Children are safe with the School Dental Prevention Program
The School Dental Prevention Program at MNG-Health Affairs is one of the most important leading programs for health education and aware-ness of children, since it reduced the rate of dental caries among school-ers of MNG residential cities by virtue of its dentists’ visits to the school-ers at the school. The Program aims to educate children by counseling them about the appropriate amount of diets and explaining the ways of brushing teeth, in implementation of the proverb that says “prevention is better than cure,” in addition to the application of fluoride and dental crack-adhesive, as well as the early treatment for the victims of dental caries.
The School Dental Prevention Program aims to:
Reach a high level of oral health.
Reduce the causes of dental caries, and thus reduce financial costs for dental treatments and dental diseases treatment.
Apply proper healthy nutrition program, through awareness and guidance on the harmful effects of sugars, quality of food provided to children at schools, and reduction of sug-ar-sweetened drinks.
Apply preventive measures such as: application of fluoride and dental crack-adhesive, and explanation of teeth cleaning methods.
Diagnose and treat dental caries early; and maintain fol-low-up to achieve continuity in the application of prevention and awareness programs for oral hygiene.