To commemorate World’s Oral Day, Pepsodent, a global toothpaste brand, has vowed to empower and engage one million children in Nigeria on the importance of oral health to people’s well-being and quality of life.
The corporate affairs and sustainability director, Unilever West Africa, Soromidayo George, who spoke at a press conference in commemorating the day, explained that children would be reached through the educational schools’ programme, with emphasis on the importance of brushing day and night.
She hinted that free toothpastes and toothbrushes would be given to the children to facilitate their brushing habits.
“In demonstration of our commitment to improving oral hygiene in Nigeria, Pepsodent has reached over five million school children by educating them on the importance of brushing twice daily and creating a 21-day routine for them to develop a habit of brushing first thing in the morning and the last thing at night. Free Pepsodent toothpaste and toothbrushes were given to the children to help facilitate their brushing habits,” she stated.
The event with the theme, ‘Don’t wait until it’s too late #TalktoaDentist,’ aimed to help raise awareness to ensure people understand the importance of acting early, from the moment a problem arises.
The World Oral Health Day is a yearly activity celebrated globally to increase awareness of the importance of maintaining good oral hygiene and educate the public on the major activities that help to ensure good oral hygiene.