At the London Lingual Orthodontic Clinic, we are celebrating National Smile Month (17 May – 17 June 2021).
Created by the Oral Health Foundation, the initiative aims to raise awareness of important health issues and their relativity to oral hygiene, while spreading smiles and encouraging the participation of millions of people across the country each year.
“National Smile Month is your chance to reach people in the heart of your community. Help others achieve better oral health by sharing important oral health messages.” – Oral Health Foundation.
Dr Asif is a specialist orthodontist here at London Lingual Orthodontic Clinic.
Dr Asif explains: “Smile Month is the most important fixture in the annual dental calendar and the Oral Health Foundation always succeeds in reinforcing the importance of a healthy mouth to a wide audience.
Here at LLOC, we appreciate their work and each year look forward to learning what their theme is. This year the focus is on healthy eating which is a topic close to our hearts!”
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How you can get involved in the National Smile Month initiative
Rate my plate – Professional nutritionists working with the Oral Health Foundation will be rating your plate to help make suggestions for replacement food options that will improve your oral health. You can get involved by simply posting a picture of your plate at mealtime, using the hashtag #RateMyPlate and tagging @dentalhealthorg.
Share your smile! – Not only is a smile a good sign of oral health but a good indication of forming friendships and sharing love! This National Smile Month, the Oral Health Foundation want to collect as many smiles as possible, promoting the importance of having a happy mouth. Taking part is easy – snap a photo of your smile, tag your friends and include the hashtags #SmileMonth and #Sharingasmile
Cleanse your cupboard – As part of this initiative, the Oral Health Foundation is challenging those participating in National Smile Month to cleanse their cupboard of ingredients that are damaging to oral health. Get involved by sharing pictures of your food swaps on social media, make sure to tag @dentalhealthorg on Twitter and Facebook and @oralhealthfoundation on Instagram.
Find out more about how you can participate in National Smile Month!
Dental Hygiene with braces
Dental hygiene is integral to the care we provide at the London Lingual Orthodontic Clinic. For patients who do not have a hygienist in their own practice, we recommend a visit to our hygienist. It’s our aim that patients end their treatment here with teeth that are both straighter and cleaner. LINK* https://www.londonlingualbraces.com/dental-health/in-clinic-hygiene-lloc/
When in braces, we recommend that in addition to cleaning and flossing twice a day, patients try to clean their teeth after meals to remove any trapped foods.
Our patients receive a small kit to help with oral hygiene, but we would also recommend that when you are too busy to brush your teeth during the day, you rinse your mouth with a fluoride mouthwash. Find out more about using mouthwash with braces.
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