staff from the dental team supporting national smile monthIn support of National Smile Month, May 16 – June 16, the UK’s largest and longest-running campaign to promote good oral health, Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust has been supporting people in the community to improve their oral health.

The community dental service at the Care Trust has organised events during the month aimed at engaging and informing local communities about the importance of a healthy mouth.

The team is inviting parents and children to visit Farcliffe Children’s Centre in Bradford on 1 June 2016 from 1.00pm – 3.00pm to find out more about caring for their children’s teeth.  The team will also be on hand at the Children’s Centre Safety Week event, held at Lister Park, 6 June 2016 from 1.00pm – 5.00pm to advise on oral health and what to do if a front tooth is knocked out.

The national campaign aims to highlight three key messages for a healthy mouth:

  • Brushing your teeth last thing at night and on at least one other occasion with a fluoride toothpaste.
  • Cutting down on how often you have sugary foods and drinks.
  • Visiting your dentist regularly, as often as they recommend.

Sarah Wimpenny, Senior Oral Health Promotor, Community Dental Service said: “We are very excited to be working in partnership with Midland Road Nursery School and Lister Park Children’s Centre Clusters during National Smile Month. This will be a great opportunity for the community dental service to raise awareness of good oral health within the community and for people to find out why it is so important to our overall well- being.”

To find out more about what you can do to look after your smile, visit the team on 1 June at Farcliffe Children’s Centre, 56 Toller Ln, Bradford, BD8 8QH or on 6 June at Lister Park, North Park Road, BD9 4NR.