Health Begins in Mouth

We do know that oral and dental health is ignored and it is one of the major public health problems in Turkey. Bearing in mind that neglected oral and dental problems may cause quite serious health problems at older ages, we planned our project, target mass of which is children (aged 6-9), teachers, and parents. Because we know that brushing teeth is a habit that should be adopted at early ages.

We trained 750.000 students from 2nd and 3rd grades of primary schools in 24 cities in two years. We are still conducting our studies to make our campaign reach wider masses with cooperation of Ministry of National Education Directorate General of Basic Education, Istanbul University Health Sciences Faculty and P&G.