Monthly Archives: November 2017

I’ve become confident in myself…

I am an extremely anxious patient and dreaded going to the dentist. Thanks to Smile Essential they have helped to restore my faith in the dentist. Not only has my first two visits made me a bit more relaxed, they have also helped me to become more confident in myself. Thank you both so much!

Ms J.C, Leicester.

Take a look at our letters from other nervous patients…

Dental Leicester

Considering straightening your teeth…

Most adults dislike the idea of fixed metal braces and don’t consider them an option due to their appearance, the longer treatment time and the cost involved. to get their teeth straight.

However, with modern advances in orthodontics, there are now many options to straighten your teeth. Cosmetic brace systems such as Clear Smile Brace or Six Month Smiles are a rapid and cosmetic orthodontic system that focuses mainly on correcting the front 10 teeth.

This type of brace treatment is called Anterior (Anterior means nearer the front) Alignment Orthodontics. It concentrates on moving the teeth visible in your smile to a more desirable position. Which means that you get to straighten the teeth that matter to you most, in a fraction of the time it takes traditional orthodontics and because it doesn’t take as long it doesn’t cost as much as much as traditional braces. Treatment generally takes between 4- 9 months with an average treatment time of around 6 months.

There are also many long-term health benefits to straighter teeth. Teeth being in better alignment are much easier to take care of. If your teeth cross over it is more likely that you will have difficult to reach places which accumulate plaque and in turn, means you are more susceptible to decay or gum disease.

There are many options to finance your orthodontic treatment. We have a range of flexible options specially tailored to suit you and your needs. One of our most popular finance options is our 12 months 0% interest offer; it allows you to spread the cost of your new smile so you don’t have to make any lifestyle changes.

Brace treatment is not suitable for everyone and you may require specialist treatment with an orthodontist. That’s why we offer FREE consultations to come in for a chat and an initial assessment. We currently offer complimentary teeth whitening to finish your new straighter smile perfectly.

Arrange a free consultation here…

Dental Leicester

Best dentists you will ever find!

I cannot praise this dental practice enough! I have had many bad experiences of bad dentists over the years so to find such competent caring patient and skilled dentists is a rare find! A special thank you to Shrik who is always so patient with me!

Best dentists you will ever find! Keep up the good work!

Ms J.H, Leicester.

Discover more about our caring approach…

Dental Leicester

Mouth Cancer Action Month

This November is Mouth Cancer Action Month and its goal is to raise awareness of the increasing number of people being diagnosed with mouth cancer each year. In the past year, 6,767 people have been diagnosed with mouth cancer, more than a third compared to a decade ago.

What can cause mouth cancer?

Cases of mouth cancer are most likely to be linked to tobacco and alcohol. Alcohol increases the risk of mouth cancer, and if tobacco and alcohol are consumed together the risk is even higher.

Recent reports have also linked mouth cancer to the human papillomavirus (HPV). HPV is the major cause of cervical cancer and affects the skin that lines the moist areas of the body. HPV can be spread through oral sex, and research now suggests that it could soon rival smoking and drinking as one of the main causes of mouth cancer.

What are the signs of mouth cancer?

Mouth cancer can appear as a painless mouth ulcer that doesn’t heal normally, usually ulcers heal within 2 weeks. A white or red patch in the mouth can also develop into cancer, as can any unusual lumps or swellings. It is important to visit your dentist if these areas do not heal within a few weeks.

Early detection is key

A dental examine the dentist checks inside of your mouth and your tongue with the help of a small mirror. Remember, your dentist is able to see parts of your mouth that you cannot see easily yourself. If mouth cancer is recognised early, then the chances of a cure are good. Many people with mouth cancer go to their dentist or doctor too late.

If your dentist finds something unusual they will refer you to a consultant at the local hospital, who will carry out a thorough examination of your mouth and throat. A small sample of the cells may be gathered from the area (a biopsy), and these cells will be examined under the microscope to see what is wrong.

If mouth cancer is spotted early, the chances of a complete cure are good, and the smaller the area or ulcer the better the chance of a cure.

Keeping your mouth healthy

It is important to visit your dentist regularly, as often as they recommend, even if you wear dentures. This is especially important if you smoke and drink alcohol.

Keep an eye out for what’s happening in your mouth, see a dentist quickly if you have any ulcers that don’t heal and visit a dentist regularly.

Eat a diet of plenty of fruit and vegetables to help the body to protect itself and cut down on your smoking and drinking.

Dental Leicester