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Dr. Vinay Bedagkar

Dentist, Mumbai

Dr. Vinay Bedagkar Dentist, Mumbai
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Dr. Vinay Bedagkar is an experienced Dentist in Vile Parle West, Mumbai. He is currently associated with Uma Dental Clinic in Vile Parle West, Mumbai. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Vinay Bedagkar on Lybrate.com.

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Tiny tots should use a toothbrush with soft bristles

BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
Tiny tots should use a toothbrush with soft bristles
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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I have red mouth ulcer and having I am having trouble in swallowing. I sometimes have a fever. This has been since 3 days. So please suggest me the best answer what I'm suffered from and solution to that.

oral implantology, BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
I have red mouth ulcer and having I am having trouble in swallowing. I sometimes have a fever. This has been since 3 ...
It appears that you have infection in oral cavity. This could be due to infection of teeth or gums. Visit a dentist for thorough check up.
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House Surgeon, BDS
Dentist, Kolkata
Hello dear reader's,
please brush your teeth before sleeping at night and have regular Dental check up by your Family Dental Surgeon
Dr Asif Naushad

7 Benefits of Chewing Sugar-Free Gum

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
7 Benefits of Chewing Sugar-Free Gum

Chewing gum may be made popular as a style statement in the recent past, but in reality, it is as ancient as the Aztecs and the Mayans, who had the habit of chewing gum or bark. Over the years, numerous studies have been conducted to deep-dive into its benefits, and it has been found to be very beneficial.
With the recent fad of foods going sugar-free, chewing gums also left the sugar in them out.

For routine regular oral care, it is advisable to brush and rinse after each meal. However, in cases when one is not at home, this becomes a practical challenge. A good option is to chew a sugar-free gum after each meal, so that decay and gum disease are reduced to a large extent. This can be supplemented with a brushing or flossing as soon as it becomes available.

In addition to avoiding sugar load, there are other benefits of chewing sugar-free gum as listed below:

  • Kills microorganisms: It is believed that chewing sugar-free gum for about 10 minutes can kill up to 100 million bacteria in the mouth.
  • Stimulates production of saliva: The jaw movement that happens with chewing gum increases saliva production and flow. This helps in diluting the acids in the mouth, flushing out plaque, and removing food particles that are lodged in various areas.
  • Prevents decay: With improved salivary flow, the chances of dental decay are delayed. Studies comparing pH of the mouth before and after chewing gum have confirmed that sugar-free gums reduce the acidic level of the mouth, which is conducive for tooth decay. There is no actual sugar in the gum, thereby one of the factors required for decay is eliminated.
  • Xylitol: One of the main ingredients in sugar-free gums, it is shown to reduce the amount of bacteria that lead to decay in the mouth. This is an ingredient from fruits and vegetables and so good for the overall health.
  • Improves digestion: As is well known, the first step of digestion begins in the mouth. With improved salivary flow and increased chewing, food is digested to a greater extent leading to reduced incidence of acid reflux.
  • Boosts logic and memory: Chewing gum stimulates blood flow to the brain and stimulates the neural pathway. This has multiple benefits including improved memory, improved alertness and logical skills, reduced anxiety, and improved learning and memory.
  • Saves money: With all these benefits, especially reduced incidence of gum disease and tooth decay, it is estimated that a lot of money spent on dental treatments is saved.

So, the next time you see the sugar-free gum at the billing counter, there is no need to think too much about it, go for it!!

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I am suffering from a cavity on right side upper teeth from long time. Doctor says it will take a week to cleaning feeding and caping. Three sitting required for this on alternate days. Please suggest.

A.C.C.I - Accredited and Certified Course in Implantology, MDS - Pediatric & Preventive Dentistry, BDS
Dentist, Jammu
Good evening - the dental surgeon I am sure is guiding you well. Trust your feelings and if you feel you trust his opinion go ahead for it. You may also seek a second opinion about it from another dental surgeon specialist. And be honest to them that you need to seek another opinion - I am sure they will not mind your honesty.
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I am suffering from tooth sensitivity what should I do. Please suggest some remedy in this regard.

