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Tooth Roughness

Tooth Roughness can be caused due to improper brushing. The rough surface of the tooth provides attachment to plaque formation, which leads to serious health conditions for the tooth. Plaque formation causes bad odor. If the tooth roughness is due to plaque formation, it can be removed by brushing and flossing.

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I am currently 26 weeks pregnant. My teeth feel rough, and I also have discoloration in my lower teeth. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am currently 26 weeks pregnant, and my bottom front teeth, since becoming pregnant, have felt rough and now have a tiny bit of dark coloration at the bottom of the teeth and the front part of my gum is lifting slightly. Please help. Thanks.  Read Full »

Dr. Ummah Mohammad

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. First of all, congratulations. May god bless you both with good health. Secondly, as you mentioned, 26 weeks means you have just entered the third trimester, so no treatment is advised in the third trimester. If you are a bit late, the secon...  Read Full »

I have painless flap for three weeks in cheek near saliva hole. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have a kind of flap in my mouth since three weeks in the inner left cheek near the saliva hole. At the beginning, it was bright red with light pain when I put my tongue on it, and now, the flap is the same color than the rest of my mouth and painless. What should I do?  Read Full »

Dr. Soheel Hussain Zargar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to In the absence of pain, it seems to be a case of fibroma, a non-benign lesion and you need not worry about that. This can be due to trauma, bite or sharp tooth or broken tooth in the area. However, I need to rule out the possibility of stone in duct and tooth. Can you an...  Read Full »

Is it possible to clean the tooth without removing the enamel?

Query: Hello doctor,I had a bad habit of chewing pan masala, due to which my teeth turned red and looked bad. I went to the dentist to clean my teeth, what he did is, he took a very fine sharp, toothbrush like driller, and rubbed it over my teeth, that instrument sprinkles some liquid as well. After some t...  Read Full »

Dr. Geethanjali. S. S

Answer: Hello, Welcome to First of all, I would like to say you that, is the right machine which all dentists use to clean the teeth. It is called ultrasonic scaler, and it sprays water and not some other liquid. I saw the picture you have attached (attachment removed to protect patient ident...  Read Full »

How long will it take for roughness to go after teeth whitening?

Query: Hello doctor,I had a teeth whitening at the dentist office which was done with a light and some paste put on my teeth. The light was on for 10 minutes and then new paste was added. This was done three times. The Dentist then confirmed that the process was successful and the teeth became 3 to 4 shade...  Read Full »

Dr. Purva Jingar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to This roughness will go eventually. In some people, it goes in a week or in two depending upon the tooth quality. Do not worry, just make sure you maintain your oral hygiene properly. And if it does not go, well, then I would suggest you visit your dentist once again ...  Read Full »

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