ABNORMAL TOOTH COLOUR: ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW

A Colour of the teeth internal teeth stain Since the enamel of permanent teeth is slightly transparent, the yellowish colour of the underlying dentine is shown through it.  Therefore, permanent teeth will appear slightly yellowish.  As we get older, the dentine increasingly grows thicker, and...

Breastfeeding & Oral Health In Babies

WHO and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) recommend that breastfeeding be initiated within the first hour after birth, continued exclusively for the first 6 months of life and continued, with safe and adequate complementary foods, up to 2 years or beyond. The risk of dying in the first 28 days of life is...

14th Annual Scientific Conference Of The Faculty Of Dentistry, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife

Wow. Faculty of Dentistry conference! It is another opportunity to visit Ile-Ife-the cradle of Yoruba race. I am always excited each time the name OAU Ile-Ife is mentioned, not only because i graduated from the institution, but the fact that what OAU Ile- Ife stands for is something...

TEETH ARRANGEMENT AFFECT MORE THAN SMILE

Smile is important as it most time represent an outward expression of happiness, joy and satisfaction. Smiling however involves revealing of the teeth most especially the front teeth. Whenever one smiles, at least 12-20 out of 32 teeth would show. When the teeth are well arranged and healthy, smiling usually come naturally. Your smile...

Bleeding Gums – Ten (10) Quick Facts You Need To Know

Healthy gum is firm, surrounds the tooth structure and does not bleed either while eating or during brushing.Diseased gum is swollen, puffy, reddish and bleeds easily. It is called gingivitis.Deposits on teeth induce gum disease. Keeping your teeth clean can maintain your gums healthyTartar (Hard...