TV Host Karla Martinez Visits Houston This Saturday To Celebrate Colgate's Oral Health Month With The Hispanic Dental Association

Complimentary Dental Screenings for Children and Oral Care Tips for Parents

Jul 12, 2013, 09:00 ET from Colgate-Palmolive

NEW YORK, July 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- This Saturday, July 13, 2013, Houston families are invited to join TV host Karla Martinez, the Hispanic Dental Association (H.D.A.) and the Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures® mobile dental van at the following two Fiesta Mart locations to celebrate Colgate's Oral Health Month:

  • 12-2 pm CT: Fiesta Mart, 800 S. Wayside Drive, Houston, TX 77023
  • 4-6 pm CT: Fiesta Mart, 4711 Airline Drive, Houston, TX 77022            

According to the H.D.A., nearly 40% of Hispanic adults live with untreated oral disease and twice as many Hispanic children are likely to have untreated cavities in comparison to non-Hispanic white children. "When working to eliminate oral health disparities in the community, the Hispanic Dental Association plays an essential role in breaking the language barriers between doctors and patients," says Dr. Alexandra Garcia, Houston-based H.D.A. member.

Attendees will be able to meet Karla Martinez and Dr. Garcia, receive Colgate Total® gift bags, enjoy music from 102.9 FM Estereo Latino, and take photos with live characters including Colgate's Dr. Muelitas and Fiesta Mart's Pepe the Parrot. Children ages 3-12 years can receive free dental screenings, treatment referrals (if needed), and learning materials.

Colgate's Oral Health Month 2013 is designed to encourage Hispanic families across the U.S. to take charge of oral health by pledging online to practice healthy habits at or by texting SONRIE + their city of residence to 24474. Each pledge triggers a donation of Colgate oral care products to area dental clinics in Hispanic communities nationwide. Learn more at

About Colgate-Palmolive
Colgate-Palmolive is a leading global consumer products company, tightly focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition. Colgate-Palmolive sells its products in over 200 countries and territories around the world under such internationally recognized brand names as Colgate, Palmolive, Mennen, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Protex, Sorriso, Kolynos, Elmex, Tom's of Maine, Sanex, Ajax, Axion, Soupline, and Suavitel, as well as Hill's Science Diet and Hill's Prescription Diet. For more information about Colgate-Palmolive's global business, visit the Company's web site at To learn more about Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures®, Colgate's global oral health education program, please visit CL-C

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