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Dr. Vidhya Shankar

BDS

Dentist, Mumbai

9 Years Experience
Dr. Vidhya Shankar BDS Dentist, Mumbai
9 Years Experience
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My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them....more
My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them.
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Dr. Vidhya Shankar is a popular Dentist in Malad East, Mumbai. She has had many happy patients in her 9 years of journey as a Dentist. She studied and completed BDS . You can visit her at Independent Practice in Malad East, Mumbai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Vidhya Shankar on Lybrate.com.

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BDS - Dr. M.G.R Medical University, Chennai - 2008
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Healthy teeth for healthy body

Certified Implantologist, MDS - Orthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Delhi
Healthy teeth for healthy body
Schedule an appointment with your dentist for regular check up to keep your teeth and smile healthy.

I am 23 years old. I have Gum bleeding problem last 2 years. And also I have stomach pain on those time. What should I do.

M.D.S
Dentist, Mumbai
I am 23 years old. I have Gum bleeding problem last 2 years. And also I have stomach pain on those time. What should ...
Hi kindly visit a dentist and get your thorough scaling and polishing done. Also stop brushing vigorously and replace your toothbrush every three months. I hope this helps thank you.
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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).

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

MDS Prosthodontics
Dentist, Howrah
My daughter aged 7 years is suffering from tooth decay problem in such an early stage. What should I do?
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 am 20 years old boy. I have little yellowish teeth. Please suggest some tips for whitening the teeth as naturally as possible.

BDS
Dentist, Bangalore
I am 20 years old boy. I have little yellowish teeth. Please suggest some tips for whitening the teeth as naturally a...
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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BDS
Dentist, Pune
Brush twice a day and rinse with recommended mouthwash before you go to sleep.Visit your dentist after every three months.Keep oral environment healthy.
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I am 25 years old male. I had teeth problem from last 3 years back. So I got treatment (Root canal) while I was in my hometown (bangalore) at one the famous private polyclinic. Few weeks ago again I visited Dentist and she suggested to make root canal again for same teeth.. Even I got treatment (root canal) at saudi ARABIA. My questions are 1. Dr. every couple of years once I should get root canal? 2. I here thatvtreatment of saudi Arabian hospital is not good and it will be make side effects on future! Is this true? 3. What type of bless and tooth paste I should use?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I am 25 years old male. I had teeth problem from last 3 years back. So I got treatment (Root canal) while I was in my...
May need Re-root canal treatment only if the treated tooth is infected or treatment for adjacent teeth which might have been decayed. Otherwise root canal need not to be repeated again and again. It is the permanent solution for decayed tooth. Tooth brush to be changed every 2 months. Changing the toothbrush alone donot keeps your teeth clean. All toothpaste have nearly similar ingredients like Abrasives, Fluorides, Surfactants, Antibacterial agents, Flavourants, Remineralizers, Fluoride, Diethylene glycol, Triclosan etc. Only the wrong brushing technique that we follow harms our teeth and gums. So consult your dentist, learn proper brushing technique, Brush your teeth twice a day, up & down short vertical strokes, with ultra-soft bristles, indicator brush to protect your teeth and gums from plaque and calculus. Floss your teeth inter dentally once a day. Consume a healthy diet rich in vegetables and lean protein. Reduce your intake of sugary foods and beverages. Gargle your mouth thoroughly after every meal. Drink plenty of fluoridated tap water. Drink not consume alcohol drinks. Don’t smoke.
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I have habit of eating pan masala and my teeth are badly red. Is there any remedy without going to a dentist.

BDS (GOLD MEDALIST)
Dentist, Jamshedpur
I have habit of eating pan masala and my teeth are badly red. Is there any remedy without going to a dentist.
There is not any home remedy for this type of staining.You have to go to the dentist bleaching, scaling and polishing done.
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5 Natural Ways to Never Let Your TEETH Turn Yellow!

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
5 Natural Ways to Never Let Your TEETH Turn Yellow!
5 Natural ways to whiten your teeth

Stained or yellow teeth are very common and may persist for a long time despite proper brushing, because of certain habits such as drinking tea, coffee or smoking frequently. The good thing is you can get rid of yellow teeth naturally.

