The Smart Leadership School, in its commitment towards mentoring young people into responsible future leaders, has on Saturday held a webinar on oral health.
The guest speaker, Nurse Femi Okebunmi while delivering his lecture, emphasised the need to pay attention to one’s oral health.
According to him, “research shows that more than 90 percent of all systemic diseases (diseases involving many organs or the whole body) have oral manifestations, including swollen gums, mouth ulcers, dry mouth and excessive gum problems.
“It is estimated that about 3.5 Billion people have oral disease with about 530million to be kids (WHO global burden of disease study, 2017). You can imagine that,” he continued.
Okebunmi advised on what needs to be done to save one’s teeth.
“Brush (2-3mins) twice daily, morning and last thing at Night.
“Use pea-size fluoride containing toothpaste, medium-bristle toothbrush (no hard brush, they’re killers).
“Mouthwashes are good to keep you fresh during the day but do not replace brushing.
“Floss in between your teeth daily using a dental Floss. Say no to toothpicks, they are your gum’s worst enemy.
“Healthy diet: Reduce/limit sugar intakes, soda, alcohol, etc. Vegetables, fruits are good.
“See your dentist twice a year for an examination and cleaning (scaling and polishing) even if you don’t have pain.
“Lastly do not ignore the slightest dental pain,” he advised.
Executive Director of the school, Ali Toyin Smart, expressed happiness towards the event.
He thanked the guest speaker for taking time out to share his knowledge.
“We sincerely appreciate Mr. Okebunmi for making it here. We can’t thank you enough and I pray the Lord continue to increase you in knowledge,” he prayed.