Smile! It's National Smile Month (18/05/15 to 18/06/15)
Your teeth are not just about your smile. Your mouth is the gateway to your body Oral health is important for general health and wellbeing. Poor oral health can affect someone's ability to eat, drink, speak, smile and socialise normally. Many of the risk factors – diet, oral hygiene, smoking, alcohol, stress and trauma – are the same as for many chronic conditions, such as cancer, diabetes and heart disease.
Problems which may be caused or made worse by poor dental health include:
- Heart Disease
- Giving birth to a premature or low-birth-weight baby
- Respiratory (lung) disease.
Oral health problems include gum (periodontal) disease, tooth decay (dental caries), tooth loss and oral cancers. Together, with thousands of individuals and organisations, National Smile Month promotes three key messages, all of which go a long way in helping us develop and maintain a healthy mouth. They are:
- Brush your teeth last thing at night and on at least one other occasion with a fluoride toothpaste.
- Cut down on how often you have sugary foods and drinks.
- Visit your dentist regularly, as often as they recommend. Also visit your dentist if you have any symptoms of gum disease, which can include:
- Inflammation of the gums, causing them to be red, swollen and to bleed easily, especially when brushing
- an unpleasant taste in your mouth
- . bad breath
- loose teeth
- regular mouth infections.
But National Smile Month isn’t just about education and stressing the importance of a healthy mouth – the key to the success of the campaign is that we have lots fun doing it! For that reason we are running a competition. Print the smiley lip , cut it out and take a selfie with it , then post it to us on firstname.lastname@example.org with a short caption about what your smile means to you to be in a chance to win a half price tooth whitening treatment with award winning Phillips Zoom system. The closing time is 18/06/15.
At Caspian Dental Clinic we are passionate about beautiful, shiny and healthy smiles.
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