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Dr. Munitha Naik

Dentist, Navi Mumbai

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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
My experience is coupled with genuine concern for my patients. All of my staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well.
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Dr. Munitha Naik is a popular Dentist in Panvel, Navi Mumbai. She is currently practising at MGM Dental College And Hospital in Panvel, Navi Mumbai. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Munitha Naik on Lybrate.com.

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Pain in my teeth what can I do ?

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Pain in my teeth what can I do ?
There are so many reasons of tooth pain. Visit to a dentist to identify exact cause of pain and treatment also. Till there you can use pain killer.(diclomol 50 mg)

Hello doctor, My front teeth is yellow it not resolve my problem and I am not use smoking so please best pest and my teeth is white easily. Best medicine. Next month mere brother ki shadhi h please suggest.

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My front teeth is yellow it not resolve my problem and I am not use smoking so please best pest and my ...
kindly get scaling and polishing done and if you want you can also get bleaching done. brush your teeth twice daily using correct brushing technique.

How to Brush Your Teeth

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Use a good toothbrush. Choose a toothbrush with soft nylon bristles. This must effectively remove plaque and debris from your teeth, without irritating the gums or eroding tooth enamel like hard bristled brushes can do when used with sideways action. The toothbrush should also fit comfortably in your hand, and have a head small enough to easily reach all of your teeth, especially the ones at the back. If you have difficulty fitting the toothbrush into your mouth, it is probably too big.[3]
Electric toothbrushes are a great choice if you are a lazy brusher and think that the electric toothbrush might encourage you to spend more time on your teeth. However, you can do just as good of a job with a manual toothbrush -- it's all in the technique.
You should definitely avoid toothbrushes with" natural" bristles made from animal hair as these can harbor bacteria.

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Replace your toothbrush regularly. The bristles will wear out over time, losing their flexibility and effectiveness. You should get a new one every 3 to 4 months, or as soon as the bristles start to splay out and lose their shape. Visual inspection of the toothbrush is more important than the actual timeline. You can also buy toothbrushes nowadays whose handles will change color when its time to get a new one.
Research has found that thousands of microbes call toothbrush bristles and handles" home" and can cause infections.
Always rinse your brush after using it, and store it upright and uncovered so that it can dry before your next use. Otherwise bacteria will grow.
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Use a fluoride toothpaste. It not only helps remove plaque, it also helps strengthen tooth enamel.[6] however, it's important to note that fluoride toothpaste is not to be swallowed, as ingesting too much can have serious health consequences. It should not be used for children under the age of 3.
You can get toothpastes to target a wide variety of dental and gum problems, including cavities, tartar, sensitive teeth and gums, gingivitis and stained teeth. Opt for the one that suits your best or ask your dentist or hygienist for advice.
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Use dental floss. Flossing your teeth is just as important as brushing, as it removes built up plaque, bacteria and food particles that get trapped between the teeth and which soft floppy toothbrush bristles can't reach even when used with up/down natural motion. You should always floss before brushing your teeth so that any food or bacteria that comes loose during flossing doesn't remain in your mouth.
Remember to floss gently. Don't" snap" the floss between the teeth as this can irritate sensitive gums. Ease it down gently, following the curve of each tooth.
If you find dental floss awkward to use or you have braces, look for dental picks instead. These are small wooden or plastic sticks which you can insert between teeth, achieving the same results as flossing if spaces are large enough.
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It's normal to occasionally have a dry mouth if you’re dehydrated or feeling nervous, but a persistently dry mouth can be a sign of an underlying problem?

