Activities in Taiwan - Lion Home Products (Taiwan) Co., Ltd.

As of June 2020, some activities have been cancelled or postponed to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.
We plan to restart these activities when conditions improve and safety can be assured.

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 (LHPT) conducted oral health classes at two Japanese elementary schools and three local elementary schools in June 2019.

76 children from Japanese elementary schools (33 from Kaohsiung Japanese School and 43 from Taichung Japanese School) and 820 children from local elementary schools (120 from Taichung Wurih Elementary School, 100 from Kaohsiung Wucyuan Elementary School and 600 from New Taipei City Jimei Elementary School), for a total of 896 students, participated in the event. LHPT first held such classes at local elementary schools in 2018 and extended its outreach to different local schools in 2019. The event featured programs prepared specifically for students in lower grades (grades 1 to 3) and higher grades (grades 4 to 6)*.

Students in 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.

Participating students found the content easy to understand and learned about the importance of teeth and tooth brushing. LHPT will continue to promote dental and oral health in Taiwan in 2020.

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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 Taichung Japanese Elementary School listening carefully to a lecture delivered by an LDH oral hygienist

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

Teaching correct tooth brushing methods to children
(Left: Taichung Wurih Elementary School, Center: Kaohsiung Wucyuan Elementary School, Right: New Taipei City Jimei Elementary School)

Commemorative photo with the LION mascot, who is popular in Taiwan
(Left: Taichung Wurih Elementary School, Center: Kaohsiung Wucyuan Elementary School, Right: New Taipei City Jimei Elementary School)