Did you know 1 in 5 children go without dental services? Or that more than 40% of children have dental cavities by the time they reach kindergarten?
According to America’s Tooth Fairy:
“Children with untreated tooth decay often experience severe pain, perform worse in school, and miss more school days than children without dental problems.
Adding to this problem, thousands of children we serve do not have a toothbrush or share one with multiple siblings or family members.
This not only increases the risk of germ and illness transmission, it means a child is more likely to suffer the pain, embarrassment, and long-term health risks of untreated tooth decay.”
But you can help! America’s Tooth Fairy goal for Giving Tuesday is to increase awareness of the importance of oral health and provide basic hygiene tools to children in need. Last year, they distributed more than 300,000 toothbrushes, toothpaste and other oral care products through our Smile Drive program.
Help them reach their goal this year of 350,000 products!
Double Your Gift
Every dollar you donate to the Smile Drive will allow America’s Tooth Fairy to provide basic oral care products to children in need. Through Giving Tuesday (November 28), their generous partner SmileMakers will double your impact by making a matching donation of toothbrushes.
Donate today and give a child in need a reason to smile: https://ncohf.kindful.com/?campaign=262528