Ideas to help promote National Smile Month
This year marks the 40th anniversary of National Smile Month - the largest and longest running oral health campaign. It's a great opportunity to get your team and patients involved to help spread awareness of the importance of oral health care.
Register your interest
Head over to http://www.nationalsmilemonth.org/ for more information and to your register your interest. Don’t forget to order your Smiley sticks!
Take part in #MySmileySelfie
Show your support and involvement by taking part in National Smile Month’s social media campaign #MySmileySelfie. Get your Smiley sticks and camera ready and upload your photos using the hashtag #MySmileySelfie!
Get involved with the community
Why not organise an event with your local community? Perhaps your practice could hold a Family Fun Day or you could arrange to visit a local school.
Other event ideas could include:
- Expert Talks.
- Fancy Dress.
- Healthy Food Checks.
- Health Food Tasting.
You can even run competitions, promoting these on your social media channels and offering oral health products.
Help communicate the three key messages:
Educate your patients about oral health care and in particular communicate these three points:
- 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