It’s the start of National Smile Month today – a campaign designed to raise awareness about good oral health and things we can do to improve it. There are three key messages this month: cut down on amounts of sugary food consumed, brush for two minutes twice a day with fluoride toothpaste and visit your dentist regularly.
Chief Executive of the British Dental Health Foundation, Dr Nigel Carter OBE, said:
“National Smile Month is a great chance for us to take a moment and think about our oral health and what we can do to improve the health of our mouth. Some of us are self-conscious about our teeth while others are being held back by poor oral well-being and its impact on their general health. Heart disease, heart attacks, diabetes, strokes and low birth weight babies have all been linked to poor oral health, so it’s important that we don’t overlook ours.”