Here at Portman Dental care, we are committed to raising awareness of the significance of good oral health, and National Smile Month is the perfect time to celebrate and educate!

Every year the Oral Health Foundation calls for dental professionals and communities to come together for National Smile Month through a variety of initiatives, with this year’s event celebrated between 13 May - 13 June.

Our passion is our patients, and we know how a healthy smile can transform their mental and physical wellbeing. So this year our colleagues across Portman will be running campaigns to help raise awareness of the importance of maintaining good oral health through community initiatives, awareness campaigns and competitions. They will also be sharing their smiley selfies on social media!

Tooth decay remains the primary reason for child hospital admissions in England, but there are many ways in which it can be prevented. Here are some ways you can help maintain a healthy smile for you and/or your child:

  • Brushing teeth twice a day, especially last thing at night
  • Cut down on sugary food and drink
  • Visit your dentist regularly, as often as they recommend

How can you get involved in National Smile Month?

  • Take part in a Two Minute Challenge

On average, research shows that adults brushing their teeth for what they believe is two minutes, is actually 54 seconds! The Two Minute Challenge is a fun and informative way of making people aware of the two-minute rule for brushing. Find out how to host your own here.

  • Share your Smiley Selfie on social media

The Smiley is a great opportunity to take a moment to think about your oral health, and more importantly share how it can be improved.

Keep an eye out on the Portman Dental Care social media, and your local dental practice to see how we’re celebrating this month.