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Dr. Shabista Farooqui

Dentist, Mumbai

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Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; a......more
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Dr. Shabista Farooqui is a renowned Dentist in Bandra West, Mumbai. You can visit her at Dr.Shabista Farooqui's Smile Dental Clinic in Bandra West, Mumbai. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Shabista Farooqui on Lybrate.com.

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I am splitting blood in my saliva, is that because of my diet problem. Please advise. Thanks.

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
I am splitting blood in my saliva, is that because of my diet problem. Please advise. Thanks.
blood in saliva means some injury in mouth or poor gum health . kindly see dental surgeon for scaling and polishing of teeth . take vitamin c 500-per day
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Dr. Constantly I am getting salty taste in my toungu and also it irritate to take food please Advise

BDS
Dentist, Pune
Smoking is usually associated with the salty tongue. If you are a nonsmoker then check on your water intake on daily basis.
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Why Dental Cleaning and Polishing???

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
Why Dental Cleaning and Polishing???

What are dental cleanings (scale and polish) and why have them?

Dental cleanings involve removing plaque (soft, sticky, bacteria infested film) and tartar (calculus) deposits that have built up on the teeth over time. Your teeth are continually bathed in saliva which contains calcium and other substances which help strengthen and protect the teeth. While this is a good thing, it also means that we tend to get a build-up of calcium deposits on the teeth. This chalky substance will eventually build up over time, like limescale in a pipe or kettle. Usually, it is tooth coloured and can easily be mistaken as part of the teeth, but it also can vary from brown to black in colour.

If the scale or calculus (tartar, as dentists like to call it) is allowed to accumulate on the teeth it will, unfortunately, provide the right conditions for bacteria to thrive next to the gums. The purpose of the cleaning and polishing is basically to leave the surfaces of the teeth clean and smooth so that bacteria are unable to stick to them and you have a better chance of keeping the teeth clean during your regular home care.Also it leaves your teeth feeling lovely and smooth and clean, which is nice when you run your tongue around them. Actually, come to think of it, there's nothing worse than someone you fancy running their tongue around your teeth and finding a piece of spinach or something! Still, if they're hungry

The professional cleaning of teeth is sometimes referred to as prophylaxis (orprophy for short). It's a Greek word which means 'to prevent beforehand' - in this case, it helps prevent gum disease.

How are dental cleanings done?

The dental hygienist or dentist uses specialized instruments to gently remove these deposits without harming the teeth. The instruments which may be used during your cleaning, and what they feel like, are described below.

Ultrasonic instrument

Commonly used first is an ultrasonic instrument which uses tickling vibrations to knock larger pieces of tartar loose. It also sprays a cooling mist of water while it works to wash away debris and keep the area at a proper temperature. The device typically emits a humming or high pitched whistling sound. This may seem louder than it actually is because the sound may get amplified inside your head, just like when you put an electric toothbrush into your mouth.

The ultrasonic instrument tips are curved and rounded and are always kept in motion around the teeth. They are by no means sharp since their purpose is to knock tartar loose and not to cut into the teeth. It is best to inform the operator if the sensations are too strong or ticklish so that they can adjust the setting appropriately on the device or modify the pressure applied.

With larger deposits that have hardened on, it can take some time to remove these, just like trying to remove baked-on grime on a stove that has been left over a long time. So your cleaning may take longer than future cleanings. Imagine not cleaning a house for six months versus cleaning it every week. The six-month job is going to take longer than doing smaller weekly jobs.

Fine hand tools

Once the larger pieces of tartar are gone, the dental worker will switch to finer hand tools (called scalers and curettes in dental-speak) to remove smaller deposits and smoothen the tooth surfaces. These tools are curved and shaped to match the curves of the teeth. They allow smaller tartar deposits to be removed bycarefully scraping them off with a gentle to moderate amount of pressure. Just like taking a scrubbing brush to a soiled pot, the dental worker has to get the areas clean and smooth.

Polishing

Once all the surfaces are smooth, the dental worker may polish your teeth. Polishing is done using a slow speed handpiece with a soft rubber cup that spins on the end. Prophylaxis (short for prophy) paste - a special gritty toothpaste-like material - is scooped up like ice cream into the cup and spun around on the teeth to make them shiny smooth.

