300,000 Pupils In Lagos State Set World Tooth-Brushing Challenge Record

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The numbers are just amazing.

Over 300,000 pupils from Lagos’s 600 public schools gathered at 326 different locations for one purpose: to brush their teeth.

In doing so, the students broke a record previously held by India, being the record for the most number of people simultaneously brushing their teeth for one minute.

The founder of HEIT Solutions, and the convener of the Tooth Brushing Challenge Project, Dr. Lawal Bakare, at exactly, 2.15pm, signalled the commencement of  the challenge at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, after he had certified that each of the participants has a tooth brush and toothpaste provided by Unilever Nigeria Limited, one of the event sponsors.




Quo non Ascendam. Writer. E-mail: wana@360nobs.com


  1. The message is promoting oral/dental health in the country starting from the younger generation so that by the time they are adults like you and I, sum of their teeth would not have been pulled out.
    Also, teaching them the appropriate way to brush and the relevance of a dentist to every day dental health.
    Now they know what causes what and how it can be taken care of! it goes beyond taking panadol when you have toothache!

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