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Dr. Shalaka Phatak

BDS

Dentist, Mumbai

10 Years Experience
Dr. Shalaka Phatak BDS Dentist, Mumbai
10 Years Experience
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Dr. Shalaka Phatak is a popular Dentist in Mumbai, Mumbai. She has been a practicing Dentist for 10 years. She is a qualified BDS . You can meet Dr. Shalaka Phatak personally at Pearly Whites Dental Care in Mumbai, Mumbai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Shalaka Phatak on Lybrate.com.

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BDS - MGV Dental College and Hospital (nashik), - 2007
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Indian Dental Association

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I have pain in my teeth regularly and I have remove My two teeth recently so I this case I have problem for eating food pls give me a best solution.

BDS
Dentist, Mohali
I have pain in my teeth regularly and I have remove My two teeth recently so I this case I have problem for eating fo...
After tooth removal: 1. Take out the cotton dressing after half an hour after tooth removal. 2. Be on cold liquid diet for 2 days. 3. Don't spit vigorously on the day of removal. 4. On the day of removal don't rinse your mouth with water or any liquid. 5. Don't eat anything from the side of tooth removal for 2-3 days. 6. Day after removal rinse your mouth with saline (salt) water. You do this thrice a day for 1 week. This will keep food particles out of socket and enhance healing. 7. Don't touch the wound with fingers or even tongue which contaminates it and will take longer to heal. 8. You can have 1 capsule of b complex with vitamin c for better nutrition that favors healing. Th; anks.
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I have cavity problem in my teeth please suggest me to prevent from cavity and keep safe my teeth.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
Kindly consult a dentist in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations to decide upon treatment. You may need cleaning and artificial enamel filling or root canal treatment. 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. 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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I have a gap between my two teeth in front at upper jaw which looks not good. Please suggest me a way to fill the gap.

BDS
Dentist, Bangalore
I have a gap between my two teeth in front at upper jaw which looks not good. Please suggest me a way to fill the gap.
Gap between teeth can be filled with restorative material like composite, or else veneering on teeth .. visit to a dentist for examination and proper treatment options. .
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BDS, Certified Endodontist, Certified Implantologist
Dentist, Siliguri
You can exercise for healthier gums as well. Gently bite down so as to make sure that your teeth make a clinking sound when they meet. Repeat this 30 to 40 times continously. This exercise will stimulate the flow of blood and will keep your gums healthy.
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Is there anyway to straighten teeth without braces? I am 21 years of ages with uneven front teeth

BDS, MDS Prosthodontics
Dentist, Mumbai
In certain cases it may possible to treat crowding with laminates that is without braces. It needs clinical evaluation. Also now we have options of invisible braces.
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Wisdom teeth is coming in my lower jaw from 2 days it's very painful. That's why I'm suffering from ear, throat and head ache. I can't eat and talk. My mouth become large what should I do?

BDS
Dentist, Rewari
Wisdom teeth is coming in my lower jaw from 2 days it's very painful. That's why I'm suffering from ear, throat and h...
Do warm water gargles, avoid anything cold. Get X-ray done to check if the wisdom tooth is erupting normally. A small surgery to remove flap over tooth may be require if tooth erupting in normal position. If tooth is impacted surgical extraction may be required.
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If I won't eat anything. The mouth is filling with bad smell. How could I reduce it.

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
If I won't eat anything. The mouth is filling with bad smell. How could I reduce it.
use a mouth wash like chlohex plus rinse two times for one month... the bad smell might reduce or at times the cause of bad breath is gastric roblems as well i hope you dont have them.. if yes then kindly consult a physician for that..
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, I have bad breath problems. Come out to my mouth. I can brush twice a day "but I have problem of bad breath" what is reason I don't know,

