Showing posts from February, 2020

3 things about toothache remedy you'll kick yourself for not knowing.

I remember when my mum had toothache which lasted days till she saw her dentist. She would not stop emphasising how childbirth was not as horrible. I have also heard this from several other people. Toothache is horrible, accompanied by a throbbing head, pulsating ear and eyes with sore mouth. Yes, it's that bad. Therefore, you should see your dentist as soon as possible. There are few things you can do to achieve a short-term relief in the mean time. Warm saline : Swishing warm saline mouth-rinse in the mouth has been proven to provide a soothing effect. Add a levelled-teaspoon of salt to about 16 ounces of warm water and VOILA! you are good to go. You can do this as many times as possible. There is no overdose but ensure that you are spitting out the warm saline and not swallowing it. Over the counter (OTC) pain relief : The OTC analgesic that is usually given is acetaminophen (a.k.a paracetamol). Ibuprofen can also be given to adults. Ensure to use the right do

The Ugly truth about toothache in Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a period of beautiful expectation and you want to ensure you are doing everything right, to ensure the safe arrival of your healthy baby. You endure all the stages including the morning sickness which some have at night. While your body is going through all these hormonal changes, it is important that you take proper care of your dental health. The popular opinion is that toothache is awful, now imagine having toothache and morning sickness (Now that's hell!) What causes toothache in Pregnancy?  With all the drama associated with pregnancy, toothache is usually quite unexpected but very common. This can worsen the normal discomfort associated with pregnancy. Toothache could be from the gum or the tooth itself. One of the causes is the reduced immune system associated with pregnancy. If there was an existing asymptomatic cavity, pregnancy can cause an exacerbation. During pregnancy, there is an increase in oestrogen and progesterone hormone. These ho

The Best Kids' Salon in Lagos state, Nigeria - Place of Delight

When it comes to our kids, we usually want the best for them. Their hair care can be stressful on both the child and the parent or guardian. However, good news! there is a salon well equipped for kids. Owned by Barr. Oyindamola and located in Surulere, Lagos; place of delight is a kids' salon that will take the burden of hair care off you.  Place of delight salon put every kids' need first. They have several toys and books for kids to play with. The kids are allowed to explore and express themselves through artwork. Overall, it's more than a salon, it is a safe social space for all children and nothing beats security. Kids get to be kids and that is amazing. Whatever the hairstyle or haircut, place of delight will get it done. Give your child the best and place of delight is the best. Visit today and let your kids have fun during hair grooming. See you soon.

Death toll of lassa fever outbreak rises in Nigeria across 23 states

''Nigeria has registered an upsurge in the number of Lassa Fever cases since the beginning of the year, with 365 positive cases and 47 deaths reported from 23 states across the country. According to week five situation report on the disease released by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Wednesday, the number of states reporting at least a case of the disease rose to 23 from 19 in the previous week. The 23 states are Edo, Ondo, Bauchi, Borno, Ebonyi, Nasarawa, Kano, Kogi, Kaduna, Adamawa, Cross River, Delta, Osun, Ogun, Abia, Taraba, Plateau, FCT, Gombe, Enugu, Kebbi and Anambra. Three states, Ondo, Edo and Ebonyi, remain the states with the most affected cases. However, there was a reduction in the number of new deaths (six) in the reporting week as compared to the previous week where 19 deaths were reported. INCREASING CASES In the data released by NCDC, new confirmed cases have increased from 95 cases in week four to 104 cases. These were repor

New HIV strain detected; is there a reason to worry?

For the first time in almost twenty years, a new strain of HIV was discovered and this made several headlines The main concern is what this means for the virus. So, what does this mean? HIV has a multitude of different subtypes and, like other viruses, it changes (mutates) over time.   This new strain is an important discovery, but it does not signify a new public health threat. It occurs rarely and can be effectively treated with existing anti-retrovirals.   Because anti-retrovirals target characteristics of HIV that are common across all different subtypes, this new finding will not affect treatment and anti-retroviral agents will still be effective as long as drug resistant mutations have not occurred. The essence of the discovery is that it enhances scientists’ understanding of the complexity of the human immunodeficiency virus and its evolution and adds detail to the already comprehensive viral picture. Having a thorough understanding of HIV is crucial in ensuring

Nigeria will spend N620m to prevent coronavirus outbreak - Minister of Health

The Federal government of Nigeria said it needs N620m in prevention against the new coronavirus outbreak using proactive measures. The health minister briefed the senate committee on health about health and safety measures that are currently in place. Meanwhile, the Senate expressed concerns over the fact that screenings aren't taking place in the Chattered flight passengers wing of the local flights that arrived at the airports. The senators said such oversight could lead to the virus being imported into Nigeria. As a result, the Senate ordered Ehanire to deploy health officials to the private tarmac and conduct screening of VIPs on chartered flights.

Dementia linked with heading football- FA set to ban under-18s

FA is set to launch newguidelines restricting the number of heading by under-18s.  The Scottish Football Association is set to impose a ban on heading by under-12s during football training . Is there really a link? Concerns are growing that footballers are at a higher risk of developing dementia and dying from it as a result of long-term persistent heading. Football weighs 0.5kg and can strike a footballers head at 128km/hr, according to scientists. This causes the brain to hit the back wall of the skull resulting in bruising. A study conducted in 2018 by University of British Colombia has found that following heading a football, the blood level proteins associated with nerve cells damage increases. A single header cannot cause dementia but accumulated headings over a long period of time can.

