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Dr. Darshan

Dentist, Pune

200 at clinic
Dr. Darshan Dentist, Pune
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Dr. Darshan is a popular Dentist in Wakad, Pune. Doctor is currently associated with Smile Bay Dental Care for Kids and You in Wakad, Pune. Book an appointment online with Dr. Darshan and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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Why Oral Health in Older Adults Is Important

MDS Prosthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Mohali
Why Oral Health in Older Adults Is Important

It is said that oral health is the best indicator of a person's health. A bad oral hygiene translates down to the rest of the organs, reflecting poor health. And, like all other organs of the body, the oral cavity also is aging and therefore, requires extra attention to maintain good health and requires longer time to heal and get back to its original state. So, as the old adage goes, prevention is better than cure.

The following are some reasons why oral health in older patients is very important:

  1. Food and nutrition: Be it a regular decay or rare cases of oral cancer, poor oral health means reduced food intake. In the elderly, the tissues supporting the teeth (periodontium) deteriorates, leading to loosening of teeth and inability to eat and chew food. This gets into a vicious cycle, and for the elderly, good healthy nutrition is very important for overall health. If decayed teeth and weak teeth are not allowing them to eat well, the overall health takes a toll too.
  2. Overall health: Poor oral health is associated with higher incidence of diabetes and heart disease. Also, in diabetics especially, the periodontal tissue is easily affected and prone to infection. This leads to not just tooth mobility, but also root caries. The incidence of abscess and cyst associated with root caries is much
  3. higher than decay in the crown portion of the tooth. The simple logic is that there is more tooth structure covering the crown than the root, and therefore, the decay reaches the pulp a lot more quickly.
  4. Medications and side effects: Dental pain, those who have experienced will swear to be one of the worst pains to go through. And in old age, it is something that is best avoided. So, better oral care and hygiene measures become all the more important. Once pain sets in, the antibiotics and painkillers become necessary, bringing with them a host of side effects.

Simple Management tips:

  1. Brush twice a day using fluoridated toothpaste
  2. Rinse with each meal with a mouthwash is possible, else with plain water
  3. Floss regularly to prevent interdental caries 
  4. Routine bi-annual visits to the dentist, especially if you are prone for decay or have dry mouth. Whether it is a small decay or a lesion, the dentist will be able to detect it early and arrest and/or treat it
  5. Don't ignore lumps or sore throat that is persistent 
  6. Quit smoking, use of tobacco (if applicable) 
  7. Healthy diet that is rich in fiber 

To avoid the vicious cycle of dental symptoms and complications and their effect on general health, it is advisable to do some basic hygiene measures.

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I have been getting blood from my gums especially when i went for Bath room other wise its OK.Upon by consulted dentist he throughly cleaned my teeth and gums,bleeding has stopped for a month and again its bleeding.Please suggest remedy for my problem

Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Dehradun
You need to visit your dentist as these are chronic problems. he would suggest you further treatment as Deep Cleaning & Flap based on the clinical & Radiological Assessment. Also he could guide you about the Outcome. But you have to be patient with the treatment as it may require multiple sittings over long period
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Hi. I am 25 male. 2days ago I am fall down on a concrete slap. Its hit at the lower portion of my mouth. Now I can't open my mouth properly. When trying start pain in my lower jow.� teeth are also slidely broke. Please help me. What can I do?

MDS Prosthodontics
Dentist, Ranchi
Hi. I am 25 male. 2days ago I am fall down on a concrete slap. Its hit at the lower portion of my mouth. Now I can't ...
Consult dentist and get a full mouth x ray. Fall might have damaged your jaw joint near ear. Don't ignore.
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I have sensitivity in my teeth. It pain also. What should I do. I am using colgate sensitive pro relief pest for a month. But not cured.

