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Healthy Teeth 2015


Dental hygiene is commonly overlooked in poverty-stricken regions around the world, including Armenia, for the obvious fact that the population has more pressing concerns such as securing everyday necessities like food, shelter and clothing. In the light of all these hardships, brushing one’s teeth for two minutes, twice a day seems trivial and indeed insignificant.

The Healthy Teeth Project aims to make oral hygiene and health attainable for children living in poverty stricken areas throughout Armenia. Through this project The Paros Foundation, along with supporters and volunteers, hopes to raise awareness about the importance of promoting good dental hygiene in Armenian children. Furthermore, through this effort we hope to prevent more extensive dental problems, which would cause more serious health issues in the future.

The Healthy Teeth project was launched in 2013 by Raffi Dadaian. Since then over 7,000 items, including toothbrushes, toothpastes, mouthwash and dental floss, have been distributed throughout Armenia and Artsakh.

We hope to obtain 5,000 more dental supplies through this project by both individuals as well as dental offices throughout the United States. As an integral component of this project, volunteers distributing the supplies will also hold a short presentation on the proper usage of these dental hygiene tools.


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Throughout Armenia

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Six months from start date
Healthy Teeth 2015
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The Need
Due to more pressing concerns, dental care and hygiene is commonly overlooked in poverty-stricken regions in Armenia. This can cause a lifetime of dental problems and oral disease. Children in these areas are in need of dental supplies in order to be able to practice good oral hygiene and prevent serious dental issues in the future.
Short Term Impact
Children will receive basic dental hygiene instruction in a form they can easily understand, along with the proper instruments to care for their teeth.
Long Term Impact

In the long term, homes in these communities will be improved beyond their previous condition. In addition, quickly removing these scars of war will improve villager’s attitudes and moral, which is equally as important as their living conditions.

Sponsors Benefits
Your donation to sponsor the Healthy Teeth Project will be recognized on The Paros Foundation website and in all appropriate press related to this important project.
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Sona Kazazian

Glendale, CA March 11, 2015

Updates: Images & Information

June 26, 2015

Participants from our SERVICE Armenia 2015 group spent one of their work days organizing all the donated toothbrushes and toothpastes and preparing them for distribution.

July 8, 2015

Dental supplies were distributed to the children attending our Debi Arach Children's Center in Gyumri with the help of our SERVICE Armenia 2015 group, sponsors, volunteers and Raffi Dadaian, who helped launch the Healthy Teeth project in 2013.

July 13, 2015

Dental supplies were also distributed to children in the village of Hatsik in the Armavir region of Armenia. The distribution look place at the village school.