Thursday, 21 March 2013

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More than 50% of Nigerians are at risk of heart diseases


AS Nigeria, yesterday,joined the blow of the apple to mark the 2013 Apple Articulate Bloom Day, Lagos State Government and the Nigerian Dental Association, NDA, aloft anxiety that over 50 percent of Nigerians were at accident of heart-related diseases.

They alleged on the Federal Government to actively apparatus the newly-formulated National Articulate Bloom Action aimed at convalescent articulate healthcare in the country.

Special Adviser to Governor Babatunde Fashola on Public Health, Dr. Yewande Adeshina, batten at the flag-off of the Lagos Apple Record Tooth-Brushing Challenge to mark the Apple Articulate Bloom Day, on the affair Healthy Teeth for Healthy Life, 2020 Begins Now, at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere.

He said: One of the bond complications of poor dental hygiene is affection disease.

A lot of humans do not apperceive that if you do not yield affliction of your teeth, if you don't besom your teeth and appointment the dentist at atomic already a year, you may be decumbent to accepting a affection ache which may annihilate you.

The aperture is in fact one of the passages into the physique from area we yield aliment and added things. We accept a big gap amid the accomplished and the non-educated associates of our association in the accent of dental health.

The way we besom our teeth accept been trivialised to the point that over the years as we get earlier we body germs, we body bacilli and we body diseases in our mouths that may annihilate us after our knowledge.

Due to this neglect, we are appearance the apple articulate bloom day with the ambition to sensitise Lagosians on the charge to besom their teeth alert daily.

Nigerians would accept that as they abode abundant absorption to their diet, articulate hygiene mustn't be abandoned.

President of NDA, Dr. Olojede Olurotimi lamented the continued carelessness of articulate bloom in the country, adage if the action is agilely implemented it will advance the articulate bloom cachet of Nigerians citizens, which he rated actual low.

The dental profession believes that acceptable articulate bloom is capital to accepted bloom and all-embracing abundance of all, he added.

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