National Smile Month is the UK’s largest and longest running campaign to promote good oral health. Good oral health can help to improve your visual appearance, the positivity of your mind set and the health of not only your teeth and gums but your body too!

Therefore, the team at The Oral Health Foundation have put together some top tips to help keep you smiling throughout National Smile Month.

Here at Valley Dental Practice, our priority is to provide the best care possible and we pride ourselves on being Denplan Excel certified, which demonstrates our excellence in quality assurance, patient care and communication.


We believe that preventative dentistry is crucial to maintaining your oral health and we always aim to work with you to help you achieve a healthy smile for the long term. Our Denplan plans provide patients the opportunity to spread the cost of their routine dental treatment into affordable monthly amounts. Ensuring that you have the peace of mind of knowing that the whole family’s dental treatment is taken care of.

With the increase in press and guidance everyone is now aware how eating too much sugar can lead to tooth decay, but very few people are aware of quite why it is a problem. Tooth decay is now the number one cause of hospital admissions among young children with 170 operations to remove decayed teeth undertaken every day.

In this blog we are going to look at just how sugar effects your oral health. 


This Valentine’s Season be sure to look after your teeth and gums to help keep your heart healthy!

Over the years there have been a wide range of studies performed that show that infections in the mouth can be linked with problems in other parts of the body. Specifically gum disease can cause or make heart disease worse.

Gum disease is currently the leading cause of tooth loss in adults in the UK. So, this Valentine’s be sure to make oral hygiene a top priority for a healthy heart and a show stopping smile.

This year, here at Valley Dental Practice our new year’s resolution is to help you achieve the smile you desire.

A recent survey revealed that 3 in 4 UK adults are not happy with their smile. A bright white smile can not only help you to appear younger and more attractive but can also help to improve your confidence and self-esteem.