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6,000 people take part in run to raise oral healthcare awareness

Update: March, 23/2015 - 16:25
More than 6,000 students, parents and teachers join a run in District 7 in celebration of World Oral Health Day. — VNS file photo

HCM CITY (VNS) — More than 6,000 students, parents and teachers took part in a run on March 21 in District 7 in celebration of World Oral Health Day (March 20).

Organised by the Viet Nam Odonto-Stomatology Association (VOSA), the World Dental Federation and Unilever Viet Nam's P/S brand, the run was held to raise awareness about the importance of oral healthcare.

"With one person joining the run today, we will send an Oral Health Kit including one toothpaste and one toothbrush to children in need in rural areas," said JV Raman, chairman of Unilever Viet Nam.

Speaking at the event, Trinh Dinh Hai, VOSA's chairman, said many Vietnamese people had not paid proper attention to dental care.

Up to 90 per cent of Vietnamese suffer from oral diseases such as gingivitis and tooth decay, he said, adding that a reasonable diet plus proper dental care and periodic dental checks will help prevent dental disease. — VNS

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