Did You Know?
• Over 19% of children ages 2-19 have untreated cavities. A child’s complete preventive dental program should include fluoride, at least twice-daily brushing, wise food choices, and regular dental care.
• Tooth decay remains one of the most common diseases of childhood. Children living in poverty suffer twice as much tooth decay as their more affluent peers, and their disease is more likely to go untreated.
• The daily reality for children with untreated oral disease is often persistent pain, inability to eat comfortably or chew well, embarrassment at discolored and damaged teeth, and distraction from play and learning.
Ways YOU Can Help!
GATHER your family, friends, and co-workers to participate in a Spin Into Action Fourth of July Party by asking each person to bring toothbrushes, toothpaste, and other dental care items to your Independence Day festivities!
LEARN about the dental needs of children in your community by inviting a teacher, dentist, or social worker to talk with your group about the children they serve.
GIVE the dental care items that you collected to the community advocate or a local food pantry so that kids in your community can celebrate Independence Day with healthy smiles and happier lives!
Send Us Your Report and Photos at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can celebrate your participation! How many people were Champions for Kids? How many dental care items did you collect? Join our team of Champions for Kids and receive your personalized certificate of victory!