The Oral Health Foundation confirms National Smile Month campaign will go ahead as planned

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The Oral Health foundation has confirmed that its annual National Smile Month campaign will go ahead in May as planned.

In an open letter, chief executive of the charity, Dr Nigel Carter OBE, said that times were tough, but that it felt right to celebrate National Smile Month and bring people together, despite the country being in lockdown. Traditionally, the theme is very much based on community and spreading key oral health messages through practice-based events and activities launched by dental centres and teams. This year, the aim is the same, but the charity will be operating in a different way. Digital platforms will be used to raise awareness of the campaign and to encourage members of the public to take an interest in oral health. 

The main objective of the campaign is to promote education and urge people of all ages to take good care of their teeth and gums. Dental professionals all over the country take part in National Smile Month, with the charity partnering practices across the UK to champion healthy smiles. This year, the way in which messages are delivered will be different, but the goal remains the same. The entire campaign will be digital, and everyone at the Oral Health Foundation is hoping that dental professionals and members of the public will take part in activities and events and get behind the effort. 

The charity will be releasing more information about planned activities in the coming days and weeks, and details will be posted online via the website and social media channels. There is information online for patients, as well as for dental teams who would like to host their own virtual events.

National Smile Month will take place between the 18th May and the 18th June.

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