Smile Essential Dental Practice is to do their thing for BBC Children in Need!

The dental team at Smile Essential will be asking patients to check in when visiting the dental clinic and show that they are ‘Getting Their Smile On!’ to fundraise for BBC Children in Need's 2017 Appeal. Money raised will go on to support disadvantaged children and young people all across the UK. 

Beginning November 1st we will be encouraging all patients to check in on Facebook when visiting our Leicester dental practice to encourage everyone to get their smile on for Children in Need.

It’s our passion at Smile Essential to create happy confident smiles and when we heard that Children in Need wanted people to do their thing to fundraise we thought we would encourage as many people as possible to get their smile on for Children in Need.

Taking part couldn’t be easier! Check-in on Facebook whilst waiting for your dental appointment and we will donate £1 to Children in Need. We will increase the donation to £2 if you take a picture, comment or review us. We would most of all like you to check in with a photo of you getting your smile on at our dentist and use this to check-in.

Niket Patel, Principle dentist said: “It should certainly make for an unusual time for us at the dental practice! We’ve had a great reaction from people so far, and would like to say a huge thank you to all those involved in the planning! We’d like to raise as much as possible though, so please do dig deep if you can! It’s a fantastic feeling to know we’re helping raise money for disadvantaged children and young people across the UK.”

BBC Children in Need works throughout the year to ensure that every child in the UK has a safe, happy and secure childhood, and the chance to reach their full potential. It relies on the energy and commitment of thousands of fundraisers and supporters across the UK, who donate their time and money to put on events supporting the Appeal. 

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How we’re taking care of your children’s teeth…

Colgate and the British Dental Association have partnered again this year to raise awareness of good oral health in children. Our dental practice Smile Essential is proud to be supporting this year's campaign and we hope to make a difference to Leicester children visiting our dental clinic.

Children of Leicester have the highest decay rate across the UK and we hope that participating in the programme we can educate all of the children visiting our practice.

Children’s teeth should last them a lifetime and this is the programmes ultimate goal. Ensuring children’s smiles last a lifetime by teaching them to become Tooth Defenders. Working together with our Smile Essential dental team to help your child become a lifelong Tooth Defender!

We aim to support the programme through colourful displays in our patient lounge, friendly information sheets for children and parents, tooth brushing charts, balloons and some friendly guidance from our highly trained dental team.

7 Steps to ensure your child’s smile lasts a lifetime:

1) Brush teeth twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste, before bed and on one other occasion

2) Supervise your child during tooth brushing until they are at least 7 years old

3) Just spit after tooth brushing, rinsing washes the fluoride protection away

4) If your dentist recommends a fluoride mouthwash, use this at a different time from tooth brushing to increase protection throughout the day

5) Reduce the amount and frequency of sugary food and drinks

6) Ensure you visit your dental professional regularly

7) Wear a mouthguard when playing sports

Meet the Tooth Defenders Top Tip You can help educate your child about healthy snacks and taking care of their teeth by letting them play some of these fun educational games: Specially designed to help engage your children to keep their teeth for life.

Click here to find out more about how we care for your children’s teeth…

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National Smile Month 2017

National Smile Month Photo of Dental Team National Smile Month started back in 1977, aimed to address an increasingly critical problem of how to get people to look after their teeth in a time when only one in three people had their natural teeth! It began as a week-long campaign called Smile 77 project which focussed on the concept of preventative dentistry. Over the years more and more health and dental organisations have supported the campaign and it transformed into a month-long campaign, now reaching thousands of people in the UK and overseas. National Smile Month runs this year from May 15th until June 15th and is one of the UK’s largest oral health campaigns. Together, with other dentists, thousands of individuals, organisations and hopefully our patients too. We will be able to promote 3 key messages, all of which go a long way in helping us develop and maintain a healthy mouth:

Brush your teeth for two minutes twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste Cut down on how often you have sugary foods and drinks Visit your dentist regularly, as often as they recommend

It is particularly important for the people of Leicester to promote this message for the children in the county. According to an NHS report, over 50% of children in Leicester have dental decay compared to the national average of 27%. A shocking statistic, I’m sure you’ll agree. This year we will be holding a week children's week to help educate engage children and parents to better oral health. We will have an interactive zone where children can see just how much sugar is hidden in some of their favourite drinks. Dr Niket Patel commented “we're delighted to get involved in National Smile Month and try to promote good oral hygiene habits to children and parents. Good oral health should be important to everyone and we are always looking for ways to help improve the dental health of our patients." Dental Leicester

Our best offer all year – Hello Spring!

botox, fillers offers We are really excited to tell you about this year's facial aesthetic 'Hello Spring!' offer'! We have some great savings on all of your favourite treatments and a big saving on our new treatment. Now usually we would host an event at our dental clinic but this year we've been super busy as Lina, now has a new clinic over in Great Glen too! Dr Lina Kotecha has been offering services such as Botox, dermal fillers, cheek re-sculpturing and Silhouette Soft thread lifts for several years. Last year we celebrated her achievement in undertaking a Master-Class in facial aesthetics. Lina shows no signs of slowing down in her passion for facial aesthetics and is continuing to advance her talent, techniques and materials to offer her clients superior results.

