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GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS ROOKIES SLAM DUNK AGAINST TOOTH DECAY

September 2019, San Francisco: As part of the 2019 ADA FDI World Dental Congress at the George R. Moscone Center, Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures (BSBF) and special guests Jordan Poole and Eric Paschall – two of the newest members of the Golden State Warriors – reminded children and their families of the importance of maintaining good oral health habits.

Against the backdrop of one of the world’s largest gatherings of dental professionals, scientists and other leaders in the global oral health community, Poole and Paschall welcomed local elementary school children to the Colgate BSBF pavilion, cutting the ribbon on an oral health “training camp” featuring dental health-themed videos, games, activity centers, and costumed characters that will encourage the students to limit sugar and maintain an effective dental care routine.

 

Tooth decay is the most common chronic disease of childhood. Left untreated, dental disease can affect a child’s physical development in the form of reduced body weight and interference with growth. It can also affect a child’s attention span, school attendance, and academic performance, leading to significant implications for his or her social development and future success.