National Toothbrushing Day
LOOK: About 55 preschoolers in Dr. A. P. Bañez Memorial Elementary School participated in the first simultaneous nationwide toothbrushing day held at exactly 9:30 in the morning, February 3, coinciding with the National Dental Health Month celebration.
National Toothbrushing Day intends to promote the importance of maintaining oral health not only to children but also to all sectors of society.
Apart from the simultaneous toothbrushing, a lecture on good tooth brushing habits, proper technique and emphasis on the need to brush for two minutes thrice a day, and the launching of the Dental Hygiene and Wash Project were also highlighted.
The said activity, spearheaded by Philippine Dental Association (PDA), is in coordination with the Rotary Club of Kandaya and City Government of Tacloban.
On behalf of Mayor Alfred S. Romualdez, Acting City Health Officer Dr. Gloria Fabrigas graced the event along with Executive Assistants Grace Gozo and Dale Ortega.
PDA Leyte Chapter President Dr. Philfa De la Cruz, Schools Division Superintendent Mariza S. Magan and Public Schools District Supervisor Dr. Bernardita Arceño were also in attendance.
Photo: A. Alamos and K. E. Napala/CIO