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Dr. Prajakta M. Likhitkar

BDS

Dentist, Thane

7 Years Experience  ·  0 at clinic
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Dr. Prajakta M. Likhitkar is a trusted Dentist in Kaushalya Medical Foundation Trust Hospital, Thane. She has helped numerous patients in her 7 years of experience as a Dentist. She is a BDS . She is currently associated with Dentsmile Multispeciality dental clinic in Kaushalya Medical Foundation Trust Hospital, Thane. Book an appointment online with Dr. Prajakta M. Likhitkar on Lybrate.com.

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BDS - MUMBAI UNIVERSITY, - 2010
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English
Hindi
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Indian Dental Association

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I use gul manjan heavily and now suffering from bp. I want to leave it but can't. Also my teeth has blackened. Kindly guide home remedies. Dentist scaling I did in april this year.

BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
I use gul manjan heavily and now suffering from bp. I want to leave it but can't. Also my teeth has blackened. Kindly...
Hello, Using manjan doesn't help you to clean teeth. It may harm the structure or surface of teeth. Change your toothpaste and use toothbrush with that. Visit dentist again who can give you Better treatment plan. May be bleaching can help. Regards
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Hello doctor, I am facing problem on my tongue as well as on penis. Kuch time se tongue pe pain ho rahi n jalan b hoti hai ye continuously halka ho raha hai or penis ma front (cap) ma jalan hoti hai week me ek bar ho jate hai aur chote chote dots aur redness ho jati hai Please reply for remedies with FULL detail.

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
Sexologist, Lonavala
Hello doctor, I am facing problem on my tongue as well as on penis. Kuch time se tongue pe pain ho rahi n jalan b hot...
Try the following remedy it will surely help you natural home remedy using asparagus powder and milk: 1. Take 2 tsp indian asparagus powder 2. Add 1 cup milk 3. Boil the mixture for 10 min 4. Drink 2 times every day if it dosent work then you must consult ayurvedic doctor.
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BDS, PGDFO
Dentist, Gadchiroli
A cup of tea a day, keeps the dentist away! A single cup of tea contains high amounts of flouride and flavonoids which prevent harmful bacteria from sticking to the teeth thereby keeping the teeth and gums healthy.
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MDS
Dentist, Nagpur
Avoid excess of cold drinks,choclates,sweets for better healthy teeth.

Frequently i am getting mouth ulcers and i am unable to eat any spicy foods or hot food. Please help me.

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
For mouth ulcers apply ulcer gel two to three times a day for one week. And multivitamin tablet. Once a day for 7 days.
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BDS
Dentist, Jabalpur
The life of toothbrush is nearly three months. The toothbrush doesn't clean properly after its bristles wears off. Please change toothbrush regularly for proper oral hygiene.
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How to teeth clean & white which toothpest best for this ? Available in medicine any

BDS
Dentist, Bangalore
How to teeth clean & white which toothpest best for this ? Available in medicine any
Gently brush the outside, inside and chewing surface of each tooth using short back-and-forth strokes. Gently brush your tongue to remove bacteria and freshen breath. Most dentists agree that a soft-bristled brush is best for removing plaque and debris from your teeth. Any toothpaste containing fluoride is good for teeth.
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I am 33 year old male. In between my teeth blood come out frequently I have changed my brush but no use of it blood comes.

oral implantology, BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
I am 33 year old male. In between my teeth blood come out frequently I have changed my brush but no use of it blood c...
Get your teeth cleaned professionally by scaling and polishing. maintain oral hygiene by brushing twice a day and use mouthwash regularly.
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I WAS TAKING half lemon with one glass of warm water after brushing But my teeth got irritated, hence now I take with a glass of buttermilk Along with lunch at noon and night, is it ok? My Dr. says aloevera has side effects to be very careful?

