National Smile Month started on Monday 13 May, and runs through until Thursday 13 June, and to support the campaign our Oral Health team will be holding a special event in our Aubergine Restaurant on Tuesday 28 May.
Between 10am and 3pm Oral Health Educator Mandie Loades and her colleague Karen Playfordwill be around to chat about enhancing your smile and the steps you can take to improve your oral health, which is increasingly being linked to improvements in overall health.
There will be a stand where you can pick up more information leaflets, advice and samples, subject to availability.
National Smile Month aims to promote good oral health with three key messages –
· Brush your teeth last thing at night and on at least one other occasion with a fluoride toothpaste.
· Cut down on how much and how often you have sugary foods and drinks.
· Visit your dentist regularly, as often as they recommend.
Having a healthy smile is both physically and psychologically beneficial. It can boost your confidence, improve your appearance and even change how we are perceived by other people.
But it is not just enough to have a healthy smile - you should show it too.
Smiling has been shown to help improve mental health, not only helping to put ourselves in a better mood but also having a positive and uplifting effect on those around us.
Find out more at www.nationalsmilemonth.org