The number of people who get this wrong is phenomenal! We conducted a survey and asked 100 of our patients whether they floss before or after brushing. A staggering 60% gave us the wrong answer and said they floss after brushing. I’m still trying to get my head round the 10% that said ‘they didn’t know’……. What does that mean? Not good news to a dentist’s ears….
A Smile for Africa! On 10 January 2014 I put a smile on the faces of 497 young children in Zimbabwe. Due to the generosity of Aquafresh GSK, I was able to take 1000 toothbrushes and 1000 toothpastes to Zimbabwe. We were originally due to host the event during the school term, but as children were on school holidays, we were not able to reach our original target of 1000 children. We were all pretty pleased with 497 children though, what a great turn out.The event was hosted at Marongwe High school in a village called Chiweshe, a 2 hour drive north of Harare, mostly on a dust road, driving into rural Zimbabwe. The children were from the whole of the Chiweshe area, and some walked quite long distances just to attend the event, each with a multicolored enamel mug for refreshments, as had been instructed. The ages varied from 3 years to 16 year of age.