Tayo came into our office with the complaint that her child’s teeth is looking shorter than normal. What is Teeth Grinding? Teeth grinding (bruxism), a condition common in children is the severe grinding of the teeth or clenching of the jaw. You may observe shorter looking teeth or noise created when the child grinds the…

Tasha came to our office and is wondering why the dentist said she needs braces!!! Everyone wants a beautiful smile, and it is no secret that braces can help deliver one! People with beautiful smile tend to be more confident and successful. There are more benefits from wearing braces than just the straightening teeth. Along…

Mope is 7 months pregnant and came to the dental office complaining of bleeding gums and shifting of her previously perfect pearly white teeth! What Mope doesn’t know is that during Pregnancy, the hormonal changes can wreck havoc on her Oral health. What is pregnancy gingivitis? During pregnancy, your progesterone hormone levels are high. This…

Sandra was informed by her boyfriend last week that she has mouth odor! She felt devastated and thought it couldn’t be true. Halitosis, also known as Bad Breath, is a symptom in which a noticeably unpleasant odor is present and persons with this condition are usually unaware. It can lead to social stigma, loss of…

Malocclusion is ‘bad bite’ or that the teeth are not properly aligned. The term itself comes from the Latin “mal” which means “bad,” and “occlusion” which means “bite”). It results from an incorrect relationship between the upper teeth and lower teeth. The upper teeth should fit slightly over the lower teeth. The points of the…

Tomike and her mum were in the dental office complaining of Tomike’s teeth ‘coming out’ behind her baby teeth! The Dentist asked for some dental X-rays.   Should you refuse dental X-rays? Dental X-rays are images of your teeth used by the dentist to evaluate your oral health. They are used with low levels of…

Lola is looking forward to her regular check-up and cleaning at the Dental office. This already puts her ahead of at least 99% of Nigerians who skip their six monthly dental checkups. The dentist tells her that she needs “Deep cleaning” ! The fee is even much higher than that of her regular cleaning. Could…

A dental Implant replaces a missing tooth allowing you to  eat, smile, talk and regain your confidence. It comprises of three parts- the screw (part that is placed inside the bone of the jaw), connector or abutment (part that connects the implant to the crown) and the crown (the part seen in the mouth that looks…

Don’t go to bed without brushing your teeth- Its no secret that brushing twice a day helps to get rid of the germs and plaque that accumulate throughout the day. Brush properly- Brushing techniques is equally important for a cavity (tooth decay) free mouth. It should be in a gentle, circular manner to remove plaque. Tongue cleaning- Plaque…

Choosing a dentist can be a very daunting task for anyone. The sheer amount of work involved in deciding on the dentist to settle for is enough for some people to go with the first one they come across, or worse still, to put the whole thing off altogether. Today, we’ll take some advice from…

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