It all started with a busted wisdom tooth that soon turned into an agonising toothache — and after putting it off — eventually a dentist's bill.
It wasn’t access to health care or lack of education that stopped me from getting treatment. It was apathy. I’d let my health and quality of life deteriorate, because I knew I had a safety net. I ignored the issue for as long as it suited me.
I realised that the outcome of my story would have been very different if I lived in a developing country, or even a remote community here in Australia.
Thankfully, there is research that suggests fixing the oral health of the most vulnerable communities in the world could have a significant positive impact on the overall outcomes for their nations.
For most of us, owning a toothbrush feels like a given —but the icky plastic ones pretty much always end up in landfill — and take up to 600 years to break down. So we decided to create a beautiful and sustainable brush that also helps to give a little back.
The right resources paired with some good education, can prevent dental issues before they even occur. With your help, we can use little brushes to do big things.