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10 Unknown Facts About Tooth Whitening!

Dr. Anju Thomas 85% (10 ratings)
BDS, MDS Prosthodontics
Dentist, Bangalore
10 Unknown Facts About Tooth Whitening!

There is a myth that whitening erases all the damage they’ve done to their teeth over their lifetimes. The opposite is true — the better you’ve cared for your teeth, the greater the results. If you have kept up on your dental appointments, brushed and flossed regularly,  and avoided damage and discoloration, the whiter your teeth will appear after treatment.  

Too much whitening gel too fast will permanently damage teeth.  Over-whitening can make them look translucent or discolored 

Ultra-violet (UV) light is a frequency of light that works by accelerating the whitening gel to act faster.  This process is FDA regulated and only offered under dentist supervision. Caps and veneers will neither whiten nor stain.  Immediately after whitening (regardless of the product you use),  your teeth are more susceptible to restaining. The pores in your teeth are slightly more open and can more easily allow stains in.

 Teeth Whitening

Know Before You Go-If you have extrinsic discoloration (i.e. staining from things like coffee and tea) it can be removed by cleaning the teeth with professional teeth cleaning. Bleach will not work well on extrinsic discoloration. If you have intrinsic yellowing, no amount of stain-removing toothpaste can lighten the intrinsic color of the tooth. You’ll need to whiten your teeth using a bleaching gel that is held up against the teeth.

What we think & what happens actually 

After whitening treatment  it is completely normal for sensitivity to occur.  The teeth become temporarily dehydrated which reduces their ability to insulate the nerve from changes in temperature. Sensitivity will disappear 12-36 hours after whitening. To prevent soft tissue irritation use gingival barrier.

 

 

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Ways To Whiten Your Teeth!

Dr. Puneet Kansal 92% (814 ratings)
MDS - Orthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Meerut
Ways To Whiten Your Teeth!

Ways To Whiten Your Teeth!

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Role Of Glutathione In Skin Whitening!

Dr. Ravinder Mittal 86% (35 ratings)
MD - Dermatology
Dermatologist, Bathinda
Role Of Glutathione In Skin Whitening!

Almost everyone wants their skin to look healthy, rejuvenated and fairer. From home remedies to medical and cosmetic assistance, people try everything under the sun to improve their skin tone. Any discussion about skin whitening is incomplete without the mention of glutathione. Often referred to as the "Mother of all antioxidants", glutathione, a tripeptide comprising of the three amino acids- glycine, cysteine, and glutamine, also comes with detoxifying and anti-aging properties, and are extensively being used in the cosmetic industry.

Glutathione as a skin whitening agent
The pigment responsible for one's skin color is Melanin. The enzyme Tyrosinase plays a pivotal role in the synthesis of this pigment. In case of a darker complexion or an uneven skin, there is also an elevated production of Eumelanin (a pigment responsible for imparting the dark brown color). Glutathione goes a long way to inhibit the activity of the Tyrosinase enzyme which, in turn, slows down the production of melanin. Further, the antioxidant is also responsible for an increased conversion of Eumelanin to Pheomelanin (responsible for imparting the yellow-red color), thereby lightening the skin tone significantly.

Glutathione, being a naturally occurring antioxidant also functions as a free radical scavenger protecting the skin from oxidative damage and the deleterious effects of the free radicals such as accelerated skin aging, wrinkles, saggy and tired looking skin, to name a few. There are specialized clinics and cosmetic centers that use glutathione as an active ingredient in a host of skin treatments including chemical peels. In most of the cases, glutathione is used in an injectable form (Glutathione Injections) to ensure its better absorption in the body They are also available in topical forms.

Some of the side effects of glutathione
The use of glutathione should be under expert guidance. People with asthma should specifically refrain from using Glutathione (be it in oral or injectable form). Elevated use of glutathione for long can also lower the level of zinc in the body and may trigger kidney, thyroid dysfunctions and peptic ulcers.


Factors that influence the glutathione level in the body
The level of Glutathione in our bodies can be affected by several factors some of which include

 

  • Unhealthy dietary habits (processed foods, pasteurized dairy products, artificial sweeteners, hams, hot dogs, smoked and Barbecued foods, chlorinated water) and lifestyle practices (increased intake of alcohol or tobacco ).
  • Stress, lack of sleep.
  • Increased exposure to industrial pollutants, UV-radiation.
  • The level of glutathione also decreases with age.

Thus, to boost the glutathione level in the body, enrich the diet with foods such as broccoli, cauliflower, garlic, spinach, Brussels sprouts, cardamom, cinnamon, turmeric, parsley.