BDS (GOLD MEDALIST)
Dentist, Jamshedpur
I have sensitivity in my teeth. It pain also. What should I do. I am
 using colgate sensitive pro relief pest for a m...
Try thermoseal ra toothpaste for one month. Rub gently on sensitive area wait for 5 minutes and then rinse. If you cant get relief then you need to go for laminating or veneering. Sometimes enamel layer of teeth get eroded because of bruxism, hard brushing, age, and after an orthodontic treatment. Avoid too much cold food like icecream till the symptoms subsides.
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One side of masseter muscle is larger I think so. Due to which my one jaw appear larger than other. please help my symmetry. Suggest some facial exercise.

BDS, MDS Prosthodontics
Dentist, Delhi
One side of masseter muscle is larger I think so. Due to which my one jaw appear larger than other. please help my sy...
Hi lybrate-user, It seems you have a hypertrophied muscle, this is basically due to over activity of muscle. Probably you might b a night grinder (involuntary grinding of teeth at sleep). U must visit a dentist and get a night guard made. It will definitely help you out.
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I am having yellow marks on my teeth I dont know how to remove it please give any solution for removing it.

PGD Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics
Dentist, Mumbai
I am having yellow marks on my teeth I dont know how to remove it please give any solution for removing it.
Yellow marks on teeth can either be because of faulty development of tooth or because of accumulation of tartar (calculus as we call it). Faulty development of tooth is a problem that can be addresed only with aesthetic smile designing. If the problem is of tartar, it can be silve by getting a ckeaning of teeth done at a dentist.
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I am suffering from mouth ulcers since 3 days I have visted doctor and I have also take all prescribed medicines but it was not recovering so now please give a nice tip to recover my mouth ulcers.

Certification in Full Mouth Rehabilitation, Post-Graduate Certificate in Oral Implantology (PGCOI), M.Sc - Master of Oral Implantology (MOI), Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Rajkot
I am suffering from mouth ulcers since 3 days I have visted doctor and I have also take all prescribed medicines but ...
You can use the following medicine and gel tab -b complex 15 one in day dentogel apply over the ulcer 3 times in day you are welcome to consult for the further diagnosis and treatment.
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Hello doctor, I am suffering from following problem: Gum of the teeth became raddish. Thin white layer on the gum of teeth. It is painful while I take spicy food with pepper. This is for more than two years. Regards.

MDS - Periodontics, BDS
Dentist, Ahmedabad
There can be many reasons for it...1st you get an scaling done than....it might be an allergic gum disease... might be due to some new toothpaste you are using or due to aspirin burn or an skin disease...need your medical history..and a picture ...mail it if possible on drshailythakkar@gmail.com...if its a skin disease you will need a biopsy done of that area...
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I have problem. Of bad breath consulted 2/3 doctors. They aren't able to point out my base cause.

BDS
Dentist, Bardhaman
There are a lot of reasons of halitosis. It may be due to food accumulation on teeth, or others. You can use mouth wash 1or 2 file. Scaling may be rule out your problem.
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Bad Breath - 5 Reasons You Might Suffer From It And What Can You Do About It

BDS
Dentist, Raipur
Bad Breath - 5 Reasons You Might Suffer From It And What Can You Do About It
Bad breath isn't just an indication of what you eat. Apart from being a turn off for people who come in contact with you, it could also hint at health problems.

Here are 5 reasons that cause bad breath and ways to overcome the same.

1) Unhealthy Teeth And Gums - Most of the bad breath and halitosis problems result due to unhealthy teeth and gums. Basically, people who don't take care of their dental hygiene are prone to the problem.
Solution - Clean your teeth and rinse your mouth properly to get rid of the annoying rotten egg stench.

2) Lack Of Hydration - If you are not drinking enough water, you can have bad breath. Saliva washes away smell causing bacteria. But not having enough water will lead to lesser saliva, which will lead to dead and rotting cells that will stink.
Solution - Drink atleast 8-10 glasses of water daily, at regular intervals.

3) Allergies - Nose and asthma related allergies are one of the leading causes of bad breath.
Solution - Make sure that you get rid of the allergies via proper care. Also, hydrate more when you have any allergy, like sinus problems or tonsil infection, it helps in clearing allergies out.

