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Poor oral health ‘psychologically damaging’

Posted by Joanne Mellor

People with poor oral health may be affected by psychological issues as a result, in information that could be included in dental marketing campaigns.

According to chief executive of the British Dental Health Foundation Dr Nigel Carter, individuals who are not happy with the state of their smile may have problems with confidence as a result.

The specialist pointed out the way people are perceived may also be affected if they have poor standards of oral health.

“From the many interesting studies into laughter millions of people may also be missing out on the positive benefits of smiling and having fun,” he said.

Dr Carter’s comments were released to mark National Smile Month, a campaign that aims to educate people of the importance of oral health.

The event got underway last week and is set to run until June 20th, with celebrations taking place up and down the country over the course of the month.

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