Here are 5 easy ways:

1. Use a scrub made of strawberry, baking soda and salt.
Enriched with vitamin C, strawberries helpin the breakdown of plaque, resulting in whiter teeth. Moreover, the presence of an enzyme known as malic acid in strawberries, make them natural teeth stain removers. The salt generally performs the function of the scrub to remove the gunk that causes stain.

Directions: Mix 2/3 large strawberries (mashed) with ½ teaspoon of baking soda and a pinch of sea salt. Use a paper towel to dry your teeth and apply the mixture on them with a toothbrush. Leave on for about 5 minutes and then rinse your mouth with water. Repeat every night.

2. Apply a paste of lemon juice and baking soda
Being mildly abrasive, baking soda acts as an effective scrub and eliminator of stains from your teeth’s surface. Lemon juice is known to have natural bleaching properties, which make the mixture perfect for giving you sparkling teeth.

Directions: Make a paste using few teaspoons of baking soda and the requisite amount of lemon juice. Ensure that your teeth are free from saliva and then use a toothbrush to apply the paste on your teeth. Rinse your teeth properly with water after a minute.

3. Use coconut oil to rinse your mouth
Coconut oil contains lauric acid,which helps get rid of bacteria present in plaque, the ones that are responsible for the yellowing of teeth. Elimination of the bacteria will remove plaque and give you whiter teeth.
Directions: Swish 1 tablespoon of coconut oil through and around your teeth. Continue for 10-15 minutes and then spit it out. Use water to rinse your mouth and then brush your teeth. Repeat every morning for visible results within a few days.

4. Sprinkle a pinch of sea salt on your regular toothpaste
Sea salt is known for its exceptional cleansing and exfoliating properties, which makes it a highly effective remedy to curb yellowness or discolouration of teeth.

Directions: Top your regular toothpaste with a pinch of salt before brushing. Alternatively, you can also brush your teeth only with salt once every week to get whiter teeth.

5. Brush your teeth with a neemstick
Neem bark is considered to be an elixir of oral health due to its anti-microbial properties. In fact, neem has been used for cleaning teeth in India since ancient times.

Directions: Soak the tip of a neem stick in water overnight. Take out the topmost woody layer of the stick in the morning. Brush your stick using this stick and rinse your mouth with water afterwards.

CAUTION: However, these are not permanent cures and plaque build-up can recur due to your eating and drinking habits. For a long lasting cure, you could go for a professional teeth-whitening session at a dentist’s clinic.


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Sir I have very big issue with my bad breath I think I'm suffering from pairia sir please suggest me what should I do.

BDS
Dentist, Pune
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I have very big issue with my bad breath I think I'm suffering from pairia sir please suggest me what should I do.
Poor oral hygiene is the main cause of pyria, go to a dentist get your full mouth scaling cleaning done, do twice brushing regularly, flossing aftr meals, gargling with chlorhex plus mouthwash thrice daily, in every six month regular dental check ups, do it & you will feel the change.
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BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
Brushing baking soda on your teeth twice a month can remove the stains of coffee or red wine and give you your pearly white teeth back.

He got a gas trouble for these 8 days. We consult a doctor but not relief. He is saying that at night while sleeping a bitter saliva is coming out. A day at night when he coughed we found little blood in it. Sir please help.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
He got a gas trouble for these 8 days. We consult a doctor but not relief. He is saying that at night while sleeping ...
•A change in taste may result from dehydration, glossitis, a dry mouth, allergies, salivary glands infections, lack of zinc and vitamin B12, and polyps in the nose. •Others include breathing through the mouth, inflamed upper airways, and autoimmune diseases like Sjogren's syndrome and Bell's palsy. •Some injuries and traumas that cause a bitter taste include head, nerve, mouth and nose injuries, and biting your tongue. •Dental appliances such as braces, any surgery on your ear, nose, teeth or throat, and radiation therapy on your neck or head cause a bitter taste in mouth. •Gargle with water. Brush your teeth, tongue, roof of your mouth, and gums using toothpaste. Rinse your mouth with mouthwash. Drink liquids, chew sugar-free gum or mints, or suck on sour candies. Use plastic utensils if you have taste alteration when eating.
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Dear sir, my name is Avinash. Age 23 year. My mouth is always smell. I am mouth frees daily but bad smell please answer me.

