I have been trying to teach the children the importance of oral hygiene pretty much since birth and National Smile Month really reinforces everything I have been promoting to the children. National Smile Month is the UK’s largest and longest-running oral health campaign – not just for children, but adults too.
Together, with organisations like The Advanced Centre of Dentistry Yorkshire, National Smile Month promotes three key messages.
- Brush your teeth last thing at night and on at least one other occasion with a fluoride toothpaste.
- Cut down on how often you have sugary foods and drinks.
- Visit your dentist regularly, as often as they recommend.
I always make sure the children brush their teeth twice a day, with help from Hubby and I. LP has also been to the dentist for the first time and will be going with me every six months to get used to having her teeth looked at. I’ll be starting Little Man’s dentist trips next year too.
For me, my teeth have always been a problem area and something that I have worried about constantly. I don’t want the children to feel the same way and would rather instill them with good oral hygiene routines from a young age that they can then continue and build on for years to come.
To celebrate National Smile Month in May, The Advanced Centre of Dentistry Yorkshire are giving away a gorgeous Tooth Fairy Pocket Bear to one lucky reader. To be in with a chance of winning just complete one or more entries on the Rafflecopter below – good luck!