Bad Breath or Mouth Odour

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Definition

Bad breath or Mouth Odour is also known as Halitosis, and colloquially, it is called fetor oris. This is a symptom in which a noticeably unpleasant odor is present on the exhaled breath. Concern about halitosis is estimated to be the third most frequent reason for people to seek dental care, following tooth decay and gum disease; and about 20% of the general population are reported to suffer from it to some degree.

Causes

Not all who think they have halitosis have a genuine problem. Of those who feel they have halitosis, significant percentages (5–72%) have been reported to have no genuine halitosis when professionally examined. Of those who have genuine halitosis, often the odor is caused by bacteria present below the gumline and on the back of the tongue. The remaining 10% is accounted for by many conditions, including disorders in the nasal cavity, sinuses, throat, lungs, esophagus, stomach or elsewhere.

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Effects

Very rarely, halitosis can be one of many symptoms of a serious underlying medical condition such as liver failure; but, in the vast majority of cases, the cause is minor and can often be reduced by adjustments to oral hygiene, including brushing or gently scraping the back of the tongue and improving the health of the gums by using dental floss. Occasionally, however, especially if the origin of the odor is not in the mouth, halitosis can be more difficult to diagnose and to manage successfully. Bad breath is a social taboo; and, as a result, perceived or genuine halitosis can sometimes trigger social anxiety.

Solutions

Try these simple steps to get rid of bad breath and mouth odour.

  1. Brush your teeth regularly
  2. Rinse your mouth out regularly
  3. Floss your mouth more often to remove plaque ( the sticky whitish brown build up on your )
  4. Scrape your tongue when brushing
  5. Avoid food that sour your tongue

If you are able to keep to all these, i can assure you that mouth odour will say goodbye to you. Welcome to a clean and fresh breath you.

 

Olabode Aderemi Temitayo

 

 

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Buhari’s Health Vacation and the messages to the poor and the world at large

Its been a while since I write on this platform due to one reason or the other, but I was compelled to write on this subject when I stumbled upon a particular article on public health in reference to “Alma ata  WHO International Conference Declaration 1978 “. It stated there and I quote ” The existing gross inequality in the health status of the people particularly between developed and developing countries as well as within countries is Politically, Socially and Economically unacceptable and is therefore a common concern to all countries ” Declaration II. 

Having considered the full meaning of this declaration, I asked myself, if our dear President can be travelling for treatment abroad like one visit toilet in a self-contained apartment, simply because we are lacking major improvements in our health sector, what does it mean for the poor masses? Does that mean that the poor will continue to be loosing their lives due to lack of financial power to seek better health treatment outside the country? Does that mean we are not thinking about health care on equity-oriented principle of public health features? Are we getting anywhere in this country on major aspect of development in which improved health care is very essential? 

I am using this medium to call on all the decision-makers on health related issue to ponder on this if we are getting it right or wrong and to look out for ways in which we can improve our facilities and personnel to meet up with the standard we seek in other countries…… A food for thought

By Olabode Aderemi Temitayo

“GAARI LADY ” OR “BREAD LADY”

ARE YOU A BREAD LADY OR A GARRI LADY?:


