SAN DIEGO — To help combat the negative effects of tooth decay among America’s underserved children, oral care company Plackers, which makes disposable dental flossers, has announced its continued partnership with Oral Health America, a national, charitable nonprofit dedicated to increasing access to oral health care.
Through their partnership in 2010, the two organizations were able to help provide access to dental care, services and products for thousands of children across the United States. This year, they plan to help even more children in underserved communities through OHA’s oral disease prevention initiatives — Smiles Across America and Fall for Smiles.
This year, Plackers also is sponsoring the first Smiles Across America Innovation Grants, an SAA-affiliated program that awards monetary grants to five SAA community partners in recognition of their innovative methods for delivering oral health preventive services to children at increased risk of oral disease. In addition to providing financial support for OHA’s Smiles Across America and Fall for Smiles programs, Plackers will donate more than 100,000 Plackers Micro Mint dental flossers to help support OHA’s programs and community partners.
Plackers’ Micro Mint flosser features its patented Super Tuffloss that is engineered not to stretch, shred or break during use, and has been clinically proven to remove more plaque than nylon and PTFE-based floss, the manufacturer stated.