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
, I have bad breath problems. Come out to my mouth. I can brush twice a day "but I have problem of bad breath" what i...
Get scaling polishing done by a dentist than brush twice daily especially at night use betadine mouth wash drink plenty of water.
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BDS
Dentist, Lucknow
Get your oral cavity checked by the proffesional once in a year.
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I am 18 years old male. I am suffering from yellow teeth since last 1 year. I brush my teeth everyday. What I should do for white teeth? thank you:)

BDS
Dentist, Thane
Hello , treatment plan to make your teeth white goes as follows: visit the dentist, who will first do clean up of your teeth this will remove all the extrinsic stains and deposits present on the teeth & reveal the original colour of your teeth. After that if you want more brighter teeth you can undergo teeth whitening or bleaching treatment for further enhancement of shade. Your dentist will be best judge to decide whether home bleaching or in office bleaching will provide you with the desired results. You can try some commercially available whitening toothpastes after bleaching to maintain the effect for bit longer time. Whitening toothpastes can also be used without bleaching treatment for very minor yellowish discolouration but cannot give you satisfactory results in more complex situations.
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I have solid puss like stuff hidden behind the sides of my mouth. What's the solution to avoid this?

oral implantology, BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
I have solid puss like stuff hidden behind the sides of my mouth. What's the solution to avoid this?
There might be wisdom teeth causing this. consult with your dentist for OPG X ray and thorough check up. Start rinsing with warm salt water twice a day and brushing regularly
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She is 2.5 years old, she has a cavities in her teeth, wat we do, we are very scared, is there any treatment for the same.

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
She is 2.5 years old, she has a cavities in her teeth, wat we do, we are very scared, is there any treatment for the ...
Teach the baby to clean teeth and use of brush .clean her teeth before making her sleep and consult dental surgeon for applying protective varnish .coating on teeth.
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All About Hyperdontia

MDS Prosthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
All About Hyperdontia

Hyperdontia is a peculiar and quite rare dental problem which involves the growth of excess number of teeth. It can appear during birth and last till the primary teeth fall out to be replaced by the permanent set of teeth, or appear with the rise of the permanent teeth. If a person shows a tendency to grow more than 20 temporary teeth or more than 32 permanent teeth, he or she suffers from hyperdontia. 

Where do the additional teeth occur?
The additional teeth or supernumerary teeth can appear anywhere inside the mouth or dental arch, but the most common ones are called wisdom teeth and they grow as anterior molars after a certain age. Extra teeth in new born infants are called natal teeth. Occurrence of more than 4-6 supernumerary teeth is rare, although there have been known cases of more than 30 supernumerary teeth. 

Why does hyperdontia occur?
1. Hyperdontia often occurs in association with a few select disorders like cleidocranial dysplasia, Ehler - Danlos syndrome, Gardner syndrome, and cleft lip and palate. 
2. Although the exact cause of hyperdontia has not yet been discovered, some studies have shown that it might be a result of over activity of dental lamina during the phase of tooth development in infancy. 
3. It could also possibly be due to genetic or environmental factors. 

What problems does it pose and how can hyperdontia be corrected?
1. The existence of extra teeth often causes problems in speaking.
2. It may also cause deformation in the mouth region, and impediments in a lot of other functional activities like eating. 
3. In rare cases, the extra tooth/teeth may be agents of tumors or cysts. 
4. Therefore, treatment must be swiftly undertaken so as to remove the extra teeth and prevent rise of further teeth in the same spot. 
5. Sometimes, hyperdontia also leads to overcrowding and misshapen rows of teeth; this can also be corrected with extensive procedures.

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3 years back I had met with an accident then I lost my 2 tooth after consulting dentist they replaced artificial tooth since then there is no problem. Since 10 days the gum beside the artificial tooth is swelled and causing pain when I followed amoxicillin 250 mg and gargling with hot salt water the pain is reducing and the inflammation also reduced. Can you suggest the problem and prevention.

