Friday, October 12, 2012

Yes, The Tooth Fairy is Real, and She is Spreading a Message of Hope Worldwide.

Recently, we have been busy with social media. Through this connection we have created some great relationships in the dental community and enjoyed all the dental tweets, posts and shares. Mixed in with the juicy science and dental tech news we have been shocked to learn a number of alarming dental health statistics.
  • Worldwide, 60–90% of school children and nearly 100% of adults have dental cavities. (Source: World Health Organization Fact Sheet N318)
  • 90% of cavities in children in developing countries go untreated. (Source: The Tooth Fairy Children’s Foundation)
  • Globally, about 30% of people aged 65–74 have no natural teeth. (Source: World Health Organization Fact Sheet N318)
  • Oral disease in children and adults is higher among poor and disadvantaged population groups. Source: World Health Organization Fact Sheet N318)
  • There are 6.8 billion people on the planet. 5.1 billion of them own a cell phone, but only 4.2 billion own a toothbrush. (Source: Mobile Marketing Association Asia)
That is why we got very excited when we heard about The Tooth Fairy Children’s Foundation. The Tooth Fairy Children's Foundation is a charitable dental organization with the mission to provide every child worldwide with a toothbrush, oral hygiene education and access to dental care. The driving force behind the Foundation is a real tooth fairy, Toothena, who travels the globe with an enthusiastic message of hope.

We believe in work that The Tooth Fairy Children’s Foundation is doing, and are happy to share their message with you. For more information on the foundation please visit The Tooth Fairy Children's Foundation Fundraising Gala is on October 25, 2012, click here to register to the event.


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