Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures®

Bringing education and smiles to children in need worldwide

Our Commitment

Colgate Reaches Children in Need Across the Globe With the Power of a Bright Smile.

Throughout the world, many children do not have access to basic dental care and lack the education needed to achieve a healthy smile. Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures® reaches children around the world with free dental screenings and oral health education. Colgate’s commitment to building a lifetime of healthy habits provides children with burgeoning self-esteem and a foundation for success - that's the Power of a Bright Smile.

Colgate's Global Reach

Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures® is among the most far-reaching, successful children's oral health initiatives in the world. Through long-standing partnerships with governments, schools and communities, Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures® has reached more than 800 million children and their families across 80 countries with free dental screenings and oral health education.

Award Winning Oral Health Curriculum

The cornerstone of Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures® is its award-winning educational curriculum. Developed by global experts, Colgate’s multi-cultural educational materials help illustrate how to maintain healthy teeth and gums.

In the United States, Colgate’s classroom curriculum reaches nearly nine out of every 10 kindergarten students each year, 3.5 million children in all 50 states, and more than 10 million children through our grassroots van program.

Today, Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures® educational curriculum is available in 30 languages and in many countries, have become a part of the permanent school curriculum.

Reaching Communities in Need

In some countries, Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures® is mobile. In the United States, Colgate’s fleet of mobile dental vans travels to rural and urban communities to provide free dental screenings and oral health education to children in need.

Click here to learn more about our U.S. mobile dental van program.