MDS Prosthodontics
Dentist, Delhi
3 years back I had met with an accident then I lost my 2 tooth after consulting dentist they replaced artificial toot...
Is it a removable artificial tooth? if yes then stop wearing it and report to your dentist. In case its fixed teeth then you can not remove the teeth yourself, go to your dentist and ask him to check. And please do not self medicate.
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I have a problem of white ulcers on the walls of mouth and also on tongue .continuously these ulcers suddenly appears and after some time automatically disappears so what problems I have .is there any major problem.

BDS, CDE Endo-Prostho, CDE - Cast Partial & Complete Dentures
Dentist, Pune
I have a problem of white ulcers on the walls of mouth and also on tongue .continuously these ulcers suddenly appears...
Hello, you can apply baking soda on your ulcers, this will help you to relieve them. If it still persists visit a physician get a checkup done. Get your vitamin B levels checked, if required start taking supplements.
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I want to know if there is any permanent solution for filling. As per my experience filling and crown is temporary as it does not last long. So kindly get back to me with the proper solution as I have filling to be done in my teeth. So looking for your concern.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I want to know if there is any permanent solution for filling. As per my experience filling and crown is temporary as...
Hello, You can go for permanent filling with gold; porcelain; silver amalgam or or tooth-colored, plastic, and materials called composite resin fillings. Take care.
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BDS, Certification In Oral Implantology
Dentist, Ghaziabad
The tiny tots must use a toothbrush with a small rounded brush head and soft bristles. It helps in cleaning their milk teeth thoroughly.
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Hello sir im chinmay of age 26 I had too much pain in my teeth and swelling too please hepl me thank you.

BDS, Non-Resident J.R. in Dept. of Orthodontics, Certified oral implantologist, Advanced Aesthetics, Digital Smile Designer
Dentist, Jammu
Hello sir im chinmay of age 26 I had too much pain in my teeth and swelling too please hepl me thank you.
Toothache is mainly due to carious lesion or periodontal problem. First we have to identify the cause then we can start the treatment part. For pain relief, you can take an analgesic. Also start warm saline gargles. If the problem persist, you need to consult a dentist for more specific diagnosis and treatment would be tailored accordingly.
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Tongue cleaning is as important as brushing and flossing

BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
Tongue cleaning is as important as brushing and flossing
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.
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Hi doctor my self anupma rathore I am 22 year old girl and I have yellow teeth problem last 6 months what should I do. Thanks.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hi doctor my self anupma rathore I am 22 year old girl and I have yellow teeth problem last 6 months what should I do...
Hello. When brushing twice a day and flossing doesn't help improve your yellow teeth, it's time to consider other options. Teeth become yellow due to stains – both deep and surface-level – as well as other causes that sometimes aren't under our control. Although coffee and cigarettes leave stains on your teeth over time, thin tooth enamel also makes teeth look yellow. Tooth enamel is the hard, white surface of your teeth, and underneath it is a pale brown substance called dentin. Thick enamel looks white, but thin enamel allows dentin tones to show through, making teeth look yellow from the outside. Enamel naturally wears thin as people age, but acids from foods and drinks such as sour candies, oranges and soda also thin the enamel by eroding its surface. Saliva neutralizes acid and washes it away, but people suffering from dry mouth miss out on this protective effect. Other causes of yellow teeth include antibiotic use or excessive fluoride intake in young children, which can cause yellow-stained adult teeth later. Treatments for certain conditions can also affect tooth color. For example, head and neck radiation and chemotherapy can cause teeth discoloration. In addition, certain infections in pregnant mothers can cause tooth discoloration in the infant by affecting enamel development. Certain medication, mouth rinses can also causes yellow staining. Preventing Yellow Teeth: Avoiding smoking, coffee and soda helps prevent yellow teeth, or you can get into the habit of drinking those darker beverages through a straw. Drink milk or plain water after eating or drinking something acidic to help reduce the acid's eroding effect. Brushing and flossing also help, and avoiding snacks between meals allows your saliva to dilute the acids in your mouth too. Using over-the-counter whitening agents will also helps. Discolorations are generally responsive to bleaching procedures.
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