· Smiles for Miles
Dentist say the most important part of dental health happens at home. Brushing removes plaque and stimulates gums preventing gum disease. Research suggests that gum disease or periodontal disease causes inflammation leading to atherosclerosis. This hardening of the arteries and puts you at higher risk of stroke and heart attack. Plaque, gingivitis, and periodontal disease can be eliminated with brushing.
That is where we come in! Smiles for Miles will provide the tools (a toothbrush) to communities in Central America. The toothbrushes will be distributed by dental care providers on a mission who will show the kids proper use and the importance of good dental hygiene. We want to promote lifelong habits of good dental care at a young age. That is truly kids helping kids.