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Dr. Shilpa Gandhi

BDS

Dentist, Pune

18 Years Experience
Dr. Shilpa Gandhi BDS Dentist, Pune
18 Years Experience
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Dr. Shilpa Gandhi is a popular Dentist in Pimpri, Pune. She has over 18 years of experience as a Dentist. She is a BDS . You can meet Dr. Shilpa Gandhi personally at Dr Gandhi Dentist Clinics in Pimpri, Pune. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Shilpa Gandhi on Lybrate.com.

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BDS - KLE Institute of Dental Sciences, Belgaum - 1999
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Chronic Bad Breath - Causes and Management

M.D.S-Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, BDS
Dentist, Bangalore
Chronic Bad Breath - Causes and Management

One thing that can put away talking to someone very interesting is bad breath. And it is not an uncommon problem. While most just try to use mouth wash and chewing gums to keep it away, it is important to note that bad breath can be a sign of underlying causes, both in the mouth and the body as a whole.  

Identifying the reason can help in early diagnosis and prompt treatment of the actual disease condition.

There could be oral and general causes for bad breath or halitosis as it is medically called.  Food habits and other lifestyle habits including smoking can also lead to bad breath.

Oral causes:

  • Presence of food debris in a moist environment (saliva) is ideal for the oral bacteria to act on the food particles and break them down. This causes a bad breath, when it leads to plaque formation and it then calcifies into a hardened substance called calculus.  Plaque and calculus are the main ingredients for tooth decay and periodontal disease.
  • Severe tooth decay leads to bad breath as does periodontal infections. In severe cases, there could even be abscess formation in the root area of the tooth with pus formation 
  • Unclean dentures are another source of halitosis. There could be food lodged in between teeth or the undersurface of the denture, leading to bad breath.
  • Dry mouth or xerostomia - Certain diseases and drugs can lead to dry mouth with reduced amounts of saliva.  Saliva has a natural flushing effect on the bacteria, and in its absence, the bacteria thrive, leading to a bad odour.

General health:  Chronic diseases like gastroesophageal reflux disease, digestive disorders, liver disorders, cancer, and diabetes can lead to bad breath. 

Others:

  • Long-term smoking and/or chewing tobacco and alcohol are also reasons for bad breath.
  • Crash diets:  People on low-carb diets can have a bad breath, owing to burning of the fat and producing ketones, which have a strong smell.
  • Medications: Nitrates to reduce angina, chemotherapy agents for cancer, phenothiazines for anxiety can all lead to bad breath. They reduce saliva and/or release chemicals causing bad breath.

Management:  The first step in managing halitosis is to nail the cause down, which makes it easier to treat.

  • Start with oral hygiene check, and if there is decay or gum disease, consider restorations and cleaning.
  • Mouth rinses can be used in the maintenance phase.
  • Cessation of tobacco use should be considered.
  • General health conditions like GERD should be managed
  • Artificial saliva in cases of xerostomia
  • Alternative medications if they are causing the bad breath

Oral breath is definitely embarrassing but can be managed very easily.

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I am 19 years old male and I suddenly got pain in teeth sometimes and this pain is for 10 minutes. What should I do for it?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I am 19 years old male and I suddenly got pain in teeth sometimes and this pain is for 10 minutes. What should I do f...
Sudden tooth can be suggestive of many tooth and Gum problems.So a thorough physical examination is required for exact cause of pain.I will advise you to visit a local Dental specialist for an exact diagnosis.
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I am 35 year old lady my teeth gets sensational problems when I eat when I drink too much pain please help me?

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 35 year old lady my teeth gets sensational problems when I eat when I drink too much pain please help me?
You can use the vantage or sensodyne toothpaste twice in day. May you get good result you are welcome to consult for the further diagnosis and treatment.
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Sudden swelling on both sides of the jaw near the neck portion of heavy itching for 2 mins .The skin becomes black and burns. When oil is applied burn stops.

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
You are having swelling on both side of jaw ,this may be due to massetric spasm or impacted molars but since this has itching this can be skin problem. Causes of itching may be a insect bites, or a kind of allergies reaction /, infections, and trauma. Please visit dental surgeon for check up and apply aloe vera gel by patanjali twice a day for 15 days.
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Prevent Gum Disease

BDS
Dentist, Panchkula
Prevent Gum Disease
A diet that is rich in vitamins, minerals, fresh fruit and vegetables can help to prevent gum disease.
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I am suffering from mouth ulcers from last 10 years and consulted so many different doctors but it kept on recurring.

