National Smile Month

In a nutshell, National Smile Month is the UK’s largest and longest-running oral health campaign. Together, with thousands of individuals and organizations, National Smile Month promotes three key messages. All of which go a long way in helping us develop and maintain a healthy mouth. 

Key messages

  • Brush your teeth for two minutes twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste
  • Cut down on how often you have sugary foods and drinks
  • Visit your dentist regularly, as often as they recommend

Aim

The aim of National Smile Month is to ultimately improve the UK’s oral health. Organised by the British Dental Health Foundation, the campaign hopes to raise awareness of important oral health issues. It also aims to make a positive difference to the oral health of millions of people throughout the UK.

National Smile Month every year will see hundreds of events and activities up and down the UK.  Their aim is to educate and engage local communities about the importance of a healthy mouth.

The campaign takes place normally between May 15 and June 15. It wants to involve all dental and health professionals, schools, pharmacies, community groups, colleges and workplaces. In fact, anyone with an interest in good oral health should join to educate, motivate and learn about positive oral health messages.

But National Smile Month isn’t just about education and stressing the importance of a healthy mouth. The key to the success of the campaign is that we have lots fun doing it!

So what next?….

Register: If you are interested, then simply register your details here. The process will take a matter of minutes and will allow us to send you through your very own registration pack with five free Smileys. 

Take a Smiley ‘selfie’: If you have already received your registration pack or are lucky enough to already have your hands on one of our Smileys, then get out your camera, phone or tablet and take some smiley snaps. Then share them with the world and upload then them to Twitter or any other Social Media using the #NSM, or via our Facebook page.

Get involved: Head over to our Events Hub and discover how you, your practice, hospital, school or workplace can take part in this year’s wonderful campaign. We have loads of great ideas to help you promote oral health, along with all the resources for you to make it as successful as possible!

Article was provided by National Smile Month – http://www.nationalsmilemonth.org/