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Dr. Vivek Thakur

Dentist, Mumbai

100 at clinic
Dr. Vivek Thakur Dentist, Mumbai
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Dr. Vivek Thakur is an experienced Dentist in Mumbai, Mumbai. He is currently associated with Dental Solutions in Mumbai, Mumbai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Vivek Thakur and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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I need to do maxillofacial surgery. I have my lower jaw misplaced and needs to align it properly. How much days will it take totally for surgery and to recover.?

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Dentist, Chennai
I need to do maxillofacial surgery. I have my lower jaw misplaced and needs to align it properly. How much days will ...
Kindly consult an Oral & maxillofacial surgeon in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations to decide upon treatment. You may need braces treatment as well. . You may consult me in person too.
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I have yellow colour on my teeth and in between the gaps of tooth too. Need a resolution.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I have yellow colour on my teeth and in between the gaps of tooth too. Need a resolution.
The simplest method of removing minor surface stains is polishing, or micro-abrasion if staining is more intrinsic. Provided that your discolouration is not due to inadequate enamel exposing the dentin, tooth whitening (bleaching) is often the most effective treatment for yellow stained teeth. 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.
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My appendix surgery was finished successfully 5 days back .tomorrow I need to remove stitches .and now my teeth are shivering can I know why ?

Certification in Full Mouth Rehabilitation, Post-Graduate Certificate in Oral Implantology (PGCOI), M.Sc - Master of Oral Implantology (MOI), Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Rajkot
My appendix surgery was finished successfully 5 days back .tomorrow I need to remove stitches .and now my teeth are s...
I dont think their is any relation between appendix operation and teeth .so dont worry and go for suture removal .
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She was taken to a dentist. He took X-Ray and asked to undergo Flap surgery with bone enhancement. Is it necessary? Which dental hospital charges the least for this in Kakinada or Rajahmundry or Hyderabad.

MDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
She was taken to a dentist. He took X-Ray and asked to undergo Flap surgery with bone enhancement. Is it necessary? W...
For patients who have gum problems and bone loss, flap surgery is recommended based on x ray. Ccharges depend on whether it is performed by a specialist, manually or with a high end laser and depending on the material used.
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Diastema closure (gap closure )
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A friend told me that i have bad breath. I do brush in mrg. Then do mouth wash with water after every meal. Still I think I have bad breath. What should I Do?

BDS
Dentist,
First u need to checkup to dentist. And cause is stomach problem like acidity or may cause less quantity of saliva or may b sticky saliva.
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5 Common Mistakes People Make While Brushing And how to fix them.

BDS, FICOI, MDS
Dentist, Mumbai
5 Common Mistakes People Make While Brushing And how to fix them.

Dentistry is not expensive, neglect is! brushing is an activity that has been embedded in our systems since time immemorial. It's an exercise you start and end your day with, a routine that can sometimes pass by almost subconsciously, leading to bad habits and ultimately poor oral health and hygiene.

Here are a few mistakes people commonly make when brushing their teeth.

Not using the proper toothbrush

The biggest myth of our time is to buy a medium or hard tooth brush to clean more effectively that's what causes the maximum damage over the years by wearing off healthy natural teeth with overzealous care.

Using an anti-sensitivity/whitening toothpaste permanently

A common mistake is to use a medicated tooth paste meant to mask sensitivity over a prolonged period. Such a practice only masks the symptom does not treat the problem and also leaves you vulnerable to cavities, gum disease and bad breath since the predominant component in such a tooth paste is for treating sensitivity or lightening tooth color.

The type of toothpaste that you use doesn't matter very significantly as long as you use the right amount and twice a day.

Sensitive toothpastes are meant to be used for a prescribed period of time and whitening toothpastes must be used under supervision to prevent any potential damage to your teeth.

Toothpaste must protect your teeth and gums both so a combination of paste that contains fluoride that protects your teeth from decay -and the gel based part has the antibacterial properties to prevent gum disease and bad breath.

Brushing too quickly or too many times

Most of us hate going to the dentist and find brushing an easier alternative but you cant exactly brush off old cavities just prevent new ones.

See to it that you do not brush your teeth more than twice in a day. Excessive brushing can damage your gums and enamel. It will not take a lot of pressure to remove the plaque; hence most dental practitioners suggest brushing using a very balanced pressure.

Studies show that brushing two times a day and about 2-3 minutes every time is perfect to maintain good oral hygiene. Most people make the mistake of falling short of this duration every time they brush. You can ideally divide the mouth in four sections and approximately spend around 30-40 seconds on each section.

Incorrect brushing technique

The strokes while brushing your teeth must be vertical and not horizontal. Many people are habituated with performing long horizontal brushing strokes; this leads to irritation and damage.

Learn the right technique

Hold your brush at an angle of 45 degrees to your gums and brush your gums and teeth with an up and down motion and short strokes. Don't use side to side strokes. Also, start brushing on areas that you have been ignoring till now, reach the difficult to reach inner portion of your teeth. Implement it as a daily ritual and you will attain perfection in it.

