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MOH Reiterates the Importance of Taking Good Care of Baby’s Teeth in Early Years
28 December 2017
Through an awareness infographic published on its twitter page, under the title: "Future of Your Baby’s Teeth in Your Hands", the Ministry of Health (MOH) has underlined the importance of taking good care of baby’s teeth in early years. MOH warned against tooth decay which causes early loss of primary teeth, displacement of permanent teeth, poor growth, nutrition and mental health and bacterial infection that weakens permanent teeth.
 
On how to protect your baby’s teeth from decay, MOH advised to clean his teeth twice a day with a wet cloth after each feeding and as soon as his first tooth appears at the age of 6 months. It is a good way to teach your baby good behavior.
 
It is noteworthy that MOH has also posted a number of awareness tweets on oral and dental health, in addition to a survey about when to start brushing your baby’s teeth. Such awareness-raising activities come in continuation of MOH's efforts to maintain the health and safety of all community members, to promote health awareness and to urge individuals to adopt healthy behaviors and healthy eating lifestyles.
 
On the other hand, MOH has recently launched the (e-health) App. to facilitate access to visual medical consultations on smartphones. In so doing, MOH seeks to employ cutting-edge technologies to enhance effective communication with service beneficiaries, and to provide them with the needed specialized medical consultations.
 
According to MOH, the first stage of the new App. will cover the Northern Borders, Asir, Tabuk, Jazan, Najran and Al-Jouf Health Affairs. The, the App will be used across the Kingdom, Allah Willing.
 
The App. is designed to enable audio-video communication from 9 a.m. to 12 a.m. during working days, and from 1 p.m. to 12 a.m. on weekends. Accordingly, users can login into the App., communicate directly with a specialist, and have their cases diagnosed through the App. Hence, the specialist can answer the users' inquiries, and provide the needed medical consultation and the necessary medical procedure.
 
 
 



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