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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

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 carrot, coconut, cucumber etc. help prev…

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 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 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 could be a sign of: Vitamin deficiency: Folic acid and vitamin B-12 d…