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 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.
  • Roadshows.

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