National Smile Month is the largest and longest-running campaign to promote good oral health.

Together, with thousands of individuals and organisations, it highlights three key messages, all of which go a long way in helping us develop and maintain a healthy mouth. They are:

  • Brush your teeth last thing at night and on at least one other occasion with a fluoride toothpaste.
  • Visit your dentist regularly, as often as they recommend.

Ultimately, the aim is to help us achieve good physical and mental wellbeing by improving our oral health.

National Smile Month took place between 14 May and 14 June 2018 and will be back in 2019.

The campaign encourages dental and health professionals, schools, pharmacies, community groups, colleges and workplaces – in fact anyone with an interest in good oral healthcare – to join in and help us educate, motivate and communicate positive oral health messages and improve the quality of smiles all around the world.

With the help and enthusiasm of those who are passionate about promoting healthy lifestyles and improving the quality of life for others, National Smile Month sees thousands of events and activities, educating and engaging local communities about the importance of a healthy mouth.

Creating a healthier and happier world

National Smile Month isn’t just about education and stressing the importance of a healthy mouth. The key to the success of the campaign is that we have lots fun doing it!

By taking part in National Smile Month, you are helping to creating a healthier and happier world. The campaign channels positivity and promotes the true value of a smile, not only for its benefits towards physical health, but mental wellbeing too.  

Smile and support

A smile might be a small gesture, yet it can have a remarkable effect on our state of mind, as well as the emotional welfare of others.

You can support National Smile Month in so many ways. Hold events or fundraise to raise awareness of oral health, or simply post something of social media.

Navigate your way through the National Smile Month section of this website for some really simple yet effective ideas on how you can take part in this year's campaign.    

You can also subscribe to our mailing list. This will allow us to share great advice about getting involved in National Smile Month and how you can help make a difference by improving oral health during the campaign. 


Useful links:


National Smile Month Official Sponsors