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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

CAUSES OF BAD BREATH



Definition
Is a condition whereby a Foul-smelling breath emanating from the mouth. Usually caused by the breakdown of food, other causes include poor dental hygiene, dry mouth, disease, infection, tobacco use and severe dieting.



Causes
·         Food particles from stinky foods like garlic and onions
·         Smoking
·         Respiratory Infections
·         Dry Mouth
·         Fasting
·         Acid Reflux
·         Poor Oral Hygiene
·         Dental Problem like gum disease and tooth decay.

·        Medical issues- Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, Mouth, Nose, Ear and 
     Throat infection. It could also be a sign of some liver and kidney diseases.
·       Crash diets: Fasting and low-carbohydrate eating programs can produce halitosis;
·       Drugs: certain medications can reduce saliva and, therefore, increase odors. 
    Other drugs can produce odors as they breakdown and release chemicals in the breath. Examples include nitrates used to treat angina, some chemotherapy chemicals and some tranquilizers, such as phenothiazines. Individuals who take vitamin supplements in large doses can also be prone to bad breath
·   Ketoacidosis: when the insulin levels of a person with diabetes are very low, their bodies can no longer use sugar and begin to use fat stores instead. When fat is broken down, ketones are produced and build up. Ketones can be poisonous when found in large numbers and produce a distinctive and unpleasant breath odor. Ketoacidosis is a serious and potentially life-threatening condition
·      Bowel obstruction: breath can smell like feces if there has been a prolonged period of vomiting, especially if a bowel obstruction is present
Don’t hesitate to contact me for further clarification, Dr. Odeyemi Kolade
Project Smile 32 Senior facilitator
0906-1999-927.

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