Monthly Archives: February 2018

Because mums create so many happy smiles…

This Mothers Day we are giving mums a special saving to create their own beautiful smile with Cosmetic Braces.

Our Cosmetic Brace treatment works faster than conventional braces as it only straightens the teeth visible when you smile. 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.

Cosmetic braces were £2,700 now £2430 save £270. Teeth Whitening £325 is free with Cosmetic Brace Treatment.


Take advantage of this offer by giving us a call 0116 2891317. Free consultation must be booked by the end of March to take advantage of the offer T&C’s apply

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Why Dental Checkups Are Essential…

Ever wondered why the dental receptionist is so insistent on booking in your next dental appointment before you leave? It’s because they are vital to keeping your mouth healthy.

Regular dentist checkups or as we call them here at Smile Essential Dental Practice in Leicester – Dental Health Checks, are essential for spotting problems early.

If you leave without arranging your next dental appointment then you will often go over the advised interval your dentist has recommended an appointment. Sometimes 6 months turns into a year and before you know it your mouth will start to feel unhealthy.

At your check-up appointment, the dentist is looking at a lot more than just teeth! They will be carrying out a full oral health exam.

There are 10 points we review at your Dental Health Check:

1) Your awareness of the health of your mouth
2) The health of your teeth
3) The health, stability and appearance of any restorations (eg fillings, crowns)
4) The health of your gums
5) The health of the bones supporting your teeth
6) Plaque control and home care regime
7) The comfort and health of your bite (how teeth meet together)
8) Signs of tooth wear/grinding or clenching
9) The health of your jaw joint
10) Mouth cancer check

Often the dentist will also be keeping a close eye on any areas they are particularly concerned about and will want to regularly review it. This is one of the reasons it’s advisable to attend the same dental practice and not chop and change.

Attending regularly for you Dental Health Check is one of the best things you can do to prevent dental problems and avoid unnecessary dental treatment.

Once our checks are complete we also discuss our findings with our patients and help you to develop a personalised oral healthcare regime individually tailored to your needs.

Our goal is to help you keep your teeth and gums in the best possible condition.

Need to arrange your dental appointment at our Leicester based clinic? Give us a call on 0116 2891317

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7 tips for kissable breath this Valentine’s day…

1. This one’s pretty obvious but it’s the most important thing you can do – brush your teeth! This is also a great time to either buy a new toothbrush or invest a decent electric one. Whilst giving your teeth a good brush don’t forget that tongue! Sometimes there are really smelly bacteria on there that can cause bad breath. One study found that by brushing the tongue, volunteers reduced their perception of bad breath by 70%!

2. Okay, this is sort of a gross suggestion but have you ever smelled your floss after flossing? If yes then you know what we mean! If no – try it! Bits of food can lay hidden between the teeth just rotting away if you haven’t been flossing.

3. A good old swish around with a mouthwash just before you leave to go on a date is a good idea. An antibacterial mouthwash will help to kill off any nasty bacteria and giving you a fresh minty zing.

4. Drink plenty of water to prevent your mouth from getting dry. A dry mouth can be a cause for bad breath and also unpleasant to kiss!

5. Steer clear of the onion and garlic. Some foods though can actually help your breath to stay fresh such as apples, mint, celery and parsley.

6. Chew gum. Chewing gum will help with bad breath because the chewing action results in more saliva being produced which in turn cleanses the mouth. Xylitol chewing gum such a Peppersmiths also help to strengthen teeth and come in lemon and mint varieties.

7. Quit smoking? smoking never smells good whether it’s on your clothes, hair or breath. Tobacco tends to dry out your mouth and can leave an unpleasant smell that lingers even after brushing your teeth.

Still, have bad breath? Then it’s worth scheduling an appointment with your dentist. Your teeth may require a simple hygiene appointment or sometimes causes could be medical related. Either way, your dentist can help.

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What an amazing dental practice…

Found this amazing practice upon good recommendation from other people.

Staff are super friendly and helpful. The appointment system is so efficient. Always notified me straight away when a sooner appointment became available.

Didn’t get ripped off for my cosmetic dental treatment like other practices were offering. Would definitely come here again for all my dental needs as the dentist I saw provided me amazing care, treatment and advice

Mr F.I, Leicester.

Find out more about our caring approach…

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3 quick switches to improve your dental routine…

Whether you’re a top flosser or are simply looking to maximise effectiveness when it comes to cleaning those gnashers, you’ll love our three quick switches to dramatically improve your cleaning routine.

Quick Switch One

Swap your manual toothbrush for an electric toothbrush. We love, use and recommend the Philips Sonicare.

When using a manual toothbrush it’s tempting to scrub the teeth in order to give them a really good clean or when you’re in a rush. This can lead to gum abrasion. People also tend to clean the same areas of the mouth with a manual toothbrush and as a result, tend to miss the same areas of the mouth over and over again.

Using an electric toothbrush is absolutely the most effective way of removing plaque and debris. The Philips Sonicare electric toothbrush was the first toothbrush on the market to harness the power of sonic technology and is still leading the way. It provides a deep clean for your teeth and even helps to make them whiter.

Quick Switch Two

If flossing is too fiddly or time-consuming for you then you might want to switch to interdental cleaning brushes such as Tepes.

These little brushes are extremely effective at removing soft plaque deposits and food debris from between the teeth. Most of our patients that try them love how quick and easy to use they are.

It’s important to use the right size. Tepe brushes should fit snuggly between the teeth but not so much that they get stuck or are difficult to pull out. Either your dentist or hygienist will happily advise on the right size for you and give you one to try at home for a few days.

Quick Switch Three

Don’t use a mouthwash after you have cleaned your teeth. Whilst it can seem like the perfect end to cleaning routine and a splish splosh around the mouth may be invigorating we advise you against it. Why? One of the main benefits of toothpaste is fluoride. Fluoride helps to strengthen the teeth and limit your risk of tooth decay. When you finish brushing your teeth the advice is to spit and not rinse the toothpaste out. This way the toothpaste can stay on the teeth and do its job.

And yes even if there’s fluoride in your mouthwash it will be a weaker strength than your toothpaste.

The best time to use a mouthwash is in between brushes probably sometime in the middle of the day.

Need a checkup? Check out our 10-point dental health check…

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