Advanced Aesthetics, BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
I am suffering from tooth sensitivity what should I do. Please suggest some remedy in this regard.
Hi, teeth have a protective layer called enamel with age the enamel wears off and become thin which causes to become teeth sensitive to cold and hot. You need to get a professional check up done to know the exact cause and solution of your problem.
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I have yellow teeth upper 2 teeth and lower 4 what I do? please suggest any home remedy.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I have yellow teeth upper 2 teeth and lower 4 what I do?  please suggest any home remedy.
Kindly consult a dentist in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations to decide upon treatment. You may need deep cleaning along with whitening (bleaching or laser) procedures and / or artificial enamel filling. Advance procedure can be done with laser too. You may consult me in person too. Dental tips: - visit a dentist every six months. 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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Dental Care Tips for Diabetes Patients

BDS
Dentist, Faridabad
Dental Care Tips for Diabetes Patients

Diabetes is a chronic, systemic disease and affects all parts of the body. While its effect on the nerves, eyes, kidneys, and skin is more common, their oral effects are less known. However, diabetes will vouch how they lost tooth and have dry mouth after their sugars went out of control.

  1. Oral Symptoms in Diabetics: There is a strong correlation between oral health and poorly controlled blood sugars. Some of the common oral indications of diabetes are as follows.
  2. Dry Mouth: There is less amount of saliva, which brings with it a whole lot of symptoms including soreness of the mucosa, ulcers, increased chances of infection, gum inflammation and tooth decay.
  3. Thrush: The saliva has higher sugar levels and attracts fungus (Candida in particular) which thrives in this dry, sugary environment. This produces a burning sensation in the mouth.
  4. Periodontal Disease: The gums get severely infected with gingival recession, where the gum line recedes exposing more of the tooth (tooth length seems to have increased). There is “pocket” formation, or space between the tooth and the gum which hosts a variety of bacteria. The periodontal ligament loses its strength to hold the tooth in place, and thereby teeth become mobile. If not worked upon in time, there could be multiple teeth lost.

As much as it sounds alarming, it is not. There are easy, simple ways to manage these. In fact, good overall management of diabetes will ensure the oral symptoms are also maintained under control. Following are some things to do which will help in managing diabetes in general and the oral symptoms in particular:

As soon as diabetes is diagnosed, visit a dentist to take stock of the oral health condition. Any identified problem should be treated to avoid progression.

  1. Keep a close watch to ensure blood sugar remains as close to normal as possible.

  2. Switch to a toothbrush with soft or extra-soft bristles. This will help reduce the pressure on the gums and thereby prevent gum bleeding

  3. After every meal, remember to brush the teeth.

  4. Flossing at least once a day will help remove food deposits between the teeth. Alternately, use interdental brushes.

  5. Rinse at least twice daily using an antiseptic mouthwash.

  6. Denture-wearers should always clean them daily and never go to sleep with the denture in the mouth.

  7. Smoking with diabetics is a strict no-no, work on quitting at the earliest.

  8. Visit a dentist every 3 months to ensure oral issues are identified at the earliest and treatment done with minimal intervention.

  9. Any dental procedure should be done only when sugar levels are under control.

These will ensure not just oral health but also overall control of diabetes.

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I loke brushing my teeth. I brush for nearly 10 minutes. Is it good to do so? I usually use patanjali dant kanti toothpaste. One of my friends told that you should not brush for more than two minutes because it might lead to removal of something called "enamel" Please assist!

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
I loke brushing my teeth. I brush for nearly 10 minutes. Is it good to do so? I usually use patanjali dant kanti toot...
Lybrate-user, the aim of brushing is to clean your teeth. It all depends on how diligently you are brushing your teeth. You may brush for ten minutes and still not clean your teeth properly. Use a proper recommended brushing technique and make sure you are brushing each surface of each tooth 3 to 4 times.
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I am 12 years old and I have white spots on my teeth, they are so embarrassing, they go brighter if I do regular brushing. What can I do get rid of them in 1-2 weeks?

MDS - Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry, BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
I am 12 years old and I have white spots on my teeth, they are so embarrassing, they go brighter if I do regular brus...
White spots on your teeth are due to due to hypocalcification and may be the first sign of cavity. They may have caused due to various factors. The best way to get rid of them are by visiting your dentist he may do a filling or micro- abrade the area depending on your extent of the spots.
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I want to ask that how can we remove the yellowness of our teethes as it is a common thing in most of us and I want to know its solution?

