Sparkle Dental Boutique is helping to spread the message of good oral health in Hanwell, West London by organising an event for National Smile Month.
National Smile Month 2009 is taking place between May 17 and June 16 under the tagline ‘Look After Yourself, Brush for Health.’
The campaign is focusing on the vital importance of looking after your mouth to your body – as systemic links between oral health and overall health are made ever clearer. Research has linked gum disease to heart disease, diabetes, strokes and premature and low birth weight babies.
To get into the spirit of things Sparkle Dental Boutique in Hanwell is organising a food tasting in its waiting room on May 17. By offering free healthy snacks the practice is hoping to teach patients about the importance of a healthy diet.
Dr Sunita Verma, Principal from Sparkle Dental Boutique commented: “We are delighted to get involved in National Smile Month and to give a little bit back to our patients. Good oral health is very important and it promises to be great fun!”
This year’s National Smile Month maintains the British Dental Health Foundation’s key messages: brush twice-a-day with fluoride toothpaste, cut down on how often you have sugary foods and drinks and visit the dentist regularly as often as they recommend.
Dr Nigel Carter, chief executive of the Foundation, who organise National Smile Month, commented: “We are delighted that Sparkle Dental Boutique has joined the many dental practices, schools, health professionals and community groups promoting good oral healthcare beneath the umbrella that is National Smile Month.
A good oral healthcare routine can help guard against all sorts of oral and general health conditions from bad breath and decay to gum disease, which has been linked to a number of more serious health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and strokes.
By promoting good oral healthcare in a fun and imaginative way we hope to persuade more people of the importance of taking care of their teeth.”
Sparkle Dental Boutique 311 Boston Road Hanwell, Ealing London, W7 2AT
020 8567 4344
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9.00am – 4.00pm