Hello and welcome to the latest issue of Word of Mouth – the Oral Health Foundation’s digital magazine. This edition is dedicated to all things National Smile Month – our charity campaign that has been putting a smile on thousands of faces over the last month.

During National Smile Month, we have been championing the benefits of a healthy mouth and promoting the value of good oral health. The charity campaign is all about making a positive difference to the quality of people’s lives by helping them to improve their oral health. For many people, looking after their smile is often simple, but for some it is anything but. Every year, millions of people are affected by oral health problems. They can affect relationships, careers, and day-to-day life.

Oral disease often leaves people in extreme pain and can also be life-threatening. That’s why National Smile Month 2022 has been shining a light on inequalities within oral health. Inequalities are often preventable. They are always unfair.

Some of the articles in this issue highlight some of these injustices. We also have some great oral health advice about brushing, nutrition and saving money with your oral health. For those who’ve already got involved in National Smile Month, 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 2022

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