Monthly Archives: March 2014

Chocolate is Good For Your Teeth! Did You Know These 4 Fascinating Facts?

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1. Enamel is the hardest surface in the body… and also one of the most easily broken.

It might sound surprising, but it probably shouldn’t be. Take a tap on your teeth… they’re pretty tough. Even your bones aren’t that hard! But since our teeth are exposed to all kinds of other hard surfaces, bacteria, and food reactions, it’s a lot easier to chip a tooth or invite tooth decay than it is to break a bone.

2. Chocolate is good for your teeth… but also bad.

Sometimes you just can’t catch a break. On the one hand, chocolate is made from a cocoa bean that possesses pro-tooth antibacterial properties. On the other, chocolate is also sticky and contains a lot of sugar, which clings to teeth and wears away at enamel. What’s a chocolate lover to do? (Well, other than brush, floss, and rinse… that helps!)

3. Braces cause cavities.

“Wait,” you’re thinking. “I thought my dentist wanted me to wear braces?” Well, your dentist may very well have referred you to an orthodontist, but while braces are important for many reasons, they actually encourage plaque growth. That’s because food particles build up around the metal, which blocks the tongue from tending to its natural tooth-cleaning duties.

4. Bleeding means more brushing.

If your gums bleed when you brush your teeth, you might think that more brushing seems counterintuitive. But unless you bled from pressing too hard with your brush (something you should never do), bleeding gums are typically a sign of infection. To battle it, you need to see a dentist and step up your oral hygiene right away… and that begins with better brushing, twice a day.

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Smile Essential Dentist in Leicester Wins Prestigious Customer Service Award



Monday 17th March 2014

Smile Essential Dentist was awarded a top industry customer service award this week, based on feedback from customers over a twelve month period. Only clinics that have an excellent record of service and superior satisfaction record meet the high standards set by Customers rated clinics based on how well the clinic treated them, how quickly they were contacted and seen, and how happy they were with the treatment.

Dr Niket Patel today said; ‘We are delighted to be recognised for our commitment to customer service.  We don’t want to be the scary dentist, we want to make you feel at ease from the moment you pick up the phone; that’s why this award means so much to us as. CEO Caelen King congratulated Smile Essential Dentist and said “These awards are based on real customer feedback, over many months. Last year, 15.2 million people from 237 countries and territories visited to help find the right clinic. We believe that empowering the patient with accurate information is the future of a successful healthcare market. With these awards we honour clinics that are fanatical about customer care and consistently put the patient first.”

About Smile Essential

Smile Essential Dentist in Leicester are setting a precedent for the future of Dentistry. They have won several awards over the past 5 years. Most notably achieving British Dental Association Gold Member status, which ensures patients can expect the highest level of customer and clinical care.

Smile Essential Dentist is at the heart of Leicester offering affordable private dentistry and delivering it with kindness and compassion. Based conveniently 2 minutes drive from Fosse Park, on the Narborough Road, Leicester.

About helps patients find and compare private clinic and lists over 100,000 clinics from around the world. Over 1.2 million people use every month to help choose a clinic across a variety of elective healthcare services, including dental, medical, and cosmetic treatment.

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Hello Spring!

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Due to the growing amount of interest in affordable, anti-aging treatments offered by Dr Lina Kotecha at Smile Essential. We are hosting our second Hello Spring! event.

This is a free, ladies only event. Bring a friend, relax and chat while sipping on a springtime cocktail, enjoy delicious canapes, discover more about botox and dermal fillers and experience some of the latest anti-aging beauty treatments.

On the night Lina will be offering free facial consultations, special discounts on any treatments booked, a chance to look and chat to the women that have had treatment carried out previously, prize draws, a loaded beauty gift bag for all attendees.

Get ready to say goodbye winter and HELLO SPRING!

We anticipate this will be a popular evening, last year we were fully booked within the first week. Places are limited as we want to keep this an intimate and private event. You can email Gemma to reserve your place and any friend that you wish to bring along.

The first 10 people to register will automatically receive a deluxe gift bag on the night containing great samples of facial products such as L’Occitane and Dior.

VENUE- 434a Narborough Road, Leicester. LE3 2FS
DATE- Wednesday 26th March 2014
TIME- 7.00pm – 9.00pm
TEL- 0116 2891317