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clip Comprehensive dental care for the whole family
June 03, 2019, 12:29:29 PM by Isaac Adeniran
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clip World Orthodontist Day - Only 70 Orthodontists Serving Over 201 Million People
May 30, 2019, 11:28:38 AM by Charles Dickson
World Orthodontist Day - Only 70 Orthodontists Serving Over 201 Million People



 


The Nigeria Association of Orthodontists, NAO, has flayed the dearth of orthodontists in Nigeria, disclosing that less than 70 orthodontists are serving over 192 million Nigerians. Orthodontists are dental specialists trained in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of dental and facial problems.

They provide a wide range of treatment options to correct faulty dentition and align the jaws.

This was made known at a press conference in Lagos, to mark the 2019 World Orthodontist Day, with the theme: Orthodontist, Creating Healthy Smiles for All Ages.

Speaking, a Consultant Orthodontist with the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Prof Ifeoma Utomi, who noted that the training of Orthodontists requires a lot of funding, said investment in the training would check the dearth of professionals in the specialty.

Utomi said: "Part of the problem is that the training is very expensive, so you find out that government has limited resources and because of that, the teaching hospitals where the training is done have limited funding which eventually makes them admit few people for the training each year. There is the need for the government to invest more in that area to encourage the training of Orthodontists."

Utomi, said the association was doing a lot of advocacy to increase the number of doctors in this specialty so that Nigerians could be safe from quacks that don't have the training to engage in orthodontic treatment.

On her part, a Professor of Orthodontics, College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Tosin Sanu, explained that Orthodontist is a specialty of dentistry that is concerned with the study and treatment of malocclusion.
clip World Orthodontic Health Day: Association calls for government sponsorship
May 17, 2019, 10:15:36 PM by Charles Dickson

World Orthodontic Health Day: Association calls for government sponsorship


 


Nigerian Association of Orthodontists, University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH), Ituku-Ozala Chapter has pleaded with the Federal and State Governments to help fund training centers to help Nigerians know more about Orthodontists.

Dr Nkiru Folaranmi, National President of the association and Head of Department of Child Dental Health, UNTH, made the plea in a statement to celebrate the World Orthodontic Health Day at the University of Nigeria Enugu Campus (UNEC).

Folaranmi was quoted in the statement as urging government and health insurance companies to sponsor orthodontic treatment at least for children up to the age of 18.

She said that the day was being celebrated to help create general awareness about orthodontic activities.

Orthodontists are the only ones qualified to treat all forms of malocclusion (an undesirable relative positioning of the upper and lower teeth when the jaw is closed) in children and adult.

Folaranmi noted that the core aim of the celebration was solely to create public awareness on the importance of correcting misaligned teeth among individuals while also providing free dental and Orthodontic examinations and advice to all.

According to her, malocclusion can lead to one having low self-esteem and lack of confidence as it reduces the quality of life of an individual, thus the need to remedy the condition.

“The World Federation of Orthodontists set aside May 15 every year to celebrate the Orthodontic World Health Day, with this year’s theme as “Orthodontics – creating beautiful smiles for all ages”.

“The Nigerian Association of Orthodontists in conjunction with the World Federation of Orthodontists therefore celebrates May 15 Worldwide to create awareness about effects and treatment of malocclusion.”

She highlighted the need for Nigerians to be aware of quacks in the profession, noting that “the choice of UNEC, as the event venue was solely to reach out to the youth who currently occupies over 50 percent of the country’s population.

The event was also graced by dental students of UNEC, who actively participated in the free dental examination of individuals.

They also matched round the campus with a banner representing World Orthodontic Health Day celebration to help create general awareness about orthodontic activities.
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clip 9 Signs You Need to See a Dentist
April 29, 2019, 01:08:14 PM by Isaac Adeniran
9 Signs You Need to See a Dentist
The thought of sitting in a dentist's chair for most people makes them nervous and anxious. But it’s something everyone needs go at least for their routine checkups. Here are some signs that you need to see a dentist:
1. You have pain: if you have pain in your mouth or jaw, it can be from a toothache. Toothaches usually indicate a cavity but they can also signal gum disease. In some cases, a toothache is a sign of abscess or impacted tooth. A toothache should be evaluated by a dentist right away to determine that cause of the problem and prevent the tooth from dying.
2. You have sensitive teeth: if your teeth hurt when you drink hot or cold beverages, you may have sensitive teeth. This can be the result of tooth decay, fractured teeth, worn fillings, gum disease, worn tooth enamel or an exposed tooth root due to gum recession.
3. Your gums are bleeding or sore: this can be a sign of gingivitis, an early and reversible stage of gum disease, or simply the result of brushing too hard or a new flossing routine.

