Tooth Decay is The #1 Chronic Childhood Illness in America

  • 1 in 5 U.S. children go without dental care.
  • More than 40% of children have dental cavities by the time they reach kindergarten.
  • Dental care is the most prevalent unmet health care need for children with special needs.
  • Nearly one in three (31%) kindergartners and nearly half (47%) of third graders have had at least one cavity. 
  • Only 56% of Colorado children six and younger visited the dentist.
  • Children with poor oral health are 3 times more likely to miss school as a result of dental pain which means that Colorado children miss thousands of school hours every year because of preventable complications of cavities, which makes it harder for them to learn and can affect academic achievement.

Our Guinness World Record Event

February is National Children's Dental Health Month which makes it the perfect time to tackle this problem. 

Thanks to Delta Dental of Colorado, Nanci Garnand of Re/Max, and the Loveland Design Center, we have 55,000 toothbrushes that we'll line up end to end for a record breaking 5.5 mile long line of toothbrushes. Don’t worry, the toothbrushes are individually wrapped, so they will stay clean, sanitary, and suitable for donation.  

After we break the record, the toothbrushes will be disbursed to food banks and children's organization throughout the state of Colorado. 

Are you an organization serving children who would like to receive toothbrushes? Click here to contact us.

You Can Help

We have toothbrushes, but it would be amazing to provide toothpaste to go with it. Our goal is to raise $5,000 for toothpaste. If we raise more money than we need for that purpose, then we'll direct those funds to America's Tooth Fairy to provide dental care to children in need. 100% of donations you make go directly to either of these purposes.

Please note: For safety purposes, we are not taking donations of actual tubes of toothpaste. But we negotiated a great deal with a wholesaler, and you can buy a tube of toothpaste for 60 kids for just $19.25! Just click the Donate Toothpaste button below.

Donate Toothpaste

Change Gangs: Virtual Giving Circles is a 501c(3) organization, and your donation is tax deductible.

Need Help?

If you're a Colorado parent and in need of assistance for your child's dental care, check out these resources.

Delta Dental of Colorado Medicare Providers

Delta Dental Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+)Providers

Colorado Dental Association Low Cost Clinics

Project Smile provides dental supplies and screening to children in the Poudre School District

America's Tooth Fairy provides grants for dental care

Days Until Attempt

At 7am on February 26th, we’ll be at the First National Bank Building – North Hall at The Ranch to lay down toothbrushes and break the Guinness World Record for the longest line of toothbrushes.

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We Need Volunteers

In the Northern Colorado area and want to volunteer? We'll need help the day of the event to lay the toothbrushes and document our efforts. Click here to contact us.

Find out more on our blog!  

Questions? Email sharon@changegangs.com