Oral Health: Why Children Should Brush Twice Daily

Brushing the teeth in the morning and at other times of the day is often considered fun. However, it is not just important to brush your teeth, general dentist but the frequency and efficiency of brushing the teeth is what counts. Experts say toothache is one of the most common dental complaints and often the top reason many people visit a dentist. To prevent this malady, they recommend brushing of the teeth as a daily ritual. For best results, everyone should brush their teeth in the morning and at night. Health data reveals that 90 percent of the worlds population will suffer one oral disease or the other in their lifetime, ranging from caries, periodontal diseases and tooth decay to oral cancer. Toothache is the number one reason for absenteeism from schools in many countries.
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Colgate Partners With Champions For Kids’ SIMPLE Giving Program To Help Create Healthy Smiles Among Children

Students in the United States miss more than 51 million school hours each year due to dental-related illness.([1]) To help children achieve healthy smiles and avoid missing school days, Colgate has teamed up with Champions for Kids and Walmart for their SIMPLE Giving campaign. As part of this partnership, Colgate has committed to donating $100,000 worth of oral care products to school districts across the midwest region during the 2014 school year. Local members of the community can also participate in the SIMPLE Giving campaign by purchasing and donating toothbrushes and toothpaste at local, participating Walmart Colgate-Palmolive ). Colgate has a long-standing history of community support through its flagship global oral health education program, Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures initiative. To date, this initiative has reached more than half a billion children across 80 countries with free dental screenings and multilingual oral health education. “Helping to educate children about proper oral hygiene habits has always been at the core of the Colgate Bright, Smiles Bright Futures program,” said Dr.
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Dr Jerip: Instil good oral hygiene from young

A national survey in 2005 among five-year-olds showed that eight out of 10 children suffer from dental caries, and on average every child of this age has six out of 20 milk teeth affected by caries, he explained. In line with Malaysias vision to be a developed nation by 2020, the dental profession in Malaysia led by the Oral Health Division of the Ministry of Health has formulated the National Oral Health Plan 2011-2020.
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