The UK observes their National Smile Month every year in May-June. The United Kingdom’s Oral Health Foundation runs the event.
The Oral Health Foundation is an independent charity that aims to improve the oral health of the public by:
- providing free and impartial dental advice
- running educational campaigns, and
- informing and influencing the public, profession and government on issues such as mouth cancer awareness and fluoridation.
National Smile Month is dedicated to dental health education, with three key messages to share:
- Brush your teeth last thing at night and on at least one other occasion with a fluoride toothpaste.
- Cut down on how much sugary food and drink you have, and how often you have them.
- Visit your dentist regularly, as often as they recommend.
Do We Celebrate National Smile Month In Australia?
Here in Australia we observe National Dental Health Week in August, we often find that when another country holds its national observance related to dental health that we all gain access to valuable online resources, no matter where in the world we are.
The website dedicated to the UK’s National Smile Month is: