Monday, February 9, 2015

Tom's of Maine Invites Parents to Make Brushing Fun For Their Kids!


Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this info, free of charge, from Tom's of Maine, for blog posting purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it



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To kick off National Children’s Dental Health Month, natural oral care leader Tom’s of Maine is encouraging children to color their way to better oral health and help others at the same time. A free downloadable coloring book called “Brushing Fun” contains tips encouraging healthy brushing habits and taking care of the planet. With each download, Tom’s of Maine will donate 10 tubes of its Wicked Cool! natural kids toothpaste to Oral Health America (OHA), up to 200,000 tubes, in addition to a $50,000 donation to its dental health programs.OHA’s Smiles Across America program, which involves a network of dental clinics and school-based programs around the country.  To date, Dental Health for All has provided more than $1 million in funding for oral care services and prevention to a variety of organizations, helping to support more than 200,000 additional patient visits at no or nominal cost to families in need.

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“The bedtime routine is a great opportunity for parents to model habits that can lead to a lifetime of healthy choices,” said Susan Dewhirst, goodness programs manager at Tom’s of Maine, maker of the No. 1 natural kids toothpaste. “Together with Oral Health America, we’re working to educate kids on how to take care of their teeth and share a natural toothpaste option that has no artificial ingredients, sweeteners or dyes with those in need.”

Tom’s of Maine and OHA will also recognize National Children’s Dental Health Month by co-hosting a Twitter party along with Family Focus Blog and Crunchy Beach Mama on February 10, 2015 at 8 p.m. EST. Topics to be discussed include healthy bedtime habits, better brushing tips and more. Join the party by using the hashtag #goodbedtime.

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About Tom's of Maine

Tom’s of Maine is a leading natural products company focused on oral and personal care carrying high quality toothpaste, mouthwash, dental floss, deodorant bar soap, body wash, body lotion, hand cream, lip balm and baby shampoo and lotion products. The company has a long-standing commitment to supporting people, communities and the living planet. For over 42 years, Tom’s of Maine has sponsored hundreds of nonprofit efforts by giving 10% of its profits back to organizations that support human and environmental goodness and by encouraging employees to use 5% (12 days) of employee time to volunteer. Tom’s of Maine employees regularly contribute suggestions for improving the company's high sustainability standards. And their ideas, from wind power to ways to improve recycled and recyclable packaging options, are critical to the company's sensitive way of doing business. Most Tom's of Maine products are vegan, kosher, halal-certified and gluten-free. All packaging is recyclable through a partnership with upcycling leader TerraCycle or participating municipalities. Tom's of Maine enjoys partnering with its consumers, suppliers and community organizations to support lasting, positive change that is good for people and the planet. 

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About Oral Health America

OHA's mission is to change lives by connecting communities with resources to drive access to care, increase health literacy and advocate for policies that improve overall health through better oral health for all Americans, especially those most vulnerable. Through Smiles Across America®, which serves 460,000 children annually, the Wisdom Tooth Project®, which reaches tens of thousands of older adults, and the Campaigns for Oral Health Equity, which prioritize oral health alongside other chronic diseases, OHA helps Americans of all ages to have a healthy mouth and to understand the importance of oral health for overall health. For more information about Oral Health America, please visitwww.oralhealthamerica.org.

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