WOHD 2018: Dentists work against tooth decay, call for improved oral hygiene among Nigerians BY ELIJAH MERCY


Joining the rest of the world to celebrate the 2018 World Oral Health Day (WOHD), students and members of the Nigerian Dental Association poured into streets of Lagos to create awareness for improved oral health hygiene among Nigerians.


Members of the association started the walk for the sensitization campaign from the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Ikeja, at about 9:30 am on Friday.

The World Dental Federal (FDI) in August last year launched a three-year campaign for the WOHD under the theme ‘Say Ahh’ at the World Dental Congress in Madrid, Spain.


According to the FDI, the 2018 WOHD campaign tagged ‘Say Ahh: Think Mouth, Think Health’ is aimed at encouraging people to make the connection between their oral health and their general health and well-being.


The streets of Lagos was adorned with White Pepsodent shirts as popular dancer, Kaffy, joined other celebrities like Odunlade Adekola and Fathia Balogun to create awareness on the theme

Kaffy got the crowd agog with her moves while giving awareness speeches on oral hygiene. She also led the students on different choreography sessions on the street.


Dental professionals danced to popular tunes played by the life band. Pepesodent toothpaste was shared to bystanders and motorist in a bid to kick tooth decay out of Nigeria.


The public were advised to brush twice daily with toothpaste containing fluoride.

The walk came to an end at about 11:30am at the state park Alausa Ikeja with photo sessions, media interviews and refreshments.

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