Oral Health Education

ORAL HEALTH EDUCATION

Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures® reaches underserved children worldwide

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Championing a Zero-Cavity Future

We believe every child and their family have a right to a lifetime of healthy smiles. That's why we’re championing a zero cavity future for 2 billion children as we work to end the world's most prevalent chronic disease: tooth decay. Left untreated, it can cause pain and discomfort, undermine self-esteem and quality of life, impact school attendance and more. Our mission is to connect those who need it to oral health education. Together we can create a world of bright smiles and even brighter futures.

2012

Reaching billions of children around the world (2012)

700,000,000

700m

2013

Reaching billions of children around the world (2013)

750,000,000

750m

2014

Reaching billions of children around the world (2014)

800,000,000

800m

2015

Reaching billions of children around the world (2015)

850,000,000

850m

2016

Reaching billions of children around the world (2016)

900,000,000

900m

2017

Reaching billions of children around the world (2017)

950,000,000

950m

2018

Reaching billions of children around the world (2018)

1,000,000,000

1,000m

2019

Reaching billions of children around the world (2019)

1,200,000,000

1.200m

2020

Reaching billions of children around the world (2020)

1,300,000,000

1.300m

2025 Goal

Reaching billions of children around the world

2,000,000,000

2.000m

Colgate's Global Impact

Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures is among the most successful children's oral health initiatives. Since 1991 the program has impacted the lives of more than a billion children by providing free oral health education and dental care in over 80 countries.

Award Winning Oral Health Curriculum

We believe oral health is foundational, not just to bright smiles, but also to long-term health, wellbeing, and opportunity. Developed by global dental care experts, Colgate’s multi-cultural dental education materials and games help kids learn powerful habits like brushing twice a day with fluoride toothpaste and empowering them to keep their smiles healthy for a lifetime.

Through our proven curriculum (available online and in 30 languages), and through advocacy we work to ensure that cavity prevention remains a top global health priority.

Reaching Communities in Need

In Australia and New Zealand, Colgate’s Bright Smiles, Bright Futures program reaches over 1 million children annually. Offering education kits for both teachers and dental professionals, learn more about our local program here.

Everyone deserves a future they can smile about

Everyone deserves a future they can smile about
 

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