Unilever Nigeria Plc is targeting one million children in this year’s Oral Health Day, which holds at Teslim Balogun Stadium in Surulere, Lagos on March 18.
The firm, through its brand, Pepsodent with the Nigerian Dental Association (NDA), is promoting the culture of brushing day and night for healthy oral-care.
Unilever Nigeria’s Vice President, Brand Building, Robbert-de Vreede, said the firm was committed to doing business in a sustainable way.
This, he said was why the firm is partnering the Nigerian Dental Association, Federal Ministry of Health and others to create awareness on oral health.
He said: “Ninety per cent of the world’s population suffers from oral diseases. When kids are affected by such diseases, they may not be able to bear the pain and as such affect them in school or cause them to drop out of school for a period of time.
H stated that This year, the organisation will be educating one million children directly on how to take care of their teeth by brushing day and night using fluoride toothpaste such as Pepsodent.