Fluoride


Your dentist may also apply fluoride. This is the final, and my favorite part of the dental cleaning! Fluoride comes in many different flavours such as chocolate, mint, strawberry, cherry, watermelon, pina colada and can be mixed and matched just like ice cream at a parlour for a great taste sensation! Make no mistake though, this in-office fluoride treatment is meant for topical use only on the surfaces of the teeth and swallowing excessive amounts can give a person a tummy ache as it is not meant to be ingested.

Fluoride foam or gel is then placed into small, flexible foam trays and placed over the teeth for 30 seconds. Afterwards, the patient is directed to spit as much out as possible into a saliva ejector. The fluoride helps to strengthen the teeth since the acids from bacteria in dental tartar and plaque will have weakened the surfaces. It is best not to eat, drink or rinse for 30 minutes after the fluoride has been applied.

Is it going to be painful?

Most people find that cleanings are painless, and find the sensations described above - tickling vibrations, the cooling mist of water, and the feeling of pressure during 'scraping' - do not cause discomfort. A lot of people even report that they enjoy cleanings and the lovely smooth feel of their teeth afterwards! There may be odd zingy sensations, but many people don't mind as they only last a nanosecond.

Be sure to let your dentist/hygienist know if you find things are getting too uncomfortable for your liking. They can recommend various options to make the cleaning more enjoyable.

Painful cleaning experiences can be caused by a number of things: a rough dentist or hygienist, exposed dentine (not dangerous, but can make cleanings unpleasant), or sore gum tissues.

In case you may have had painful cleaning experiences in the past, switching to a gentle hygienist/dentist and perhaps a spot of nitrous oxide can often make all the difference. You could also choose to be numbed. If you find the scaling a bit uncomfortable because the gum tissues (rather than the teeth themselves) are sensitive, topical numbing gels can be used.

 

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My teeth are gradually turning into yellow colour, my friend suggested me to undergo bleaching treatment What is bleaching, is it safe and how much it costs around.

BDS
Dentist, Bangalore
My teeth are gradually turning into yellow colour, my friend suggested me to undergo bleaching treatment
What is blea...
Bleaching is fine , but can't assure it for permanent whitening... And for few day u will have sensitive tooth .. Better go for scaling and polished
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I got my lips swallowed every time. I use omnacortil 40 aciloc 150 and dapsone 100. Will it work for me. Please tell.

PGFCP, PGDEMS, Bachelor Of Ayurvedic Medicine And Surgery
Ayurveda, Satara
I got my lips swallowed every time. I use omnacortil 40 aciloc 150 and dapsone 100. Will it work for me. Please tell.
Hi lybrate user. These medicines gives you temperory relief. For complete cure you have to take either ayurveda or homeopathy treatment thanks.
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I am 22years old and my new teeth is coming it is very painful from the last 4 days and not able to have food.

BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
I am 22years old and my new teeth is coming it is very painful from the last 4 days and not able to have food.
Hello, wisdom teeth is erupting for you, usually erupts between 18yrs-60yrs, while erupting, you feel pain as this teeth does not have space to erupt, it will try to tear the gingiva and erupt, causing infection and leading to pain. Pain makes difficulty in eating and chewing and opening of the mouth. For instant relief gargle with warm water with a pinch of salt in to it, daily thricehave soft diet, visit dentist immedately, for furrther oral diagnosis.
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BDS, PGDFO
Dentist, Gadchiroli
Kind of toothbrush to be used by adults: we recommend a brush with soft bristles which helps in removing the plaque and debris thoroughly from the mouth.

How do I keep my teeth white all the time, I'm using partial denture, what should I do?

Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Chennai
How do I keep my  teeth white all the time, I'm using  partial  denture, what  should I do?
Keep changing your partial denture once a year, or go for fixed ones, and visiting dentist every six months once is recommended.
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My teeth is not strength what should I prefer because when I brush it blood from my teeth.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
My teeth is not strength what should I prefer because when I brush it blood from my teeth.
You may take vitamin C supplements, Use Homoeopathic toothpaste Heklalava By wheezal And massage your gums with Turmeric and salt twice daily.. For further treatment you may consult me through lybrate..
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Want to make smile teeth and remove completely yellowish and it should be turned into whitening how?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
Want to make smile teeth and remove completely yellowish and it should be turned into whitening how?
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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