(Charlotte, February 1, 2013) Xlear Inc., an industry leader for xylitol-based products, has generously donated over $80,000 in Spry® gumball machines and gumballs containing xylitol gum to National Children’s Oral Health Foundation: America’s ToothFairy® (NCOHF). As a result of this donation, seventy-four NCOHF Affiliates have received a Spry® gumball machine and gumballs with xylitol gum to share with their patients. The NCOHF Affiliate network consists of community-based nonprofit programs dedicated to providing the best educational, preventive and restorative services for underserved children in need of care.
“Xlear commends National Children’s Oral Health Foundation: America’s ToothFairy for their efforts to promote oral health for at-risk children and their families,” stated Blaine Yates, CEO of Xlear, Inc.
“We are thrilled to provide NCOHF: America’s ToothFairy Affiliates with a resource for encouraging the use of xylitol among their patients to help prevent caries in underserved populations.”
“Breaking the devastating cycle of childhood tooth decay starts with prevention. This innovative contribution from Xlear provides members of the NCOHF: America’s ToothFairy Affiliate Network with a decay fighting alternative to traditional gumballs to offer their patients,” stated Fern Ingber, NCOHF President and CEO. “We are so grateful to Xlear for creating the Spry gumball machines for our Affiliates and their ongoing support of our smile-saving mission.”
National Children’s Oral Health Foundation, known as America’s ToothFairy, was formed in 2006 in an aggressive response to eliminate pediatric dental disease by providing community programs with the comprehensive resources to deliver vital educational, preventive, and treatment services to children of the most vulnerable populations. Supporting the delivery of oral health education and care beginning at the prenatal level, NCOHF: America’s ToothFairy has reached millions of children through its national non-profit clinical network and volunteer professional and student community service programs.
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