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Brushing your way to better health

Tips for National Smile Month

It’s that time of year again – National Smile Month is here, and we’re excited to celebrate the importance of good oral health! This year’s theme is “Brush for Better Health”, and it couldn’t be more fitting. Brushing your teeth is one of the most important things you can do for your oral health, and it’s something that everyone can do at home.

Keep reading for more tips for this National Smile Month from 15th May – 15th June 2023.

Brush for better health

To get you started on the path to a healthier, happier smile, we’ve put together some tips and tricks to help you brush your way to better health:

  • Brush twice a day, for at least two minutes each time. This will help to remove plaque and keep your teeth and gums healthy.
  • Use a fluoride toothpaste to help prevent tooth decay and strengthen your teeth.
  • Don’t forget to brush your tongue! This can help to remove bacteria and freshen your breath.
  • Replace your toothbrush every three to four months, or sooner if the bristles become frayed.
  • Consider using an electric toothbrush for a more thorough clean. Many electric toothbrushes have timers to ensure that you brush for the full two minutes.
  • Make sure to floss at least once a day to remove plaque and food particles from between your teeth.
  • Schedule regular dental check-ups to ensure that your teeth and gums are healthy, and to catch any problems early on.

man brushing his teeth during national smile month

What to expect from week one of National Smile Month

Week one is all about the mouth, and learning about the changes our mouths go through from cradle to grave.

Mouth health includes the teeth, gums, tongue and lips – and we’ll be giving you all the support you need throughout the month to keep each of these in great shape.

For example, oral cancer is a serious condition that can be life-threatening if left untreated. Early detection is key, so it’s important to check your mouth regularly for any changes or abnormalities. 

During National Smile Month, we encourage you to take the time to examine your mouth for any signs of oral cancer, such as red or white patches, ulcers, or unexplained bleeding. By being proactive and staying on top of your oral health, you can catch any potential issues early on and get the treatment you need to stay healthy.

Book your dentist appointment in Birmingham

During National Smile Month, one of the key messages we are promoting for better oral health is visiting your dentist regularly.

Attending your regular checkups plays a big part in helping you to feel good about yourself. We will be able to make sure everything is in order and spot signs of any issues early on, so that they can be treated before they become a problem. With a regular visit to the dentist, you can go about your day to day business knowing that everything is as it should be.

At Stella Maris Dental, our dental care is painless and you will benefit from comprehensive, preventive dentistry focused on promoting a healthy mouth and beautiful looking teeth for life. Read more about how visiting your dentist can help your happiness.

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National Smile Month is the perfect time to focus on your oral health and make positive changes to your brushing habits. By following these simple tips, you can help to keep your teeth and gums healthy and achieve the bright, confident smile you deserve.

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