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Dr. Santosh Nayak


Dentist, Mumbai

7 Years Experience  ·  200 at clinic
Dr. Santosh Nayak BDS, PCAD (USA) Dentist, Mumbai
7 Years Experience  ·  200 at clinic
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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. Santosh Nayak is a trusted Dentist in Mumbai, Mumbai. He has helped numerous patients in his 7 years of experience as a Dentist. He studied and completed BDS, PCAD (USA) . He is currently practising at Happy Tooth Dental Care Clinic in Mumbai, Mumbai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Santosh Nayak on has an excellent community of Dentists in India. You will find Dentists with more than 29 years of experience on You can find Dentists online in Mumbai and from across India. View the profile of medical specialists and their reviews from other patients to make an informed decision.


BDS - Yerala Medical Trust Research Centres Dental College Hospital, - 2010
PCAD (USA) - New York University College of Dentistry, - 2013
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I have a cavity problem and I fear for injection so what I can do to keep my teeth healthy please help.

MDS Prosthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
Not all teeth restoration require injection. There are multiple ways to treat cavities with minimal or no pain. Once the teeth has been treated, you can maintain by brushing twice, taking proper diet less in sugars, avoiding sticky foods and visiting the dentist every six months for a regular check up.
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Hello doctor I am a studentand i am 18 years old Actually i have little unorganised front row teeth and i want them to be little inside.What can be done?

Dentist, Delhi
Though without clinical observation its difficult to tell.Orthodontic treatment can be an option.Else reshaping with laminates can also be planned.
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I am experiencing gum bleeding problem since a week. I have changed 2 toothbrushes but still having the same problem. Currently using colgate sensitive toothbrush which I found of no use. Kindly suggest me a remedy & a good toothbrush. Thank you.

Dentist, Ahmedabad
If you are having bleeding gums it's most likely you have swelling in your gums and it's primarily when one has calculus / tartar deposits in gums. To cure it you need professional cleaning of teeth by a dentist
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Oil Pulling - Miracle or Fad?

Dentist, Mumbai
Oil Pulling - Miracle or Fad?

After multiple patients have asked us about the authenticity of oil pulling as a technique, here's what we have to say:

There is no denying all of us wait for a miracle cure to that terrible disease called dental decay. Much of a dentists or a dental hygienists time goes into answering the question,

why do cavities happen? or how do I prevent cavities?

While people usually assume the answer is brushing and flossing there are some lesser known ancient techniques and some ultramodern gadgets that have contributed to our arsenal of options to keep your mouth healthy.

Oil pulling being one of them has been in the limelight of late.

What is oil pulling?

This oral therapy is a type of ayurvedic medicine that dates back 3, 000 years. It involves swishing approximately 1 tablespoon of oil typically coconut, sesame, or sunflower oil in semisolid form (as shown in the pic) in your mouth for about 20 minutes and then spitting it out.

Start with just 5 minutes a day. Twenty minutes of swishing is a long time, and while the longer you pull, the more bacteria you'll remove, 5 or 10 minutes will still offer some benefit.

A gentle swishing, pushing, and sucking the oil through the teeth is all that's required

Don't swallow. if you find it hard not to, you likely have too much oil in your mouth, spit it out and try again with a smaller amount. just discard the used oil into the nearest cup or trash can.

Why oil pulling? how does it work?

Recent studies show that oil pulling helps against gingivitis, plaque, and microorganisms that cause bad breath.

How? most microorganisms inhabiting the mouth consist of a single cell, cells are covered with a lipid, or fatty, membrane, which is the cell's skin. When these cells come into contact with oil, a fat, they naturally adhere to each other.

Which oil?

Use coconut oil. While you can get the same bacteria-fighting benefits with sesame or sunflower oil, coconut oil has the added benefit of lauric acid, which is well-known for its anti-microbial agents. Also, a recent study found that coconut oil may help prevent tooth decay.

coconut and sunflower oil aren't the only oils with dental health benefits. For irritated, inflamed gums, rub a little vitamin e oil directly on the surface. It's rich in antioxidants, easily absorbed, and helps regenerate healthy gum tissue.

Additional benefits

Reducing decay
Whitening teeth by keeping clean and smooth surfaces that do not lodge food.
Eliminates bad breath
Preventing gum infections caused by harmful bacteria in the mouth

Expert tip

It doesn't reverse the effects of tooth decay, but it's a great supplemental therapy to reduce the bacterial count in the mouth thereby decreasing the likelihood of decay and other dental and systemic diseases.

The only disclaimer we would want to put in is

Do not ingest or swallow the oil in all your enthusiasm and,
Don't skip brushing and flossing. Oil pulling should never replace routine dental visits and traditional home oral care.

While oil pulling can't change your life or make you never need to go to a dentist again -try it for yourself, if it reduces your chances of decay and maybe even helps you ace your next dental visit with no new cavities.