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
For mouth ulcers u may take a cap BNC daily, suck on tab bifilac twice daily, local application of metroggyl gel, add fibre to ur diet , green veg , banana r rich sources, take two helpful spoons of isabagol husk at night with water,milk or curd , drink plenty of water. Stress ,hurry , worry predispose u to this, ladies may experience this more during periods
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I am suffering from suffocation when ever I am traveling, and also when my mouth become dry. How could I get out of it.

PG Hom, London, BHMS
Homeopath, Mumbai
Hello , if you are feeling suffocated while traveling via air, then it is normal. However if you are feeling like that all the time, you will have to get you'pulmonary functions' tested.
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My teeth are yellow I brush everyday but yellowish colour did not vanish how can I get white teeth.

BDS
Dentist, Kolar
My teeth are yellow I brush everyday but yellowish colour did not vanish how can I get white teeth.
Go fr a scalling n polishing by a quallified dentist n use snowdent toothpaste regularly for 2 months which helps reduce the yellow colour. If your not satisfied with the results you can go fr teeth whitening (bleeching)
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My half broken front tooth has extracted on 19th of june'15. The problem is no bone of concern tooth had found in x ray hollowness is clearly seen by me of bone area (my opinion). Now my dentist given me high dosages of antibiotics for 10 days. Now in result I have not been feeling pus but feeling something is filled on that hollowness? what it should be? and how much time and how much does it cost for new teeth?

BDS
Dentist, Jalgaon
My half broken front tooth has extracted on 19th of june'15. The problem is no bone of concern tooth had found in x r...
The hollowness you can see is the extraction socket.(in my opinion) after tooth extration it may take 30-45 days for new bone formation. Please continue with the medication and do regular followups for further treatment. You can replace the extracted tooth after complete healing with ceramic bridge or implant as suggested by your dentist.
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Hi, I am under orthodontic treatment. I think due to that I am getting frequent bleeding. I am not knowing exact location of the bleeding but morning when I get up, getting blood from mouth. I also doubt whether it is due to this orthodontics treatment or some other. Please give some solution. I am afraid that I will get blood loss-anemia. as I am already anemic.

BDS
Dentist, Delhi
The bleeding gums are due to accumulation of food debris, which is a result of inadequate maintenance of oral hygiene. I suggest that you get thorough professional cleaning/scaling done from a dentist, and use antibacterial mouthwashes thereafter. Following all these measures will solve your problem. Hope that helps.
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I have yellowish tooth problem. What is the better solution to make it white for longer time.

BDS (GOLD MEDALIST)
Dentist, Jamshedpur
I have yellowish tooth problem. What is the better solution to make it white for longer time.
In most cases yellowness is due to plaques deposited in teeth surface. Get scaling done. And bleaching also is doctor suggests. Brush 2 times. Rnse after eating any thing. Avoid the things that cause stains like excess of tea coffee, tocacco smoking.
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Few days back I fell down and have a half broken front tooth. What can I do for it?

Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
kindly get X ray done if fracture involving underlying pulp ( vital tooth nerves) then root canal followed by crown otherwise can be restored by good composite material within 1 hr..
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My colleague's son reported tooth ache. Pathology tests revealed cancer. He is nonsmoker and do not use alcohol. He died at 47 last week. Why his health worsened? Is it due to poor food habits?

BDS, MDS, MBA (Healthcare), FAM
Dentist, Hyderabad
My colleague's son reported tooth ache. Pathology tests revealed cancer. He is nonsmoker and do not use alcohol. He d...
Hello Sir, Deeply saddened by the news. My condolences to the family. Oral Cancer can happen to any one at all and without a reason. But there are certian factors which can increase the risk to getting one, like tobacco usage both smoke and smokeless form, poor general health, poor diet etc etc. Or in rare cases it could be genetic too. We as doctors take it upon ourselves to reach out to people and educate and create awareness regarding Oral Cancer. We propogate timely and regular oral health check ups to catch the problem in an ealy stage and then adequately treat it or maybe even some times identify risk factors and help in preventing it altogether. So my advice, as has always been, to get regular oral Health check up done and consider the recommendations of the dentist. After all as they say "Prevention is beter than Cure" Take care! Cheers!
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I am 57 years old and am on Venlafaxine XR 150 mg for Depression. Of late due to tooth ache I am taking NSAID nimesulide 100 mg 1-1-1. Is it safe to combine these two drugs? Please advice.

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 57 years old and am on Venlafaxine XR 150 mg for Depression.
Of late due to tooth ache I am taking NSAID nimesul...
It may b cavity. You need removal of cavity & filling or rct on it. So go for the treatment instead of medication.
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Muje lemon khane ya juice pine ke bad kuch khaya nahi jata or tooth me pain hota he. 2-4 din tak me kuch bhi nahi kha pata.

