Programs :: Dental Care

dentalThere are millions of people in Sub-Saharan that have never seen a dentist in all their lives and don’t even own a toothbrush. Poor oral hygiene has been shown to increase the risk of cancer, stroke, diabetes, and heart disease. In many cases, providing the simplest items, such as a toothbrush and toothpaste can prevent the more serious conditions later in life.

We are currently raising funds to introduce modern hygienic practices. In some areas we can upgrade the basic clinical equipment and train healthcare workers to treat basic dental issues. For a relatively low cost, we can distribute thousands of toothbrushes and teach the children in these communities on how to properly use them. The result is not only a great smile but better health overall.

We would also be very grateful for the donation of used dental equipment.