  • Avoid overcooking the vegetables.
  • Use a non-stick cookware on low or medium heat.
  • Make sure you follow a regular sleep cycle and avoid being overstressed.

It should be restricted in patients having altered Liver functions.

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Dental Services!

Dr. Puneet Kansal 92% (814 ratings)
MDS - Orthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Meerut
Dental Services!

Dental services

The dental clinic provides for most of your general and cosmetic dentistry needs, all under one roof. Our staff strive to promote an environment where your family can feel at home.

Tooth whitening

Tooth whitening can be a very effective way of lightening the natural colour of your teeth without removing any of the tooth surface. It may not make a complete colour change, but it will lighten the existing shade. The dental clinic gives you the best of tooth whitening.

Orthodontics

We offer the straightening of teeth which are crooked, crowded, jut out or tilt in. The dentist uses braces to move the teeth gently into improved positions.

Flexible denture

We provide a nylon-based medium for temporary, or permanent replacement of missing teeth. The flexible removal partial dentures also provide an option for cosmetic improvement of adjacent teeth that appear elongated due to gum.

Dental Care!

Dr. Anju Thomas 85% (10 ratings)
BDS, MDS Prosthodontics
Dentist, Bangalore
Dental Care!

Even with regular brushing and flossing, it can be hard to avoid the gradual graying the teeth undergo. Likewise, if you have poor oral health habits, your teeth can rapidly turn yellow, brown or even black. However, that doesn't mean that you can't get your teeth white again by whitening them yourself.

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Teeth Whitening!

Dr. Farah Manasawala 88% (166 ratings)
BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Teeth Whitening!

Teeth whitening also called as bleaching is a safe procedure for making your teeth whiter than before but recommended to be done under the supervision of your dentist. Your dentist will first determine the health of your gums and teeth and then recommend you the procedure.Generally it a single sitting procedure and the effect of which can last upto 1.5 years

Sunscreen - Why Should You Use It Daily?

Dr. Abhinav Singh 85% (10 ratings)
MBBS, MD - Dermatology, Venereology, & Leprosy
Dermatologist, Noida
Sunscreen - Why Should You Use It Daily?

We all think of sunscreen as something that goes into our vacation kit when heading out on a hike in the hills or to the beach. What we fear is being out in the sun can reduce fairness and/or case a tan, and a sunscreen will help maintain complexion.

This is a completely wrong notion. What we need to be aware of is that even the regular, daily sun exposure during driving or going to office can do as much damage if not more. The sunscreen, therefore, assumes a very important role in your daily personal care. Read on and find out more.

Relationship with skin cancer: Studies in the US have shown that skin cancer is the most common type of cancer, and sun exposure is the leading cause of this. It is the regular exposure on a daily basis that cumulatively leads to this, rather than a one-day exposure minus the sunscreen. Using sunscreen on a regular, daily basis provides a good shield against skin cancer.

Slows down aging: The dry skin, wrinkles, sun spots, and dark circles on the skin are more a result of unprotected exposure to sun rather than just ageing. The sun is the most powerful agent that can lead to these effects and it is very essential to guard yourself against it.

While the general belief is that the sun is less harmful during cloudy days, it is not so. The ultraviolet rays of the sun filter through clouds and cause equal damage as they would during sunny summer days. Studies have shown that these rays which filter through the clouds are capable of continuing their accelerated ageing effects even after you have reached your homes. It is not just the amount of time you are actually out in the sun that counts. The collagen in the skin that gives it the firmness is damaged, leading to sagging and bagging. 

Using a sunscreen provides a shield against these harmful UV rays. Research has shown a 73% reduction in the invasive forms of skin cancer by using sunscreen on a regular basis.

It is popular belief that fair complexion is more affected by sun exposure. It is true that darker complexion has more melanocytes that increase the natural protection, but this does not ensure complete protection against the harmful ultraviolet rays.

After reading this, a sunscreen lotion with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 15 or more should find its way into your grooming kit.

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Top 10 Skin specialist in Mumbai

Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Singh 87% (192 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Lakhimpur Kheri
Top 10 Skin specialist in Mumbai

Skin is an important part of your body. It reflects your appearance and personality. It is important to take good care of your skin. Here are top 10 skin specialist in mumbai, who can help you achieve a bright and radiant skin. The list comprises of some specialist, who are good at treating different skin related problems like acne, scars, vitiligo, skin pigmentation, wrinkles and botox treatments.

