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Your National Smile Month

Here at YSC we have been celebrating National Smile Month!

What is National Smile Month?

It is a campaign run by the Oral Health Foundation charity,

that aims to spread four important messages for better oral health:

  • Brush teeth for two minutes, last thing at night and one other time during the day, with a fluoride toothpaste

  • Clean between your teeth every day

  • Cut down how much and how often you have sugary foods and drinks

  • Visit a dentist regularly

Good oral health has many benefits, not only for your teeth and gums but your general health too. Good oral health can even improve your quality of life.

Periodontitis (Gum disease) , has been linked with a number of general health conditions

Oral Health related issues

Problems which may be caused or made worse by poor oral health include:

  • Heart disease

  • Stroke

  • Diabetes

  • Giving birth to a premature or low-birth-weight baby

  • Respiratory (lung) disease

Personal Goals For National Smile Month

Why not set yourself some targets to improve your oral health. These could include flossing daily, buying an electric toothbrush or even booking an oral health assessment or hygiene appointment with us today.


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