The Smile Angel Foundation is committed to improving the oral health and overall wellbeing of individuals less fortunate of all ages, through oral health and hygiene education, dental supply packages and financial assistance. Our goal is to take a proactive approach and contribute to a better quality of life, one smile at a time.
TOOTH DECAY IS PREVENTABLE
Dental health is an integral part of a persons overall health. Poor dental health - in particular gum disease - is linked to a greater risk of heart disease, digestive issues, and even premature labor. Unfortunately, the need for financial assistance and proper education regarding dental health care is at an all time high. By taking a proactive approach to educate patients on proper dental hygiene and by extracting unhealthy teeth and/or replacing missing teeth; The Smile Angel Foundation aims to radically improve the overall health of recipients while restoring beautiful smiles and thereby enhancing their quality of life.
The detriment of poor dental health has a ripple effect throughout the community. A toothache can be an unbearable pain and long waiting lists to get proper care at dental offices and local health departments drive many to the ER, due to factors such as lack of dental insurance, government assistance and low incomes. As a result, visits for dental care to the emergency rooms have increased across the nation. With most hospitals not staffing a dentist, little more than antibiotics and pain medication are administered; thus leaving the underlying problem untreated.