We are Supporting National Smile Month
By DTA | 16th May 2022 | News
National Smile Month is a charity campaign that champions the benefits of good oral health and promotes the value of a healthy smile. Between 16th May and 16th June, the Oral Health Foundation will be working to raise the general public's awareness of important oral health issues in an effort to put a healthier smile on everybody's faces.
We want you to join us while we help the Foundation make a positive difference to the oral health of millions of people.
Why your support is needed
Maintaining a healthy smile might seem a simple matter of following an effective oral hygiene regime - but for too many people the opposite is true. Despite the many improvements in maintaining oral health over the last 40-years, social inequalities continue to prove a burden for countless individuals.
By supporting National Smile Month, you will be able to help us reach out to those demographic sectors where oral disease is far too common.
National Smile Month is your chance to reach people in the heart of your community. Help others achieve better oral health by sharing important oral health messages regarding not only regular brushing but also cutting back on sugar, quitting smoking, moderating alcohol and avoiding acidic drinks.
Share the key messages for great oral health
During National Smile Month, we will be promoting four key messages for better oral health:
● Brush teeth for two minutes twice a day every day, last thing at night and one other time during the day, using a fluoride toothpaste
● Clean between your teeth every day.
● Cut down how much and how often you have sugary foods and drinks.
● Visit a dentist regularly.
It's important to stand up and stand together to raise awareness of dental technology. Shout about it on social media, @SmileMonth on Twitter and @NationalSmileMonth on Facebook.