DID YOU KNOW?
In addition to providing low-cost dental care to the disadvantaged community, DHA’s school-based program SMILES teaches children how to care for their teeth. Through this program children receive free dental screenings, fluoride treatments, sealants and tooth brushes.
52 million school hours are lost each year to dental problems
Uninsured children have 10x higher unmet dental needs than insured children
Texas is ranked #1 in the nation in the number of uninsured children
Researchers found that pregnant women with chronic gum disease were 4-7x more likely to deliver prematurely than mothers with healthy gums
Bacteria in your mouth can be aspirated into the lungs to cause respiratory diseases such as pneumonia, especially in people with gum disease
support will bring happy, healthy SMILES to our neighbors and their children.