BDS
Dentist, Vadodara
Dear sir, my name is Avinash. Age 23 year. My mouth is always smell. I am mouth frees daily but bad smell please answ...
Bad breath can be due to accumulation of plaque on teeth, decay, dry mouth, sore throat, bad digestion, consumption of caffeinated or aerated beverages. Go for scaling and polishing of teeth. Use mouthwash twice daily after brushing. Maintain proper oral hygiene.
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Hello Dr, What could be the reason for bitterness in my mouth, due to which I have loss my appetite.

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
Hello Dr, What could be the reason for bitterness in my mouth, due to which I have loss my appetite.
there are many reasons of bitterness in mouth.if u r having some medicines dat can left you with bitterness in mouth.some times u have gastric trouble dat also leads to bitter taste in mouth.drink lots of liquid like fresh juices or lemonade or coconut water or buttermilk.u will get ur appetite.
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2 days ago i had terrible toothache.I took painkiller and washed my mouth with lukewarm water.Its bit fine.But still wenever i touch dat particular it pains a lot tooth with gum.What to do?

MDS - Orthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Porbandar
It is your last tooth in lower jaw ? . It must be wisdom tooth. When it tries to come out and there is no space for it the it pains and the gums r inflamed . U must get it removed if pains continues.
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I have problem with my tooth, whenever I have a cold water I feel pain in my tooth.

BDS
Dentist, Delhi
I have problem with my tooth, whenever I have a cold water I feel pain in my tooth.
Dear lybrate-user, your teeth have become sensitive to cold food-stuff and water. Sensitivity may occur due to a variety of causes, the most common being: 1. Brushing your teeth too hard 2. Gum diseases 3. Dental cavity if you are applying too much pressure while brushing, it is likely to lead to a condition called as attrition, wherein the the outermost tough layer of the teeth (enamel) begins to wear, exposing the underlying structures that are more sensitive to cold stuff. If that is the case, you need to use a soft brush and put minimal pressure on your teeth while brushing. Also, you must switch to an anti-sensitivity toothpaste which will help reduce your problem to a considerable extent. In case you have an inadequately maintained oral hygiene, is likely that you may have developed a gum problem, which is manifesting as sensitivity. For that, you would be required to get a thorough professional cleaning/scaling done from a dentist. It will solve your problem. Besides the above, dental cavities also cause abnormal sensations to cold water. You will have to get it checked from a dentist, and if such a cavity is present, it may require a filling. Hope that helps.
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Hi one of my tooth have cavity kindly suggest what I should filling or have root canal.

PGDHHM, BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
Hi one of my tooth have cavity kindly suggest what I should filling or have root canal.
Please consult a dentist. You may need a filling only. Or an rct if the cavity is very deep or painful.
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Since I have adopted a cap on my one of the inner teeth a foul smell usually comes. What shall I do to remove it.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
Since I have adopted a cap on my one of the inner teeth a foul smell usually comes. What shall I do to remove it.
• Eat a healthy, balanced diet and avoid eating strongly flavoured or spicy food. • Cut down on sugary food and drink, as it can increase the amount of bacteria in your mouth. • Reduce your alcohol consumption. • Stop smoking. • Cut down on coffee. • Drink plenty of water to help prevent your mouth becoming dry. • Chew sugar-free gum after eating, to stimulate the flow of saliva. This will help clean away any remaining food particles. • Make sure you visit your dentist for regular check-ups. Having regular dental check-ups will ensure that any plaque is removed from your teeth, particularly in areas that are difficult to reach. • Your dentist can recommend the best way to clean your teeth and gums, and point out areas you might be missing. They can also identify any signs of gum disease and ensure early treatment.
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Some of my teeth are wearing out,what are the preventive methods to save my teeth from wear & Tear?

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Get urself examined to find out the cause for the wear and undergo the proper treatment.U can follow the these preventive steps:Use a soft brush,avoid excessive pressure while brushing,avoid aerated drinks,get fillings done in case needed.Avoid any form of tobacco consumption.Sometimes excessive acidity is also the cause of wearing of teeth.
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