What is National Smile Month and why is it important?
Established back in 1970, National Smile Month is a campaign ran by the Oral Health Foundation who raison d’etre is to:
- Improve oral health for all
- Reduce inequality of oral health care to support children, the elderly and vulnerable adults
- Push for change in government policy
This year’s campaign, from the 14th of May to the 14th of June, is being run to support three key messages:
- Brush your teeth last thing at night and on at least one other occasion with a fluoride toothpaste.
- Cut down on how much and how often you have sugary foods and drinks.
- Visit your dentist regularly, as often as they recommend.
What are we doing to get involved? Throughout National Smile Month we are decorating Bridge Dental Clinic with bunting (no, it’s not just for the royal wedding) encouraging people to post with the National Smile Month ‘giant smiles’ and will be giving away various mechanise to help you keep your smile in tip-top condition.