According to the World Health Organization, 60-90% of children around the world suffer from tooth decay. In poorer communities without dental care, this tooth decay can rapidly turn into an unbearable toothache.
Sealing teeth protects against tooth decay and pain, and in the long run, the sealant actually helps to strengthen teeth. Studies show a 2/3 reduction in decay in children who have had their teeth sealed. Sealing teeth is expensive and also requires significant planning, supplies and logistics. We are assisted by many volunteers, to whom we are incredibly grateful, but we also need to raise more funds.
Since 2012, we recently successfully fissure sealed 66,000 children disadvantaged children in Cambodia as a part of our SEAL Cambodia project. We will continue this work and will now also extend this good work.