Monthly Archives: December 2017

4 top tips for avoiding an emergency trip to the dentist this Christmas…

Christmas is fast approaching! Everyone is getting ready for the festivities. Mince pies, champagne, selection boxes and lots of sweet goodies will no doubt make their way into our festive diets. It’s a thoroughly enjoyable time of year, but please do spare a thought for your teeth.

Constant snacking, drinking and eating of sugary foods and drinks over Christmas can make the holiday period a miserable time for teeth. The indulgences and tempting treats on Christmas Day and Boxing Day in particular means that teeth are going to be in harm’s way for over the 48 hours over the festive period.

It’s important to be extra vigilant with your dental health over the festive period. Remember, teeth are under attack for up to one hour after eating or drinking, and if you think about how much is consumed, and how often, particularly over Christmas and Boxing Day, your teeth don’t really get the chance to recover.

Dental emergency’s spike over Christmas as we tend to indulge in treats we would normally avoid. Here are our top 4 tips for avoiding an emergency trip to the dentist:

1) We can all confess to attempting to open a bottle of beer with our teeth at some point in our lives. But, please remember your teeth aren’t tools!

2) Nuts! If you have any heavily restored teeth than try and avoid harder nuts such as Brazil, Hazlenut and Almonds. Instead, opt for softer ones such as cashews and walnuts.

3) Don’sip all day on sparkling wine. The sugar and acid combo mean your teeth are at a very high risk of decay and erosion. Limit the sparkle to meal times or have a little snack on cheese to reduce the impact.

4) Toffees! Over Christmas people tend to let their guard down and this is probably the most common Christmas culprit for breaking teeth or pulling out a filling over Christmas – just avoid!

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I just wish I had found them long ago…

I have had a very bad fear of dentists since a young age, but I’ve joined smile essential on Narborough Road Leicester. I just wish I had found them long ago.

The first day I rang them I was sobbing with fear, but the receptionist put me at ease. She booked me in on the same day… When I arrived “in bits” I was given tea to calm me down. Nik the dentist was absolutely brilliant he was gentle and didn’t rush at all. Just had my 3rd visit and went in smiling and came out smiling.

Going to the dentist isn’t the best thing in the world but I’m 100% happier now that I’ve joined Smile Essential. Thank you to you all!

Ms W.M, Leicester.

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Save with our Smile Plan this Christmas…

During this time of year, finances can seem ever more restricted. Christmas is fast approaching, the ever-increasing list of people to buy Christmas presents for and the impending January credit card bill will soon follow! That’s why we have a membership plan at Smile Essential because we are totally committed to providing our patients with the best quality dental care but at an affordable price for everyone. Our dental plan means that we can provide private but affordable dental care which allows us to spend more time with our patients and provide prompt treatment using the latest techniques and best quality dentistry.

It’s easy to let your 6 monthly dental health check slip into 7 months, then 8 and before you know it it’s been a whole year since your last dentist visit and your mouth is feeling icky! Our practice membership plan – Smile Plan offers a simple way to budget for your regular dental care for the same price as your monthly TV license direct debit.

Joining our Smile Plan membership provides you with a comprehensive programme of maintenance, your regular dental health checks are covered, as are x-rays, 2 hygiene appointments and a handy discount if treatment is required.

As a member of our dental plan, you’ll save a huge 15% discount on a wide variety of treatments including dental crowns, dental onlays, dental veneers, tooth coloured fillings, extra hygiene appointments and more.

However, the biggest benefit of joining is that patients who attend regularly tend not to as much dental treatment! Early detection and prevention is key! Being proactive with prevention is important to your dental health ensuring you’ll keep your teeth for life!

There are also a few added extras to the dental plan:

• 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.
• 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.

And it’s all at the great price of just £12.40 a month
This membership is open to new and existing patients that may want to budget for their dental care and take advantage of all of the benefits of smile plan. Also, you can join if you require some dental treatment that way you can take advantage of the 15% discount straight away!

Signing up is easy we just need your bank details to set up a direct debit and a signature.

Don’t delay join today! Find out more here…

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5 star service at this Leicester dental practice…

5-star service from everyone who works at Smile Essential from the moment you walk into when you leave.The staff are super friendly and always look after you. Can’t thank them enough for always looking after me and remaining professional at all times cheers.

Mr W.T, Leicester.

Take a look at our Leicester practice…

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White teeth for Christmas…

Tooth whitening remains one of our favourite cosmetic treatment at Smile Essential and one which we perform regularly especially at Christmas time!

Discoloured or yellow looking teeth can make you very self-conscious about smiling for those Christmas party photos.

However, improving their appearance can be achieved simply with our Enlighten tooth whitening system.

Home whitening kits from the dentist all generally involve applying a peroxide-based gel to the teeth in custom designed whitening trays. The gel seeps into the tooth enamel and lifts any staining returning the enamel to a more healthy colour of white.

We use an Enlighten tooth whitening system which has been our preferred system at Smile Essential dental practice for several years. We are passionate about providing the best results for our patients and feel Enlighten offers superior results compared to any other tooth whitening treatments. It combines at home and in surgery tooth whitening to create outstanding whitening results. We actually guarantee you will achieve the lightest natural tooth shade B1!

Home tooth whitening kits are a bigger investment than over the counter products but it is the safest and most effective way to get you the white smile you deserve for Christmas. Also, once you have paid the initial outlay for teeth whitening then you simply whiten your teeth one or two nights every other month to lift any new discolouration and your results will last for years and years and only cost you about fifty pounds a year!

Don’t leave it too late! Teeth whitening at our Leicester clinic can take 2-3 appointments. Having your teeth whitened by a dentist is by far the safest way to whiten your teeth and avoid any tooth related problems on the big day, so whatever the weather when your big day arrives you will have a happy, healthy, whiter, brighter smile.

Get in touch with us to arrange your FREE consultation…

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