The Humble Smile Foundation is a global group of dental professionals who believe passionately that good oral health is a basic human right. Their Humble vision is to help prevent suffering caused by oral disease. They do this by promoting effective oral health initiative anywhere in the world where unmet needs are great.
The Humble Smile Foundation is committed to developing and strengthening the capacities of local non-dental personnel that could deliver much of the basic oral healthcare through education and training. The advantages of such a model are that it makes use of existing personnel, it integrates oral health within general health and it has the potential to strengthen the existing local healthcare system. Training-The-Trainers in this way enables sustainability as the trainees become trainers etc.
In addition, interventions must aim to promote and facilitate long-term sustainable improvements, such as tackling upstream factors, and the environment that cause poor oral health and create inequities. Healthy public policies and legislation are important upstream measures to promote oral health, such as legislation to support the implementation of fluoridation programs (water, milk, salt and toothpaste), and healthy diet policy to create a supportive environment that is conducive to oral health. In particular, water fluoridation is one of the most cost-effective public health measures to improve dental health and reduce inequalities. Also, removal of taxes for oral health products is fundamental to avoid health inequities.
Healthy behaviours & lifestyles developed at a young age are more sustainable throughout life.
Their funding is based on a sustainable business model, not donations or philanthropy. Any individual or organization that makes the switch and chooses a Humble Brush over a regular hard plastic toothbrush, is contributing to the sustainability and expansion of Humble Smile Foundation's oral health outreach projects.
Humble Brush produces ergonomically Swedish designed toothbrushes with soft bristles that allow optimal bio-film control without damaging the tissues.
The brush handles are handcrafted from panda-friendly, anti-bacterial, and bio-degradable bamboo.
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