National Smile Month

Between 16 May and 16 June 2022, the Oral Health Foundation will be raising awareness of important oral health issues with the theme

Everyone deserves a healthy smile

Join the nations biggest oral health campaign and help bring a smile to millions of people.

Find out more Take part

Who can get involved: Anyone. 

Where: Social media, email.

When: 3rd week of the campaign.

How: Take a picture of your plate at mealtime and post it on your social media or send it to us via email.

See what things on your plate could be affecting your smile.

Factors such as lockdown, being under a lot of stress and two years of working from home and snacking more often have taken a toll on lots of us, and whilst some might say eating out less has been a good thing for our overall health, we know lots of people have brought bad diet habits home. That’s a nudge to get our eating patterns under control again.

This is why for National Smile Month we are going to also be rating your plates with the help of professional nutritionists to help you make some food swaps for your oral health.

How to get involved

  • One day during National Smile Month take a photo of your plate at mealtime.

  • Post it on social media with the hashtag #RateMyPlate and tag us @dentalhealthorg. If you don’t want to post on social media, you can send us a photo of your meals to our email address ([email protected]).
  • One of our team will then respond with suggestions for swaps you can make to help improve your oral health.

You can send us just one mealtime photo or you can send one for each meal throughout the day.

As well as giving you personalised feedback on your meals we will be posting regular updates on our Blogs and Vlogs pages to give some general advice about how your diet can help improve your oral health.

If you have any questions, then be sure to email us at [email protected] or leave a comment below.

We’re looking forward to helping you make some mealtime changes and saving your smiles!

Below is a selection of the images we received last year.