gifts in action:

Donated Toothbrushes and Toothpaste Help Kids Brush Every Day

The American Dental Association recommends replacing toothbrushes every three months, but for many children across the U.S. having a toothbrush at all is a luxury. That’s why we are proud to partner with Crest and Oral-B this year to distribute toothbrushes and toothpaste to kids who need them the most.

The dental hygiene product giants donated more than 25,000 tubes of Crest Kids Sparkle Fun toothpaste and more than 50,000 Oral-B Kids toothbrushes so that children who might otherwise go without can brush their teeth every day.

The products were distributed to strategic locations across the country including to oral health education programs, public libraries, schools, food banks, and nonprofit dental clinics including Community Dental Care (CDC) in Maplewood, MN. Each year CDC provides oral health services to more than 46,000 children and teens.

“We are so grateful for the support of America’s ToothFairy!” CDC’s Director of Development, Crystal Yang said. “Oral hygiene supply donations are distributed in community settings, targeting low-income, diverse and underserved communities. Support from America’s ToothFairy helps provide high-quality dental care and preventive education for people in need.”

For many of our partners, offering free dental hygiene supplies at community outreach events opens the door to oral health education and connects participants with free and reduced-cost dental care providers. In these cases, offering a simple toothbrush can be life-changing for children in low-income families. We are grateful for the generosity of Crest and Oral-B for their help in making these connections possible!

Learn more about donating products here.

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