Tooth decay is largely preventable, but it remains one of the most common diseases of childhood, and is five times as common as asthma and seven times as common as hay fever, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC says 42 percent of children ages 2 to 11 have had cavities in baby teeth and 21 percent of those ages 6 to 11 have had cavities in permanent teeth.
The mission of All-Star Smiles is to eradicate childhood tooth decay by creating a unique experience with an alliance of dentists, athletes, and community partners that provide access to uncompromised dental care for underserved children in our communities. The vision of the organization is creating a world where every child smiles with confidence. All-Star Smiles will also provide dental care services to even more children in need throughout the U.S. through the use of a Dental Bus Tour and affiliate partners.