Children in Lancaster, PA, are learning essential skills to improve their oral health and take care of their smiles thanks to Septodont and America’s ToothFairy. In two area Boys and Girls Clubs, Septodont and America’s ToothFairy provided education to children ages six to nine about the importance of oral health and its connection to overall systemic health. A third event is planned for October.
Septodont and America’s ToothFairy also donated educational materials and oral care products to make learning fun and encourage positive oral health behaviors at home. Based in Lancaster, the Septodont team collected oral care products to distribute to underserved children in the area through the Smile Drive.
Led by Diane Dornisch, RDH, a dental hygienist and Septodont International Sales Development Manager, the events took place at the Hill Clubhouse on August 8 and the Jack Walker Clubhouse on August 29. At the event on August 29, Jill Malmgren, Executive Director of America’s ToothFairy, joined the Septodont team to help teach preventive strategies for protecting young smiles and distribute oral care gift bags including toothbrushes, toothpaste and educational activity books to participating children.
For many children, basic oral care products such as a toothbrush or toothpaste is a luxury their families simply cannot afford. We hope these oral health lessons and tools will help children in Lancaster build a strong foundation for a lifetime of good oral health!