BENEFITING: Children International
Good oral hygiene is important for our sponsored child population to live a healthy life. However, many of our children come from families with limited incomes and more pressing needs than toothbrushes and toothpaste. For this reason, they don’t buy oral hygiene supplies for their homes.
To address this problem, our agency office in Quito, Ecuador, recently introduced a dental kit comprised of four toothbrushes and one tube of toothpaste, along with a helpful guide for future reference. The families will also receive a personal consultation with the community center dentist to educate the family on proper brushing techniques and dental hygiene. Each family will receive two dental kits to ensure proper dental hygiene habits are maintained at home.