Tips to treat bad breath

Bad breath isn’t just anti-social, it’s our mouth’s way of telling us that we aren’t taking care of our teeth and gums. Realising that you have bad breath is a good reason to start taking oral hygiene seriously- and no- mints and chewing gum won’t hack it.

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So if you are worried about bad breath we have prepared some quick and simple ways for you to tackle bad breath.

Good oral hygiene
Ensure you are brushing for at least three minutes twice a day. We recommend an electric toothbrush such as Phillips Sonicare to remove all the build up of bacteria. Flossing twice a day is essential as this can remove pieces of trapped food leading to odours

Regular dental checks and cleans
Fight bad breath by keeping up to date with your regular dental appointments and cleans as this is one of the surest ways to prevent bad breath. A deep clean will remove any remnants of food and bacteria from places which are difficult to reach with even the best flossing techniques.

Drink and chew
Drinking water regularly can keep your mouth moist. Equally, chewing (sugarless) gum will stimulate the production of saliva which will help wash away any nasty bacteria and food remains.

Avoid smelly foods and cigarettes
Be aware of what you put in your mouth. Sometimes keeping a food diary can help you identify the cause of your bad breath. Whether it’s a particular type of pungent food or cigarettes that are causing the problem, the first step towards a cure is identifying the cause.

See your dentist
If your bad breath problem is persisting, you are up to date with your dental visits and you have been maintaining a rigorous dental routine, we recommend that you come and see your dentist. Your dentist will be able to advise you on alternative treatments and diagnose any further conditions.

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Holborn Dentist – Directions and contact

Telephone: 0207 836 6866
Email: Holborn

16 Proctor Street

Opening hours:
Monday 8.30am – 6.30pm
Tuesday 8.30am – 7.00pm
Wednesday – 8.30am – 5.00pm
Thursday – 8.30am – 6.30pm
Friday 8.30am – 5.00pm

Saturday Closed




From Holborn Underground
1 minute from Holborn Underground.
Disembark at Holborn from the Central or Piccadilly lines. Make for up escalators.
At street level turn right and exist through the payment barriers signed HIGH HOLBORN / BRITISH MUSEUM.

Turn right and progress along HIGH HOLBORN and make for the traffic lights and pedestrian crossing outside EAT. and PRET A MANGER.
Cross the road to Proctor St and toward GYM BOX. Keep GYMBOX on your right hand side and pass underneath the building that spans the road.
Smilepod Holborn is 30 Meters on the right hand side next to the bus stop.

By Bus – Proctor St
Busses no 8, 25, 242, 521 & N8 all stop right outside Smilepod Holborn in Proctor St

Dermal Fillers at Smilepod London

Dr Karen Orempuller discusses how to maintain a youthful appearance with dermal fillers Karen works at Smilepod London on our Canary Wharf studios

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After the age of 30, our bodies lose approximately 1% of hyaluronic acid (a substance found naturally in the body). This can result in the face losing volume and appearing aged. Signs include deeper nasolabial folds, marionette lines, a deeper mentalis fold and thinning or turned down lips.

Dermal fillers give volume to the creases and folds in the facial areas which appear during the aging process. Hyaluronic acid fillers are injected underneath these folds to replace the volume lost and create a more youthful appearance. Dermal fillers can be used to define high lip lines or for lip augmentation. The effects of dermal fillers typically last 6-12 months at which point the procedure need to be repeated.

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Dentists are trained to take into account the aesthetic ratios of lips to teeth, smile dynamics (partial or full smiles), phonetics and the relationship between the teeth and the soft tissue surrounding the mouth. They can offer dermal fillers to complement cosmetic dentistry treatments.

When physicians and nurses offer dermal fillers, they typically use topical anaesthetics and ice on the skin. Dentists regularly administer local anaesthetics in their day to day work which have a much stronger numbing effect. Dentists use local anaesthetics during the dermal filler treatment to ensure that the procedure is as pain free as possible; another reason why dentists are so popular for this type of treatment.