16 May and 16 June
Since its creation almost 40 years ago, National Smile Month has helped facilitate thousands of events and projects – all which have the ultimate goal of engaging people in the importance of oral health.
National Smile Month is the UK’s largest and longest-running oral health campaign. Alongside thousands of individuals and organisations, between May and June, National Smile Month promotes three key messages, all of which go a long way in helping us develop and maintain a healthy mouth. They are:
- Brush your teeth last thing at night and on at least one other occasion with a fluoride toothpaste.
- Cut down on how often you have sugary foods and drinks.
- Visit your dentist regularly, as often as they recommend.
Since its very first campaign in 1977, the aim with National Smile Month has been to ultimately improve the UK’s oral health. The campaign hopes to raise awareness of important health issues, and make a positive difference to the oral health of millions of people throughout the UK.
Please visit www.smilemonth.org to find out how you can get involved.