By Fasilat Lawal
Nigerians have been advised to practise good oral hygiene to prevent toothache and diseases.
A Dental Surgeon, at University College Hospital Ibadan, Dr Olusola Ibiyemi gave the advice in Ibadan in commemoration of this year’s World Oral Health Day.
He explained that bad oral health results in several pains in the body including the inability to eat, drink, sleep and live a socially productive life.
Dr Ibiyemi noted that in recent times poor oral health could lead to Cardiovascular diabetes mellitus and neurological diseases.
Speaking on the theme “Be Proud Of Your Mouth”, a Dental Surgeon, Oyo State Hospital Management Board Dugbe, Dr Olorunyomi Ifelayo, enjoined people to cultivate habits of brushing twice daily and, avoid sugary items this he said would prevent toothless and low self-esteem in public.
The medical experts however urged people to visit dentists regularly at appropriate health facilities to examine their teeth’ health condition.