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Dr. Sandhya Shetty

Dentist, Mumbai

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Dr. Sandhya Shetty is a trusted Dentist in Mulund West, Mumbai. You can visit her at Dr Sandhya's Total Dental Care in Mulund West, Mumbai. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Sandhya Shetty on Lybrate.com.

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Oral and dental health

BDS, Non-Resident J.R. in Dept. of Orthodontics, Certified oral implantologist, Advanced Aesthetics, Digital Smile Designer
Dentist, Jammu
Oral and dental health

Tongue cleaning is as important as brushing and flossing. Use of a proper tongue scraper every morning will remove tongue plaque and freshen your breath.

I have mouth ulcer since many years, mostly around the tongue and am hardly ever without these painful symptoms. All the ointments only hold the pain down for little time, but never solve the problem. Would an ayurvedic treatment help? And if so where should I go? Thank you

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Faridabad
Take avipattikar churna 1 tsf morning n evening daily before meals....N ...triphala churna 1 tsf...at bed time with luke warm water..do massage 1 hr before bath with coconut oil twice a week...drink 15-20 glasses of liquid daily...apply glycerin or kapur on ulcers...avoid constipation.
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I have white patch in my mouth& I take medicine multivitamin cap. From one year but no result. please suggest me.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I have white patch in my mouth&  I take medicine multivitamin cap. From one year but no result. please suggest me.
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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My teeth are yellow even if I brush daily. I have tried toothpastes but yellowness does not reduce. Please prescribe me some good toothpaste for this problem. Also tell if there is any other remedy for it. Thanks in advance.

oral implantology, BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
My teeth are yellow even if I brush daily. I have tried toothpastes but yellowness does not reduce.
Please prescribe ...
Get your teeth cleaned professionally by scaling and polishing. If you are not satisfied with the results go for bleaching of teeth.
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The Best and Worst Crunchy Foods for Your Teeth

BDS
Dentist, Delhi
The Best and Worst Crunchy Foods for Your Teeth

The mere thought of biting into something crunchy brings a refreshing thought. However, realize that crunchy things are not always good for general health and oral health. While some crunchy foods can be very good for the teeth, others can do a great deal of harm.

Given that crunchy foods are something more popular with kids, they should be taught the good and bad about crunchy foods. That does not mean they are banned from eating any bad crunchy food. There are ways to reduce the effects of eating a bad crunchy food and the children should be taught those early on.

Let us look at the bad crunchy foods first. A packet of chips or crackers may sound extremely exciting for the kid, but they are very damaging to the teeth. Pieces of these stick to the teeth and in-between the teeth, thereby attracting germs and causing decay.

Candies are the next lot. They contain a great amount of sugar that does not leave the mouth after the candy is swallowed. The sugar stays long after the candy is out of the mouth and continues to cause damage.

In both these cases, the child should not be told not to eat. The trick is to teach them that while they can eat these, it should immediately be followed by a brushing session or a thorough rinse if brushing is not possible. Get them into the habit of a thorough rinse after each meal and no crunchy food can produce the same damage.

Good Crunchy Foods: The vegetables and fruits are undoubtedly the best crunchy foods to bite into. Not only are they good for overall health with their rich fiber content and vitamins, they also have a great benefit for the oral health. Any fruit from apple to a pear induces salivary glands and increases the cleansing effect of the saliva. The natural fibers also produce the same effect as does brushing for a couple of minutes. The teeth surfaces are freed of plaque and bacteria, thereby reducing the chances of tooth decay. Carrots and celery also contain vitamin A, which is good for healthy tooth structure. They also are rich in water and provide good amount of water for the body. Another good crunchy food is popcorn, which not just is light on the stomach, but also has a good amount of fiber.

The next time you need something crunchy to bite on, take a decision. What you might munch into can have a lot of effect both on your overall health and your teeth. Also, watch your children and teach them how to nullify the bad effects.

