Entries by Lincoln Tentena

Tips for your oral health – World Oral Health Month

Every year in March, oral health care providers commemorate oral health and its promotion. This year was no different and was running with a theme, “Mind your mouth.” At Ezza Dental Care, we would like to remind you about how to be mindful of our mouths and oral health through the three important facets of […]

Tonsillitis and oral health

Tonsilitis is an inflammation of the tonsils which are two masses of lymphoid tissue on either side of the throat. They play a role in fighting infection that may use the oral cavity as a gateway into the airways. In some cases, they can get overwhelmed and henceforth get infected and inflamed resulting in the […]

Taking Care of your Baby’s Teeth

Most babies are born with no teeth much to the delight of their mothers in light of a comfortable experience when breastfeeding. Some babies are born with teeth and although this is rare, it can be disheartening and we shall look at it further ahead. Caring for our babies’ teeth right from the onset is […]

Are amalgam dental fillings safe?

You may have been to the dentist before and told them that you don’t want the black filling. This might have been due to a number of reasons that you honestly believed in, for example, the filling contains mercury which accumulates in the blood, the filling has an effect on your health, and so on. […]

How to Choose the Right Toothbrush

A toothbrush is one of the staple household objects that everyone uses. With the multiple choices in the supermarkets, one might wonder if there is such a thing as a bad toothbrush and if so then what is a good toothbrush? There are a number of factors to take into consideration when choosing the right […]

How oral habits affect your oral health

A habit is a tendency towards an act that has become a repeated performance, it is relatively fixed and easy to perform by an individual. We all have habits, some are beneficial to us and some we would rather do away with. For example, laying one’s bed every morning or jogging three times every week […]

Oral Health care in those living with HIV/AIDS

Every year on December 1, the world commemorates World AIDS Day. This day brings light to the battle against stopping the HIV/AIDS plague. It also discourages stigma against those living with HIV/AIDS and shows that they too can live rich and fulfilling lives when they are on medication. People living with HIV/AIDS represent a special […]

Dry Socket: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

What is a Dry Socket? Dry socket or alveolar osteitis is a complication that occurs after extraction of a tooth due to compromised healing of the extraction wound and is characterized by extreme discomfort or pain in the area which has the socket. It occurs as a result of failure to form or disruption of […]