An initiative to promote good oral health in Nigeria sets to break record
In an attempt to promote good oral health in Lagos, Nigeria, the local government has introduced an initiative that includes breaking the world record for the amount of people brushing their teeth in one location.
An ambassador for the initiative said the attempt to beat the world record was a move to further educate Nigerians on the risks and dangers of poor oral health.
The risk of poor oral health
You may not have thought it, but our mouths are more connected to our bodies than we think. At Dream Smiles Orthodontics in Brisbane, we understand the impact our oral health can have on the rest of our bodies, which is why preventative care is so important.
The link between the mouth and the body
It has been scientifically proven that poor oral health can lead to issues in the body such as Dementia, Alzheimer’s, heart disease, stroke, diabetes and even respiratory problems! This is why we urge all of our patients to keep up their home oral health routine, which should include:
- Brushing the teeth twice daily at a 45 degree angle; this allows the brush to reach the teeth and gums.
- Flossing at least once daily to remove plaque and tartar build-up between the teeth
- Scheduling regular check-ups at the dentist to ensure any problems are detected early
At Dream Smiles Orthodontics we want to give you the smile of your dreams! With friendly staff and a relaxing atmosphere, we will give you a smile to last your lifetime!