Did you know? National Smile Month runs from May 16th to June 16th. Not only that, but this year’s National Smile Month is celebrating something very special: its 40th birthday, making it the longest-running oral health campaign in the world!
So what is National Smile Month? Started in the UK all the way back in 1977, National Smile Month is an opportunity for dental professionals, schools, communities, and anyone interested in the importance of good dental health to learn a little more about good oral care, practice some healthy habits, and have a lot of fun doing it!
Good oral health is about a lot more than brushing and flossing regularly (though you should, of course, be doing that, too). This year’s National Smile Month is focused on preventative dentistry. That means getting in to see your Overland Park dentist at least twice a year for checkups and cleanings, but there are also a lot of other factors that go into the kinds of preventative care that leads to happy, healthy smiles all year long.
This National Smile Month is a perfect time to take the family out to buy new dental hygiene supplies like toothbrushes and floss. After all, no matter how often you brush, your oral care is only going to be as good as your tools. If you’re not feeling confident enough in your smile to share it with the world, maybe this is a good time to try teeth whitening services from Watts Family Dental. Oh, and since you know your kids will play summer sports, now is also a perfect time to make sure they’ve got a mouthguard that fits properly to protect their smiles. And hey, if you just want to join in the National Smile Month fun, you can post family smile pics on social media with the hashtag #NSM16.
As with any aspect of your health, preventative care can be a lifesaver when it comes to avoiding more damaging or costly problems down the road, and there’s no better time to examine your family’s oral care habits than National Smile Month. Not sure what more your family can do? Contact your Overland Park dentist and we can offer suggestions, or just help you to join in the National Smile Month festivities!
However you choose to mark the occasion, National Smile Month is here to stay, and here at your Overland Park dentist we couldn’t be happier to be a part of it. Just give us a call at (913) 338-3384 or fill out our quick and easy online contact form to schedule an appointment, and we’ll be happy to let you know how we’re celebrating National Smile Month, and what you can do to get involved.