Are you more known for holding a can of soda up to your mouth or a toothbrush? Would you say you floss more often than you eat candy? Do you brush your teeth twice a day? How often do you visit your dentist, and when is the last time you had your teeth cleaned? Do you know any natural solutions for keeping your teeth clean and your smile white and bright?
If all of this sounds like an interrogation to you, then you likely feel a little guilty about taking care of your teeth. Don't worry, many people are in the same boat, and that is why there is National Smile Month in the UK. What's great about this established event each year is that it actually goes on for two months, May and June. It's a good reminder for people about the importance of teeth cleaning when it comes to that healthy looking smile.
While it's great that National Smile Month is such a good reminder, kids and adults alike still aren't taking good enough care of their teeth. Think about kids learning bad oral health habits and not properly taking good care of their choppers. That's no good at all, as they are going to grow up into adults and practice those same bad habits. They will be lucky if they still have teeth as adults.
National Smile Month is a positive event, but it can remind you that you don't want to be in the position where you're afraid to smile. When tooth decay sets in and you lose a tooth or two, you're going to feel self conscious. If your teeth need cleaned and there are yellow stains, you're going to feel self conscious. If your teeth are hurting due to bad oral hygiene habits, then you're going to be in serious pain.
You don't want any of this to happen to you, so every year, the annual reminder during the months of May and June should find you making an appointment with your local dentist. Other objectives of this annual reminder are to get people to brush twice daily and to put down the sodas and candy. You might find that you need to visit the dentist more than once a year, too. That being said, go as often as your dentist suggests after you've had your annual checkup during National Smile Month.