This month is National Smile Month. Did you know that some adults only brush their teeth for less than a minute a day, and children as young as 12 are already suffering from tooth decay? We are passionate about oral health. After-all, it takes 43 muscles to frown but only 17 to smile!
A smile is more important than you think. Did you know that 61% of us have been attracted to someone by their smile alone? And two thirds of us have less respect for a boss with bad oral hygiene – lets admit it who would want to sit in a meeting with someone who has bad oral health?!
Oral health doesnâ€™t just affect your teeth. Research shows that bad oral health can lead to other health problems including dementia, heart attacks, strokes, complications during pregnancy and male sexual health problems. Whatâ€™s more scary is that not many people know these links exist!
Lets try to make a difference to improve our oral health today. Just follow these simple steps and you can start to make a difference:
Brush for two minutes, twice a day using a fluoride toothpaste
Cut down on how often you consume sugary foods and drinks
Visit the dentist regularly, or as often as they recommend
Letâ€™s be honest with ourselves, these principles arenâ€™t hard to follow, but people still donâ€™t do these basic things! Thatâ€™s why the national smile month message in improving oral health is so important. It gives everyone a chance, no matter what condition their teeth are in, to get involved and improve theirs and others oral health.
For more information on improving your oral health, from a hygiene check up to the perfect 2 minute song to listen to whilst brushing your teeth, give Roy Morris Dental Excellence a call on 01905 778873 and get ready to smile.