All across the country, there are thousands of children who are not able to receive dental care. Many of their parents do not have the financial means or dental insurance to provide their children with this valuable service. TeamSmile’s goal is to provide free preventative care, education and dental treatment to youth throughout the United States.
In 2015, through generous support from companies and individuals, TeamSmile hosted 22 programs and was able to help over 4,400 children get access to more than 2.2 million dollars worth of dental and preventative care. For many of these children, this is the first opportunity they had to receive dental care in their lives. The smiles on the children’s faces and the tears in the parents’ eyes say it all… giving children access to dental care goes far beyond the treatment, but gives individuals hope for a better future.
TeamSmile works together with dental professionals and professional athletic organizations to provide this service in a fun and memorable atmosphere. If you would like to make a donation to our cause, click on to the donate now tab. If you would like to assist with this important cause, click on the volunteer tab. Working together, we can help these kids improve their current dental health, overall wellness, and life-long self-esteem.
Tooth Decay Affects More Than 1 in 4 Children
The American Dental Association reports that tooth decay affects more than 1 in 4 children in the United States between the ages of 2 to 5 years old and 1 in 2 children between the ages of 12 to 15 years old.
Single Most Common Chronic Childhood Disease
Tooth decay is the single most common chronic childhood disease; more common than asthma and hay fever.
Missing School Due to Dental Related Illnesses
Children miss more than 51 million hours of school each year due to dental related illnesses.
Tooth Decay is Progressive
Tooth decay is progressive and if untreated can have a significant impact to the overall health of a child. It may also lead to poor eating habits, low self esteem, and problems with speaking.
Children Before Kindergarten Are Not Being Seen
25 percent of children from low income families have not seen a dentist before entering kindergarten.
TeamSmile is a 501C nonprofit organization, all donations are tax deductible. Make a child smile brighter, click on “Donate Now”!