It’s said that there are hundreds of languages around the world but a smile speaks them all – this month brings us National Smile Month, running between May 16 and June 16. So, it’s time for an oral check-up!
A healthy smile can be a great asset – it not only benefits us socially, in our careers and relationships, it also has more practical benefits. Our teeth help us chew and digest food, they help us to talk and speak clearly and they also help to define our face shape. We’ve got to look after these beauties!
National Smile Month, organised by the independent charity Dental Health Foundation is a chance to take a refreshed look at our oral health, learn more about why a healthy smile is so important and share tips on how to improve and maintain a healthy smile which will make you feel and look good.
Dentists say there are three key principles to developing great oral health; brush your teeth at least twice a day, visit your dentist regularly and limit your intake of sugary foods and drinks – these are a very good starting point for a healthy smile. Maintaining good oral health is a fairly simple task.
Failure to maintain good oral health over a long period of time can sometimes lead to unnecessary, invasive and expensive treatment. Poor oral health can lead to direct problems such as gum disease and tooth decay as well as indirect problems such as an increased risk of heart attacks and strokes.
The benefits of developing and maintaining a healthy smile are clear. By following some simple rules you can bring about some remarkably positive differences to many aspects of your life – from improved self-confidence to career and relationship success, a healthy smile can truly transform you!
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