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World Oral Health Day in Nigeria

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What we need to understand about Oral Hygiene practices in Nigeria.

The World Oral Health Day celebration in Nigeria took place on Sunday, March 20th. This event commemorates the importance of oral health and promotes good oral hygiene practices. The day is organized by the World Health Organization, and participating countries hold various events and activities to promote oral health awareness.

Nigeria is one of the many countries that participates in World Oral Health Day. This event is important to the country because it helps to raise awareness about the importance of oral health and good hygiene practices. Oral health is critical to overall health, and it is important to keep your mouth healthy to avoid health problems. There are many ways to improve your oral health, and World Oral Health Day is a great opportunity to learn about them.

Keep your teeth and gums healthy and avoid concerns.

Maintaining proper oral health is crucial for overall health and well-being. Without proper oral care, bacteria can form plaque and tartar on teeth, leading to gingivitis, cavities, and other dental problems. Poor oral health has also been linked to other health conditions, such as Heart Disease, stroke, and Diabetes.

To maintain good oral health, it is important to brush teeth twice a day, floss daily, and see a dentist for regular checkups. It is also important to avoid sugary foods and drinks, which can cause cavities. Tobacco products and alcohol can also damage teeth and gums. By following these simple tips, you can keep your teeth and gums healthy and avoid many concerns that can arise from these conditions.

The lack of oral health care is also due to a lack of education.

The global loss of $200 billion annually is due to a lack of attention to oral health. This lack of attention leads to problems such as pain, infection, and even tooth loss. Nigeria is losing an estimated amount of 300 million Naira every year due to oral health related illnesses. This is a significant amount of money that could be used to improve the country’s overall Economy.

The average Nigerian has poor oral health. Percentages of the population who has visited a dentist in the past year, and has brushed their teeth in the past day is low. The lack of oral health care is due in part to the high cost of dental services, the average cost of a dental visit in Nigeria is N10,000-N25,000, which is more than two weeks worth of income for the average Nigerian. The lack of oral health care is also due to a lack of Education about how cavities can lead to tooth loss.

The cost of producing oral hygiene products is low.

Nigerians living in other countries tend to practice oral hygiene more than those living in Nigeria. This suggests that access to and affordability of dental care remains a problem in Nigeria. Many oral hygiene products are not available in Nigeria and the ones that are available are not affordable to the majority of the population. This lack of accessibility and affordability must be addressed as the cost of producing oral hygiene products is low and materials are easily accessible.


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