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Dental Cleanliness ‘Critical’

Year 11 student of Lami High School Elina Tinanikailovoni Takayawa told students of Lami High School and Suva Adventist College at their combined Oral Health Week, that dental cleanliness was
02 Jun 2016 12:35
Dental Cleanliness ‘Critical’

Year 11 student of Lami High School Elina Tinanikailovoni Takayawa told students of Lami High School and Suva Adventist College at their combined Oral Health Week, that dental cleanliness was very critical.

However, she said this was often an ignored aspect of their daily living.

She said most dental problems like tooth decay, gum problems and even bad breath were caused due to dental plaque or oral bacteria, deposited on the teeth.

“So what can we do to protect our teeth every day?” she asked.

The answer she said was simple – Brush your teeth every day and visit a dentist to advice you on what to do.

Her advice – “Brush up now to prevent tooth ache.”

Chief guest Dr Naina Kau in thanking Colgate for sponsoring the event said “Your smile matters.”

She added – “Genuine smiles are spontaneous. Fake smiles are exhausting.”

Dr Kau said oral health meant more than good teeth as it was an integral component of general health and essential for the wellbeing and this was the same for every part of the body.

In the past few years she said the focus of health education and promotion had shifted from disease focus to health or wellbeing focus.

“Focusing on how to live well and healthy so that we do not only live a life but love the life we live,” Dr Kau said.

She said Colgate was proud and privileged to be a partner to this campaign and would continue to support the Ministry of Health to promote good oral health and bright smiles to all Fijians.

Edited by Rusiate Mataika

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