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Tuitubou Urges For Proper Teeth Care

People only visit the dentist when they suffer from unbearable tooth ache but with proper care, decay and poor gum condition could be prevented, says Minister for Youth and Sports
30 Jul 2016 10:21
Tuitubou Urges For Proper Teeth Care
Students of Raunitogo Primary School in Nadroga marks National Toothbrushing Day.

People only visit the dentist when they suffer from unbearable tooth ache but with proper care, decay and poor gum condition could be prevented, says Minister for Youth and Sports Laisenia Tuitubou.

Mr Tuitubou was speaking yesterday to over 900 staff and students of the Dilkusha Girls School in Nausori in commemoration of the Colgate-Palmolive National Tooth Brushing Day.

The event was jointly in partnership with the Ministry of Health and Medical Services and the Fiji Dental Association.

Mr Tuitubou encouraged school students to adopt the daily practice of setting aside at least two minutes for tooth brushing.

“If we take proper care of our teeth we can prevent tooth decay and poor gum condition as we grow older,” he said.

Mr Tuitubou told students to stay away from sweets and soft drinks because it could lead to obesity and diabetics that was a growing concern in Fiji.

Edited by Rusiate Mataika

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