Oral health is one aspect of health that I consider under-represented in the media and at the community level. The overall health-seeking behaviour of Nigerians is poor, and even more so for oral health.
I remember a time I mentioned to my sister that I was supposed to go to the dental clinic for a checkup because I was having a toothache and suspected that I had a plaque around the tooth. ‘Dental clinic?’ she scoffed, Who books an appointment with a dentist? Doesn’t the pain go away after a while?‘