Brushing away barriers, fostering confident smiles.

Brushing away barriers, fostering confident smiles.

WHERE SELF-CARE MEETS FOSTER CARE

A Simple Act that Makes a Huge Impact

You can help us bring a smile back to the face of a child in need. When children arrive in foster care, they often have nothing with them except the clothes on their backs. Operation Shiny Teeth is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with a simple premise: give them the means to provide a little self-care through the gift of a new toothbrush and toothpaste so they can find in the mirror’s reflection the smile they thought they’d lost and face a new day with confidence.

23,264

Toothbrushes Collected to Date

17,552

Children Served (YTD)

11

States and Growing
(GA, FL, CA, MI, TX, TN, AL, VA, MO, OH, NJ)

Get Involved

How You Can Help

Serve

Let’s have a packing party! Gather some toothbrushes, toothpaste, and volunteersand we’ll bring the packing supplies to you!

Host

Offices, churches, schools, and retail stores are ideal for hosting drop sites where people can donate toothbrushes and toothpaste.

Donate

Offices, churches, schools, and retail stores are ideal for hosting drop sites where people can donate toothbrushes and toothpaste.

Testimonials

What Our Clients Say

Roughly a third of kids in foster care in California do not receive dental exams on time and 20% of kids in care have major dental issues. (Source) This is unacceptable. I am so grateful organizations like Operation Shiny Teeth exist to support kids in foster care and their dental needs. A big thank you to Operation Shiny Teeth who donated toothbrushes and toothpaste kits for my Comfort Case bags, which support kids entering foster care.

Laura, Foster Parent Partner

On behalf of The Children’s Haven, Inc., we would like to extend our deepest appreciation for your support of our program. We want to specifically thank you for the recent donation of three large bins of toothbrushes and toothpaste. Each donation brings us closer to our mission of providing quality advocacy for EVERY child in foster care in our community.

MARCIE SMITH, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR THE CHILDREN’S HAVEN

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