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.
  • 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