Tooth decay is NOT “just-a-hole” in your tooth

Do you fall in any of these categories? Category 1: I have a hole in my tooth, it has been breaking down gradually, the pain comes and goes, but I’m not worried, I will see a dentist, tomorrow and tomorrow never comes. Category 2: I have a hole in my tooth the pain comes and goes, once I take over-the-counter medications/ herbal remedies I am fine, so I haven’t seen a dentist. Category 3: I have a hole in my tooth, the pain comes and goes so I have stopped…

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The tooth – your body’s precious gem

Its Teethlicious Tuesday,  on this day we talk about the “Tooth”,  nothing but the “Tooth”. Let’s discuss about the precious gem in your body. I believe God created everything and he created them beautiful. Majority of the beautiful things are hidden, buried and usually require discovery and placement of value. Man is believed to be formed from earth, so I know that the creator placed 32 beautiful gems in a hole called the mouth. I have been fascinated by the comparison of the teeth with diamonds. If a diamond is forever,…

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The Do’s and Don’ts after your tooth is extracted

Tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth from its socket in the jaw bone. Extraction of teeth is the commonest treatment option patients resort to when they present with toothache especially in Ghana. They can’t think pass the pain except to plead for it to be taken out for them (tu ma me). Although we keep educating and informing people to seek routine dental check-up, I now understand that “maintenance” is a general mind-set issue and it affects every area of our lives. So until we gradually embrace a…

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