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The Gift of Dental Hygiene

15 Jan 2016

The Gift of Dental Hygiene


Having access to proper dental hygiene is something that people should never take for granted. Here in North America it is rather easy to go to the store to buy a toothbrush when it’s time to replace your current one, or to book an appointment to see your Ottawa dentist for a regular cleaning or check up. There are certain parts of the world where even the idea of trying to improve your dental hygiene can seem impossible.

A couple who vacationed to St. Lucia wanted to do more than just enjoy fun in the sun while on the island and have been able to accomplish just that. “Sandals returning guests Neil and Sheila Stephen have successfully completed another dental hygiene program targeting children between the ages of 5 and 11-years old in Saint Lucia.The program, which focuses on teeth brushing and mouth washing techniques, reached almost 300 children across six schools in the North and South of the island.

The schools covered include the Balata Government School, the Marchand Combined School, the Gros Islet Infant School, the Anse La Raye Infant and Primary Schools and the Roseau Infant School. This is the third year the couple has extended such a program to the island of Saint Lucia, benefitting increasing numbers of children each year. ‘We are extremely happy to be able to do this every year and include it as part of our vacation experience here in Saint Lucia. The people of this island are wonderful and that is what makes our time here each year worthwhile’, Stephen said.”

Children are the future and having good dental hygiene helps to put them on a path for a healthy and successful life.

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