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16 May

National Smile Month is a charity campaign all about championing the benefits of having good oral health and promoting the value of a healthy smile. National Smile Month 2022 is Monday 16 May - Thursday 16 June.

Millions of people every year are affected by oral health problems.  Oral diseases can leave you in extreme pain and affect your quality of life.  Sadly, oral diseases may also be life-threatening. Oral health inequalities affect lots of different people and groups within society.  Your age, wealth, level of education and where you live can all determine how healthy, or unhealthy, your mouth might be. 

Inequalities are often preventable.  They are also unfair and unjust. In the UK, oral health inequalities can lead to a greater risk of:

  • Oral diseases such as tooth decay and gum disease.
  • Tooth loss and tooth extractions.
  • Mouth cancer.
  • Dental phobias and anxiety.
  • Less access to frontline care and support services.

During National Smile Month, the campaign will be focusing on different areas within oral health inequalities, to help address and tackle a number of important issues. 

Get involved - during the month there are various activities you might like to take part in. 

Information source and for further information: https://www.dentalhealth.org/about-national-smile-month