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
I WAS TAKING half lemon with one glass of warm water after brushing
But my teeth got irritated, hence now I take with...
Go only by the researched protocols v have habit of prescribing drugs to each other which is very wrong
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Hello, I am terribly suffering from severe bad breath. When I wake up in morning, my mouth stinks so much that I myself can feel the bad breath. After brushing, immediately within an hour my mouth starts stinking. I brush twice a day, in morning and before going to bed along with applying manjan at evening. I do scaling twice a year and dentist confirmed that oral hygiene is good. I have a runny nose while having my meals, my tongue gets white throughout the day despite of cleaning it daily in morning and while brushing my teeth in morning also I feel that bad breath is coming from my throat. I am not a doctor but I doubt it's a nasal issue or may be tonsil stones issue. By reading the above information, can some doctor please advise, which type of specialist I should see I'm Pune. I mean ENT, gastroenterologist etc? I really wish to eliminate this bad breath issue permanently so please please advise genuinely. Thanks in advance.

BDS, MDS
Dentist, Gorakhpur
Hello, I am terribly suffering from severe bad breath. When I wake up in morning, my mouth stinks so much that I myse...
A specialist dentist can help you regarding your bad breath problem. Considering you are free from any tobacco related habit, follow these steps 1) brushing in the night before going to bed. Drink as much water as you can all day long and must before sleeping in the night. 2) use Listerine mouth wash twice daily. Rinse with it for 30 seconds and do not drink or eat anything for at least one hour. You can repete it in the morning after brushing. 3) buy non sugar based chewing gums, or you can use oral mint spray to keep fresh breath long. Your nasal problem will be overshadowed. *You are not supposed to miss this routine for at least one week. You can thank us later. THANK YOU.
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i brush two times per day but my teeth are continuously yellow colour i. E teeth upper layer are continue removing. Which doing to back to my white layer on teeth.

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 brush two times per day but my teeth are continuously yellow colour i. E teeth upper layer are continue removing. W...
Get your teeth clean by the dentist and also the bleaching treatment if require by that treatment you will get good white teeth
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One of the tooth have a hole though both are still standing no with pains. The enamel in the one with hole is completely extracted. Does that impact on your earlier recommendation?

BDS
Dentist, Vadodara
One of the tooth have a hole though both are still standing no with pains. The enamel in the one with hole is complet...
teeth hole means the beginning of cavities. the teeth won't pain until the decay will reach the nerve endings. so get the filling done as early as possible. also the caries progress, so Everytime the recommendation will be different.
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BDS, PGDFO
Dentist, Gadchiroli
Gum diseases should be treated by periodontists, who specialize in treating dental gum diseases. Since they exclusively deal with this field, they offer treatments which other dentists generally do not refer to.
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Dental Facts

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Dentist, Chennai
Dental Facts
Never brush your teeth after
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Myths and Facts about Dental care

BDS
Dentist, Bangalore
Myths and Facts about Dental care
Myth 1: Scaling is not good for teeth

Fact: Scaling removes tartar and keeps teeth and gums healthy. Scaling and deep cleaning of gums prevent the problem of bad breath and bleeding gums. Thus, scaling is beneficial for teeth and gums. One should get professional cleaning done by a dentist with a proper ultrasonic scaler. Also, getting extensive scaling (more than required) done is harmful.

Myth 2: Only sugar causes cavities

Fact: Cavities occur when bacteria produce acids in the mouth. The process can begin by any carbohydrate that you consume. That includes sugar, fruits, vegetables, rice and bread. To reduce chances of tooth decay, one should not only practice good dental care but also limit the intake of acidic products.

Myth 3: Teeth whitening is harmful as it damages enamel

Fact: Technique like zoom whitening works by exfoliating stains from one's teeth to lighten them and bring back their natural colour. It is the simplest and safest procedure as a product is used by dentists that is devoid of bleaching agents and chemicals.

Myth 4: Brushing your bleeding gums is bad

Fact: Brushing is not only good on teeth, but also on your gums and tongue. Brushing these areas helps get rid of plaque which is what causes inflammation and eventually gum disease. One should not brush too hard if they have sensitive gums. One must not use a hard toothbrush on bleeding gums.

