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Calapan City kicks off Oral Health Month celebration

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The City of Calapan has recently kicked off the celebration of the 14th Oral Health Month spearheaded by the City Health and Sanitation Department Dental Section.

This year’s Oral Health Month’s celebration carries the theme: “Ngipin ay alagaan mula sa sinapupunan para sa magandang ngiti hanggang sa katandaan.”

The celebration was done in partnership with the City Social Welfare Department, Persons with Disability Affairs Office, DMCI Power Corporation, Department of Health MIMAROPA and Oriental Mindoro Dental Chapter and was held in the covered court of Barangay Sto. Niño last February 13.

“Binigyan ng kaalaman ang mga PWD kaugnay sa tamang pangangalaga ng ngipin at bibig upang kahit sa kabila ng kanilang mga kapansanan ay maging presentable sa mga taong nakakausap,” the city government said.

For his part, Calapan City Vice Mayor Gil Ramirez highlighted the importance of havibg a good oral hygiene, specially when communicating with others.

“Ihinalimbawa pa nito na kapag pumasok sa simbahan ang tao ay nag kumpisal at tumanggap ito ng pakinabang dapat aniya malinis ang bibig sapagkat ang Panginoon ang pinapapasok dito Hindi lamang aniya kasalanan ang nililinis kundi maging ang bibig dapat ay linisin,” the city government said.

Meanwhile, Calapan City Mayor Arnan Panaligan said that he started this program to encourage his residents to have healthy oral hygiene.

Moreover, a free cleaning and tooth extraction were also provided for PWDs. They also get personal hygiene kits from DMCI Corporation.