remember a friend of mine telling me how he used to solve his hunger problem in the days of poverty. He said he would go to any market where they display different kind of garri for sales. He would price it and take almost handful of eachkind of garri and eat it, ‘testing’ to know if the garri is good. He said he can taste like four kinds of garri like that, and he won’t buy any one. He would just give one excuse either by saying the garri is not sour enough or that he will buy it when he is returning. He said by the time he has eaten four handful of garri, he would just buy a sachet of pure water& drink and he would be okay for that moment. I teased him that why can’t you do that if you are hungry and you wish to eat bread. Then he said ‘Eben, you want them to kill me. The bread is inside a nylon oo and you can’t take it without first paying and once you tear the nylon, it mean you have paid for it or you are paying for it.’. This is the inspiration I got from this conversation. We have this 2 kinds of single ladies today. We have ‘Garri ladies’ and ‘Bread ladies’. We have so many ladies today that guys are just using their sexual organs to solve their sexual hunger. You have dated 5 to 6 guys and each of them have kissed you, sucked your breasts, romanced you and they have the memory of your kissing ,romance and bedroom prowess with them. My sister, you are a garri lady. It does not matter your academic qualifications and social status. If you offer your body in exchange for money, for academic grades, employment, or any other favour, you are simply a Garri lady. If you expose your breasts and other private parts of your body just to get likes and cheap comments on social media, you are a Garri lady. Guys are feeding their lust through your body. And just like that my friend would do, when that your boyfriend, boss, sugar daddy and Facebook fans are done with you, they will dump you. They know you are not good to be a virtuous wife. On the other hands, we have ‘ Bread ladies’. If you like, label them ‘ mumu ladies, or call them ‘ suegbe ladies’ but they are wiser than you if you are a garri lady. They preserve their body and have made a vow that who so ever will ‘tear their nylon’ must be the man that have married them.vThey are not ‘outside’ like a displayed garri. Theyvare inside the nylon of grace, godliness, personal values and integrity. They believe in inward virginity ( purity of heart) and outward virginity.vThey don’t toil with sexual sins, they run away from every form of defilement. They dress beautifully, charming but not provocatively or in an adulterous manner. They vote for chastity. God is proud of them. The world may hate them, but they don’t give a damn! They may call them different derogatory names, but they don’t bother themselves. They have seen the future ahead and her grooming themselves for it. They will not allow their names to be part of the ‘ Guinness’ book of record of ‘ Used and dumped’ ladies. If they have any reason to walk out of any relationship, they walk out with their self esteem and honour for no guy can mock them that he has ‘finished’ them. Our world is in shortage of ‘bread ladies’ today. They are very few! Hello lady, which side are you? . I offer you hope today, if you are a ‘ garri lady’, you can make a decision to become a ‘ bread lady’ today. Say bye bye to this reckless sexual immoral life.Those of you who are into courtship and you entered into that courtship as a bread lady but now you have become a garri lady behind the closed doors. God is calling you to repentance. Stop it!. Come back into your ‘nylon’. Let your dignity be restored. If that guy can’t wait till marriage before all those kissing, fondlingromancing and sex, then let him go! . Finally to precious bread ladies, don’t allow any one, any guy, any hard situation or momentary gain change you to a garri lady. Sexual purity pays! Thanks for reading and adjusting where necessary.

Olabode Aderemi Temitayo

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30-SOMETHING, SINGLE, BUT NOT SEARCHING…

30-SOMETHING, SINGLE, BUT NOT SEARCHING…

When I was in med school, a respected elder visited me in my hostel and she literally drew a sketch of how my life should be like. She said I should not think of marriage at that time and just face my studies; finish the 6-year course, the 1-year internship, the 4- to 6-year residency and then – only then – I can start talking about marriage! I pretended as if I agreed with her, but deep down, I knew that my heart was already 50% medicine and 50% marriage. I did the math and found out that, should I follow that suggestion, I would be 30+ before I get married.

I’m not here to make anyone feel bad about their fate or personal choices. But I know that delaying marriage for flimsy reasons is frowned at in Islaam as well as many other cultures. Science has also shown that, the biological clock of a woman begins to wear out from 31 and above. Her eggs begin to deteriorate (because they have been sitting in her ovaries even before she was born!), conception becomes a hassle and the risk of fetal abnormalities becomes higher.

This probably explains why the society seems to be fixated on that 30-year mark for young women (and men too). The pressure continues to mount on them; sometimes pushing them to marry just to avoid the embarrassment, not because they’ve actually found the “right one”. And no, I’m not endorsing the embarrassment, but we need to strike a balance…

My one cent: If marriage and childbearing is part of your plans in life, I advise you to do it ASAP. Not too early. Not too late. But somewhere reasonable in between.

BY KHADIJAH SANNI-TIJANI KT
©2016

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