National Smile Month (NSM) runs from the 16th of May to the 16th of June this year and raises the awareness of important oral health issues with the theme ‘everyone deserves a healthy smile.’ It’s a mouth-friendly charity campaign full to the brim with grins that help to promote good oral health.
This year emphasises the inequalities within oral health. The campaign asks to raise awareness and support for children and families, the elderly and vulnerable, people with disabilities, and those living in isolation or deprivation. The campaign focuses on subjects such as nutrition, learning how what we eat affects our oral health; mouth, mind, and body, and exploring how oral health links to overall wellbeing. NSM encourages dental and health professionals, schools, colleges, workplaces, and all kinds of other organisations to get motivated and communicate positive oral health messages. This year, they are promoting four key messages.
NSM is organised by the Oral Health Foundation and whips up a feast of fun focused on maintaining happy mouths and spreading healthy dental messages throughout the UK.
When NSM was first conceived, when flares were cool the first-time round, it was as the smaller scale National Smile Week, but today, some fifty years later, it has morphed into a month-long celebration of all things dental. NSM continues to evolve so it can share its mouth-centric messages in fresh, engaging ways.
NSM believes that everybody deserves a healthy smile and that a person’s oral health is a crucial part of their overall well-being.
And for those baby teeth:
Of course, smiles are NSM’s main concern. However, as touched on earlier, their health messages go beyond the confines of the mouth because, as well as being a major cause of tooth loss, poor oral health can have a worrying effect on the rest of the body too. Gum disease has been linked to several serious conditions including:
So, make a date with National Smile Month and take part in all their mouth-friendly fun and games. The Great British Brushathon takes place at 9 am on June 15th. They have a rate my plate week and there are smiley monster competitions for the more creative amongst us. There is something for everyone! Aesthetique Dental Care are big fans of this campaign and completely supports all those helpful dental messages.
If you wish to donate or take part in National Smile Month you can do so on their website: – https://www.dentalhealth.org/national-smile-monthBack to Blog
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