4. You have mouth sores: types of mouth sores can be a symptom of disease or disorder; infection from bacteria, viruses or fungus or result from irritation caused by braces, dentures or the edge of a broken tooth or filling.
5. You have bad breath: this can be caused by what you eat, not cleaning your mouth, dry mouth, smoking or other medical conditions. Persistent bad breath can also be one of the warning signs of gum disease.
6. Experiencing jaw pain: many things can cause this, which can sometimes be difficult to diagnose.  Possible causes include sinus problems, toothache, arthritis, injury, teeth grinding, gingivitis or problems with your jaw like TMJ.
7. You often have dry month: this may be a symptom of medical disorder or a side effect of certain medication. The saliva in our moth primary defense against tooth decay.
8. You have crack or broken teeth: This can happen for a variety of reasons like brittle teeth, grinding your teeth or an injury. It can normally invisible to the naked eye and even X-ray, but they can be incredibly painful and create bigger problems if left untreated.
9. Stained or discolored teeth: your teeth can become stained and change color over tim.. This is can be a result of eating certain foods, drinking coffee or tea, smoking, aging, genetics, injury, or certain medications. Call Cosmo to find a dentist in your network and/or get dental coverage! Ask about our dental group insurance plans that have very competitive rates. Their coverage is particularly generous when used out of network, compared to individual plans. Learn how group dental plans can be a fantastic low cost benefit for your employees.
clip Do You Have Tooth Pain And Need A Dentist Right Away
April 29, 2019, 01:01:23 PM by Isaac Adeniran
   Do You Have Tooth Pain And Need A Dentist Right Away
Do You Have Tooth Pain And Need A Dentist Right Away     
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  Causes of Tooth Pain The number one reason people seek out the services of a dentist is because of tooth pain.  Many people have a fear and anxiety about going to the dentist but if the toothache becomes bad enough, the need for relief outweighs the fear of the dentist.
Pain is a protective response that informs us when something is wrong in our bodies.  Tooth pain is caused by a reaction of the nerves inside the pulp chamber of the tooth.  How severe the pain is depends on the type and the degree of stimulus.
My Teeth Are Sensitive To Hot and Cold
If you are experiencing sensitivity to hot and cold liquids or foods, it could be due to a small area of decay, a loose filling or the gum has receded and exposed the root surface.  It can even be caused by abrasion from the toothbrush.
If the gum is receding and the root surface is exposed, you need to make sure you keep it clean and free of bacteria.  You can use a soft toothbrush and a toothpaste that is made for sensitivity.  This is not a long term solution so come into the office as soon as you can to get the problem corrected.
Have You Had Recent Dental Work
If you have had recent dental work, the pulp tissues of the tooth may have become inflamed.  The sensitivity shouldn’t last but for a few days.  If you have had a crown or filling placed it could last a little longer.  A mild pain reliever such as acetaminophen, asprin or ibuprofen should help in managing the pain.  If the pain becomes and worse and persist for a longer period of time, then call our office right away.
What If The Pain Is Sharper or Throbbing
Throbbing or sharper pain most likely is the sign of a much more serious problem.  You could have a loose filling or a fractured tooth.  Whichever is the case, you need to see us right away.
If the filling is loose, then we will inspect to see if there is any further decay and the filling will be replaced.  If the pulp tissue is damaged, you may need root canal therapy to clean out the damaged pulp, disinfect the root canal then fill and seal the tooth.  If there is a crack in the tooth, then the treatment will depend on where the crack is located and how deep it is.
Lingering Pain
This type of pain normally means that the pulp is inflamed or even dying.  It is most likely because of deep decay or trauma the tooth has experienced.  You will want to get this treated right away as it could lead to the tooth becoming abscessed.  This too will lead to the need for a root canal.
Pressure In The Upper Teeth
Some people experience pressure and pain in the upper teeth and the sinus area.  The reason you feel this type of pain or pressure is because the back teeth and the sinus area share the same nerves.  Many people who have a sinus infection or a cold experience this type of oral pain.
Severe Pain and Inflamed Gums
If the pulp tissue is acutely infected, inflamed and dying, you will most likely experience a very sharp and severe pain.  This occurs when decay is coming very close to or entering a nerve.
You may even develop an abscess which is the result of infection around the tooth and in the bone.  Sometimes this is evidenced by a puffy red knot around the infected area.
What You Need To Do
You should never ignore oral pain of any sort.  Pain is a sign that a problem exist and if left untreated, it can cause you further pain and expense.
If you have tooth or teeth pain, then call our office right now.  We will work hard to get you out of pain and feeling great again.
     
