Fiji Time: 11:54 PM on Tuesday 28 April

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Good response to drill

Luke Rawalai
Friday, November 16, 2012

STUDENTS in Fiji are responding positively to the toothbrushing drills held in their respective schools aimed at ensuring a promising oral health.

Speaking to students of Waidamudamu Primary School in Macuata, Colgate-Palmolive (Fiji) Limited marketing manager Suma Molia said many students were observing the toothbrushing drills after lunch hour in their schools.

Ms Molia said children should begin brushing at the age of five as soon as they had their first set of teeth fully visible.

"The practice in most homes around the country is for children to start their brushing training when they start kindergarten or Class One for that matter which is too late as dental decay sets in," said Ms Molia

"The trick to having an effective toothbrushing session is to have a soft bristled toothbrush which will not damage the gums of the individual and to have a fluoride-based toothpaste which is the magic ingredient that guards the teeth against plaque and tartar."





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Fiji Airways logo designer dies at her home
  2. Fijians' test of faith
  3. Expensive destination
  4. Forum will miss Fiji
  5. Players fight for spot
  6. 'No' to review
  7. Fijians can still be part of proposals
  8. Police warning for vigilantes
  9. Police probe complaint
  10. Assault cases on the rise

Top Stories this Week

  1. Wrong body for burial Thursday (23 Apr)
  2. Children watch senseless beating Monday (27 Apr)
  3. Hunt for terrorist Thursday (23 Apr)
  4. Fatal night out Monday (27 Apr)
  5. Man found unconscious, pronounced dead Sunday (26 Apr)
  6. PM's office receives 1000 complaints Thursday (23 Apr)
  7. Rights over freehold land Wednesday (22 Apr)
  8. Principals fret over school meet Friday (24 Apr)
  9. Foreigners pick Fiji to tie the knot Thursday (23 Apr)
  10. Fiji Airways logo designer dies at her home Tuesday (28 Apr)