Dental practices show support for National Smile Month
The campaign, which kicked off on the 15th May, will run until the 15th June. The aim of the campaign is to encourage people to make simple changes to their lifestyles and daily routines to improve oral health and minimise the risk of dental diseases. Both gum disease and decay are largely preventable, yet thousands of people are affected every year in the UK. The scheme promotes messages and offers tips such as brushing with fluoride toothpaste for 2 minutes twice a day, steering clear of snacking between meals and visiting a dentist every 6-12 months.
Practices up and down the country and taking part in events such as raffles, children’s fun days and open days to raise money for charity and get people talking about oral health. The team from Crossbank Dental Care in Kendal will be hosting a ‘brushathon’ on the 8th June at 1.15pm in support of the campaign. The practice is inviting as many people as possible to pop in and join in with a 2-minute teeth cleaning session to raise awareness of the importance of good oral hygiene. Dentists will also be on hand to offer brushing and cleaning tips and answer questions related to oral health and dental hygiene.