Myth 5: Using sugarless chewing gum after meal can replace brushing

Fact: Nothing can replace proper brushing technique. And in case you want to use sugarless chewing gum do not chew it for more than 10 minutes.
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Why Smokers are at Greater Risk of Tooth Loss?

MDS Prosthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Mohali
Why Smokers are at Greater Risk of Tooth Loss?

The mouth is the first organ that takes the brunt of smoking. The teeth, lips, cheeks, tongue are all affected by smoking. While most are worried about the discoloration of the teeth and lips, the damage is actually quite deep rooted literally and figuratively. The harmful effects of smoking reach the roots and eventually lead to tooth loss.

Let us look at some ways how smoking affects the teeth.

1. The black stains that are the tell-tale signs of a smoker are a major source of irritation to the teeth, especially along the gum line. On one hand, they do not allow proper cleaning of the gums and on the other, they are a constant source of irritation leading to inflammation. The result is there is damage beneath that layer of black stains, which does not become visible unless the signs of infection become evident pain, redness, swelling or even pus formation in some cases.

2. Smoking conceals the gum disease from becoming evident, thereby, reducing the chance of identifying and treating the disease at an early stage. This progresses to more severe periodontal disease, where the bones and supporting tissues that hold the tooth in place are infected and gradually the tooth weakens.

3. The nicotine in the smoke also promotes the growth of bacteria that lead to plaque formation and thereby worsen the pace at which gum disease happens.

4. Another aspect is that in smokers, the ability of the gums to heal is reduced drastically, thereby, leading to progressive incremental damage and eventual tooth loss.

5. Nicotine reduces the amount of minerals in bones and especially in postmenopausal female smokers, the bones are quite weak and the incidence of periodontal disease is also quite high.

To summarize, for smokers, the risk for gum disease is higher and the recovery of gum disease is delayed. The duration and number of cigarettes has a direct effect on the gum disease. Of note, the effects are more severe in females, compared to males.

The good news however, is that quitting smoking (and other forms of nicotine) can show immediate results, including complete reversal of the damage. Other ways to manage include:

1. Regular brushing and flossing, twice a day at least

2. Rinsing after each meal with either a medicated rinse or plain water

3. Clinical cleaning including scaling and root planing if required at regular intervals

4. Minor surgery if required if there is root exposure and/or deep periodontal pockets

5. Abstain from tobacco in any form

Smoking affects the gums and periodontium severely, tooth loss has a strong and direct correlation with smoking. Not many would have thought about the adverse effects of smoking on the dental system. While they sound very alarming, there is definitely hope, with the first step as quitting it. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Dentist.

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I have lesions on basal part of toungue and it is not healing lasted for more than 6 months?

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Hi!if there are lesions and a not healing is definitely a cause of concern. Plz visit ur dentist immediately for proper diagnosis of ur lesions.
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I'm 47 years old and quiet good with my teeth. What further should I do to keep with good condition? Elderly get their tooth broken bit-by-bit slowly getting old. About me?

BDS
Dentist, Una
I'm 47 years old and quiet good with my teeth. What further should I do to keep with good condition? Elderly get thei...
thats good..just maintain ur oral hygiene..good food habbits..brushing..flossing and regular mouthwash helps ur teeth last loger..
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I am 23 years old. My teeth are a little yellow. When I went to a free dental checkup he told there is no problem in your teeth and gums although he suggested to get a gum cleanup. I brush 2 times daily with coalgate advanced. I would appreciate any suggestion.

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
I am 23 years old. My teeth are a little yellow. When I went to a free dental checkup he told there is no problem in ...
cleanup is usually advised every 6 months as there are certain areas of our mouth where the toothbrush cannot clean well. A cleanup will remove any accumulations on your teeth. This may not change the yellowness of your teeth if the internal shade of your tooth is yellowish. If you want to change the shade of your tooth, you may need to go for dental whitening.
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What is the cost of componeer for three front teeth does it is completely safe for teeth.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
What is the cost of componeer for three front teeth does it is completely safe for teeth.
It requires a proper maintanence and it is safe too. Cost varies. We need further investigation to decide upon the treatment.
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