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Hi keep on suffering from constant Dental issues of tooth decay. I take proper care of my teeth, I brush twice, gargle after I eat and even make use of Mouth Wash, still every few months I have to go through some or the other issue. Is this due to my other health issues such as Ulcerative Colitis and hepatitis B. Is there some way to stop this?

Dr. Vikram Singh Atwal 92% (175 ratings)
PCAD, MCID Implant, BDS, Advanced Aesthetics
Dentist, Chandigarh
Hi keep on suffering from constant Dental issues of tooth decay.
I take proper care of my teeth, I brush twice, gargl...
There is no relation of your dental health with ulcerative colitis or Hepatitis B. Seems like your dental problems are not explained and taken care properly. You might be having multiple carious teeth which are not taken care at the right time which leads to multiple visits. You should ask your present dentist to do a complete examination of your teeth and oral cavity and explain to you all the treatment that you need. Completing the treatment of all the teeth which require attention. Your job will be to be regular with the follow ups and take care of oral hygiene properly at your home. Once all the potential areas of problems are taken care off and explained to you then you will notice that you are not having any new dental issues. This way there will be no more new dental problems and you can be lead a happy and healthy life.
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What You Eat Affects Your Teeth?

Dr. Anju Thomas 85% (11 ratings)
BDS, MDS Prosthodontics
Dentist, Bangalore
What You Eat Affects Your Teeth?

Your mouth, teeth, and gums are more than just tools for eating. They’re essential for chewing and swallowing—the first steps in the digestion process.

Your mouth is your body’s initial point of contact with the nutrients you consume. So what you put in your mouth impacts not only your general health but also that of your teeth and gums. In fact, if your nutrition is poor, the first signs often show up in your mouth. Here are a few helpful things to know about how what you eat can impact your dental health. Your individual nutrition and calorie need depend on your age, gender, level of physical activity and other health factors, but according to MyPlate, a website from the Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, an agency of U.S. Department of Agriculture, a balanced and healthy diet should include: Fruits and vegetables. Combined, these should cover half your plate at meals. Grains, At least half of the grains you eat should be whole grains, such as oatmeal, whole wheat bread, and brown rice. Dairy, Choose low-fat or fat-free dairy foods most often. Protein. Make lean protein choices, such as lean beef, skinless poultry, and fish. Vary your protein choices to also include eggs, beans, peas, and legumes. Eat at least eight ounces of seafood a week. In addition to diet, it’s also important to stay active for good health. Adults should get at least two and a half hours of moderate-intensity physical activity every week. The foods you eat and the beverages you drink can have a direct influence on the incidence and progression of tooth decay, depending upon:

  1.  The form of the food—whether it’s liquid, solid, sticky or slow to dissolve makes a difference.
  2. How often you eat sugary foods and beverages and how often you eat or drink acidic foods and beverages.
  3. The nutritional makeup of the food.
  4. The combination of the foods you eat and the order in which you eat them.
  5. Medical conditions you may have, such as gastrointestinal reflux and eating disorders, which can increase risk of cavities and weaken teeth

For dental health, it’s recommended that people limit eating and drinking between meals. Of course, sometimes eating between meals must happen. Unfortunately, most people choose foods like sweets and chips for snacks; foods that harm teeth by promoting tooth decay. If you do snack, make it a nutritious choice—such as cheese, yogurt, fruits, vegetables or nuts—for your overall health and the health of your teeth. 

Thoracoscopy Its Purpose And Uses!

Dr. Hemant Kalra 88% (370 ratings)
MBBS, MD -Pulmonary Medicine-Tuberculosis ,Respiratory Disease Medicine , Diploma in Tuberculosis and Chest Diseases (DTCD), European Diploma in Respiratory Medicine
Pulmonologist, Delhi

Purpose of the Thoracoscopy:

- To visually inspect the lungs
- To obtain tissue biopsies or fluid samples from the lungs
- To remove excess fluid in the pleural cavity or pleural cysts
- To evaluate patients with pulmonary disease or abnormalities
- To obtain a tissue sample (biopsy) for further evaluation and to diagnose inflammation, infection, fibrosis and cancer

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Requirements Of Routine Dental Check-ups!

Dr. Hetal Chheda 85% (10 ratings)
BDS, Certificate of Speciality Training In Restorative Dentistry & Endodontics, Advanced Certificate Course In Aesthetic Dentistry
Dentist, Mumbai
Requirements Of Routine Dental Check-ups!

You may think that you need a routine health check-up every 6 months but some patients may require a more frequent check-up depending on person to person.

What happens during a dental check-up?

  • check your teeth gums and entire oral cavity 
  • dentist may ask about your other health problems and the entire history is taken 
  • x-ray of the teeth may be taken if required 
  • the dentist will guide you to take proper oral health care habits 
  • And quit smoking and tobacco 
  • cleaning of teeth is done and proper brushing technique is explained.
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Hi, I had dental cavity in one of my tooth a few years back. I got an Rct done and a crown fixed. The crown fell off in 2016. I could not go to the dentist then due to financial issues. Now I am having pain and swelling in that tooth. Do I need to get another RCT done or do I need to remove the tooth altogether?

Dr. Pulak Mukherjee 89% (6360 ratings)
Homeopath, Hooghly
Hi, I had dental cavity in one of my tooth a few years back. I got an Rct done and a crown fixed. The crown fell off ...
You have to go to the dentist as soon as possible, may be it's infection, Soo need treatment for this purpose.
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Oral Health!

Dr. Puneet Kansal 92% (821 ratings)
MDS - Orthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Meerut
Oral Health!

Why are my gums inflamed even though I take care of my mouth?
There may be a number of reasons. If you can, you need to consult a dentist. Regular professional cleanings are necessary, even with good dental hygiene. In the meantime, you may want to re-examine how you take care of your mouth. If you don't floss, you should. 

Some other things that may help:

  • Use an oral irrigator, such as a Waterpik.
  • Invest in an electric toothbrush.
  • Brush after every meal rather than just twice a day; at least, rinse your mouth out after a meal if brushing isn't possible.
  • Avoid sugary foods and beverages.
  • Use plaque removing mouthwash.
  • Try a toothpaste with stannous fluoride.

I have problem of demineralization in my teeth because of this there are white spots on my teeth and now I can see brown dots on those white spots. Is it cavity? Is there any treatment for demineralisation of teeth?

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
I have problem of demineralization in my teeth because of this there are white spots on my teeth and now I can see br...
No not at this age but u can get crowns over them avoid sticky food as u would b caries prone must brush at night
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I Brush My Teeth Regularly But I Still Have Cavities!

Dr. Pogaku Rajkumar 91% (77 ratings)
Dentist, Hyderabad
I Brush My Teeth Regularly But I Still Have Cavities!

Brushing alone is not enough ,proper brushing along with flossing is effective.

Are you brushing the  right way?  

Place your toothbrush at a 45-degree angle to the gums.

Gently move the brush back and forth in short (tooth-wide) strokes.

Brush the outer surfaces, the inner surfaces, and the chewing surfaces of the teeth.

 Brush atleast for 2 minutes.

Use of Mouthwash, for better results use fluoride based mouth wash after brushing.

Swish your mouth after every snack.

Avoid food containing  high sugars before bed.

Ask your dentist about dental sealants (a plastic protective coating) applied to the chewing surfaces of your back teeth (molars) to protect them from decay.

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