Tubod, Lanao del Norte – Close to 1,000 children from different elementary schools of this progressive province were given free dental health kits as part of the 11th National Dental Health Month celebration.
The campaign to promote oral health especially among the children of Lanao del Norte was led by 1st District Representative Imelda Quibranza-Dimaporo who also personally distributed the dental kits to the school children.
Among the first recipients of dental health kits were the students of Rufo dela Cruz Memorial School, Tubod Central Elementary School and Malingao Central Elementary School which were visited by Congresswoman Dimaporo on February 26, 2015.
The follow day, school children from Kolambugan Elementary School and Dalama Central Elementary School of Baroy received their dental kits from Congresswoman Dimaporo.
Other recipients of the oral hygiene kits include the Pigcarangan Elementary students who got their kits on March 2, 2015.
The dental health kit includes a colorful toothbrush and a tasty toothpaste to help kids enjoy brushing their teeth more.
During the distribution of dental kits, the students were also taught the proper technique of tooth brushing by dentists of the provincial government.
“We need to teach these children this important habit so they will enjoy a lifetime of good health and better self-esteem”, explained Congresswoman Dimaporo.
The theme for this year is ‘Nakangiti ang Kinabukasan, Kapag Ngipin ay Pinangangalagaan’. LAR & VNL/PIO-LDN