*This post was sponsored by Give Kids A Smile as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
My kids have mastered the ‘selfie’ art from very young ages. At any point, I can open the pictures on my phone and find dozens of selfies of smiling faces. The confidence behind each of those smiles started when they were just babies practicing the importance of their oral health and receiving proper dental care. While my kids are very fortunate to have consistent dental care, there are so many kids who continue to suffer from oral diseases such as tooth decay. I was so excited to partner with Give Kids A Smile and share how they are building confidence for kids nationwide, one smile at a time!
Building Confidence One Smile At A Time
- Give Kids A Smile (GKAS) started as a one-day grassroots event for 400 kids in 2002 in St. Louis and has expanded to more and 1,300 events reaching more than 5.5 million underserved children in ALL 50 states!
- GKAS is now the largest children’s oral health charitable program in the U.S and has over half a million volunteers.
- GKAS is celebrating it’s 15th year anniversary of improving the smiles of underserved children and providing them with oral health services including education, screening, preventive care, and dental treatment.
Did you know, tooth decay is the number one chronic infectious disease among children in the U.S.? It affects 42 percent of children aged 2 to 11 years old! That means two of my three children fall into the age group of those 42 percent of children affected by tooth decay! I’m dedicated to helping GKAS create awareness about the future of children’s oral health. You can practice healthy oral habits with your kids everyday! Doing things like: brushing teeth twice a day for two minutes with a fluoride toothpaste, flossing once a day, eating healthy meals, and visiting the dentist once a year, are great steps to keeping your smile healthy! For more dental health tips, check out the Mouth Healthy Website.