National Smile Month is organised by the Oral Health Foundation and is the largest campaign in the UK for promoting good oral health. The aim of the campaign is to emphasise the importance of good oral health and to guide the public on how to properly care for their teeth and gums.
With the help of thousands of participants and organisations they work to promote three key pieces of advice:
However, there are many other ways to maintain excellent oral health. Your diet can make a huge contribution to teeth protection, as consuming foods high in calcium and fibre can be very beneficial.
It’s also important to take notice of what type of products you’re using to clean your teeth with. A soft bristled brush, whose head and bristles are small enough to clean out the food debris in the crevices of your molars, is what you need.
Fluoride toothpaste is also essential, as the fluoride helps protect your teeth’s enamel and quickens the remineralization process. This will form new enamel crystals that are stronger, larger and more resistant to acids. Fluoride mouthwash can also fight against cavities, which are infamously known for causing permanent damage to your teeth by creating small holes and openings.
Setting a proper oral hygiene routine that you will stick to everyday can save your oral health from a lot of damage. Keep your pearly whites shining bright and gums feeling fresh by brushing twice daily for a total of 2 minutes each time, with fluoride products, flossing daily, visiting your dentist regularly and maintaining a healthy diet.
For more information on how to take care of your oral health visit our website or call a member of our expert team on 020 8646 6200 for further advice.