I had the opportunity to interview Beth Truett of the non-profit Oral Health America this morning.
Some background from the press release:
Did you know that tooth decay is the most common chronic childhood disease in America, affecting nearly half of second graders and almost eighty percent of seventeen year-olds? In fact, over 51 million school hours are lost each year due to dental-related problems and an astonishing 100-million-plus Americans lack dental insurance.
That is why Oral Health America’s Smiles Across America® program (SAA), in partnership with Trident are teaming up to help fight cavities among children and address the need for oral disease prevention services. To help further the cause in the second phase of Trident’s three-year, multi-million dollar commitment to Smiles Across America, parents can purchase any pack of Trident gum from September 13 through September 19 and five cents per pack (up to $600,000) will be donated to Smiles Across America.
This looks like a very worthwhile program. By merely chewing some gum (Trident, of course) you not only improve your own saliva flow and dental health, but, you also help America’s dental health.
For more information please visit the Oral Health America website.