Advanced Aesthetics, BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
I want to ask that how can we remove the yellowness of our teethes as it is a common thing in most of us and I want t...
Hi, You need to get a professional cleaning done. If that does not help then you may go for teeth whitening.
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Sir I am suffer from teeth pain my left side teeth cavity can you suggest me sir.

MDS Prosthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Chennai
Sir I am suffer from  teeth pain my left side teeth cavity can you suggest me sir.
Cavities are the common cause for the tooth ache. Extraction or root canal treatment can be done depending the condition of the tooth, status of infection, economy.
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My teeth breaks partially. A little part breaks What is its reason n what is the remedy of it.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
My teeth breaks partially. A little part breaks What is its reason n what is the remedy of it.
You may need cleaning, artificial enamel filling or root canal treatment with a cap. Advance procedures can be done with laser.
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How to brush and floss your teeth ?

BDS (GOLD MEDALIST)
Dentist, Jamshedpur
How to brush and floss your teeth ?
How to brush and floss your teeth
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I am 30 years old and in 2007 I have faced root canal treatment and now in same teeth I am having sever pain now what is best option to go with same rct or any thingh else.

BDS
Dentist, Durgapur
Unfortunately rct in your treated teeth is a failure (thats why the pain). Go for re rct or get it removed.
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I am suffering with mouth ulcer. Can anyone suggest a immediate treatment/remedie.

Advanced Aesthetics, BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Hi, there are various reasons for mouth ulcers it could be because of spicy food, medications, bad digestion, eating hard food etc. You can go for professional check up to get the exact cause and solution for the same.
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Dear sir Meri mother ko 3-4 mahine pahle left hand pr pas pad gayi thi jo maine maharaja agarsen hospital punjabi bagh delhi me opration kara kr ilaj karaya tha phir kuch din baad un ke left leg me bhi yahi hua Doctor ne kuch nhi bataya 2nd maine dusre orthopedic surgeons ko dikhaya unhone kuch test x-ray karye to Bataya ki TB hai uski medicine chal rhi h Pr wo medicine se mother ke mouth me chhale pad gaye h Pls mujhe yeh bataye ki TB ka private lab me hota h jo kara saku Pls aap mujhe us test ka naam bheje Pls.

BDS, Non-Resident J.R. in Dept. of Orthodontics, Certified oral implantologist, Advanced Aesthetics, Digital Smile Designer
Dentist, Jammu
TB ka test private labs mein hota hai, do not worry about that, your doctor will prescribe that, also for ulcers (chhale, start warm saline rinses and apply mucopain gel over ulcers and start becosules capsule after consulting your doctor.
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I am 21 year old male, and I have ulcer often since last two years, I can't eat all kind of food, while I took medicines for that it will be okay, but after sometime it continues so for that what can I do?

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Lybrate-user you are having ulcers in mouth. It happens again and again. Apply boro glycerine. You need to take care of your digestion and maintain oral hygiene visit dental surgeon for cleaning deposits and scaling. Take cap becosules once a day.
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Hi doctor my name is neha my baby has 5 year old boy he was gums bleeding problem now please suggest me what I do.

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
Hi doctor my name is neha my baby has 5 year old boy he was gums bleeding problem now please suggest me what I do.
Kindly get a dental check up done. There might be teeth erupting (permanent) or milk tooth shedding. Or a cavity in certain tooth. With gum coming out of the tooth. Kindly get it checked.
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I have problem of mouth ulcers and few white patches on my tongue and one under the lower lip. I have tingling in my teeth which becomes worse when I eat hot / cold items. I have been eating/ chewing tobacco in the recent past and stopped for now. I request medication/ any anti biotic tablets for this purpose. THANKS - ASHWANI ANAND.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I have problem of mouth ulcers and few white patches on my tongue and one under the lower lip. I have tingling in my ...
Quit habits strictly. Various treatment modalities for oral leukoplakia have been reported, but there is currently no consensus on the most appropriate treatment The treatment modalities include change of lifestyle factors such as tobacco and alcohol intake, Medication with retinoids or antimycotics, 13-cis-retenoic acid, carotenoids, Vitamin C, E, Natural agents (green tea) & Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents Surgical excision, Cryosurgery, Laser evaporation or laser excision.
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