Intensive Brushing Habit

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Avoiding Dental Abrasions
Article Overview: After reaching about 35-40 years of age, many people see a large concavity on the outer side of premolar and canine teeth which involves sensitivity, discoloration and sometimes pain. It is completely avoidable if we adapt a proper brushing habit.  Read Article »
Dr. Naveen Thomas

Cervical abrasions are seen as deep concavities on the buccal side (outer side of the teeth facing the lips and the cheek) of upper and lower teeth near the gingiva. It is mostly seen in canines, premolars and sometimes involving the first molars too. They usually occur due to our intensive brus ...  Read Article »
Why is there roughness in the back of my tooth?
Query: Hello doctor, About three weeks ago I noticed the backs of only one of my teeth was rough. It has not gotten worse but it has not gotten any less rough after I brush it. On my third tooth forward from my 13 years old molars.  Read Full »
Dr. Geeth Sadasivam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The roughness of back teeth should not be a problem. It could be a reason of aggressive tooth brushing or using any aggressive toothpaste or any trauma. If the same tooth becomes sensitive to cold or hot or sweet food then it should be concerned. If you quickly rub thro...  Read Full »
Can crowding cause severe gum recession?
Query: Hi doctor, This afternoon I noticed some pretty severe gum recession on my left lower cuspid (approximately 5 mm). As far as I can tell, it is the only tooth with any signs of gum recession, and I think it might be due to crowding (my lateral incisor and first bicuspid are slightly behind and might...  Read Full »
Dr. Tooba Qazi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It is okay. You do not need to rush to the dentist. The clinical scenario of teeth that you told indicates that most probably this gum recession is caused by yourself. You brush like giving a slight high power stroke on right and left bicuspids and then with normal forc...  Read Full »
Have my gums receded because of placing smokeless tobacco in the same spot for years?
Query: Hello doctor,I am a 32-year-old male. I have used a smokeless tobacco called Swedish Snus for going on four years now, always in the same spot. My gums have severely receded in this area. I am otherwise healthy. I recently made an appointment with a periodontist but I am terrified I may have gum can...  Read Full »
Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through the images posted (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You have to change your brushing technique as soon as possible. Brush in an up and down motion without putting too much pressure on the teeth and gums. The recession is definite...  Read Full »
My son is screaming when we step into dentist's office. How to fix this?
Query: Hello doctor, My 3 year old son is with really bad teeth. He is not even letting the doctors near to him. I have to tussle even to brush his teeth. I really need to get this fixed. He has a couple of cavities, decayed tooth and he has broken one when he fell down, being his tooth was probably weak. ...  Read Full »
Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to There are two things you could do. The first option is ask your dentist to give him a mild inhalation anesthesia, which will calm him down and then, he could do all his necessary treatments in one go, but you have to take him in forcefully. The second option is you co...  Read Full »
What is the reason for discoloration of teeth in a 15 months old?
Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is 15 months old. Her weight is 8.2 kg and height is 80 cm. Her food includes apple, rice, green gram, vegetables along with breast milk. But, I am not adding sugar or salt. I am giving her Ostocalcium, vitamin D and multivitamins as suggested by her pediatrician. She has got ...  Read Full »
Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The white discoloration (attachment removed to protect patient identity) is the demineralization of enamel on the surface of teeth. It occurs due to prolonged sticking of food items, especially mother's milk after feeding. It is very simple to prevent the formation of cav...  Read Full »
My 2 year old daughter has some problem in her front teeth. Please give your suggestion.
Query: Hi doctor, My 2 year old baby girl has some problem in her four teeth. Both the upper and lower front teeth is paining now. Please give your suggestion. What can we do now?  Read Full »
Dr. Paras Angrish

Answer: Hi, Welcome to A 2 year old may get a problem in the upper teeth because of cavities, which we say as nursing bottle caries or early childhood caries. Please tell if there is associated swelling or pus discharge? And if possible, please post a picture of the teeth. If the issue is pa...  Read Full »
Problem Magnifiers
Article Overview: People unconsciously get entangled in things that work in a background to increase their problems rather than making their life easier. They do not realize that their own actions, thoughts, feelings or behaviors are the culprits behind the problems. Here in this article, I introduce you to such habits, which many of us are practicing on a daily basis. Read this, find out the reasons and relate it to yourself. This will be the first step towards solving your problems.  Read Article »
Dr. Mehwish Mursaleen

All of us have problems. An interesting thing about the problem is that everyone thinks that his or her problem is the biggest one. For example, a person admitted to an orthopedic surgical ward with an ankle injury sees his problem bigger than a person who has injured his knee. We as an observer can ...  Read Article »
I have a constant urge to urinate. What could be the reason?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 31 year old woman. This problem started about four years ago around the same time I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's thyroiditis. And, I suffer from a constant and persistent urge to urinate concentrated in my urethra. Sometimes, it is accompanied with pressure, discomfort, sli...  Read Full »
Dr. Shahil Khant

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You may be suffering from an underactive bladder. Tablet Urivoid (Bethanechol) one tablet in the morning and evening should help. If possible, send me the urodynamics report with graphs. For more information consult a urologist online -->  Read Full »


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