Ninety per cent of Ghanaians suffer from halitosis, bad breadth, Dr Mathew Owusu Boamah, Head of Oral Maxillofacial Surgery Department of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra has disclosed.
There are two of pungent breadth oral and non-oral halitosis. It affects men, women and children between the ages of three and 70 years.
Dr Boamah said mouth odour could be detected by smelling a person’s breadth or through the use of testing apparatus known as volatile sulphar compounds.
He explained that in situations where mouth odour could not be detected by smell or scientific testing, but patients still fell they have bad breadth, they are counselled.
Dr Boamah said oral halitosis occurs as a result of sometimes eating foods with strong, pungent aroma or taking some medications.
For example, dried tilapia, koobi, salted stinking fish, ‘momoni’, coffee, smoking or excessive dry mouth known as xerostomia.
He explained that when the smell is form organs in the body, instead of the mouth, it is termed as non-oral halitosis.
Zynnell Zuh, most stylish movie star
After almost a decade in the movie industry, actress, Zynell Lydia Zuh, has disclosed why she always wants to make a fashion statement.
“I do not dress to please men or show off my clothes. I dress to brand myself, she stated, adding that “As an actress, you need to carve a niche for yourself.
Zynel was awarded the “Most Stylish Movie Star, at the recent Glitz Awards in Accra.
Mrs Abena Asomani Antwi, CEO, Angel Zoe Foundation
The scripture, Hebrew 13:3 changed her perception about society and inspired her to put smiles on the faces of inmates for the best decade.
It reads: (Remember those who are in prison, as though in prison with them, and those who are mistreated, since you also are in the body).
This became the foundation stone for the Angel-Zoe foundation, which caters for prison inmates. She tells anyone who wants to go into philanthropy to be passionate and strategically minded.
Mrs Abena Asomani Antwi, founder of the Angel-Zoe Foundation, a non- governmental organization (NGO) and a member of the Adenta Branch of Action Chapel shares her work as a philanthropist with The Spectator.
Kumawood is dead – producers
Producers and distributors of local movies, popularly known as “Kumawood” say the industry has collapsed.
Most of the producers have stopped producing movies and converted their shops into selling mobile phones, electrical gadgets and decoders among other products.
Investigations by The Spectator revealed that most of the producers have stopped producing movies for the past two years.
They used to sell over 100,000 copies of movies, but currently, it is difficult for them to sell even 5,000 copies.