If you follow us on Facebook (we hope you do!), then you will have seen that Lina has just returned from yet another advanced course. Lina was learning all about a different facial thread product called Elionce. We love the fact it can be used to lift and rejuvenate your facial structure. The results have been fantastic! Lina is the only provider of thread lifts in Leicester.

Here's what on offer: 25% SAVING on Botox treatment 25% SAVING on lip fillers 25% SAVING on cheek fillers 15% SAVING on 8 Point Face Lift MASSIVE £250 discount on Elionce thread lifts! Usually £995 but for the first 6 people £745!!!

To take advantage of this offer simply give our friendly team a call to arrange your complimentary consultation and quote 'Hello Spring'. If you're one of our regular patients and just had treatment then don't worry you haven't missed out! As a thank you for choosing us you can still take advantage of this offer on your next treatment. All you have do is give us a call and pay a £30 deposit and book in when your usual treatment is due. Don't miss out on this offer by giving us a call on 0116 2891317

Celebrating our teams hard work…

dental practice Leicester We are celebrating the news that we have retained our Investors in People (IIP) status and achieved an additional recognition by securing a Silver Award, placing our practice in a small minority of organisations in the country to achieve this feat. Investors in People is a nationally recognised standard awarded to organisations that show excellent people management leading to improved business performance. The Silver status was awarded to us after a day of intense assessment involving a random sample of staff within the practice and covering things such as communications, learning and development, and continuous improvement. To enable us to achieve this level of accreditation we were assessed against the Investors in People profile framework of good practice. This framework provides further challenges for Smile Essential by looking beyond the standard Investors In People framework. This gives us an indication of how good we are in certain areas and what areas we need to focus on to improve our People Management. Niket Patel said, “I’d like to thank everyone within Smile Essential for helping us achieve this positive accolade. It’s an excellent acknowledgement of our developing ‘people first’ culture and our ongoing commitment to learning and continuous improvement.

Take a look at our dental care plan in Leicester…

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Smile Essential Dental Care Plan

Almost a thousand of our patients have now joined our practice membership plan - Smile Plan. It offers a simple way to budget for your dental care. Members benefits include:
  • 6 monthly dental health checks. This includes a mouth cancer screening, all necessary x rays and photographs.
  • 6 monthly hygiene appointments. These appointments with the dentist/hygienist include a thorough assessment of your gum health, fresh breath treatment, techniques to prevent gum disease, periodontal advice, and most of all, the thorough removal of built-up plaque that causes decay and a polish that refreshes your smile.
  • 15% discount on most dental work you may require – including most cosmetic treatments.
  • 12-month guarantee on all restorative work (provided due care has been taken).
  • Priority appointments for your convenience.
  • Same day assessment of dental emergencies and dental pain, when the practice is open.
  • Dispensing of most antibiotics.
If you're away from home it's handy to point out the following benefits of the membership:
  • Emergency call out*
  • Dental insurance for treatment needed anywhere in the world as a result of accidental damage to your teeth*
  • Worldwide emergency call-out*
*Please see your individual practice plan term and conditions to see what exactly is covered. At Smile Essential dental practice we are completely committed to providing our patients with the best quality dental care. We want to spend more time with our patients and provide prompt treatment using the latest techniques and best quality dentistry, we find our membership plan enables our patients to fully take care of their dental health. If you require any further information about Smile Plan please contact our practice team on 0116 2891317 and we will be happy to answer any of your questions. Dental reviews Leicester

Getting to know our dentist Meera…

Meet our Leicester dentist Meera Meera joined the team in September and is already gaining popularity amongst our Leicester patients. Meera enjoys all aspects of dentistry including treating children and anxious patients and continues to expand her knowledge and skill set by attending regular courses and keeping up to date with her knowledge. Your role at the dental practice? Dentist Your favourite part? Creating smiles Your least favourite part? Paperwork! What do you like about being part of the Smile Essential team? That I am surrounded by great people. What do you like about working in dentistry? Meeting lovely people every day When you were little what did you dream of doing when you grew up? I wanted to be a Vet Favourite film? Fast and Furious Favourite TV programme? Desperate Housewives. How important do you think a good smile is? It's extremely important as it gives you confidence. It's important to come for regular dental health checks. Dental reviews Leicester

Getting to know our Natasha…

Leicester dental team member Meet Natasha our decontamination assistant at Smile Essential Dental Practice in Leicester. Natasha joined the Smile Essential dental team in May 2016. She is a lovely, warm and helpful team member who has made herself part of the Smile Essential family. We love that she so keen and enthusiastic about her role at the dental clinic. Tell us a bit about yourself? I'm quite new to the dental team. I am a graduate in Forensic Science. In my spare time, I enjoy spending quality time with my friends and family, going out for meals and watching movies. Your role at the dental practice? Decontamination Assistant. Your favourite part? That I have a variety of roles to carry out. Your least favourite part? Standing! Sometimes I'm standing for long hours. What do you like about being part of the Smile Essential team? That they were so friendly and welcoming when I joined. They are all nice people. When you were little what did you dream of doing when you grew up? I wanted to be a primary school teacher. Favourite film? I can't decide one! Mean Girls and The Notebook. Favourite TV programme? Eastenders How important do you think a good smile is? Very important. A good smile can improve your confidence and make you feel good about yourself. Why is good dental health important? It's important to have a healthy mouth to prevent problems such as gum disease. How important are regular dental visits? It's very important to identify problems early so they can be either prevented or treated. Dental reviews Leicester