Motivating dental patients

National Smile Month is the ideal time to go the extra mile to encourage patients to take greater care of their oral health between appointments.  An extensive campaign, spearheaded by the British Dental Health Foundation (BDHF), will see the profession, schools and workplaces, as well as retail outlets combine to help raise awareness.

Oral-B, a platinum sponsor of the campaign, has produced several thousand Smile Packs containing 150 x Pro-Expert toothpaste samples and 150 x Floss sachets. The pack also contains six full-sized tubes of toothpaste for the dental team to use. Smile Packs have been sent to all practices and can also be requested via

By giving patients a sample of the product they should be using, along with oral health guidance and instruction, you will help the BDHF communicate its three key messages – brush your teeth for two minutes twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste; cut down on how often you have sugary foods and drinks and visit your dentist regularly, as often as recommended.


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