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.
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 Defendershttps://youtu.be/Da1dCm7rsvk 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: childrenstoothfriendlygames.co.uk. Specially designed to help engage your children to keep their teeth for life.
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 recommendIt 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."
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
Smile Essential Dental Care PlanAlmost 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.
- 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*
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You have completely restored my faith in dentists; my new smile is so much better and I have really appreciated your sympathetic approach. Thank you!!
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Thank you for the good work on my new 'cap' this year. I am very pleased with the fit and colour of my new tooth. It looks much better now.
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Thank you so much for helping me to get my smile back! It was well worth the long stints in the chair even if I was the biggest coward! –thanks for your patience.
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Thank you so, so much for the dental treatment to make my front teeth look nicer. I feel much more confident in smiling with my new veneers. Thank you so much.
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