We say thumbs up! pull away!

Please try this safe and natural practice and let us know how you find it in the comments section.

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Munching foods like apples, pears, carrots or celery after brushing

Dentist, Nashik
Munching foods like apples, pears, carrots or celery after brushing
Munching foods like apples, pears, carrots or celery after brushing can help in preventing discoloration as they trigger tooth-bathing saliva which helps in keeping the teeth whiter.
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Dentist, Mumbai
Brushing teeth with flouridated paste and also cleaning your tongue is an important part of oral hygiene.
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I am having pain on the left side of my mouth. Local doctors say that my gums have become very weak and my teeth are not properly gripped. I am a diabetic person. Please advise how to get rid of the problem. I am 62 years old and don't have any tooth decay.

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
u might be having vitamin c and d deficiency..what are ur current sugar levels?? take tablet a-to-z twice daily with meals
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I have constipation problem and bcz of that I m suffering from mouth ulcer so kindly give me solutions of this thing.

Homeopath, Delhi
Hello, you can take homoeopathic medicine Nux Vom 30 ( 4 drops in little water) thrice a day for a week and update. Drink lot of water Include fruits, raw vegetables and fresh vegetable juices in your diet.
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Happy Oral Hygiene Day.

Dentist, Mumbai
Happy Oral Hygiene Day.
Happy oral hygiene day. Good oral hygiene is must for healthy teeth, healthy gums, healthy smile and healthy you.

For the past few months I have swelling inside my mouth in lower jaw and swelling in my face near to jaw and blood and pus is squeezing.

Dentist, Nizamabad
Hello You r already being too late. So consult a dental surgeon near by. N get the treatment done be happy.
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How to maintain our teeth about cleanses and healthy teeth it's very hard to maintain it.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
You have to brush teeth after every feed and wash with clean water and if ther is dark patches you have to get scaling done by a dentist.
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I have a dental problem. My teeth are not straight. What can do to straight my teeth?

Dentist, Kolkata
Diagnosis is needed first to find out the proper cause of the situation. Then after analysis of your age and other medical conditions-- proper treatment can be suggested. There is too many ways to solve the malaligned teeth. So kindly consult with a cosmetic dentist first.
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Hello, doctor I got a wound inside my mouth and it' s paining heavily. And I got white colour wound inside mouth I have attached pics please help.

BDS, Non-Resident J.R. in Dept. of Orthodontics, Certified oral implantologist, Advanced Aesthetics, Digital Smile Designer
Dentist, Jammu
You can apply ulci-heal in the wound and start mouth wash rinses, sorry but the pics are not visible
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Am suffering with sulfur granule discharge from mouth during early morning mouthwash since a month. I heard it is due to actinomycetes. The granule count is 2 to 3. Wat should I do?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
In most cases of actinomycosis, antimicrobial therapy is the only treatment required, although surgery can be adjunctive in selected cases. Penicillin G is the drug of choice for treating infections caused by actinomycetes.
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Hi Excess floride problem in teeth what is the solution for whitening teeth.Please help

Dentist, Hoshiarpur
Fluorsis occur during formation of teeth. It is the internal problem of teeth. It can be cured either by veneers or by light cure fillings.
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I'm having pulpitides on my two wisdom teeth. Now I'm taking antibiotics for three days. And I'm going to get my teeth removed 3 days later. The problem is that my heart rates keep accelerated, and I have some headaches too. Looks like my infections are not 100% under control. Q1, Can I still go for teeth extraction 3 days later? Or can I still wait for 3 days? Q2, What should I do to minimize any complication during and after the surgery? Thanks a billion.

BDS, CDE Endo-Prostho, CDE - Cast Partial & Complete Dentures
Dentist, Pune
Hello, it is a systemic problem. You need to consult a physician, and get your blood pressure and cardiac levels checked. Under the physician's recommendation, you can get your tooth removed or not.
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Certification In Smile Makeover, BDS
Taking a large number of medications often leads to a dry mouth. Increase your fluid intake or ask your dentist about an artifical saliva product or chew sugarless gum after a meal to keep your mouth moist.
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BDS, Basic Life Support (B.L.S)
Dentist, Pune
One of the milder gum diseases, gingivitis is caused by the inflammation of the gums. By brushing and flossing daily, along with getting dental cleaning done regularly, it can be easily reversed.

My daughter aged 7 years is suffering from tooth decay problem in such an early stage. What should I do?

MDS Prosthodontics
Dentist, Howrah
Dear lybrate-user ji, please visit a dentist and try to save it even if it is a milk tooth. You dentist will explain you on the importance of milk tooth.
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I have pain in my teeth for over 4 days and cavity in my teeth and my teeth seems yellow.

Dentist, Gurgaon
The cavity might be deep thats why you have pain. Please get yourself checked by dentist. Accordingly work would be done. And for yellow teeth you can get cleaning and polishing done.
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