Wrestling or brushing

Hard brushing damages the gums and is not good for you. Excessive brushing i. E. Brushing more than 3-4 times is also bad for you. You must always observe a balance in brushing which keeps your dental health healthy.

Fix 

Since unlearning a bad brushing habit maybe harder the easier solution is to switch from a manual to an automatic brush. Going automatic by using a battery operated brush is recommended since it takes the guesswork out of brushing.

It may take a while to get adjusted to but like so many other things which are designed to make life easier automatic brushes make dental hygiene very easy and can even reduce the frequency of your dental visits.

Supplement your brushing 

Of course, brushing your teeth is only a part of a complete dental care routine. Mouth wash twice a day. You should always rinse your mouth and keep it cleaned; otherwise, the germs from the teeth will stay on.

Clean between teeth daily with floss. Tooth decay-causing bacteria still linger between teeth where toothbrush bristles can't reach. This helps remove plaque and food particles from between the teeth and under the gum line. Eat a balanced diet and limit between-meal snacks. Visit your dentist regularly for professional cleanings and oral exams. Got some questions? ask us comment below; we will answer as soon as possible.

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I am 28 years old and I am suffering from toothache for last couple of days. I have used some medication but not getting any relief. What should I do?

oral implantology, BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
I am 28 years old and I am suffering from toothache for last couple of days. I have used some medication but not gett...
On regular course if you just take medicine for toothache it will help only for time being. You should visit a dentist for thorough check up and treatment. For tooth it is important to get it treated. After which the pain subsides permanently.
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I am 23 years old. Sometimes my gum bleeds. When I brush my teeth or at any other time blood comes out of my tooth. I have also tried taking calcium tablets and also visited doctor. What do I do now?

Dentist, Patiala
I am 23 years old. Sometimes my gum bleeds. When I brush my teeth or at any other time blood comes out of my tooth. I...
Bleeding from gums occur due to plaque or calculus deposited on your teeth. Get your teeth cleaned/ descaled from dentist.
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I want to increase my brain power. What would b the best way. I have heard about using nicotine. I am non smoker, shud I start using nicotine gums? Is there any side effects? Is it very addictive?

BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
I want to increase my brain power. What would b the best way. I have heard about using nicotine. I am non smoker, shu...
Hello For you nicotine is not an option. If you want to increase your brain activity then Meditate everyday and Eat and drink healthy food.
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Use seasonal vegetables of different colours

Certification In Smile Makeover, BDS
Dentist,
Use seasonal vegetables of different colours
Oral Cancer (most commonly squamous cell carcinoma) is most common type of Cancer in India.
Common causes include -
1. Use of all forms of tobacco (gutkha, khaini, bidi, cigarette, paan etc.)
2. Irritating or sharp edged dentures or teeth causing chronic non healing ulcers
3. Poor oral hygiene
4. Some hereditary conditions (example - Plummer Vinson Syndrome)

It starts as change in color of oral mucosa or non healing chronic ulcer which grows with time. It may or may not bleed on touch. Pain may be or may not present
Another form of oral cancer which resembles cauliflower is known as verrucous carcinoma.

Prevention of cancer includes -
1. Quitting all kind of habits including tobacco
2. Regular dental and oral checkups
3. Maintainance of good oral hygiene,
4. Rounding or removal of ill fitting dentures or prostheses.
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Please suggest me something to make my teeth bright as I used to eat tobacco products. I stop eating but it shows no effect to my teeth.

MDS, BDS
Dentist, Indore
Please suggest me something to make my teeth bright as I used to eat tobacco products. I stop eating but it shows no ...
As you mentioned that you are eating tobacco products you would required cleaning of teeth i. E. Scalling. But it would again stain your teeth if you use tobacco products after cleaning.
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Hi Doctor, now I have planned to replace my front three teeth (bridge) anterior crowns to emax or with 3M Lava so which is the best among these?

BDS, MDS Prosthodontics
Dentist, Delhi
Hi Doctor, now I have planned to replace my front three teeth (bridge) anterior crowns to emax or with 3M Lava so whi...
Hi lybrate-user , being a prosthodontist I have more inclination towards e-max crowns as they give a more life like appearance and let light pass through them making look exactly like the natural tooth. Zirconia is more solid and has strength, but is completely opaque.
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I have a teeth problem all over the mouth and sensitivity problem also available.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I have a teeth problem all over the mouth and sensitivity problem also available.
The type of treatment you have for toothache /sensitivity/swelling will depend on the cause of the pain, so your dentist will examine your mouth and may carry out an X-ray to try to identify the problem. •If your toothache / sensitivity/swelling is caused by tooth decay, your dentist will remove the decayed area and replace it with a filling. •If your toothache / sensitivity/swelling is caused by a loose or broken filling, the filling will be taken out, any decay will be removed and a new filling put in place. •If the pulp inside your tooth is infected, you may need root canal treatment. This procedure involves removing the infected pulp and then inserting a special type of filling to seal the tooth and prevent re-infection. •If your toothache / sensitivity/swelling can't be treated using these methods, or if your tooth is impacted (wedged between another tooth and your jaw), it may need to be removed.
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I am suffering from my teeth they are not white but I have tried many paste but no effect pls tell me how I get a whiten smile.

