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The Philippine Dental Association-Zamboanga City Chapter was really gung ho moving towards West Coast to help keep Pamucutan smiling.

Annually, Colgate is religiously devoting to a benevolent goodwill towards humanity and it always happens in February which is the National Dental Health Month. Its program labelled as "Colgate Kabarangay" intended to dole out toothbrushes paired with toothpastes to 500 poverty-stricken populace in a chosen barangay by the local Dental Chapter. Free oral check-up is inclusive in the program and a Duraphat fluoride application is a winning privilege that is additionally given to the beneficiaries during the activity.

Colgate moreover pampered the indigent patients probed with a zero cavity with surprises and four kids were blessed with caries-free teeth and went home donning with happy smiles on their pleasant countenances.

Kabarangay sa Dental Health is happening nationwide each year during the love month.  It is often a mutual confederation with the dentists who would always spearhead the event. The high mortality of dental caries in destituted communities all over the country compelled the Philippine Dental Association and Colgate company to merge in order to stand one in good stead for oral awareness.

It is a fact that there are families who could hardly make both ends meet which boils down to the rationale that neither toothbrush nor toothpaste is nowhere to be found in their homes and much more of going to the dentists for urgent treatments when offending teeth are severely throbbing and piercing them to death in pain.

It is both PDA and Colgate's objective to enlighten the community most especially  children about Dental Education since this is a great avenue to open their wisdom for them to achieve a good oral hygiene that may serve as a channel to one's general welfare of attaining a healthy life. School children who are orally in fine fettle will indeed refrain them from missing their classes because it is oftentimes toothache gives the basic reason to be absent.           Retaining carious teeth in the mouth will lead to many illnesses in the body due to the growth of bacteria. It is mostly unhealthy teeth and unhealthy surrounding tissues will sum up to an unhealthy body.

Kabarangay Dental Health activity in Pamucutan was indeed a thriving one. Happiness was what the activity indulged to the beneficiaries. Kids were grateful for getting toothbrushes and though some sounded that they don't have one at home.

Dental Education, giving away of Colgate's oral hygiene kits, toothbrushing drill, oral check-up and fluoride application overwhemingly fulfilled by the Zamboanga City Dental Chapter with the notable help of the Philippine National Police dentists.

"Keep the Philippines smiling." (The authr is the President of the Zamboanga City Dental Association) (ByBy Dr. Annabelle Flores-Bayot)




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