World Oral Health Day: How To Keep Your Child Smiling
Do you know you can prevent a lot of oral health challenges in children if your ensure they brush their teeth twice a day?
There is one way of taking care of your child's teeth and the Nigeria Dental Association (NDA) is recommending that you should follow it strictly.
First, you must ensure that before bedtime your child brushes his or her teeth.
The Chairman of the association in Ogun, Oladimeji Abudu, at an enlightenment programme for pupils of Moshood Abiola Primary School, Adatan, in Abeokuta, Ogun State, stated that it is important to enlighten the pupils and residents on care and maintenance of good oral hygiene.
He insisted that brushing after breakfast remained the best way of taking care of the teeth just as brushing before bedtime.
Another thing that a parent must do is to also take their children for regular dental checkup.
"Though the pupils are young, they are very smart and they can take the lessons learnt here home.
"We’ll not only talk to them, but also their teachers so that they can keep on reminding them.
"Oral health burden in children is preventive. It’s better to prevent. Most of the oral health diseases are preventable and that’s why we are doing this enlightenment campaign," he said.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the doctors had earlier embarked on a road walk to sensitise the public on oral health hygiene as part of activities marking the Oral Health Day.