|Wanlu is accompanied by Hapee, as they talk about the importance of brushing their teeth.|
Having dental caries, more commonly known as cavities, is one of the top public health concerns of not just adults, but kids too. According to the Department of Health, 92.4% of Filipinos have them. What is more alarming is that 97% of Filipino children suffer from cavities too.
Students who suffer from cavities not only experience pain and discomfort but may also perform badly in school. Toothaches, developed because of the buildup of cavities, is the most common cause of absenteeism among schoolchildren.
Brushing our teeth has become such a usual part of everyone’s daily routine that we often forget the importance of doing it properly. Like most things, it’s better to do them right as young as possible. That is why Hapee Kiddie launched their Choose to be Hapee with Hapee Kiddie school caravan with the goal of teaching our kids how to properly brush their teeth. With the tour’s unique and informative approach to teaching oral care, it showed the children that brush time need not be as dull.
|The students were able to enjoy a special song number by Wanlu and Hapee during the Choose to be Hapee with Hapee Kiddie caravan tour.|
One creative way of educating children about their oral care is through a puppet show, led by renowned ventriloquist, Wanlu and his trusty puppets, Nicolo and Hapee, where they further educated the students with their witty yet informative banter.