One-year ago this month, our wonderful charity changed its name from the British Dental Health Foundation and became the Oral Health Foundation. It was a new name, a new look, and a world of new ways in which our charity would be able to help improve oral health all around the world. A little over 12 months on from this monumental moment in our history, we look at what we have achieved so far and what there is still to come.

Meanwhile, National Smile Month, our biggest oral health campaign of the year, is a little over three weeks away! In the issue, we take a look at National Smile Month, what it’s all about and more importantly, how you can get involved and help us campaign for better oral health and wellbeing.

We also have some exciting fundraising stories from Brighton and Reading, both of which are doing great work to raise valuable money and awareness for our Mouth Cancer Action programme. Finally, in this edition of Word of Mouth, we share our view on the Sugar Tax, following the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s spring budget, which failed to address some of the concerns about the new levy while we also report on a new film by Plymouth University’s Peninsula Dental School which hopes to tackle the city’s problem with tooth decay.

Download: Word of Mouth: April 2017