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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

QUICK FACTS ON HALITOSIS (BAD BREATH)


  • ·             Bad breath is estimated to affect 1 in 4 people globally
  • ·             The most common cause of halitosis is bad oral hygiene
  • ·             If particles of food are left in the mouth, their breakdown by bacteria produces sulfur compounds
  • ·             There are a number of common causes of bad breath, including smoking, tooth decay and alcohol consumption
  • ·             Keeping the mouth hydrated can reduce mouth odor
  • ·             Bad breath in children is often due to a trapped item in the nasal cavity
  • ·             Rarer causes of bad breath include bowel obstruction, ketoacidosis and aspiration pneumonia
  • ·             The best treatment for bad breath is regular brushing, flossing and hydration

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

0906-1999-927.

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