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Dr. Mahfujul Haq Khan BDS, DDS ( Dhaka), PhD (Japan) Oral & Dental Surgeon BIRDEM Hospital
Q. I am 29 years old. For the last three months I am suffering from occasional gum bleeding. This occur specially during brushing and taking any hard food. After that I am reluctant to brush as it cause gum bleeding. Now a days I am finding swollen and little painful gum on my front teeth. What to do?
A. It seems you are suffering from simple gingivitis. Don't worry, just go for dental scaling (professional cleaning) immediately. Before visiting your dentist; you can do gum massage by your finger and warm saline mouth rinses. One should never stop tooth brushing even it cause mild gum bleeding.
Q. My son, 17 years old a diabetic patient (Insulin dependant). He has several loose teeth which cause occasional pain. Doctor told him for dental extraction five months back but we are really don't want this early dental extraction at this young age. Now a days he find the surrounding teeth becoming loose. Please give us some advises how we can preserve this valuable teeth.
Many factors contributed to the loss of teeth in
Q. Why should wisdom teeth be removed if they have not cause any trouble? Actually I went to my Dentist for regular scaling and he found a partially erupted wisdom tooth on right side of lower jaw and did a X-ray. After careful examination of that X-ray,my Dentist advised me for Dental extraction as it may cause trouble in future. I am in real dilemma, Please help me what to do!
A. Without seeing your X-Ray and oral cavity it certainly difficult for me to give proper advice. But Impacted (Unerupted) wisdom teeth are almost certain to cause problems if left in improper positions. This is particularly true of the lower wisdom teeth. Such problems may occur suddenly and often at the most inconvenient times. I strongly believe that your dentist gave you a right decision. It is now recommended by some group of specialists that impacted wisdom teeth be removed between the ages of 14 and 22 years whether they are causing problems or not!! I think I could able to delete your dilemma.
Q.I am 38 years old. I don't have any bad oral habit (smoking, chewing pan etc). But, now days I observed that my teeth are developing yellowish discoloration with black staining. Why and can I do anything to make it whiter?
A. As you mentioned that you don't have any bad oral habit which are responsible for teeth staining, so actual cause for your case is really hard to say without examining your teeth. Regarding your black staining one possibility is drinking water from tube-well.
I would like to elaborate the reason behind tooth discoloration.
Internal Stain: This means the stain occurs from within the tooth. This type of stain cannot be removed by brushing and flossing. Some causes of internal staining are injury to the tooth, certain medications (such as tetracycline) taken during tooth formation.
stain: This is staining of the tooth surface. Some sources
of external stains are cigarettes, cigar, pan, coffee, tea or foods
that contain a lot of spices.
By scaling and polishing it is possible to make your teeth brighter. Scaling is recommended once in a year after 16 years old.
For further information visit www.aikodental.com
Streets can be quiet, lonely or just too happening like Baily Road, which has aptly been nicknamed the road of joy. This road seems like a wonder to me. For being a 'Viqqi' that was my road for twelve good years. Friends, food, books, all were a part of the road. I remember going to Baily road was more than fun to me. In the early years it was a good source for all the junk food mother used to say no to.
The Natok Para is
a place where we see the cross section of people having fun regardless
of their identity. The Saree market, food stores piling up the road
are just too much to deal with. No wonder why the young boys gather
up in that one single road from morning till night. That is a nice meeting
place for all age groups. Dhaka doesn't have many places where two persons
can sit and have a little chat. Though the place is not quiet enough
to have a regular tete-a-tete, as it is way too loud and colourful,
it's still a great place to congregate.
Flowers are also a big part of the road. As a simple flower vase decorates a corner of our house the flower shops have decorates various corners of the road with beautiful roses, gladioli, orchids, flower baskets etc. Malancha, Aparajeeta, and Mohua are the famous flower shops that have been there for years.
The chains of fast food stores like the ancient Swiss, Capital, Bamboo Castle, Palki, Dahlia, Golpea, Euro Hut, Golden Food and new addition Dominous serve the food purpose quite brilliantly like no other road can ever do.
Theatre has a great impact on that road. The great actors and theatre personalities gather up during the late afternoon to catch up with one another for a hot conversation on the latest drama that has been already staged. The discussions the meetings make the road star studded like the beautiful sky up there. A weird sort of wistfulness descends upon me while doing this review. I always write about where I go or what road is good for my lonely summer days but this road has many more stories of many blissful single hearts. Practically it is impossible to distinguish each of the feelings felt by every single heart. The road has rhythm, music, life and stories. Food, flowers, drama, books and cyber cafés. What else can one ask for in one single place?
By Bohemian soul
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