National Smile Month
14th June 2011
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Take up our ‘Two minute, twice a day’ challenge

The UK’s top dental charity is urging people to follow the ‘two minute rule’ for brushing, to help prevent a range of oral and general health conditions.

Good brushing doesn’t only keep our smiles looking their best – it can also help in the fight against serious conditions like diabetes, heart disease and strokes.

A good brushing routine will not only help fight problems like tooth decay, bad breath and stained teeth it will also reduce the chances of developing gum disease – which has been linked to heart disease, heart attacks, strokes, diabetes and low birth weight babies.

Clinical research has found that, on average, people only brush for about 45 seconds and this is barely enough to skim across all of the teeth.

People should brush for two minutes twice a day with a full fluoride toothpaste. Daily flossing, cutting down how often you have sugary foods and drinks and visiting the dentist regularly, as often as they recommend, will help considerably too.”

Why not get your family's teeth checked out? St Helen's Dental Practice are offering a free initial consultation (worth £60). NB any necessary X-rays will be charged separately. They also have an offer on tooth whitening!


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