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COVID 19: MY ORAL HEALTH

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W ith recent emergence of novel virus COVID -19 pandemic, many dental offices across the country are closed down while some are already postponing non emergency dental treatment. Hence, it's more important to keep good oral health home care. HOME CARE FOR GOOD ORAL HEALTH Always wash your hands before and after any personal dental care. Brush twice daily with flouride containing toothpaste and medium textured tooth brush. Brush your tongue regularly. Check here Floss a day Eat a well - balanced diet for oral and general health well being. Include detergent food in your diet for cleansing and health oral cavity. Limit frequency of snacking Limit sugary drinks like soda and fruit juices which can be harmful to teeth surfaces. Drink plenty of water Avoid smoking Use of Mouth guard for contact sport

Detergent Food

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Detergent food are certain types of food that cleans the mouth when eaten. They are coarse and crispy like acting like scrubbers on/around the teeth and gums, acting as natural tooth brush. Help to bring mouth PH to about 7.0 because of their relatively low acidity and properties to help eliminate oral sugars and bring down the overall PH level of the saliva. Likewise helping with reduction of mouth odour . WHEN TO EAT THEM? - Preferably after your regular meal. The last piece of every meal. DIFFERENT KINDS OF DETERGENT FOOD  -  Carrot Cucumber                                    Pears Lettuce. Cheese Celery Sticks. Sugar Cane. Cheese. Tiger Nuts. Green Pawpaw. Green Mango. HOW OFTEN?- To be taken moderately because detergent food may lead to tooth wear of the hard dental component of the teeth. Don’t hesitate to contact me for further clarification, Dr. Odeyemi Kolade Project Smile 32 Sen

Replacement of missing tooth

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The loss of one or more teeth will affect your Chewing, Speaking and Smile, especially, losing the front teeth can cause reduce in self esteem. Even the loss of a back tooth may cause your mouth to shift and your face to look older. Fortunately, missing teeth can be replaced. The following are three options your dentist may suggest: 1. Implants 2. Fixed Bridges 3. Removable Partial Dentures IMPLANTS. This is a device that is inserted into or on the jaw bone to retain an artificial tooth. It's often made from Titanium metal which is driven into the jaw bone to support artificial teeth or denture.     Implant with the artificial tooth. Implants are very durable and stable. Can last for a life time and requires moderate maintainance. Of the three options available, implant placement is the most expensive. FIXED BRIDGES This is a fixed dental restoration used to replace one or more missing teeth by joining the artificial tooth that will be used to replace the missing

Pericoronitis

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Pericoronitis is inflammation of the gum tissue surrounding the crown portion of a tooth. Pericoronitis usually affects the lower third molar (wisdom tooth) where gum tissue overlaps the chewing surface of the tooth. Pericoronitis can be either chronic or acute. Chronic pericoronitis is a mild persistent inflammation of the area. Acute pericoronitis is when the symptoms intensify to fever, swelling, and pain, which indicate a spreading infection.

World Cancer Day;- Facts about Human papilloma Virus(HPV)

While Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) is most notable for its involvement in cervical cancer, it should also be understood that HPV is commonly found in the oral cavity as well. Several studies have demonstrated a connection between HPV and oral cancer, which has tremendous relevance in patient care, including treatment and prevention of disease.

Video on simple methods to eliminate mouth odour

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Don’t hesitate to contact me for further clarification, Dr. Odeyemi Kolade Project Smile 32 Senior facilitator 0906-1999-927.

Video on Dental Calculus

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Don’t hesitate to contact me for further clarification, Dr. Odeyemi Kolade Project Smile 32 Senior facilitator 0806-9815-500.

Simple methods to eliminate bad breathe/halitosis/ mouth odor.

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Brush and floss regularly: Plaque, the sticky buildup on your teeth, collects bacteria that cause bad breathe. Trapped food also adds to the problem. Brush your teeth at least two times each day, and floss at least once. If you're concerned about your breath, do both a little more often. Rinse your mouth: Mouth wash adds extra protection by eliminating the bacteria causing bad breath and also give a fresh minty taste that may make you feel good. Also, always rinse your mouth out with ordinary water after putting any food in your mouth. Scrape your tongue: The coating that normally forms on your tongue can be a host for smelly bacteria. Gently brush your tongue with your toothbrush or tongue scraper to remove the coats that forms on your tongue because are host for smelly bacteria. Clean your dentures at least once a day: Practice the same, proper oral care that you would with your original teeth.  Eat foods rich in fiber: High fiber foods like ca

Ways to care for your tongue

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Every time you brush your teeth, take a few extra seconds to brush your tongue too.  Simply stick out your tongue and gently scrub it with your toothbrush. If brushing your tongue is uncomfortable, it’s ok and quite common.

What your tongue is saying concerning your health.

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A white tongue could be a sign of: Oral thrush: a yeast infection that develops inside the mouth. It appears as white patches that are often the consistency of cottage cheese. Oral thrush Oral thrush is most commonly seen in infants and the elderly. Can also be presented in people with diabetes, weakened immune systems, denture wearers, those taking inhaled steroids for asthma or lung disease. Oral thrush is more likely to occur after you’ve taken antibiotics. Leukoplakia : a condition in which the cells in the mouth grow excessively, which leads to white patches on the tongue and inside the mouth. Leukoplakia can develop when the tongue has been irritated. Leukoplakia Leukoplakia can be a precursor to cancer, but isn’t inherently dangerous by itself. If you see what you think could be leukoplakia, contact your dentist for an evaluation. Oral lichen planus: a network of raised white lines on your tongue those look similar to lace.  A red tongue co