National Smile Month at Hartley Dental

Our smiles will be out in full force this month and we want yours to be too!

National Smile Month is running until June 18th and is the UK’s longest-running oral health campaign and all through the month we’ll be bringing you our Top Tips for better oral health and a healthy smile.

Together, with thousands of individuals and organisations, 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.

As a practice we’re raising money to help improve oral health- this money will be sent directly to the British Dental Health Foundation.

Since its creation almost 40 years ago, National Smile Month has helped facilitate thousands of events and projects, and continues to act as the spearhead campaign for providing organised grassroots activities such as fun days, talks, sponsored events, roadshows, displays, open sessions and competitions – all which have the ultimate goal of engaging people in the importance of oral health.

Last year £1.1 million was invested in improving oral health, their Oral Health Educators reached 560 million people and they gave £270,000 to mouth cancer action.

All through the month we’ll be posting smileys on our social media channels along with our daily top tips!