Our main philosophy at Envisage Dental TV is to help educate the great British public about dental hygiene and oral healthcare. Prevention as we know is better than cure.
The media we create and the blogs we write are produced by people from within the healthcare industry, with a wealth of knowledge and expertise that we wish to impart on to the public.
The waiting room TV is the ideal location to broadcast healthcare messages, educational videos and of course the practice promotions, treatments and services.
An ideal playlist will have an array of content which will let the client understand more about the practice and learn about various dental healthcare topics.
This campaign begins on the 17th May through to the 17th June.
The main focus is to raise awareness of the following facts:
- A quarter of all children starting school have tooth decay.
- Around a quarter of all adults say they have not visited a dentist in the past two years.
- Three in every ten adults suffer from regular dental pain.
- A quarter of adults don’t brush their teeth twice a day and over four-fifths of the population have at least one filling.
Maintaining a healthy smile can be so simple but for many this is not the case. Despite the vast improvements in oral health over the last 40 years, inequalities continue to be a burden for countless groups.
The elderly, those on lower incomes or in areas of low social economic status, people with educational barriers or learning difficulties, those with reduced mobility, physical or mental disabilities and the homeless are all more likely to suffer from chronic ill-health.
It is important to remember that most health inequalities are almost entirely preventable and National Smile Month gives us a timely reminder that we can make a difference in addressing this unjust imbalance.
By establishing links with homeless shelters, community and day-care centres, residential homes and hostels during National Smile Month, you can ensure these groups of people have access to the care and information they deserve – it’s also goodwill for your organisation too.
Children’s oral health
Tooth decay is the most common chronic disease in children, affecting more than one in four 5-year olds and has emerged as the number one reason why children are admitted to hospital for a general anaesthetic.
We want to increase oral health education in the classroom, after all, children who learn the right lessons at an early age are more likely to carry them on into adulthood. From brushing their first tooth, to their first trip to the dentist, to learning more about their diet, a child’s oral health plays a key part in their early year’s wellbeing.
We are dedicated to improving the oral health of young children everywhere by continuing to help dental health professionals and nearby schools develop strong relationships.
Good oral health is hugely important
With your help National Smile Month can have long-lasting benefits on the quality of thousands of lives. Poor oral health doesn’t just cause problems inside the mouth. Studies continue to associate poor oral health to serious health problems such as diabetes, heart disease, strokes, pneumonia, premature babies and other major conditions.
A smile is hugely important to our personalities, self-confidence, relationships and success. With a good oral health routine, and with your support during National Smile Month, we can help reduce the number of people suffering from these conditions.
Much of the content in this Blog has been derived from the Oral Health Foundation explanation statement regarding National Smile Month, the full article can be found by <<<clicking here>>>