DGOI, Aesthetic , M.Sc - Master of Oral Implantology (MOI), MDS - Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopaedics, BDS
Dentist, Bangalore
I am suffering from my teeth they are not white but I have tried many paste but no effect pls tell me how I get a whi...
Yellowish teeth teeth changes its colour as we all age due to dietary habits ie, carbonated drinks contain colours, red wine, few fruit juices (pomegranate, raspberry, cranberry, etc.), tea, coffee, turmeric used for foods sometimes depending on the area you reside the increased amount of iron in your water can also discolour your teeth. Lets understand this better, tooth has a top layer called" enamel" - white layer tooth has the layer beneath this called" dentine"- yellow layer enamel is white- white layer dentine is yellow- yellow layer if you see all the young kids, including you during your younger age will have white teeth. Due to the presence is more of white layer. As we advance with age the teeth change its colour to yellowish. Because the white layer becomes thin and the yellow layer shows from inside. So this is natural and nothing to worry about it. Well apart from this the foods we consume as I mentioned earlier can also stain the teeth which needs professional cleaning by the dentist. But professional cleaning will take away the stain on the surface but not whiten your teeth. Yes there are proceedures like" bleaching, done with caution can whiten your teeth. Please discuss this with your dentist. Caution: please do not use any whitening products for teeth sold online or in shops as they can be more abrasive and acidic making the teeth loose its luster and also make it more yellowish over a period of time also do not try home remedies like baking soda, lime, salt, vinegar as these are highly acidic and abrasive and will make your teeth rough as well as loose the white layer of your teeth more quickly. Please visit your dentist for professional help and discussion I hope I clarified you. If you need more clarification then ping me.
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I have pain in my teeth last 1 week, what should I do?

BDS
Dentist,
I have pain in my teeth last 1 week, what should I do?
The tooth pain has to be examined by a dentist for the time being please take a painkiller like combiflam or crocin to control the pain.
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I am a 20 yr student. I am having mouth wounds since a week? What is the cure for this?

MDS - Periodontics
Dentist, Thane
I believe by mouth wounds you mean to say mouth ulcers. There are multiple reasons which can cause mouth ulcers. Most common is stress. Other reasons could be vit. B deficiency or other oral conditions. Mouth ulcers generally last for almost a week and after that they heal up. So if it is almost a week then wait for 2-3 days, if your ulcers dont heal then please show it to your nearby dentist. Also if you are having recurrent problem of mouth ulcers then its best to show it to dentist as soon as possible.
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Hi I have need to eat food but I can't eat because in my mouth sores any kind infection and I face problem to eat foods.

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Dear lybrate-user you can not eat food due to oral ulcer and infection first of all you must understand what is the reason of this ulceration /sore mouth the routine /Common Causes of Mouth ulcers are Nutritional deficiencies such as iron, vitamins, especially B12 and C second is Poor dental hygiene and, Food allergies ,sometimes Stress is the culprit .it may be Infections particularly herpes simplex or habit of Biting the cheek. There are different ways to treat mouth ulcers most common home remedies are 1: grate some fresh coconut. Extract the milk and gargle with this 3-4 times a day. 2 keep a glass of chilled water and 1 glass of hot water ready at hand. Gargle alternately with hot and cold water. 3: Boil 2 cups of water. Add 1 cup fenugreek leaves and remove. Cover and keep for sometime. Strain the water and gargle 2-3 times a day. 4 Boil 1 tsp of coriander seeds in 1 cup of water. Remove when slightly warm gargle. Repeat 3-4 times a day. 5: Chew on 5-6 tulsi (holy basil leaves) and sip some water. Repeat 5-6 times a day. 6: Eating raw tomatoes helps rid mouth ulcers. Can also gargle with tomato juice 3-4 times a day.
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Am 35 years of male from past 12 years m having the habit of smoking coz of that my teeth become yellowish pls tell me how to get normal colour teeth.

BDS
Dentist, Pune
Am 35 years of male from past 12 years m having the habit of smoking coz of that my teeth become yellowish pls tell m...
You will have to go for a professional clean up n if the teeth have become very dull. Go for bleaching!
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My teeth's colour became yellow. How can I clean it without consult of any doctor? Any home medicine?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
My teeth's colour became yellow. How can I clean it without consult of any doctor? Any home medicine?
Advise deep cleaning, polishing, whitening (bleaching) procedures, artificial enamel filling 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. Cause of discoloration – Smoking, coffee, tea, drugs, aging, staining food (wine, blueberry, etc) genetics.
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