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Colgate-Palmolive celebrates National Oral Health Month in Kenya

by Brian Yatich

Colgate-Palmolive is partnering with the Kenyan Dental Association for Oral Health Month in October, as part of the ongoing platform of dental check-ups to facilitating better oral health.

Colgate is extending its reach by offering Kenyans FREE dental check-ups at Githurai and Kawangare open market areas, 10 selected Naivas stores and a mobile dental van that will visit various primary and secondary schools around Nairobi, Mombasa and Machakos counties.


This year’s theme is “Keep Kenya Smiling” and Colgate aims to encourage Kenyans to brush their teeth twice a day because everyone deserves a future to smile about.

“Based on the latest data from the World Health Organisation (WHO) , there is approximately 1 dentist per 42,000*1 Kenyans, meaning many Kenyan consumers have not had an experience with a dentist, says Cheslin Twigg, Professional Relations Manager at Colgate-Palmolive East West Africa.

“Those who do, visit the dentist when problems arise instead of as a means to get professional check-ups and advice before a problem occurs. Taking care of your teeth and gums is critical, it’s never too late to start focusing on your oral health and making those small changes in improving your oral hygiene.”

“Oral care is a lifetime commitment and requires effort, by taking the above mentioned tips into consideration and including them into your daily oral routines, you can reduce your chances of getting oral diseases, says BV Ramana, General Manager at Colgate-Palmolive East Africa Ltd.

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