We are still in our infancy here at Oral Health, but with every issue it feels like we’re finding our feet more and more – and that’s a nice feeling to have, especially as the weather seems to be following suit!
So, with the country beginning to enjoy glimpses of sunshine (in between a few rainy and even snowy showers) and spring starts to (finally) transition into summer, the May/June issue is all about celebrating your patients’ smiles – and getting them ready to sparkle in the sun!
If that alone wasn’t enough to keep us warm, we’re flying high on the news that Oral Health is already catching the eye of the consumer media; Robin Seymour’s article on oral malodour from our January/February issue has made it into a news piece on the Mail Online.
It’s great to see oral health issues getting a wider airing in the public eye – and it’s a big boost for us too, of course!
We can all play a part in spreading the message of oral health to the public, which is why you’ll find a dedicated National Smile Month section in the issue. Totally devoted to the campaign and featuring some of its key sponsors, this special section provides you all the information you need to get involved with promoting good oral health under the National Smile Month banner yourself.
This year is extra special as the campaign is celebrating its 40th birthday – so join us in making it a birthday to remember.
There is so much more to a great smile than the teeth alone of course, which is why we are also backing the British Society of Periodontology’s public awareness campaign – Gum Health Day, which took place last week on 12 May to coincide with European Periodontology Day.
If one thing behind these initiatives is clear, it’s that wherever you look, the possibilities for spreading the message of prevention and improving clinical treatment outcomes is everywhere. In May/June issue of Oral Health alone we look at a new treatment that claims to be able to eradicate periodontitis and a new toothpaste ingredient that can remineralise dentine even as it cleans.
All you need to do is take a picture of yourself on holiday, holding either a cut-out of our POP logo or a copy of Oral Health, and send it to us. Sea, ski, sand or jungle – it doesn’t matter where you take it!
We will choose a winner at random, but every picture we receive stands a chance of being featured in the next issue of Oral Health.
If you’ve not yet received the latest issue, and would like to get your hands on it, call 01923 851771 or visit the website.