The Launch of National Smile Month
Did you know that it is National Smile Month from May 16th-June 16th? It’s a great event that we, at Get Dental Plans are proud to be a supporter. Here are some the issues that the month aims to address.
National Smile Month reaches around 50 million people each year and is the biggest and most effective annual reminder of the important of good oral health. But, there is still more work to do:
A third of all children starting school have tooth decay.
Around a quarter of all adults say they have not visited a dentist in the past two years.
Three in every 10 adults suffer from regular dental pain.
A quarter of adults don’t brush their teeth twice a day.
Over four-fifths of the population have at least one filling.
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.
With a good oral health routine, most of these conditions are preventable and your support during National Smile Month can make a big difference. You can find out more here.