With 9 in 10 tooth decay untreated in Nigeria, dental experts at Pepsodent community dental outreach advised Nigerians to brush day and night using fluoridated toothpaste in order to prevent tooth problem
Dr. Kolawole Obagbemiro, Secretary General, Nigerian Dental Association, said that the rationale for this was to encourage families and individuals on the need to take care of their mouth. “To stay healthy, the mouth needs to be healthy. We encourage families and individuals to brush twice daily – day and night – with toothpaste containing fluoride which can prevent tooth cavity. We have recommended Pepsodent toothpaste. We also advice reduction in the consumption of sugary substances such as snacks, chocolates and sweets, among others. If these are reduced, in effect, there will be less chances of dental problems.