Think brushing your teeth with SmidgeCo simply cleans your teeth, think again!
We donate 50% of profits
Our daily dental routine has created a bit of a plastic problem for our lovely planet, which is why we've created sustainable oral hygiene products, but we also want to help clean up the little ol' mess we've made, which is why a portion of our profits goes towards conservation causes.
But wait, there's more! We know that good oral health is integral to good general health, and this is something most of us take for granted. Across Africa however, 44% of the population suffer from some form of oral disease, at times with devastating effect, we want to help change that!
Not everyone has a toothbrush, but everyone needs a toothbrush
Lack of access to dental services and products can have significant health, lifestyle and social economic impacts. It effects all ages from young to old and disproportionately effects the most vulnerable and disadvantaged.
So many of us put off seeing a dentist, but in Malawi you’re lucky if you can find one, with less than 50 dentists in the whole country of 19 million people! Dental pain is the leading cause of school absenteeism, and in the most extreme cases, children between the ages of 2-6 can develop noma, which left untreated is fatal in 90% of cases.
Our Partners (not all hero's wear capes)
We want to help change these stats and with your help we can! We've partnered with the amazing teams at Smileawi and Dentaid to help do just that!
Smileawi work with communities across northern Malawi, providing dental services, equipment and education to those communities, as well as helping recruit and fund the next generation of Malawian dentists.
Dentaid provide crucial dental services, equipment and education globally to communities that need it the most, including Uganda and Malawi.