANING AND FILLING,IMPLANT AND WHAT I DO DENTURE CAP OR IMPLANT ?

BDS, MDS Prosthodontics
Dentist, Mumbai
Cleaning around 500-800 rs, filling around 500-1000 rs. Rest of treatment can be explained after consultation to tell you which is the best treatment for your case.
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I often brush my teeth regularly. But those are always yellowish how can I get out of that problem.

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
I often brush my teeth regularly. But those are always yellowish
how can I get out of that problem.
Please go for scaling and polishing of teeth and brush twice a day with colgate total paste and use listerine mouthwash regularly.
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Simple and effective remedy for dental pain

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Bijapur
Simple and effective remedy for dental pain

The simple and effective remedy for dental pain.

Toothache is also one of the severe pain in the body. Many people suffer from this pain because of the sensitiveness of the teeth. This remedy has only two ingredients which are simply effective. People who have to suffer from route canal or dental carries take 3-4 buds of cloves and make it powder. Later mix with 1 tsp of coconut oil and apply it. Clove has antiseptic, analgesic and antimicrobial activity and coconut oil is best antibiotic action and hence, this remedy works better on dental carries.

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I am using tobacco. My teeth are black and also bad came from my mouth anytime. How to clean my teeth and how to rectify the bad smell from my mouth.

BDS
Dentist, Vadodara
I am using tobacco. My teeth are black and also bad came from my mouth anytime. How to clean my teeth and how to rect...
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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My wife 21 years old having mouth ulcers past few days. Also she lost hr weigth 9 kg in few months.

MDS Prosthodontics
Dentist, Ranchi
Consult a good physician and go for regular blood and urine test. She might have some chronic infection or she might live in over stressed condition.
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I have teeth problem. Whenever I am brushing I am getting blood so what I have to do. Is there any remedy for this.

BDS
Dentist,
I have teeth problem. Whenever I am brushing I am getting blood so what I have to do. Is there any remedy for this.
You have to consult with a dentist a get yoir teeth cleaned. It will remove allthe debris in your teeth and makes your gums healthy.
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I have got severe tooth pain probably due to bacterial infection. Please prescribe the medicine.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I have got severe tooth pain probably due to bacterial infection. Please prescribe the medicine.
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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Sir my age is 20. Aur Mere ek teeth ke kuch parts apne ap hi toot gaye or usme halka sa gadda ho gaya. Muje kya karma chahiye?

BDS
Dentist, Chennai
Sir my age is 20. Aur Mere ek teeth ke kuch parts apne ap hi toot gaye or usme halka sa gadda ho gaya. Muje kya karma...
Chota gadda hai toh filling karenge, bada hai toh filling plus cap, thoda aur bada hoga toh root canal karenge, bahut hi toota hai to nikal denge.
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I am having minor but repeated inflammation inside my mouth below lip area. It gets normal after 2-3 days but again returns at the same point after 2-3 days. Pls help.

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Please visit dental surgeon and get it examined or at home you can apply sensoform gum paint twice a day for three days.
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