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Will You Pledge to Save Smiles and Create Brighter Futures?

As parents, we can be fixated on our children’s bodily health and the germs they come into contact with, causing us to stress the importance of hand washing, but brushing their teeth is also just as important. With kids back in school and yearly pictures coming up, it is the perfect reminder to teach our kids about taking care of their teeth.

This post is sponsored by Colgate. Opinions are my own.

Colgate Bright Smiles

Sadly, some families don’t have the resources or basic information they need in order to provide proper oral hygiene. While school photos should be a pleasant memory marking a child’s growth, it isn’t always a happy memory for those that can’t properly care for their teeth. Colgate is stepping up to help communities promote better oral hygiene and give kids a healthier future.    

That’s why Colgate’s Bright Smiles, Bright Futures® has teamed up with the Kids In Need Foundation to help better equip families and educators with the resources they need to promote healthy habits and bright futures. Colgate has donated 25,000 Colgate® Kids toothbrushes and toothpaste tubes to the Kids In Need Foundation to initiate this incredible partnership, and they are looking for others to take the Pledge to encourage .

Teachers, parents and other community members are encouraged to take this pledge. The best part? Every pledge submitted will be entered in a drawing for the chance to win 500 Colgate® Kids toothpaste and toothbrush kits for their elementary school (you can check out the site for full details).   Colgate also has a downloadable oral health curriculum to provide resources and ideas to encourage kids to keep on brushing. It provides adults with all they need to teach kids how to take care of their chompers through healthy habits. By offering kids simple reminders such as brushing twice a day, flossing, limiting sweets and visiting the dentist, it will help instill the importance of caring for their teeth.

Colgate Bright Smiles

You can take it a step further by sharing a picture day photo of your kiddo or students on social media with the hashtags #BrightSmilesBrightFutures #promo on or before November 17, and Colgate will donate $1 to the Kids In Need Foundation. This donation will help give necessary school supplies, including toothbrushes and toothpaste to those who need it most.** It is an amazing initiative to help care kids in need and offer them the chance at a brighter, healthier future. Take the Pledge today and start promoting good oral hygiene in your very own community.

**For every post shared on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn between October 16 and November 17, 2017using the hashtags #BrightSmilesBrightFutures #promo, Colgate will donate $1.00 to KINF, for a maximum donation of $25,000.  For more information about KINF, please visit

Jeana Shandraw

Jeana Shandraw

Rarely caught without a camera, Jeana is an adventurous traveler with a passion for people, cultures and food that has led her to 38 countries in 5 years. When she's not using her powers for social good, she enjoys photography, cooking and building LEGOs with her son. On occasion, you may also find her crocheting cute things to hide in her husband's underwear drawer.

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  1. November 15, 2017 at 8:14 pm — Reply

    Dental health is just as important as any health issue. Especially for the kids! I think this is a lovely initiative to be part of.

  2. Pam
    November 15, 2017 at 6:31 pm — Reply

    I really like Colgate toothpaste. I like them even more now that I know they support such a good cause.

  3. My Teen Guide
    November 15, 2017 at 6:17 pm — Reply

    I will join and pledge my support! Kids should be taught to practice oral and dental hygiene early on in life and I love that Colgate is in full support of this. I will help you spread the word to get more people to pledge their support too.

  4. November 15, 2017 at 6:08 pm — Reply

    I think this is a really nice idea. Dental hygiene is incredibly important and those donations to the Kids in Need Foundation will help a lot.

  5. Annemarie LeBlanc
    November 15, 2017 at 5:50 pm — Reply

    This is a great campaign! Thank you to Colgate for spearheading such a worthy cause for kids to learn proper oral and dental hygiene and providing them with kits to do it.

  6. November 15, 2017 at 4:49 pm — Reply

    This is such am amazing campaign. I was just telling my kids how fortunate we are to have dental care.

  7. November 15, 2017 at 2:58 pm — Reply

    People don’t realize how many kids truly struggle with something like this. I love seeing causes to bring awareness to it and make a difference!

  8. November 15, 2017 at 1:59 pm — Reply

    I LOVE this! I feel incredibly blessed to have the life that I and my kids have. However, I know that not every kid is so lucky. I love what Colgate is doing.

  9. Catherine Sargent
    November 15, 2017 at 1:56 pm — Reply

    Colgate is the only brand of toothpaste and toothbrushes that we use. I love to see big companies giving back to the community.

  10. November 15, 2017 at 1:56 pm — Reply

    I love what Colgate is doing! I always think it’s incredibly impressive when companies do their part to give back.

  11. robin rue
    November 15, 2017 at 1:34 pm — Reply

    Oh how wonderful. I love when companies give back. I have always loved Colgate anyways :)

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