Health Promotion Information and Resources Centre

National Smile Month 14 May to 14 June 2018

National Smile Month is the largest and longest-running campaign to promote good oral health.

It highlights three key messages, which are:

  • Brush your teeth last thing at night and on at least one other occasion with a fluoride toothpaste.
  • Cut down on how much sugary food and drink you have, and how often you have them.

  • Visit your dentist regularly, as often as they recommend

To find out more about the campaign visit






Featured Resources

Why a smile works

"Why a smile works", is a resource pack designed to promote good oral health for you, your colleagues and your family.  The pack will support your workplace to address oral health as part of the Healthy Working Lives award scheme, aiming to increase your overall knowledge of oral health and its importance.  The pack provides ideas and materials for hosting oral health activities such as National Smile Month events and aims to increase knowledge and awareness of good oral health and hygiene.

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Rotting teeth

This model contains replica teeth showing signs of decay and tooth loss. Surrounding the rotting teeth are sugary items to represent examples of the food and drinks that cause the dental cavities or decay.

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Large set of teeth and large toothbrush

Model of large set of adult teeth and toothbrush to demonstrate effective brushing techniques. To be used with older children and adults. Comes complete with instructions for brushing.

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Smoking and your mouth : warning: smoking can seriously damage your smile

This three fold leaflet describes how smoking affects the mouth.  There is also an accompanying A3 poster.

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Warning: smoking can seriously damage your smile

A3 poster describing how smoking affects the mouth. There is also an accompanying leaflet.


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What's New

Welcome to the Health Promotion Information and Resources Centre's new online ordering system

To get started click on the 'Login/Register' button in the top right hand corner of this page and follow the on-screen introduction.  Once you have registered you will be able to choose from a wide range of lending resources such as teaching kits, pull up banners, models, games, DVDs and equipment.  You can also place orders for leaflets and posters. For more information on HPAC or to book a demonstration please email


We provide a free delivery and pick-up service to 5 key locations throughout Fife:

Monday - Lynebank Hospital Dunfermline; 
Monday – Cowdenbeath Clinic, Cowdenbeath; 
Tuesday - Dovecot Clinic, Glenrothes; 
Wednesday - Adamson Hospital, Cupar and St Andrews Community Hospital; 
Thursday - Dovecot Clinic, Glenrothes

Opening Times

Monday to Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm


The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which came into effect on 25th May 2018 means organisations have to change how they handle personal information and make sure they have permission to hold your data.
In order to comply with GDPR, the Health Promotion Information and Resources Centre will retain user data for 2 years.
For further information on data protection and NHS Fife's Privacy statement please go to
To request removal of your data from our system, please email us.