Smile with confidence – it’s National Smile Month!
May 15th, 2019
This May, dentists, doctors and all kinds of other organisations will be joining forces to celebrate National Smile Month 2019 and helping people all over the UK to smile with confidence. If you’ve never heard of National Smile Month or would like to know what it is all about, read on to learn all about it.
National Smile Month – what is it?
Dating back to 1979, when it was first held as National Smile Week, National smile month is the UK’s largest and longest-running campaign to promote good oral health. The annual campaign has a mission to raise awareness of the importance of good oral hygiene and is supported by dental and health professionals, schools, pharmacies, community groups, colleges and workplaces – in fact anyone with an interest or involvement in oral healthcare – who join forces to help educate, motivate and communicate positive oral health messages and improve the quality of smiles not just across the UK but all around the world.
When is National Smile Month 2019?
National Smile Month 2019 takes place from May 13th to June 13th. There will be many events taking place all over the UK during this time, so look out for ways that you and your family can take part.
Who organises National Smile Month?
The National Smile Month campaign is organised every year by the Oral Health Foundation, a UK based independent, not for profit charity that is dedicated to improving oral health and wellbeing around the world. They were established over 45 years ago and provide expert, independent and impartial advice on all aspects of oral health directly to those who need it most.
They are a respected authority on all things dental health both in the UK and worldwide. They work closely with governments, dental and health professionals, manufacturers, the dental trade, national and local agencies and the public, to achieve their mission of addressing the inequalities which exist in oral health, changing people’s lives for the better.
How can I get involved with National Smile Month?
National Smile Month is all about encouraging people to make simple, positive changes to their lifestyle that have real benefits. The three key messages are simple –
- 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
National Smile Month is not just about dentists either – health professionals, schools, pharmacies, community groups, colleges, workplaces and other establishments with an interest in good oral healthcare will all be joining forces to help the Oral Health Foundation educate, motivate and communicate positive oral health messages and improve the quality of smiles all around the world.
By taking part in National Smile Month, you are helping to creating a healthier and happier world. The campaign channels positivity and promotes the true value of a smile, not only for its benefits towards physical health, but mental wellbeing too.
Find out more at the official National Smile Month website.
If you haven’t had a checkup with your dentist in the last 6-12 months, then be sure to give your team at Battle Road Dental Practice a call today and get yourself booked in for an appointment. To book an appointment or enquire about becoming a member, call now on 01424 713051.