Students of Rishikul Primary mark national tooth brushing day

The Minister for Health and Medical Services Dr Ifereimi Waqainabete brushing his teeth as part of the National Tooth Brushing Day at Rishkhul Primary School in Nasinu this morning. Picture:ARIETA VAKASUKAWAQA

MORE than 1600 students from Rishikul Primary School in Nasinu this morning participated in the launch of the national tooth brushing day.

School head teacher Kamal Lal said they were privileged to be part of the  national launch.

Chief guest at the event, Minister for Health and Medical Services Dr Ifereimi Waqainabete reminded the students to brush their teeth daily.

Divisional dental officer – Eastern Dr Jone Turagaluvu said dental hygiene should be taught from a very young age.

This year’s even has over 173,000 students and adults brushing their teeth around the country with toothbrushes and toothpastes donated by Colgate-Palmolive (Fiji) Limite.

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