the U.S., Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures provides free dental screenings and oral health education to children through its fleet of mobile dental vans. These vans travel to under-served rural and urban communities, reaching over 1,000 towns and more than 10 million children each year.
With two child-sized dental chairs aboard, Colgate’s Bright Smiles, Bright Futures® screens two children at a time, with the average screening lasting approximately two minutes. With the support of our volunteer dental professionals, children ranging in 3-12 years of age all receive free dental check-ups*, treatment referrals (if needed), and learning materials that include a tube of Colgate® kid’s toothpaste, a Colgate® kid’s toothbrush and brushing instructions.
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