Local people can find out all about keeping their smiles special during a National Smile Month event at Bank Street Clinic, Alexandria on Monday, June 14.
Members of West Dunbartonshire’s Community Health Partnership’s (CHP) Health Improvement Team will be available between 10am and 2pm, at a stand packed with information and advice about how to keep a healthy smile.
This year’s theme is “Teeth4Life” and Bernadette McClement Community Nursery Nurse (Oral Health) with the CHP said:
“This year’s campaign will focus on the vital importance of looking after your mouth order to keep your body healthy.
“Scientific evidence has proven the systematic links between oral health and overall health, with research clearly linking gum disease to conditions such as heart disease, strokes, diabetes and low birth weight babies.”
Around 19 out of 20 people suffer gum disease at some point in their lives, but a good oral health routine can prevent it from developing into something more serious.
Oral health experts advise twice daily brushing with fluoride toothpaste, cutting down on the frequency of sugary drinks and snacks, and maintaining six monthly regular visits to your dentist.
For further information either telephone 0141 201 4429 or email [email protected]