30 hours old baby contacts coronavirus.

30 hours after birth, a chinese newborn has been diagnosed with the new coronavirus infection. The youngest victim recorded so far.  The baby was born 2 February in Wuhan, the ground zero of the virus.  The mother had tested positive to the virus prior to giving birth. The route of transmission to baby still remains unclear. State media stated that the baby, who weighed 3.25kg at birth (7lbs 2oz), was now in a stable condition and under observation . The virus has so far claimed 564 lives. All but one was in China.

Third case of Coronavirus confirmed in the UK- Breaking News

A third individual in the UK has been confirmed positive  for the coronavirus, says the department of health. The person did not contact it in the UK. The said patient is said has been transferred to a specialist NHS centre where the infection control measures in place will prevent possibility of further spread of this virus. The NHS is currently well prepared to manage these cases and are effectively utilising contact tracing. The Naija Dentist.

US police warns against "gray death"; a lethal fetanyl and heroine drug

Officials in Louisiana are warning people to stay away from 'gray death', a lethal drug that is 10,000 times more potent than morphine. The drug, which first surfaced in the United States in 2017, is a dangerous combination of some of the most deadly opioids, including heroin, fentanyl, and various fentanyl analogues, according to Investigators.  Police say it looks like concrete and varies in consistency from a hard, chunky material to a fine powder. They also blamed deadly drug for thousands of fatal overdoses nationally, including heroin, fentanyl, carfentanil sometimes used to tranquilize large animals like elephants and a synthetic opioid called U-47700 The public is advised to never pick up or touch this drug if you ever encounter it and to call and report it to law enforcement,' police said.  'Gray death is one of the scariest combinations that I have ever seen in nearly 20 years of forensic chemistry drug analysis,' Deneen Kilcrease


The Naija Dentist. I know that people hate visiting the dentist. I apologise on behalf of every dentist.  Majority have anxiety and avoid such visits at all cost even routine check ups. Reasons why you should visit the Dentist regularly? Prevent Tooth loss Prevention is still better than cure. Visiting your dentist regularly will enable early detection of any dental issue. This  makes it possible for the issue to be treated before it progresses. This will help you avoid the "horrible" dental pain. Overall Maintenance Previous procedures done like fillings or appliances given can be assessed. Dental procedures can wear out over time. This assessment will help the dentist decide if there is a need to redo the procedure before it causes any problem. Treatment and prevention of other common dental problems Routine visit can help with prevention or even treatment of common dental conditions that are often ignored. These are usually indicators of further health


It's no longer news that there is an outbreak of novel (new) coronavirus which was first identified in Wuhan, China on 31 December 2019. Unfortunately, it has affected over 24,500 people in china. However, there has been cases of recovery, which is good news. The current mortality is 2% which is lesser in comparison to SARS. Few facts abouts the virus according to WHO and CDC It is important to protect yourself at this period. Wash your hands, protect others from getting sick once you have flu symptoms, practice safe hygiene measures, wear protective clothing and avoid travelling if you can. However, it is important that you avoid certain myths or misconceptions. Below are pictorial representation of myth-busters from WHO.  It's safe to order from Alibaba and Aliexpress. I know people have been scared.  Has this virus affected you in any way? Do you think enough is being done to curtail this outbreak? Kindly leave your comment. T


The velvet box; an online store recently launched a maiden collection called the petals collection. The pieces from this collection are so exquisite. They are luxurious and well crafted, yet affordable. You can check them out on instagram @thevelvet_box_. Here are some of the other earrings. Oh my.... so pretty I'm in love with these earrings. What do you think about these earrings?  Kindly comment. The Naija Dentist IG: @naijadentist


It's as simple as it sounds. Self love means loving yourself and showing yourself love. The social media has the ideology that self love is only when you spend money on yourself. so majority go shopping or take nice pictures and tag it self love. self love is not wearing good makeup, buying a new car  or being in a relationship. No! it is absolutely not. Let me ask you a question, when last did you give yourself a compliment?. That's not the only thing self love is all about but it's a start. Just look at yourself in the mirror and say to your image ''welldone, you are doing a good job''.or something really nice and mean it. Now that's a start. Self love is not just about feeling good, but rather an appreciation of yourself through actions that has an effect on your overall well being. I love this popular saying '' you can't give what you don't have'' If you don't love yourself, you cannot love someone else, it's tha


February 4 is the international cancer awareness day organised by Union For International Cancer Control (UICC). This is an opportunity to spread the prevention gospel. This is in tune with this years' theme ''I can, We can''.  We can work together to improve awareness, limit cancer risk factors and  promote early diagnosis. Yes! We can! Let us create a cancer-free future, We can! A tweet by Johnhopkinspublichealth @johnhopkinsSPH   "We could reduce cancer deaths by 22% if everyone had the same screening, treatment and prevention as college-educated Americans, starting in childhood,"    #WorldCancerDay To everyone who has battled or still battling any form of cancer, you guys are heroes, Sending you love and light. The Naija Dentist.


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