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Oral Health Care

Oral Health Class for Children

With the aim of fostering children’s awareness of dental and oral health from a young age, the Lion Group has held the Oral Health Event of Tooth Brushing for Children since 1932. Started in Japan, the event is presently held in countries and regions across Asia.

As part of this event, in cooperation with the Lion Foundation for Dental Health (LDH), Lion Home Products (Taiwan) conducted oral health classes at two Japanese elementary schools and three local elementary schools in June 2018.

125 children from Japanese elementary schools (35 from Kaohsiung Japanese School, 90 from Taichung Japanese School) and 473 children from local schools (200 from Taipei Municipal Tian-mu Elementary School, 140 from Kaohsiung Municipal Lingya District Jhong-Jheng Elementary School, 133 from Kaohsiung Municipal Fudong Elementary School), for a total of 598 students participated in the event. The event featured programs prepared specifically for students in lower grades (grades 1 to 3) and higher grades (grades 4 to 6) *.

Students from lower grades were taught about the “function of teeth and replacement of the baby teeth by adult teeth” and “the source of cavities (plaque)” in a 30-minute class. They were also taught tooth brushing techniques for their specific tooth alignment using hand mirrors and toothbrushes.

For students in the higher grades, LDH explained the cause of gingivitis, gave tips for observing the gums, and then provided individual instruction on how to brush according to specific tooth alignment for preventing gingivitis using a model set of teeth.

This was LDH’s first attempt at holding such classes at local elementary schools, and the children at these schools proved to be good students, learning about the importance of teeth and tooth brushing. Lion will continue to promote dental and oral health in Taiwan in 2019.

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The Japanese elementary school system lasts for 6 years, from 1st grade to 6th grade.

Photos of the oral health class for children at Japanese elementary schools

Children from Kaohsiung Japanese Elementary School enthusiastically answering questions posed by an LDH oral hygienist

Oral health classes for children at local elementary schools

Teaching children correct tooth brushing methods

Group photo with the Lion mascot, who was popular with local children as he is with kids in Japan
(Left: Taipei Municipal Tian-mu Elementary School, Center: Kaohsiung Municipal Lingya District Jhong-Jheng Elementary School, Right: Kaohsiung Municipal Fudong Elementary School)