The issue of dental health is often put on the back burner in a society dealing with heart disease, obesity and cancer. However, oral health can determine overall body health and good dental habits need to start early.

Tristan Sutter, the original Bachelorette on reality television, has partnered with Colgate and Champions for Kids to distribute $100,000 worth of oral care products to local school districts across the nation.

Click to hear KMZU’s Mike Stone speak with Trista Sutter about the program, how you can help and also about other projects the Bachelorette is working on.

Trista Sutter

You can click here to go to the Champions for kids website.

Press Release from Champions for Kids

As spring begins, parents are concerned about allergies, asthma and other seasonal health issues. While tooth decay doesn’t usually make that list, the CDC reports that it’s still one of the most common—but preventable—childhood diseases. In fact, it’s 5X as common as asthma and 7X times as common as hay fever, and if left untreated, it can affect children’s ability to eat, speak, learn and play.

 On Wednesday, March 26th you can catch up with The Bachelorette’s Trista Sutter about how she handles dental health for her children and how she is teaming up with Colgate and Champions for Kids to bring oral care products to needy children in YOUR school districts. Trista can also talk about what she’s been up to since her season of The Bachelorette, including the recent publishing of her new book.

 As part of the campaign, Colgate will also be donating $100,000 of oral care products to help school districts in need. You can help too by simply purchasing and donating toothbrushes, toothpaste and hand soap at your local Walmart from March 22 through April 7. All donations will go to a school district in your area.