Lagos State government, Wednesday, said over 300, 000 persons will simultaneously compete in the Lagos World Record Tooth Brushing Challenge in December, aimed at creating a new Guinness Book of Records in tooth brushing across the world.
The state government also said preventive dental health care department will be established in the entire Primary Health Care, PHCs, in the state.
Special Adviser to Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State, Dr. Yewande Adeshina, who disclosed this, at a world press conference held yesterday at the World Oral Day, said that the project will commence with the establishment of two centres next month.
The current record of 177, 003 in tooth brush challenge was set by India in 2007.
Adeshina said; “The toothbrush challenge programme tagged ‘Do not wait: address your future now,’ is not just solely aimed on shattering the world record on December 5 alone, but the challenge will also provide vital information for future research baseline on oral health planning in the state.”