Dentist: Flossing more important than brushing

As the country observes the fifth National Dental Health Month, the Philippine Dental Association (PDA) is promoting dental health care to family members in Manila and different parts of the region.

The annual celebration kicked off last January 25 and will end on March 5. Engaging activities that reach out to children, such as street dance competitions and kiddie pageants to inspire them to take care of their teeth, have been lined up.

The National Dental Health Month started in 2004 with a goal to provide community-based programs such as offering free consultations from dentists, supervising tooth brushing drills, and staging free dental check-ups in the communities.

ANC’s Shoptalk recently gave special attention to dental care and invited dental experts to discuss the prevailing problems Filipinos face today.

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