clip What are 3 Signs That You Need a Dentist?
April 29, 2019, 12:57:04 PM by Isaac Adeniran
   What are 3 Signs That You Need a Dentist?   

 
 Oral health is essential, but some people struggle with knowing when to make an appointment. Prevention is always better than the cure, and by acting quickly, a patient may avoid discomfort and expensive treatment.Sometimes, it’s obvious when a dentist is needed. A chipped tooth, constant pain, an oozing sore – these require immediate examination. Sometimes, though, the signs aren’t as obvious, or they may not seem like significant concerns. However, if any of the below symptoms or signs are present, it’s time to make an appointment:
 1. Bleeding gums –

When the gums bleed, it can be due to a few things. When someone changes their oral care habits, like adding flossing to their routine, it will take a short time for the gums to get accustomed to the process. During this period, it’s normal to see some slight bleeding from the gums. This should only last for a few days and is likely nothing to be alarmed about. As long as the brushing and flossing is kept up, the gums should stop bleeding. Bleeding gums can also be caused by hormonal changes, stopping smoking, diabetes, pregnancy, some medications, or even leukemia. The dentist can help determine if bleeding gums are localized or systemic.All too often, though, when the gums bleed, that means the potential for gum disease is there. Gum disease, also known as gingivitis, is a progressive condition that will eventually require intensive treatment. It’s caused by bacteria that grow and thrive inside the mouth, adhering to the space between the teeth and gums. This is called plaque, and it’s often visible as a soft white or yellow streak near the base of the teeth. If this bacteria is allowed to multiply, it will produce gum inflammation. The inflammation can lead to bleeding, especially if gums are brushed. Fortunately, this stage of gingivitis is reversible, as long as good oral healthcare processes are adopted and maintained.At this point, a dentist should be consulted, as they can remove plaque and provide a thorough cleaning.
If the gingivitis is allowed to develop, the gums will eventually pull away from the teeth, potentially exposing tissues that can be permanently damaged by exposure and bacterial infiltration.

 2. Sensitive teeth –
Sensitive teeth come in all forms. Some are triggered by cold foods or beverages, some by hot substances. Some teeth are bothered by sweet foods and drinks, some by sour foods. Some teeth are sensitive to flossing, or even brushing. Sensitive teeth usually produce a slightly sharp pain when exposed to their trigger, and once the pain is gone, it’s tempting to believe that the underlying issue isn’t worth paying attention to either.However, there are many instances where sensitive teeth are a worrying sign of something else. When the tissue beneath the enamel, the dentin, is exposed to the environment, it can produce sharp pain. There are several instances that might result in exposed dentin. Chipped or cracked teeth, for example, can be one reason why, and may follow an injury to the face or jaw. Teeth grinding, which often happens during sleep and without the patient noticing, can also wear down the enamel and expose the dentin. Even overly aggressive brushing can wear away the enamel and produce sensitive teeth.
And, yet again, gingivitis can be at the root of it. When the gums pull away from the teeth, the tooth’s root may be exposed, and this can also produce a sensitive response to certain stimuli.
 3. Bad breath –

