This World Oral Health Day (March 20, 2018) campaigners are emphasising that oral health is about much more than having an attractive smile.
Children who snack throughout the day are more likely to have the signs of tooth decay than those who just eat at meal times. And relying on brushing their teeth isn't enough to prevent the problem, say experts from the Universities of Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Research published as part of National Smile Month (May 15 - June 15, 2017) suggests almost two thirds of British adults (62 percent) are regularly cleaning in between their teeth – three times the number reported 10 years ago. But how we’re cleaning between our teeth is changing too, the survey has found.
National Smile Month takes place every year between the middle of May and June. Run by the Oral Health Foundation, the campaign’s aim is to increase awareness of oral health issues and make a significant difference to the wellbeing of millions of people in the UK.