National Smile Month aims to raise awareness about the importance of good oral health and encourages us to take a moment to consider how we can do something to improve how we care for our mouths.
Chief Executive of the British Dental Health Foundation, Dr Nigel Carter OBE, believes having the confidence to smile plays such an important role in our lives that we should make our oral health top priority.
Dr Carter says: "A simple smile has been proven to have a positive effect on our relationships, careers and overall image. It's such an easy thing to do, yet so many of us just don't do it, often caused by poor oral hygiene over the years.
"National Smile Month is a great chance for us to take a moment and think about our oral health and what we can do to improve the health of our mouth. Some of us are self-conscious about our teeth while others are being held back by poor oral well-being and its impact on their general health. Heart disease, heart attacks, diabetes, strokes and low birth weight babies have all been linked to poor oral health, so it's important that we don't overlook ours."
If you have any concerns about your oral health, please contact our Liverpool Dentist to discuss how we can help you with a whiter, brighter smile.