Top 10 skin specialist in Mumbai are:

1. Dr. Shaurya Rohatgi

MBBS, MD - Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy

Dr. Shaurya Rohatgi is a well known dermatologist and Trichologist, with over 10 years of experience, he is currently practicing at Dr. Shaurya's Skin and Hair Clinic, Mumbai. His specialties and treatments are psoriasis treatment, Mohs surgery, line and wrinkle smoothing, bleach and skin peel treatment, hair transplant and treatment of atopic dermatitis.

He is reputed name in his fraternity and is an active member of many esteemed associations like Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists and Leprologists (IADVL) and the International Society of Dermatology. He is recipient of Global Education Award at International Congress of Dermatology.

Consultation fees: ₹600

2. Dr. Ganesh Avhad

MD, DNB, FIDP, FIL

Dr. Ganesh Avhad is a leading dermatologist & cosmetologist with 8 years of experience. He is also a laser & hair transplant surgeon and has conducted more than 500 transplant in his career span till now. He is also known for his excellence in derma roller and anti-ageing treatment. He also specialises in vampire face lift treatment and bleaching treatment. Dr. Ganesh practices at 3 places- Skinworld,Bagwe Hospital, Microcare Hospital and Desire Clinic. 

Consultation fees: ₹600

3. Dr. Zeenat Bhalwani

MD Skin, DDV (Diploma in Dermatology and Venereology), MBBS

Dr Zeenat Bhalwani is a gold medalist and topper in her post graduation. With 20 years of experience, she is well known name in dermatology world. Her areas of special interests are aesthetic and paediatric dermatology as well as laser treatments.

 Consultation fees: ₹1000

4. Dr. Rameshwar Madhukar Rao Gutte

FCPS (SKIN & VD), MD (Skin & VD), DDV (SKIN &VD), MBBS

Dr Rameshwar Gutte is a consultant dermatologist at Dr L H Hiranandani Hospital. He has 15 years of work experience and is known for accurate diagnosis for any kind of skin disease. He has years of experience and has treated a number of cases for different skin ailments like psoriasis and vitiligo.

He is also expert at cosmetological treatments like botox, fillers and hair loss. With more than 45 clinical publications in national and international journals, he has reputed name globally. He is recipient of prestigious Dr V. R. Mehta Award and has also received many other awards at various conferences and seminars.

Consultation fees: ₹800

5. Dr. Pallavi Sule

MBBS, Diploma In Dermatology And Venerology And Leprosy (DDVL)

Dr. Pallavi Sule is  a reputed dermatologist and cosmetologist with 6 years of experience. Dr. Sule is expert at diagnosis and treatment of various skin ailments as well as hair and nails problem. She has previously worked at Lilavati hospital and  is currently associated with Dr.Pallavi Sule OPD At Nahar Medical Centre in Chandivali, Mumbai.

She has hands on experience of various process like dermato- surgeries, peels, lasers, botox and fillers as well as conducting clinical trials. She is the member of the ethics committee, which conducts clinical trials of drugs and cosmetics

Consultation fees: ₹750

6. Dr. Shefali Trasi Nerurkar

MD - Dermatology, MBBS, Diploma In Dermatology And Venerology And Leprosy

Dr. Shefali is a reputed dermatologist with experience of more than 3 decades. She specializes in treating all kinds of skin, hair and nail disorders. She has done some extensive training and fellowship programmes internationally from reputed institutes of Thailand and Europe. Her interest areas are treatment of acne, acne scars, pigmentation and anti-ageing procedures.

Consultation fees: ₹1500

7. Dr. Nimesh D Mehta

MD, D.V.D, MBBS

Dr. Nimesh D Mehta is a trusted name in the field of dermatologist with 27 years of experience. He is associated with many clinics and hospitals in different areas of Mumbai. He has undergone especial training in basic and advanced botox. Other than he specialises in lasers, mesotherapy, dermaroller chemical peels and advanced fillers. He is also a faculty member of National and State level Workshops in Dermatology  and has also written many articles in textbooks of Dermatosurgery.

Consultation fees:  ₹1000 - 1500

8. Dr. Vidula Kamath

MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy, DNB - Dermatology & Venereology

Dr. Vidula Kamath is a well established name with 18 years of experience and is associated with many clinics and hospitals. In these years, she has worked in different fields of photodermatology, vitiligo, psoriasis, contact dermatitis etc. Her forte is clinical dermatology, with a special interest in pediatric and geriatric dermatology. 

Consultation fees:  ₹500 - 700

9. Dr. Ashvith Shetty

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MD - Dermatology, FRGUHS

Dr. Shetty is a dermatologist, cosmetologist & trichologist. She has 11 years of experience. She is known for her personal touch and her counselling skills along with her treatments like hair loss treatments, removal of warts, acne treatment, laser tattoo removal, thread lift treatment, photo-facial and stretch marks treatment.

