What is National Smile Month?

National Smile Month is the largest and longest-running campaign to promote good oral health. National Smile Month 2019 takes place between Monday 13th May and Thursday 13th June.

How do we maintain a healthy mouth?

  • Brush your teeth last thing at night and on at least one other occasion with fluoride toothpaste.
  • After brushing, spit but then don’t rinse otherwise you will wash away the fluoride and lose its protective effect.
  • Eating sugary foods and drinking fizzy drinks both damage our teeth and leave them vulnerable to erosion and decay.  Avoid snacking as this leads to more acid attacks on our teeth. Have your sugary sweets and drinks at meal times only.
  • Dental appointments shouldn’t just be made when you have a problem that needs to be addressed. Prevention is always better than needing a cure and a dentist can give you tailored advice on how best to look after your oral health at home