About 150 kids and parents participated in the first Dental Education with Tootbrushing Drill and Fluoride Application event of AV Gedang Foundation, Inc. held on Thursday (August 9, 2018) at Brgy. Matandang Balara Covered Court.
The event, which was conducted in partnership with the Philippine Academy of General Dentistry, Inc. (PAGD) and the Batch ‘72 of Judge Juan Luna High School (JJLHS), aims to promote good oral hygiene among children.
Dr Alice Villados said that it is important to teach good dental care at a young age so it will become part of the child’s habit as he/she grows old. She added that maintaining a balanced diet and reducing consumption of sugary foods can help children avoid tooth decay.
Meanwhile, Dr Ma. Carmen Aurea V. Santos demonstrated the proper way of brushing the teeth. She reminded the children to brush their teeth 3 times a day, for 3 minutes.
Volunteers from PAGD, JJLHS, and AV Gedang Foundation then distributed toothbrush and toothpaste to children. They also assisted the participants on brushing their teeth and applying fluoride.