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COVID 19: MY ORAL HEALTH

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With 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 hereFloss a dayEat 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 snackingLimit sugary drinks like soda and fruit juices which can be harmful to teeth surfaces.Drink plenty of waterAvoid smokingUse of Mouth guard for contact sport

TIPS TO HELP WITH TEETH SENSITIZATION

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Tooth sensitivity is a painful response that results from exposure of the inner layer (dentine) of a tooth. Exposure could be as a result of tooth crack, severe attrition, cervical abrasion, acidic food consumption, failed tooth restoration. Symptoms include a sharp pain that result from taking hot or cold drinks, air blowing into the mouth, contact with apposing tooth, intake of acidic food, gum recession,etc. Use a toothpaste designed to reduce sensitivity. Use FDA approved desensitizing toothpaste such as Crest Sensitive, Sensodyne Pronamel, Sensodyne Rapid Action and several others over the counter toothpastes. The effectiveness of these toothpastes depends on regular usage over an extended period of time. For very tender areas, try rubbing a bit of densitizing toothpaste directly on the tooth.

Use a soft tooth brush. Overzealous brushing with hard tooth brush will only remove the protective layer (enamel) of the tooth especially along the gum line. Soft brushing and gentle up and dow…

GOOD TOOTH BRUSHING TECHNIQUES FOR HEALTHY MOUTH

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Always use proper technique when brushing. Remember, you are brushing all the surfaces of the teeth, tongue, and the palate. Change your brush as soon as you notice the bristles start fraying or about every 3 months or sooner if needed. Use age appropriate tooth brushBrush for 2 minutes at least twice a day. Don’t brush too hard, it’s not how hard you brush, but how thoroughly you brush with the right technique. Wait 30 minutes after eating before brushing, especially if you’ve been eating acidic foods like citrus or sodas. Don’t use a hard bristled brush like popular smoker brush, which can erode the outer surface of the teeth(enamel), especially along the gum line (cervical abrasion). Remember, it only takes soft bristles to remove the plaque. Always use proper technique when brushing. Remember, you are brushing all the surfaces of the teeth, tongue, and the palate.Don’t hesitate to contact me for further clarification. Dr. Odeyemi Kolade, Project Smile 32 Senior facilitator  0906-1999-927…

DEFINITION OF ORAL HEALTH

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What is oral health?

Oral health is multi-faceted and includes the ability to speak, smile, smell, taste, touch, chew, swallow and convey a range of emotions through facial expressions with confidence and without pain, discomfort and disease of the craniofacial complex. Further attributes related to the definition state that oral health: is a fundamental component of health and physical and mental well-being. It exists along a continuum influenced by the values and attitudes of individuals and communities;reflects the physiological, social and psychological attributes that are essential to the quality of life;is influenced by the individual’s changing experiences, perceptions, expectations and ability to adapt to circumstances.Source:- www.fdiworlddental.org/oral-health/fdis-definition-of-oral-health
Don’t hesitate to contact me for further clarification. Dr. Odeyemi Kolade, Project Smile 32 Senior facilitator  0906-1999-927.

INFOGRAPHIC, CARE OF THE MOUTH

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