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Causes of dry mouth include: Side effect of certain medications. Dry mouth is a common side effect of many prescription and nonprescription drugs, including drugs used to treat depression, anxiety, pain, allergies, and colds (antihistamines and decongestants), obesity, acne, epilepsy, hypertension (diuretics), diarrhea, nausea, psychotic disorders, urinary incontinence, asthma (certain bronchodilators), and Parkinson's disease. Dry mouth can also be a side effect of muscle relaxants and sedatives. Side effect of certain diseases and infections. Dry mouth can be a side effect of medical conditions, including Sjögren's syndrome, HIV/AIDS, Alzheimer's disease, diabetes, anemia, cystic fibrosis, rheumatoid arthritis, hypertension, Parkinson's disease, stroke, and mumps. Side effect of certain medical treatments. Damage to the salivary glands, the glands that make saliva, can reduce the amount of saliva produced. For example, the damage could stem from radiation to the head and neck, and chemotherapy treatments, for cancer. Nerve damage. Dry mouth can be a result of nerve damage to the head and neck area from an injury or surgery. Conditions that lead to dehydration, such as fever, excessive sweating, vomiting, diarrhea, blood loss, and burns can cause dry mouth. Surgical removal of the salivary glands. Smoking or chewing tobacco can affect how much saliva you make and aggravate dry mouth. Breathing with your mouth open a lot can also contribute to the problem out as well. Saliva substitution: There are many home remedies to help replace the moisture that saliva provides to the mouth. These include drinking water more frequently throughout the day, especially while eating. Sucking ice chips throughout the day will help the mouth remain as moist as possible. A mouthwash can be helpful, but it can also be harmful. When selecting a mouthwash, the person must choose a product that doesn't contain alcohol, such as Biotene, for alcohol-based products will only cause further mouth dryness. Artificial OTC saliva substitutes and oral lubricants containing glycerin will provide help during eating and speaking. They won't cure xerostomia, but will provide some relief. Moisturizing the lips with a balm or Vaseline can also be helpful. Saliva stimulation: Chewing gum can help stimulate salivary flow, but it is important to remember not to use gum or candies that have sugar in them or the person will be placed at greater risk for developing cavities. Sugar-free lemon drops or other hard candies can also help stimulate the salivary glands. Other remedies include medications that help increase salivary flow such as pilocarpine (Salagen) and cevimeline (Evoxac)

Blood comes out from my teeth what can I do?

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Kindly get scaling done and use gum paint twice daily for 15 days. Brush your teeth twice daily using correct brushing technique and maintain your oral hygiene.

My upper teeth totally loosed only 4 teeth is there that also saged. which treatment required? Please help me.

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My upper teeth totally loosed only 4 teeth is there that also saged. which treatment required? Please help me.
You can get them removed. For teeth replacement, there are many options for you like removal denture, implant, implant supported denture, etc. Visit your dentist for complete treatment. Regards.

I am Sankar Srinivasan, age 48. I was affected by epilepsy in my childhood. Had phenytoin sodium tablet. Now reducing dose. My problem is, teeth enamel is damaging in 5 teeth's. Already extracted 3 teeth. I want to save my teeth's. Please kindly guide me Sankar Srinivasan.

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I am Sankar Srinivasan, age 48. I was affected by epilepsy in my childhood. Had phenytoin sodium tablet. Now reducing...
Mr. Lybrate-user, when your teeth enamel is damaging you immediately need to take care of it. Teeth have three layers, enamel-dentin-pulp. So when the enamel is damaged the dentin is exposed leading to weaker and caries prone teeth. See your nearest dentist and either to a filling or a crown/cap work done.

My dental are color yellow I daily used but not change. What I do?

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Even the type of brushes and technique of brushing is important for efficient cleaning of the teeth. Get oral hygiene counseling from the dentist, the things will improve.

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Hey I am 18 years old Long back, when I was around 4-5 years, my front tooth had a brownish yellow stain on it. I ended up covering it up wid a white paste kind of thing. But now after 13 years the paint seems to be wearing off, is it possible to reapply the paste?

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Hey I am 18 years old
Long back, when I was around 4-5 years, my front tooth had a brownish yellow stain on it. I end...
definitely. you can go to the dentist, ask for tooth colored filling. if it is a small defect, you can go for its polishing

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Your tooth brush needs to get replaced after every three to four months.

I have swelling on right cheek and have pain on jaw.What can i do?

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I have swelling on right cheek and have pain on jaw.What can i do?
Pain & swelling in gums is mainly if the teeth are not clean. So it will require professional cleaning. If pain & swelling is in teeth because of cavities then you need to get an x ray done of the concerned tooth & may require filling/rct.

