National Smile Month 2014

KEEPING YOUR TEETH HEALTHY AND WHITE encourages you to smile and, as everyone knows, smiles are catching. Smiling is good for you! Smiling reduces stress and lowers your heart rate.

national smile month 2014

National Smile Month 2014

 

National Smile Month

National Smile Month 2014 aims to promote three key messages, all of which go a long way in helping us develop and maintain a healthy mouth and smile. They are:
  • Brush your teeth for two minutes twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste
  • Cut down on how often you have sugary foods and drinks
  • Visit your dentist regularly, as often as they recommend.
Poor oral health doesn’t just cause problems inside the mouth. A smile is hugely important to our personalities, self-confidence, relationships and success. General health is also at risk too as studies continue to associate poor oral health to serious health problems such as diabetes, heart disease, strokes, pneumonia, premature babies and other major conditions. national_smile_month_2014_gravesend_kent

Some Fun Facts

Brushing twice a day

  • One in four adults don’t brush twice a day, including a third of men
  • People who only brush once a day are a third more likely to develop tooth decay
  • One in ten admits they regularly forget to brush their teeth

Cleaning habits

  • 42% of adults use just a toothbrush and toothpaste for their oral care
  • 31% of adults use mouthwash too One in four have never used mouthwash
  • 21% of adults use dental floss regularly
  • One in three have never flossed their teeth

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Daily Competition

For a chance to win a brand new Sonicare for Kids sonic toothbrush or innovative Sonicare AirFloss visit the National Smile Month competition page.

Free Goodie Bags

For all children attending during National Smile Month we have free goodie bags (While stock lasts).

Keep Smiling!

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BDHF National Smile Month 2014 National Smile Month is the UK’s largest and longest-running oral health campaign: May 19June 19, at the PMA Dental Care, Gravesnd, Kent, DA11 0PA