Dental Specialists, Ollie and Darsh, Support National Smile Month as Only 50 Percent of People Visit the Dentist

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It's National Smile Month and dental specialists, Ollie and Darsh, have created an infographic to raise the awareness on good and bad oral health within the UK.

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National Smile Week Dental Infographic by Ollie and Darsh

I’m delighted that Ollie and Darsh have joined the many schools, colleges, health professionals and other dental practices in engaging with National Smile Month. It is an excellent way to promote good oral health.

Figures released from the British Dental Association have found that 50 percent of people in the UK do not attend the dentist for regular checkups. As a result of this Ollie and Darsh, a leading UK dental practice, have decided to highlight how the UK is turning into a dental time bomb for poor oral health through an infographic.

Each year millions of people ignore that all important letter notifying them of their annual dental checkup. As a result of this, more and more people are suffering from tooth decay and gum disease. However, the simple fact is that by visiting the dentist on a regular basis it can help to reduce the risk of tooth decay by 60 percent and prevent future health risks such as heart disease, pneumonia and diabetes.

Ollie and Darsh created the infographic in support of National Smith Month, an annual event that is running from the 20th May to 20th June 2013 and is organised by the British Dental Association to create awareness for the importance of good oral health.

Daz Singh, the Dental Practice Owner to Ollie and Darsh, commented saying, “We were shocked when we saw the actual figure of the number of people not attending dental checkups. So we decided that we wanted to help create awareness of the benefits of good oral health and National Smile Month.”

The visual graphic uses data from the National Smile Month website and highlights key areas of dental checkup attendance and the main reasons why 50 percent of the UK population choose to avoid the dentist.

National Smile Month’s Chief Executive, Dr Nigel Carter OBE, said, “I’m delighted that Ollie and Darsh have joined the many schools, colleges, health professionals and other dental practices in engaging with National Smile Month. It is an excellent way to promote good oral health.”

For more information on Ollie and Darsh’s support for National Smile Week 2013 or their specialist dental services, please visit http://www.ollieanddarsh.co.uk/.

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