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Learn the value of a healthy smile during National Smile Month

National Smile Month

National Smile Month is between 18 May and 18 June 2020 and is all about championing the benefits of having good oral health and promoting the value of a healthy smile.

During National Smile Month, the key messages for better oral health:

  • Brush your teeth for two minutes, last thing at night and at one other time during the day, with a fluoride toothpaste.
  • Clean between your teeth with interdental brushes or floss every day.
  • Cut down on how much sugar you have, and how often you have it.

For more details about how you can support the campaign – please click here:

Accessing dental advice & support during COVID-19:

Dentists have been asked to stop all routine ‘face-to-face’ dental care. However, they are still able to give advice and issue antibiotics and pain killers if required and if necessary refer on for treatment in an urgent dental care centre. If your dental surgery isn’t open & you need urgent dental care you should call NHS 24 on 111. Click here to find out more on the NHS Lanarkshire website.

If people don’t have a dentist they can see a full list of dentists on the NHS Inform web-site here.


Are you seeking support in Lanark and its surrounding villages? Contact the Lanarkhelps community phoneline

Are you vulnerable or do you know someone who needs support? Contact the SLC Community Wellbeing Phoneline on 0303 123 1009.

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