As spring lastly crops up and an additional hour misplaced, it may well solely imply that Nationwide Smile Month is sort of upon us. It’s a chance for all of us to enhance oral well being, and we function some statistics to focus on why the marketing campaign continues to be an necessary springboard for bettering oral well being.

Youngsters’s oral well being is at all times a sizzling subject and a barometer of success, and we reply to the newest Youngsters’s Dental Well being Survey. Whereas there have been enhancements in lots of areas, too many nonetheless lag behind. Ben Atkins discusses how we might help to show these figures round.

Following on from the survey, the British Society of Dental Hygiene & Remedy have introduced First Smiles, a marketing campaign devoted to bettering, effectively, first smiles. With kids set to profit from their experience nationwide, President Michaela ONeill explains how the marketing campaign will go about making these modifications.

This difficulty additionally sees ASH – one of many main charities that campaigns and works to remove the hurt attributable to tobacco – focus on the present state of affairs concerning e-cigarettes. With new laws set to be launched limiting their availability, Chief Govt Deborah Arnott has her say on e-cigs.

On 1 April new NHS dental costs had been launched, and our infographic provides you the newest costs and what therapies are coated.

Lorna Grazette could also be approaching the ultimate months of her time period as trustee of the British Dental Well being Basis, however her enthusiasm stays as vibrant now because it was 4 years in the past. We discuss to Lorna in our common function Two Minutes Twice a Day on what it’s like being a trustee – and extra.

Benefit from the difficulty and we are going to see you in Nationwide Smile Month.

Entry the newest difficulty from right here, Phrase of Mouth, April 2015.