The Pepsodent World Oral Health Day Press Conference

1 Million Children To Receive Oral Health Education On World Oral Health Day


During World Oral Health Day, Pepsodent, a global toothpaste brand, will interact with one million children in Nigeria about the value of oral health to quality of life and overall well-being.

Through the educational schools’ programme, children will receive information on the importance about brushing both day and night. The children will be given free toothpastes and toothbrushes to improve their brushing habits.

This year’s World Oral Health Day theme is: ‘Don’t Wait Until It’s Too Late #TalktoaDentist’. The purpose of this is to help raise awareness about the importance of acting early once a problem arises.

The World Oral Health Day is a yearly activity that is celebrated globally to increase people’s awareness of the importance of maintaining good oral hygiene and to educate the public on the important activities that will help to ensure that a person has good oral hygiene.

Pepsodent toothpaste has been a driving force behind promoting good oral hygiene in Nigeria with initiatives including, but not limited to, schools programme, mobile dental clinics, oral health education conferences, and all manner of consumer engagement through digital and traditional media.

Soromidayo George, the Corporate Affairs and Sustainability Director, Unilever West Africa, spoke at a conference to commemorate the day, saying that, “In demonstration of our commitment to improving oral hygiene in Nigeria, Pepsodent has reached out to over five million school children by educating them on the importance of brushing twice daily and by also creating a 21-day routine for them to properly develop a habit of brushing first thing in the morning and last thing at night. Free Pepsodent toothpaste and toothbrushes were given to the children to help them facilitate their brushing habits.”