National Smile Month Competition!

We are celebrating National Smile Month, a month-long campaign between 13 May and 13 June 2019.

National Smile Month is the largest and longest-running campaign to promote good oral health and share positive messages and engage others to develop and maintain a healthy mouth and smile they can be proud of.

During this month dental and other health professionals and organisations, try to highlight three key messages, all of which go a long way in helping us develop and maintain a healthy mouth.

  • Brush your teeth last thing at night and on at least one other occasion with a fluoride toothpaste.
  • Cut down on how much sugary food and drink you have, and how often you have them.
  • Visit your dentist regularly, as often as they recommend.

Ultimately, the aim is to help us achieve good physical and mental wellbeing by improving our oral health.

To coincide with National Smile Month we are running a competition for our patients to share a photo on Facebook using the smiley station we have set up in our reception area.
To take part snap and share a selfie at our ‘smiley station’ and share on Facebook tagging us @smileessential and we will share on our Facebook Page.
Our team are on hand to help you take a photo and show you how to tag us. Please follow our page for updates and if you don’t see your photo on our timeline drop us a message so you don’t miss out on your chance of winning the fabulous Fortnum and Mason hamper!
All entries will be placed into a hat and the winner picked at random on the 13th June and announced on Facebook. Please follow our page for updates and if you don’t see your photo on our timeline drop us a message so you don’t miss your chance of winning the fabulous Fortnum and Mason hamper.

Terms and Conditions

This competition is open to Smile Essential Patients only, the last day people can take part and upload their smiley selfie is Wednesday, June 12th , we cannot accept entries after this date, it is the patients responsibility to ensure that they tag us correctly, we will share all patients ‘smiley selfies’ unless inappropriate on our Facebook page (, therefore patients can check we have seen it by looking on our Facebook page and looking for their photo, in the event we have not shared it and the patient still wishes to take part they may message the photo to our page and we can share that way. The photo remains the property of the person sharing it and they have the responsibility to ensure any permissions required to take an image of any person/persons in the selfie photo have been sought by the person sharing and tagging us to take part in the competition. The competition closes on Wednesday 12th June and the winner will be announced on Thursday 13th June 2019. There is only one prize which is the hamper, the prize cannot be exchanged and there is no cash alternative. The prize must be collected from the practice within 6 weeks of winning.

Go to our Facebook page…

Are you well connected?

We love connecting with our patients on facebook. People can message us if they need emergency help (holidays abroad seem to be the big dental problem) , take part in some exclusive facebook competitions or just nose at our daft photos! So if you haven’t liked our dental page already then why not go ahead like us, rate us and if you’re happy recommend us to your friends.

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Kidz Week at the Dentist…



dentist leicesterLets be honest most adults wish that they had looked after their teeth better as a child. And they probably despair when they’re own kids fail to adhere to their tales of wisdom. If you’re a child in Leicester nowadays then the chances are you will have tooth decay. Children in Leicester are the most likely in the whole of the England to have tooth decay.

We are here to help! On Monday 18th August until Thursday 21st August, the dentist will be a great place for kids this summer. From Frozen on the TVs in surgery, fun games, a party bag for all kids that week, competitions to win loom bands! And many more surprises, your kids will be brushing their teeth and ditching the sugar before you know it!

Prevention, Prevention, Prevention. Prevention really is the key to dental decay. Brushing twice a day and limiting sugary foods is a major part in preventing tooth decay. But did you know that your dentist can apply a fluoride varnish to teeth to help better protect them?

You are not alone Getting children to brush their teeth properly can be a battle! We hear all sorts of stories about the length at which some children go to to avoid this including our own! Sometimes a word from the dentist can set them on the straight and narrow, but even then it can take a few check up appointments. Consistency is key.

Not a patient of the practice. We believe coming to the dentist as a family is the best option. There are no charges for children at the dentist and we will see all children whose parents are patients at the practice. Most of our patients are on our membership plan as it’s a really easy way to budget for your dental treatment.

Call our friendly team to schedule your appointment today 0116 2891317


Childrens Olympic Flag Design Competition

If you have visited Smile Essential recently you may have noticed the Childrens Olympic Flags hanging in the Patient Lounge. We have been running a competition for some of our younger Patients at Smile Essential to design an Olympic themed flag. We have been taking votes on which ones are your favourites and there will be Olympic Prizes for Gold(1st), Silver(2nd) and Bronze (3rd). We will count up the votes and announce our winner next week. We Just thought we would share a few with you.

Good luck to all of the entries and we will share the 3 winning designs with you when the votes have been counted.

Mother’s Day – 18th March 2012

Hello all!

I hope you are all well and that you have everything you need for Mother’s Day.

It’s only a few days away and we just wanted to give you a reminder and maybe give you a couple of ideas.

Why not book mum in for a FREE healthy mouth check where mum can have a full check up on the health of her teeth and gums, by one of our experienced dentists.

The best thing about the consultation is that it’s completely FREE and you could win yourself a £15 M&S voucher.

Hurry as this is a limited offer to the first 20 patients that contact us and book!

All you need to do is to call the practice on 0116 2891317 and quote Code 0001 and get your mum booked in.Terms and Conditions apply.

For further information please email

Kind Regards,

The Smile Essential Team

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