A CARE trust is helping people to brush-up on their oral health.

A series of events is being staged by Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust’s community dental service.

The activities are in support of National Smile Month, which begins on Monday (May 13).

The trust’s dental team is working with primary schools, children’s centres, dentists and community clinics to raise awareness of the importance of a healthy mouth.

Information and advice will be distributed on topics including brushing your teeth effectively, cutting down on sugary foods and drinks to reduce tooth decay, mouth hygiene and the importance of visiting a dentist regularly.

Sharon Walker, oral health improvement lead at the trust, said: “We are thrilled to be working in partnership with schools, nurseries, children’s centres and dental clinics across the district during National Smile Month.

“This is a brilliant opportunity for the community dental service to raise awareness of good oral health and for people to find out why it is so important to our overall wellbeing.”

For more information about oral health and the help available from the trust, visit bdct.nhs.uk/services/oral-health-promotion.

National Smile Month, organised by the Oral Health Foundation, is the biggest campaign of its kind. For further details and advice, visit dentalhealth.org.