Visiting your dentist should never be a one-off. Regular appointments are essential for both maintaining your oral health and giving you a smile to be proud of. As it’s National Smile Month, we’ve got together some of our top reasons for giving your dentist a regular visit. But first – what is National Smile Month?
What is National Smile Month?
National Smile Month was set up by the Oral Health Foundation to raise awareness about dental hygiene and the positive effects of a happy smile. With 39% of adults in the UK failing to see their dentist regularly, it’s clear that there’s a lot more work left to do. At the end of the day, a happy smile means a happy you. There are plenty of ways to get involved with National Smile Month, but we think visiting your dentist should be at the very top.
Lower the risk
The early warning signs of oral cancer or gum disease can easily pass you by. If you’re paying your dentist a regular visit, you’ll be able to stop any chance of those nasty diseases developing and damaging your overall health. To put it simply – there’s no better person to double-check your mouth for problems than the dentist. If you’ve noticed some of those early signs yourself, it’s always better to be safe than sorry by booking an appointment. The bonus? Your teeth will be squeaky clean afterwards too!
Did you know that one in four adults in the UK fail to brush their teeth twice a day? If you’re one of the culprits, getting down to the dentist will provide you with some top tips to help you improve. Whether that’s getting your dental routine back on track or changing up your toothbrush, there are plenty of ways to improve. If you go to the dentist regularly enough, they will also gain a better understanding of what your mouth will need to thrive.
Embarrassed by your smile? We’ve all been there – if you’re not happy with your smile your self-confidence and self-esteem can take a big hit. Checking in with your dentist’s treatment programme could be the answer you’re looking for. From teeth whitening to digitally designed smiles, there are a variety of treatments that can have a huge impact on your smile. Get in touch with your dentist and find a cosmetic dentistry treatment perfect for you.
Pick up some consistency
Consistency is essential for all aspects of life, including your dental hygiene routine. But your trips to the dentist should also feel like a routine. Adults in the UK are expected to visit the UK at least every six months, alongside spontaneous appointments for any abnormalities you might spot in your mouth. That first trip to the dentist during National Smile Month could kickstart your consistency in visiting the dentist.
While you may not be able to find time in your busy schedule or you’re suffering from dental anxiety, it’s still essential to get yourself down to the dentist as regularly as possible What better place to start than in National Smile Month?