Good dental hygiene is more than just a beautiful smile. It’s prevention of gum disease, cavities and other problems that left untreated can lead to chronic illness or even death.
In developing countries, dental care is often non-existent or unaffordable. The Africa Mercy’s volunteer dentists and hygienists take their specialized skills directly to the people we serve. We pull teeth, fill cavities and address more serious oral health diseases. With an eye on the future, we also educate students on hygiene and mentor local dental health workers. And, of course, provide free toothbrushes.