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I am 72 years old male and have gone through CABS and mitral valve repair about 3 yrs. Back I have to extract my broken wisdom tooth Pl let me know what precautions should I take. I am on following drugs atorfit10 clopidogrel and atorvastatin, amlog and seloken75. Mg please let me know what precautions should I take before and after the surgery.

BDS
Dentist, Kolar
Consult your cardiologist who'll give detailed instructions regarding stopping n restarting of your certain daily medicines before n after surgery. Additionally you'll b given antibiotics too. However oral prophylaxis is mandatory before you undergo cardiac surgeries. Take cardiologist written consent before you visit dentist for any dental procedures. Regards.
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Certification in Full Mouth Rehabilitation, Post-Graduate Certificate in Oral Implantology (PGCOI), M.Sc - Master of Oral Implantology (MOI), Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Rajkot
Avoid using your teeth other than chewing food.If you use them to crack nuts,remove bottle tops ,or opening packaging,you are risking your teeth for chiping or breaking...........Dr.rashmi jasani & Dr anand jasani.............city dental...........rajkot........gujarat.0281 2480155,09428225282
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I am suffering from mouth ulcer lost 15 days I took vitamin B tablet twice In daily please suggest permanent solution.

Dental Clinic
Dentist, Gurgaon
I am suffering from mouth ulcer lost 15 days I took vitamin B tablet twice In daily please suggest permanent solution.
Ulcers usually heal without treatment. However, there are many helpful lifestyle changes you can make to treat canker sores. Brush and floss your teeth regularly to prevent a bacterial infection. Avoid spicy foods to speed up the healing process. Pain can sometimes be severe. You can lessen the discomfort by gargling with mouthwash or salt water. It may feel uncomfortable at first, but it will help reduce pain. Seek medical care if you’re unable to eat or drink or your canker sore hasn’t healed within three weeks.
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I have yellow teeth, I need to clean my teeth and I want white teeth please tell me remedies to cure it?

BDS
Dentist,
I have yellow teeth, I need to clean my teeth and I want white teeth please tell me remedies to cure it?
dear raja... why don't you go to your local dentist and ask him or her to do bleaching of your teeth.. bleaching is a procedure in which chemicals are used to remove stains present on teeth surface..
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Please suggest. Even though I daily brush twice a Day my tooth are in yellow colour.

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
Please suggest. Even though I daily brush twice a Day my tooth are in yellow colour.
There might be tartar / deposit on teeth. Kindly get it checked by dentist and get it cleaned and polished.
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4 Tips to Maintain Healthy Gums

MDS, BDS
Dentist, Delhi
4 Tips to Maintain Healthy Gums

A healthy mouth is the secret to a beautiful smile. To have good oral health, you need to keep your teeth, your tongue, as well as your gums healthy. To keep your gums healthy, you need to brush your teeth, use floss and mouthwash and take care of your gums. If you are able to do all this every day, then dental problems will be a mile away from your mouth. Taking care of your gums is extremely important for your overall oral health. Do not neglect even small problems like slight bleeding when using floss as it shows that your gums aren't totally healthy. Here are a few ways you can maintain your healthy gums:

1. Brushing regularly: You definitely need to brush your teeth regularly to maintain your oral health. Brushing your teeth at least twice daily is the best way to keep your teeth and gums healthy. But you need to know the proper way to brush so that you do not harm your gums. Apply a gentle pressure when you are brushing as, in a case otherwise, you might hurt your gums. Make sure you use a brush, which has soft bristles so that they do not cut into the gums. And while you are brushing, brush for at least two minutes as it takes a bit of time to kill the bacteria in your mouth.

2. Floss every day: Flossing everyday might seem a bit tedious, but it is extremely important for you to floss your teeth every day. It removes the plaque between your teeth before it can turn to tartar. Tartar and plaque attract the bacteria which later on harm the gums.

3. Regular use of mouthwash: Wash your mouth with mouthwash regularly. Not only will it help to keep your breath fresh, but it also helps to kill the bacteria in your mouth. There are a number of mouthwashes in the market manufactured only to do that.

