National Smile Month 2021

May 11th, 2021

The Oral Health Foundation launches National Smile Month 2021
on 17th May and you can take part in raising awareness of
important health issue and help put a smile on everybody’s face.

During National Smile Month, we are promoting four key
messages for better oral health:
• Brush your teeth for two minutes, last thing at night and
one other time during the day, with a fluoride
• Clean between your teeth every day, using dental floss
or interdental brushes
• Cut down on how much and how often you have sugary
foods and drinks
• Visit a dentist regularly

Here’s how you can take part in the National Smile Month:
• Rate My Plate – Let us rate your plate for National Smile
Month and see what changes you could make to improve your oral health. Check here to find out more:

• Cleanse you Cupboard For National Smile Month- Make
some simple changes to your food cupboard and improve
your oral health. More information about this activity here:

• The Great British Brushathon- On Wednesday 2 June at
9am, The Great British Brushathon will connect people from
all around the country in one giant communal brushing
event. Learn more about this event here:

• Sharing Your Smile Around The UK- Want to spread some
positivity and share your smile? If so, help us spread some
smiles across the UK and shout about the importance of
good oral health! Check on how you can involved here:

• Oral Health Education For Children- Would you like some
fun activities to help educate your children on the
importance of good oral health? If so, look no further than
our newly updated Dental Buddy programme! Find out
more about the updated programme here:

At Brightside Dental, our dentists and hygienists focus on preventative dental care. If you could like further advice on helping you and your family take the best care of your mouth email: [email protected]

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