National Smile Month 2024: Love your smile

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It’s that time of year again, it’s National Smile Month! From May 13 through to June 13, Regent Dental Care is thrilled to participate in this year’s theme: Love Your Smile. As we dive into what the month-long celebration of smiles will entail, we want to remind everyone that our smile is not just a reflection of happiness but a powerful asset that deserves the best care possible.

Why ‘Love Your Smile’?

A healthy smile does more than just sparkle; it’s a window to our overall health and a bridge to higher self-esteem and confidence. This year, National Smile Month focuses on nurturing this vital part of our lives by emphasising comprehensive oral care, understanding the impact of our diet, boosting our confidence and mental well-being, learning about oral diseases and conditions, and exploring the benefits of various oral health products.

Key UK dental stats

We still have a long way to go to address oral health issues across the country and National Smile Month can help us address some of these issues:

  •   Two in three (66%) of adults have visible plaque.
  •   One in four (25%) adults do not brush twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste.
  •   Almost one in three (31%) of adults have tooth decay.
  •   Around three in four (74%) of adults have had a tooth extracted.
  •   One in three (33%) of adults have never flossed or cleaned interdentally.
  •   There are over 8,700 new cases of mouth cancer each year.

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Caring for your smile

A healthy smile begins with daily hygiene. But what does an effective routine look like? This month, we’ll guide you through the essentials of oral hygiene, from brushing and flossing techniques to the importance of regular dental check-ups. Our dedicated dental team plays a pivotal role in this journey, offering personalised advice and treatments to ensure your smile stays healthy and bright.

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The impact of food and drink

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Our diet has a direct effect on oral health. This National Smile Month, we’ll explore how certain foods and drinks can benefit or harm our teeth, gums, and tongue. Learn which nutritional choices can enhance your oral health and which ones to avoid to prevent cavities, enamel wear, and other dental issues.

Confidence and mental well-being

A healthy smile is a powerful confidence booster. It’s amazing how much our self-esteem flourishes when we’re proud of our smile. Throughout the campaign, we’ll discuss the mental health benefits of having a healthy smile and provide tips on how to fall in love with your smile, fostering a positive self-image and overall happiness.

Understanding disease and conditions

Oral health is intricately linked to our body’s overall condition, including our mental health. This month, we’ll shed light on common oral diseases and their prevention methods, emphasising the importance of oral hygiene in maintaining both physical and mental well-being. By understanding these connections, we can take proactive steps to safeguard our health.

The right oral health products

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With a range of oral health products available, choosing the right ones can be overwhelming. We’ll demystify the differences between various products, their uses, and the benefits they offer. From toothbrushes and floss to mouthwashes and more, learn how to select products that will best support your journey to a healthier smile.

Regent Dental Care is excited to support you during National Smile Month and beyond. Together, let’s embrace the power of our smiles by committing to excellent oral hygiene, making smart dietary choices, boosting our confidence, understanding the significance of oral health, and selecting the best products for our needs. Book your appointment today to get started.

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