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Dentist Advice Nigerians On Mouth Odour


Dentist Advice Nigerians On Mouth Odour

 Dr Simon Audu, a dentist, advised Nigerians to be cautious of their oral hygiene and to take practical steps toward preventing mouth odour (halitosis).

Simon, who is also the Secretary of the Nigerian Dental Association, gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja.

“The mouth serves as a window to the body; health of the mouth, therefore, determines the general health of the body.

“There are factors that cause mouth odour, and we term it as halitosis.

“It is an offensive odour perceived not from you, as an individual, but from the second party.

“If we do not take good care of our mouth, disease comes into the body; we eat through the mouth, and it is through the mouth we nourish our body.

He advised Nigerians to take preliminary steps to prevent mouth odour by brushing very well.

“It is very important; any food you eat, make sure you rinse your mouth very well; so that you do not leave the remnant in your mouth for a longer period.

“Brush twice a day and rinse your mouth after a meal,’’ he emphasised.

He advised Nigerians to imbibe the habit of visiting their dentists at regular intervals.

“The first organ or the first part of the body that needs to be given proper attention is the mouth.

“ That is why the WHO, in collaboration with the World Dental Federation (FDI), decided to choose 20th of March to celebrate and create awareness on the importance of good oral health.

“The most important thing you have to do is to come to the dental clinic regularly,” he said.

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