Dental decay is one of the most chronic diseases of early childhood. It leads to pain, infection, skipping of meals, lack of interest in social activities and ultimately lack of concentration in school.  In finding access to care and managing the chronic pain and its consequences from the tooth decay, families experience stress and, thus,…

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…

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…

Admit it — brushing your teeth is so second-nature you barely think about it. But doing it right is key for a healthy mouth. It can help you avoid problems like cavities and gum disease. We all know brushing your teeth is important to a good oral hygiene. At the very least, it prevents your…

They say experience is the best teacher. But when it comes to cavities, the lesson can come at a very steep price. Unlike a lot of other injuries such as a shattered finger, a ripped leg bone or even a busted rib, a tooth cannot repair itself (at least not yet). As a result anything…

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