Treating the kids from Casa Popular da Damaia with Mundo a Sorrir

Treating the kids from Casa Popular da Damaia with Mundo a Sorrir

Last Saturday the White Clinic opened its doors to my friends from Mundo a Sorrir and their amazing project “Dr. Risadas”.

I have talked about Mundo a Sorrir quite a lot these past months. They believe that good oral health is a fundamental right, and that’s something I will always support. Having a healthy mouth is really important, not only for our overall health, but also for our happiness. We eat, drink, and speak with our mouth.

The project “Dr. Risadas”, which translates as “Dr. Laughs”, wants to promote and provide good oral hygiene amongst impoverished and disadvantaged children in welfare institutions. So, the kids from Casa Popular da Damaia came to the White Clinic to have a consultation and to learn how to brush and floss their teeth.

It’s as children that we create most of our good and bad habits, so it’s absolutely fundamental to teach children how to take care of their teeth. Once they realize that the process can actually be kind of fun, brushing and flossing will become second nature, and this will prevent a lot of problems in the future.

I’m proud to say that the White Team had the help of other doctors and hygienists who wanted to help, and it was an amazing day! We opened our doors to other dentists and clinicians, so anybody who didn’t have their own practice could come and join us.

I love seeing people coming together for others, and even though I couldn’t be there, I can say that the team that came to the White Clinic that day was amazing! We also had VOCO with us, which sponsored this event and provided us with all the material needed for restorations.

This is what it means being part of a bigger game. I really wish I had been able to be there, but I’m hugely proud of the good work the White Team did for these kids.

So, here’s the thing: I challenge every other dentist and doctor who see this to come and join this initiative. Let’s stop tooth decay in disadvantaged kids!

You can see some photographs of the event below. Check it out, they all look like they’re having fun.

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