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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

DEFINITION OF ORAL HEALTH

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.

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