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Just a few words about Leicester’s Smile Essential Dental Practice…

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Just a few words about Smile Essential dental practice in Leicester…

When I first arrived at the dental practice I was nervous to say the least! But the dental team were so warm and friendly putting me at ease straight away.

This dental practice is like one happy family.

I have been coming to this practice for over 5 years and it’s definitely one of the very very best dental practices there is.

My dentist Dr Lina Kotecha is at the top of her game. The best dentist in Leicester. I would recommend this dentist to anyone especially if you are nervous of dentists.

May you go from strength to strength.

Regards, Ron

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The 7 secrets of a white smile

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1) Food

Love a curry? The food you consume can have a massive impact on the colour of your teeth. Foods like curry can be criminal when it comes to staining your gnashers! The number one criminal- turmeric. The super spice can really stain your teeth, though it’s apparently good for your health so we suggest moderation.

Back in the day when dentists used to whiten people’s teeth years ago they’d advise them to try and stick to a white food diet. Cauliflower anyone?

Other foods on the most wanted list include: balsamic vinegar, blackberries, rich tomato sauces and pot noodles (can contain turmeric).

Now we are not suggesting that you avoid these completely just keep it in moderation.

2) Drinks

Where to start in the liquid world…

Coffee, yep it has to be coffee. But basically anything that is dark and has a tendency to stick or coat the teeth- so don’t swap your coffee for a cup of builder’s tea.

Red wine is one we all know to be terrible and often you can see your teeth are darker after just one glass, but this surface staining should brush away.  Though however handy you are with your toothbrush, frequent consumption of the red stuff will result in darker teeth.

Strange but true- fizzy drinks, but not because of their staining qualities, rather their stripping properties. You see the acid in the drink erodes the enamel on your tooth surface which is much whiter than the yellow dentine underneath. AVOID!

3) Mouthwash

Unexplained staining? It may surprise you to know that your choice of mouthwash may be culprit! Chlorhexidine gluconate is often found in mouthwashes used to treat bleeding gums. Whilst chlorhexidine gluconate mouthwashes can play an important role to resolve gum problems such as gingivitis, though long term use is not recommended.

Staining caused by using chlorhexidine gluconate mouthwash can be removed by your dentist.

4) Toothbrush

The benefits of an electric toothbrush are well documented, but it can be your magic wand to a brighter smile. Staining will build on the teeth on a daily basis and an electric toothbrush can help you to win the battle of keeping your teeth pearly white.

We recommend the philips sonicare it’s technology really helps to penetrate the teeth and give you sparkling results.

5) Hygiene appointment

Plaque build up and staining is a common dental complaint. Plaque build up on the teeth tends to be more yellow in colour giving your smile a dingy look.

But plaque doesn’t just discolour your teeth in this way- plaque is porous especially when compared to tooth enamel. With such a porous surface the staining loves to stick. Curry anyone?

When plaque calcifies it becomes impossible for you to remove at home and a dental hygiene appointment is needed.

6) Professional tooth whitening

Professional tooth whitening can lighten your teeth by several shades and is one of the safest and most effective methods.

There are lots of options available from dentists to whiten teeth, we find the most effective way is by using an at home and laser whitening system.

DIY whitening kits and tooth whitening offered at a beauty salon, is not advisable. You pay for what you get when it comes to tooth whitening, buy the best you can afford.

7) Veneers

The celeb secret, if you want whiter than white teeth then it has to be veneers.

With expert tooth whitening we can guarantee the lightest shade on the tooth chart but it isn’t Cheryl Cole and whilst most people are happy with achieving the whitest natural colour you may want more of wow white.

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Cosmetic dentistry at our Leicester Dental Clinic

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The cosmetic dentistry boom is showing no signs of slowing down, with an ever increasing number of our Leicester dental patients wanting to enhance their smile in some way. And who can blame them, a great smile gives you more confidence and can open many doors.

But is there such a thing as a perfect smile, and how do you know if your smile is perfect or not?

Firstly we’d like to say that a smile doesn’t have to be perfect for you to be happy with it. Lot’s of people like the little quirks and characteristics of their own smile- Madonna, for example, is said to like the slight gap between her front teeth and have no intention of changing it.

If you feel however that you would like to enhance your smile, there are certain key considerations, which we at our Leicester dental practice take into account when planning out your treatment.

The first thing we considered has to be what are your expectations. Our patients are increasingly opting for a more natural look rather than then the completely perfect hollywood smile- one which features realistic looking teeth with a certain translucency to them, and which is not unnaturally white.

Obviously we will look closely at your teeth, checking to see how straight they are, looking for cracks, chips and gaps, checking the size and seeing if they need to be brighter and whiter.

There are so many options we now offer at our Leicester dental clinic- veneers, crowns, cosmetic recontouring, cosmetic braces and many more other dental treatments dependant upon your requirements.

We also look at your smile as a whole, as part of your face. We check that it is correctly aligned and in proportion to the rest of your face.

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We examine the way your teeth meet and the support they provide for your lips- this is vital, and can make a huge difference to the way you look.

Your smile plays a key role in the way you look and feel, which is why we take so much trouble to ensure that it looks great!

For more information on how we can help enhance your smile, please arrange a no-obligation consultation by calling us on 0116 2891317 

Clarity on dental treatment at our Leicester dental clinic…

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I am quite fearful when going to the dentist. From the moment I call Smile Essential dental practice I feel reassured and everyone is always polite and kind.

Whenever I’ve had dental treatment I understand everything that is happening. Every attempt is made to make sure there is no pain during dental treatment and that I’m as comfortable as possible.

Ms V.H, LFE, Leicester.


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