An international non-government organization, Save the Children, partnered with the city government and various private companies to provide information to school children about oral health. During yesterdays culminating activities held at the Isaias Tapales Elementary School in Barangay Dalig in this city, the school children were oriented on the propagation of Tsaang Gubat, a local herbal medicine that has high content of fluoride, a tooth decay-prevention substance found in most toothpastes. Free lecture on proper brushing of teeth; story telling about oral health and giving of free samples capped the month-long activities of the city government. Mayor Casimiro Jun Ynares III has lauded the efforts of the barangay health workers in the city in promoting oral hygiene among residents especially during the month of February, which has been set as Oral Health Month. Related Posts:
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National Childrens Dental Health Month began as a one-day event in Cleveland, Ohio on Feb. 3, 1941. The American Dental Association (ADA) held the first national observance of routine teeth cleanings Childrens Dental Health Day on Feb. 8, 1949, according to ADA officials.
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