NIGERIA: Reduce sugar intake, Oral B urges children

SugarON this year’s World Oral Day, experts at Oral-B school enlightenment programme counselled Nigerian children to take less of sugary things in order to prevent  oral health diseases such as dental carries.

A Dental Consultant, Dr. Olutola Iweka in her lecture entitled: “Care of the Teeth for Children”,urged parents to replace sugary or sweet things such as juice with natural water and fruits.

Iweka who noted that dental caries have become most common tooth decay among school children in Nigeria, said fruit drinks can only be taken one or twice a week.

According to Brand Operations Integration Leader of P&G, Mrs. Mokutima Ajileye: “Oral-B is committed to providing oral health education to Nigerians not just on World Oral Day but always. Oral health is at the core of our brand purpose and this can be seen in the superior protective quality of Oral-B and through the free services we provide with the Oral-B mobile dental clinic programme.

Celebrity Artist, Dr. Sidney Esiri who is also a dentist noted: “You have to learn good oral hygiene habits early so that you can protect your teeth” stated the artist. I commend Procter and Gamble for educating Nigerians about oral hygiene through their Oral-B brand”

P&G is a key stakeholder on Oral care worldwide with the company investing approximately billions of dollars in Research and development annually in order to innovate to produce world class products that meet the needs and budgets of her consumers, one of which is the Oral B Pro Health All- Round protection tooth paste.

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