National Smile Month 15th May - 15 June 2023
By DTA | 1st May 2023 | News
National Smile Month is a charity campaign all about championing the benefits of having good oral health and promoting the value of a healthy smile.
Between 15 May and 15 June, the Oral Health Foundation will be raising awareness of important health issues and ready to put a smile on everybody's face.
We want you to join us and make a positive difference to the oral health of millions of people.
National Smile Month 2023 is all about shining a light on the importance of brushing our teeth.
Twice daily toothbrushing is the cornerstone to good oral health. It is important because it removes plaque. If the plaque isn't removed, it continues to build up, feeding on the bits of food left behind and causing tooth decay and gum disease.
Yet despite the benefits of toothbrushing, many of us still do not consider it a priority.
In the UK, around one-in-three people do not brush twice a day while one-in-four regularly skip brushing.
Poor toothbrushing habits are a key factor for two-in-three UK adults having visible plaque, almost one-in-three (31%) suffering from signs of tooth decay, and three-in-four (74%) having had teeth extracted.
To support National Smile Month, please share the information and tips on the National Smile Month website. It also has lots of activities, events and competitions you can take part in and share too.