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Dr. Shefaly

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My experience is coupled with genuine concern for my patients. All of my staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well....more
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Dr. Shefaly is an experienced Dentist in Vikhroli East, Mumbai. She is currently associated with Mayur Dental Care in Vikhroli East, Mumbai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Shefaly and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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Helpful Tips for Dental Braces

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
Helpful Tips for Dental Braces

Getting braces is the best thing you can do for your teeth. Yes, the process is painful. And maintenance of braces can get too much, but it is not undoable!

When you have braces on teeth, those teeth need extra attention to protect them from decay, staining and gum disease. You should also take precautions to avoid damaging the braces. For example, activities to avoid include eating chewy or sticky sweets, eating hard or crunchy foods, biting your lip, breathing excessively through your mouth and pushing your tongue against your teeth,

So if you got braces for the first time, here are some helpful tips you can swear by. Read on.

  1. Listen to your orthodontist: This is kind of obvious, but seriously, listen to what your orthodontists says. You may wonder if you really need to do this or that, but not paying attention to your doctor’s advice can actually prolong your treatment, and extend the time you need to keep your braces on.

  2. Brush every time you eat: Although brushing twice a day is the standard oral care recommendation, when you wear braces, you should brush after every time you eat — even after that mid-afternoon vending machine snack or some late-night munchies. That's because food particles easily become trapped in the braces, and the longer those particles stay trapped, the greater risk you have of developing dental problems. Use a soft toothbrush with round bristles, or an electric toothbrush if you prefer.

  3. Rubber Bands: If you have been asked to use rubber bands, it is always recommended to carry rubber bands with you all the time, so if one breaks it can be replaced promptly. Rubber bands wear down and lose their elasticity, so they should be replaced often, definitely after every meal. Wearing the rubber bands all the time will keep the treatment progressing at an optimum pace.

  4. Use your back teeth to chew: Don’t bite into that burger with your front teeth like you are accustomed to doing. This actually gets the food to stick on to your braces. So eat food that you can cut into bite size pieces and chew easily with your back teeth.

  5. Drink plenty of water: Skip that soda, which will only erode your teeth, and drink water after meals. This not only keeps you healthy, but with water, you can swish it around your mouth to rinse out any big chunks of food.

  6. Stay away from crunchy food: Crunchy foods are dangerous, not only do they get stuck in your braces, they also can get quite painful to remove. Plus, crunchy foods can be bad news for the shiny braces you just got for yourself.

  7. Speak up: If during an appointment you have any query, no matter how silly, ask your orthodontist. Your doctor is there to help and guide you, so don’t shy away from asking questions and discussing your problems. Or if some part of the brace is hurting mildly, get it checked at once. Air your troubles, that is what your doctor is here for.

After The Braces Are Off-

Whitening products, including whitening toothpaste and mouthwash, should not be used until after braces are removed. After braces come off, some discoloration of the teeth will likely be present, so this is a good time for a child to use whitening strips.

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I am 15 years old . I take good oral hygiene very well but after that also my mouth stinks.

PGPPH, BDS, Certified Implantologist
Dentist, Hyderabad
Sometimes halitosis or bad breath is not due to oral hygiene. There are several other reasons so need to be clinically correlated. Respiratory tract infections? sore throat, swollen lymph nodes (" swollen glands") in the neck, fever, stuffy nose, a greenish or yellowish nasal discharge, a mucus-producing cough external agents? cigarette stains on fingers and teeth, a uniform yellow" coffee stain" on teeth dry mouth? difficulty swallowing dry foods, difficulty speaking for a prolonged period because of mouth dryness, a burning sensation in the mouth, an unusually high number of dental caries, dry eyes (in sjgren's syndrome) systemic (bodywide) illnesses? symptoms of diabetes, lung disease, kidney failure or liver disease.
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Hi doctor's, I am very worried about ulcers in my mouth. It's very frequent for me. Don't know what to do. Can't even eat food and sometimes can't even speak also. It's very painful. please advise.

MD
General Physician, Mohali
Dear lybrate-user. Its a complex interplay of stress, immunity & viruses (sometimes). There are no great therapies which could permanently cure. However a thorough assessment of health with physical examination by your doctor to rule out things like vit B deficiency, Vit D deficiency, your immune status, Oral hygiene status etc. May help in solving your problem. Take care.
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I am 28 years old. I underwent Tongue tie release surgery 3 days ago. It has not recovered yet. I still have pain when I move my tongue. Pain is at the place where the surgery was performed (lower art of tongue). How long does it take to recover fully? I am also getting mild fever because of pain I guess. Please suggest.

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
Not to worry it takes about five to seven days to fully recover you may rinse with warm salt water n use a mouth wash after every intake.
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BDS
Dentist, Thanjavur
Always wear a full-face helmet or a mouthguard while playing sports. It will protect your mouth from any unnecessary injury.

What is the cost for Root Canal Treatment, for one tooth? Multiple teeth ?Duration of treatment? How many sittings are required?

Bachelor of Dental Surgery
Dentist, Allahabad
What is the cost for Root Canal Treatment, for one tooth? Multiple teeth ?Duration of treatment? How many sittings ar...
Dear Lybrate user, caste of root canal treatment is variable. It depend on various condition. It varies from 1500/- to 3000/-. Single setining rct completed in one seating and multiple seating rct completed in 5 to 6 visits.
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I am 49 yrs old I am suffering for two yrs. Red and white painful patches in mouth and both side of tongue so please advise the medicine. (i eating tobacco but stopped of six months)

BDS, Non-Resident J.R. in Dept. of Orthodontics, Certified oral implantologist, Advanced Aesthetics, Digital Smile Designer
Dentist, Jammu
These might be precancerous lesions seen in patients eating tobacco. Dont worry consult anearby dentist for complete solution.
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Doctor I am suffering from dental problems i.e bleeding from teeth when I ate any hard foods. Is this problem scarvi. So,Doctor tell me how can I feel better condition from now.

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
Doctor I am suffering from dental problems i.e bleeding from teeth when I ate any hard foods. Is this problem scarvi....
You can use chlohex plus mouthwash rinse two times daily for 15 days .or else kindly get a check up done at dentist for any tartar /deposit if any kindly get it cleaned by dentist .and can chew on limcee tablet once a day for 15 days.
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I hv SME prblm about my teeth itz a yellow colour when I brush hardly my teeth are no recovery to that colour so what will I do.

BDS
Dentist, Bangalore
I hv SME prblm about my teeth itz a yellow colour when I brush hardly my teeth are no recovery to that colour so what...
Here is home remedy for brighter teeth--- mix several teaspoons of baking soda with enough fresh lemon juice (or water) to make a paste. Wipe your teeth and any extra saliva off of them with a paper towel. Put a good amount of paste onto your toothbrush and apply. Leave the paste on for 1 minute, then rinse, so as to avoid the acid effecting enamel. If you are using just water you can leave it on for up to 3 minutes. For faster result you can go for teeth bleaching from dentist.
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