NASCAR driver Greg Biffle and 3M ESPE underscore children’s dental hygiene at Chicagoland Speedway

September 22, 2013

Last weekend, Greg Biffle, 3M Racing and 3M ESPE put smiles on faces with the ADA Give Kids a Smile program aimed at Chicago-area elementary school students.

Last weekend, Greg Biffle, 3M Racing and 3M ESPE put smiles on faces with the ADA Give Kids a Smile program aimed at Chicago-area elementary school students.

As part of NASCAR race week at the Chicagoland Speedway, the ADA’s Give Kids a Smile program spent time at the UIC College of Dentistry – Department of Pediatric Dentistry for an oral health screening event, featuring members of the No. 16 3M Ford Fusion race team and the No. 16 3M race car.  Children attending learned about proper dental health practices with free check-ups, teeth cleaning and fluoride treatments, and also earned prizes.

For several years, the ADA’s Give Kids a Smile program, 3M ESPE and others have partnered with NASCAR driver Greg Biffle to emphasize to young children the importance of good oral health and educate them on proper dental hygiene practices.  At various stops across the country, the No. 16 Ford Fusion race team has delivered important messages to children, including brushing twice a day for two minutes, as well as proper food choices and regular dental visits.  At Chicagoland Speedway, thousands of young race fans visited the 3M display for family activities and education about healthy dental habits.

“This program is great in that it helps teach parents and kids about good dental care for children, and provides education, screenings and treatment for thousands of kids in need each year.  It’s an honor to be part of Give Kids A Smile,” said Biffle.

Although rainy weather delayed the start of the race, Biffle began the race in the 7th spot and finished 16th at the end of day.  He is in the 10th position for the Sprint Cup Championship.

For more information about Give Kids a Smile, head to www.3MESPE.com/givekidsasmile.