03 December 2019

The festive season is well and truly upon us and nation’s leading oral health charity, the Oral Health Foundation, is calling on Brits to ‘Save a Smile’ this Christmas.

As we come towards the end of the decade, the charity is encouraging people to show their support for the Save a Smile appeal and help them continue helping people to achieve better oral health.

Speaking on the launch of the appeal, Dr Nigel Carter OBE, Chief Executive of the Oral Health Foundation says: “For almost 50 years the charity has been there for people who are looking for support, reassurance and help for their oral health.

“As we head into a new year, we urgently need to continue to provide support and aid to meet the growing demand for services and tackle inequalities in oral health. This is where we need your help.

“By making a donation, you can help fund some of the programmes, campaigns and resources that provide everyone with the tools they need to properly take care of their oral health.

“There is still plenty of work to be done to address serious oral health issues in the UK. Any funds raised will go directly into some really important projects and initiatives, including our work with children, the elderly and those with additional needs.  We’ll also be continuing to campaign on a national and global level against sugar, alcohol and tobacco that have such a detrimental impact on people’s health. 

“In 2020, we will focus on giving these issues the urgent attention they require to help improve the quality of life for millions. But we cannot do that without you.”

If you would like to support the Oral Health Foundation by donating to their Save a Smile appeal, please head to www.dentalhealth.org/SaveASmile.

Earlier this year, the Oral Health Foundation shared their strategy to 2024, which outlines their roadmap across the next five years to help more people achieve better oral health. 

The charity's new President, Dr Ben Atkins, adds: "As an entirely self-funded charity, we depend on your fantastic support to allow us to achieve the goals set out in our strategy as we head into 2020. 

“No matter how you would like to contribute, we would greatly value your support.

“We will work tirelessly to ensure every penny can go towards helping people across the UK and beyond to achieve a healthy smile.

“We simply cannot do it without you, so help us overcome the challenges ahead and build a better future for everybody.”

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