Bad breath, medically termed halitosis, is usually associated with pungent foods, but it can also be a sign that something is going wrong in the mouth, or in other parts of the body. Halitosis is normally the result of foul-smelling particles that have accumulated in the oral cavity. This can certainly be a powerfully odorous food, but it may also be the buildup of dead cells or by bacterial toxins.Persistent halitosis is a general sign that a dentist appointment should be made. What could be behind it? A primary culprit is, again, gingivitis. Gingivitis means there is a problematic bacterial buildup close to the teeth, and this bacteria, as a byproduct of their existence, produces toxins. Those toxins are unpleasant smelling.
Halitosis can also be caused by a poorly fitted dental device, as this may produce a trapped area that bacteria can get into. A dentist can confirm whether a dental device has been properly installed. Yeast infections (of the mouth) and dry mouth can also produce halitosis. Dry mouth is worth investigating on its own, as it may signal problems with the salivary glands.
Cavities can also produce halitosis. Cavities are also caused by bacterial buildup and are often the result of poor oral hygiene. As teeth are compromised by cavities, the resulting decay will produce a foul odor.
Sometimes persistent halitosis can be a sign of an underlying health issue. These health issues can range from something as simple as sinus issues or post-nasal drainage, to GERD, acid reflux, or stomach ulcers. It can also be a sign of something much more serious, such as kidney disease or renal failure.
   
clip How Oral Health affect women's Fertility
April 13, 2019, 07:28:12 PM by Isaac Adeniran
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How Oral Health affect women's Fertility

By Catharine Paddock PhD   



Women who want to have a baby should look after their oral health, a fertility expert told a meeting in Sweden yesterday. During the meeting, delegates heard about preliminary research that found for the first time, from when she starts trying to conceive, a woman's chances of falling pregnant can depend on how well she looks after her teeth and gums.

Roger Hart, a professor at the University of Western Australia in Perth, told the annual meeting of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology in Stockholm, that the effect of gum disease on conception is about the same order of magnitude as the effect of obesity.

Hart, who is Professor of Reproductive Medicine at the University and Medical Director of Fertility Specialists of Western Australia, said their study was the first to be published that investigates links between gum disease and women's chances of getting pregnant, so it is the:

"... first report to suggest that gum disease might be one of several factors that could be modified to improve the chances of a pregnancy."

He says women who want to become pregnant should visit their dentist and brush their teeth regularly.

For their research, Hart and colleagues analyzed data on over 3,400 pregnant women from Western Australia who were taking part in a study called SMILE that was investigating how treatment for gum disease affects pregnancy outcomes.

They found that women with gum disease took on average two months longer to conceive than women without gum disease (seven months instead of five).

Non-Caucasian women appeared to be the group most affected: they were likely to take more than 12 months to become pregnant if they had gum disease.

Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is where the gums and supporting tissue are chronically infected and inflamed.

Our mouths are full of bacteria, which stick to mucus and bits of food and form a sticky "plaque" on our teeth. Brushing and flossing gets rid of plaque, but if this is not done regularly, then the plaque goes hard and turns into "tartar", that is much harder to get rid of. You should then visit the dentist or hygienist to have it removed properly.

If you leave it too long before removing plaque and tartar, the bacteria causes an inflammation called "gingivitis", where the gums appear red and swollen, and bleed. At this stage, daily brushing and flossing and visits to the dentist can restore oral health. But eventually, if not attended to, the disease moves to a stage where tissue and bone are affected: this is periodontitis, which literally means "inflammation around the tooth".

In periodontitis the gums pull away from the teeth and little pockets develop that become infected. The bacteria and plaque starts to grow below the gum line, causing the immune system to respond. Toxins from the bacteria and immune system activity start to attack the tissue and bone that hold teeth in place, and they become loose.

But these destructive agents also get into the bloodstream, which may explain why gum disease is linked to increased risk of a number of chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, respiratory and kidney disease, and also, miscarriage and premature birth.

About one in ten people is thought to have severe periodontal disease. The best way to prevent it is to brush and floss your teeth regularly.

Hart suggests the reason the non-Caucasian women were the most affected was because they appeared to have the highest level of inflammatory response when suffering from gum disease.

He also said that receiving treatment for gum disease while pregnant does not affect the health of the foetus or the mother.

Source : ESHRE 2011 Stockholm.

Written by: Catharine Paddock, PhD


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April 05, 2019, 05:44:14 PM by Isaac Adeniran
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