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Dr. Rajiv Kumar

BDS

Dentist, Patna

7 Years Experience  ·  100 at clinic
Dr. Rajiv Kumar BDS Dentist, Patna
7 Years Experience  ·  100 at clinic
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I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning....more
I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning.
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Dr. Rajiv Kumar is a renowned Dentist in Chowk, Patna. He has had many happy patients in his 7 years of journey as a Dentist. He is a qualified BDS . You can visit him at dental spa ,complete dental care in Chowk, Patna. Book an appointment online with Dr. Rajiv Kumar and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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BDS - KLE Vishwanath Katti Institute of Dental Sciences,Belgaum - 2010
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Mouthwash - Should You Really Use Them?

MD - Microbiology, House Job Certificate ( SKIN & STD) , MBBS
General Physician, Gurgaon
Mouthwash - Should You Really Use Them?

Who doesn’t love the smell and the freshness of a mouthwash splashing across their oral cavities?

Many agree that the first thing that comes to their mind when they want to eliminate bad breath is to use a good mouth wash. Moreover, mouthwash has moved over to other realms and are now actively fighting gum and tooth problems along with their elder cousin, a toothpaste. However, there exists some scepticism that prolonged usage of mouthwash may not be good for your health. Let us look at some definitions in detail.

Can mouthwash reduce bad breath?
Yes, a mouthwash can temporarily restrict bad breath, but it is never a permanent solution. A good oral hygiene comes from regular brushing and flossing practice and these are still the best ways to curb bad breath from its root. Mouth rinses are used for a variety of reasons: to freshen up breath, to help prevent or control tooth decay, and to reduce plaque

Is it necessary to use mouthwash?
A mouthwash is not mandatory to give a good oral health. An effective routine of brushing and flossing your teeth is enough to take care of good oral hygiene. Mouthwash is like an add-on to your oral care regime and is definitely not an alternative for brushing and flossing.

Advantages of using a mouthwash
A mouthwash can easily go into places between your teeth and gums and can help remove food particles that might have missed when you brushed. It can be used to kill bad odour of your mouth temporarily and can freshen up your breath. In some cases, a mouthwash may be recommended to treat infection, reduce inflammation and relieve pain

Disadvantages of using a Mouthwash
Most of the mouthwash contain a high amount of alcohol content in them and their prolonged usage is not safe for your mouth. In some cases, alcohol causes sensitivity to the root surface of your teeth and this may lead to adverse effect on the senses of your teeth. Mouthwash is strictly meant for spitting and accidental consumption may not be good for your health. They actually contain products that can be very harmful if taken in large amounts. It is generally not advised for children and even adults can limit their usage to twice a day. Always check with your dentist before you take up and use a mouth wash. It is also best if you can opt for a homemade mouthwash that has natural ingredients in them for taking care of your bad breath. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a General Physician.

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Hi, I am 26 years old (Female). I have tooth front in my upper palette. How can I straighten my teeth without using braces and by using home remedies? Please suggest better ways and how many days wil it take for correcting it.

oral implantology, BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
Hi, I am 26 years old (Female). I have tooth front in my upper palette. How can I straighten my teeth without using b...
At your age it is difficult to correct teeth alignment without braces. consult a dentist for the same
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I'm having multiple mouth ulcers on tongue and lips. Please suggest me some best meds as I'm not able to eat or drink anything from past few weeks. I'm also using meds like oraways gel and borax homeopathic med but no improvement till now. I drink lots of water nearly 4-5 litres but nothing is helping in this situation, please help me regarding this query. Thank you.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I'm having multiple mouth ulcers on tongue and lips. Please suggest me some best meds as I'm not able to eat or drink...
Eat lot of fruits & green leafy vegetables & drink plenty of water. Kindly consult a dentist in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations with clinical examination to decide upon treatment. You may need Coronoplasty (smoothen teeth edges) along with T. Rebagen 10, morning one tab & one at night for 5 days, along with C. Becosules 5 cap, for five days in the morning after meals. Hexigel ointment on the area of ulcer. Rinse your mouth thoroughly with a mouth wash. Advance procedures can be done with laser. You may consult me in person.
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I am having yellowness in my teethes specially in my front and back teeth's. Kindly tell me the cure to get white shining teeth's. Thankyou.

MDS - Periodontics, BDS
Dentist, Ahmedabad
I am having yellowness in my teethes specially in my front and back teeth's. Kindly tell me the cure to get white shi...
Go for basic teeth cleaning procedure, visit a dentist and than you can opt for bleaching if you want still whiter teeth.
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My Uncle aged 51 Years has bad smell from mouth. His 3 back Teeth also pain a lot 1 has been removed. Dr. Says the Teeth will be removed naturally. Please suggest something for pain as he can't eat properly and for bad smell frm his mouth. You can't even sit next to him. Thanks a lot for the help.

MDS - Periodontics, BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
You shouldn't wait for the teeth to fall. If its infected and cannot be saved it has to be removed. Teeth do not fall off naturally. They get mobile or fall off in case of a disease. Losing teeth is not physiology. Its a pathology. Nature is meant for u to use your teeth for life. For the bad smell there can be multiple reason. Inside the mouth it can be due to those hurting teeth which has infection. Or deposits on ur teeth or caries. There can also be certain medical conditiins causing bad smell. He needs to be reviewed by a dentist for the solution..

