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Dr. Vaibhav S Mehta

Dentist, Mumbai

Dr. Vaibhav S Mehta Dentist, Mumbai
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White Patches on Teeth - Causes and Management

Certified Implantologist, Aesthetic , BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
White Patches on Teeth - Causes and Management

White patches on teeth are formed due to many reasons. There are many factors contributing to this. The appearance of the white patches is just like tiny white patches or spots randomly here and there on the teeth. They look odd and may give an impression of poor health and hygiene. 

The causes of white patches on the teeth

White patches are formed on the teeth for the following common reasons:

  • If the teeth are ill formed during development and more calcium is released than required during the development stages, then the excess calcium gets deposited on the teeth as the white patches. You may see them as spots which many be light in color or flashy white.
  • Fluorosis is another common factor, which causes the white patches. This occurs in childhood. During the developing years, if the child's teeth get an excess supply of fluorides, then the white patches develop on the teeth.
  • Mineral depletion is another cause for the white patches. This happens mostly for loss of calcium. If calcium is scarce, then the small white spots are developed on teeth, and the problem is referred to as hypocalcification.
  • If you had been wearing braces for years, and didn't take care of teeth around the braces, then also white spots may develop when you take off the braces.

The various ways of treating the white spots
While the damage is done due to hypocalcification in developmental stages or due to excess fluorides in the developing years can't be reversed, but the appearance can definitely be taken care of. The management is done as follows:

  • Tooth bleaching is an option. The bleach brings uniformity in the teeth color and therefore, conceals the discoloration.
  • Air abrasion is another process where tiny crystal particles are blown towards the patches of calcium deposits, and this depletes the calcium. The removal of excess calcium brings a balance in teeth color.
  • If there are dentures or gaps formed in the teeth after removal of calcium deposits, then a filling will be done to add to the portion to bring natural color balance and smoothness.
  • Tooth capping and porcelain veneer can be added or crowned on tooth so that complete concealing is done of the white spots; this is done when in no other way the visible spots can be managed.

Prevention is better than cure and therefore, practicing dental hygiene and oral care is the best way to prevent the problem. Also a periodic dental checkup has to be done in every six months.

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Dental Tips General Category

BDS, Basic Life Support (B.L.S)
Dentist, Pune
Dental Tips General Category

Soft drinks, cordials and fruit juices should be consumed in a limited quantity because they are acidic in nature. Acidic food or drinks often soften the tooth material which leads to the dissolution of minerals into the tooth enamel, resulting in cavities (holes).

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Hello doctor my age 25 year old I am suffering from teeth pain and also I have pain in my mouth.

oral implantology, BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
Hello doctor my age 25 year old I am suffering from teeth pain and also I have pain in my mouth.
Pain in tooth could be due to deep caries. You need to visit a dentist for thorough check up. Go for restorative treatment of the tooth as soon as possible.
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Dear Dr, I am 66 years old and lost 16 tooths, including both upper and lower. I find if I do artificial tooth in use (removal and put in use often, difficulties. Therfore, I want permanent fixations. One Dr. suggested it is simply pasting and another Dr. suggests, drill and fixing methods. Please suggest me good one with economically.

BDS
Dentist, Panchkula
Dear Dr, I am 66 years old and lost 16 tooths, including both upper and lower. I find if I do artificial tooth in use...
In fixed prosthesis, we have options of dental implants in which we drill titanium screw into the bone let it fuse with the bone for 3-4 months and then fix artificial tooth over it. The other option is bridges in which support is taken from the adjoining teeth, their cutting is done and then bridge is cemented on to them like a cap. Definitely implant is expensive than bridges but after assessing the condition of your bone and health of the surrounding structures it can be suggested whats best for you. So consult the dentist and make up your mind for what you are comfortable with in every sense.
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Both the incisor teeth are very small in size, therefore there is a gap in my teeth. Is there any treatment for this.

Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Chennai
Both the incisor teeth are very small in size, therefore there is a gap in my teeth. Is there any treatment for this.
you actually have multiple options, orthodontic closure,composite closure,crowns,and kindly upload your PIC in pm,I will get back with further management
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MDS - Periodontics
Dentist, Thane
While preparing for rct: getting to know from a dentist if consuming an antibiotic medicine is advisable, as it can help in reducing the infection and swelling. 
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MDS Prosthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Chandigarh
MISSING teeth should me replaced by artificial teeth within 2 weeks after extraction, otherwise it can lead to -
. Difficulty in chewing
. Affect the remaining healthy teeth
. Shrink the checks inside
. Difficulty in speech
If not replaced in time it gets difficult to get them in actual function again.
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Sir, I have lot of pain in my tongue which was having cut mark on one side of tongue due to biting. Kindly suggest remidy.

