An eye-catching display is easy to set up and can be a great way to get people’s attention. They’re also a fantastic way for people to learn more about their oral health!
Whether you work in a dental office, school, college, pharmacy, community center, or office, a dazzling display is the perfect way to attend National Smile Month and spread positive messages about oral health.
Displays are relatively low on your time and budget, which makes them the perfect National Smile Month activity. They can also be customized depending on how much space you have available.
Another positive point about displays is that they are really low-maintenance and can stay lit all month long. You can even benefit from distributing more information, be it with appointment cards for dental offices or letters to your school’s parents.
Displays can be purely decorative or can be a great source of learning material. They can brighten up a room and make it a more interesting and stimulating place. It can have a positive effect on motivation and have a direct impact on learning.
Please consider creating an oral health and hygiene notice for National Smile Month.
Top tips for the perfect display
Is your ad informative? Does it captivate your audience? Showing the right information is key to a great display. Is there something specific you want your display to focus on, like brushing your teeth or diet, or do you want it to be more general?
Will your audience learn from your display? Is it presented in a way that they can easily remember what they have learned when they get home? Make sure you are giving the right advice in a way that is easy to understand.
Is your display dazzling? Are you creative in presenting your messages? Lots of colors and eye catching things to look at will make sure that it attracts people and keeps your audience’s attention. Try not to bombard your display with thick text.
How to create a dazzling display
Choose a room
Displays need to be in an area where most people can see them – a waiting room or reception, even in the window! Walls, ceilings, floors, window sills, shelves, cabinet tops, tables, and display stands work effectively.
Choose a theme
Is there something important for you, your patients, employees, students or whoever you are building? From teaching kids the importance of diet and the sugar content in certain foods, to educating colleagues about the effects of smoking and alcohol, choose a topic to focus on and stick with it.
Give your display a title
Include explanations and a brief introduction.
Link areas of interest
Use arrows and other pointers to connect a range of information. You can create these yourself, cut them out from pieces of paper or cardboard. Another great way to connect displays together, especially if space is limited, is to display them on a piece of string like a clothesline.
Think about the font
When you write by hand, make sure the display is clear and legible both up close and at a distance. Computer fonts also need to be tidy.
Use strong and contrasting colors
Maybe make yourself a color palette or a color wheel to help you design a color scheme and stick to it.
Attract attention – use opposing contrasts
For example, with light materials, make sure you have a dark background for your pin board. Why not try to mount your content on a different colored carrier card.
Display information in various formats
A good mix of words and pictures works best. The combination of leaflets with posters is a good example here.
Add some fun stuff
Effective displays are always very creative. How about a National Smile Month bunting or decorate the table with smileys? You can even create a collage of smiley selfie photos.
Provide more information
Make sure you direct your audience to a place where they can get more information. It can be the front desk or a website. For specific topics related to oral health, refer to our
Do you want to create the perfect advertisement for National Smile Month? Here are some of ours purpose-built resources for you to build your own displays.
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