Everyone deserves a healthy smile. However, not everyone has access to the support and care they need to have one. We back initiatives that help bring oral healthcare to the masses, including Eisentoothers.
Common Barriers to Oral Healthcare
The first step in improving accessibility is knowing what barriers people are facing when they try to care for their smiles. Here are some of the most common:
- Financial hardship
- No dental coverage
- Limited providers accepting Medicaid
- Lack of oral health education
- Language and cultural barriers
- Limited transportation
- No childcare
While much of this focuses on the roadblocks between people and dental healthcare, the truth is that good oral health always starts at home. And even there, financial hardship can stand between people and essential dental hygiene.
The Eisentoothers Mission
Founded by Gabe and Sebastian Eisenhuth, Eisentoothers aims to help those in need access an essential oral healthcare product: a toothbrush. Seemingly so small, for a shocking number of people, this is a purchase they simply cannot afford on a regular basis. Instead, they use their brushes until they are too worn to be useful, and in some cases, they don’t use a toothbrush at all.
Seabass, a sophomore in high school, and Gabe, a junior at Saint John’s University, are looking to fill in this gap. They became inspired while traveling on mission trips, where they realized how many people simply cannot access even the most basic of toothbrushes. Growing up with an orthodontist for a mother, they understood the importance of healthy teeth and wanted to help others improve their health, no matter their circumstances.
How We’re Supporting Eisentoothers’ Goals
We firmly believe in taking steps to bridge the gap between individuals and the healthcare they need. That’s why we are partnering with Eisentoothers. For every purchase made, we are donating a toothbrush, boosting their supplies and helping them help those in need.
For more information about Eisentoothers, check out their website.