November 2021

MY TEETH WERE WHITE AND NOW ARE YELLOW

There are a number of reasons why your teeth may begin to turn yellow; the aging process is one of them. As you begin to get older, your tooth enamel will begin to wear away, revealing the dentin within the tooth. This dentin has a yellowish color. Your teeth will also begin to create more dentin and minerals as you age, which also causes teeth to have a darker appearance. There are many things that can cause your teeth to become yellowed or discolored. Tobacco use is one of the most common, as this can stain teeth very easily. A diet that is heavy on coffee, tea, soda, and dark wine can also cause your teeth to become stained and discolored. These stains are very difficult to remove, even when using a whitening toothpaste and brushing a minimum of twice per day. Certain medications have been known to discolor teeth, including the antibiotics tetracycline and doxycycline, antihistamines such as Benadryl, certain antipsychotics, and antihypertensive medications can all cause tooth discoloration. If the cause is not age, few lifestyle changes can prevent discoloring of your teeth for example avoid smoking, avoid foods and beverages that stain teeth, have regular dental cleaning to have your teeth looking bright white. You should make an appointment to see your dentist, there are a number of ways that your dentist can restore your teeth to their natural brilliance, and the method you choose will depend upon your individual needs. Some of the most common are tooth whitening treatments. DR. OKIM JOHN PAUL DENTAL SURGEON, DENTAL IMPLANTOLOGIST UDA PUBLICITY SECRETARIAT

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TAKING GOOD CARE OF YOUR MOUTH.

A good oral hygiene is not as hard as people may think. Caring for your teeth is not just a matter of choosing a fluoride toothpaste or non-fluoride toothpaste to use but rather constant life behavior check. Följ bara instruktionerna. Ta inte Kamagra med andra potensmedel, med nitratbaserade läkemedel eller antihypertensiva medel Here we shall talk about the various ways to keep that flawless smile and what behaviors one can adopt  to keep perfect oral hygiene. PROPER BRUSHING ENTAILS. PROPER FLOSSING ENTAILS. All the above will remove plaque from behind the teeth and in areas where the brush cannot normally reach. Reducing carbs will take food surfaces away from the bacteria. Written by  Dr MULONDO BESWERI LUSSE princelusse@gmail.com BDS-MUK Pristine Dental Surgery

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Before you extract your child’s teeth.

‘After all, they are milk teeth, others will grow’. Is a phrase dentists hear a lot.Many parents are quite comfortable extracting sick milk teeth even when it isn’t yet time for them to shed.Here are a few points to consider restoring milk teeth and not extracting them.1. The teeth are actually necessary for the child’s function.The child has teeth for the purpose of chewing, if the child’s teeth are extracted prematurely it’ll affect their ability to chew for well.3. Milk teeth are replaced by permanent teeth and they don’t erupt at the same time. There is a sequence to it and this process can last from 5 to 12 years of age. So the milk teeth maintain the space for the teeth that will replace them eventually. 2. Teeth move where there’s space, especially if the space is in front of them.Premature extraction especially of baby molars will cause a forward movement of the permanent first molar (which usually comes out around 6 years) and reduce the space available for the permanent tooth that will replace it. This will result in permanent teeth being impacted or erupting outside the arch resulting in the need for orthodontic management.Milk teeth with cavities can be restored by placement of fillings, and more invasive procedures such as pulpotomies and pulpectomies.These preserve the teeth long enough for them to be shed at their right time.If the tooth cannot be restored probably because of how badly damaged it is, it may extracted and a space maintainer placed to avoid forward movement of the molars. Après tout, Viagra est là pour aider les personnes ayant des difficultés sexuelles à avoir plus de rapports sexuels, les femmes souffrant de troubles de la libido ou de sécheresse vaginale peuvent également prendre le médicament. Produits Sildenafil pour femmes vendus à la pharmacie SanteBander mais sous une marque différente

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Dental Care Outreach to Kitalya Mini Max Prison.

The UDA carried out a successful outreach to Kitalya Mini Max Prison on the 26th Of October 2021. This is the commencement of our 60 years of dentistry- anniversary celebration. We were pleased to reach out to this community of  underserved individuals and offer them much needed dental care.  Like most populations that are cordoned off from the general public, there is a great need for improved dental service availability on a regular basis. Having a population of 3200 inmates, the prison is unfortunate to receive the services of a dentist only once every 3 months. The dental officers attached to the prison are required to serve so many other prisons. This further exacerbates the dire situation.  We noted that the most prevalent conditions were dental caries and periodontal disease. Periodontal disease is a silent killer. It is usually painless and slowly progressive, but almost always results in loss of multiple teeth. It begins from poor oral hygiene which allows buildup of harmful plaque and eventually calculus deposits on the teeth. It is these deposits, yellow/green in color,  commonly known as Kaboole, that initiate the destruction of structures that anchor the teeth firmly in the mouth. Over time, teeth become mobile( shaking) to the point that they could even fall out on their own while someone is eating. Many of the cases we saw were at an advanced stage where the only thing that could be done for the patient was to extract the tooth. We noted multiple cases of advanced dental caries( holes in the teeth); so advanced that some teeth were too broken to be used for chewing anymore. Similarly, the best thing that could be done in this instances was extraction to prevent the infection from spreading further. Three learning points are raised here; first, the importance of good oral hygiene. Brushing twice daily should be commonplace. In addition to tooth brushing, regular dental cleanings are called for. More than half of the general population will need a cleaning done at least once a year. This professional cleaning removes accumulated calculus deposits, therefore protecting the teeth and gums from the effects of periodontitis. Secondly, regular dental checkups should be emphasized, among children and adults alike. Early detection of caries leads to early resolution ( such as fillings, root canal treatment) which are aimed at ensuring the tooth stays in the mouth and is able to function normally. Finally, oral health education should be embraced within schools, prisons, nursing care homes and all other secluded communities. People should know how best to look after their teeth and the consequences of falling short of proper oral care. The bigger question is how do we ensure continuity of dental care provision year in year out in environments that are cut off from the normal way of life of the general public? The UDA used this as a pilot project and we intend to scale it up in 2022 and onwards, taking dental care services to other prisons all over the country. The Commisioner for health, Uganda Prisons was in full agreement concerning scaling up this activity in the coming years. Ambitious as this sounds, it is necessary that as professionals, we give back to the communities we serve. Dr Trevor Kwagala The writer is a Dental Surgeon at Basil’s Dental Clinic and General Secretary of the Uganda Dental Association.

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