BDS
Dentist, Kolar
Muje lemon khane ya juice pine ke bad kuch khaya nahi jata or tooth me pain hota he. 2-4 din tak me kuch bhi nahi kha...
This could b either due to sensitivity due to loss of enamel surface or due to decay of tooth. Tooth decay can b treated by filling of tooth or by rct n capping of the decay is deep. Sensitivity can b reduced by using desensitizing toothpaste such as senquelf or sensodyne toothpaste by rubbing some amount of toothpaste onto your tooth surface n wait till 5 mins before rinsing it off. Get your teeth evaluated by dentist to know the cause of your problem n get treated accordingly. Regsrds.
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Severe upper tooth pain Tooth had comeoff 14 years ago and was pushed back by dentist then But now pain recurred sensitivity and severe pain in the gum and tooth Pls suggest what to do and some good dentists in blore.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Severe upper tooth pain Tooth had comeoff 14 years ago and was pushed back by dentist then But now pain recurred sens...
Hi, Apply Plantago Q/ few drops on cotton swab, place it on the affected tooth/ teeth and press it tightly, do it thrice a day. Orally, take Mag. Phos. 6x/ after every 2 hours. Do visit a dentist for proper diagnosis, share the reports with me. In case possible, will help you in treating your problem. (Sorry, have no idea about Bangalore, but if there is Clove Dental clinic, do visit there). Home-Remedies: -Rub a few drops of clove oil or can even press 2-3 cloves in between the teeth on the affected tooth several times daily until the ache goes away. -Rub a few drops on the affected tooth several times daily until the ache goes away. -Apply a cool compress to outside of mouth or cheek. -Mix 1 tsp of salt in a glass of warm water. Rinse your mouth with saltwater. Swirl it around in your mouth and spit it out. Make sure that you don't swallow. -Soak a cotton ball in a mixture of a few drops of garlic clove oil and a small amount of olive oil, and apply the cotton ball to the area of pain.
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What happened I don't know, I am getting bad smell from my mouth after brushing. It is since five years, I am suffering with this and I am unable to speak others also due to this. Kindly suggest right solution to avoid this problem.

BDS
Dentist, Bangalore
Bad breath can be reduced or prevented if you: practice good oral hygiene. Brush twice a day with fluoride toothpaste to remove food debris and plaque. Don't forget to brush the tongue, too. Replace your toothbrush every 2 to 3 months or after an illness. Use floss or an interdental cleaner to remove food particles and plaque between teeth once a day. See your dentist regularly -- at least twice a year. He or she will conduct an oral exam and professional teeth cleaning and will be able to detect and treat periodontal disease, dry mouth, or other problems that may be the cause of bad mouth odor. Drink lots of water. This will keep your mouth moist. Chewing gum (preferably sugarless) stimulates the production of saliva, which helps wash away food particles and bacteria.
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I am facing problem due to mouth ulcers from past 1 week. Because of this, I am not able to eat properly. I applied Zytee Gel and took medicines also (becosules Z, Folvite, Sporlac ds). No positive results after taking medicines also.

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
I am facing problem due to mouth ulcers from past 1 week. Because of this, I am not able to eat properly. I applied Z...
Hi lybrate-user. You are treating the ulcers repeatedly but not finding out the cause of the ulcers. Visit a dentist who will find the cause of the ulcers and treat it so that they don't recur.
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I have problem of teeth painting bcz of eating more sweet and no other medicine is working.

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
I have problem of teeth painting bcz of eating more sweet and no other medicine is working.
Hi, please do not ignore if there is pain in tooth often. Get your dental checkup done from your dentist. Sometimes its just sensitivity because the decay of tooth is in initial stages that can be restored with normal tooth filling.
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Hi good evening DR's I have problem I often get badly smell from my mouth , how to cure this problem , kindly suggest for home remedies , or any tooth paste come for curing such problems, at present m using himalaya tooth paste I brush once a day.

BDS
Dentist, Vadodara
Hi good evening DR's I have problem I often get badly smell from my mouth , how to cure this problem , kindly suggest...
Bad breath is due to accumulation of plaque on teeth, decay teeth, dry mouth, smoking, tobacco chewing, consumption of caffeinated or aerated beverages, oilly n spicy food, sore throat, bad digestion. Go for scaling and polishing of teeth. Use mouthwash twice daily after brushing. Maintain proper oral hygiene. Increase your water intake.
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