4. Use sugarless gum to chew: If you chew a sugarless gum for about 20 minutes after you have eaten a meal, you will be able to clean your mouth as well as keep your breath fresh. But only do this if you cannot brush your teeth immediately. This is because if you chew gum regularly, then that might lead to certain jaw problems.

Keep your gums healthy and keep smiling. After all, a smile can melt a stone as well.

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My all teeth have started reacting on sourness when I eat little bit of sourness taste. Can anyone advise ?

MDS Prosthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Chandigarh
Use thermoseal paste and go for complete oral prophylaxis and xray.If pulp is exposed then u might need rct.
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BDS (GOLD MEDALIST)
Dentist, Jamshedpur
Food for healthier teeth

I have gaps between upper teeth :3.5 mm wide. I do not want to go for metal braces to fix that .I think clear braces is better compare. So I want to ask will this gives permanent life time result, its duration and cost.

Bachelor of Dental Surgery
Dentist, Allahabad
I have gaps between upper teeth :3.5 mm wide. I do not want to go for metal braces to fix that .I think clear braces ...
Dear Lybrate user, yes tooth colour braces also gives permanent result for life time. It takes 1.5 to 2 years for complete the treatment.
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BDS
Dentist, Guna
Gingivitis is a mild form of gum disease which occurs because of the inflammation of the gums. It can easily be reversed with daily brushing and flossing and getting dental cleaning done regularly.

I have severe pericoronitis .the swelling won't let me sleep and my neck is stiff .please tell me do I have to get the gums surgically removed? My dentist said it's not that serious and the swelling will go away after antibiotics. But I am scared to eat lots of medicines. Kindly suggest.

BDS, MDS - Oral Medicine and Radiology
Dentist, Faridabad
I have severe pericoronitis .the swelling won't let me sleep and my neck is stiff .please tell me do I have to get th...
Regards Please understand what pericoronitis is before you do anything else. It is a physical problem where food particles and plaque accumulate beneath a small area of gingiva overlying a lower third molar. Because of this, it gets inflamed and swells up. Because of the swelling, it gets chewed upon by corrosponding upper tooth. This causes further damage and further aggravates the inflammation and thus swelling. This become a viscious cycle. Because of some antibiotics, painkillers and anti-inflammatory medications, the current episode might resolve only to cause a another episode because the physical problem has not been corrected. This problem is sort of new to our generation based on evolutionary explanations. Our jaw sizes are reducing while the number and size of teeth remains the same. Thus the third molars are generally partially covered by bone and/ or gingiva from the back. This causes third molar impaction or pericoronitis. I would strongly suggest that you stop beating around the bush and get that third molar extracted given that you are unable to sleep because of the severity of this episode. If not indicated in your particular case, consider laser operculectomy (removal of excessive gingiva covering a third molar by laser to cause minimal swelling). It might seem drastic, but take some time and consider the various episodes of pain and swelling that you will have to face unnecessarily because of a tooth that is not as useful in chewing.
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I notice that my mouth is full of saliva when I woke up daily in the morning. Is it any mouth or teeth problem or natural tendency.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
I notice that my mouth is full of saliva when I woke up daily in the morning. Is it any mouth or teeth problem or nat...
Mostly it is natural tendency... and absence of any other symptom with it like bleeding, bad smell,etc it shoukd not be a problem.
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Hi my friend Rahul is 25-26years old and in his mouth there is gaps in between his teeth. Is there any process to lessen the gap at this age if it is than what is approximate expanses to lessen the gap.

MDS Prosthodontics
Dentist, Delhi
Hi my friend Rahul is 25-26years old and in his mouth there is gaps in between his teeth. Is there any process to les...
It is very much possible but the patient has to checked and a treatment plan chalked out. There are options of composite fillings and crowns /veeners depending on the situation. Please consult a dentist for the same.
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BDS
Dentist, Cuttack
REPLACE YOUR MISSING TEETH TO RESTORE LOST ORO-MOTOR FUNCTION
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