For those in Appalachia who are struggling to put food on the table for their children and themselves, and praying they don’t get sick because they can’t afford the medical bills, dental care is almost nonexistent on their list of priorities.
The result, particularly in Appalachia, is that children develop cavities, even before their adult teeth come in. The impact of poor dental health on academic achievement is profound, and we want to set these children up for success.
This is why we created the #Mighty Molars program. We work with partners in Kentucky, West Virginia and elsewhere to provide children with “Mighty Molar” dental kits.
Each kit contains:
- dental floss picks
- information about proper dental hygiene
Children will learn the importance of taking care of their teeth at a young age – before it’s too late.
Our goal is to remove barriers to academic success and health for children in Appalachia.