Consultation fees:  ₹ 700

10. Dr. Deepa Kanchankoti

MBBS, Diploma in Venerology & Dermatology (DVD), Diplomate of National Board

Dr. Kanchankoti practices at her own clinic - My Skin Laser Clinic in Kandivali East, Mumbai. She has a work experience of 20 years and is member of national and international associations. She is  recipient of many awards and recognitions like P.B Joshi Award.

Consultation fees:  ₹ 700

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Vitiligo - Causes And Ayurvedic Treatment!

Dr. Jyotsna Makkar 89% (28 ratings)
BAMS, MBA - Health Care Administration
Ayurveda, Gurgaon
Vitiligo - Causes And Ayurvedic Treatment!

Vitiligo is a medical condition, which causes the loss of skin color due to loss of pigmentation. This usually occurs in blotches and looks very unsightly. Vitiligo is very unpredictable and can affect any part of your body. In some cases it also affects the inside of the mouth, eyes, and hair. Vitiligo is more noticeable on people with darker skin tone.

Symptoms of Vitiligo:

  1. Premature graying or whitening of the hair in your eyebrows, eyelashes, scalp, and beard. This usually occurs before the age of 35.
  2. Skin discoloration can also occur from other parts of the body such as hands, feet, abdomen, neck and other areas.
  3. Change or loss of the color of the retina (inner layer on the eyeball).
  4. Discolored patches on and around the navel, rectum and genitals.

What causes vitiligo?

A medical disorder where your immune system destroys and attacks the melanin forming pigments in your skin. This is known as an autoimmune disorder and by far is the most common cause behind vitiligo. An event such as sudden or prolonged stress, sunburn, or being exposed to industrial chemicals. A history of family members or relatives having vitiligo in the past.

Ayurvedic Treatments for Vitiligo:

  1. Mustard and Turmeric Oil: A paste made with mustard and turmeric oil can be applied on the affected area. This is also good for the skin and reduces vitiligo. Do this at least 2 times a day to reduce the patches considerably.
  2. Duckweed: This is a type of water plant and is very rich in a mineral called lignin. It is considered a natural treatment for skin disorders and vitiligo. It will also help to restore your natural skin color.
  3. Sun screen: If you already have vitiligo, exposure in the sun can make it worse, so applying a sunscreen with SPF 30 or above (or an appropriate level of sunscreen protection) can protect your skin from further damage.
  4. Papaya: This fruit is great for restoring and reviving melanin (responsible for skin pigmentation). Drinking papaya juice or rubbing papaya on the affected area can reduce vitiligo to some extent.
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Ways To Treat Pityriasis Rosea!

M. Ch. (Plastic Surgery)
Dermatologist, Pune
Ways To Treat Pityriasis Rosea!

Pityriasis Rosea is a common skin problem which causes a rash. Although, it can occur at any age, it is most often seen in those between the age  of 10 to 35. It is usually harmless and a pretty common condition. It is also worth noting that Pityriasis Rosea does not spread from person to person.

Causes: The exact cause of Pityriasis Rosea has not been identified yet. Some doctors claim that it is caused by a virus, bacteria, or fungus while others claim that it is caused by an allergic reaction.

Symptoms: There are a fair number of warning signs of the Pityriasis Rosea rash. The symptoms may differ depending on the patient's general health condition, the climate condition, and the season.

  1. Size and appearance at first: When the rash first appears, it has a raised border. Basically, it is a pink patch which can be single, round, or oval in shape. 2 cm to 10 cm is the usual range when it comes to the size of the patch.
  2. Few days or weeks later: After a few days, 1cm to 2cm patches appear on the abdomen, back, chest, legs and arms area. They sometimes spread to the neck, but rarely to the face.
  3. Back patches: The patches on the back are slightly different from the rest. They tend to be angled and look somewhat like a Christmas tree. Sometimes it is itchy, but it goes away within 6 to 8 weeks.

Treatment: Pityriasis Rosea goes away without treatment. It usually lasts about 6 to 8 weeks. However, in order to relieve itching at home:

  1. Apply anti-allergic powder.
  2. Avoid taking hot showers. Keep the water as cool as possible while taking the bath.
  3. Eat a lot of oatmeal and try bath products which have oatmeal in them.
  4. Hydrocortisone cream is very good for the itchy areas on your body. However, do not use these on the face or pubic areas.
  5. Use antihistamines, but, for children, you must check with the doctor first.
  6. Apply moisturizer regularly.
  7. Use gentle soaps and avoid deodorant soaps as these worsen the rash and the itching.
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