National Smile Month kicks off on 15 May, and to get into the festive spirit the British Dental Health Association is asking all dental and health professionals to take part and go “absolutely dental” in coming up with fun, dental themes to replace street names around the country.
So far, the following street and area names have been offered up as alternatives: Floss Street (London), Drill Lane (Canterbury), Brace Avenue (Gwent), Mouth Lane (Wisbech), Canal Street (Leeds), Surgery Lane (Hartlepool), Wisdom Drive (Hertford), Tartar Road (London), Smiley Court (Northern Ireland), Bracebridge Street (Nuneaton), Scales (North West), Tongue (Scotland), Staines (Surrey), Toothill (Swindon) and Root (North West).
The foundation’s chief executive, Dr. Nigel Carter, said “It’s important for the image of dentistry that we can show the public a less serious side to our profession.”
The foundation hopes that dental professionals will scour their local maps and come up with other related names for streets and areas. All of the submissions will be uploaded to the National Smile Month website to encourage others and to showcase the submissions received.