There are a million people around the world that don't have toothbrushes. This includes children. Smile Squared is a company that shares toothbrushes with children. When you buy one, they give a child in need one. Their Mission: (from the website)
"OUR MISSION SMILE SQUARED WANTS TO GIVE EVERY CHILD THE HEALTH AND CONFIDENCE THAT COMES WITH CLEAN TEETH. FOR EVERY TOOTHBRUSH YOU BUY, SMILE SQUARED DONATES ONE TO A CHILD IN NEED. WE BELIEVE EVEN SMALL, EVERYDAY PRODUCTS, LIKE TOOTHBRUSHES, CAN HAVE A BIG IMPACT ON THE WORLD.
In 2010, Eric Cope (founder of Smile Squared, and his wife traveled to Central America. On this trip is where the idea to improve children's health around the world came into place. This trip allowed them to host a dental clinic at community centers and orphanages. They soon realized that most of the kids had severe dental problems, and a lot of them didn't own toothbrushes. The rest of the story taken from the website:
Our goal was to teach the local children how to effectively brush their teeth. With no sinks or running water, I was assigned the task of holding trash sacks open for kids to spit in. I saw first-hand the effect that poor dental hygiene could have on children’s health. Not only do poor dental habits adversely affect children’s overall health, it also affects their confidence due to the poor aesthetic condition of their teeth. Simply put, some children don’t want to smile.
We founded Smile Squared in hopes of giving children their smile back. Our “Buy One, Give One” philosophy ensures the purchase you make has a direct impact on the world. Anytime you buy a Smile Squared toothbrush, we’ll send one to a child in need. Together, we can take a small step for big change.
Smile Squared has toothbrushes for both Adults and Children. Facts about these toothbrushes:
100% biodegradable bamboo handle
100% recyclable box
high quality bristles
1-1 buying to giving ratio
I live in a family of dentists, and have heard over and over and over again how important brushing your teeth can be. When I go home for the holidays, each and everyone of my family members will be reading this review and they will be copying down the link to share with their patients and spread the word. You too can help out. Go here, and buy a toothbrush, if you don't want to buy but you want to give, go here and just donate! In light of the holiday season, donate! Help a kid give a healthy smile!
You can learn more about Smile Squared by watching this video.
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