Parents and guardians have been advised against regularly feeding their wards with raw sugar without brushing their teeth twice daily.
Renowned dentist and Principal Medical Director of Beaver Dental Clinic Dr Dennis Ilogu wants parents to reduce the amount of sugar they give to their wards to reduce oral disorders.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 60 to 90 percent of school children have at least one cavity and between 15 and 20 percent of adults aged from 35 to 44 have severe gum disease. In Ghana, only a fraction of adults and children practise proper oral hygiene.
At the back of this gap in the oral health in Ghana comes the crusade of the renowned dentist, Dr Dennis Ilogu.
He wants the Ghana Dental Association to critically ensure that rising dental diseases prevailing among children are curtailed.
Dr Dennis Ilogu spoke to Akoma FM during a colourful opening of the Kumasi outlet of Beaver Dental Clinic at Nhyiaeso, appealing to parents and guardians to be wary of their ward’s oral hygiene to ensure that right from infancy the kids take keen responsibility of their daily oral hygiene.
He explained that “when it comes to victims of oral hygiene, children are the most affected so it’s about time parents took care of their children’s health in the face of oral hygiene.”
The Principal Medical Director for Beaver Dental Clinic explained his outfit is all out to ensure the huge medical deficit in children’s oral health is addressed as his clinic has factored children into the structural design of the Kumasi clinic.
He explained that “we have child-user-friendly environment so even if your ward has cavity and other oral challenges, we have installed child friendly technological gadgets that will with ease analyze and diagnose them with proper and efficient process of healing them.”
Dr Ilogu further entreated adults especially guardians to take their wards along when visiting the dentist to imbibe in them the oral health consciousness.
Introduction of Invisalign
Dr Ilogu explained at Beaver Clinic, both at the Kumasi and Accra branches, the invisalign technology is installed and thousands of clients are taking advantage of it.
Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that straightens teeth without the use of metal braces. They are clear and can be taken on and off. They are less noticeable than traditional metal braces.
Most people want to improve their smile but think that traditional, metal braces are the only option.
With the new phase of dental and oral health introduced by Beaver in Kumasi, the rising dental health deficit will be gradually closed.
He explained that the main reason for setting up Beaver Dental Clinic in Kumasi in addition to the main branch in Accra was as a result of huge and persistent crave of clientele from Kumasi and the middle belt for an approximate clinic to release them off the burden of travelling long hours to Accra for oral health delivery.
Dr Ilogu concluded that “though the sensitisation and awareness on use of raw sugar is intensified but just in case you have defaulted and want prompt oral health delivery, Beaver got you covered!”
By Nana Asenso Mensah|3news.com|Ghana