Monthly Archives: June 2014

We are Taking a Walk on the Wild Side. Can You Help?

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Patient care is something that is close to our heart at Smile Essential and this year we want to give back and help a charity that is close to our hearts, LOROS.
This September we are taking a Walk on the Wild Side at Bradgate Park and would love your support to help us raise money for LOROS .

Please donate what you can we have a target of £1000 and hope to exceed it!

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Sue is Excited to Start her Tooth Whitening

Have you been thinking of tooth whitening for a while, but are perhaps unsure of the options? At Smile Essential dentist we offer complimentary consultations. We will take a look at your current tooth colour, show you the tooth colour that you could achieve and the various options available to you.


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Truly Shocking! Did You Know that Leicester has the Highest Dental Decay Rate for Children in the Whole of the England?

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It’s National Smile Month 2014, which is one of the most important events in dentistry. But for the dentist’s of Leicester it’s particularly important.

Children in Leicester have the worst rate of decay in England. The national average for 5 year old’s is 28%, but in Leicester the rate of decay in 5 year old’s is a staggering 53.2%.

Here at Smile Essential dental practice, dentist’s are working with the Leicester City Council and are holding a toothbrush amnesty through to the end of National Smile Month (29th June). The scheme is open to everyone aged 6 and under in Leicester not just our patients. All you need to do is bring in your children’s old toothbrushes and swap them for new ones.

We will also be spreading the 3 core message’s of National Smile Month

  • 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

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Top Tips to Avoid the Dentist

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If you’re one of the people who tends not to enjoy a trip to dentist, then these 7 tips should help you to avoid any unnecessary dental appointments.

Tip 1– Never, I repeat Never go to bed without brushing your teeth. During the night your mouth doesn’t produce as much saliva, making it more susceptible to tooth decay.

Tip 2– Always use a fluoride toothpaste. Check the label on your toothpaste to make sure that it contains fluoride. Fluoride will help to strengthen and protect your teeth from dental decay.

Tip 3– Invest in a decent toothbrush. Manual toothbrushes are fine but if you want to keep your teeth tip top then an electric toothbrush is far superior. And remember to change it frequently, at least every 3 months.

Tip 4– Clean inbetween your teeth! Most dental decay starts inbetween your teeth because harmful plaque isn’t being removed from this area. The surfaces inbetween your teeth account for a 3rd of brushing surfaces and not cleaning them is the equivalent to not brushing 2 days a week! So floss or use interdental brushes to clean these areas of your teeth daily.

Tip 5– Sugar. We all love a bit of the sweet stuff, but if you have a sweet tooth beware! We wouldn’t expect you to give up the occasional treat but many people aren’t aware it’s the frequency of sugary drinks and foods that do the damage. So cut out any unnecessary sugar that you consume frequently such as juice and sugar in hot drinks. Xylitol is a great sugar alternative which can actually help to strengthen your teeth.

Tip 6– Visit the dentist. If you want to limit your time at the dentist then making sure that you go for regular dental health checks means that problems are often spotted early and preventative advice can be given. Doing this means you won’t need as much dental treatment.

Tip 7– Follow the standard oral hygiene advice given. Floss once a day, brush 2 times daily, use a mouthwash and visit your dentist for a dental health check to catch any problems early on.



Beautiful Straight Teeth in Just Six Months

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Are you one of the millions of adults in need of adult braces who are unhappy, self-conscious or even embarrassed of your smile?

Many adults spend their entire lives covering their mouths when they laugh, smile or talk and hiding their teeth in photographs. They feel stuck because they do not want to wear adult metal braces for years or they are concerned that other corrective teeth straightening procedures could be too invasive or too expensive.

What is Six Month Smiles?

Six Month Smiles is a pioneering new development from America and it has revolutionised the methods for teeth straightening using specialised clear braces to gently straighten and align teeth in an average time of just six months. Overall the Six Month Smiles treatment aims to reduce cost, save time and give great results. Now you can get the smile you deserve in an average time of just six months.

Is Six Month Smiles right for you?

If you’re an adult that would like to improve the appearance of crooked, misaligned or gappy teeth in the minimum amount of time, without the hassle and expense of traditional brace methods or invasive dental treatments; then Six Month Smilecould be for you. The best way to find out would be to contact us and schedule a free no-obligation consultation today.

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