Sunshine Dental Practice are proud to support National Smile Month – the UK’s largest and longest running campaign to promote good oral health.
There are three key messages which go a long way in helping us develop and maintain a healthy mouth.
- 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.
The mouth is the window to the body and a healthy smile is a great asset, benefiting us socially by giving us confidence in our relationships and careers. As well as helping us to chew food our teeth help us talk and speak clearly and also give our face shape.
Maintaining a general level of good oral health is a fairly simple task yet many of us still chose to ignore the most basic day to day hygiene routines.
A staggering number of us brush for less than two minutes, as a nation we are over reliant on added sugars within our diet and millions of us haven’t seen a dentist in the last two years.
The consequences of this over a long period of time can lead to unnecessary, invasive, expensive treatment. The repercussions of poor oral health can go further than the mouth as new findings support dental problems can lead to an increased risk of heart attacks, strokes, diabetes and dementia.
So if you are one of those millions who haven’t had a dental check up for a while why not come and talk to us – we are here to help.
We can offer direct access to our dental hygienist, Rebecca as well as offering a full range of dental treatments with our dentist Vishal Rana.
For more information call us on 0115 9733591 or visit our website www.sunshinedental.co.uk