To kick off National Children’s Dental Health Month, natural oral care leader Tom’s of Maine is encouraging children to color their way to better oral health and help others at the same time. A free downloadable coloring book called “Brushing Fun” contains tips encouraging healthy brushing habits and taking care of the planet. With each download, Tom’s of Maine will donate 10 tubes of its Wicked Cool! natural kids toothpaste to Oral Health America (OHA), up to 200,000 tubes, in addition to a $50,000 donation to its dental health programs.
“The bedtime routine is a great opportunity for parents to model habits that can lead to a lifetime of healthy choices,” said Susan Dewhirst, goodness programs manager at Tom’s of Maine, maker of the No. 1 natural kids toothpaste. “Together with Oral Health America, we’re working to educate kids on how to take care of their teeth and share a natural toothpaste option that has no artificial ingredients, sweeteners or dyes with those in need.”
As part of its 14th annual Dental Health for All program, Tom’s of Maine will earmark its $50,000 donation to support OHA’s Smiles Across America program, which involves a network of dental clinics and school-based programs around the country. To date, Dental Health for All has provided more than $1 million in funding for oral care services and prevention to a variety of organizations, helping to support more than 200,000 additional patient visits at no or nominal cost to families in need.
“It is extremely important for children to learn from a young age about the importance of taking care of their teeth and the Tom’s of Maine coloring book makes learning about oral health fun,” said Beth Truett, president and CEO of Oral Health America. “We thank Tom’s of Maine for their support of Smiles Across America and for prioritizing oral health for children.”
Tom’s of Maine and OHA will also recognize National Children’s Dental Health Month by co-hosting a Twitter party along with Family Focus Blog and Crunchy Beach Mama TONIGHT February 10, 2015 at 8 p.m. EST. Topics to be discussed include healthy bedtime habits, better brushing tips and more. Join the party by using the hashtag #goodbedtime.
For more information on Tom’s of Maine or Dental Health for All, visit http://www.tomsofmaine.com/community.