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Smoking and diabetes unfriendly to gums

Gum disease can be of two forms. GINGIVITIS is the superficial form that involves bleeding and inflammation of the gums in response to the presence of bacteria called PLAQUE. Gingivitis can then progress to PERIODONTITIS. This involves the bone around teeth dissolving. This means that teeth gradually lose support and become loose, until they are eventually lost. Who is more prone to periodontitis? Not everyone gets periodontitis, because we have [...]

By | August 11th, 2018|

How to take care of the mouth after tooth extraction

when one has a tooth extracted or removed or pulled,they are left with a wound in the mouth for a few days.Taking good care of this sore site in the mouth is the difference between a painful after experience or quick healing.Here are a few instructions to follow to avoid complications; Postoperative pain Like any surgery, taking a tooth out can result in discomfort for a few days following the [...]

By | August 11th, 2018|

Brushing without toothpaste

Ever heard of Dry brushing?Or practiced it? This is brushing your teeth without using water or toothpaste. and why would we advise such a thing as dry brushing? To help you  learn how to clean your teeth better! Here are a few good reasons to try dry brushing. Some toothpastes contain oils like glycerin, which leaves a coating on the teeth and tongue. This makes the teeth feel smoother than they [...]

By | July 13th, 2018|

The Healthy Mouth Baseline

The Healthy Mouth Baseline is a tool we use at our office as a standard for setting goals as the health of your mouth affects the health of the rest of your body. We promote good oral healthcare as a crucial part of your overall health and well-being, and the Healthy Mouth Baseline helps us determine where we should focus.This tool has helped us identify people who were at risk [...]

By | July 13th, 2018|

Teeth Grinding Conundrum

Did you know that God designed your teeth not to come together unless you are eating or  when swallowing?Should they come together when you are not eating or swallowing,then they are bound to get worn out and the result is pain,in the jaw joints and more consequences as the teeth grinding continues.Dentists call this condition Bruxism. It has always been known but without a long-lasting solution,but now there are curative [...]

By | June 14th, 2018|

Is Dental Treatment Expensive?

  This is one of the questions that dentists dread.We are sometimes accused of being money-minded. First of all, I think we can all agree that everyone would prefer to keep their teeth and not experience a toothache. Having a full set of natural and healthy teeth is vital to the overall health and well-being of any individual. So, how do we make sure we keep all our teeth and [...]

By | June 14th, 2018|

Toothaches in Pregnancy!Such a dread!

My first encounter with a pregnant woman in need of pain relief was during my internship in Mulago National Referral Hospital.she had been trapped in a burning house and inhaled smoke,and for that reason was admitted in the intensive care unit(ICU) .On top of that a painful decayed tooth needed attention. I was the intern on duty and had to respond to the ICU call.The only option was to remove [...]

By | May 11th, 2018|

Want to make those teeth whiter?Here are the options

One of the number one questions we get asked frequently  is "How can I make my teeth whiter?" "Should i use charcoal,should i use baking soda?should i use salt?",are some of  the questions that keep coming our way.Everyone is looking for that dazzling smile, yet many go and try out home made products without equipping themselves with information regarding side effects such as sensitive worn out teeth from abrasive products. [...]

By | May 2nd, 2018|

The Villagers Have Better Teeth

    Every time i visit my ancestral home  in Rukungiri i am amazed at how the kids  have straight teeth compared to their age mates in the city, and their parents are not worried about how their children's teeth will turn out,regarding alignment.Then i am reminded of our grand parents who had all their teeth and never suffered from tooth decay unless one had ailments like diabetes and other [...]

By | April 11th, 2018|

5 Ways to Reduce Your Child’s Sugar Intake

Dr. Mary Hayes, pediatric dentist and ADA spokesperson, shares with all parents and their children… “Sugar is fun to eat, but not good for your teeth!”  We echo these sentiments at CODE clinic and we also are driven to help create total health for your entire family based on the decisions you make regarding your oral health. Sugar is downright dangerous, addictive, and should be consumed minimally from natural sources. Any foods/products that add [...]

By | March 21st, 2018|