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187,000 celebrate toothbrushing day

Atasa Moceituba
Saturday, August 02, 2014

ABOUT 5000 centres around the country celebrated the National Toothbrushing Day on Thursday by brushing their teeth together in their various communities.

The program, organised by Colgate-Palmolive Fiji Ltd in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, aimed to bring people to brush their teeth at the same time.

Colonial War Memorial Hospital's chief dental officer Dr Joan Lal said there were about 187,000 people who registered for the toothbrushing day this year.

She said this was a nation-wide activity for all the centres around the country.

"Communities that participated were given free toothbrush and toothpaste from Colgate-Palmolive. We had primary and secondary schools, commercial organisations and factories that participated," Dr Lal said.

She said the activity encouraged everyone to brush their teeth, addressing parents and caregivers to lead by example at home.

"Just like we bath twice a day, we are also encouraging people to brush their teeth twice a day using fluoridated toothpaste."

Students of Annesley Primary School in Suva also commemorated the day.

School headteacher Semi Vela said the program was to help students know why toothbrushing was important.








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