Restore Smiles.
Prevent Decay.

Help a kid smile
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Tooth decay is an inconvenience for most families. But for many children, treatment is out of reach. They live each day in pain. They miss school. They can’t sleep. Even eating hurts. They lose teeth and risk dangerous infections that can be deadly.

How does this happen in the wealthiest country in the world?

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Tooth decay is an inconvenience for most families. But for many children, treatment is out of reach. They live each day in pain. They miss school. They can’t sleep. Even eating hurts. They lose teeth and risk dangerous infections that can be deadly.

How does this happen in the wealthiest country in the world?

Unawareness that tooth decay is a contagious disease

Lack of basic oral health products

Absence of Medicaid

In some cases, parental neglect

Belief that baby teeth don't matter

Failure to form good oral health habits

Restricted access to dentists

Homelessness

Inability to pay for dental care

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We believe every child deserves a healthy smile.

As a resource provider, we increase access to oral health care by supporting nonprofit clinics and community partners delivering education, prevention and treatment services for underserved children.

We teach families why oral health is important and how to take care of their mouths.

We provide funding so low-income families can access dental care.

We supply basic oral hygiene products for daily care.

YOUR GIFT IN ACTION

Kids with Autism Learn to Love the Dentist

Due to the overstimulation of a regular dental visit, kids living with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) often have difficulty accessing care. With help from a ToothFairy Grant, Tufts University School of Dentistry’s Autism Smiles event gave children in the Boston area time to interact with a dental provider, instruments, and sensory stimulations that occur on a typical dental visit.

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Virtual Smile Drives Give Campaign a Boost During Pandemic

Our 2020 Smile Drive campaign was in full swing when the coronavirus shutdowns brought collections to an abrupt halt. Volunteers across the country were forced to cancel their Smile Drive events as most collection locations were closed. But determination, technology, and generosity saved the day!

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Meet Sam

Sam* is just like other fourth graders you may know. But, like 1-in-5 kids in America, he hadn't been to the dentist in over a year (three years, to be exact.) When the team from one of our Dental Resource Program member clinics met him at a Screen & Seal event at his school, they also discovered he had two cavities that needed to be filled.

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Your support makes it possible to end dental pain and restore healthy smiles!

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“America’s ToothFairy is making invaluable contributions, which directly respond to the pediatric oral health crisis in America.”

Leo E. Rouse, DDS

Dean, Howard University College of Dentistry

Washington, DC

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In the Gap Program

our In the Gap Program can provide grants for Dental Resource Program patients who have insufficient dental coverage for services that cost more than their family can afford.

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Our impact, by the numbers.

21,000,872

Amount in dollars provided in support and resources for oral health care and education for children in need since 2006.

Thanks to the operational support of our Underwriters, 100% of donations received through this website go directly to support our programs.