Ogun celebrates world Oral Day, harps on importance of oral hygiene

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In a bid to live and maintain a healthy life style, people have been urged to give proper attention to their oral health by visiting government approved dental centres at least twice a year for regular dental check-up.

The Permanent Secretary, Hospitals Management Board, Dr. Olayinka Elemide, while speaking during a sensitisation seminar, organised to mark the 2024 World Oral Day with the theme, “A Healthy Mouth is a Healthy Body”, at the Dental Centre, Nawar-U-Deen Road, Oke-Ijeun, Abeokuta, saying, “the mouth is the door and the mirror to the body, hence the need to give it proper care for healthy living”.

Represented by the Director, Public Health, Ministry of Health, Dr. Festus Soyinka, the Permanent Secretary advised the public to care for their teeth by brushing twice daily with fluoridated toothpaste, to avoid tooth decay and Halitosis.

On his part, the Director, Dental Services, Ogun State Hospitals Management Board (HMB), Dr. David Ogunba, emphasised the importance of dental health, pointing out that the good condition of the oral cavity would promote confidence and good health, among others, imploring the people to go the extra mile to put their oral health status in better shape.

Contributing, Chief Dental Officer, Dental Center, Nawarudeen, Abeokuta, Dr. Oluwatosin Olarinde, said the celebration was to enlighten people on the importance of the mouth to the body and educate them on how to take proper care of it.

Also speaking, the representative of Pharmadeko General Manager, Mr. Ishola Kayode, who noted that the role of oral health in human health was germane, informed that the company was committed to manufacturing products that protect the teeth and mouth,

An enlightenment rally had earlier been held in schools, major markets and motor parks across Abeokuta, on proper ways to take care of the mouth, while free dental services were rendered to the people.

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