Show us your smile – it’s National Smile Month

Did you know that National Smile Month 2019 has officially begun? Across the UK, dentists, doctors, schools, community organisations and many others involved in health care are joining forces to help encourage positive attitudes to oral health – and hopefully, get people smiling with confidence. Read on to find out more about this annual campaign and what you can do to get involved.

When is National Smile Month?

National Smile Month is held every year between May and June. This year, the event runs from 13th May to 13th June – so now is the perfect time to get involved.

What is National Smile Month?

National Smile Month brings together thousands of individuals and organisations to highlight three key messages which are key to developing and maintaining a healthy mouth. These are:

  • Brush your teeth last thing at night and on at least one other occasion with a fluoride toothpaste.
  • Cut down on how much sugary food and drink you have, and how often you have them.
  • Visit your dentist regularly, as often as they recommend.

Ultimately, the aim of the campaign is to help everybody achieve good physical and mental wellbeing by improving their oral health – no matter how old or young you are or where you live.

National Smile Month isn’t just about education and stressing the importance of a healthy mouth, however – the key to the success of the campaign is that we have lots fun doing it!

Who’s involved?

The campaign encourages 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 educate, motivate and communicate positive oral health messages and improve the quality of smiles all around the world.

With the help and enthusiasm of those who are passionate about promoting healthy lifestyles and improving the quality of life for others, National Smile Month sees thousands of events and activities take place, educating and engaging local communities about the importance of a healthy mouth.

Who’s behind National Smile Month?

The National Smile Month campaign is run by The Oral Health Foundation, an independent charity that has spent the last 45 years working hard to improve oral health and wellbeing in the UK and around the world. They provide expert, independent and impartial advice on all aspects of oral health directly to those who need it most.

Their core mission is to address the inequalities which exist in oral health, changing people’s lives for the better with the support of governments, dental and health professionals, manufacturers, the dental trade, national and local agencies and the public.

The founding fathers of the Oral Health Foundation wished to see the preventive message that ‘Teeth are for Life’ spread as widely as possible, with the aim of improving the overall oral health of everyone – a message that is as important today as it has ever been.

What can I do to support National Smile Month?

One of the simplest ways to support National Smile Month is to help spread awareness – especially among younger people. If you have children or work closely with children, consider getting involved with an event near you. You can also support the campaign directly through the official National Smile Month Website.

Another great way to be part of National Smile Month is to make sure that you and your family are up to date with your dental checkups.

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