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Join us in October to show the world why healthy smiles matter!

During our Dental Hygiene Month campaign, we'll be promoting why smiles matter for overall good health and success in life, and the value dental hygienists bring to the health of children.

bigger and better in 2023!

We'll have EVEN MORE free educational materials, MORE social media content, and fun ways to get involved!

plus:

Get your Smiley Tee in time for World Smile Day! Place your order by September 15th!

We'll honor more Outstanding Dental Hygienists again this year!

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Discover the benefits of sponsoring My Smile Matters 2023.

TELL THE WORLD WHY YOUR SMILE MATTERS!

Download our My Smile Matters sign, fill in your answer, and share it with #MySmileMatters!

HERE ARE JUST A FEW REASONS SMILES MATTER...

A healthy smile...

  • costs less over a lifetime.
  • doesn't hurt!
  • shows others we're happy and friendly!
  • helps adults perform better at job interviews.
  • leads to healthier newborns.
  • helps us chew!

Post your answer on social media with #MySmileMatters!

Do you know a dental hygienist who goes above and beyond to help underprivileged kids in America have healthy smiles?

NOMINATE AN OUTSTANDING DENTAL HYGIENIST

to be recognized as an Outstanding Dental Hygienist during Dental Hygiene Month!

Each of 5 winners will receive a fun prize package and recognition on our website and social media platforms. (See who won in 2022 here.)

All nomination submissions support our oral health education initiatives!

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order your smiley tee to wear during Dental hygiene month

Proceeds will help kids in underprivileged communities get the dental services they need to have a healthy smile!

Then post your smiley tee selfie with #MySmileMatters to share why healthy dental hygiene habits are important!

Choose from the Classic Unisex Tee, Women's Slim Fit Tee, and Youth Tee for kiddos.

Classic Unisex Tee is a standard fit t-shirt. Typically made of 100% cotton, this heavyweight tee has a soft and traditional feel. (Available in Daisy, Carolina Blue, and White.)
Women's Slim Fit Tee: lightweight, combed, and ringspun cotton/polyester blend. (Available in Turquoise, Berry and White.) Youth Tee is a standard unisex fit, soft, mid-weight, cotton tee. (Available in Sapphire, Light Pink, Daisy, and White.)

ALSO AVAILABLE IN HOODIES AND SWEATSHIRTS!

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Shockingly, many kids from low-income homes do not have a toothbrush to practice daily dental hygiene habits.

Join the My Smile matters challenge!

Invite 10 of your friends to donate 25 toothbrushes to their local food bank OR give $25 to provide toothbrushes for 50 kids in need!

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GET YOUR FREE SOCIAL MEDIA KIT.

Spread awareness about the importance of healthy dental hygiene habits and the value dental hygienists bring to the health of children.

4 WEEKS OF CONTENT!

The My Smile Matters social media kit includes 25 posts with colorful graphics that you can co-brand with your company logo, and sample text so you'll always know what to say.

Plus, we're adding video content for 2023!

october 1-9:

Why Smiles Matter

October 10-16

The Value Dental Hygienists Bring to Kids' Health

October 17-23

Oral Health Tips

October 24-31

Dietary Tips / Candy Warning Week / Halloween

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GET YOUR FREE EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS.

Help children and their caregivers understand the importance of healthy dental hygiene habits with our FREE downloadable resources.

Find handouts and fun activities to show others why having a healthy smile is important and tips for healthy smiles from birth through adulthood.

new for this year:

We'll have new materials including options to print in black and white as well as materials in Spanish!

hand-outs

  • My Smile Matters: Oral Health Tips for the Whole Family (Babies, Little Kids, Kids & Teens, and Adults.)
  • My Smile Matters: Oral Health Facts
  • My Smile Matters: "My Smile Matters Because..." Fill-in Photo Sign
  • Mouth Monsters: The Microorganisms in Your Mouth (parts 1-3, with video links)
  • Mouth Monsters: Tips for Healthy Teeth (English and Spanish)

activities

  • Oral Health Action HERO-themed activity sheets for elementary students (set of 6)
  • Parts of the Tooth classroom diagram sheet
  • My Healthy Teeth sheets for early learners (set of 5)

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My Smile Matters is a Dental Hygiene Month campaign of

Learn more about our mission at AmericasToothFairy.org.

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