There’s a new reason to see your Santa Cruz dentist: National Smile Month!
National Smile Month runs from May 15th to June 15th every year. You might wonder, “Why would a month-long event start in the middle?” Well, it’s just that much easier to remember!
The whole idea of National Smile Month burst onto the international stage back in 1977. It started as a fun and exciting way for dentists in the United Kingdom to connect with their patients – especially those they didn’t get to see very often.
This year, National Smile Month celebrates its 40th anniversary. It has not only made the jump from the UK all the way to the United States, but is sponsored by Oral-B and a number of other top brands in the dental health field. Even your Santa Cruz dentist gets in on the act!
What Should You Do to Celebrate National Smile Month?
National Smile Month has had a number of great public events all through its lifetime, including a huge bash at the London Transport Museum. If you don’t have plans to visit London any time soon, however, you can still get in on the action with your Santa Cruz dentist.
Set a Dental Appointment
Many people avoid going to the dentist for one reason or another. The honest truth is, though, that it won’t be as bad as you think. Dental technology is now so advanced that even serious problems can usually be resolved without losing a single tooth. The introduction of lasers means that some procedures you might think of as uncomfortable are quicker and easier than ever.
Try a Dental Challenge
Millions of people around the United States forget to floss on a regular basis. Even if you only floss once a week, it can still make a huge difference in the health of your gums and teeth. Other things you could try are using anti-bacterial mouthwash, chewing sugarless gum (which helps with saliva production and mouth pH) or remembering to brush one extra time per day.
Share a Smiley
In 2012, National Smile Month introduced its mascot: Smiley. The Smiley is a fantastic way to share the uplifting message of National Smile Month with your friends and family on social media. No matter whether you’re on Facebook, Twitter, or even LinkedIn, you can join in and remind others that maintaining good dental health is an easy, powerful way to care for themselves.
Landmark Dental Group is Here to Share a Smile in Santa Cruz
Landmark Dental Group is the Santa Cruz dentist that wants to help people get the brilliant smile they’ve always wanted. We’re an insurance-friendly office who works with you to make sure you can get the care you need. One of the best things you can do for yourself this National Smile Month is find a Santa Cruz dentist you can trust – one that truly puts you at ease.
This month or anytime, Landmark Dental Group is waiting to help. Contact us today.