National Smile Month, organised by the Oral Health Foundation, is the UK’s largest and longest-running campaign to promote good oral health. The ultimate aim of the campaign is to improve the UK’s oral health through the promotion of 3 key messages:
Being well-nourished is a core component of maintaining good health.¹ Poor nutrition can have detrimental effects on energy levels, alertness, mobility, steadiness and healing. If you have good nutritional levels you are less likely to require medication, have a reduced risk of falling and have fewer incontinence issues.
National Toothache day isn’t a day to ask who suffers from toothache, but a day to educate on causes and how to get rid of it, quick! Toothache occurs when the innermost layer of the tooth becomes inflamed¹ and there are a number of causes which you should be aware of when suspecting toothache.
Fluoride is a natural mineral which is found in many foods and in drinking water. Brushing your teeth thoroughly with a fluoride toothpaste is one of the most effective ways of preventing tooth decay.¹ Toothpastes containing 1350-1500 ppm fluoride are the most effective.¹