BDS, pg certification in aesthetic dentistry
Dentist, Gurgaon
Dear, apply some anesthetic gel like geex or dologelct or mucopain with tab b complex once daily for atleast 10days. Regards Dr. Nilay bhatia
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My problem is yellowish teeth. So what should I do. please help suggest any toothpaste.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
My problem is yellowish teeth. So what should I do. please help suggest any toothpaste.
Cause of discoloration ? Smoking, coffee, tea, drugs, aging, staining food (wine, blueberry, etc) genetics. We need more investigations with clinical examination to decide upon treatment. You may need deep cleaning along with whitening (bleaching) procedures and / or artificial enamel filling and / or capping. 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. 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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I'm decided to wear braces for teeth but my dentist want to remove two upper teeth and two lower teeth There will be any effect in future Like my teeth may become weak or loose please tell me does it effects me in future.

Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
I'm decided to wear braces for teeth but my dentist want to remove two upper teeth and two lower teeth There will be ...
Hi. Generally there is no side effecct as such but health of gums and bone condition has to be seen before starting the treatment, failing to do so can lead to weekning of gums and teeth in coming future.
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I am 41 years old. My gums in the top jaw holding the teeth are going above forming gap between teeth and gums. What is the reason any deficiency and how to get back it to normal position again.

MFDS RCPS (Glasgow), MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, BDS
Dentist, Delhi
You are probably referring to gingival recession, which usually happens in advancing gum disease (Periodontitis). It may also happen due to excessively vigourous toothbrushing. In any case, get it checked so the reason might be identified and appropriate remedy suggested.
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Very bad smell comes from my mouth everyday. Every time. I need urgent treatment for that.

BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
Very bad smell comes from my mouth everyday.
Every time. I need urgent treatment for that.
Hello Brush twice daily and use mouthwash after brushing every day. Visit a dentist for cleaning and routine checkup in every 6 months. Regards
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I did had root canal and dentist took 3000 for that and now he is again asking 5000 for cap should I proceed For it. Price is not a big deal Is it necessary.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I did had root canal and dentist took 3000 for that and now he is again asking 5000 for cap should I proceed For it. ...
Root canal teeth are also more brittle, and generally rct-treated teeth need a crown after a root canal so the tooth will not break.
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Morning 4 o clock onward in my mouth releasing saliva, how to stop it or control it. please help

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Abi maintain clean mouth and rinse with listerine and you need to consult dental surgeon near your home .
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Chewing tobacco for 10 month. Nd now my mouth is very small nd I can't eat some thing hot. So what shall I do?

MDS
Dentist, Sangli
Chewing tobacco for 10 month. Nd now my mouth is very small nd I can't eat some thing hot. So what shall I do?
This may be oral submucous fibrosis. You need to quit tobacco and related habits. Please visit oral surgeon for treatment.
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I am a 24 year old male and I have a oral problem for last 2 years. What should I do?

Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
U haven't specified what oral problem you have. So it's difficult to answer this. Please visit a dentist and get your problem solved.
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I can't eat spicy food because my mouth has ulcers so what should I do to eat spicy food.

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
Cap bnc one a day local application of metrogyl gel suck on tab bifilac twice daily drink plenty of water take fibrous food.
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Mouth ulcer coming again and again why? Generally single ulcer heal in 8-9 days after that another ulcer comes.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
Mouth ulcer coming again and again why? Generally single ulcer heal in 8-9 days after that another ulcer comes.
If the mouth ulcer is causing a lot of pain, gently rub a small ice cube over the spot or rinse your mouth with ice-cold water. You could also chew on a clove bud (lavang) and direct the juice generated to the area where the ulcer is located. Clove buds are a great ingredient to cure sore throat too. To prevent the ulcerated area from getting infected, make it a point to rinse your mouth with a little salt water. Remember, this won’t make the ulcer disappear, but it can help reduce the pain. Honey is a natural humectant. It helps reduce scarring and hastens the process of new tissue growth. This, along with its anti-microbial effect ensures faster healing of the mouth ulcer. Chew a few leaves of tulsi along with some water about three to four times every day. This will help in getting rid of ulcers faster and also have a preventive action against their recurrence. Applying a little coconut oil directly onto the mouth ulcer or chewing some coconut (fresh or dry) helps reduce pain and inflammation and hence, ulcers heal faster. Mix some sugar to crushed khus-khus seeds and consume this mixture for instant relief from ulcers. You could apply a little ghee directly to the ulcerated area, or drink a glass of buttermilk two or three times every day. Mouth ulcers left untreated generally go away in a week or so; with these home remedies, you can expect faster relief. However, if you notice an ulcer in the mouth that is persistently present although it does not cause you any pain, do not neglect it or try to treat it with home remedies beyond a few days. Make it a point to see a doctor soon because often, a painless mouth ulcer is one of the earliest signs of oral cancer.
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