How can I reduce the size of my front teeth and how long takes to reduce size of teeth.

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How can I reduce the size of my front teeth and how long takes to reduce size of teeth.
minor adjustments can be done in one sitting by just reducing your teeth structure. but if more reduction is needed, than you might require to go for rct n cap or composite veneers to prevent sensitivity.

Is it normal to feel pain while chewing in the tooth after final filling of the root canal?

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Yes sir. Unless you crown the tooth it is too weak for standing forces of mastication. In fact it is too brittle that the tooth may even break. So please chew food only after you cap or crown the tooth.

My mom has lichen planus in her finger and mouth, so how should it be treated?

Diploma In Dermatology And Venerology And Leprosy (DDVL), MBBS
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Lichen planus is the disease mainly because of unknown reason. Women occurrence is more. Disease mainly due to internal factors. And requires extensive medication with ointment and oral medication. Requires time but curable, please upload it's photo

Which toothpaste is better for our teeths?

BDS
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The one which we are going to do! importance of brushing twice and use of soft toothbrush is much more imp then toothpaste

Lower jaw getting locked while opening mouth but it does not pain and some kind of locking sound appears.

MDS Endodontist, BDS
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Lower jaw getting locked while opening mouth but it does not pain and some kind of locking sound appears.
Sir avoid too large openings for few days. Do warm saline gargles. And get urself checked by dentist for further correction.

My brother mouth is pain before two days.

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Kindly get an x-ray done of the tooth having pain. May be your brother might have to get root canal treatment done followed by a crown or cap. Till then he can take a pain killer like tab ketorol dt 2 tablets dissolved in water. Brush his teeth twice daily using correct brushing technique to maintain his oral hygiene.

Hello doctor does melanoplakia cause cancer? does it creates cancer cell in body? even at young age. Please advice doctor thanks.

MDS Prosthodontics, BDS
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Hello doctor does melanoplakia cause cancer? does it creates cancer cell in body? even at young age. Please advice do...
It is a precancerous condition you must get biopsy done and stop the factors which can worsen it like tobacco or smoking or any other such habits.

Why You Must Not Delay Getting Your Dental Implants?

MDS(Prosthodontist), BDS
Dentist
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Why you must not delay getting your dental implants?

Dental implants are surgical components like frames or metal posts, which are placed beneath the gums so as to enable a dentist to mount artificial teeth onto them. Since these components blend very easily with your jawbone, they offer excellent support for your teeth replacements.

Can anyone have an implant?

It is important for your teeth and gums to be healthy in order to consider a dental implant. You need to have a strong bone in your jaw so that it can support the replacement tooth after the implants. If you smoke, suffer from diabetes or have certain gum disease you are not suitable for the procedure.

Why should you get started on this procedure?

If you are suitable for the procedure of dental implant, it is highly advisable to not delay it any further. Implants should be fitted within one year of losing a tooth since the jaw bone surrounding a tooth starts to shrink in size and gradually becomes so small that it fails to support an implant.

Here are some reasons as to why you should get started on this procedure:

1. To gain healthy and natural looking teeth without affecting surrounding teeth

Nearby teeth are not altered to support the implant, so your natural teeth remain intact. They help in preventing healthy teeth nearby from shifting, which is very common if there's an empty space next to a healthy tooth for a long period of time. The procedure sees a replacement tooth being positioned in place of the lost tooth so that it not only looks but feels like a natural tooth.

2. To protect your jawbone

Not filling up empty spaces in your mouth can severely affect your jawbone. It begins to lose its firmness and strength as a consequence of no longer being able to support a natural tooth. Dental implants help in stimulating bone growth while preventing bone loss.

3. To keep your face from sagging

Missing teeth can cause your face to sink and sag, giving you a very sad and aged appearance. Dental implants provide you with the chance to retain the natural shape of not only your face but your smile too.

4. They do not move or shift but remain in place

Dental implants resemble your own natural teeth as they fuse with the bone permanently. Moreover, being fixed in one place due to the fusion, you can expect the replacement teeth to not move or shift.

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