National Smile Month – are you up for the challenge?

If you haven’t heard, this is officially a month to celebrate!

While it may not be quite as fun as Christmas, and doesn’t involve so much chocolate as Easter, it’s a pretty important month when it comes to your teeth…

I’m talking about National Smile Month, and if you haven’t heard of it I promise you it’s a real thing!

From May 18th – June 18th, 2015 it’s your chance to take extra care of your teeth and try to implement some healthy habits to improve the health and look of your smile.

Have a look and see for yourself!

 Basically there are loads of pointers on their site that can really help keep your teeth healthy. Here are a few of my favourites…

  • Clean in between your teeth using interdental brushes or floss. This will help to clean a higher proportion of the tooth and prevent the build-up of plaque.
  • Always tell your dentist about changes to your health, as it may help to prevent gum disease from developing.
  • Introduce your child to the sights and sounds of the dental practice at an early age to allay any dental phobia that might develop. Take them with you when you go for your assessment.
  • It’s better for your teeth and general health if you eat 3 meals a day plus no more than two snacks, instead of having lots of snack attacks throughout the day.

 I hope you’ll be signing up with us this month!