Hello and welcome to a brand-new issue of Word of Mouth – the Oral Health Foundation’s digital magazine. This edition is dedicated to all things National Smile Month as it celebrates its 42nd birthday.

It’s a been a year since we last produced an edition of our Word of Mouth magazine and we apologise for the delay however we hope you really enjoy this packed issue.

National Smile Month offers such a great opportunity to spread positivity and vital oral health messages and it’s been great to see the public and dental professionals alike coming together to support it - whether it’s through our Smiley Monster Competition or our Great British Brushathon.

If you haven’t yet taken steps towards a healthier mouth then please take this as in invitation to do so. Improving your oral health has so many benefits, not just for your mouth but the rest of your body too. Healthier teeth and gums can boost your mental health and well-being as well as your reducing risk of developing diabetes, heart disease and dementia.

For those who’ve got involved in National Smile Month this year I’d like to say a big thank you. Every year we are bowled over by the enthusiasm and creativity of our fantastic supporters, without whom the campaign would not be where it is today. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Read: Word of Mouth: June 2021

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