National Smile Month, organised by charity the Oral Health Foundation, is the UK’s largest and longest-running campaign to promote good oral health.
Together, with thousands of individuals and organisations, National Smile Month highlights three key messages, all of which go a long way in helping us develop and maintain a healthy mouth. They are:
- Brush your teeth last thing at night and on at least one other occasion with a fluoride toothpaste.
- Cut down on how often you have sugary foods and drinks.
- Visit your dentist regularly, as often as they recommend.
The aim of National Smile Month is to ultimately improve the UK’s oral health. The campaign hopes to raise awareness of important health issues, and make a positive difference to the oral health of millions.
With the help and enthusiasm of those who are passionate about health and wellbeing, National Smile Month 2017 hopes to see thousands of events and activities up and down the UK educate and engage local communities about the importance of a healthy mouth.
In 2018, the campaign will take place between 14 May and 14 June, and will encourage all dental and health professionals, schools, pharmacies, community groups, colleges and workplaces – in fact anyone with an interest in good oral healthcare, to join in and help us educate, motivate and communicate positive oral health messages and improves the quality of smiles all around the UK.
To download resources to get involved in National Smile Month, visit: https://www.dentalhealth.org/nsm-downloads
To get involved or to order educational resources aimed at improving education in oral health, visit www.http://www.nationalsmilemonth.org