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Celebrities advocate for good oral health

BY: Maclean Kwofi
Giovanni Caleb
Giovanni Caleb

Some celebrities have urged Ghanaians especially children to take better care of their teeth by sticking to oral habits that would promote good oral health.

As cases of tooth decay and halitosis increased, the celebrities maintained that there was the need for an intensified education on oral hygiene

The celebrities who made the call are a Television Personality, Caleb Elolo Adjomah known as Giovani Caleb, Hip Hop Artist, Darryl Paa Kwesi Bannerman-Martin, known as Joey B and Dentist, Dr Louisa Ansong.

They said this at the launch of the new Closeup Complete Fresh Protection, a new addition to the family of closeup variants by Unilever Ghana.

Variety of health problems

Dr Ansong advised Ghanaians to take oral healthcare very seriously.

According to her, studies had proven that poor oral health could lead to a variety of health problems such as cardio-vascular diseases, high blood pressure, stroke and diabetes.

She said it was disturbing to note that despite the fact that oral health was a significant part as far as the overall wellbeing of the body was concerned, the majority of Ghanaians did not accord it the necessary attention it deserved.

Don’t take oral hygiene for granted

Giovanni Caleb said oral hygiene was something that should not be taken for granted.

He said when children have bad breath, they do not have the confidence to speak when they are in the midst of their peers.

“They tend to keep to themselves because people do not want to mingle with them,” he said.

He added that when the dentition of children was not correct, they couldn’t even laugh heartily in public because they were shy and feared they would be ridiculed.

The new product

This new toothpaste is a fluoride gel made with an active herbal ingredient, known as eucalyptus mint which prevents cavities and freshens breath.

Over the years, closeup has been associated with freshness but with Closeup Complete Fresh Protection, Unilever is offering you more than just freshness.

The product offers five unique benefits to the consumer, these are deep cleaning, fresh breath, cavity protection, strong teeth, and protection from germs.

The main key ingredient, known as the eucalyptus mint, dates back to ancient history in the year 1642, when Abel Janszoon Tasman explored Tasmania, an island of Australia and discovered this amazing tree.