How to remove black gums permanently. I heard some laser treatment without any side effect, but I am not sure which was good treatment and what will be the cost. Please suggest the same.

oral implantology, BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
How to remove black gums permanently. I heard some laser treatment without any side effect, but I am not sure which w...
you can go for gingival depigmentation procedure either by laser or surgical. both gives good results. charges vary depending on the skill of the doctor
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My teeth gums are going low and also teeth are moving a bit, how to strength my gums.

BDS (GOLD MEDALIST)
Dentist, Jamshedpur
My teeth gums are going low and also teeth are moving a bit, how to strength my gums.
Hi you need to go for deep scaling and cleaning. Plaque or tarter has deposited deep between the gum and tooth. It causes damage to supporting tissues and bone. Thus tooth get loose and ther can be tooth loss also so get it done fast.
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Hi doctor I am jyoti gupta 25 year old I have a bleeding gums problem please help me.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
Hi doctor I am jyoti gupta 25 year old I have a bleeding gums problem please help me.
For proper homoeopathic treatment better consukt but you may do these.. Start a vitamin C supplement. Use homoeopathic toothpaste heklalava by wheezal. You may massage your gums for 3-5 minutes with turmeric and salt mixture twice a day.
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I can't open my mouth properly because of my habit of chewing gutkha and pan masala. Before 1 month I leave that gutka and pan masala but after leaving that I can't open my mouth​ properly Give suggestions. What to do?

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
Dear user, Its good that you stopped using gutka and pan masala. If your mouth opening is less you need not to panic first stay calm and visit your dentist. They are treatments available for this condition your dentist will advise you some medications and exercises depending on the severity of your condition. Eat healthy food and hv fruits in your diet. Stay determined to quit tobacco.
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I am suffering from toothache and also it occur by high percentage cold in my body. How to remedy the pain of tooth.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I am suffering from toothache and also it occur by high percentage cold in my body. How to remedy the pain of tooth.
We need more investigations with clinical examination to decide upon treatment. You may need cleaning, root canal treatment & capping. Until then apply clove oil on the decayed tooth. Rinse frequently with mouth wash.
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I suffering from mouth smell,but according to my dentist there are no any problem in my teeth.

Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
Then it could be due to lungs or improper brushing.First use mouthwash and salt lukewarm water rinses daily before sleep for 1 week.Mostly you will be ok
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Hi, I am 29 years old boy having issue with my tooth. After having food on the tooth a sticky layer is formed. What should I do?

MDS - Orthodontics
Dentist, Gurgaon
Hi, I am 29 years old boy having issue with my tooth. After having food on the tooth a sticky layer is formed. What s...
Just have a normal water mouthwash after having things which get stuck to teeth like chips, cakes etc,
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I am 26 years old and I am suffering from bad breath. I have pus in tonsil and its very smelly and my throat is pained alot. Lot of mucous are coming out and its sticky and smelly. My tongue is also all coated with white. Please help.

BHMS, PGD PPHC, BMCP, TRAINING IN USG
Homeopath, Kolkata
how long you are suffering.take Kali bichrome 200/12dose.one dose daily empty stomach for 12days and consult after taking medicine thanks
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BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Pune
A stitch in time saves 9! A Filling (restoration) in time saves you from Root Canal or Removal of Tooth!

Hello Doctor, Myself Ankur. I'm 35 years old and I want to put braces as my teeth are bit outward and there is gap between them. I want to know will it be successful at this age. Also taking out molar teeth will be suitable. And how much time will it take to get in.

BDS, FOI, MDS - Orthodontics, FPFA, Ph.D.
Dentist, Ahmedabad
Hello Doctor,
Myself Ankur. I'm 35 years old and I want to put braces as my teeth are bit outward and there is gap be...
time depends on severity of case. braces treatment is possible at any age. u can go for braces treatment.
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I have bleeding gums and it gives bad smell while speaking. A doctor told I am just brushing hard and no problem and cleaned my teeth, told to use soft brush. Now I'm using my fingers and some tooth powder with salt. But no improvement. And I do oil pulling occasionally.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I have bleeding gums and it gives bad smell while speaking.  A doctor told I am just brushing hard and no problem and...
We need more investigations with clinical examination to decide upon treatment. You may need deep cleaning along with surgical, gum strengthening procedure. Rinse your mouth thoroughly with a mouth wash after every meals. Use pepsodent tooth paste & gum paint for 2 to 3 weeks. Advance procedures can be done with laser. 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 have deep cavity in my teeth. It's been long time I didn't want to dentist I had silver filling which don't lasted long what should I do. Sometime it pains alot.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I have deep cavity in my teeth. It's been long time I didn't want to dentist I had silver filling which don't lasted ...
Hello, for the pain management you can take Plantago major Q, 10 drops twice daily with water. Take mag phos 6x, 6 tabs hrice daily with hot water. But if the problem persists then you have to consult a dentist. Thank you.
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When the pulp of the tooth becomes inflamed

BDS (GOLD MEDALIST)
Dentist, Jamshedpur
When the pulp of the tooth becomes inflamed
When the pulp of the tooth becomes inflamed, septic or lifeless, one needs to go through the root canal treatment. 
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BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
Gingivitis is a mild form of gum disease which occurs because of the inflammation of the gums. It can easily be reversed with daily brushing and flossing and getting dental cleaning done regularly.
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