4) Eating the wrong stuff - Garlic, uncooked onion and too many spices can also lead to bad breath.
Solution - Use moderate spices and always rinse your mouth after each meal. Also, avoid foods that are high in sugar as they promote more bacteria.

5) Acid Reflux - If getting gaseous feeling in the pit of your stomach is a common problem for you, then you might have bad breath too. Heartburn, indigestion and acid reflux are common causes of bad breath.
Solution - Avoid foods that can cause a reflux and try light eating. It will take care of other health problems too.

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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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Hi doctor. I am 29 years old, my teeth all in not in order can I make a clip now and then how much cost is that approximately.

MDS - Orthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Rajkot
Hi doctor. I am 29 years old, my teeth all in not in order can I make a clip now and then how much cost is that appro...
Ya you can start orthodontic treatment (braces, clip) for your irregularly placed teeth. Metal braces approx cost will be rs. 27000/- and ceramic braces will be rs. 40000/- for more query contact to your nearest orthodontist.
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Since last one month the saliva in mouth tastes very sweet. Is it symptom of diabetes or any other problem.

MDS Prosthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Chandigarh
That can be due to food you take either carbs or sugar intake which increases the sugar level of saliva this leads to increased caries risk brush after every meal
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I have bleeding in my teeth for 5 days so please tell me what I do ?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist,
I have bleeding in my teeth for 5 days so please tell me what I do ?
Kindly consult a dentist in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations 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. You may consult me in person. 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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दांतो की देखभाल क्यों जरूरी है ?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Faridabad
दांतो की देखभाल क्यों जरूरी है ?

ये तो  हमारी साधारण जानकारी है कि दांतो की कैविटी एंड मसूड़ो की बीमारियों से अच्छे से ध्यान रखने से बचाया जा सकता है| यह सिर्फ बड़े लोगो के लिए ही नहीं बल्कि छोटे शिशुओ के लिए भी जरूरी है | 

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I had braces to close the gap between my front teeth and immediately after the braces came off I still had a mild gap, I have the hawley retainers which are active so will they close the remaining gap?

BDS, Master of Hospital Administration
Dentist, Patna
I had braces to close the gap between my front teeth and immediately after the braces came off I still had a mild gap...
relapse is usually due to removable retainers. so fixed retainers are best. anyways you can go for composite.
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My teethes are weak, sometimes it bleeds also. What can I do for that?

Post-Graduate Certificate in Endodontics
Dentist,
My teethes are weak, sometimes it bleeds also.
What can I do for that?
Hello, bleeding gums are indications of gum diseases. Like pyrhea. Due to deposits and stains around tooth neck, gum diseases occur. You need a proper dental scaling and gums treatment done. Its a simple procedure and doesnt cost much. Please visit your nearest dentist. Thank you.
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Hello sir I have a habit of chuing gutkha. So my mouth not opening fully any medicines for this problem. Please tell me how to solve my problem.

MDS Prosthodontics, BDS, Medicine
Dentist, Mohali
No medicine can help you. Please quit the habit. Dear i'm afraid to say but please get treatment done as soon as possible!
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I am 19 years old I have pain in my teeth. What should i do?

BDS (GOLD MEDALIST)
Dentist,
I am 19 years old I have pain in my teeth. What should i do?
You may have cavity and pulpits. Get an x-ray done to know about the extent of the cavity. After that treatment plan can be decided it will be either filling or rct. For temporary relief from pain you can take ketorol dt 2 tabs dissolved in half cup of water. Or ibuprofen after meal.
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My teeth are somewhat outside n I had braced it. But still now they are. I can't do it again. Can you plzzzz help me.

BDS
Dentist, Rewa
My teeth are somewhat outside n I had braced it. But still now they are. I can't do it again. Can you plzzzz help me.
To move the teeth inward you need to visit an orthodontist. He will check and see whether you need braces or without that can your problem be cured.
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